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Holiday Gift Guide Selection
I received a few Mary Kay products to try and was very excited when they arrived. We all know that the world is full of technology and with technology it is forever revolving and ahead of us. We all try to keep up with the new releases and trends. With cell phones, social media, pictures and the fastest rising trend of “selfies” (as unattractive as they can sometimes be!) are in. In fact, with the new iPhone that has come out it’s likely that selfies -love them or hate them- are not going anywhere, anytime soon.
Not everyone loves their selfie and Mary Kay had a survey done with Wakefield Research. They survey was with 1,000 people and this is the results.
48 percent of respondents said that people actually look older in camera phone photos
· On average, respondents said people look 7 years older in camera phone photos! 20 percent even said you look a decade older!
Mary Kay has come up with some tips to help you feel better about your selfie and look your best.
Tip #1 “Follow the Hollow”
· According to Mary Kay Glam Squad Celebrity Makeup Artist, Raychel Wade, highlighting and contouring the cheek bone is particularly important.
Try Mary Kay® Facial Highlighting Pen, $18
With the Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen has a built in synthetic brush that is soft when applying. In addition, this pen will lift shadow areas and help tone your skin so that it shines and becomes more even. I use this under my eyes to cover my dark circles and find it gives great coverage in that area. Any area that you want to highlight and make brighter this would be great on as it reflects light and makes shadow areas more luminous.
Tip #2 “All About The Angle”
· Never take a selfie straight on, always keep the phone angled, says Mary Kay Glam Squad Stylist to the Stars, Lo VonRumpf.
Tip #3 “Go Bold”
· Take the shot vertically, not horizontally, for a long look. Keeping the camera focused on your good side, slightly tilt your head, making sure to include your beautiful lashes coated with Mary Kay® Lash Love® Lengthening™ Mascara; snap and voilà- the perfect selfie.
Try Mary Kay® True Dimensions™ Lipstick in Firecracker Red, $18 www.marykay.com
Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick is described as Intensely moisturizing. Exquisitely smoothing. It’s like a color-infused fountain of youth for your lips.
Have you ever applied lipstick before and it feels like butter smooth going on? This lipstick glides on like butter and gives great shine. My lips feel moisturized while wearing this lipstick. You do not need lip-gloss while using this lipstick as it provides ultra-shine and moisturizer at the same time. When I first saw the color, I was hesitant to try it and instantly thought it was too dark and red for my skin tone. After trying it out, I really love the color, think it is sexy, and can make you feel seductive. I also have a few outfits that I feel would complement the lipstick and may have to wear them sometime together. The ultra-stylish case is cute too.
I also received two different bronzers one in Desert Sun and one in Sandstone. The Desert Sun has a shimmer shade that will add shine to your complexion and will not settle in wrinkles and fine lines. In addition, it will add highlights to the areas you cover. Sandstone (Matte), will add warm tones to your skin while providing great highlights and coverage. I like both of them but I do think the Desert Sun is more what I need for my complexion. I love the shimmer as it makes my skin glow. I am all about shimmer!
Overall, I am very pleased with Mary Kay products and think they are top quality. If you are looking for other products for the holiday season check out my gift guide, as I have two other Mary Kay holiday sets.Mary Kay has an array of great items on their website from cosmetics to skin care. Check them out!