Mary Kay Vox Box

8 Jul

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May Kay Vox Box Review | Peace Love and Glitter

I recently got the opportunity to try some Mary Kay products through Influsenster.  The only thing I really use from the brand is their Satin Lips, so I was excited to try some of their color!

May Kay Vox Box Review | Peace Love and Glitter

Mary Kay says (mascara): Creates bold, instantly intensified length of lashes. Lifts, curls and perfectly separates lashes. Conditions and strengthens lashes Nonclumping, flake-free formula wears all day for over 10 hours.
Mascara Primer: Add dramatic definition to your eyes to create fuller lashes when used as a basecoat under mascara. Or wear the clear formula alone for a natural look. Instantly intensifies lash volume and creates longer-looking lashes. Lifts lashes and helps them stay curled longer. Coats without flaking, yet removes effortlessly. Helps mascara wear longer.
Concealer/Cream Eyeshadow brush: ​This is the perfect brush for applying any cream product, such as Mary Kay® Eye Primer, Mary Kay® Cream Eye Color and Mary Kay® Concealer. The short, flat, synthetic bristles allow the brush to distribute cream-based products evenly. The tapered shape is designed for precise application. For hygienic reasons, one brush should be dedicated to each cream product. Perfect for everyone from novice to professional. Easy to clean.
Cream Eye Color: This soft, creamy, long-wearing formula glides on easily, lasts for 10 hours and can be applied in multiple layers to deliver more noticeable color while retaining a lightweight feel. Can be used alone or as a primer under mineral eye color. Dries quickly and does not transfer. Oil- and fragrance-free. Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy, suitable for sensitive skin and eyes. Ophthalmologist-tested and suitable for contact lens wearers.
Lipstick: Intensely moisturizing. Exquisitely smoothing. It’s like a color-infused fountain of youth for your lips. Instantly drenches lips in moisture and locks it in for endless comfort. Infused with advanced skin care ingredients, the formula smooths the appearance of fine lines and helps lips look fuller. Just a push of the clear top button releases pure, radiant color from its sleek, ultrastylish case.

Mascara:  The formula is buildable, I found I only needed two coats and it didn’t get clumpy.  The fibres are small on the applicator so it’s easy to get to every single lash (you’ll like this if you have shorter lashes!).

Mascara primer:  This was just okay for me, I don’t feel like it made a huge difference in my mascara.  It looks clumpy on the applicator (pics later in the post), but it didn’t transfer to my lashes like that.  In fact, I couldn’t tell if the clear formula was transferring at all to my lashes.  After apply a coat (or at least I think I did), I felt my lashes and they didn’t feel any different.  I didn’t like this as much as I’ve liked other lash primers that I’ve tried (like the Lancome and Dior).

Concealer/cream eyeshadow brush:  The synthetic fibers are stiff but not hard on the edges.  The top is tapered which it great for  under eye concealer application.  It’s also a good size for applying cream eyeshadow onto the eyelid.

Cream eye color:  The violet color is very pretty and universally flattering.  I patted on a 3-4 layers on my eyelid and it left a nice wash of color.  The color payoff reminds of me the Clinique Chubby Stick for eyes, not completely opaque but not exactly sheer, somewhere in the middle.

Lipstick:  It’s a creamy formula with a shiny satin finish.  I really like the way this feels on my lips, it has some slip but isn’t sticky.  It’s a pretty bubble gum pink that’s fun for summer!  I did find that this settled into the lines in my lips (just at tad) after about an hour.  I really like the packaging, although I’ll admit it took me a minute to figure it out… (pics later in the post).

Overall
My favorite things are the lengthening mascara and pink lipstick.  I didn’t have much luck with the mascara primer and didn’t really see that it made a difference in my mascara application.  The cream eyeshadow makes a nice base or gives a medium wash of color, but it’s nothing that blew me away.  The tapered end on the concealer/cream eyeshadow brush makes it ideal for concealer application.  The size of the brush head is nice for applying color to the eyelid.

Glitter Rating: Mascara: 4 / 5, Mascara Primer: 1 / 5, Brush: 5 / 5, Cream Eye Color: 3 / 5 Lipstick: 3.5 / 5

Where: Mary Kay (mascara, primer, brush, cream eyeshadow, lipstick), Amazon (mascara, primer, brush, cream eyeshadow, lipstick).Price: $15/0.28oz (mascara), $15/0.28oz (primer), $10 (brush), $14/0.15oz (cream eyeshadow), $15/0.11oz (lipstick).
For additional pics,

May Kay Vox Box Review | Peace Love and Glitter

May Kay Vox Box Review | Peace Love and Glitter

May Kay Vox Box Review | Peace Love and Glitter

May Kay Vox Box Review | Peace Love and Glitter

Mary Kay Lash Primer and Lash Love Mascara

Lash Primer and Mascara

Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Violet Storm

Cream Eye Color in Violet Storm

Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Pink Chérie

True Dimensions Lipstick in Pink Chérie

Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick

Love the packaging!

May Kay Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush

Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush

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Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara

1 coat of primer, 2 coats of Lash Love Mascara

True Dimensions Lipstick in Pink Chérie

Wearing True Dimensions Lipstick in Pink Chérie

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Where: Mary Kay (mascara, primer, brush, cream eyeshadow, lipstick), Amazon (mascara, primer, brush, cream eyeshadow, lipstick).Price: $15/0.28oz (mascara), $15/0.28oz (primer), $10 (brush), $14/0.15oz (cream eyeshadow), $15/0.11oz (lipstick).

What do you think of these Mary Kay products?  Do you have a favorite from them?

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About the author: I am currently a makeup artist and licensed esthetician in the Kansas City area. It is my life’s passion to make people look and feel their best! I’m also a die-hard Harry Potter fan and Chipotle enthusiast. Click here to learn more about me.

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7 Responses to “Mary Kay Vox Box”

  1. Amber July 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    What a great voxbox!! I love the colors of the lipstick and cream shadow! I don’t think I’ve tried anything from MK for years, but it looks like they are stepping up their game in the makeup world! :)
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  2. Suma July 8, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    This is probably one of my favorite Vox Box. I still haven’t gotten the chance to use any of the products but I loved reading your review. I remember Mary Kay as something my mom would use and I feel like they are going to make a come back!

    • Peace Love and Glitter July 8, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

      I think so too! I was disappointed to learn that they weren’t CF anymore though :( I think they lost some customer loyalty after they made that decision.

  3. Chelsea July 8, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    I love MK but was disappointed they were no longer CF. I spoke to their PR and they said the products sold in China are different to those sold in the rest of the world… hard to know what to believe though!

    That said, the lipstick looks beautiful! I have never heard of Vox Box (living under a rock much?!) and just came across your blog x
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    • Peace Love and Glitter July 8, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

      No girl, not at all! It’s newer, I signed up at influenster.com. This is my first one!

      Yeah, I had a friend who used to sell MK and left the company when they started selling in China. I believe they lost several consultants when that happened, unfortunately :(

  4. Sarah November 13, 2013 at 3:55 am #

    The Mascara looks high quality.
    Need to get one :)

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