I was lucky enough to be chosen to test out the Mary Kay Sun-Kissed VoxBox through Influenster. *I received this free of charge for testing purposes. I am not required to review it or share it. My opinions are 100% honest.*
I’ll be totally up front with you and say that I’ve never used Mary Kay products in my entire life. I’ve always thought they were products that only older women used, and I hadn’t ever given it a second thought. So, here’s a review from a total skeptic.
I was shocked at how many items were actually in this box, as I had only expected to receive a couple of things.
The box contained 7 makeup products and 3 brushes.
I’ll describe, review and swatch the products below.
Mary Kay Translucent Powder: Controls unwanted shine all day. Retails for $16.00.
I like this powder, it does a great job of setting my foundation and concealer without giving me a white cast or a cakey face.
Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color Shy Blush. Stay-True color defines cheekbones. Retails for $12.00.
This blush is extremely pigmented and blends nicely. It’s a beautiful peachy color with a golden sheen. It looks so pretty when you’re wearing it. I didn’t notice any fading when I wore it for 7 hours.
Mary Kay Bronzing Powder. Creates a natural looking sunkissed glow. Retails for $18.00.
This is another product I was surprised by. The color isn’t too dark and it also has some gold shimmer in it so it’s definitely a bronzer you shouldn’t contour with. It looks beautiful and natural on the skin. I’m super picky about blushes and bronzers and I loved both of these.
Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Apricot Twist. Soft, creamy and long-wearing. Retails for $14.00.
At first I was not excited about this. I’ve tried tons of cream eye products and have had horrible experiences with them. This one applies sheerly at first and you can build up the color. I wore this without primer and I built up the color until it was the shade you see in the jar. I wore it all day and it did not crease. I’m really impressed as I have extremely oily eye lids and even MAC Painterly Paint Pot creases on me occasionally. I’ll swatch this below, it’s a beautiful pale gold shade.
Mary Kay Gel Eye Liner with Expandable Brush Applicator in Jet Black. Retails for $18.00.
I’ve tried enough gel liners to know that the only one I’ve ever really liked is MAC Fluidline, that is until I tried this one. It’s very creamy, super pigmented and does not budge once it sets. Even my beloved MAC liner transfers to my eyelid, but this one hasn’t. It also didn’t come off with water, so I’ll be using this a ton this summer.
Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Mango Tango. Retails for $14.00.
This is a beautiful coral-red gloss. The pigmentation is nice, it’s smooth and only a little sticky.
I’m not a huge gloss fan but I like it.
Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara in Black. Defines, defends and delivers 4x the volume. Retails for $15.00.
This is another product that I expected to hate but ended up liking. I’m not in love with it though. It gives good volume and length with two coats. It gets clumpy if you aren’t careful, but it makes your lashes look really nice. It doesn’t flake or smudge. However, it takes a while to dry and I’m impatient so I always end up with mascara all over the place. If you don’t mind a mascara that takes a bit to dry, you’ll like this one.
Mary Kay Powder Brush. Retails for $16.00.
This is a nice, soft brush and it does a good job of applying my setting powder.
Mary Kay Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush. Retails for $10.00.
This works nicely to apply the cream color I mentioned earlier.
Swatches of the products from Left to Right:
Blush, Bronzer, Lip Gloss, Eye Liner, Cream Color
And here’s a look using all of the products and brushes!
I know the picture quality isn’t the best as I’m currently using my iPhone for blog pictures and I haven’t quite mastered it yet because I still can’t get my camera and my laptop to be friends. Also, I’m paler than usual because I’ve been too lazy to tan, haha.
I hope to have more posts up soon!
Any tips on how to get better quality from my iPhone camera is highly appreciated!