I remember seeing those pale pink compacts in my Mom’s dressing table drawer as a kid. They were calling my name, begging me to open them and play. Alas, the one time I made this calling a reality, I’m pretty sure it resulted in time-out and red lipstick all over my face and most of the counter. That was my first and last experience with Mary Kay. Until now.
I was offered the chance to try out some of Mary Kay’s new cosmetic and spa-like products, and I was intrigued to find out why so many women are addicted. Scores of women sell the brand successfully year after year, as evidenced by pink Cadillacs scooting around town. The brand is shrouded in a sort of mystery, since it isn’t available in stores but has a cult-like following of devotees. If it was good enough for my Mom a few decades ago, I figure it must still be pretty impressive to have continued in that success.
Keeping things short and sweet, this is what I found out: Mary Kay is a brand for smart, on-the-go ladies. Smart, you say? Yes. With compacts that allow you to switch out colors magnetically, you aren’t filling your makeup drawer with 100 different compacts taking up all your free space. You only need a few compacts that you supplement with smaller, lighter cases of colors that can be snapped into those compacts in 5 seconds. Me likey. (more…)