Review: Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Pink Luster

Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss has been featured in Her World Beauty 2012 and there are eight shades to choose from. I like the petite size of the lip gloss because it looks ready cute and can be slip into any small spaces in my bag. The packaging is not flimsy at all and I love how it has floral vine design too.

Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Pink Luster 2

Get brilliant shine and an instant boost of moisture that leaves lips feeling nourished.

  • Loaded with good-for-you ingredients.
  • Smooths, protects and conditions lips.
  • Rich, intense, long-wearing shades
  • In a range of finishes – from no shimmer to shimmering sparkle
  • Custom-bottle fits in Mary Kay® Compact and Compact Pro®.

Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Pink Luster - Applicator & Swatch

It comes with a fuzzy doe-foot applicator and through the swatch, I can see that this lip gloss is quite pigmented and has fine glitters in it. The fine glitters are quite prominent especially under artificial lights. The shade Pink Luster is a medium to dark pink, almost like mauve shade. It also has that sweet faint chocolate scent, it does smell yummy!

Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Pink Luster - Before & After

On before, you can see my lips is quite pale and dull and on after, my lips looks so glam! Simply because this lip gloss adds so much shine to it and I believe the glitters are boosting the shine. You can also tell how pigmented this lip gloss comparing both of the photos.

Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Pink Luster - Lasting Power

I won’t be expecting that this lip gloss to stay put on my lips on the entire day. Lip gloss usually slips off and can be transferred easily.

  • 8:49AM – Freshly applied it and head off to work
  • 12:12PM – After going through half a cup of water and green tea, you can definitely see the glitters from the lip gloss now. There are still remaining lip gloss, about 20% left and this is before me having lunch.
  • 2:30PM – The lip gloss totally worn off and there is still bits of glitters on my lips. If you look closely, there are tiny white bite on my lips. Firstly, I thought there was some remaining tissue pieces left on my lips but I was wrong! Its the glitters from the lip gloss. I reapplied the lip gloss right after.
  • 6:30PM – Only at the inner lips where the lip gloss is worn off because of drinking water throughout the day.

Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss - Ingredients

Its dermatology tested and from the ingredients listing, it does contain silica and mica.

Verdict?

I liked how pigmented and moisturising the lip gloss is but the shine was a little too much for my preference. If you like all the shine, this might be for you. The consistency is quite thick and sticky, my hair get caught on the lip  gloss many times though. Indeed, it does provide moisture because even after the lip gloss worn off, my lips doesn’t feel dry.

Price: MYR50.00

Weight: 0.15fl.oz/4.5ml

AvailabilityMary Kay Beauty Consultants

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PROs:

  • Pigmented shade
  • Moisturizing

CONs:

  • Sticky texture
  • Shine effect is too great
  • Glitters left overs when its worn off

My Rating: 4/5

 

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This powder has been provided by Mary Kay in conjunction of One Women Can Beauty Contest, kindly refer disclaimer.

Review: Mary Kay® Sheer Dimensions™ Powder in Pearls (Opalescent), Fine Natural Highlights

Honestly speaking, I’m very into shimmer or highlights recently and totally not afraid of wearing it although I have combination skin. This is especially great for those who have dull skin or wants to achieve the glowing skin. I’m totally into it because I wanted to achieve glowing skin like Koreans which make their skin look radiant and healthy. Mary Kay introduces their new Sheer Dimensions range where they can be your highlighter, blusher or bronzer. The one I have here is Pearls.

Mary Kay Sheer Dimensions Powder in Pearls (Opalescent) 2

What about Sheer Dimensions™ Powder?

Sheer Dimensions™ Powder provides a flawless, high-definition finish – that’s what 9 out of 10 women said about wearing it. They also said:

  • 97% said it creates a soft-focus effect and is easy to apply
  • 94% agreed it provides all-over luminosity and a camera-ready complexion
  • 92% said it does not settle into fine lines, and skin looks fresh and radiant all day.

*Results reflect the percentage of women who agreed with the statement during a one-week independent consumer study.

The Science Behind The Product

  • Breakthrough technology has opened the door to create new depth and forms in powder like never before. The three dimensional embossing can achieve heights beyond which traditional pressed technology is known.
  • Light-diffusing effect. Allows any skin tone to “come alive” with every shade’s sheer veil of color. Just choose the shade that’s most beautiful to you.
  • Pure color. Mary Kay® Sheer Dimension™ Powder delivers color in a highly pure and transparent form that allows women to wear shades they never thought they could. You can’t make a “wrong” choice. So whether you want to look like you’re bathed in candlelight, are fresh from a brisk autumn walk or just returned from an island paradise, the buildable, easy to blend formula makes it easy to create the effect you want.

In addition Mary Kay® Sheer Dimension™ Powder contains:

  • Spherical Powders – Give the formula an exceptionally smooth, velvety texture that feels soft and weightless on the skin; won’t settle into fine lines.
  • Optical Diffusers – Reflect light for a radiant, soft-focus effect.
  • Plant-Derived Ingredient — Known for its skin-softening and hydrating benefits.

Luxurious-feeling formula delivers sheer, all-over luminosity and a camera-ready finish.

Mary Kay Sheer Dimensions Powder in Pearls (Opalescent) Swatch & Ingredients

This shade is on the pale shimmery pink, its not too shimmery and the powder is pretty fine in texture. Because the shade is more of the pale color, this goes on better as a highlighter instead of a blusher. Through the swatch, it seems like this shade looks really pale over my tan skin. Please do bare in mind that this powder does contain mica and silica.

Mary Kay Sheer Dimensions Powder in Pearls (Opalescent) Application

Here is how I used it and there is a mere difference with the before and after. I didn’t want to over-powdering my face because I did it once and it appears whitish. To use this on a combination to oily skin like me, I have to apply it sparingly. I applied it on my t-zone, apples of my cheek and hollows of my cheek. Personally, I want to have that chubby cheeks (which is why I applied over the hollows of my cheeks) since I have long face shape. Adding dimension over my cheeks will shorten the length.

Mary Kay Sheer Dimensions Powder in Pearls (Opalescent) Lasting Power

Because I applied very lightly, you can hardly see it through the camera but if you see it directly onto my face, you can definitely spot it. The powder I would say last pretty well for my combination to oily skin and I purposely applied more on my nose bridge, notice how my nose looks taller throughout the day?

Verdict?

I would recommend this powder as a highlighter for those who have fair to olive skin tone. It will appear too pale over darker skin tones. I was worried that it might be too shimmery for my skin but I find that if I use it sparingly, it does make my skin look much radiant and glowing. I did not develop any irritation or breakout from using this powder. However, if you’re scent sensitive, this powder has crayon-like scent if you sniff it closely but once you applied it, you can hardly smell anything. Overall, I think this powder isn’t too bad and I like how natural it looked on me.

Price: MYR125.00

Weight: 7g

Availability: Mary Kay Beauty Consultants

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PROs:

  • Fine powder, natural looking highlighter
  • Creates natural radiant glow
  • Doesn’t give any irritation
  • Doesn’t break me out

CONs:

  • Over-applying will give make one look very pale/white
  • Crayon-like scent

My Rating: 4.5/5

 

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This powder has been provided by Mary Kay in conjunction of One Women Can Beauty Contest, kindly refer disclaimer.

Review: Mary Kay® Lash Love™ Waterproof Mascara in I ♥ Black!

Personally, I have never tried any of Mary Kay’s products and I was given a few products to try by Mary Kay. If you know me well, I’m a mascara junkie and I just love how to see the transformation of my lashes by using the mascara. A few swipes of the mascara helps to open up your eyes more. I’m giving it Mary Kay® Lash Love™ Waterproof Mascara first.

Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara in I Love Black 2

Mary Kay® Lash Love® Waterproof Mascara defines, defends and delivers voluminous lashes, strengthening and conditioning them without an overdone look.  Show your lashes some love with this formula that lasts for 10 hours or more.* Holds up through sweat, rain, tears, humidity, and water. Lashes appear fuller, lifted and multiplied.

  • Unique sculpted brush separates lashes.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Ophthalmologist-tested.
  • Flake-, smudge- and clump-resistant.​

Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara in I Love Black - Applicator

The formula seems pretty wet and I’m a little worried that it might get clumpy seeing that a chunk of the formula stayed on at the top of the mascara before using it. The brush bristle is short but might seem to go well for defining lashes. The shade that I have here is I ♥ Black, the only shade available in Malaysia.

Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara in I Love Black - Ingredients

  • Mary Kay® Panthenol Pro Complex™ is an exclusive complex that contains provitamin B5 (panthenol) and phytantriol, ingredients commonly used in shampoos and conditioners that together attract moisture from the air and bind it to hair. When used in mascara, this complex adds moisture to eyelashes and helps make the mascara easier to apply.
  • Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate) is an antioxidant known for its moisturizing and conditioning benefits.

Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara in I Love Black - Application

Applying mascara is definitely not the toughest job, just sweep them over your lashes and voila!

  • Naked Lashes – Clean lashes without any lash base
  • Single Coat – Lashes is well defined and the formula dries really fast once it get to your lashes. Got to work the mascara on the lashes fast. My lashes does feel dry and harden.
  • Double Coat – It does get a little bit clumpy as I tried to apply another coat over and it doesn’t separate too well but it does build volume.

Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara in I Love Black - Lasting Power

Lasting power check…

9:24AM – Freshly applied the mascara and you can see how it is slightly clumpy

4:27PM – The mascara didn’t smudge but if you look closely, some of my lashes are gathering together at its tip and my lashes does seem slightly weigh down too.

6:27PM –  My lashes look the same from the lash update and it doesn’t smudge at all.

Verdict?

This mascara goes great for those who wants their lashes to be defined. It does give my lashes that high curl but it weighs down after 7 hours. Kudos for the waterproof formula because the mascara didn’t smudge on me at all, however it was pretty tough removing it. I used my cleansing oil to remove and the mascara does leave the panda eye effect on my under eye. Also, I didn’t like how hard my lashes felt when I have this mascara on, it made me had that impression as though its going to make my lashes dry and unconditioned but I have not seen any of my lashes drop.

Price: MYR 75.00

Weight: 0.28oz/8grams

Availability: Mary Kay Beauty Consultants

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PROs:

  • Water- and smudge-proof after 9 hours
  • Voluminous
  • High curls

CONs:

  • Leaves panda eye effect after removing
  • Lashes felt hard after application
  • Difficult to remove with cleansing oil
  • Weighs down lashes after 7 hours
  • Gets a little clumpy

My Rating: 3.9/5

 

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This mascara has been provided by Mary Kay in conjunction of Mary Kay One Women Can Beauty Contest 2013, kindly refer disclaimer.

Mary Kay® One Women Can Beauty Contest 2013

The Mary Kay® One Woman Can Beauty Contest is part of Mary Kay Asia Pacific’s region collaboration for the Mary Kay global 50th anniversary. Mary Kay® One Woman Can™ Beauty Contest starts from 8th March to 10th May 2013 and will see beautiful transformations of women in Malaysia and Singapore through exciting makeover sessions by Mary Kay’s Independent Sales Force nationwide in both countries.

The contest will make 5 women’s dreams come true as they will win a trip to Hong Kong to attend the grand finale star-studded event. There, local country winners will compete against other Asia Pacific winners to earn the coveted Mary Kay Asia cover girl title.

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To celebrate the official launch of One Woman Can™ Beauty Contest on March 8, also the International Women’s Day, Mary Kay Malaysia and Singapore joins with other Mary Kay subsidiaries on five continents for the first-ever Mary Kay® Global Makeover Day, a kick off simultaneous event uniting all of Mary Kay in setting a world record for the most number of makeovers done in 24 hours. With the help of Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants, all their customers will learn how to apply one of Mary Kay’s makeup looks using Mary Kay color products.

How To Participate?

  1. Get a beauty self-makeover through an Independent Beauty Consultant (purchase required for participation)
  2. Upload ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures on www.makeovercontestmarykay.com
  3. Customers can share their entries online to get votes to stand a chance to win fabulous prizes!

FIVE Grand Prizes To Be Won!

  • 4 Days & 3 Nights trip to HONG KONG for the regional Grand Finale event
  • Professional styling & photo shoot in Hong Kong
  • Cover feature and story in Mary Kay publications
  • Charity donation in her name to Pusat Kebajikan HOPE Worldwide Malaysia
  • RM1,000 product hamper
  • The chance to compete with other Asia Pacific finalists in Hong Kong!

The Mary Kay® One Woman Can™ Beauty Contest starts from 8th March to 10th May 2013. For more information about contest entry and how to take part, visit www.makeovercontestmarykay.com or contact Mary Kay Malaysia head office at 03 7711 7555. They are also in Facebook, keep yourself updated with their latest buzz by liking Mary Kay Malaysia below!