Thursday, 17 April 2014

Mary Kay Smoke & Shimmer Eye Wands *

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A little while ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the newest Mary Kay collection; the Fairytale & Fantasy Fall Colour collection. Part of this collection included four Smoke and Shimmer Eye Wands in exciting autumn colours!

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First off, I'm digging the packaging of this collection. A gorgeous deep purple is absolutely perfect for their theme, and makes the collection look so sophisticated!




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Golden Illusion, Amethyst Smoke, Enchanted Mauve, Blue Knight

All four colours are right up my alley! There's not one colour that I don't like in this collection. I think of all them are really versatile, particularly the lighter colours, while the darker colours are perfect for a twist on a smokey eye. 

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In terms of application, I find these really easy to apply. Being that they look and feel a lot like crayons, they apply just as easy! They have a really smooth almost wet feel on the eyelids, which makes them perfect for a base. Setting them with translucent powder - or a coloured eyeshadow - is a must if you want these babies to stay all day long.

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Golden Illusion, Amethyst Smoke, Enchanted Mauve, Blue Knight

As you can see, the swatches are fairly sheer. These are definitely more of a base rather than a full pop of colour, so if you're looking for pigmentation then this is not the product for you. However if you are looking for something super subtle, or even something to make other eye shadow products brighter, then this is definitely a great product. It's also really nice to slap on the eyelids for when you can't really be bothered doing your makeup, as it's just a nice subtle hint of colour. 

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Overall I really like these Smoke & Shimmer Eye Wands. They are gorgeous colours, apply easy and are pretty versatile. My personal favourite is Golden Illusion, I love to use it as a base for any of the lighter shades from the Urban Decay Naked palette, and it really makes the colours pop! The purple and blue are also fantastic bases for darker colours, while the mauve, which is more a pink, is really lovely for rose gold shades that usually aren't so pigmented.

Have you tried any of the Mary Kay Smoke & Shimmer Eye Wands before? If so, what are your thoughts? Do you like these kinds of products? You can now buy Mary Kay products directly from their website; here.

#mkdbcausnz #marykayausnz

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12 comments

  1. I think that the colour are not too pigments... very soft texture...

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    1. They are fairly sheer but still very lovely! xx

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  2. Nice post and yes, they are not pigmented but I love the colors....xoxoxo...^_^

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    1. It's true they aren't but they make fantastic bases, or even for a soft look! xx

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  3. That Blue Knight is fab! I'm hoping to place an order for their makeup setting spray but not sure what else to get with it. Even though these shades are very nice, I probably won't use them as much.
    xxx Kat @ Katness

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    1. Yeah they are a bit harder to use, being so sheer and all, but make really nice bases! I haven't tried their setting spray before, let me know how you like it! xx

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  4. I've always thought of Mary Kay as a nanna brand but you've proven me wrong :) the gold shade is so pretty.

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    1. I'd never heard of Mary Kay (at least in Australia) before becoming a blogger haha so I had no conceptions about them! But I've heard a lot of people say that hehe xx

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  5. I like how shadow crayons are making a comeback!

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  6. they look so pretty! I love crayons, they are always easier to apply and more efficient on the go!

    LilynotLouise | Beauty and Food

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    1. They are pretty aren't they! It definitely makes it easier! xx

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Mary Kay Smoke & Shimmer Eye Wands *

MK1

A little while ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the newest Mary Kay collection; the Fairytale & Fantasy Fall Colour collection. Part of this collection included four Smoke and Shimmer Eye Wands in exciting autumn colours!

MK2

First off, I'm digging the packaging of this collection. A gorgeous deep purple is absolutely perfect for their theme, and makes the collection look so sophisticated!




MK3

Golden Illusion, Amethyst Smoke, Enchanted Mauve, Blue Knight

All four colours are right up my alley! There's not one colour that I don't like in this collection. I think of all them are really versatile, particularly the lighter colours, while the darker colours are perfect for a twist on a smokey eye. 

MK4
MK6

In terms of application, I find these really easy to apply. Being that they look and feel a lot like crayons, they apply just as easy! They have a really smooth almost wet feel on the eyelids, which makes them perfect for a base. Setting them with translucent powder - or a coloured eyeshadow - is a must if you want these babies to stay all day long.

MK5

Golden Illusion, Amethyst Smoke, Enchanted Mauve, Blue Knight

As you can see, the swatches are fairly sheer. These are definitely more of a base rather than a full pop of colour, so if you're looking for pigmentation then this is not the product for you. However if you are looking for something super subtle, or even something to make other eye shadow products brighter, then this is definitely a great product. It's also really nice to slap on the eyelids for when you can't really be bothered doing your makeup, as it's just a nice subtle hint of colour. 

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Overall I really like these Smoke & Shimmer Eye Wands. They are gorgeous colours, apply easy and are pretty versatile. My personal favourite is Golden Illusion, I love to use it as a base for any of the lighter shades from the Urban Decay Naked palette, and it really makes the colours pop! The purple and blue are also fantastic bases for darker colours, while the mauve, which is more a pink, is really lovely for rose gold shades that usually aren't so pigmented.

Have you tried any of the Mary Kay Smoke & Shimmer Eye Wands before? If so, what are your thoughts? Do you like these kinds of products? You can now buy Mary Kay products directly from their website; here.

#mkdbcausnz #marykayausnz

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Follow me: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, BlogLovin

These products were provided for consideration.

12 comments:

  1. I think that the colour are not too pigments... very soft texture...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are fairly sheer but still very lovely! xx

      Delete
  2. Nice post and yes, they are not pigmented but I love the colors....xoxoxo...^_^

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's true they aren't but they make fantastic bases, or even for a soft look! xx

      Delete
  3. That Blue Knight is fab! I'm hoping to place an order for their makeup setting spray but not sure what else to get with it. Even though these shades are very nice, I probably won't use them as much.
    xxx Kat @ Katness

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah they are a bit harder to use, being so sheer and all, but make really nice bases! I haven't tried their setting spray before, let me know how you like it! xx

      Delete
  4. I've always thought of Mary Kay as a nanna brand but you've proven me wrong :) the gold shade is so pretty.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd never heard of Mary Kay (at least in Australia) before becoming a blogger haha so I had no conceptions about them! But I've heard a lot of people say that hehe xx

      Delete
  5. I like how shadow crayons are making a comeback!

    ReplyDelete
  6. they look so pretty! I love crayons, they are always easier to apply and more efficient on the go!

    LilynotLouise | Beauty and Food

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are pretty aren't they! It definitely makes it easier! xx

      Delete

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