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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mary Kay At Play | Summer 2015

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Mary Kay At Play is back with a ton of newness just in time for Summer 2015. There is quite a lot to get to, so let's get to it! Read on!

Mary Kat At Play Jelly Lip Gloss has made an appearance with every MK At Play launch, but the formula differs this time around as the new shades- Glow With It (sheer pink) and Razzleberry (plum) are jam packed with iridescent shimmer and glitter. The texture is unlike other versions as well, as these have a heavier, tackier feel. I don't find them to be too tacky, but it should be mentioned. These shades add a ton of shimmer and glossy shine to lips and really reflect light.

Multi-tasking is at the heart of this batch of MK At Play products, and the Mary Kat At Play Cheek & Lip Sticks in Peach Pop (a vivid, coral-peach and Razzleberry (a punchy raspberry) are just that. The little cuties are super pigmented (I was pleasantly shocked!)and work to give a pop of colour to lips and cheeks. On lips, these are kind of like a cream stain, and wear best with a little bit of balm under them (they get a touch drying otherwise.) While on cheeks, these impart gorgeous colour with a cream-to-powder type finish that blends like a dram and lasts all day.

Continuing on the multi-taskng beauty path, are the Mary Kay At Play Shadow & Liners combine just that- cream shadow on one end and a co-ordinating liner shade on the other. The four shades include Rebel Rose (warm, shimmering rose shadow + shimmering black liner) Caramellow (peachy bronze + shimmering chocolate liner) Mint to Be (muted lime green shadow + deep green liner) and Iced Lilac (frosted lilac-blue shadow + blue-purple liner) cover a lot of tastes with a range of wearable colours. I love the shadow formula as it's creamy, nicely pigmented, and blends well without loosing much opacity. It wears well on lids, but does fade after about 4-5 hours (primer is best for longer wear.) The liners are just as great- a smooth, non-dragging formula with nice pigment. The liners are Kajal shaped, so using the edge is best to keep the point.

I saved my personal favourites for last... The Mary Kat At Play Baked Eye Trios! I really loved the first batch of these (see them here) and still use On the Horizon quite frequently. The new batch includes three trios with varying textures of baked shadow- Neapolitan (soft gold, medium chocolate brown, and sparkly strawberry pink) Out of the Blue (vivid pool blue, sparkling bronzey-brown, and copper) and Purple Eclipse (light lavender satin, rich black matte, and shimmering blue-purple.)

These shadows are incredibly pigmented (most shades swatched above are just a single pass!) and in general, are just so easy to use. Some of the shades have more shimmer, some are more satin, and they've even thrown in a matte, but I found fall out was quite minimal. As mentioned, these are very opaque, but these are mineral, so they can be used wet to create stunning foiled looks.

Overall, this is a great batch of products! You really can't go wrong with any of them, but my top picks have to be Rebel Rose Shadow & Liner (that rose shadow...), Peach Pop Lip & Cheek Stick, and the Baked Eye Trios- yes, all of them. What do you think? Anything catch your eye?

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