Mary Kay’s limited edition Light Reinvented Collection Forcasts An Early Spring For Your Face
By Alison Blackman
Spring is blooming right now — not just due to the groundhog’s prediction, but thanks to Mary Kay’s limited edition Light Reinvented collection.
The beautiful palette of dreamy pastels like the first flowers of Spring, here only until May.
The Light Reinvented collection glows with shimmery shadows and glossy lip oils in wearable tones that reminded me of a Spring bouquet.
But if you’re not into just yummy floral colors and ladylike colors of peaches and pinks, there are also bolder tones of deeper blues and purples.
I had a chance to sample some of these new colors.
Honestly, my photo above doesn’t really do these products justice but it does show some of the collection.
Limited-Edition* Mary Kay® Eye Color Palette ($24)
A standout in this collection are the Eye Color Palettes in Glistening Horizon and Sunlight.
Silly shadows apply so easily you can do it with a fingertip (but you can use a brush, of course)!
When I applied these with a very light touch I still got plenty of shimmer, but layering a lot of shadow makes these almost metallic.
Try Glistening Horizon really is glam, with a super-shimmery gold and deep blue, plus a dramatic purple and one of the prettiest baby blue shadows (very trendy).
The Sunlight palette is soft and yet has adventurous tones reminiscent of an Arizona sunrise. Light-as-a-whisp lilac pairs with fiery orange shimmer and bold pink shimmer, with an ivory pearly/shimmery highlight.
Light-as-a-whisp lilac pairs with fiery orange shimmer and bold pink shimmer. The ivory shimmery highlight shadow is dramatic but I like it on lids, too.
Limited-Edition* Mary Kay® Nail Lacquer ($9.50)
Lip oils are so trendy right now, but many of them are clear or the colors are “blah.”
That’s not true with these limited edition Glossy Lip Oils in the Mary Kay Spring collection in Brilliant Violet, Magenta Ray and Sheer Pink.
These lip oils are really luxurious, emollient, and easily dispensed from a sponge-tipped tube.
My personal favorite was “Magenta Ray” offering full-color coverage in a bright (not “hot”) pink that looked significant without being overly gaudy.
After a Winter of deep reds and berries, I switching to a pretty, feminine lip look that also brought nourishment back to my parched lips.
The other two colors which I didn’t try would also offer full coverage, lots of glossy shine, and good for your lips moisture.
Nail Lacquer ($9.50) available in Brilliant Violet, Vivid Sunburst, and Luminous Mauve Mary Kay Nail Lacquer he Nail Polish is, as always, excellent, easy to apply, and long lasting. Two of these nail polishes match with the Lip oils colors, but the Orange one has a more “tropical” feel that means you’ll wear it into the Summertime, too, to flatter a (faux-we hope) tan.
Mary Kay Nail Lacquer performs, and these new colors: Brilliant Violet, Vivid Sunburst and Luminous Mauve are no Exception — always, excellent, easy to apply, and long lasting.
Two of these nail polishes match with the Lip oils colors, but the Orange one has a more “tropical” feel that means you’ll wear it into the Summertime, too, to flatter a (faux-we hope) tan.
The Nail Polish is, as always, excellent, easy to apply, and long lasting. Two of these nail polishes match with the Lip oils colors, but the Orange one has a more “tropical” feel that means you’ll wear it into the Summertime, too, to flatter a (faux-we hope) tan.
Additions (Not Limited Edition):
The mineral-rich pigment is really black and you can’t tell from the photo, but the “Double-Impact™ brush” has a strange, twisty shape with long and short bristles for a reason.
One pass lengthens thanks to the longer combing bristles that deposit the color through each lash, while the shorter bristles volumize.
If your lashes are light in color, or thin, or both, one pass will show them off, two makes them lush.
The mascara is suitable for people with sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers too –and this mascara really makes a difference!
One that I really like is Mary Kay’s Endless Performance Creme to Powder Foundation ($18) .
It’s not just any old face product, it is so easy to apply I used my fingers (you can use a brush or a sponge, of course).
Key Ingredients include a Mattifying Complex with special microspheres to absorb moisture in the air to help reduce shine and provide a mattifying effect without drying skin.
It also has a high-grade powder featuring heat-resistant benefits and a soft-focus finish on your face,
Dry Emollient Technology helps keep the foundation long wearing, while naturally-derived mica adds radiance,
The look is ntural but it does cover flaws. The key is to find the right color.The key is finding not just the right color, but with 16 different colors in 4-5 different tones of beige, ivory,
With 16 different colors in 4-5 different tones of beige, ivory, and bronze there should be one for youdid with Ivory #2 and #3. The makeup is full coverage and dries to a lightweight matte cream finish that hid imperfections, but didn’t look dry or mask-like. Those who tested it said it can
I actually mixed two for a perfect match (Ivory #2 and #3). Since the foundation is an affordable price, it’s do-able.
The foundation dries to a lightweight matte cream finish that hides imperfections, but doesn’t look dry. Even better, in my test it lasted for hours.
Mary Kay calls this foumdation “Endless Performance,” but I think it’s so good, I’d rename it “Endless Perfection.”
Mary Kay Compact (Full Size $19/Mini for one refill $17)
Pop your products into a Mary Kay Compact or mini compact for touch ups and travel.
The top square has a magnet to hold your refills, the bottom holds sponges or applicators.
For more information on these products and everything “Mary Kay” visit http://www.marykay.com