Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color Duos

With so many beauty products out there, it can be hard sometimes to know what products to pair together. Mary Kay's new Mineral Cheek Color Duos* ($20 CAD each) take some of the guess work out of your beauty routine by pairing together blush and highlighter. These duos are available in three shades, and I have all three to swatch for you together!

Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color Duos

"Each palette features a beautiful shade of blush plus a complementary highlighting shade that blends easily and helps define the cheekbones.
  • Rich, vibrant shades look great on a range of skin tones.
  • Brightens your look for a radiant, luminous glow.
  • Wear it sheer or build it up bold.
  • Colour stays true and lasts all day." - Mary Kay
Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color Duos

The formula of these duos is a little bit on the drier side, and the blushes can apply a bit patchy at times. I do like that the blushes can easily be applied sheer, or built up to a deeper colour. Spiced Poppy has a deep poppy/burnt orange blush with a shimmery champagne highlighter. Ripe Watermelon combines a bright Barbie pink with a shimmery/glittery pale pink highlighter. The blush in this duo can be quite chalky and hard to blend. Finally we have Juicy Guava, which pairs together a coral blush with faint shimmers with a champagne highlighter. Again, this blush shade is a bit chalky, as you can see in the swatch below. The highlighters in all three duos are very similar, especially Juicy Guava and Spiced Poppy. I wish that Mary Kay switched up the highlight shades a bit more - I think Ripe Watermelon would have looked great with a silver based highlighter!

Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color Duos

Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color Duos Swatches

For $20, you get both a decently sized blush and highlighter. These duos would be great for travel, but honestly none of the three duos won me over. The blushes are a bit dry and chalky, and the highlighters are nothing to write home about. If you're a major Mary Kay fan then check these out, otherwise I don't think you'll miss out on much if you give them a pass. 

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10 comments:

  1. Ou these look soo beautiful!! Too bad they're chalky :(

    Dorky-and-weird.blogspot.com

    Xoxo Jessy

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    1. I know, the shades really are beautiful!

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  2. Love that these blushes come with matching highlighters! Too bad about the chalky formula though :(

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    1. The concept is great, but the formula wasn't amazing :(

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  3. These look lovely, but shame about them being a bit chalky. Juicy Guava is lovely!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I know, it's a real shame since the colours are so pretty!

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  4. So so pretty shame about the formula x
    http://whattaylorbuys.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Ah, love the look of Spiced Poppy especially! Love a bold orange/red blush for summertime :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Spiced Poppy would look gorgeous on you Jen!

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