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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Beauty Review: Mary Kay Concealer & TimeWise Repair™ Volu-Firm™ Eye Renewal Cream

Spring is here (well.. ON some days). I think it’s in recession lol. A couple of days out of the week it’ll be in the 70’s and 80’s.. then it turns cold and starts raining and drops down to the low 50’s.

BUT—we all know what springtime means- ALLERGIES! Watery eyes, red noses and puffy faces. For me it means catching up on work that I’ve missed, late nights, too much housework, and finally getting to show off my tan! YAY.

Mary Kay has some awesome products to help with the Allergy symptoms if you suffer from them.

To relieve discomfort:

· Soothe puffy eyes on contact with Mary Kay TimeWise Repair Eye Renewal Cream

o Targets undereye bags, puffiness and dark circles

o Unique zamac metal applicator tip gently massages the under eye to help reduce puffiness and provide a fresh, cooling effect

· Combat dryness and brighten complexion with Mary Kay Moisture-Renewing Gel Mask

o Cooling mask contains a potent blend of vital skincare essentials, including moisture-loving Sodium Hyaluronate, Vitamins E and B3, and an extract of superfruit Acai Berry

o Helps skin feel calm, purified and nourished

To distract from watery eyes and a red nose:

· Apply Mary Kay Concealer under the eyes to diminish dark undereye circles and under the nose to conceal red irritation

o Available in six natural shades plus yellow (to reduce the appearance of red in the skin tone)

· Use Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen on the top of cheekbones and the inner corner of the eyes to brighten the face

o Special light-reflecting pigments optically “lift” the shadowy areas of your face

o Available in four luminous shades


The Eye Cream


I was sent two of the items which are the Mary Kay Concealer & TimeWise Repair™ Volu-Firm™ Eye Renewal Cream. Both of these products are amazing, work like they should, and a little goes a long way!


The TimeWise Repair™ Volu-Firm™ Eye Renewal Cream is a mineral oil– and Vaseline-based eye cream. It comes in a cute little pink/purple tube that is equipped with a special special applicator tip that help is supposed to reduce puffiness and microcirculation as you apply.

I’ve been using this at night after I wash and exfoliate but before putting on night serums and toners. I love the easy to use tip. It makes it a LOT easier for my nighttime routine. No dipping fingers or cotton swabs into JARS! Yay!


I haven’t noticed any itching, redness, or peeling (the eye cream peeling off). It can be worn during the day as well *under makeup* even concealer, foundation, and doesn’t smear mascara! yay!

It absorbs very quickly and because it comes with a squeeze tube there isn’t any being wasted! That’s a big plus for me! I can use just what I need and no more.

I need to reduce the puffiness and black circles that appear working taking care of 2 kids, a home, work, a husband (although we aren’t officially married), and myself.

I haven’t been using this for long.. but I love the way it feels. It’s silky, creamy, and absorbs instantly.

Soothe puffy eyes on contact with Mary Kay TimeWise Repair Eye Renewal Cream

o Targets undereye bags, puffiness and dark circles

o Unique zamac metal applicator tip gently massages the under eye to help reduce puffiness and provide a fresh, cooling effect

Reawaken tired eyes and give them a lifted look.

  • Targets deep lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.
  • Targets undereye bags, puffiness and dark circles.
  • Targets crepiness and dry skin.
  • Increases skin moisture for 12 hours.
  • Features a unique liquid crystal delivery system that helps enhance effectiveness.
  • Contains the benefits of the Volu-Firm™ Complex.

Buy It: The Mary Kay TimeWise Repair Eye Renewal Cream $40

The Concealer


When it comes to concealer I need something that will help cover up my dark under eye circles. Being a mom of 2 kids under 6, working from home in my spare time, and keeping the house and kids in order is very tiring.

I don’t get very much sleep at all. When I do, I end up sleeping for a very long time because my body needs to catch up on what it’s missing. There for awhile, I WAS caught up on sleep- the bags disappeared and I went makeup-LESS everywhere. It was a very beautiful feeling..

As we all know though, life must go on. Kids need taking care of, work needs to get done (long long hours of work), clothes need washing and folding, dishes need washing, kids need taking care of.. and my life is a big giant circle of trying to keep up.

The dark mean shadowy circles always come back and finding a great lightweight concealer that has great coverage and last almost all day is a must. This is where the Mary Kay Concealer comes in!

“Mary Kay® Concealer offers natural, skin-toned shades to help conceal  imperfections or dark undereye circles. The Yellow concealer shade can help reduce the appearance of redness in the skin tone. All concealers are clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy, fragrance-free and non-comedogenic.”

I usually go for a beige, because even before all the tanning sessions I had a darker complexion. I got sent the beige and I’m pretty sure I should’ve chosen the bronze 2 (because it’s darker) but I am still very impressed with both the makeup of the concealer, how well it works, and how long it lasts.

Very VERY little is needed to cover up those imperfections that all of us women want to hide from the world. We need to keep our “secrets” our secrets. I don’t want to go out into the world showing my dark circles, bags, and having it scream “I am a MOM, and it shows”.

This has helped me more ways in one. Not only is it CHEAP on the pockets, but very little is needed. This means that the ONE bottle will last longer than a month. SO, I’m saving money, my beauty, and my sanity all in one. Miracle in a squeeze tube? Yep, that’s exactly what I’m thinking.

Did you hear that? A squeeze tube! This makes it easier for me to get ready in the mornings! I don’t have to fight shaking the liquid out a bottle and getting too much and wasting it. I can squeeze just the right amount for the job onto my finger, right on the dark circles, OR a cosmetic sponge.

The concealer is incredibly pigmented, it completely covers up my dark circles without anything showing! Ughh how amazing it felt, LIKE putting on a pair of brand new boots. Winking smile Just how creamy, thick, and luscious it felt.

No woman in their right mind wants a watery concealer that runs down their face and wears off showing their imperfections! Hide those babies! This concealer is so rich and soft that I don’t have to worry about it wearing off within the hour!

It is covered up and mixes very well with my foundation. I can take picture after picture and not have to check my mirror every 10 minutes! I think the best part is that it doesn’t SINK into lines or smudge up. It covers dark spots as well as acne and dark circles! Oh and it’s WATERPROOF.

Buy It: Mary Kay Concealer  for $10 in 7 different shades.



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Jessica Renee


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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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