Friday, May 16, 2014

Mary Kay Influenster VoxBox Unboxing

I received yet another Influenster VoxBox and I couldn't be happier! I think I'm more excited about receiving these in the mail than the actual beauty boxes I pay money to subscribe to!

If you don't know what Influenster is, it's a FREE program where once you sign up, you can take surveys and earn badges that can qualify you to receive various FREE VoxBoxes full of sample-sized, and very often full-sized products, to try and review.

This time the box is all about Mary Kay! Honestly, I do not own any Mary Kay products and I think the only person who I can remember - I think - was my grandmother. So when I think of Mary Kay, I think of it as makeup more for my mom or her mom - very mature. I don't think of it as young, fresh, and trendy or very appealing to girls my age. I'm hoping this box can prove me wrong! 

First off, this box is already the cutest box I've ever received from Influenster. I was excited about the Valentine's Day J'adore VoxBox because it was pink - this one has an adorable design and roses all over it! I'm already won over. Once you open it open it, the pink and cutest continues as the box greets you with "hello, gorgeous! hola, bella!" I love it.

Within the pink tissue paper is a Mary Kay catalog and two cards. The introduction card outlines the products within the box and the other informs you about a survey you can take for a chance to win a $500 Visa Gift Card.

Inside My VoxBox

Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara in I <3 Black ($15)
This mascara states that it "defines, defends and delivers four times the volume" - four times the volume compared to what? Seems like a random number to choose - also what is it defending my lashes from? The elements of nature? Sorry I have so many questions haha I really am excited to receive and try this - I love getting new mascaras, especially full sized ones! This mascara has a nice long skinny wand with short spiky bristles, and bonus no funky smell!

Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Apricot Twist ($14)
This states that it's a "soft, creamy, long-wearing formula." Yes, it is very soft and very creamy. The long-wearing part is still to be determined as I have not tried it yet, but I do very much love this color. It's a beautiful warm gold with a hint of shimmer. Lovely on all skin tones. Perfect for summer.

Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush ($12)
This blush states its "stay-true color defines cheekbones." Gotta be careful with this packaging as the blush tries to fall right out! I really like this nice everyday pink color. There's a bit of a gold sheen to it that I actually really like as it warms up the face a bit so I think it's perfect for summer.

Mary Kay Translucent Loose Powder ($16)
I actually don't own any translucent powder although I'd been meaning to so I am very excited to receive this! As the description says, I'm hoping it will control "unwanted shine all day" - so important on those hot LA days!

Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner with Expandable Brush Applicator in Jet Black ($18)
Love the little brush it comes with! I'm a big fan of gel eyeliner so very excited to see this especially in such a HUGE pot! This is bigger than anything I've ever paid for! I also love that they gave you a nice basic jet black color instead of some funky color. Here's hoping that it is indeed a "versatile eyeliner with intense color payoff."

Mary Kay Gel Bronzing Powder ($18)
Very pleasantly surprised with the size of this product - once again it's huge! The color is very natural-looking, not orange-y at all and I can certainly see it giving you that "sun-kissed glow" it describes. The texture is also very nice and smooth.

Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Mango Tango ($14)
This little gloss comes in a bold fiery coral color perfect for summer. The card says it comes in "rich, intense, long-wearing shades." There's definitely some intense shimmer going on here.

Mary Kay Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush ($10) + Powder Brush
Finally, there are two brushes included although only one is listed on the card. The concealer blush is nice and soft and I can definitely see myself using it for applying cream eye colors as well. The powder brush is a nice addition that I will use with the translucent powder although it's not exactly the softest brush. The sleek design of the brushes are nice though with a nice matte handle.

Have you tried any Mary Kay products?

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