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Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Make Up Remover & Lash Love Mascara (Review & Giveaway)

What does it take for a woman to feel beautiful? For me, not much. I feel the most beautiful when I feel confidant and loved. Of course, every gal has a few great tools at her disposal that help her to feel confidant. One of those great tools for this momma would be a new friendship with Maria Limperos, a new friend to MBP, who is a beautiful wife and mother, and just so happens to have a great passion for helping other women to look and feel beautiful. Maria is an Independent Mary Kay Consultant, and I am so glad to have made a connection with her! I am proud to announce that Maria has signed on as one of our MBP Spotlight Sponsors, and will be bringing us (and you!) amazing products, offers and opportunities from Mary Kay each and every month!

I am a long-time fan of Mary Kay. How long? Well, my mother used to sell Mary Kay when I was just a little girl. I can remember the days where she used to let my sister and I help stick labels on her products! It seemed so glamorous to me then, and it still does- even today. I have grown up using Mary Kay products, and I stand behind them, because I know from experience that they are quality products that have always provided me with visible results that last.

 Here's my package from Maria! 
I loved the way everything was all wrapped in pink tissue paper!

Maria chose to send me lots of goodies, with the main focus being the eye area. I received Mary Kay's Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover and Lash Love Mascara in black.

MK Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover- $15.00

I used the Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover first. At the end of a very long day, I headed into my bathroom to remove my makeup. Usually, I have a horrible time removing eyeshadow, mascara and eyeliner! Seriously- I often have to scrub at and around the eyes, which leaves them and my skin irritated. I wear contacts, so I have to be extra cautious when removing eye makeup. After several attempts at removing clumpy gunk, I think I have it all removed, but when I wake up in the morning, I see make up residue on my pillow, or crusted in the corner of my eye, flaked off from my lashes- just lying on my cheek (you know the story, right?). I was so, so tired of this! I have tried tons of eye makeup removers in the past that just haven't cut it! Thankfully, my experience with the Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover from Mary Kay was absolutely wonderful and completely satisfying. It was also super simple to use! I just shook the 3.75 oz bottle until it looked like the makeup remover was well blended. Next, I squirted a few drops onto a cotton pad, and gently swiped it over and around each eye. I saw my makeup on the cotton pad, and off of my face! Couldn't see anything left on or around my eye. I washed the rest of my face and headed to bed. When I woke up the next morning, my pillow was clean, and so was my face! I was so happy not to have to scrub at my face in the shower and scrape off leftover mascara!

 This looks gross, but I just wanted to show the makeup that came off of my eyes using one easy sweep of the cotton pad containing a little bit of the Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover.

Here's a little more info on the Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover from Mary Kay...

There are two phases to the Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover. The top phase removes waterproof eye makeup, and the bottom phase removes any non-waterproof eye makeup. This is why I shook it up before I used it- to blend the two phases for maximum effectiveness. This is truly a unique formula, which removes even stubborn waterproof eye makeup without any rubbing, pulling or tugging! Many removers likes this one have left my skin feeling greasy, but the Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover from Mary Kay left my skin feeling nothing but clean and smooth. Yahoo! recently recognized this product as one of the best products of the year! It's one of those 'can't live without it' products- and among the top ten best-selling beauty products of 2011! This is seriously the gentlest eye makeup remover I have ever used. I didn't lose a single lash when using it- which is good, because I don't have them to spare! My eyelashes even felt like they'd been conditioned by the eye makeup remover. This is well- priced at just $15.00, and it even won a 2011 Allure magazine award! I highly suggest that every woman out there should try this product! You'll never want to go back to what you used to remove your eye makeup before this!

MK Lash Love Mascara- $15.00

I also had the pleasure of reviewing the Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara in black. Now, I have to be honest... I have a love-hate relationship with mascara. I need to wear it, because I have short and thin, as well as light lashes. My husband had lashes every girl dreams of having... so unfair! Every time I try a new mascara, it presents some kind of problem- be it clumping, too thick, too thin, too flaky, horrible application wand, etc. We've all been there. What I want out of my mascara is something that's going to look natural, and last all day without flaking off. I don't want something that's going to leave me with raccoon eyes by lunch time, either!

 MK's mascara wands are super helpful- offering even coating and a sweep, which lifts and fans the lashes out- leaving them looking naturally beautiful!

When it was time to try the Lash Love Mascara from Mary Kay, I was excited and nervous. I first noticed the applicator, though. I loved seeing the many, many 'spikes' on the flexible, sculpted brush. I knew this would help give my lashes a good, natural-looking coating. I did a gentle swipe over my lashes (top and bottom) on each eye and let them dry before examining. Once they were dry, I peered into the mirror and just loved the way my lashes looked! They looked gorgeous, flawless, even... and longer and thicker, on top of that! I didn't have to worry about curling them. The Lash Love Mascara from Mary Kay gently swept my lashes up and out, making them look long and lovely! The mascara coating covered extremely well, and left my lashes looking nice and full. I will never have to worry about clumpy spider lashes with the MK Lash Love Mascara! I am in love with this mascara, and this is the only mascara I have ever said that about! I didn't lose little flaky bits during the day, my lashes didn't feel like plastic teeth, I didn't have smudgy raccoon eyes by noon, or even by bedtime! With help from the Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, the mascara wiped away easily, and I was all set until I was ready to use it again the next morning. If you have had it up to here (picture my hand floating above my head) with your mascara and you've wasted tons of money on name brands that have left you disappointed, please try the MK Lash Love Mascara! You'll be so glad you did, and your make up routine will end a happy one!

A little more info about the MK Lash Love Mascara...

-Leaves lashes looking fuller, lifted and multiplied.
-Contains Mary Kay's exclusive Panthenol Pro Complex and vitamin E to help moisturize, strengthen and condition lashes.
-Flexi, sculpted brush separates and coats even fine, hard-to-reach lashes.
-Gives a naturally flawless, soft and healthy look to lashes.

*FACT- When your lashes clump together, it looks like you have less lashes, not more. When lashes are separated- fanned out from corner to corner- your lashes can look instantly fuller, thicker, and multiplied in volume!

Though I knew Maria was sending me the Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover and the Lash Love Mascara in black, I did not know that she was going to send me an entire box of goodies to try out! I seriously felt like it was my birthday, or something when I opened my package from Maria!

 All of these fabulous MK goodies were waiting for me in the package Maria sent to me...

Maria sent me:
2 bottles of the Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
1 full sized tube of Lash Love Mascara
TimeWise Age Fighting Eye Cream
TimeWise 3-in-1 Cleanser
A Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss Mini Set
and a ton of samples, including...
TimeWise Microdermabrasion Set
TimeWise Day and Night Solution
TimeWise 3-in-1 Cleanser and Age-Fighting Moisturizer
Ultimate Mascara
Metals Color Card
Tawnies Color Card 

Here's everything laid out- all of the samples are in the square packet!

Oh, yeah- she went above and beyond to reignite the flames of love in my heart for Mary Kay, and for a consultant that really, truly cares about others and about sharing products they believe in. Maria also sent me a hand-written note to thank me for trying her products, which I thought was very sweet! I've used everything that Maria sent to me- and I've only had the things she sent to me for a week and one day.

 Here's my fresh face- nice and clean after using the 3-in-1 Cleanser...

 Now, I'm using the Microdermabrasion samples. 
Only used a little bit, because it goes a long way!

 Here's what my skin looked like after the Miroderm. treatment and after applying the Age Fighting Eye Cream. My skin felt so tight, even and smooth!

I am loving the TimeWise products! The Age Fighting Eye Cream has made a huge difference in the way I feel about my eyes! I have hereditary dark circles, and sometimes puffiness, along with the beginning stages of crows feet- can't help it... I'm twenty-nine! The eye cream has left the area around my eyes feeling luscious, supple, cool and even moisturized after applying it! The skin around my eyes looks lifted and evened-out after having used it for just one week! Amazing! I can't wait to see the results as the weeks go on! Goodbye little wrinkles! The 3-in-1 Cleanser is my new favorite cleanser! I am using it in conjunction with the Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover at the end of the day. The gentle formula of the cleanser leaves my skin feeling fresh, clean and gently exfoliated from just a simple wash! I have been using the MK Microdermabrasion Set for about five years- it's always my big beauty splurge! I only use it every fourteen days or so, and a little bit of it goes a long way. Basically- I start with the Refine, using just a dab- I apply it to my skin in a circular, upward and outward motion, while avoiding the eye and mouth areas. I continue the application for about one minute and then rinse it off. This leaves my skin looking so beautifully healthy and radiant! Next, I gently apply just a tiny bit of the Replenish, which feeds and nourishes the skin with an exclusive MK triple-tea complex. The Day and Night Solutions are a must, as well!

 Me- modeling one of the pretty MK Lip Gloss Minis! 
Look how bold, beautiful and shiny my lips are!

As for the makeup samples, I received- I love them all! The Nourishine Lip Gloss Mini Set is actually a free gift with a $40 MK purchase! It contains six mini glosses in beautiful colors! I have used all of them- I'm trying to be bold! All of the colors are gorgeous, and the lip gloss is non-sticky, long-lasting and super shiny- which I personally love! It even left my lips feel smooth and moisturized, instead of dried out- like most lip glosses I've used in the past. New favorite? Oh, yes!

My face looks nice and fresh after using the MK facial products and the make up samples Maria sent to me. Thanks, Maria!

And I've always been a fan of MK's eye shadows, eyeliners and mascaras. All of the samples I received from Maria and have used have lasted all day, and have left me feeling absolutely beautiful! Let's face it- mommies who chase little stinkers around all day and get slobbered on, spilled on, etc, need makeup that they can trust and rely on! Mary Kay has never let me down, and thanks to Maria, I have lots and lots of new MK products to keep on trying, and many to add to my wish-list! You've got to check out the newest MK Look Book- it is gorgeous and filled with beautiful products to browse and experience!

Want It? Buy It!

You can purchase all of these featured products and many more from Mary Kay by shopping Maria's Mary Kay website! Be sure to take a look at MK's Best Sellers and the items that are Last Chance! Please take your time while browsing, and if you have any questions about the products you see, would like to know more about joining Mary Kay as a consultant, etc, do not hesitate to contact Maria. Believe me when I tell you she will go above and beyond for you. She is an absolutely sweet person who is so passionate about her business. I know she can't wait to hear from you and help you fall in love with Mary Kay all over again, or for the first time!

Want It? Win It!

One super lucky MBP reader will win their very own Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover and Lash Love Mascara from Maria! Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter to win- and be sure to complete all mandatory entry fields. Don't forget to check out all of the extra ways to earn even more entry points for this giveaway!

Special thanks to Maria Limperos with Mary Kay for allowing me to try out all of these wonderful Mary Kay products, and for offering this great giveaway for our readers!

Good luck, everyone!


Disclosure: I was sent the above mentioned products free of charge, directly from the featured consultant, for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for facilitating this review. All opinions expressed are my own. Your experience with these products may differ.
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  1. I've been a MK fan ever since I found a fashwash and lotion that matches my skin condition! I love it. I definitely tell a difference when I use cheaper stuff when my budget is tight.

  2. I used to be a consultant and LOVED it. I left the company about 5 years ago to pursue another career, but will always, always have the utmost respect and adoration for this company. It changed my life and my skin (!!) for the better!

    1. I imagine that you probably already have a consultant, but if you need one...please let me know.

  3. I love, love, love Mary Kay's Satin Hands and Satin Lips!


  4. I tweeted for today, 2/22:


    Twitter Name: MoReenie24

  5. The mineral eye shadows are fantastic! They go on so smooth and last.

  6. Thanks for your comments! Ondria did a wonderful job explaining all of our great products. If any of you are interested in having your own MK consultant or have any questions about the products, please feel free to email me anytime at Maria66@marykay.com. Thanks for all of your support and good luck with this fabulous giveaway!

  7. I tweeted for today, 2.23:


    Twitter Name: MoReenie24

  8. I tweeted for today, 2/24:


    Twitter Name: MoReenie24

  9. I love the make-up remover and Shell lipstick!

  10. I'm new to them, and I'd love to try their make-up remover!

    1. Kayla,

      Do you have a Mary Kay consultant? I always love to pamper my customers. If you are interested, please let me know and I can work with you on learning about Mary Kay and its wonderful products!!!

  11. Satin Hands! Love it!

  12. I have used & loved Mary Kay's Satin Hands set for years... I love using it on my feet!


  13. I havent used it in yrs.but it used to be great stuff. I loved their lipgloss.

    1. Williamsburg...we have some newly formulated Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss that has just came out! It is fantastic. Would you be interested in having a conusltant? I would love to send you out some samples of our new lip gloss and anything else you want to try?

  14. LOVE mary kay! The amount of product you get is amazing! I have a gloss from my prom 4 yrs ago and its still about half full!!

  15. Can't wait to try some of Mary Kay's Mineral Make up! Love the lip gloss!

    1. Jennifer...it is wonderful! Do you need some color samples to be sent to you? You should look on my website and see if there are any colors you would like to try. Let me know!!! I will email you soon with my address.

  16. i like the time wise moisturizer

  17. https://twitter.com/#!/rjs682/status/175038922705993728

  18. I love the MK eye make-up remover!

  19. MK luxury liner is fantastic so are their eye shadows and blushes. arobimom at gmail dot com

  20. https://twitter.com/#!/rjs682/status/175427926987243522

    rjs682 at yahoo dot com

  21. I'd like to try the mineral eyeshadows

  22. https://twitter.com/#!/tmc480/status/175643888197967872


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