If you’re looking for romantic makeup for Valentine’s Day or perhaps, some perk-up-your-look items for mid-Winter, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get them! MARK Cosmetics have some of the nicest makeup and accessories, for some of the tiniest prices!
For Valentine’s Day kissable lips, and eyes that are the proverbial “windows to the soul” are your focus:
For $6.00 you can get a small vial of shiny and luscious, glowy lip gloss with a sponge-tipped wand, in ten different colors called Glow Baby Glow Lip Gloss. These sweet little vials of color have screw-off caps and you can carry them in the smallest evening bag, but they’re meant to be inserted into a dual-ended tube that MARK calls a “Hook Up.” You can even get a free Hook Up connector with the purchase of any two hook up products. Choosing just two would be difficult. There are a wide variety of colors and options! “Sweet Talk Charmer,” is a sheer, shimmery pink that adds mostly pouty shine, while “Hot Shimmer” ads semi-sheer shimmery berry to lips, and “Blow Kisses” is a perfect, clear red lip shine that isn’t too intense but adds just enough color to give lips a rosy glow. You might pair the other side of the Hook Up Tube with the MARK Pro Gloss Plumping Lip Shine Lip Gloss. This one comes in five sheer colors, smells like honey, adds tons of shine with it’s brush-tipped wand, and is just $6.00. It also features a special, “3D complex” that helps hydrate –try “Swank” in a barely-there pink that adds just a touch of color for a :just bitten” look.
You can use MARK’s double-ended hook up for eye products, too. This is the easiest way to carry mascara and liner, or lip gloss and an eye product, easily. Pop one color in, take another out. The choices are varied, and you’ll always have the colors and products you want literally, at hand. I like Scanda-Lash, which somehow manages to squeeze a full-sized mascara wand into that thumb-sized hook up tube! It also is just $6.00 and comes in brown, black, blue or purple. There is a waterproof Scanda Lash Hook Up, too. Line eyes with another Hook Up: Mark On the Edge Eyeliner $6.00 comes in three colors: Black, brown and a mauve-ish purple.
Traditionalists might prefer the little, round, black compact with a duo of gel eye colors called: “Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow.” $10.00 gets you a really lovely, multi-tasking set of waterproof, gel-based shades that are build able for extra intensity. They are great for intense, dramatic, eye looks, and easy to apply eyeliners. The duo in the photo is called “Surreal,” but for glamour, I like “Entourage,” a jet black paired with shimmery silver. The silver makes a startlingly pretty eye liner as well as a lid color.
And if you prefer pressed powder, MARK has that covered, with compacts that are magnetic, so you can also pick and choose your color palette, and change it up when you feel the urge. If I counted correctly, there are 23 colors of I-Mark eye shadow ($5.00 each) in various formulas from matte to shimmer. For Valentine’s Day, create a traditional, smoky eye with a deep grey called “Corset.” Go glamorous with a light, silver with tons of silver shimmer called “Glitterati” or make a romantic statement with a true deep pink called ‘Luvstruck.”
While you’re thinking of ways to perk up your look, why not get yourself a glitzy piece of statement jewelry to help add a bit of a glow to the rest of you! MARK’s fabulous but frugal “Linked to My Heart” Chain Bracelet is just $30.00 and it’s a gorgeous , expensive-looking mix of large, nugget-y gold links, and smooth, shiny ones. It is 6″ with a 2 1/2″ extender. A huge, spring ring clasp makes it easy to close. There is also a shiny, round dangle charm with a modern looking heart on one side, and the m.powerment by mark. emblem on the other. But that’s not the only reason to buy this great looking bracelet. 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of this bracelet ($21.63) are donated directly to m.powerment by mark.*, a philanthropic initiative dedicated to breaking the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence by awarding grants to organizations which share this mission. Did you know that a shocking, 1 in 5 teens report being physically abused by a partner while in a serious relationship? Get this bracelet and you can feel good about helping to deal with this serious issue, too.
You can purchase all of these MARK products online at www.meetmark.com or better yet, find a local representative and help a young woman who is a MARK representative, to finance her dreams!
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