Mary Kay for Spring 2014

 Knock-knock, it's Mary Kay

Knock-knock, it's Mary Kay

Placing aside my makeup snobbery tendencies, I must admit some of Mary Kay's Spring 2014 collection surprised me.

Here's a quick look at Mary Kay's latest launch (working from tubular to meh) which dropped on the 1st of August.

 Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipsticks from left to right in Berry A La Mode, Sassy Fuchsia, Citrus Flirt and Tangerine Pop

Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipsticks from left to right in Berry A La Mode, Sassy Fuchsia, Citrus Flirt and Tangerine Pop

  True Dimensions Lipstick swatches from left to right in Berry A La Mode, Sassy Fuchsia, Citrus Flirt and Tangerine Pop

True Dimensions Lipstick swatches from left to right in Berry A La Mode, Sassy Fuchsia, Citrus Flirt and Tangerine Pop

Think Revlon's ColorBurst Lip Butters, MAC's Huggable Lipcolor or Stila's Color Balm Lipstick; Mary Kay's True Dimensions Lipsticks are light, non-drying and fruity. The standouts for me are Sassy Fuchsia and Tangerine Pop.

 NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss from top to bottom in Mango Tango, Rock N' Red, Pink Luster and Berry Tart

NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss from top to bottom in Mango Tango, Rock N' Red, Pink Luster and Berry Tart

  NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss swatches from left to right in Mango Tango, Rock N' Red, Pink Luster and Berry Tart

NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss swatches from left to right in Mango Tango, Rock N' Red, Pink Luster and Berry Tart

I've only swatched these, but my first impression of the NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss isn't all that positive. The consistency was overly tacky, slightly gooey and they applied patchy. My negative swatch session steered me away from trying any of these lacklustre glosses. 

 Cream Eye Colors in Violet Storm, Coastal Blue, Meadow Grass and Glacier Gray

Cream Eye Colors in Violet Storm, Coastal Blue, Meadow Grass and Glacier Gray

  Cream Eye Colors swatches from left to right in Glacier Gray, Meadow Grass, Coastal Blue and Violet Storm

Cream Eye Colors swatches from left to right in Glacier Gray, Meadow Grass, Coastal Blue and Violet Storm

Act fast or you'll miss your opportunity to blend these babies out. Mary Kay's Cream Eye Colors are pretty in the pot and that's where their specialness ends. At least they didn't crease. Bright spot? Plus, there are far superior and cheaper cream eye shadow formulas you can pick up from your local CVS, Priceline, Sasa or Watson's .

 Wearing Tangerine Pop on my lips and Glacier Gray and Violet Storm on my eyes

Wearing Tangerine Pop on my lips and Glacier Gray and Violet Storm on my eyes

Not the most amazing collection out there and that's all I have to say about that.

 

*PR sample provided  –  Thoughts and ramblings written here are completely my own.