Ever wanted to create your own eyeshadow palette? How about a totally curated face palette? Well, now you can with a new release by Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Officially launched as of November 2018, Mary Kay Cosmetics came out with a brand-new formula for their eyeshadows, blushes, highlighters, and bronzers. Called Chromafusion, this technology delivers 12-hour wear and incredibly pigmented colour.
The brand was amazing and actually sent me all the shades before it officially launched to the public and between trying it out and writing all the holiday posts, I finally got around to fully playing with it and writing about it.
The largest release is definitely the eyeshadows, which are available in 33 shades (16 of which are matte). These shadows deliver intense colour payoff and the advanced hybrid technique wraps the finely-milled premium pigments in a layer of cream to amplify colour. What you’re left with is a smooth eyeshadow that packs a punch and blends out beautifully (while feeling lightweight). These shadows (C$9 each) are magnetized, so you will need a pro palette (Mary Kay sells them for C$28 for the large and C$17 for the small). The colour range varies from nudes to pink tones, purple tones, blues, and darks.
I did find these shadows to apply beautifully. They aren’t the creamiest ones I’ve tried, but sometimes too creamy can be a bad thing. I think the pigmentation, colour payoff, and longevity of the shadows are worth the hype and I like how you can totally customize how you want your palette to look.
For the face, Mary Kay has released 10 Chromafusion blushes (C$15 each) as well, suitable for just about any skin tone. I gravitate more towards the light and mauve pinks, however, there is a wide variety of shades to choose from. I do find the colour payoff on these to be really good since a little goes a long way and it doesn’t look like you’re wearing blush. The colour melts into the skin and leaves you with a beautiful natural finish.
For bronzers (C$15 each), there are only two to choose from (although some of the blushes are on the darker side and could totally pass off as a bronzer). Available in Latte (light/medium) and Cocoa (medium/dark), these are nice to help you achieve that perfect contour.
To finish up the face, there are two highlighters (C$15 each), Glazed and Honey Glow. Both are a shimmery highlighter that help add that extra glow to your skin. I do find these highlighters to be on the darker side. I wish they released a more silver-toned one, but I have made Glazed work nicely with my complexion. These are nice, but I do have better highlighters in my collection.
All the face products have the same consistency as the eyeshadows in that they deliver pigmented lightweight colour that lasts all day. I do really like this collection and love the colour range that the brand came out with for these. I find Mary Kay shadows in general to be hit or miss. I’ve tried some palettes that I’ve loved and others that did nothing for me. These work well and I’ve found that I’ve been reaching for my large palette a lot lately since it really does hold a lot of these Chromafusion items (I got all the shadows in here, as well as two blushes, a bronzer and a highlighter).
If you are a Mary Kay fan already, I would definitely try these out. I think the pricing is quite affordable as well and love how you can choose the colours you know you want and will use.
Have you tried Mary Kay’s Chromafusion line?
Please note, products provided by PR, all opinions are my own.
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