BOHO Makeover with Mary Kay

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MARY KAYI’m 31 and I’m just now starting to learn about makeup and beauty products and techniques. I’ve had such a fun (yet sometimes frustrating) time learning about application techniques, testing new products and watching online tutorials. And I’ve come such a long way from those days when I didn’t even own eye liner and I had no idea that bronzer wasn’t applied ALL over your face. But boy do I still have a lot to learn.

My favorite is when I discover a fail-proof look that even a novice like me can apply–a look that I’m sure to be able to replicate without stress or anguish. Using techniques to apply makeup is a foreign concept for me and sifting through different styles can become quickly overwhelming. My favorite place to go for direct, simple and realistic make-up tutorials is the Mary Kay® website. Their tutorials are short, direct, thoroughly explained and they even zoom in so you can get a better look at their technique. The Mary Kay® tutorials have taught me how to correctly apply mascara and how to blend eye liner. I recently had another opportunity to work with Mary Kay® and try out some of their products to create a country music-inspired look–this year Mary Kay® is the Official Beauty Sponsor of the 50th Annual CMA’s! I selected their Boho Beauty look and got to work watching a video tutorial to learn the technique: watch here.

Here’s the lineup of products: mary kay boho look cmas Mary Kay Boho Beauty Inspired Look: Apricot Twist Cream Eye Color MK Deep Brown eyeliner Mary Kay® Lash Primer Mary Kay® Lash Love® Mascara in I ♥ Black. Light-Medium Bronzing Powder True Dimensions® Lipstick in Berry a la Mode NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Silver Moon

See Mary Kay’s step by step instructions to get this look here.

mary kay before boho Starting with a blank face.
My favorite gold script necklace can be found here.

mary kay gold liquid eye shadow First up, the Apricot Twist Cream Eye Color, which is cool because you apply it with your finger and there’s no residual eye shadow dust. This eye shadow is very subtle and it just gives a gentle glow to your eye lids. I applied to my entire eye lid, going extra heavy closer to my lash line. eye shadow close up
eyeshadow application with finger Next up, MK Deep Brown Eyeliner. There is no pressure to apply this eye liner perfectly (I certainly didn’t). Apply as close to the roots of lashes as possible. eye liner mary kay Then use a smudge brush to blend in the eye shadow to give a subtle smoky look. I even dipped the brush in a little bit of the cream shadow before I blended. eye liner smudge brush I’ve seen so many contouring techniques out there and I haven’t yet found one that quite resonated with me. In this video, I LOVE the “make a 3” technique they demonstrate. Basically you’re brushing the bronzer in the shape of a 3 on your face–starting at the top of your hairline on your forehead, down to the temples, under the cheekbones and then under the jawline. contour nose My nose is wider than it is long (especially after having two babies). So I like to add some contouring with bronzer to either side of my nose to help elongate and make it appear more narrow. I use my finger for precision. nose contour Here it is before I blend it in. I take a powder brush and blend it in on either side of my nose so it doesn’t look like 2 brown streaks. blend nose contour mary kay blush lash primer Watch this tutorial for great tips on great lashes. I LOOOOVE the lash primer! Ben (my husband) was taking this photo and was kind enough to point out the super awesome face I make when applying mascara. mary kay lipstick boho So this is pretty cool. I learned a new technique for applying lipstick that I had never seen before. Rather than apply it directly to your lips, for the Boho Beauty look makeup artist Moani Lee suggests putting it on your finger and then dabbing it on your lips. This gives your better control over how much to put on. I never would have picked True Dimensions® Lipstick in Berry a la Mode based on the color it looks in the tube–BUT I love what it looks like once applied! Just goes to show, take risks and have fun with lip color! To create some extra shine I put NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Silver Moon on top of the lipstick by gently dabbing with the application brush. Ultimately, this was a really quick process to create a bronzed boho look that I love. And don’t look too closely at my imperfect eyeliner! mary kay lip gloss Now add some boho accessories and you’re ready!

boho accessories
Boho jewelry found here.

mary kay boho makeover for cmas eyes closed mary kay boho make up for cma

GIVEAWAY TIME! BlogHer is hosting a sweepstakes where you can be entered for a chance to win a Mary Kay® prize pack! To enter for a chance to win, all you have to do is post a comment and let me know which of the three Academy of Country Music Awards makeup looks – All-American Girl, Queen of Country, or Boho Beauty – you like best? You can also visit Mary Kay® on Facebook, YouTube, and of course, their website for more videos, tips, and ideas!

Brought to you by Mary Kay. All opinions are my own.

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Ashley Stock
I'm Ashley. Sometimes I craft, occasionally I cook, everyday I write, and I'm always Momma. This is my blog. I keep it real while still seeing the rainbows and butterflies in all of life's lessons.
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  1. I like Boho Beauty

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  2. I LOVE Mary Kay! I tried selling it, and turns out I’m NOT self-motivated enough. I need a boss behind me cracking the whip. Ha! BUT I still love their products and love to support those who sell by buying products from them. Who could argue with free, though!

    I love all 3 looks, but I think I like the All-America Girl look the best. So subtle!

  3. I like the boho beauty

  4. You look gorgeous! I love Mary Kay and have been using their products for years {my aunt was a rep}! I’m nearly 30 and also am just figuring out what works best for me when makeup is concerned. Thanks so much for the Giveaway!!
    xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

  5. i love the queen of country look!

  6. I really like the Boho Beauty look. It suits my style and would look good on a lot of women.

  7. You look great! I’m scared of makeup – I’ll have to watch those tutorials. I love the All American Girl look the best!

  8. You look amazing! I love Mary Kay products. I would def pick Queen of Country as my look.
    Thanks for the great opportunity 🙂

  9. I love the All American look.

  10. I love all american girl but you look great in the boho so I would try that too!

  11. Boho Beauty!

  12. I love the All American Girl look!

  13. queen of country!

  14. All American girl!!

  15. I like Boho Beauty!

  16. Love Mary Kay and the Boho Beauty look. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Boho beauty is my favorite look.

  18. You are the cutest! I contour my nose too. 🙂 All these looks are beautiful, but I think my favorite is the Queen of Country!

  19. I love the All-American Girl!

  20. I like the All American Girl look.

  21. Em Mahr says:

    The All-American Girl is my favorite look.

  22. Em+Mahr says:
  23. Laura H says:

    I like the All-American Girl look 🙂

  24. Laura+H says:
  25. Madeline says:

    I like the natural All-American girl look. The Boho is nice but my skin never looks sun-kissed.

  26. Madeline says:
  27. The All-American Girl is my favorite!

  28. Christina says:

    Love Boho Beauty! Thanks for the step by step! You look beautiful!

  29. I’m a fan of the all american girl look. Nice post!

  30. Befecon says:

    like you blog!

    good post! thanks sharing!

  31. the boho looks so pretty on you. i think that’s the one i like the best. thanks for the chance!

  32. Definitely boho beauty. This is gorgeous!


  33. Lisa Brown says:

    Love boho beauty, so lovely

  34. Lisa+Brown says:
  35. Stephanie says:

    i like the boho look

  36. Stephanie says:
  37. I like the all American girl look.

  38. Love the boho look!

  39. Stacey b says:

    I love all 3! But the Boho Beauty would be my choice if I had to choose for myself.

  40. Stacey+b says:
  41. Such a gorgeous make over! I’m also 31 and it’s only been in the last couple of years that I’ve been more interested (or needed to!) in make up…it’s so expensive so it’s good to get advice on the best products and techniques to do! x

  42. I love Mary Kay! The boho beauty is my fav. You pull it off nicely and naturally =)

  43. Nicole Dziedzic says:

    I love the Queen Of Country look the best, the colors are so awesome, very pretty look!

  44. Nicole+Dziedzic says:
  45. I love the Boho look! I’m getting more into techniques and products too!

  46. I love the boho beauty look! You look gorgeous – thanks for all the tips!

  47. Wendy Orme says:

    LOVE the Boho Beauty look and Mary Kay!

  48. Tiffani T says:

    Queen of Country..:)

  49. so pretty! love the instructions and the boho look.

  50. I love the Queen of Country look!

  51. Rebecca Graham says:

    The Boho Beauty looks nice.

  52. All American Girl

  53. Kimmy Ripley says:

    Love that All American Girl look!

  54. I like the Boho Beauty look.

  55. maria cantu says:

    I like the queen of country look the best.

  56. Susan Smith says:

    I love the Boho beauty look the best.

  57. Susan+Smith says:
  58. erica best says:
  59. erica+best says:

    All-American Girl

  60. I like the all american look

  61. Bert Ruiz says:

    I like the All-American girl look

  62. Bert+Ruiz says:
  63. The Academy of Country Music Awards makeup look that I like best is Queen of Country​.​

  64. Tabathia B says:

    I like the all american girl look best

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  66. Such a pretty makeup tutorial. You look stunning.

  67. I would love to try these products….loving Boho beauty!

  68. The Academy of Country Music Awards makeup look that I like best is Queen of Country​.​

  69. Stephanie says:

    What color cheek color if you don’t mind me asking?

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