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Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection

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Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection Review

So far this month, it’s all been about taking a look at what to expect in makeup and beauty this fall. Mary Kay is bringing IT this fall with the release of a bunch of really stunning products. This fall/winter season collection from Mary Kay offers a mix of rosy nudes and smoky neutrals with rich-toned accents that are very on trend. Let’s dig right in!

The limited edition Fall 2017 Collection offers two Eye Color Palettes in Simply Smoky and Rose Nudes, two Lip Suede’s in Mulberry Muse and Rose Blush, and three Nail Lacquer’s in Pink Escape, Rose Blush and Violet Silk. Plus, if you spend $60 on the limited edition collection, you get a cute faux-suede Collection Bag.

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection

The Eye Color Palettes are quite stunning, so let’s start there first. The Simply Smoky palette ($27 / Available now at MaryKay.ca) offers a mix of satin, matte and pearl finishes in a range of smoky blues, purples and greens while RosΓ© Nudes ($27 / Available now at MaryKay.ca) offers the same finishes in rosy mauves and berry pinks. Both palettes will take you from your desk to dinner and drinks and will help you come up with endless, on-trend looks.

The Swatches:

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection Review

Simply Smoky Eye Colour Palette

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection Review

RosΓ© Nudes Eye Colour Palette

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection Review

The Lip Suedes provide true colour payoff in a semi-matte finish that glides on soft and smooth. They’re lightweight, transfer resistant and won’t feather or bleed. Mulberry Muse ($19 / 2g / Available now at MaryKay.ca) is a dark burgundy plum with a satin finish and Rose Blush ($19 / 2g / Available now at MaryKay.ca) is a dusty rose nude with a satin finish as well.

The Swatches:

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection Review

Top: Rose Blush Bottom: Mulberry Muse

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection Review

Pink Escape Nail Lacquer

A fall colour collection isn’t complete without a few new nail polishes. Each of the limited edition Nail Lacquers features on-trend colours with an effortless application in a satin finish. They’re scratch resistant and glide on with little effort. Pink Escape ($10 / 7.5ml / Available now at MaryKay.ca) is a ballet pink with a satin finish, Rose Blush ($10 / 7.5ml / Available now at MaryKay.ca) is a medium dusty rose with a satin finish, and Violet Silk ($10 / 7.5ml / Available now at MaryKay.ca) is a dark plum with a satin finish.

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection Review

Violet Silk Nail Lacquer

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection Review

Rose Blush Nail Lacquer

My Glittery Thoughts:

The smoky and rosy shades are totally my thing and rosy shades and mauves are always my favourites to wear because they really enhance my eyes. The Lip Suede’s are incredibly pigmented, very gorgeous and extremely comfortable to wear. I like the semi-matte finish because it keeps my lips hydrated. There is a bit of transferring but only a bit, so you won’t have to touch it up a lot unless you’re really going to town on a greasy meal. I like that a ballet pink has made an appearance as an on-trend shade for the fall. It’s always a reliable go-to when I want a soft pink and chipping is not as noticeable with them. The wear time is average and the application is very smooth. Overall, my favourites from the collection are the Lip Suedes because the colours are gorgeous and it’s a perfect, comfortable, moisturizing finish to wear in the fall.

What do you think of the Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection? What are your favourite shades to wear in the fall?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

Turning Back Time with Mary Kay TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares

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Mary Kay TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares

There’s no denying that I’ve put my skin through hell in my 20’s and for the past couple years I’ve been trying to fix that damage. All of us have, at some point in our youth, thought that we were invincible against the sun and that whatever effects that would come with it would only be a concern to us much much further down the road. Boy, were we wrong! I’ve tried a lot of skincare products to help rehabilitate my skin but haven’t used many products with Vitamin C, which is huge for helping skin damage and making it look more youthful again. So, it felt like a sign from the heavens when I received the brand new Mary Kay‘s TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares and the complimenting TimeWise Replenishing Serum+C to try out.

Mary Kay TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares Mary Kay TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares

Totally new to the market and never seen before, the TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares ($30 for 12 squares / Available at MaryKay.ca) is a beauty industry first because it supercharges your daily serum with the boosting power of pure Vitamin C in a little square. After the square dissolves when you mix it with your serum, your skin will look more even toned, more radiant, with less fine lines and wrinkles in as little as two weeks of use. Pure Vitamin C loses its power and potency when it’s exposed to air, light or water, but with the technology that Mary Kay has put into these squares, the pure Vitamin C remains stable until you unlock its power with every use. When the square dissolves into the palm of your hand, it transforms into a fresh, potent and pure Vitamin C elixir that gives a power boost to your serum for an anti-aging boost. The Vitamin C in each square stays fresh and powerful every time it’s used. What could be better than that? So how do you apply it? Start by opening up one of the packets and place the square in the palm of your hand and ad 3-4 drops of water and mix until the square dissolves, then add your usual amount of serum to the solution and mix everything together. Then apply the solution to your face and wait until your skin is dry before putting any other skincare products on top. You can use these squares three times a week and since it can’t be mixed with SPF, I prefer to use this at night.

Mary Kay TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares Mary Kay TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares

To really give the squares an even bigger boost, I decided to pair it with the TimeWise Replenishing Serum+C, which made this an unstoppable Vitamin C power duo. The TimeWise Replenishing Serum+C ($65 / 44 ml / Available at MaryKay.com) is made of an antioxidant rich formula that has a potent blend of botanical sources that are known for their high levels of Vitamin C. The serum helps boost collagen and helps skin bounce back by making it firmer and more lifted. It comes in an innovative airless pump bottle that keeps air out so it maximizes the power of the product with every application. To use this serum, apply three pumps of the product both in the morning and at night.

My Glittery Thoughts:

So after years of saying to myself “Oh I’m only going to be out in the sun for a few minutes” and “The sun won’t hit me as hard when I’m driving!” (what a crock!), I started to develop deeper freckles and some wrinkles because of squinting in the sun a lot. Being pale and a natural red head, I’m one of the sun’s biggest targets and that didn’t clue in for me until the last couple years. I just thought I could get away with my bad habits and deal with the consequences later. After trying out these products for the past few weeks, I’m dumbfounded that I didn’t take integrating Vitamin C into my skincare routine on a regular basis seriously. I can absolutely see a difference in how my skin looked before using these products and how it looks now. I’ve noticed a bit of peeling along the way but that’s because the Vitamin C has been helping shed that damaged skin and since it’s super charged, I’ve been able to see results a lot more quickly. When you combine these two products together, you know you’re getting the absolute highest concentration of Vitamin C there is. I think it is quite genius to put the pure Vitamin C into squares that dissolve when you mix them with a bit of water and the serum. The only thing I have a tiny issue with is that the serum doesn’t smell the best but when the products do this good of a job, you don’t let smell get in the way. I’ve even used some of it on my shoulders that have seen a lot of damage as well and it has helped out tons.Β If you’ve let your skin suffer at the hands of the powerful sun, these TimeWise products are absolutely necessary for you to get closer to what your skin looked like before all of that damage showed up all over the place.

What do you think of the Mary Kay TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares? Have you tried a Vitamin C serum or similar product before?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

Mary Kay ClearProof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask Review

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Mary Kay ClearProof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask Review

Every weekend, I love going through my mask collection and picking one out, then settling down with a good book while it does its thing. With it being summer, I often gravitate towards masks that clear out my pores or better yet, a charcoal mask. One pore cleansing mask I’ve been loving is the Mary Kay ClearProof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask.

Mary Kay ClearProof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask Review

The ClearProof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask is a triple action mask that acts like a magnetic to do a deep clean of your pores. It contains active charcoal which can bind up to double its weight to remove pore clogging impurities, mineral clay ingredients kaolin and bentonite, which boost the mask’s absorbency, honeysuckle and navy bean extracts help improve the appearance of skin discoloration, and extracts of rosemary and peppermint give your skin a fresh scent and cooling sensation. The formula is clinically shown to absorb oil in an instant and reduce shine.

Price: $26 / 114 g / Available now at Mary Kay

Mary Kay ClearProof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask Review

My Glittery Thoughts:

I hate having gunked up pores and when it gets really hot outside, it makes my skin feel disgusting and this charcoal mask works wonders with reviving my skin and making it look fresh and clean. I love the peppermint scent and the fact that it doesn’t completely dry out my skin either. Anyone can use it if you’re looking for something to get rid of black heads and clear our your pores. If your skin is acne-prone or very oily, you can use the mask 2-3 times a week which is great. I really enjoy using charcoal masks in the summer because they always work wonders in clearing out and brightening my skin. The tube makes it easy to multi-mask as well if you’re looking to reap the benefits from several masks at once. If you haven’t tried a charcoal mask before or are looking for a really good one, you need to give this one a try!

What do you think of theΒ Mary Kay ClearProof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask? Have you tried out any charcoal masks before?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: This product was provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.