Meet Mary Kay. She arrived on Bossy’s doorstep a couple of weeks ago after Bossy agreed to test drive a few of their cosmetics.
Bossy should begin by explaining the low rumble you hear is Bossy’s mom laughing about Bossy doing a makeup review. You see, Bossy was never very good at makeup, unless you count the eyeliner Bossy wore for years applied in the heavy-handed style of Bananarama, in which case you could argue Bossy was a little too good.
Nevertheless, over the years Bossy has picked up a tip or two, where tip equals the tip of her current eyeliner, which is thankfully so blunt it’s unable to produce Bossy’s coveted morgue look.
Fast forward to Mary Kay. Bossy decided to see how many different looks she could create on her own face using only the contents of the Mary Kay Compact Mini.
Bossy admits, at first she was all, What am I supposed to do with this small thing? It’s not as if life would be much simpler if Bossy didn’t have to carry around the unwieldy purse which acts as the apartment she can’t afford!
But for something so small, the Mary Kay Compact Mini packs a big punch.
For starters, it contains Mineral Eye Color Bundles, which is a set of three eye shadows customized to match your eye color.
Also included in the kit is a cheek color:
And Bossy knows what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, But how am I supposed to apply these colors, Bossy? With the back of my E.T. hand?
In addition, Bossy’s new best friend Mary Kay sent Bossy a Tinted Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 15 and a wand of their Ultimate Mascara:
Let’s get started. For Bossy’s first look, Bossy pretended she just woke up and was going for the no makeup look, which is a coincidence since Bossy had just woken up and was wearing no makeup:
For Bossy’s second look, Bossy pretended she was a soccer mom going to the soccer field even though Bossy’s children never played soccer -– and Bossy can hear her son complaining all the way from Buenos Aires, and, yes, Bossy acknowledges he did in fact play soccer, but that was before Gah invented the term soccer mom, so it doesn’t count.
For the soccer field look, Bossy applied her lightest mineral eye color, Spun Silk, to her entire eyelid to make it pop. Then Bossy applied the cheek color and some mascara to the upper lashes only, as well as the application of her tinted lip balm with sunscreen:
For Bossy’s third look, she pretended she was meeting a friend for drinks and a chilled carrot soup on the deck of a restaurant on the bay after the soccer game -– and the reason Bossy decided on drinks and a chilled carrot soup on the deck of a restaurant on the bay after the soccer game instead of just dinner is because Bossy is a method actor.
For this dinner date look, Bossy applied the medium shadow color, Hazelnut, to her eyelid and then highlighted that along her brow bone with the Spun Silk. Bossy also added mascara to her bottom eyelashes.
For Bossy’s final look, Bossy pretended she was going out after dinner to see a rock band play in a dark nightclub. As if that would ever happen.
For this look, Bossy applied her darkest shadow color, Chocolate Kiss, in a V-shape at the corner of her eye to open it up. And she applied more lipstick and mascara, saturating the lower lashes so Bossy could use one of her brushes to blend it into an eyeliner:
Although these photos turned out very subtle, Bossy wants you to know in person it wasn’t — this makeup did the trick and stayed in place for the duration of the day. In fact it did so to the extent that Bossy had to explain to more than one person why she looked as though she was going to a dark nightclub to see a rock band when she was in fact filling a plastic bag with asparagus at her local grocery store.
The mascara stayed put and is most likely water-proof, which is not what Bossy is accustomed to — because this is what Bossy is accustomed to: complaining that her mascara has smudged off by day’s end.
Especially enjoyable is the Tinted Lip Balm in the summery Rose color, which neither dries the lips nor smears off prematurely.
But perhaps the best attribute of this Compact Mini is its size and convenience. Meet Bossy’s new purse:
Here’s where you come into it, esteemed council: Bossy’s new best friend Mark Kay is going to give one Bossy reader a $100 Mary Kay gift pack! Simply leave a comment below describing which makeup product you can’t live without –- be it lip gloss or moisturizer -– and Bossy will employ her friend the Random Number Generator to select a winner.
This sweepstakes runs through June 30, 2011.
The following list details more ways to win and some more guidelines. In fact, please visit the official rules page here:
- Leave your comment on this post
- Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
- Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
- For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules and follow instructions for an alternate form of entry
In addition, visit this page to read more Mary Kay blogger reviews so you can enter their sweepstakes for even more chance to win! See how this works?
Best of luck, council! Go get ’em.