Mary Kay Makes You Ready for the Red Carpet!

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I don't honestly pay close attention to what is going on in Hollywood. We don't have a television and my only source of news is the Internet. Well, I say only but I really only check my news sources about once a day. I heard recently that several big events took place and there were many celebrities on hand to share in the awards that were given out. I remember watching the Golden Globes and Peoples Choice Awards shows and some of those stars REALLY go all out. Their hair is beautiful (most of the time), their makeup is perfect and their clothes look (and probably are) expensive. Having not watched one of these in a very long time I cannot tell you who won or what they wore...I can tell you that I do see snippets of the stars in the news and most of them are stunning!
Looking like these women can seem impossible but it really isn't at all. Mary Kay provides you with all the tools, tips and trick to get you red-carpet ready in no time at all! I am all for the natural and non-heavy makeup looks and achieving a look like that seems very un-Hollywood. But, I will tell you that this year it was a more popular and soft look. Heidi Klum was absolutely stunning...her makeup was flawless!
Here to give us some tips on how to achieve the same stunning look as Heidi Klum's, is Mary Kay Glam Squad Celebrity Makeup Artist, Luis Casco...

  • Begin with Mary Kay TimeWise Luminous-Wear Liquid Foundation, then highlight the bridge of the nose, brow bone cupids bow and cheek bone with Mary Kay Mineral Highlighting Powder in Pink Stardust
  • Apply Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Beach Blonde to the eyelid then blend Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Hazelnut into the crease and lash line. Dab Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Crystalline onto the inner corners of the eye and line top lashes with Mary Kay Eyeliner in Black
  • Generously apply two coats of Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara in Black followed by one coat of Mary Kay Lash Lengthening Mascara in Black
  • Line lips with Mary Kay Lip Liner in Neutral. Apply Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Natural Beaute with a touch of Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Icicle to complete the look

I was given the opportunity to try out some Mary Kay products and see which look I found to be award-winning and Mary Kay did not let me down! So, for this review I was sent:
Mary Kay Mineral Highlighting Powder in Pink Stardust and Desert Sun
Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Beach Blonde and Apricot Twist
Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Crystalline, Granite and Hazelnut
Mary Kay Eyeliner in Black and Steely
Mary Kay Lipliner in Clear and Neutral

There were two looks I could try...Heidi Klum's Best Gorgeous Glow or Jessica Alba's Best Bold Pout. Real quick, before I continue on with my review, here are the tips to achieve Jessica's look from the 2013 Golden Globes Awards...

  • Cover the entire lid with Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Apricot Twist and sweep Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Granite from the lash line to the eye crease
  • Apply Mary Kay Eyeliner in Steely to the top and bottom lash lines and smudge with Mary Kay Eye Smudger Brush. For added drama, double up the liner with   Mary Kay Liquid Liner in Black.  Coat lashes with Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black
  • Line lips with Mary Kay Lip Liner in Clear. Apply Mary Kay Creme Lip Color in Sunny Citrus directly from the tube, using a lip brush if needed. Blot with Mary Kay Beauty Blotters and reapply for intense, long-lasting wear
  • Contour with Mary Kay Mineral Bronzing Powder in Desert Sun and finish off with a dab of Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Sunny Spice on the apples of the cheeks

Because I love natural looks, I went with Heidi's look. I was so excited to see how I would look when I was  done.
So, to start out, I first blotted my whole face with the Mary Kay Beauty Blotters to remove excess oils. I have used these before and LOVED them. Still do. They really work great. I love how you can pull one out and the next one automatically pops up. Next, I applied the foundation and I am a HUGE fan of Mary Kay's TimeWise foundation. The coverage is awesome and you don't need much to look good. This is always a nice base for putting on your makeup.
My next step was the Mineral Highlighting Powder in the Pink Stardust color. This gives your cheekbones such a nice, bright shimmer. I have used this highlighting powder before and also love is a nice alternative to blush and really brightens your face nicely.
Once I was done with the Highlighting Powder, I applied the Beach Blonde Creme Eye Color to my eyelids. In case you have never tried before, combining eye colors is wonderful. You can make such a beautiful look when you are's very eye-catching! Before using Mary Kay, I never combined colors but since I have learned how to do it, I do it often!
After applying the Creme Eye Color in Beach Blonde to my eyelids, I then used two different shades of the mineral Eye Color in Hazelnut and Crystalline (dabbed on the inner corners of my eyes). This creates quite a soft and beautiful shade to the eye lids. The Crystalline makes the corners of the eyes look brighter, which mine tend to be dark so this was a nice touch. After applying two coats of Lash Love Mascara and my eyeliner, I was on to my favorite part. :)
To start, I first lined my lips in the Mary Kay Lip Liner in Neutral (this is the pinkish looking liner in the photo above). This helps the lipstick stay inside your lip line. I love Mary Kay's lip liners; they are smooth and so easy to apply.
I have never used the Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick before and typically, I am not a huge lipstick fan. But this lipstick was creamy, non-drying and very nourishing to my lips. It looked amazing too...very natural and slightly pink in color.
To finish my look, I then applied the Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Icicle over my lipstick. WOW. This Lip Gloss has a lovely shimmer to it so it adds shine to the color that is already on your lips. I don't usually mix lip products either but this was such a gorgeous look, I had to do it.
Once I was done, I was very happy with what I saw. My face was a bit too pale because the foundation was a tiny bit too light for me but it really didn't look bad at all. Combined with the natural hues on my eyes, cheeks and lips, my entire complexion was wonderful and VERY natural, don't you think?

Each of the above-mentioned Mary Kay products can be purchased from Mary Kay's website, or you can find a Beauty Consultant near you. You can also connect with Mary Kay on Facebook and also on Twitter.
So, in my opinion...I have once again been impressed by Mary Kay's amazing makeup. I am already a huge fan and knowing that I can create such beautiful looks has been so wonderful. I would definitely recommend Mary Kay to any woman out there who is looking to be red-carpet gorgeous!

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive free Mary Kay products for review purposes from Mary Kay. All quotes and stock photos are from the Mary Kay website and email.   All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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