Hey There Polished People!!
I received the Mary Kay Voxbox a while back and have been using the products for a while now and am finally ready to write my review! I like to use products like this for a little while to really get a feel for how they work, but sometimes I just KNOW they’re not going to be for me right away. I had a little bit of both of those types of things in my box this time around. Ready to see what’s in there?
Mary Kay Voxbox
My Voxbox included lipstick, mascara, eyelash primer, cream eye shadow and a cream eye shadow/concealer brush. I’ll show you each one and let you know what Mary Kay has to say about them, and then what I thought of them. Here we go!
Mary Kay True Dimensions Lip Stick in Pink Cherie- $18.00
MK says: Intensely moisturizing. Exquisitely smoothing.
I say: Is this worth 18 bucks? I think not. It was a pretty pink color, which I enjoyed, but it seemed to really settle in the little lines of my lips unless I applied a LOT of lip balm along with it. I like this lipstick just fine, but I think I could find something I like just as much for about 6 bucks at the drugstore.
Mary Kay Lash Primer- $15.00
MK says: Dramatic definition. Fulller-looking lashes.
I say: My tube of this was really watery. I applied it after I curled my eye lashes and it just made my lashes super limp and completely uncurled them. It didn’t seem to coat my lashes much. I expected a little thicker consistency for a last primer.
Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening in I <3 Black- $15.00
MK says: LASHlicious! Long. Strong. Seriously separated lashes.
I say: HahahahaHA- Fail. After using the primer, which completely killed my curl on my lashes, I re-curled them, then applied this mascara. This mascara made them completely limp and uncurled again, and also seemed to make them really clump together. I can’t really attest to whether or not they lengthened my lashes because my lashes looked like a big ol’ mess all stuck together and sad and limp-looking. Maybe if you’re someone who doesn’t need to curl their lashes this wouldn’t be so problematic, but I always use waterproof mascara to hold my lashes’ curl and this is not a mascara I’ll be using again.
Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Violet Storm- $22.00
I say: Finally something I can agree with Mary Kay on! This eye shadow works really well, the cream formula dries quickly and wears well. Do I think it should cost $22? No. However, I will keep this and use it in the future because I did like it. The only disappointing thing was that out in the sun you could really see some almost holographic particles in the shadow that was super sparkly, but it didn’t translate to the eye lid.
Not Pictured: Mary Kay Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush $10.00
MK says: The perfect brush for applying any cream product.
I say: I agree! The brush is stiff enough to pick up product, but soft enough to apply it well to your delicate eye area. This is a nice brush and at what I consider to be a good price!
I thought the vast majority of these products were overpriced. Specifically the mascara and the lash primer because they didn’t work at ALL for me, but also the lipstick and eye shadow which I actually liked, but would probably never buy at that price. I usually buy Bare Minerals, Urban Decay or Too Faced brand makeup and I find their prices to actually be a better value than these Mary Kay products. This one cream eye shadow is 22 bucks and I buy a whole small palette of eye shadow colors for 30ish at Ulta. I will say that my problem with the eye lash products may not be relevant to everyone, as I have quite finicky straight lashes that take a bit of coaxing to curl, but for someone like me… these do NOT work. I was excited about the primer, too. I have used some Mary Kay products in the past, and I especially liked their skin care products, but unfortunately most of these products in this box are just not for me. Darn.
Have you used Mary Kay products in the past or recently? Are you a fan? Let me know what you think in the comments below. If you’d like to check out these or any other Mary Kay products, you can find a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant or order products on Marykay.com.