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Mary Kay Metro Chic Collection

A super fab new collection from Mary Kay Metro Chic includes all the best fall colors in their new lineup. I can’t wait to try the polish!

City girls – from downtown to uptown – radiate certain gorgeous “je ne sais quoi” energy. Now, women everywhere can create this chic look at home, thanks to Mary Kay’s new Limited-Edition Metro Chic Collection, available from October to November …

o Limited-Edition Mary Kay Vinyl Lip Shine (SRP $15)-Available in bold red and burgundy shades that provide extreme shine, but are also lightweight.
o Limited-Edition Mary Kay Be Radiant Baked Powder (SRP $18)-Available in two shades, this baked powder feels weightless while giving a matte finish with slight shimmer.
o Limited-Edition Mary Kay Eye Glimmer (SRP $12)-Buildable, easily blended cream stick eye color that comes in deep blue, green and purple shades with a touch of shimmer.
o Limited-Edition Mary Kay Liquid Eyeliner (SRP $11)-Purple liquid eyeliner that dries in seconds with an even, flexible finish that won’t smudge peel or crack.
o Limited-Edition Mary Kay Nail Lacquer (SRP $8)-Flattering, high-gloss, long-wearing nail lacquer in shades of red, deep purple and silver.
o Limited-Edition Mary Kay Base Coat/Top Coat (SRP $8)-Versatile for use as a base and top coat, providing a lasting ultra-shine finish.

Makeup Artist Tips – Fashion Week Beauty At Home‏ + CONTEST!

CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS LAURA B. AND CRYSTAL BoB WATCH YOUR INBOX!

Backstage With Mary Kay® Professional Makeup Artist Ashunta Sheriff …

Creating the Cesar Galindo 2010 Fall Collection
Runway Look at Home

Ashunta Sheriff is one of today’s top makeup artists, constantly sought out to create the hottest trends in beauty for some of today’s brightest stars such as Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Ashlee Simpson, Paula Patton, Rihanna, Sharon Stone, Adrienne Bailon and Jennifer Hudson, to name a few. Most recently, Ashunta hit the catwalks with Beauty Sponsor Mary Kay to create modern looks for the show of Cesar Galindo’s 2010 fall collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Ashunta created the stunning rock star inspired makeup look using Mary Kay® products to perfectly complement the rock ‘n’ roll-inspired Cesar Galindo’s Fall 2010 Collection – a juxtaposition of head-turning style, color and detail, featuring textures with matte and shine and inspiring colors such as red, silver, gold, purple and turquoise. With the eyes being the focal point of the look, Ashunta created a smokey, heavily lined cat eye. The lips made a soft, yet eye-catching statement in a beautiful coral hue, set against dewy skin and berry-kissed cheeks.

We spoke with Ashunta backstage to learn how she created the models’ show-stopping looks and how these looks can be recreated for everyday wear …

Tips for Creating the Runway Look at Home

· It’s All About the Perfect Canvas

o After cleansing the face and applying moisturizer, perfect skin with a tinted moisturizer and concealer.

o Use a richly pigmented blush shade such as Mary Kay® Mineral Cheek Color in Bold Berry to sweep over the cheek area. For an edgy, but soft look, start at the apples of the cheeks and blend upward and gradually blend the color outward, toward the ears.

· Striking Cat Eyes

o Start off by applying a vanilla shade of eye color to the base of the eyelids, followed by a rich blue eye color layered over the vanilla shade – other shades that will work for this look include dark grays and even black. For a highlighting effect, apply the vanilla eye color shade to the brow bone area.

o Maximize drama needed for this intense look by creating a cat-like wing using an angled brush dipped in Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color in Coal. Blend the Coal shade into the crease to add depth to the eyes. Mary Kay® Eyeliner in both Black and Navy, applied on the upper and lower lash lines, further add a “pop” factor to the eyes.

o To finish the eye look, apply two coats of a high-performing mascara like Mary Kay® Ultimate Mascara in Black.

o Insider tip: with a small brush, like the Eyeliner/Eyebrow brush from the Mary Kay® Brush Collection, smudge Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color in Coal on top of the eyeliner on the upper and lower lash lines. This increases the intensity of the look, while “setting” the eye liner.

· Gorgeous Coral Lips

o Balance the smoldering edginess of the eyes, with coral lips, which are easy to achieve with the help of Mary Kay® Creme Lipstick in Sunset.

o Insider tip: a quality lip liner can boost staying power for lip color. For a natural, subdued lip, apply a neutral lip liner, outlining the lip and filling in over the entire lip area. Follow with lipstick or lip gloss.

About Mary Kay
Mary Kay, one of the largest direct sellers of skin care and color cosmetics, realized another year of record results. In 2008 Mary Kay Inc. and its international subsidiaries achieved $2.6 billion in wholesale sales worldwide. Mary Kay® products are sold in more than 35 markets worldwide, and the global Mary Kay independent sales force exceeds 2 million. To learn more about Mary Kay, log on to www.marykay.com or call 1 (800) MARY KAY (1-800-627-9529).


OUR GREAT CONTEST PRESENTED BY MARY KAY!


Contest-Win some of the products Ashunta used to create the look:
* There will be 2 winners.
* Winner will receive
Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Bold Berry, Mary Kay Eyeliner in Black, Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Coal, Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Sunset.
* To enter just leave your name and email info in our comments
* Contest runs Monday, 3/01/10 to Friday, 3/05/10
* US  residents only
* Please only enter once
* After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

Good luck!

New! Limited-Edition Romantic Petals™

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I was just sent a sample of the new Romantic Petals collection from Mary Kay and I really love the scent. I am not usually a big fan of florals but Romantic Petals has a great scent that’s much more subtle than the average floral. I love the orchid notes it add a little more complexity. The 3 piece set makes a perfect gift and the gift box is cute enough to reuse for on your dresser for jewelry or other accessories..

Limited-Edition† Romantic Petals™ Gift Set With FREE Gift Box

This sweet and subtle floral set includes a shower gel, body soufflé and eau de toilette spray with hints of iris, orchid and gardenia. A premium netted body sponge is also included. Perfectly packaged in a specially designed box, it makes gift-giving beautifully easy.

$32.00


New Coastal Colors from Mary Kay

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Mary Kay has a great new coastal colors collection out for spring. It had been a long time since I have used any Mary Kay producs and I was really impressed with them.

First off the bonus clutch with purchase is so cute for spring and summer, I love the  beachy color palette. I was a little unsure how the eyeshadow would look and how to best apply it with the three colors. So I just swiped my brush across the palette and the color came out beautifully, you could see a little of each color and they blended perfectly.

The eyeliners smooth on easy with no tugging and once I applied it the colors stay put. Finally the gloss colors from the coastal collection are the perfect tint of color. With the three great shades there is one for everyone to love! Though I love all three.

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Limited-Edition Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color Palette: Coastal Colors, $15.00

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Coastal Colors Collection, Mary Kay® Eyeliner Pencil: Bahama Blue, $10.00

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Coastal Colors Collection, Mary Kay® Eyeliner Pencil: Tahitian Gold, $10.00

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Limited-Edition Mary Kay® Coastal Colors Lip Gloss: Caribbean Coral, $13.00

hawaiin-sunset.jpg Limited-Edition Mary Kay® Coastal Colors Lip Gloss: Hawaiian Sunset, $13.00

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Limited-Edition Mary Kay® Coastal Colors Lip Gloss: Polynesian Petals, $13.00