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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mary Kay Rose Gold Natural Palette & Lash Intensity Mascara

mary kay rose gold natural palette (4)::: press sample :::

"I don't really like rose gold..." said no sane woman ever. I'm not much of a yellow gold fan, but I can totally get behind a bit of rose gold. It's stunning and Mary Kay knows we (as in woman kind) can't resits the stuff, so they've treated us to a limited edition palette (of sorts) dressed in that gorgeous metal. Of course a shadows call for a new mascara so they've added that to the newness as well. Read on for a dose of rose gold and neutral hues to make you swoon.

The main does of rose gold comes in the form of the Rose Gold Compact Mini. The typical Mary Kay Compact Mini is all black, but this baby is all gold (rose gold, clearly.) The compact has a molten metal look, with the ripple and stone detail that was featured on the last limited edition compact. The rose gold is in celebration of Mary Kay Ash's May 12th birthday to reflect the brand's belief that beauty comes from the inside and shines beautifully on the outside.

The inside of the compact has room for six of the Mineral Eye Colour pans, 2 of the longer shadows, or one blush or shadow palette. The lid features a mirror, while the bottom portion has room for brushes and tools available for individual purchase. 

Filling the palette is made extra easy with the curated Natural Palette Set. The six shadow bundle (which is available with or without the compact) features super wearable neutrals with impressive formulas.

The bundle includes Sweet Cream (matte cream), Spun Silk (satin pink-ivory), Moonstone (beige-gold shimmer) Driftwood (matte milk chocolate brown), Rose Gold (copper shimmer) and Espresso (matte deep brown-taupe.) All but one of the shadows (I'm looking at you Spun Silk) has a buttery texture and impressive pigmentation. Spun Silk has a stiffer texture than the other shades and needs to be built up to show on my light skin-tone.

While all of these shadows work nicely, the mattes are definitely winners. They apply and blend like a dream and lack any chalky powdery-ness.

The Mary Kay Lash Intensity Mascara comes in a rather bulky, but minimalistic tube. The brush is a bit on the large size (more so in length) but isn't so over-sized as to be hinder-some. The wire-style bristles work well with the drier formula (which applies completely mess free from the first use!) and coats lashes easily. While I found this formula didn't hold a curl that well (very few non-waterproof mascaras do on me) it did give me everything else- lots of length, good volume, and definition. i like that I can add a few layers to bulk up my lashes without this getting clumpy and that it stays in place all day. No flaking or smudging here.

Above I'm wearing the Natural Palette shadows in Sweet Cream (base shade and brow highlight) Spun Silk (inner corner) Rose Gold (middle of lid) with Driftwood in the crease and Espresso on the outer corner for some added depth. While the angle doesn't showcase my lashes all that well, I am wearing two coats of the Lash Intensity Mascara too.

Overall, I am really into these products. The rose gold palette is extremely fun to look at with the shadows offering up a great formula to match. What do you think? Are you liking any of these products? Are you a rose gold fan?

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