As a BlogHerAds blogger, I was sent a few Mary Kay products to try. I got the large box pictured above, which contained a mascara and two lipglosses, plus some catalogs and a lot of packing peanuts.
I had a friend who sold Mary Kay in the early '90s, and I have to say the product line and packaging is much more sophisticated than back then, when it was pink, pink, and more pink. At its 50th anniversary, the company seems to be marketing to a wider audience, with more than 20 shades in some of its foundations and skin-care lines targeted to men and younger women in addition to the products I remember. The looks pictured in the promotional materials are more on-trend, too.
I tried the Passion Red lipgloss (second from left, above) right away. I was impressed that it was not sticky at all. Like all lipglosses, it takes a lot of product to get the intense color pictured on the model, and it requires a lot of reapplication to maintain that look.
I decided to give away the other two products to one lucky reader: A Lash Love mascara in I ♥ Black (retail value $15) and a NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Café au Lait.(retail value $14). For the sake of my wallet, I will send the product in a small padded mailer and keep the box and packing peanuts.
To enter, just leave a comment telling me about your favorite beauty product. One comment per person, please. I will use a random-number generator to pick the winner at 9 a.m. on December 31. Good luck!