Mary Kay Summer 2017

By Thursday, May 25, 2017 , , , , , , , , ,

Mary Kay has launched some great new items this summer. New mineral blushes that portions of the process go charity, a multi-tasking charcoal mask and a limited edition kit that creates a beautiful look. 

Clear Proof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask, $26
This mask is a triple power mask that helps cleanse your skin, reduce shine and help clear pores of impurities. Charcoal is known to help draw out and absorb impurities from deep down in the pores. Kaolin and Bentonite clays help boost the masks potency. It also has honeysuckle and navy bean extracts to help with the appearance of skin discoloration, which is great when you are suffering from post break out marks. 

While most clay and charcoal masks burn my skin, I find this one to be quite cool and soothing (it has rosemary and peppermint extracts in it). I love that as it dries I get to see all the little dots of oil and impurities in the mask.
Beauty That Counts Baked Cheek Powder, $23 each
Mary Kay has launched limited edition baked blushes this summer. Giving Heart with is a rosy colour and Kind Heart a luminous soft peach. Both blushes are in a cute heart shape and a sleek black compact. 
These blushes are soft and silky, apply really nicely and blend out well. I think they can be layered up quite nicely to the pigmentation you like. 
The best part of these baked blushes is that $2 from everyone sold between May 16th and August 15th will go to the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation. The foundation contributes to Look Good Feel Better which helps women dealing with all stages of cancer and by providing grants to women's shelter and community outreach centres. Overall it is a great cause and another good reason to like these blushes. 

Summertime Jewel Look, $89 ($97 value)
Mary Kay's Global Beauty Ambassador, Lusi Casco has created a set just for Mary Kay Canada. It features three eye-shadows (Sweet Cream, Hazelnut and Emerald), a mineral cheek colour (Sunny Spice), a black eyeliner (MKBlack) and a Semi-Matte lipstick (Mauve Moment). 
I personally really love the Semi-Matte lipstick line, and Mauve Moment was one of my favourites. 
As for the eye-shadows, I really like the Mary Kay formula, Sweet Cream and Hazelnut are fantastic matte shades that blend amazingly well and look great when applied. Emerald is a very pretty green but doesn't have a heavy payoff, you've got to pack it on. 
The retractable eyeliner in MK Black is a very dark solid black that is darker then many of the black liners in my collections. The formula is almost gel like (but not quite). The blush is a really nice mauve that match the lipstick perfectly. 
The look Lusi Casco created is has the Sweet Cream eye-shadow all over, Hazelnut in the outer corner, black liner along the lash line and then Emerald on top of the liner. Overall the set is a great set, I love how the lipstick and blush look great together, the green looks great with mauve.
I created this look but with the modification that I put Hazelnut all over my eyelid area.

I really like this look, it works really well and Emerald is given much more pop when placed on top of the liner then on its own.
Overall I am really loving this collection. The Summertime Jewel Look is a great set that I think will look great on lots of people. All the colours in it work really well together to make a great overall look. The blushes are a great mineral blushes that have a great texture and payoff. The charcoal mask that really helps pull gunk from your skin. Really it is a great overall collection.

What do you think of Mary Kay's Summer Collection? What products are you most interested in?

*Products were sent to me for review, all views and opinions are my own.