I am a pretty plain and simple type of girl. No frills unless necessary, makeup only on special occassions, you get the picture - mostly a jeans and t-shirt type of girl. Needless to say, when I got invited to go to a Mary Kay party this weekend, I was honestly, kind of dreading it. I went of course. Mostly because it was a personal friend of mine who was throwing it, and she is just getting her start in selling Mary Kay, so it was only right that I help her out by attending. Not that I had a blast or anything, but it really wasn't that bad! Because I'm a no frills type of girl, I have never really known what to do with all that makeup junk, even when I do want to use it! lol. It was pretty informative. They help you pick out the right colors for your skin, and tell you how to apply everything! It was not exactly what I expected, but I didn't really know what to expect either, so it was okay. It was basically a quaint little get-together with some girls. We all sat around a dining room table, and were step by step instructed on how to use some of Mary Kay's products. Then, after all that jazz... you are given the opportunity to purchase the items you sampled, or anything else from their catalog. Oh, and throughout the whole thing, there are a few little contests and opportunities to win free gifts. Who doesn't love free stuff!?!?!?!?! I got a free sample of some eye shadows that I would NEVER purchase, but are pretty nice to have and play around with on special occassions.... (even if that occassion is Halloween, hahaha). I purchased some tinted moisturizer because I am a one-step process type of girl when it comes to a foundation on my face. I don't have a lot that I desire to cover up because I'm pretty content with my skin, I hate that caked on feeling (no matter how "light" everyone says it is), and the idea of putting on concealer, and foundation, and powder makes me tired. My other purchase that I'm actually kind of excited about is a lipstick! (shh, don't tell, I'm excited about a makeup product). In our makeup application process we got to pick a sample packet that included shadow, blush, and a lipstick that all go together, and I really liked the lipstick that came in my packet! It's a miracle in itself, but I'm pretty excited because the only thing I really and truly wanted to get out of this whole experience was to find a lipstick that looked nice on me. I always stick with light glosses or chapstick because I hate the guessing game when picking out shades of lipstick. There is no way to know if it actually looks like the sample, or how it's going to look on you, and frankly, that gets to be a really expensive guessing game! And the best part about it is that if it comes in, and I change my mind and decide that it doesnt look as nice as I thought it did when I tried it on, it's returnable!
So if anyone out there is looking for their own Mary Kay experience, and would like to meet with a consultant to have them help you match items up with your skin tones, or you just want to order a few things, let me know, or contact my friend Lianne!