New Mary Kay Chromafusion Makeup Line

You guys….I am sooooo excited about this new makeup line with Mary Kay Cosmetics. It JUST came out and I can’t wait to share it with everyone. It is called Chromafusion and it is a GAME CHANGER in the makeup industry. As a director with Mary Kay, I get new products early so I have now been using these products for a couple of weeks and I see a HUGE difference. The line consists of eye shadows, blushes, highlighters, and contours.

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 Here are some facts:

  • 12 hour wear
  • High-impact color payoff
  • Pigment-rich colors in matte and shimmer shades
  • Curated by top makeup artists
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy
  • Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
These products are powered by Mary Kay Chromafusion Matrix Technology. It is a hybrid technique  that specially wraps finely-milled, premium pigments to amplify color like never before. The enhanced pigments are then fused into a lightweight powder to create a smooth and flexible matrix.
There is also a new Pro Pallette that Mary Kay introduced which is fully customizable and magnetic to keep all your colors in place. You can arrange your makeup any way you would like and it holds all of the makeup from this line and former line plus foundations and bronzers.

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My thoughts:

I love how highly pigmented the colors are. It does not take much to make the color pop on your skin. That means that you get a bright look and also that your products will last longer because you don’t need as much. It’s also amazing that it last 12 hours and I know that for myself because often times I do my makeup early in the morning and am running around all day, forgetting to reapply my makeup. But then once I catch myself in the mirror between meetings or a night event, I realize I don’t need to do anything but my makeup still looks like it did in the morning! The variety of colors is also amazing for me. I love matching my makeup with my clothes for the day so no matter if I’m wearing blue, green, gold, etc. I can match my makeup with my outfit. The highlighting and contour colors are great too. They have shades for every skin tone no matter how light or dark and I appreciate them thinking of that. My mother, also a Mary Kay director, said to me the other day that when you highlight and contour it’s like the difference between a blurry picture and a focused one. Those steps help to define your face and bone structure which make for a cleaner look.

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Cost:

Pro Palette: $25
Eye Shadow: $8
Blush: $14
Highlight: $14
Contour: $14
If you are interested in purchasing any of these items and you do not have a Mary Kay consultant, I would love for you to send me a message here. I am also looking for beauty bloggers and makeup artist in the US for try samples of this new line and share their opinion on their pages. Please message me here as well for that. Comment below with your thoughts on these new amazing products! And don’t forget to follow my blog by pressing the button at the bottom of the page.

Easy 5 Step Makeup Look

About a week ago I went on a trip to North Carolina to visit my sister. I had an AWESOME time, but i noticed when I got home my makeup was missing. So the next morning when I had to leave out the house, I searched all over the and found a couple of items I could use for a quick easy makeup look and I’d love to share.

Step One: Brow Pencil

I used to get my eyebrows waxed so now they’re not as full as I’d like them to be. So the first thing I did is filled in my brows with my Dark Brunette Precision Brow Liner. The tip I was taught for this is to line the top and bottom of your brow and then fill it in. It’s much easier when you have those guidelines to follow.

Brows only

Step Two: Foundation Primer

I’ve shared the importance of primers before but to quickly reiterate, using primers helps your makeup go on smoother and stay on longer. It’s really great for those with oily skin or those who might have an event after work and don’t feel like touching up their makeup. The primer I used is Foundation Primer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15. What I love about this primer is it has broad spectrum SPF. That means it takes care of UVA rays, which cause aging, and UVB rays, which cause burning.

Step Three: CC Cream

The last step to any good skin care routine is some kind of foundation or tinted moisturizer because we should be protecting our open pores from all of the dirt, pollen, and etc that floats around during our daily routine. For a natural and quick look I love to use a CC Cream which stands for Complexion Corrector because as it gives you a little coverage for the day it is also helping to even your skin tone overtime. I love any product that works 2 in 1 so this is one of my favorites. It comes in 5 different shades from very light to very deep. I use very deep. Another quick tip, anytime you apply something to your face always want to grab in circular motions upwards. This is because even though you might not see or feel the difference but gravity is slowly pulling our face down more and more every day and that little action helps against this.

Brows and CC Cream

Step Four: Makeup Finishing Spray

This is a great final step to any good makeup routine because it basically seals the deal. For that I use a Makeup Finishing Spray. You spray your face in an X motion and then a T motion and now your make up has staying power of up to 16 hours. It’s as simple as that!

Step Five: Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss

To complete this fast and simple look I added a little neutral lipgloss on my lips called Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss. What I love about this lip gloss is that it’s packed with antioxidants and vitamins which help your lips feel smooth and the formula isn’t sticky. The color I have on my lips is called Golden.

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Do you have any quick makeup tips you use on a daily? Have you ever lost all your makeup? I’d love to hear all your comments, questions and/or concerns on this topic. Write it below and don’t forget to hit the follow button at the bottom to never miss a post!

Skin Care Giveaway!

So I wanted to share a couple of thoughts I have on skin care. As you might know from my About Age section, I have been a beauty consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics for 12 years. And I have run across a lot of ladies who have a lot of varying opinions on skin care. The two main things I have seen of those who aren’t focus on using a good skin care regimen everyday are 1. those who love makeup and focus more on that than skin care (obviously this isn’t everybody, i’m talking about a specific sector of people) and 2. those who haven’t put much thought into any type of beauty or skin care and just use the same soap on their whole body or don’t wash their face at all. So I wanted to share some information with those two groups. And also share a giveaway I’m doing this week.

GIVEAWAY!!!

Since I am sharing all of this information about skin care, I figured I’d do a give away for some skin care as well. I am going to do a drawing for a Timewise Miracle Set 3D The Go Set which is a smaller, travel size version which last about 2-3 weeks valued at $25. There will also be other winners who receive samples. This set also comes in dry/normal or oily/combo. All you have to do is fill out the form listed below and you’ll be entered into the drawing. I will be informing everyone of the winner on Sunday night. There are a couple of rules/guidelines:

  • You must not have a MK consultant
  • You must not already be one of my customers
  • Must be a follower/subscriber to my blog
  • You can be international

Link to form for giveaway

Makeup over Skin Care

I know many people and have come across many people who love makeup. I’m one of them. It’s fun to have different looks for different occasions, how colors blend together, etc. And some of those people who I have met who love makeup only focus on that part of their beauty regimen. But to achieve the best makeup looks you have to start off with a palette that is healthy and clean. This means that every night we have to wash our face because makeup goes into our pores, clogs them, and creates havoc on our face. And we have to make sure that if we have acne or certain signs of aging we have to use skin care products that will help with that. It is great that there are TONS of makeup products which will cover up blemishes on our face, but if we deal with what we are trying to cover up than we can use less makeup which means our products will last longer.

No Beauty Regimen at all

The other group of ladies that I often see or know are those who tell me that they either just wash their face with water or use the same soap for their whole body. And an analogy I often use with this group is by asking them to think about driving throughout the day. At the end of the day there is usually some type of dirt, dust, pollen, etc. that is on that car. Those same things are on your face by the end of the day too. So if you don’t at least wash your face and use a good moisturizer morning and night you have all those elements going into your pores and therefore into your body. This is why I also recommend that everybody use at LEAST a tinted moisturizer daily as well to act as a protectant for your clean pores against the elements mentioned earlier. It is good to know what type of skin you have whether it by dry, oily, or combo and use a skin care regimen made specifically for your skin. Also if you have sensitive skin, acne prone skin, signs of aging, etc. it’s good to look for a line that deals with those things too. Skin care is a very customized thing because everyone’s skin is different. So sometimes you have to play around with different skin care lines until you find what works best for you.

Mary Kay’s 5 Different Skin Care Lines

So now that I’ve shared the importance of skin care for everyone I wanted to quickly go over the 5 different skin care lines Mary Kay has and if you think any of them would be a good fit for your you can purchase them by clicking on the names of each one and it will take you directly to my website. If you already have an MK consultant, please purchase from them.

MKMen® Skin Care Regimen

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I wanted to start off with this line because often people don’t think Mary Kay has products for men but we do. As described on the website,

Smoothed. Soothed. Protected. Clean Face Solutions for Every Man.

Set includes:

  • MKMen® Daily Face Wash
  • MKMen® Shave Foam
  • MKMen® Advanced Eye Cream
  • MKMen® Advanced Facial Hydrator Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30*

Botanical Effects® Regimen (Sensitive skin)

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This is another skin care line I wanted to highlight first because I know a lot of people with sensitive skin or those who are younger and don’t yet need anti aging. That’s who this line is for. As described on the on the website,

Life is complicated. Your skin care regimen shouldn’t be. This simple nutrient-packed regimen helps put your skin back in balance.

Set includes:

  •  Cleansing Gel,
  • Moisturizing Gel
  • Refreshing Toner

Invigorating Scrub is available separately.

Clear Proof® Acne System

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As described on the website,

With the Clear Proof® Acne System, you get an effective regimen clinically shown to provide clearer skin in just 7 days.* The four-product set:

  • Clears up blemishes without irritation and helps maintain a clear complexion.
  • Unclogs pores, removes excess oil and leaves skin feeling healthier.
  • Fades the look of lingering acne spots.
  • Attacks multiple factors that can contribute to acne breakouts.

The value-priced set includes:

  • Clear Proof® Clarifying Cleansing Gel,** 4.5 oz.
  • Clear Proof® Blemish Control Toner,** 5 fl. oz.
  • Clear Proof® Acne Treatment Gel,** 1 oz.
  • Clear Proof® Oil-Free Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin, 3 fl. oz.

TimeWise Miracle Set 3D®

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This set comes in oily/combo or dry/normal. As described on the website,

The TimeWise Miracle Set 3D® defends, delays and delivers for younger-looking skin. This full-spectrum, three-dimensional approach helps minimize the appearance of skin aging.

Set Includes:

  • TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D™ 4-in-1 Cleanser
  • TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D™ Day Cream SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen**
  • TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D™ Night Cream
  • TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D™ Eye Cream

TimeWise Repair® Volu-Firm® Set

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As described on the website,

Restore what was lost and lift away the years with this scientifically innovative regimen that proves it’s never too late to help rescue skin from the damage of the past and recapture a vision of youthfulness.

  • The look of deep lines and wrinkles is reduced.
  • Lifted facial contours appear restored.
  • Youthful volume is recaptured.
  • Even skin tone is revealed.
  • Vital moisture is replenished.

This set includes:

  • Foaming Cleanser, 4.5 oz.
  • Lifting Serum, 1 fl. oz.
  • Day Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30*, 1.7 oz.
  • Night Treatment With Retinol, 1.7 oz.
  • Eye Renewal Cream, .5 oz.