Saturday, May 3, 2014

Mary Kay Vox Box from Influenster!

Picture courtesy of Confetti Collective - I opened mine too fast to get a good pic!
I was very excited to recieve the Influenster Mary Kay #mkglam voxbox, packed with more makeup than I could even imagine!

Having fun after trying out the Mary Kay Vox box!

This is a little out of my norm for this blog, but I wanted to show off the results of playing around with all this awesome makeup. First up, let me tell you what they included:

Mary Kay® Bronzing Powder
Mary Kay® Translucent Loose Powder
Mary Kay® Mineral Cheek Color
Mary Kay® Cream Eye Color in Apricot Twist
Mary Kay® Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush
Mary Kay® Lash Love® Mascara
Mary Kay® Gel Eyeliner with Expandable Brush Applicator in Jet Black
Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Mango Tango

Usually I stick to just eye makeup - I could say it's because I'm a new mom and I just don't have time to put into the rest of my face, but truthfully I've always mostly focused on eyeshadow, liner and mascara. Lately I have been trying to take time for myself, even if it is just 5 minutes a day. It's amazing what putting on a little makeup can do for your mood! 

Let's chat about the products a little:

First up, I used a thin layer of the MK translucent face powder, lightly brushed over my BB cream of choice - L'oreal Magic Skin Beautifier in Fair. The powder helped even out my tone, and if I wanted a slightly dewier look I could have reversed the order and done powder first, then cream. Either way I don't need full coverage so I go light on both products at this step. 

Next up, I lightly brushed a small amount of bronzer under my cheek bones, then accentuated the apple of my cheek bones with the blush provided. A little goes a long way with these two products, and the large brush they sent helps apply without streaking or heavy areas. I think I was more excited about getting the brushes than some of the products!

Once you have your face settled, it's time to add details. I used the smaller MK brush to apply the Apricot Twist eye cream to my lids, blending softly into my eyelid crease. Then I took the thinner extendable brush and applied a thin line to each lid. I have to emphasize how absolutely divine the gel eyeliner is. Smooth application, long lasting... I can't get over how much I love this stuff! The only complaint I have would be to say that the brush is not thin enough for the kind of eyeliner application I like. I ended up switching to a brush I owned previously for applications subsequent. The MK Lash love mascara has a good brush, with long bristles that capture each eyelash with only a little wiggling needed. I like to use an old mascara brush afterwards to eliminate clumping and lengthen the look of the mascara. It's also useful for eyebrows! 

At this point I could stop, but MK included one last little treat - a juicy orange lip gloss called Mango Tango. It is not my normal color choice but hey, I'm always up for trying something new! After applying I dabbed my lips a little to ease the glossy smacking. Regardless of whether the color works or not, the gloss itself applies smoothly and wears well. With that, my look is complete! 

My Mary Kay Voxbox look!

Be sure to check out the Mary Kay facebook for more products - It's easier than ever to connect with a Mary Kay associate! You can also find them on Twitter, @Marykay. Thanks for reading - hopefully you can find a new look for yourself with Mary Kay!

This Voxbox was sent to me for free in exchange for my honest review and thoughts. If you are interested in giving Influenster a try, message me and I'll send you an invite! 

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