I don’t often venture into Mary Kay territory, but the new Mary Kay Into The Garden collection is hitting exactly the right note for spring. It’s a collaboration with Brazilian Born designer, Patricia Bonaldi, who is known for her floral patterns.
I find the price tag of £25 rather high for the palette – the eye colours are beautiful in very soft and blendable textures and the lip shades are sheer glosses hit with golden glimmer – especially when the casings are loose.
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It’s a cardboard palette, not even a solid case, so it seems expensive for the quality of the packaging.
The eye shades really come to life in the light and if you’re clever with shadows, you can get some beautiful butterfly wing kind of looks with the colour selection, especially the blue/purple hue, and they’re soft enough that blending is very easy – you really won’t have to work at it. The lip colours are very, very soft though – I dove in far too hard with a lip brush whick skidded straight through the last shade – so go very gently!
The nail shades are the best part of this collection (which also includes oil blotters, a pedicure set and soaps) for their spring-like colours – Magnolia, Coral Blossom and Sweet Lilac (a very greyed lilac shade – almost the Dior pantone) but they’re £9 each; I think it’s a lot but they have a good depth of colour at two coats (one coat is shown on the swatch) and a very glossy finish.
The Mary Kay Into The Garden collection launches on 9th April.
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