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.

5 Success Tips from my Business Conference

As is mentioned in the About Age section, I am a beauty consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics. July 1st I moved up in my business and became a Sales Director, which only the top 1% of this business do. There is a conference that all new directors are encouraged to attend called New Director Education and this past weekend I had the chance to attend in Orlando, FL. What I love about attending these types of conferences is that I can use many of the things that I learn not just in my business, but in my life in general. So I decided I wanted to share some of those tips with everyone.

 

Make fear your friend. If there’s no fear, you’re not growing.

 

I loved this quote because often we only think about fear as a negative thing, but the only way to move to the next level in life is to reach into new territories and that is naturally a scary thing to do. But you have do it anyways in spite of your fear. When you are complacent in life, it’s easy to continue doing the same motions day in and day out. Growth comes only with sacrifice and therefore you will feel some emotions because of that. Embrace that feeling and move into the next phase of your life!

 

Don’t set your goals based on your current situation

 

I know from personal experience that it can be hard to see a better tomorrow in the middle of a desolate present circumstance. But what this quote reminds me is that when I dare to dream for more I can do it from the mindset of where I am now or else I will limit myself.  Once you are out of issue plaguing you, you might realize that you have the ability to do far more than you could have possibly thought of at the time. Always dream with the future in mind.

 

Be cognasant of your filter. Struggling people notice mainly other people struggling.

We all have a filter which through we see our lives. It took me a second to understand this fact but how the speaker explained it is by using the analogy that often times other pregnant people will notice a lot more pregnant people around them. But this is only because now that they are pregnant, they notice others in their circumstance more often.  In that same vain, when we are struggling, we can notice more people around us who are struggling. And then we may start to feel even more depressed because it feels like there is no hope because everyone is in the same boat as you but that is not fact.

 

Interrupt negative thoughts and replace it with a positive one

 

This is an issue I often struggle with because I have social anxiety. Sometimes I have negative thoughts come in my head and if I don’t choose to stop them they will be pouring and pouring and suddenly in a black hole. The moment that you notice a negative thought come in your head you must interrupt it before it’s even finish and immediately say something positive. Even if it’s as simple as “I’ve got this!”,  it will help because what you think about, you bring about. Having a positive mindset is so important to be successful in anything.

 

Say yes and figure it out later

 

Often times we feel as if we must have everything figured out with a plan we have for our lives before we pursue it but life doesn’t work like that. We have to sometimes jump into the deep end and then learn how to swim. We can think ourselves right out of a great career move just because we think we aren’t ready. You’d be surprised what you can naturally figure out as you go along the process.

 

So what did you get out of these quotes? I hope that you learned something because I know I did. Let me know what you liked the most and other inspirational quotes that you have learned over the years. And please don’t forget to subscribe by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

 

Mary Kay Matte Lipstick Review

Every Holiday season Mary Kay puts out a new line of products to celebrate and this year is no different. I love the all but I’d like to highlight one thing in particular, a line of four bright and bold matte lipstick colors. According to the website this lipstick is, “The “It” lipstick inspired by the trendsetters of Milan.

• A velvety veil of pigment-packed color

• Created exclusively for Mary Kay.

• Available in four bold shades: Grazie, Violet; Orange Mio; Red Roma; and Puro Mirtillo”

I decided to try on all of the colors and give you guys my opinion.

Review

 

I am in love with these matte lipsticks for so many reason. The main one is listed on the website. It is described as having a velvety veil and I would definitely have to agree. It is a creamy formula and does not go on dry like matte lipsticks can often do. My lips don’t feel like the dessert after putting these colors on. I also love these colors because it stays on through EVERYTHING! I have eaten, drank, been out all day, etc. and these colors are still on my lips! I rarely have to touch anything up when I have these on. The third thing I love is how pigmented they are. You don’t have to put a lot on to see the color so you also get your bang for your buck because the lipstick will last longer. And I can’t forget about the names of these colors! They are Milan inspired and just fun to say. And the bottle is more sleek than the other lipsticks from Mary Kay. My favorite color is Puro Mortillo. It is a very deep purple color and I am always in love with anything in that color scheme. It’s perfect for the upcoming seasons of fall and winter.

 

Tips and tricks

 

1. The color, orange mio, is beautiful on my darker skin but it can sort of blend in with my face. I would recommend using a darker lip liner to define the lips if you have darker skin.

2. As I mentioned before come rain or shine these colors will not come off your lips. And that also means when you take it off along with the rest of your makeup at night you might have some issues. What I use to quickly and easily take these colors off of Mary Kay’s Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover. It is primarily used to help take off eye makeup as the name suggest but it also works on your lips as well. You just squirt a little onto a cotton ball and brush that over your lips and voila, the color comes off almost immediately.

 

These colors retail at $18 and can only be purchased from a Mary Kay beauty consultant.  If you already have a consultant then please contact them,  but if you do not have a consultant then you can order these colors from my website.  If you live in the DC, Maryland, or Virginia area I would love to set up a time for you to try on these fun colors. Contact me for more info! Let me know what you guys think of these colors!  Comment below with your opinions.

 

Graze, Violet
Puro Mortillo
Red Roma
Orange Mio

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.