Sunday, 2 March 2014

Mary Kay At Play Baked Eye Trio - Sunset Beach

Today I have something to share with you from Mary Kay's At Play line! Their At Play Baked Eye Trio in Sunset Beach* ($12/2g) includes three baked shadows in one convenient compact. My mom has used Mary Kay for years, but I think that this is my first experience with one of their eye shadows. Read on to see how I liked this baked trio...


"• It’s all about having options without being overwhelmed.
• Is lightweight, applies smoothly and blends easily.
• Three shades create fun, vibrant looks." - Mary Kay



First of all, I both love & hate the packaging of this eye shadow trio. I love how cute and fun the packaging is, and that the lid is see-through. However, I hate how hard it is to get into the compact! I actually broke my thumb nail trying to open this packaging, which I definitely wasn't happy about. However, once you get inside the compact, the shadows really are quite pretty. I normally shy away from baked shadows as I find that they can be a bit too dry, but I'm happy to say that these shadows feel really creamy! 


The purple shade in this trio is a pastel lilac with some shimmer in the formula. I found this shade the easiest of the three to work with, and the creamiest. The orange/coral shade isn't one that I would normally gravitate towards, but it is very pretty and works well with the lilac shadow. The beige highlight shade was a bit of a disappointment, as it wasn't overly pigmented. I wouldn't use this shade as a shadow, but rather as a brow bone or inner corner highlight. 


I wore the lilac and coral shade all over my lids, and was surprised by how nicely these two shades work together. The beige shade makes a nice highlighter, and can also be used to brighten up a darker shadow. I did use Too Faced Shadow Insurance as a primer to ensure that these shadows stayed put all day long. I didn't have any issues with creasing or fading, which makes me very happy! My shadow lasted for about 9 hours, until I removed my makeup at the end of the night. Since these are baked shadows, you can use them wet or dry, but I always find it easier to use my shadows dry. 

Swatched without primer

Overall, I think the packaging is super cute, and two of the three shadows have great pigmentation. For $12, I think that this trio is a good deal, and it'd be great for anyone who likes playing around with colour. Have you tried any items from Mary Kay's At Play line? Are you a fan of baked shadows? :)

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12 comments:

  1. I don't really go for baked shadows because I don't understand why they are any better than regular shadows...still, this is a fun trio of colours! Definitely well outside my comfort zone, but very playful!

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    1. I agree, normally I find baked shadows so dry, but these ones have a nice & creamy formula! :)

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  2. I don't really get baked shadows either, but I agree, these swatch great and look gorgeous. hopefully your packaging was just a dud though!

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    1. Ya, hopefully not all of these shadows are so hard to open!

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  3. These colours look so pretty! :)

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  4. RIP thumb nail, i gotta be careful when I open mine then..
    These look good, looks like you get a lot of product too!

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    1. Yes, be careful! You get 2 grams, which is good :)

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  6. I love the purple and pink colours, very pretty. I have to admit that I'm not a fan of the way they are in the container together. I prefer my colours to be separated.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean. I'm not super picky about it, but I do prefer it when my shadows are separated.

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