Review: Mary Kay Cosmetics x TimeWise

Monday, April 02, 2012

If you were checking out my blog daily to scout for fresh posts, you’d remember that I owe my readers and Ms. Jhia of the Red Jhelli Shop a review of the Mary Kay Samplers she sent me along with the contact lenses. I’ve been piling up all my posts so I’d have something to blog about even in the busiest of times.

First of all, I would like to begin with the company behind the brand. Mary Kay®, a trusted global name in captivating color and powerhouse skin care for over 45 years, is available through Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants. From super effective skin care formulated with ingredients that deliver age-fighting benefits to on-trend makeup to body care that pampers and protects, you get customized beauty routines that fit your needs. And you can get the ultimate in customer service from your very own Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant.  Mary Kay has been ever present in the lives of women and has been providing different products in the beauty/cosmetics department which cater to the varying needs of women (and even men).

To name a few of their products are the following (which are also the ones I received):

Mary Kay Samplers

TimeWise Microdermabrasion Steps 1 and 2
MK Mineral Eye Shadow in Blue Metal
MK Mineral Eye Shadow in Honey Spice
MK Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush
MK Crème Lipstick in Red Rouge

Mary Kay Cosmetics

Let’s begin with the review.

(a)    MK’s TimeWise Microdermabrasion Set was the first on my list. Mary Kay is one of the leading brands when it comes to facial care for the wide array of products they offer to address skin problems or to enhance skin appearance. This product aims to refine and to replenish. 

Since I only received samples of the product, not the entire tube, I can’t vouch for its quality in the long run since the sampler is good for one application only. Step 1 Refine is grainy and acts as a scrub to remove dirt and other impurities from the face. What I don’t quite dig about this is the fact that there is a slight burning sensation when you massage it. I dunno but maybe I was just rubbing it vigorously. Anyway, step 2 is much easy on the skin. Since it’s basically cream, it smoothens out as soon as you massage it. Another plus for me is the fact that it dries instantly. I hate the icky feeling I get when applying lotion. I admit I’m never a lotion-person same goes with cream.

The actual products come in tubes and are sold separately. To achieve the desired effect, you must buy both products and apply them religiously –making the whole process time consuming.

(b)   Mineral Eye Shadows. What I totally love about MK’s eye shadow is that they’re very much pigmented and that you don’t have to reapply over and over again to achieve the color being suggested. Another thing is that it’s in a shimmery finish and it stands true to its description. Honey Spice is a lovely color although you’d want to use it only as a base or as a highlighter of sorts since the color is really light.

     Blue Metal is perfect for contouring and darkening the creases of the lids. You won’t encounter any problems in blending these babies since they spread easily with the aid of the right brush. Once again, the end product is in a shimmery finish just like my Maybelline Eyestudio Palette in Copper.

(c)    Mineral Cheek Blush. The color is very light and leaves a lovely streak on the cheekbones when applied. Again, this has a shimmery finish to it so expect to have a glowing countenance. One thing I love about MK’s Cosmetics is that they’re really long lasting and builds up beautifully over time.

(d)   Crème Lipstick in Red Rouge. Now this is something that I would buy over and over again from MK if I have enough cash. The sampler came with an applicator which makes my life easier and the lip line free of mess. Just like what I told you, my dear readers, I am in love with red lippies and I have quite a collection of red lippies. SO this just fueled my love for them. The color is so intense and when they say it’s red, it is red just deeper. It is highly pigmented and long-wearing, I’ve left it on my lips for quite a long time and still it has stayed the same. It glides smoothly on the lips and is light-weight hence giving a natural feel to it. However, the only downside is that its not too fragrant. If it’s in a scent I love then I’d give a perfect score to it! J

All these samplers also came with a Mary Kay Brochure dubbed as “The Look”. In this brochure, you may scan through the different products you can purchase ranging from facial and body care to make-up. Yet, the products are a bit too pricey; lippies go from Php600 to Php800 and their facial sets range from Php1,000 up.

So there you go, dollies. Hope this review helped you in one way or the other. I sound like an acknowledgement now. HAHAHA :D

NOTE: All samplers were generously sponsored by Miss Jhia of the Red Jhelli Shop for review purposes. 


  1. I really wanna try those MK products.. kaso ayaw ng mom ko ee :(

  2. have some cosmetics from MK and it really is good.. but never had the chance to update my MK though..

  3. i love mary kay but it's their products are mostly beyond my budget haha

  4. hi dear.. i love MK, i had the primer.. and it was superb =) i think worth naman yung price nya for the quality =)

    Im a dealer.. (you can pm me if you wanted to order, just check the website for the order, if you purchase worth 1k above, free na yung shipping.. ehem Philippines lang ha =) muah!!! hugs dear..)

  5. Mary kay is mahal but worth it naman :)

  6. I want to try Mary Kay.. Pero hindi ko pa afford.. nice review


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