My grandmother has been a Mary Kay peddler my whole life. She has always believed in this product line. Every summer from the ages 9-19 I spent at least a week, if not a month working in my grandmothers photo shop. Being so close to all that makeup naturally made me curious and by shear proximity and ease I became a Mary Kay user.
As I age, I am noticing food related sensitivities that I believe are inherited from my mother. Because of these, I am eliminating as many long named hard to pronounce chemicals from my day. Replacing my go to cleansers and makeup with natural products I am making myself.
I have never had a problem with Mary Kay. No skin reactions, no problems with cleansers.But I hate lipstick. In any form. I also stay away from liquid foundations, and any extremes in powdered applications. I just don’t use that much makeup.
I had a bunch of samples though.
what to do with them…
tinted lip balm? YES.
I used this basic guideline. I didn’t have Vaseline, so I used Aquaphor (same essential thing). I used my wood stove as a heat source. That got a little hot on the hand but worked very quickly. The sample lipstick blended in quickly and it all poured into my little white container easily. It took longer to get all those little samples opened and the contents to the spoon than it did to put it all together, melt, and finish.
Let it cool for an hour at room temp or 30 min in the fridge. DON’T USE IT IMMEDIATELY, you’ll burn yourself!
Well, the pigment looked strong, but its not visible when on. Its nice stuff, it never occurred to me to use a very thin layer of Aquaphor as chapstick. Should I try again? I’ve got a lot of samples…