Posted May 16, 2012 by Hilary Kennedy in Fashion

Giving Pink a Wink: Trying Out Mary Kay


 remember seeing those pale pink compacts in my Mom’s dressing table drawer as a kid.  They were calling my name, begging  me to open them and play.  Alas, the one time I made this calling a reality, I’m pretty sure it resulted in time-out and red lipstick all over my face and most of the counter.  That was my first and last experience with Mary Kay.  Until now.

I was offered the chance to try out some of Mary Kay’s new cosmetic and spa-like products, and I was intrigued to find out why so many women are addicted.  Scores of women sell the brand successfully year after year, as evidenced by pink Cadillacs scooting around town.  The brand is shrouded in a sort of mystery, since it isn’t available in stores but has a cult-like following of devotees.  If it was good enough for my Mom a few decades ago, I figure it must still be pretty impressive to have continued in that success.

Keeping things short and sweet, this is what I found out: Mary Kay is a brand for smart, on-the-go ladies.  Smart, you say?  Yes.  With compacts that allow you to switch out colors magnetically, you aren’t filling your makeup drawer with 100 different compacts taking up all your free space.  You only need a few compacts that you supplement with smaller, lighter cases of colors that can be snapped into those compacts in 5 seconds.  Me likey.

Mango Tango Lip Gloss

Next, the Mary Kay colors are trendy and cool.  I have to admit, I was expecting more traditional (read: boring,) colors.  Instead, I found brights, neutrals, and bronzing tones that are up to trend and not boring at all.  Give the Mango Tango lipgloss a try this season!

Lastly, my hands and lips tend to be very dry.  (I doubt it has anything to do with the 1,000 degree showers I take….).  The Satin Hands and Satin Lips products are so stinking good that you’ll feel like you’ve had a paraffin wax.  I can see why these are some of the best sellers.  Need I remind you that the youth of a woman’s hands is the first dead giveaway to her real age?  Even Botox can’t hide that, my friends.

Satin Hands

There you have it: Mary Kay is worth all the hype.  Truly, the compact space saving aspect is something that made the OCD organizer in me jump for joy.  If you have the same tendencies, I recommend giving this brand a go. The products work, they are affordable, and they save time and space!  And hey, every time you see those pink cars driving by, you’ll feel oddly acquainted.

(images via Google images and

Hilary Kennedy

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Hilary Kennedy is a contributing author for YouPlusStyle, focusing primarily on Style, Arts and Entertainment, and Dating and Relationships. Hilary also stars in many videos for YouPlusMedia.