Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Mary Kay Merry Berry Holiday Look + Giveaway!


Disclosure: The products reviewed in this post were provided to me by Mary Kay Inc. for the purpose of review. I have been compensated for this review. 

Who doesn't like playing with new makeup? I do! When it comes to my makeup, I usually 
stick to a neutral go-to palette, so I was excited for a chance to break out of that old routine
 and try something new and different by partnering with Mary Kay to try out some 
great Mary Kay® cosmetic products! My goal? To try some new products and create a new 
look for myself. To do this, Mary Kay sent me a package of cosmetic goodies so that I could 
create Mary Kay's Merry Berry Look, which is perfect for the holidays. 




After unpacking my goodies I checked out the Mary Kay® website and spent some time in
 the Makeup Tips section, where I learned more about shaping my brows, how to apply lip 
liner, and how to choose eye shadow color. There were links to videos that showed how to 
apply makeup, so I watched a few of those too. When you wear cosmetics daily it's easy 
to fall into a routine of always choosing the same colors or products every day, especially
when you have a busy life. Believe me, I get that! I'm a busy mom of two, full time jewelry 
designer, and two-time author. I don't get a lot of time for me! So it was nice to take a few minutes just for myself and explore the tutorials and videos. 

Now it was time to experiment with my new cosmetics! I started with a clean face and 
applied a little bit of foundation and a dusting of powder and my canvas was ready to go! 




I did my eyes following the suggested directions in the Mary Kay® catalog. First I applied
Granite Mineral Eye Color over my eyelids and blended to the temple area. Next I applied
Moonstone Mineral Eye Color to the inner corners of my eyelids and along my brow bones.
Lastly, I accented my eyes with Coal Mineral Eye Color by applying a bit of that below my
brow bone into the crease of my eye and blended all of the colors together with the
Mary Kay® Eye Color Brush. I am crazy about blending! Maybe it's the artist in me, but
it's definitely one of the things I spend the most time on when applying my makeup. Blend those shadows ladies!

 Once I was finished applying my eye shadow colors and blending them, I applied the Black
 Eyeliner to my top and bottom lash lines, slightly winging it out at the outer corners. I liked
the eyeliner a lot. I like to apply a very fine line of eyeliner as close to my lashes as I can, and then I lightly smudge the liner to soften up the look. Once the liner was complete I topped it
all off with a coat of Mary Kay® Ultimate Mascara in Black. I was really happy with the way
my eyes looked once I was finished!
Next I did my lips. First I traced the outline of my lips with Plum Lip Liner, and then topped
them off with NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Sparkle Berry. I liked the liner and gloss colors a lot and thought they were very flattering on me. 
I finished off my look with a brush of Mary Kay® Mineral Cheek Color in Sparkling Cider.
Great shade! What do you think of my finished Mary Kay® Merry Berry look?  I was really
happy with the end results!  I thought the look was glamorous, especially with my hair
worn up. Thank you Mary Kay!


You can visit Mary Kay on YouTube, Facebook, or at MaryKay.com for more products, tips, and videos.

Below is the list of products (with prices) that I tried out in case you'd like to try them out too! 



Merry Berry Look
·         Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color – Granite $7.00
·         Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color – Moonstone $7.00
·         Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color – Coal $7.00
·         Mary Kay® Eyeliner - Black $12.00
·         Mary Kay® Lip Liner - Plum $12.00
·         Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss - Sparkle Berry $14
 All prices are suggested retail.
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68 comments:

  1. I like the shiny lip gloss best!

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  3. I like that it looks so natural and not to much makeup to make you look overdone. The lipstick is so pretty on you and it also looks so natural. I love the muted colored eyeshadow that makes your eyes stand out!

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  4. Twitter entry
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  5. I like that the colors look natural

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  6. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/539905521172508672

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  7. I like the berry colored lipstick the most.
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  9. The colors look wonderful on you.

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  10. My favorite thing about this look is the Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Sparkling Cider, so pretty!

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  11. Tweeted -- https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/539970076279984128

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  12. I like that it is a soft look

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  13. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/539977342009876480

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  14. tweet https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/539984436268662784 yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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  15. I love this look because of the warm colors and the fact that it looks very natural. yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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  16. All important to me are the eyes and I love Mary Kay makeup!

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  17. I love the eyeshadows! I especially love the Moonstone on the inner portion of your eyelids. The lip gloss is a great color on you too!

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  18. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/missfrugal/status/540196954949439489

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  19. I love this looks, it's natural and the colors look great on you.

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  20. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/540530931170148352

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  21. I like the cheek shade in Sparkling Cider, very pretty.
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  22. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/540709822199377920

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  23. i like that it is very natural looking on you

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  24. tweet https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/541713185737154560

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  25. You did some nice eyeshadow work.. very nice!

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  26. I like the Moonstone color- something you don't see every day.

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  27. I like the eyeshadow the most and how the make up looks quite natural and very flattering
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  28. tweeted for a second entry https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/541786442729414656

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  29. I love your eye makeup
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  30. https://twitter.com/618mom23boys/status/541977892461113344 vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

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  31. i like that the look is very natural

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  32. i posted a tweet here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/542500330865299456

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  33. i like the lip color the best pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  34. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/thepryfamily2/status/542883945906319360 pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  35. I think that look looks amazing it highlights and looks natural all at the same time!
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  36. I tweeted my4boysand1@gmail.com
    https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/542900298327797761

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  37. I LIKE THAT YOUR EYES POP BUT YOU DON'T HAVE "TOO" MUCH MAKEUP ON! afjackly@oakland.edu

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  38. TWEETED TOO https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/543928216239366144 afjackly@oakland.edu

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  39. I love the holiday romance smoky eye look – I can never get mine to look so good truckredford(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  40. https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/544276531086778368 truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  41. The lip color is very pretty, yet natural, and I like the Moonstone eye color too!

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  42. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/545381283317035008
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  43. This is a great look on you! I love the eye shadows and eyeliner on you.
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  44. Link to tweet:
    https://twitter.com/catholicfanatic/status/545809754434449408
    Thank you!
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  45. The best thing about this look is that you don't look overdone and it just highlights your natural looks rather than making you look like a different person. Nice!
    Angie
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  46. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/546022374500352000
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  47. I like the Festive Flirt look. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  48. I tweeted. https://twitter.com/Kim955776/status/546326418745860098

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  49. Your makeup looks amazing! I really like the eye color combo you chose. I like the neutral tones.
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  50. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/546529864933969920

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  51. I really like the Plum Lip Liner, seems very pretty.
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  52. My tweet https://twitter.com/AurelieRed/status/546712769953681408
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  53. The look is soft and beautiful; I especially like the lip color.

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  54. https://twitter.com/ThatTuxedoCat/status/546733749539307520

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  55. I like the granite eye color

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  56. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/546754344196923392

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  57. I like that this is a very pretty look and it looks natural.

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  58. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/546769276133470209

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  59. I love the lips!
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  60. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/546782123982860288
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  61. I love that its a soft, natural look

    Kathryn C
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  62. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/thrincor/status/546801446230822912

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  63. I like how your eyes look.

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  65. Tweet: https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/546815269285277696

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  66. The Natural look of it. Beautiful!

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