You may not believe me, but spring is going to be here really soon. I swear. The beauty brands know it too and have started releasing their Spring/Summer 2016 lines, Mary Kay included. A couple of weeks ago, I went to an event for the new Mary Kay Spring line and even got to create a bridal bouquet (I loved that part!). The Mary Kay Into the Garden Spril 2016 collection draws inspiration from a garden in the springtime.
For today’s post I wanted to focus on the Colour Compact palette in this limited edition Mary Kay Into the Garden collection that retails for $45 and features 4 eyeshadows and 3 lip glosses.
The 4 eyeshadows featured in the palette are all shimmers and are decently pigmented. There is a mauve-taupe (Natural Taupe), a pink champagne (Pink), a purple that leans a bit blue in some lights (Violet) and a deep, purple leaning brown (Plum Brown). All of them were swatched above with no primer underneath. What would have been great in this palette was a matte crease colour so that you could increase the number of possible looks.
The 3 lip glosses are all sheer with a hint of their colour coming through. Not overly sticky, they definitely add a lovely shine to the lips. The mauve pink (Pink) and coral pink (Coral) glosses have the most pigmentation in them and the peach shade (Nude) is mostly clear with only a hint of colour.
So that you could see how the shadows look on the eye, I started with the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded all over the lid. I then packed on Pink all over the lid as well as on the brow bone and inner corner. I took Natural Taupe and placed that all over the lid except for close to the inner corner. To deepen the outer corner, I used Plum Brown with a smaller brush and then a pencil brush to really concentrate the colour to that area. To blend everything out, I used MAC Omega throughout the crease. I found that Pink was a bit too overpowering on the browbone so I dusted some of it away with a brush with a setting powder on it. Great way to tone down too much shimmer.
For the lower lashline, I took Violet on a pencil brush and concentrated the colour very close to the lashes and carried it across two-thirds of the lower lashline. I took a touch of Natural Taupe to transition Violet into Pink in the inner corner. To blend out the colour, I used MAC Omega again but on a very small smudger brush. I finished off the look with a small winged liner and mascara on top and bottom lashes.
To complete the look I used the Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick in Blushing Pout with the lip gloss Pink from the Mary Kay palette to top it off. I absolutely love the shine the gloss gives to the lips with it’s slight iridescence.
Overall, I was mainly impressed with the unique shade of Violet for the eyeshadow and the finish of the glosses. If you are looking to add some spring touches into your basic makeup collection, this palette may be right for you (especially if you are always on the go and need to touch up).
The limited edition Mary Kay Into the Garden Spring 2016 collection is now available on Mary Kay.
til next time…
Disclaimer: Product featured in this post was provided for consideration.