With the holidays, comes office parties, family portraits and parties with friends/family. Looking good all of a sudden becomes especially important, probably because all of these events come with camera bearing guests.
One of the best ways to look good in pictures is to make sure that your eyes pop. Having beautiful, thick, long lashes is one of the easiest ways to make your eyes stand out.
I personally have never been good at applying false eyelashes, so I have to rely on my natural lashes. That means trying to find great mascara that accents my eyes.
I was asked if I would try the following products by Mary Kay. While I am not a regular user of Mary Kay products, I have heard good things about them. So I decided it was worth giving these items a try.
- Mary Kay Lash Primer Suggested retail price is $15.00
- Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara Suggested retail price is $15.00
- Mary Kay Lash Love Suggested retail price is $15.00
- Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara Suggested retail price is $15.00
- Mary Kay Lash & Brow Building Serum Suggested retail price is $38.00
I began by using the Mary Kay Lash & Brow Building Serum on a daily basis. The instructions said it should be used nightly after cleansing the skin.
The applicator looked like a liquid eyeliner. It was applied the same way, right along the lash line. For the eye brows, I applied to the areas that had sparse hair growth. For me, that area is right on the inside corner of the brow.
Once the Mary Kay Lash & Brow Building Serum had been applied, I simply waited for it to dry. It says on the information packet that most people see a change within 30 days. However, I did not particularly see any difference during the time I used it. Therefore, it is not a product that I would continue to purchase for the price of $38.
I am sure that individual results vary, but I cannot personally share a success story of my own.
As for the other products I received, I had a good experience with them.
I did not use the Mary Kay Lash Primer in the way it was recommended. I tried it one or two times as an eyelash primer, but I didn’t see that much of a change. It just seemed like an extra step for me. A lot of times, I don’t have time for extra steps. Instead, I used it on my eyebrows to help keep them in place and looking well groomed. I thought it worked great for this purpose.
The three mascaras I was sent to try out did a really nice job of lengthening my lashes. I also felt that all three helped them to look fuller.
I don’t wear waterproof mascara that often because it is harder to remove. Although, if you are going to an event that may bring on the waterworks, this one seemed to do a nice job of not running when wet. Nobody likes to look like a raccoon in pictures they will have to look at for years to come.
My only complaint with the Mary Kay Ultimate mascara was that it could create clumps if you weren’t careful. Make sure to use only one coat, as that is all you will need with this one.
Overall, I would recommend any of the three mascaras I tried for creating a nice dramatic eye. Just perfect for attending holiday parties or a night on the town. However, if you are looking for a more natural, day look, these may not be the ones to grab.
If you are anything like me, I find it is always nice to have a couple of mascaras to fit different needs.
If you have tried any of the Mary Kay Cosmetics, I would love to hear which ones worked/didn’t work for you.
Disclosure: The information and products were provided by Mary Kay® through MyBlogSpark. All opinions on the products are 100% my own.”