After a generous package from Mary Kay, I still have quite a few products from the brand left to share with you, starting with their new shades of mineral eye shadow. There are five new permanent shades for summer and I have all of them–Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Driftwood*, Ballerina Pink*, French Roast*, Stone* and Rosegold*.
I am not a huge fan of the Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color packaging. They are small magnetic pans that will work in z-palettes or in one from the Mary Kay brand. I love when products are easy to depot but I would prefer that the original packaging be something you don’t mind keeping it in, either for travel or because you don’t use palettes. For an example of what I mean, check out my Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Pressed Powder review here. That said, what really matters is what is inside the packaging, and that is where almost all of these Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colors succeed. Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Driftwood is matte, neutral medium brown that is easily used in any season and has a buttery, pigmented formula.
Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Ballerina Pink is a pale, pastel pink that is a matte shade but it just is very poorly pigmented, especially if you have darker skin.
Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in French Roast is a dark brown shadow with gold shimmer and a creamy, smooth and pigmented formula. No complaints here.
Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Stone is a dark grey matte shade, and I was again, really happy with the formula especially for a matte. The two shimmers are really pretty, but it is a lot harder to find a good matte and with the grey and brown shades Mary Kay has definitely done it.
Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Rosegold is a shimmery golden brown, and not actually a rosegold shade at all. That said, it’s the kind of shade I am always leaning towards and it’s great version of it.
For the simple eye look below, I used four of the Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color. I started off with Rosegold all over the lid, and used Driftwood in the crease along with a touch of French Roast. I finished with Ballerina Pink on the brow bone, but it really was not noticeable at all on my skin. I was definitely happy with the lasting power of these shadows, I didn’t wear any primer and the three shades I could see lasted all day on my lid.
Overall, the new Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colors are a success (but stay away from Ballerina Pink!) and although my favourite is are the shimmers, I’m still really impressed with the mattes. In addition to these five new shades there are dozens more that are permanent, so there are definitely lots to check out, especially if you are a fan of depotting.
What do you think of the Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color shades and packaging?