Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Influenster - Mary Kay Glamour VoxBox

I've been meaning to share these products with you all for a while now! I received from wonderful Mary Kay cosmetics, courtesy of Influenster. I've been giving them quite some good use so I could develop a better opinion of them.
Products sent for consideration. All opinions are my own. 


Everything came in such a cute box! I like how the entire thing is black and light pink to match the packaging of the Mary Kay products. I received five products to try out:
  • Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening mascara in I <3 Black ($15)
  • Mary Kay Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush ($10)
  • Mary Kay Lash Primer ($15)
  • Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Violet Storm ($22)
  • Mary Kay True Dimensions Lip Stick in Pink Cherie ($18)




Mary Kay Lash Primer ($15)

The lash primer is something that I was pretty excited to try out since I haven't used primer on my lashes before. The tube is quite large, and is pretty much the same size as a full sized mascara tube. The brush inside is unique since it's both black and white, and has two different kinds of bristles mixed together to really grab your lashes. 

I applied the lash primer before the Lash Love mascara, and it seemed to make my eyelashes more plump and made the mascara adhere more easily. Since the primer is clear, it also doubles as a nice brow gel too! While it made my lashes a little more plump, I probably wouldn't use this product constantly though. 


Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening mascara in I <3 Black ($15)

I received this mascara at a good time since I was running out of my Urban Decay one and wanted to try something new! This is a full size tube, so it's quite long. The brush inside is slightly curved, which I like since it helps contour to the lashes better and helps reach into the corners more easily. The bristles are plasticy, and while they are tiny there are lots of them. 

I applied this mascara with and without the primer, and I love it either way, though I think I prefer it on its own. The brush is amazing at preventing clumps, and is somewhat comparable to the Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara. I only got very tiny clumps, which were barely noticeable, and they were pretty much my fault since I got them when applying mascara in a hurry. With this brush, I don't ever have to comb through my lashes to get clumps out! I love it. 

Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Violet Storm ($22)

I'm not a huge fan of purple, so I was skeptical of this eyeshadow at first. I also tend to use pressed eyeshadows on top of primer, so using a cream eyeshadow was also a little out of my norm. 

However, it turned out to be great! The purple is pretty light, or at least it looks much lighter once its on skin. I'm surprised, since I figured it would look pretty dark against my pale complexion. It's shimmery, so I think that helps it look lighter and more like silver. It's a nice color though, and it's very wearable. It's way more subtle on my eyelids than I thought it would be, and it works perfectly with the Lash Love mascara and the True Dimensions lipstick. 


In the photo above, I did a quick swipe on the right, and a few swipes on the left. It builds up easily and it doesn't feel thick and gloopy. It also lasted all day at work without a lot of fading or creasing - the wear was very minimal. 

Mary Kay Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush ($10)

I applied the Cream Eye Color with this brush. The brush is actually really soft, yet the bristles maintain their shape well and don't shed. The handle seems a little on the short side to me compared to some of my full size brushes, but it's still larger than most travel size brushes. 

I didn't use it for concealer, but I would imagine this brush would be perfect for it as well. It applied the Cream Eye Color effortlessly, and it was easy to control where the color went and get right up in the crease. 

Mary Kay True Dimensions Lip Stick in Pink Cherie ($18)

I've been addicted to lip products, so I was also excited for this lipstick. It looks brighter in the container, but it isn't as obvious when it's swatched or on your lips. The color is Pink Cherie, and it's a beautiful shade of pink that I find very versatile. It shows up well but isn't too bold. I think it's great for either day or nighttime use.

I swatched it on my hand quickly below. On the right, I did one quick swipe, and on the left, I went over it a few times. The lipstick is very soft and applied easily, but don't apply too much pressure! Since it's on the soft side, gently run it across your lips and it'll look great. If you apply it too heavily, too much gets on and then clumps in the corners of the mouth.


In general, I was very impressed with these products. I haven't bought any Mary Kay products in a long time, so it was nice to see what they're currently making. I think my favorite item is the Lash Love mascara - no clumps! I also really like the Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush since it's so versatile. 

Products sent for consideration. All opinions are my own. 

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