By Sheila Arkee
When I received a few Mary Kay products to review, I immediately thought of an experience that will always color my perceptions of this brand.
Picture it – it’s the early 2000′s and we’re living in a world where J. Lo’s glow is what everyone is searching for and the Kardashian family have not yet entered the pop culture scene. Can you imagine that? At the time I was a young pup and took what seemed like an innocent trip to a temp agency for an admin job. Somehow this turned in to me visiting a Mary Kay sales meeting, singing along to Pink Cadillac in a dance circle, and giving myself what they said would be a spa facial. Tres bizarre!
Through the years I’ve used and really liked some Mary Kay products, most recently their NouriShine lip glosses and Lash Love mascara. While I initially loved the mascara, I had some major clumping issues and so I’m putting the mascara away for a couple weeks to see if time cures the mascara a bit and makes it easier to use.
Cafe Au Lait is a gorgeous neutral that goes perfectly with smoky eyes.
Red Passion is a nice, sparkly red that is perfectly wearable.
The pretty glosses are fantastic and add moisture and gleam without making your lips feel weighed down or overly sticky. While no gloss will ever really last through an entire day, the lasting power of NouriShine is impressive and does not fade away upon application. NouriShine has some good-for-you ingredients including Pomegranate Sterol, Antioxidant Rich Complex, and Aloe Leaf extract.
NouriShine glosses retail for $14 and are available online.
*Provided for consideration. Opinions are my own.