The Mary Kay Look haul from Influenster

Hello all! First, I apologize for the long absence - school, relationships, jobs, life in general was a bit distracting but I'm looking forward to posting again now that things have sort of settled down.

I was so pleased to have received my second box from Influenster last week and was even more pleased to find that it contained $80.00 worth of Mary Kay products.  Now, I'm really not a big fan of Mary Kay, I think their products are over priced and smell odd, however, I was impressed at the value of the box, as people that actually like Mary Kay products would marvel at as well.

So without further ado, I shall list the items and share a few quick thoughts as to my first impressions.

  • Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in I heart Black, $15.00 - It does a good job of separating lashes, but I didn't see a difference for length or volume.

  • Lash Primer, $15.00 - I didn't see a difference when using this.  I guess I don't really know what the point is of a lash primer. I don't think I would need it even if I did though.  I also thought this smelled a little like vodka...

  • True Dimension Lip Stick in Pink Cherie, $18.00 - I was iffy about how this color would look on me, but it ended up being okay.  The quality is fine, but I don't think it's good enough to justify paying $18 for one of these lipsticks.  The smell, I thought, was absolutely sickening.  I've always hated the smell of Mary Kay lipsticks as they typically smell like old ladies, but this one was a sweeter, thicker smell that I found utterly sickening.

  • Cream Eye Color in Violet Storm, $22.00 - First of all the retail price on this is ridiculous and I was very disappointed in this because in the pot, the color is a very gorgeous lavender, shimmer, purple, but on the eye lid it is a light pinkish color that takes several layers to look even remotely close to the frosty purple it's supposed to be.  

  • Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush, $10.00 - This brush is probably the only good thing from this box, though I still think the price might be a little excessive.  It's sturdy and well designed and oh-so-soft. I will be using this brush in the future for sure.

Conclusion - Will I purchase any of these products or use them regularly? Doubt it.  Final verdict: Mary Kay is over-hyped, poor quality, and not worth the price.

Please note that I was given these products for free to test out, however all opinions are 100% my own.


  1. loved your honest reviews :) Lash primer that smells like vodka definitely can't be a good thing! Happy to have found your blog, now following :) xx

  2. Hey I've nominated you for the Liebster award, check out my blog for more info!

    Steff Xx


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