Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Influenster VoxBox Review

Good morning, lovelies.  Today's post is brought to you by Influenster.  Don't know what Influenster is?  Basically it is a community of people who share their opinions on products and services through social media.  Members are chosen to review VoxBox's full of themed products.
I was chosen to review the Mary Kay box.  All opinions and photos are my own.  I was not paid to give my review, but I did receive the products complimentary of Influenster.
Mary Kay VoxBox
I have very little experience with Mary Kay before receiving this box.  I went to a party a long time ago where we learned make up techniques and learned about Mary Kay.  I am not one to buy products through catalogs or parties.  I always go to a store, test the product and purchase.  Or maybe I am too lazy to go to the parties because I feel like they will make me buy something.  (Though I am really wanting to buy Younique 3D Fiber Lashes mascara from an online party, but that is another story for another post).

But after receiving the Mary Kay box, I was excited to try the products out.  Here is what I received:
Apricot creme eye shadow, eye shadow brush, mascara, liquid eyeliner and liner brush, blush, bronzer, finish powder and brush
I also used these products from my own collection to have the finished result as there was no concealer, foundation, primer or eye brow pencil.
Mac foundation, Mac brush for foundation, eye brow pencil, Urban Decay eye shadow primer, Benefit concealer
Now get ready for awful selfies.  I never take selfies and this is probably why.
  Notice all my red blotchiness?
 Using both Mary Kay and my own make up products
Product Breakdown
Apricot creme eye shadow and brush: After using Urban Decay primer, I added the eye shadow which applied smoothly, light and stayed on all day without any creases.  The brush gave the eye shadow a smooth well covered area.  I like both of them, but if you apply the apricot shadow too heavily, it appears too orange.

Liquid eyeliner and brush:  The brush is what stood out to me.  I love how compact it was and small the tip was.  It made putting on eyeliner easy.  As for the eyeliner, I am still trying to decide.  It went on really dark (I used a q-tip to soften it up) and I was afraid it would crease later in the day.

Mascara:  I am in love with the mascara.  It makes my lashes longer, fuller and darker.  I love the little brush.  It makes it so much easier to get in the inner crease area of the eye without getting mascara on your skin.
Mary Kay mascara brush
Blush:  The pink color applies nicely and isn't too dark.  It didn't show very well over my foundation, but it added the bit of color I needed.  I never wear blush and always opt for bronzer, but I have been using the blush daily to try to change things up.  The pink color pairs nicely with my skin tone.

Bronzer and brush:  I love the bronzer.  But I love most bronzers.  It doesn't give you a orange color and paired nicely with my foundation.  I used the large brush to apply both the blush and bronzer and love this new brush.  The bristles are soft, allows for great coverage and seems high quality.  It lasted all day without reapplying.

Finishing powder:  I was skeptical of the powder and keeping your face oil free, but so far I have really liked it.  I put it on after my entire make-up routine and have found that I don't need to reapply it after work like I do with other finishing powders/sprays.  I was worried the white color would lighten my skin, but it go on colorlessly (if that is a word) and helps control the oil and look of 12 hour make up.

Lipstick/lip gloss:  Not pictured.  I forgot to add the lipstick/lip gloss as I put it on the day I received this and it made my lips look orange.  I did not like it.  I wish it was more of a pink tone than orange.

Overall, this is a nice VoxBox and I have been using some of the products daily in the mix with my everyday make up.  I would recommend the mascara, finishing powder, brushes, bronzer and blush.

Here is a final product.  Also a little shout out to Whitney as I am wearing this month's blogger shirt.  It is so soft and comfy.

Would I consider purchasing May Kay products?  Maybe.  Probably if I didn't have to go through someone or a party to get the products.

And that wraps up my Mary Kay VoxBox Glam Box.  What are your experiences with Mary Kay?
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  1. Well you know me, I don't wear much make-up and even that not very often! But I do know my mother-in-law sells Mary Kay so if you wanted to buy some without the party or sales pitch routine, I'm sure she would be a good person to go through.