Have you Met My Friend, Mary Kay?

It has been documented here on my bloggity blog before that my love for Mary Kay® products is deep and true. Deep and true, friends. Which is odd because I’m not much of a makeup person. I wear very little make up on a daily basis, but that just means that what I do wear needs to be quality and affordable, and that is why Mary Kay® works for me.

 Recently, Mary Kay sent me a box full of goodies to try. Naturally, when the box arrived, I had to fight Gracie fight-club style to keep it out of her grubby little girly paws. I won that fight and then locked myself in the bathroom for an hour while I played.


Here is what I love about Mary Kay® make-up products: Everything is customizable! They sent me something called the Compact Mini, and it is just about the most brilliant beauty product concept I think I’ve seen. The compact is MAGNETIC.


Just let that sink in for a minute. It’s magnetic. So, you can pop in different colors and products when you want a change. New season? No biggie. Change out those fall colors for some richer winter ones. Not feeling the blush this time of year? No biggie. Pop out the blush and add in two more eye shadow colors instead. Want to try some fancy-pants contouring make up styles that I am not anywhere near qualified enough to try on my own? No biggie. Take out the eye shadows and put in two different shades of blush. The possibilities are endless!



Another product they sent me was something called Gel Eyeliner. It came in this little pot and it looked so INTENSE. Like, I should probably have a degree in cosmetology before playing with something like this. This ain’t yo’ momma’s eye liner, ladies.


It came with this tiny paintbrush thing, and you literally PAINTED on your eyeliner! I felt like an art product! And it was AWESOME! It went on so much smoother than my normal eyeliner (that must be the gel part) and it was super easy to apply.


By the time I put on blush, eyeshadow, and eye liner, I felt like I should go ahead and put on the lipstick and gloss just to finish off the look–even though it was only 5:30 on a Monday night, and I should have been preparing dinner for my family. Why not just swish on some lipstick and call it a day? So, I did.


And that’s when I was like, “Well, HELLO, PLAYFUL PARTY GIRL LOOK!” I used their Creme Lipstick in Berry Kiss and it was berry, berry pwetty. They sent me a tube of their NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Pink Wink (how cute is that name?!), too, so I topped it all off with some shiny glass to just make my mouth POP.


Well, by the time my whole face was done up all nice and pretty, who wants to cook a chicken? Thankfully, my hubby agreed that those berry shinny lips should be taken out to dinner, so the chicken waited and we hit the town for a crazy date night. Just kidding. We took the kids to Chili’s. Because that’s how you roll when you’re playing suburban dress-up on a Monday night. Thanks Mary Kay® for introducing me once again to new products that have the same standard of excellence as your tried and true products. I’m glad we’re friends.

You can visit www.marykay.com and check out more of their makeup looks here

Which new Mary Kay® product would you like to try? Leave an answer in the comments below and you will be entered for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card and a Mary Kay® prize package! 


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164 Thoughts to “Have you Met My Friend, Mary Kay?”

  1. Lisa

    Painted eyeliner!

  2. Dessi

    I would love to try the eyeliner! I’m not a huge makeup gal but when I don’t want to look like a tired zombie mother of two, I throw on eyeliner and mascara and call it a day!

  3. Nicole

    The pink wink for sure based on name alone

  4. Ah! I have met your friend Mary Kay. 🙂 I am a beauty consultant in Charlotte! (click my name to get to my website!) I also have that exact same look that’s in your compact. LOVE those eye shadow colors. I sold all of them twice yesterday just from wearing it myself!

  5. Jaclyn

    Ohhh goodness those eyeshadow/blush magnetic palates sound AMAZING – and I’m trying to learn shading etc (ha!) so those would be wonderful to own. My mom bought MaryKay for YEARS, I love playing with their stuff.

  6. Elissa

    I am all about that gel eyeliner! Looks so good on you, Katie!

  7. Jennifer

    That magnetic compact sounds amazing!

  8. Adrienne

    Gel eye-liner!!!

  9. Kristi

    I’d love to try the gel eyeliner!

  10. Crystal

    Ohhh! I love the berry kiss creme lipstick!

  11. Nina

    I would want to try the lipgloss.

  12. Ginna

    Those lipsticks – love the color!

  13. Jennifer h

    I’d like to try the gel eyeliner the most. Looked really cool on you!

  14. Allison

    The gel eyeliner is intriguing to me – would love to try it!

  15. Stephanie

    I like the lip gloss, and pink wink is a pretty fun name 🙂 I also like some of the other lip gloss colors from the website, Sun Blossoms and Shock Tart- those would be good colors on me.

  16. Katie Miranda

    Gel eyeliner looks heavenly!

  17. Katie Miranda

    “@marriageconfess Have You Met My Friend, Mary Kay? She’s giving away a $100 Visa gift card #sweepstakesentry http://marriageconfessions.com/?p=12242“. My tweet! (MrsKam516)

  18. Alicia

    Ooh! Gel eyeliner! I could also use some eyebrow color to fill in my bald spot. I can’t get on site now though. Scheduled for web maintenance. 🙁

  19. Melissa

    I want to try that Berry Kiss lipstick. You and I have similar coloring and it looks great on you, so I’m hoping it’d work well on me, too 🙂

    It’s adorable that Chris took you and the kids out for dinner because you looked so pretty and had nowhere to go. Aren’t husbands the best sometimes??

  20. Rebecca in WA

    I’d love to try that gel eyeliner – so brilliant!

  21. Rebecca B

    I’m excited to try the magnetic palettes!

  22. Erin S.

    I would love to try the magnetic compact – that is such a great concept!

  23. I think the magnetic compact sounds amazing!

  24. Colleen

    Magnetic compact!! Awesome!

  25. I sell Mary Kay, but am not much of a make-up person myself. I love their skin care products, so that’s primarily what I use (and why I started selling). I might have to try out the gel eyeliner the next time I order. Though I’d love the $100 gift card, I don’t think I’d be eligible for the prize package. Thanks for such great reviews on our products.

  26. Mami2jcn

    I’d like to try the Creme Lipstick in Berry Kiss.

  27. Mami2jcn


  28. Julie

    Magnetic compact sounds awesome!

  29. Julie Wood

    I want to try the gel eyeliner! It looks really good on you, and I use liners every day! I love Mary Kay Products!

  30. Chloe P

    Love that berry lipstick!

  31. Stephanie

    i would love to try the Gel eye-liner

  32. Stefania

    For SURE the gel eyeliner!!! That looks so fancy.

  33. Sharon H

    I think they made the gel eyeliner just for me. I can NEVER get my eyeliner to go on smooth! I get all close to the mirror, my hand starts shaking, the whole bit. I definitely need to try the gel!

  34. Mindy

    Oooohhh, I totally want to try that gel eyeliner!!!

  35. Elena

    I want to try the Gel eyeliner

  36. Kristen

    Would love to try the eyeliner.

  37. Mary Ellen

    I would like to try the pink wink lip gloss all the way! It looks so pretty. I would say I would try the gel eye liner too, but I would be too scared of making a huge mess!

  38. Laurie

    I love that lipstick, especially for the holidays!

  39. Sheila

    I want to try the gel eyeliner. That lipstick is so pretty too, though! So, maybe the lipstick. How about all of it!

  40. Teresa W

    I love Mary Kay as well. That new eyeliner looks awesome.

  41. Mary

    Love the lipstick! Can’t wait to try!

  42. jodi scott

    Wow – the gel eyeliner looks like fun!


    I’m curious about the eyeliner, does it stay on all day? Does it smear? Does it come off easily with makeup remover? Does it feel stiff once it’s dried? I’m so particular about eye liner and I hate buying a new one with out knowing whether I’ll even like it. That said, I do like Mary Kay’s regular eye liners.

  44. Nicole D

    I would love to try the NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Pink Wink. Such a pretty color.

  45. Sara M

    I would LOVE to try the lipstick you used, Creme Lipstick in Berry Kiss. That is an amazing color. I hope it looks as good on me as it does for you.

  46. Jessica To

    I would like to try the gel eyeliner.

  47. Amy

    I would love to try the gel eyeliner!

  48. PJ

    That magnetic compact is genius! It would be so perfect for all the traveling I do! So much more convenient than lots of different containers.

  49. Kelly D

    I would like to try the Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss

  50. Melody Stachon

    I LOVE gel eyeliner! 🙂

  51. Natalie Yarbrough

    I am the most excited to try the gel eyeliner!

  52. Sandy

    I love the color palette in the compact. It is a never ending hunt to find eyeshadow that does not have glitter!

  53. Ashley

    I love the eye shadows!! I love how they are still very natural but still add a little extra.

  54. Tiffany

    Gel eye liner!

  55. Erica

    What a great idea- the magnetic compact!

  56. Julie S

    I might actually use that eyeliner!!

  57. Meg C.

    The gel eyeliner!

  58. Erin

    The magnetic compact sounds like fun!

  59. Suzanne

    I love Mary Kay products. I’ve always been a fan of their timewise products but I also love their lipsticks and glosses. I really want to try the gel eyeliner as well 🙂

  60. heather

    I want to try the playful party girl look this holiday season.

  61. tj

    I would love to try that magnetic compact blush / eye shadow set!

  62. I would LOVE to try that Berry Kiss lipstick you have on there its gorgeous!!!

  63. Allison

    It’d be fun to try some new eye colors in the magnetic compact!

  64. Jessica Mason

    I’d love to try the gel eyeliner!

  65. shaunie

    I would love to try the Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss

  66. Melissa M

    I like the Merry Berry look.

  67. Madeline

    I’d love to try the Gel Eyeliner. It looks like it would stay on for a long time!

  68. girlsmama

    I’d love to try the gel eyeliner!

  69. D Schmidt

    I would really like to try the Gel Eyeliner because it looks very interesting.

  70. Jessie C.

    I would like to try the Gel Eyeliner, it looks amazing!
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  71. Jessie C.


  72. Ivette

    I’m a little “scared” of all the fancy make up too but I love playing around with it!

  73. Shannon R.

    Definitely the gel eyeliner!

  74. Tabs

    What?? I have to pick just one?? Talk about tough choice!

    I would love to try the gel eyeliner. I use a black shadow for my eye liner right now which I love so I’m thinking I would love the gel option even more!

  75. Tina M

    i want to try the gel eyeliner

  76. The creme lipstick sounds nice, and I’ve been wanting to try a new blush!


  77. Kristen

    I love lip color….so I’d like to try the lip gloss.

  78. rachel

    That eyeliner looks like tons of fun!

  79. Rachel K

    Gel eyeliner sounds awesome

  80. Rebecca Graham

    I would like to try the new gel eyeliner.

  81. Gina M

    I would love to try the True Dimensions® Lipstick in Rosette!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  82. Gina M


  83. Susan Smith

    I love the Creme Lipstick in Berry Kiss. That’s the color I use every day.

  84. LaTanya

    the holiday romance look

  85. Katie N.

    Ohhhh I want to try that eye liner! Looks like it would rock my world!

  86. sandra

    the merry berry look

  87. Barbara Montag

    I’d love to try the Mary Kat at Play Eye Crayon for a new look.
    thank you

  88. Em Mahr

    I’d love to try the Amber Blaze mineral eye color

  89. OFG

    Mascara, it’s one of the few products I typically wear.

  90. Janice

    the magnetic compact!

  91. April V.

    I’d like to try the gel eyeliner – I’m terrible at applying makeup and this sounds like it was easy.

  92. Lisa Brown

    i would like to try the gel eye liner, looks nice.

  93. steve weber

    A nice eyeliner.

  94. Bethany

    The compact mini looks like something I would use and a great idea!

  95. Rebecca

    Magnetic compact!

  96. Abby Strand

    I’d like to try the gel eyeliner!

  97. Rebecca

    I would like to try the lip gloss.

  98. Amy VH

    I love my Mary Kay, but I am not much of a makeup person. I guess I would say that I am interested in lip gloss, but I really love their Time Wise Miracle Set and I really want the Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush.

  99. Debbie B

    i would like to try the magnetic compact mini

  100. maria cantu

    The gel eyeliner.

  101. Anna Pry

    i would most like to try the creme lipstick pryfamily5@gmail.com

  102. Stephanie Phelps

    The New Mary Kay product I would love to try is the magnetic compact.

  103. erica best

    The Thinking of Love Eau de Parfum




    The berry lipstick – looks great!

  106. Kerry

    The magnetic compact!

  107. Carolsue

    I would like to try the Mary Kay At Play® Hail to the Nails Mini Nail Lacquer Trio

  108. Sonya Morris

    I would love to try the gel eyeliner!

  109. In looking at their “new product” category on their website, I would most like to try the NEW! Limited-Edition†
    Mary Kay At Play® Hail to the Nails Mini Nail Lacquer Trio found here: http://www.marykay.com/en-US/New-Products/Mary-Kay-At-Play-Hail-to-the-Nails-Mini-Nail-Lacquer-Trio/200590.partId?eCatId=4294967131 I love the colors!

  110. The Berry Kiss lip color looks amazing on you. Would love to try that out!

  111. Aurelie Red

    I would like to try the berry kiss creme lipstick, love the color !
    (and also the eyeliner !)

  112. Annette

    I’d really like to try the Gel Eyeliner.

  113. Tabathia B

    the Mary Kay® Ultimate Mascara

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  114. janetfaye

    I would love to try Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner, it looks so easy to apply.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  115. Betty C

    I’d like to try the gel eyeliner. It sounds remarkable.

  116. Amanda Sakovitz

    i want to try the holiday romance look!

  117. Kathryn Cort

    I don’t own any Mary Kay cosmetics but would love to try the magnetic palettes

  118. Thomas Murphy

    My GF wants to try the NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Pink

  119. WHITNEY

    I’d love to try the gel eyeliner!

  120. Georgia

    The Thinking of Love Parfum!!!!!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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