Monday, May 19, 2014

New Shades of Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick: Review and Swatches

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Hey all y'all lipstick lovers, today I have my biggest lipstick review to date so buckle up and get ready for a spectacular swatch fest! For summer 2014 Mary Kay is adding ten new shades to their True Dimensions Lipstick ($19.00 each) line. All the shades are rich in color and feature a comfortable formulation.
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mary kay true dimensions lipstick
What they are:
-Formulated with nourishing ingredients such as sunflower seed oil, jojoba, and mango butter to provide moisture and comfort
-Contains Vitamin E which helps protect lips from the environment
-Light weight formulation that makes the lips look fuller
-Fragrance free
mary kay true dimensions lipstick
Before we get into the formulation and colors, it's worth taking a look at the packaging of these lipsticks because I have never seen anything quite like it. The lipsticks come in very sleek silver tubes; they pick up fingerprints and smudges very easily but that's usually the case with shiny packagings.
To open the lipstick, you have to press down on the clear window at the top of the packaging, which releases the lipstick from the outer cap. Then simply pull the bottom portion out of the cap, twist and apply.
I like the fancy opening mechanism but I do wish the lipsticks had more weight to them; I don't really know why but lipsticks with a good weight to them just feel that much fancier!
mary kay true dimensions lipstick
All lipsticks had a semi-sheer formulation that's very buildable. The formulation is very buttery and creamy, quite similar to the Revlon Lip Butters. They glide easily and provide phenomenal moisturization. The lipsticks have a wet balmy texture and the longevity is about four to five hours with minimal drinking/eating.
mary kay true dimensions lipstick
Colors & Pigmentation:
First Blush: Warm dusty pink with hint of coral. There is a subtle shimmer in the tube that's not really noticeable on the lips.
mary kay true dimensions lipstick
First Blush
Chocolate: A light warm brown/taupe with no shimmers.
mary kay true dimensions lipstick chocolate
Tuscan Rose: Another dusty pink with no noticeable shimmer. This one is a bit darker than First Blush.
mary kay true dimensions lipstick tuscan rose
Tuscan Rose
Berry À La Mode: A rich but sheer warm burgundy with no shimmer. This shade is surprisingly wearable!
mary kay true dimensions lipstick berry a la mode
Berry A La Mode
Lava Berry: A light mauve with a subtle sheen.
mary kay true dimensions lipstick lava berry

mary kay true dimensions lipstick

Sassy Fuchsia: A super bright hot pink, hands down my fave of the bunch (not surprisingly). The pigmentation of this is the most intense and it leaves a nice pink stain to the lips after it wears off.
mary kay true dimensions lipstick sassy fuchsia
Sassy Fuchsia
Citrus Flirt: A super wearable sheer bright orange, perfect for the summer.
mary kay true dimensions lipstick citrus flirt
Citrus Flirt
Coral Bliss: A pinkish coral with a subtle micro shimmer.
mary kay true dimensions lipstick coral bliss
Coral Bliss
Tangerine Pop: A very sheer soft rosy nude with shimmers.
mary kay true dimensions lipstick tangerine pop
Tangerine Pop
Exotic Mango: Another very sheer shimmer; it has a light orange tint.
Here is a compilation of the swatches, a few of them are quite similar but the majority of them are wearable neutrals.
I think these new additions to the True Dimensions Lipstick line is an absolute hit! Despite the fact that I am not a fan of neutrals, I thoroughly enjoyed all the shades. The formulation is comfortable and moisturizing, you really can't ask for more!

Mary Kay is available online through a Mary Kay consultants, check out the new shades here!

So which is your favorite shade? Let me know in the comments below!
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