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Give back with Compassion, Inspiration and Confidence!

You can join Mary Kay in its worldwide efforts to change the lives of women and children through your purchase of Beauty That Counts® Mary Kay® Creme Lipsticks. In the U.S., from May 1 through Sept. 15, 2010, $1 will be donated by Mary Kay Inc. from each sale of limited-edition* Beauty That Counts® Mary Kay® Creme Lipsticks in Confidence, Inspiration and Compassion. As part of this effort, in the United States, Mary Kay Inc. is proud to support The Mary Kay Foundation in its efforts to end domestic violence.

Help make a difference today! Get limited-edition* Beauty That Counts® Mary Kay® Creme Lipstick for yourself or as heartfelt gifts for the women in your life.

*Available while supplies last

These colors are absolutely gorgeous and designed to complement all skin tones.  There is a color suitable for everybody and with every purchase you are doing your part to fight cancer and domestic violence.  The colors go on smoothly and have great staying power.  They make your lips feel soft and supple and don’t feather or run.  Mary Kay even did a great job with the tube which has a unique look and feel and says “Thank You” in many different languages.  I really like these colors and I think you will too!

To Purchase:
http://www.marykay.com/jreed1920/color/lips/beautythatcounts/

Classic Red Lipstick is Always in Style

Red lipstick is a classic look that is always in style and can be worn by all women. The classis look of red lipstick will help you look glamorous and elegant and will really help you stand out. Because of this when wearing red on the lips you want to keep the rest of your look subtle and classic as well.

The secret to lucious red lips is finding the right color for you and getting the application right. To choose the correct shade for you consider the shape and size of your lips as well as the complexion of your skin. If you are fair skinned you can wear an intense cooler or pure red tone. for darker skin look for a lipstick with orange or brown undertones. If your skin has pinkish undertones look for something in a warm plum while yellowish undertones will look best with a warmer red again with brown undertones.

Once you have found the perfect shade you will want to have flawless aplication to allow your lips to look their best. If you have chapped or very dry lips you will want to prepare them by using an exfoliant and moisturizer like Satin Lips to smooth and soften before applying lipstick. This step will prevent flaking and will keep your lips soft and supple. Once your lips are in good shape begin by applying a good lip primer to retain moisture, help lipstick stay longer and prevent any feathering. Now you are ready to apply your lip color as follows:

1. Line the lips with a color that closely matches the lipstick color. If you want more intense color fill in lips with liner

2. Apply lipstick, preferrably with a lip brush, from center to edges

3. Blot lips with piece of tissue paper

4. Apply second layer of lipstick. this step will keep your lips looking luscious for hours

By following these steps you will be wearing the classic Red lip look and turning heads with your elegance and style!

Find your perfect Red!

Fair Skin:

Red  http://www.marykay.com/jreed1920/color/lips/reds/10022850/default.aspx

Pink Undertones:

Blaze  http://www.marykay.com/jreed1920/color/lips/reds/10027588/default.aspx

Plum  http://www.marykay.com/jreed1920/color/lips/marykaylipliner/10014725/default.aspx

Darker Skin or Yellow Undertones:

Midnight Red  http://www.marykay.com/jreed1920/color/lips/reds/10033406/default.aspx

Cappucino  http://www.marykay.com/jreed1920/color/lips/marykaylipliner/10014719/default.aspx

Blaze  http://www.marykay.com/jreed1920/color/lips/reds/10027588/default.aspx

Plum  http://www.marykay.com/jreed1920/color/lips/marykaylipliner/10014725/default.aspx

Try a New Spring Twist on the Smoky Eye

Go behind the scenes of a Mary Kay / Marie Claire photo shoot and learn how you can put a new spin on a smoky eye with exotic colors you can take from day or night!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZfVs8ip714

Are Men Interested in Mary Kay?

Every day I see people visiting my blog searching for information about men and Mary Kay.  I’m not completely sure if they are looking for men’s products or the opportunity for men to become Mary Kay Consultants.  I would love to hear from you visitors as to what you are looking for, leave me a note in the comments if you would like to share why you have or have not looked into becoming a consultant.

I think more men are seeing Mary Kay as a viable business opportunity and more importantly Mary Kay is recognizing that men are a great potential new growth area from both consumer and consultant standpoints.  Mary Kay is absolutely a business that men can do well at and I would love to have some male consultants on my team.  With the right training and the willingness to do the work there is no reason why a man should not be as successful as a woman in this business.

Men, you have a few things going for you that you may not even realize.  Throughout history the burden has fallen much more on the shoulders of men to initiate social interaction and conversation.  This experience over time should make it easier to talk about your Mary Kay business with potential female customers and future consultants.

For whatever reason when it comes to anything financial or scientific it seems as though when a man speaks he is instantly given more credibility than a female just by vertue of his gender.  Not saying this is right or wrong just making an observation.  This means that when a male consultant is speaking on the research that goes into making Mary Kay products great or the benefits provided from the many specialized ingredients or discussing the financial implications of owning one’s own Mary Kay business, people, especially women, are going to tend to accept what the male consultant is saying with less scrutiny than a female.

Finally guys, you are a largely untapped customer base that will provide tons of opportunity for sales of men’s products as well as women’s products for gifts with a market that could more easily be penetrated by male consultants who already have the contacts and social relationships with other men.

Joining Mary Kay is a $100 decision that could have the potential to change your life and I would love to see more men seizing the opportunity.   As they say, whether male or female the money is all green!

If you would like to learn more or are interested in becoming a Mary Kay Consultant contact me today.

Julie Reed
Independent Beauty Consultant
Mary Kay Cosmetics
http://www.marykay.com/jreed1920

Are you Putting your Best Face Forward?

Are You Putting Your Best Face Forward?
How long has it been since you evaluated your skin care regimen and really took a look in the mirror at the face you present to the public each and every day. In the hustle and bustle of daily life it can be easy to forgot to stop and take a look to be sure that we are putting our best face forward. As they say, you only have one chance to make a great first impression!

In the summer we tend to spend more time outside exposing our skin to the sun, dust and other pollutants and free radicals. It is important to take the time each day to cleanse and protect our skin to help keep us looking and feeling our best. The TimeWise products from Mary Kay allow you to cleanse, exfoliate, tone and protect your skin quickly and easily. The TimeWise Day Solution and Age-Fighting Moisturizer SPF 15 and Tinted Moisturizers with SPF 20 all offer additional protection from the sun. The TimeWise Night Solution helps to repair and replenish your skin with vitamins, antioxidants and peptides while you sleep so you are ready to face each new day with a fresh face.

Guys, don’t think you are exempt from taking care of your skin! Great skin care is just as important for men and in addition to all of the potential sun damge and aging effects from exposure to pollution and the elements, you have the added irritation from shaving. The TimeWise products are great for everybody and Mary Kay also carries a line of MK Men products specially formulated for the skin care needs of men.

If you look in the mirror and aren’t seeing you at your absolute best contact me today for a complimentary skin care consultation and we can find the right solution to have you looking and feeling spectacular!


Julie Reed is an Independent Senior Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Mary Kay on Nightline

Did you see the great report about Mary Kay on Nightline?  Whether you are looking to replace income from loss of a job or to supplement income that isn’t quite making ends meet or provide the lifestyle that you want, it is a GREAT time to join Mary Kay!  Check out the Nightline report and see what all the excitement is about.

I am currently building my Mary Kay sales team and looking to add entrepreneurial Women AND Men to my team so if you are ready to start your own business, contact me today at jreed1920@marykay.com or (919) 882-9676.  Don’t forget to check out the great incentives available for joining Mary Kay in April!

Start Your Mary Kay Business, Get up to $200 Back!

Now is a great time to start your Mary Kay Business!

Consultants who join my team and place their first $200 wholesale order by March 22, 2009 will be eligible to receive my personal “Welcome to the Team” $100 bonus.

Place a $600 wholesale order and you will be eligible for the “Welcome to the Team” bonus as well as a $100 rebate from Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Contact me now to get started and get that money in your pocket!  (919) 882-9676 or  jreed1920@marykay.com