Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection: Review and Swatches

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Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection: Review and Swatches
Ready or not, fall is not far away! So today I want to share with you my review and swatches of the upcoming Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection. Available starting August 16th, the new limited edition range features an array of smoky grays and sultry berries to get you ready for the cooler weather. To read on, click......
Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection | Eye Color Palette: Review and Swatches
Mary Kay Fall 2017 | Limited Edition Eye Color Palette
Mary Kay Fall 2017 | Limited Edition Eye Color Palette in "Rosé Nudes" & "Simply Smoky" ($27 CAD):
With five shades in each pan (3g total), these two limited edition Eye Color Palettes are sold separately from the Mary Kay compacts (available for $20-22 CAD each). "Rosé Nudes" features an ivory cream, a soft mauve, a mauve-brown, a cool-tone brown, and a plummy dark brown. All the shades appear to have some subtle shimmers in the pan but when swatched, they are pretty much matte. Overall, the colors are fairly pigmented but their formulation is very dusty and thin. Therefore, these definitely require a good primer or they won't adhere well to the lids.
Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection | Eye Color Palette in "Rose Nudes": Review and Swatches
Mary Kay Fall 2017 | Limited Edition Eye Color Palette in "Rosé Nudes"
The "Simply Smoky" palette features a light dove gray, a soft elephant gray, a cement gray with subtle blue shimmers, a dark navy blue, and a deep plummy gray with soft blue shimmers. Again, the pigmentation of the shadows is not bad but the texture is overly powdery and slightly patchy. Mary Kay shadows tend to have a thinner formulation but these two palettes felt extra dusty and fallout-prone.
Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection | Eye Color Palette in "Simply Smoky": Review and Swatches
Mary Kay Fall 2017 | Limited Edition Eye Color Palette in "Simply Smoky"
Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection | Lip Suede Lipsticks: Review and Swatches
Mary Kay Fall 2017 | Limited Edition Lip Suede Lipsticks
Mary Kay Fall 2017 | Limited Edition Lip Suede Lipstick in "Mulberry Muse" & "Rosé Blush" ($19 CAD):
Packaged in a slim and sleek black tube, the Lip Suede lipsticks from Mary Kay are available in two limited edition colors for this fall. "Rosé Blush" is a light mauve-rose. The color wore a lot warmer than it swatched on the arm but it's still a very unique shade. "Mulberry Muse" is a dark, vampy berry. The formulation is slightly patchy but the color is so perfect for fall. Both shades have a satin finish and while they are very pigmented, the formulation feels noticeably tacky and heavy. With that said, the thick, waxy texture clings well to the lips to provide a longer than expected wear.
Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection | Lip Suede Lipsticks: Review and Swatches
Mary Kay Fall 2017 | Limited Edition Lip Suede Lipsticks
Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection | Lip Suede Lipstick in "Rose Blush": Review and Swatches
Mary Kay Fall 2017 | Lip Suede Lipstick in "Rose Blush"
Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection | Lip Suede Lipstick in "Mulberry Muse": Review and Swatches
Mary Kay Fall 2017 | Lip Suede Lipstick in "Mulberry Muse"
Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection | Nail Lacquer: Review and Swatches
Mary Kay Fall 2017 | Limited Edition Nail Lacquers
Mary Kay Fall 2017 | Limited Edition Nail Lacquer in "Pink Escape" ($10 CAD):
A pale whitish pink nail polish, Pink Escape is disappointingly sheer and patchy. I used three coats for the swatches below and the coverage is still a bit uneven.
Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection | Nail Lacquer in "Pink Escape": Review and Swatches
Mary Kay Fall 2017 | Nail Lacquer in "Pink Escape" | Three Coats with No Top Coat
Mary Kay Fall 2017 | Limited Edition Nail Lacquer in "Rosé Blush" ($10 CAD):
Mulberry Muse is a gorgeous dusty mauve; the formulation is decently pigmented and smooth. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection | Nail Lacquer in "Rose Blush": Review and Swatches
Mary Kay Fall 2017 | Nail Lacquer in "Rosé Blush" | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Mary Kay Fall 2017 | Limited Edition Nail Lacquer in "Violet Silk" ($10 CAD):
A deep cool-tone plum, Violet Silk wears a lot darker than it appears in the bottle. The formulation is surprisingly sheer for such a dark color. Two coats provide a mostly opaque coverage but the sheer formulation made it difficult to achieve a clean cuticle line.
Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection | Nail Lacquer in "Violet Silk": Review and Swatches
Mary Kay Fall 2017 | Nail Lacquer in "Violet Silk" | Two Coats with No Top Coat
So what are your thoughts on this collection? Will you be picking up any pieces? Let me know in the comments below!

Availability:
The Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection is available starting August 16th through your local Mary Kay Consultant.
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