Brows and Bronzer: A Mary Kay Makeover and Giveaway
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I recently had another opportunity to work with Mary Kay® and try out some of their products. Mary Kay® is the Official Beauty Sponsor for Project Runway so I was able to test out two of the looks they created for the show. I tested out the Bronze Glow and the Sculpted look. And you know what, you guys? I’m finally starting to get the hang of this whole beauty and make up application thing! If you’re anything like me, and you have a near impossible time with complicated make up techniques, then these simple Mary Kay “how to” videos are for you. The Mary Kay YouTube channel has a bunch of great tips too! These videos have taught me so many basic techniques that have taken the frustration out of my morning routine. And now, for the looks:
First up is the Sculpted Look. The focus of this look is on the brows and lips. Woah! Let me just say, what a difference a brow makes! Also, I rarely put color on my lips and this was my first ever experience with lip liner. I was very pleasantly surprised and I even got a bunch of compliments on the color when I was running my errands.
Necklace c/o: Wrenn Jewelry
How to Get the Sculpted Look –
Use the Mechanical Brow Liner to fill in the brows following the natural growth of the hair. Use the Eye Smudger Brush to apply Hazelnut Mineral Eye Color to the highest points of the brows to give more color and emphasis. Follow with the Brow Gel to set the brows in place.
A soft eye color is best for this look. Pat on Rosegold Mineral Eye Color with your finger and use the Eye Color Brush to blend. Brush on Crystalline Mineral Eye Color as a highlighter under the brow to create contrast. Apply Black Eyeliner to the base of the upper lashes to shape the eyes. Apply Lash Love Mascara in Black.
Apply the Mineral Cheek Color Duo in Juicy Guava to the cheeks with the Cheek Brush and blend. Then apply the highlighter color to brighten the face.
Apply True Dimensions Lipstick in Spice ‘N’ Nice to the lips and sculpt the lips with Dark Chocolate Lip Liner. Blot the lips with a Beauty Blotter tissue to create a longer lasting semi-matte look.
And now, pictures of the makeup progressions. Notice the second photo, where only one brow is completed–see the difference? I was also so excited with what a difference it made to apply Hazelnut Mineral Eye Color to the highest points of the brows to give the appearance of a higher brow arch. And yes, lip liner looks scary before you add lipstick and blot.
The After. Love this look!
Next up is the Bronze Glow look, with the focus on the eyes and cheeks. This is now my go-to daily look. I love how the emphasis is on contouring and hi-lighting our best features. Also, I’ve tried a lot of bronzer in my day–and Mary Kay Bronzing Powder in Light-Medium is hands down my favorite. It doesn’t make me feel orange like so many other bronzers.
How to get the Bronze Glow –
Using the Powder Brush, apply the Bronzing Powder in Light-Medium to the high points of the face that the sun would naturally hit to create a sun-kissed look.
Add the Mineral Cheek Duo in Spiced Poppy over the bronzer with the Cheek Brush. Use the highlighter shade on top of the cheek to give shine.
Using the Eye Color Brush, apply Amber Blaze and Gold Coast Mineral Eye Colors to the eyelid. Apply Precious Pink Mineral Eye Color to the crease to add more warmth and dimension. Apply Gel Eyeliner in Jet Black to the base of the upper lashes. Apply a couple of coats of Lash Love Lengthening Mascara.
Add a metallic hint to the lips with NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Beach Bronze.
The bronzing powder.
Ignore my crazy eyes, and see the white lines for areas I like to apply bronzer.
And that’s it. I love how natural but refined this look is–perfect for every day wear.
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I love the bronzer! I loved your bronzy look – I would love to recreate that!!
Would love to try the brow gel. The most recent one I tried flaked. Eww!
I sold Mary Kay products when I was a freshman in college (and my money was almost completely expendable) and bought whatever I wanted. That was so many years ago and they’ve come out with so many new amazing products. It’s hard to choose!
From your looks I think I’d want to try the Mechanical Brow Liner.
In general I’d love to try the Facial Highlighting Pen!
It’s so hard to choose! I would love to try the bronzer or the brow liner you used. I don’t do anything to my eyebrows but have been wanting to try something. I’m a big fan of MK, especially their cc cream, concealer, and mineral powder. I’m going to have to start my wish list for Christmas/birthday!
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The bronzer! It looks amazing. You are just glowing. And it looks completely natural. The eyebrow gel sounds amazing too.
The Mary Kay item I’m excited to try is the mineral cheek color duo. I think it’s neat how MK has a bronzer/highlighter with a cheek color, so I’m anxious to try it as I’m an avid MK user. Love love their products!! 🙂 Thanks to for sharing your MK makeovers.
Bronzer or lipstick. I love both of them!
Casey M Smith
I would loveeee the eyebrow set! Mine need a lottttta work and this would be so helpful!:) Checking out the videos immediately!!:)
I love everything in the Bronze look! Would live to try all of it!
Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming
the brow gel!
I’d love to try the brow pencil!
Loving this idea! Id be interested in trying the lip gloss you have on. You’re looking like a beach babe 🙂
I would love to try the bronzer! I have a hard time finding ones that don’t look too orange as well! So frustrating. Thanks for the giveaway!
I would love to try the eyebrow set and the bronzer! I need to check out the you tube videos, I could use some makeup help for sure! Love both your looks!
I would love to try the lipstick or the bronzer.
Wow! That Spice `N`Nice Lipstick is gorgeous. It would make a wonderful go-to color for fall.
Would love to try the bronzer and the Spice lipstick!
The brow gel looks awesome! I love their lip glosses too and that spice color looks fun for fall.
I love your makeup posts, and the step by step, it’s so helpful! The first look is my favorite, especially the lip color. Perfect for Fall!
I am most excited to try the bronzer it looks so great on you I want to see how it looks on me.
I really like the bronzer look too, very pretty!
I’d love to try the beach bronze lip gloss – so pretty!
Bronzing Powder…I like the minimalistic look but still put together 🙂
These look very nice on you. I really like the lipstick from the first look.
I would love to try out the bronzer!
I’m dying to try that bronzer!!
I would like to try the bronzer.
Would love the lip color! I love your necklace also!
I’d like to try the bronzer and the cheek duo.
Thanks so much.
I’d be most excited to try the Mechanical Brow Liner. I’m always looking for new brow products!
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I would love to try that bronzer for a little more glow!
I’d love to try the lash love mascara in black. It is hard to find a good mascara that thickens lashes.
The NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Beach Bronze.
I have to say mascara.
Everything looks amazing, but I really love the Mineral Cheek Color Duo in Juicy Guava! It looks like the perfect shade for me! 🙂
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I’d like to try the lip gloss and mascara! Awesome products!
I am excited to try the The bronzing powder. You look great in both looks.
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I think I’d want to try the mineral cheek duo, but also I’d love to try the Facial Highlighting Pen!
I love the bronze glow because of the eye shadow – it’s so shiny! Looks great! truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com
the bronzing powder i am excited to try; love bronzers.
The bronzer! It looks amazing and gives an all natural glow to the skin! You look so pretty with this makeup on and it looks so natural on you. The eyebrow gel sounds amazing too!!
the bronzing powder
I love how good that bronzer looks on your face!! I never know where to put it. I would love to win this package from Mary Kay. Great post, Ashley!!
the NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss sound nice
Mineral cheek duo in spiced poppy!!
the lash love mascara in black
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I think I would most like to try the bronzer but everything looks amazing. I really want to try it all.
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I’m excited to try the mascara!
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