30 September 2012

Review & Giveaway: Mary Kay Lash Perfection Package

I think if you'd ask most women which piece of make up they couldn't live without, the answer would be mascara! I love it, I can't live without it in my make-up routine - but my one complaint is mascara that doesn't live up to the hype. Over the years, I think I've tried just about every trendy mascara - from the double end wand containers (ah, remember those?) to colored mascaras. Finally, you get to the point where enough is enough - all a girl wants is a mascara that lengthens (or widens) without clumping or caking and won't break the bank. Is that too much to ask, really?

The new Mary Kay Lash Perfection Package contains a primer, three different mascaras and a lash & brow serum, all rolled into one pretty box:


I've only had one foray into the Mary Kay world, back in high school when I was getting my senior pictures done. The photographer also happened to be an Independent Mary Kay consultant, so she did my make-up for me for my photo session. I think my family was secretly thrilled - they ended up with a few photos of me without goth-y makeup. ;) (My DH still has two of those photos in his wallet as we speak. LOL!) Anyways, I ended up buying the lipstick, but when it ran out, I never looked back.

Each of the Mary Kay mascaras features their "Smart Wiper" technology to deliver the exact amount of mascara for maximum plumping. They are available in black and brown/black, and are ophthalmologist tested and suitable for sensitive eyes. This last part is big for me - my allergies will tell me if the makeup I am using won't agree with me, as my eyes start to itch almost immediately.


The Mary Kay Lash & Brow Building Serum is meant to be used at night, after you've taken all your makeup off for the night and are getting ready for bed. It's formulated to help reduce eyelash loss while creating the appearance of fuller looking lashes. I'll admit, I never thought I'd be using something on my eyelashes at night - that was a new one even for me! It took me a couple of nights to get into the swing of using it each night because of that. It did dry quickly as they said, and it's not like a mascara wand, but rather more like a liquid eyeliner that you put at the base of your lashes. You can also use this product on your brows, but I stuck to just my eyelashes. I can't really say I noticed a difference using it, but I am guessing this is something that takes awhile to help out, rather than just 7-10 days.


The Mary Kay Lash Primer contains an exclusive Panthenol-Pro Complex to help to strengthen and condition lashes. It is also supposed to help show dramatic definition while creating stronger, fuller and longer-looking lashes. You can use this as a nourishing undercoat, or wear alone as it has no coloring. I tried it both ways - alone it's almost like a clear mascara. (Do they even makes those anymore? Remember them? lol See, I wasn't kidding when I said I tried it all!) I actually liked it more alone, as it was great for quick trips to the store and around the house, and if I forgot it was on and rubbed my eyes, I had no raccoon streaks. ;)


The Mary Kay Lash Love combines moisturizing benefits from the Panthenol Pro Complex and Vitamin E with volume and definition to give you four times the volume without the worry of overdoing it and ending up with what a friend termed "hooker lashes" (LOL!) It was easy to apply and my lashes looked good after applying it.


The Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara is supposed to help you achieve water resistant, no smudge lashes that appear fuller, lifted and multiplied all day. I wasn't thrilled at first when I noticed clumps on the mascara wand immediately when I opened the container, but it quickly became my favorite of the three mascaras included in the set - I felt that my lashes were definitely longer and fuller when using it, without them clumping.

The Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara is supposed to coat your lashes with volumizing, long lasting effects in just one coat. It does... but I preferred the looked from the Lash Love for my makeup style more. It's still a nice mascara though, especially if you are on a quick time routine in the mornings. It is not waterproof.

None of the mascaras gave me smudges throughout the day (well, once when I forgot it was on - but that's my fault for rubbing my eye!) so I am pleased with that part of all of them. Wearing goth-y style make-up already leaves me in in danger of raccoon eyes as it is if I don't apply my makeup carefully, I don't need help with that part. ;) All in all, I am pretty happy with the Mary Kay products I tried out, and I will probably be adding the Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara into my current makeup routine. This video will show you more about the products:


(Feedreaders, you'll have to click over to my blog to see it, sorry!)

The Mary Kay Lash & Brow Building Serum retails for $38.00, while the Mary Kay Lash Primer, Mary Kay Lash Love, Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara, and the Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara retail for $15.00 each. You can purchase them online via the Mary Kay website, or via your favorite Independent Mary Kay Beauty Consultant. Don't forget to "like" Mary Kay on Facebook to find out about new products and sales!

Win it! Whew, so you read through my reviews and made it this far - guess what? I get to give away a Mary Kay Lash Perfection Package, just like the one I received! (Yippee!) To enter, tell us which of the products you'd like to try out the most, and what it would help with/or you like about it.

And as always, you can receive extra entries for:

-Subscribing to my feed OR publicly following my blog via GFC or Facebook
-Blogging about this giveaway with a link back
-Tweeting about this giveaway 1X (leave the link in your comment below or @psychotichouse)
example: #win Mary Kay Lash Perfection! http://bit.ly/OxZFlT ends 10/13 @psychotichouse

That's four (4) possible entries! Giveaway ends October 13th at 11:59 PM PST, and please leave your email address in your entry or have it available in your profile. US only, sorry :( Good luck everyone!! :)

Disclosure: The information, products and additional Mary Kay gift pack was provided by Mary Kay® through MyBlogSpark.

136 comments:

latanya t said...

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janetfaye said...

I would like to try Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara so that I have longer looking lashes.

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Amanda said...

I would love to try the lash and brow building serum because my lashes are so spare and thin!
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leanne_mac said...

I would like to try the Mary Kay Lash Primer


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amanda hardesty said...

I want to try the lash love because I need a mascara that provides length without clumping and helps highlight what lashes I have
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Melanie said...

The lash and brow building system. My lashes tend to be thin and short

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peg42 said...

I'd like to try the mascara the most.
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Lynda Del. said...

The Mary Kay Lash & Brow Building Serum because I'm hoping it would help increase my lash growth.
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Kelly H. said...

I'd like to try the mascara to help my eyelashes look better.

mverno said...

the mascara would do wonders for my eyes i'm sure
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mogrill said...

I think the primer would help darken my light lashes.
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Ciara B. said...

would most like to try Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara

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Monica said...

I want the Lasy & Brow building serum for fuller lashes!

Thanks

Claire said...

I'd like to try the lash primer because I have trouble with getting mascara to last without becoming raccoon eyes!

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psnyder said...

Would love to try the Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara!! grammypenny@frontier.com

Unknown said...

Would love the lash/brown syrum to have healthier natural lashes/brows since they are thin and weak now
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tiacarter said...

THE MASCARA - TO DEFINE MY LASHES

caseyle2010 said...

i would like to try the primer
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Katherine said...

i need the The Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara because I'm outside a lot for my job - and I need a mascara that can hold up in sweaty humidity and rain!

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Cricket said...

My eyelashes are so pale that a lash primer really helps mascara do its best for me. That said, however, I'd love trying the Ultimate mascara. Always on the lookout for the perfect mascara. :)

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Gina Wildorchid said...

I would love to try the The Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara

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Jennifer Poster said...

I would love to try the lash primer! I have always wanted something I can put on my lashes to make them stand out that is softer than mascara. I hate how hard my lashes feel after my mascara dries.

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Kristy Thiel said...

I'd like to try the ultimate mascara as I feel like it would help define my lashes!

Nikki Elkins said...

really want to try to the lash love

Tamar said...

lash love!
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Mysharona said...

the mascara would be great for my thin lashes

soccermom1 said...

The Mary Kay Lash Primer to make my lashes look fuller

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ehhogan said...

I'd like to try the lash primer - to strengthen my natural lashes

ferriz said...

the waterproof mascara, because im a cryer... normally due to laughing but still.

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one frugal lady said...

The lash love looks awesome!
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Ashley Morrissey said...

The Waterproof Mascara because..well, it's waterproof! :)

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Sarah S said...

The Mary Kay Lash Love, because my lashes need all the love they can get! s2inamug at aim dot com

Mercedes said...

I'd love to try the Mary Kay Lash Primer because I've never conditioned my lashes. I wonder if it will help?

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Karen said...

Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara to help make my lashes look longer :)

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Alexa said...
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Alexa said...

i would like to try the eyelash primer, mostly because i never knew eyelash primer existed lol

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Dominique Cloutier said...

Super interested in trying the mascara!

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Eloquence said...

I'd love to try the ultimate mascara for fuller lashes!

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WWillows6 said...

I would love to try the Ultimate Mascara for my thin eyelashes!
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dan said...

Ultimate mascara, for the wife of coarse ;)

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Brittany said...

Lash primer!

Brittany said...

Lash primer!

Brittany said...

Lash primer!

Angela Neynaber said...

I cant wait to try the Mary Kay Lash Love so thay my lashes will have more volume.

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Kendra Gillilan said...

Lash and brow system, so need help there!
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Erica C. said...

The Ultimate Mascara would be nice because you only need one coat.
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Rusty said...

I'd most like to try the Mary Kay Lash Love because my lashes need color and definition. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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Karen said...

I'd like the lash building serum to help with my thin lashes. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Melanie Montgomery said...

The Waterproof mascara because I currently don'y have any.


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Lisa Pecora said...

I really want to try the mascara. I have not found a mascara that I love yet.

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Sandy Saves said...

I am most excited to try the lash and brow building serum because I have heard that it really works amazing and I could use some lash help ;)

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Chrissy Nestor said...

I'd choose the The Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara because it's so hard for me to find a good mascara and I'd love to try this one out!

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Susan Climan said...

I really want the waterproof mascara. I know it will last all day and won't smudge or run. sleveene@hotmail.com

MySentimentExactLee said...

I need the waterproof product. Maybe it's because I live in a humid city, but my eyes always water.

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Jessica said...

I'd like to try the Lash & Brow Building Serum because my eyelashes are kind of sparse.
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Angela Cash said...

I would love to try the Lash & Brow Building Serum. I have fair lashes and brows and would love for both to look fuller.

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i would like to try the mascara
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the lash and brow building serum to make my lashes pop!
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Jo said...

The Mary Kay Lash Primer to help strengthen my lashes
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wendym said...

I most want to try the Mary Kay lash and brow serum that you wear at night, because I want my lashes to be conditioned and long.

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Laurielee Emerson said...

I would like to try the Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara as my eyelashes are so light that without mascara it looks like I don't have any at all.
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I would like to try the Mary kay Ultimate Mascara. I would help make my lashes look longer and fuller. garrettsambo@aol.com

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I'd like to try to Lash Love Waterproof Mascara!

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Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara because I sweat alot & cry at the drop of a hat!
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Atreau said...

I'd like to try the Mary Kay Lash & Brow Building Serum because it sounds like it would help my thin, weak lashes!

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