November 19, 2012 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

Win a Basket of Mary Kay Products!

Win a Basket of Mary Kay Products!

There’s a reason Mary Kay makeup has been around for so long: it’s seriously awesome. As a style blogger and makeup aficionado, I think I’ve tried just about every brand of makeup on the market, and Mary Kay is one of my faves. It’s very reasonably priced, and I don’t think I’ve ever tried a Mary Kay product I didn’t like and end up using regularly. I definitely can’t say that for other brands! That’s why I was thrilled to get the chance to try out a whole bunch of Mary Kay products and tell you what I think of them. I’ll list the products below with the description and my thoughts.

Mary Kay Compact Mini Beauty in the Palm of Your Hand. Take glam on the go with the Mary Kay Compact Mini. The ingenious refillable magnetic compact provides a discrete way to carry those beauty must-haves and accommodate your busy lifestyle. The Mary Kay Compact Mini is perfect for all women, whether you like to keep things simple or love to change your beauty scenery frequently! And donít forget to store those applicators in the hidden tray underneath the magnetic well. My thoughts: This is actually my second compact mini and I’m a huge fan. The magnetic eye shadows and blush are ingenious, fit right inside the case, and can be easily removed when they’re used up. And it’s basic black, which suits me very well for quick, fuss-free touch-ups when I’m out and about.

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color Sparkling Eyes in Endless Shades. Through thick and thin, this long-lasting mineral-based wonder stays true, providing fade- and crease-resistant coverage when you need it most. The inclusion of Vitamins A, C and E helps protect against wrinkle-causing free radicals. Perfect for women ìon the go,î Mineral Eye Color fits into the customizable and sleek Mary Kay Compact family of products. My thoughts: True to color, Mary Kay eye shadow actually stays on my lids. SCORE.

Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush Glowing Cheeks in the Hottest Shades. This cheek color applies smoothly and evenly, with the high-quality mineral formula staying put for long-lasting wear, from day to night. Sure to please makeup lovers everywhere, these true-color, high-quality shades fit perfectly into the Mary Kay Compact family of products. My thoughts: I have a hard time finding blush that looks natural, and this color is definitely it. I’ve already put quite a dent in mine!

Mary Kay Lash Primer The benefits are clear. Get more from your mascara and stronger, more voluminous, longer-looking lashes. This primer also strengthens and helps condition lashes. Plus, it lifts lashes and helps them stay curled longer. My thoughts: I’m all about primer, but this is the first time I’ve had it for my lashes! Now I’m addicted. It really does make my lashes look thicker and longer when I wear it under my mascara.

Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black Boldly Voluptuous. When you want to go big, bold and dramatic, Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara is the most voluminous formula for longer-looking lashes that last all day. My thoughts: It doesn’t clump. It doesn’t run. It’s dramatic. I’m sold. And yes, I do like to use my mascara as a microphone. WHAT OF IT?

Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara in Black Fall in Love with Your Lashes. All the features women long for in a mascara– full, sultry, lengthening, eye-catching can be found in this mascara. By mixing moisturizing benefits from Panthenol Pro Complex and Vitamin E with a glam effect of volume and definition, not a lash will be left behind due to a flexible sculpting brush that separates and coats each individual lash for a clump- and flake-free and natural look. My thoughts: No clumping and it’s good for my lashes, too! YAY.

Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara in Black Show your lashes some love with this formula that lasts for 10 hours or more.Holds up through sweat, rain, tears, humidity, and pool and salt water. And lashes appear fuller, lifted and multiplied. My thoughts: We all have moments when we REALLY need a good waterproof mascara, whether we’re swimming, going to see a tear-inducing movie or reuniting with our long-lost birth mother. I’m in!

Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss Kiss your lips with instant moisture, feel-good benefits and serious shine. This Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss includes fourteen gorgeous colors. You’ll love the superlight, long-lasting, formula and the good-for-your-lips ingredients, like antioxidants and botanical extracts, that leave lips smoothed, protected and conditioned. My thoughts: This lip gloss is definitely one of my favorite Mary Kay products. It’s like chapstick, gloss, and color all in one product. I’m especially excited to use it this winter, to keep my lips from getting dry!

TimeWise Microdermabrasion Set Instant Results. Fight fine lines, refine pores and achieve beautifully smooth skin immediately with this simple two-step set. Step 1: Refine is an advanced exfoliator using key exfoliating ingredients used by dermatologists to immediately energize skin and reveal more radiant, healthy-looking skin. Step 2: Replenish separates the set from the competition. It’s a rich serum, containing vitamins, antioxidants and anti-irritants.
My thoughts: I’m addicted. Seriously, after several weeks of using this set, my skin is looking fantastic and it feels softer than ever. Now that I’m in my mid-30s, I’m trying to take better care of my skin. This Microdermabrasion Set definitely does the job for me.

NEW Mary Kay TimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Eye Renewal Cream Reawaken Eyes and Restore a Youthful Appearance. Smooth, wrinkle-free skin is eye-deal at any age! A lifetime of animated facial expressions, sun exposure and squinting can cause the delicate, fragile skin of the eye area to become more susceptible to advanced signs of aging, which can contribute to a tired, older-looking appearance. Mary Kay helps combat these aging culprits with the all-new Mary Kay TimeWise RepairVolu-Firm Eye Renewal Cream. This rich, pampering, formula is part of the all-new Mary Kay TimeWise Repair Volu-Firm line of targeted products, containing ingredients that target sagging skin, crepiness, under-eye bags, puffiness and dark circles. The specially designed applicator is sculpted to fit the shape of the eye and deliver maximum benefits while providing a cooling, pampering experience. In order to see the benefits of this product, we recommend a 4- to 6-week minimum trial. My thoughts: Loving it! I’m NEVER without eye cream each night, and I love the cooling sensation of this Eye Renewal Cream. This cream is sweet relief!

These are some of my thoughts on these Mary Kay products. But I don’t want to be the only one around here having all the fun. That’s why I’m giving away a basket full of Mary Kay products to one lucky Suburban Turmoil reader. To enter, answer this question in the comments between now and December 31st: What’s the greatest beauty tip you’ve learned?

Here are the official contest rules from BlogHer

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

c) Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 19 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 11/19/1212/31/12.

Be sure to visit the Mary Kay page on where you can read other bloggersí reviews and find more chances to win!

I was provided with Mary Kay products to use and review, and was compensated for this post, however all opinions are my own.


  • Bethany

    A woman working the Walgreens makeup counter when I was fifteen told me ” blush is meant to be worn, not seen”. It’s stuck with me. Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous giveaway!

  • Laura Cooper

    Would love to win MK products.   They have a great hand care line, and their eyeshadows are fantastic!

  • D52R

    Greatest beauty tip I’ve ever gotten?  Vaseline as a lip gloss! (Seriously, I have a tendency when I’m nervous to lick my lips until they are so very chapped.  Vaseline keeps me from doing that!)

  • Mel F

    Vaseline as eye makeup remover. My grandmother was a rep years ago.

  • Mom in MN

    Concealer under the eyes – always. This is unfortunately more important as each year passes….

  • Cara

    Get a full nights sleep and drink lots of water!

  • Jenna @ Call Her Happy

    I learned that mascara goes on better when you move your head and not your hand. My mom dies laughing when she watches me, but my lashes look great!

  • Jenna @ Call Her Happy

  • Lisa Brown

    Greatest beauty tip: don’t stress. Stress is so hard on skin and can prematurly age you.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  • Kim

    Always get a full nights sleep, 8 hours min. 

  • Katherine W

    Wash your face every night before bed and always wear sunscreen during the day!

  • Katherine W
  • Mary

    I once read a quote from Ashton Kutcher “Unless I am making out with a woman, I should not smell her perfume. “

  • realgreenacres

    Sunblock, every day, even in winter – its your friend.

  • Kendal Barriere

    Greatest beauty tip I have learned yet so far is to set your foundation with powder.

  • Kendal Barriere
  • Karen Singer

    Get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water! That really helps your skin.

  • Corey Chernesky

    Mary Kay eye makeup remover is AMAZING.  My daughter that is 7 and is a dancer used to fuss after every performance taking off makeup until I bought this product.  It is a life saver!  I’d love to win this basket!  

  • Julie Eberhart Morrow

    There are a lot of MK products I love, but my all time favorite is the eye primer. I use it before putting on my eyeshadow and then it stays put all day! Fabulous!!!

  • Stacey Burke

    I like the Timewise Facial Cleanser

  • Shaylin Morgan

    I use vaseline or baby oil to remove my eye makeup sometimes, it is so gentle on my sensitive skin.

  • Karina Lee

    put all your powdered make up on before your mascara so no powder gets stuck on your lashes

  • Karina Lee
  • Beth H

    Greatest beauty tip I’ve learned is moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

  • Miss B

    Satin Hands!!!!!

  • Jchamb9654

    I would love to win this. I have only tried the lipsticks and would love to sample other products

  • karenmed409

    I use a moisturizer under my makeup and switch out in summer months to wear a sunscreen under my makeup instead. It does the same trick and doesn’t dry my skin

  • Jordan

    I’ve always loved the Satin Hands set from Mary Kay!

  • Nona

    my Sis–law was a rep many years ago. I loved the products.didn’t find a sinle item that reacted badly to my sensitive skin. throgh several moves and remote lving areas I just never took te time to find a new rep.  would love an opportunity to check on my mature skin needs

  • Megan

    I think the greatest beauty tip I have learned has to be…wash your face every night, your skin will thank you for it!
    Thanks for much for the great review and giveaway!

  • Kzagaros1

    I love Mary Kay!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Kelly Sherwood Zagaros

    The best beauty tip I have learned is to learn a  moisturizer. Your skin will forever thank you!!!

  • Kzagaros1

    sorry that was to be Use a moisturizer

  • SuzyQuzey

    My beauty tip: Always put sunscreen on the backs of your hands every day. Sun damage and age, begone!

  • Heather Laffler

    Best beauty tip:  Everyone looks better when they wear a smile! (and it’s free and always available)

  • Tracy Owens Clements

    Always moisterize w/spf and remove all makeup every night….and smile because it increases your face value.

  • projecthope7

    my beauty tip: vitally important for all of us to be properly hydrated.. that doesnt mean coffe and tea or soda all day.. pure healthy hydration is first and foremost with water, water, and more water… 8-10 min glasses a day.. beauty starts from the inside!
    Cathy B   pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com

  • mary marowsky

    I am all about sleep. Get plenty of rest.

  • mary marowsky
  • Maria Cantu

    always use moisturizer and sunscreen
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

  • tina m

    drink lots of water and wash your face everydaymerleandtina@

  • The Joy of Caking

    How to apply eye shadow to really make your eyes stand out.

  • michele

    I think mascara is a must!

  • Katy T.

    My best beauty tip: Don’t do your makeup in the dark. 

  • Rena

    Use an eyelash curler and heat it up a little bit with a blow dryer to get the curl to stay!

  • Rhoneygtn

    Using sunscreen will help your skin.

  • Wild Orchid

    My favorite beauty tip is to put a little white eyeliner along the inner corner of the eyes to make them appear bigger.
    Thanks for the cool giveaway!

  • rachel

    I like to give my face a makeup free day every now and then. It does wonders for my complexion

  • Madeline

    My best beauty tip (that I learned the hard way) is: to look younger, don’t overpluck your eyebrows!

  • Kerry

    Best tip – to use the clarisonic facial brush!

  • Kerry

    The greatest beauty top I’ve
    learned is put on a moisturizing mask before putter on makeup. The foundation
    will absorb much better. It works for me every time!


    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

  • kate

    Dab a little toothpaste on a pimple before bed – cheaper and better than the best zit cream out there!

  • Debra Ford

    Over the years, the best advice that has helped me long term to to use the best moisturizer you can possibly afford – now that I’m older, I go for the best serum I can afford!

  • LAMusing

    Best tip I know is to emphasize your lips OR your eyes – not both.  Keeps you from looking over-made up. 

  • Lisa Garner

    My best beauty tip is to use an under eye concealer because it really helps make your face look younger.lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  • A Nash

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • A Nash

    a beauty tip that i received was to put vaseline on your hands and cover with cotton socks overnight for soft hands! Thanks for a super giveaway!My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • Betty Curran

    My best tip is to be sure you aren’t allergic to new product by doing a patch test first.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  • erica best

     never sleep in makeup 

  • Debbie B

    always use moisturizer and always be sure to take off your makeup at night before going to bed

  • Debbie B