Creating a California Bronze Glow with Mary Kay® & a Prize Pack!


Did you know that Mary Kay® is the official Beauty Sponsor of Project Runway?! I love that show, and while I love the fashion, I am always excited to see what hair and makeup they do for the runway presentations! I had the opportunity to try out some Mary Kay® products that Mary Kay® Global Makeup Artist, Luis Casco used to create two looks that were featured on Project Runway.

I don't know if it is the California girl in me or what but I gravitated towards the Bronze Glow look! I won't lie, at first I was a little intimidated. The Amber Blaze eye shadow is super pigmented, which is of course beautiful, but when colors are that intense they can be a little trickier to work with! I was excited to give it a go though, and step out of my comfort zone with some serious color payoff with this look! The Amber Blaze eye shadow combined with the Gold Coast Mineral eye color blended beautifully and there was no mistaking the bronzed gold look with this duo! I used some Precious Pink Mineral eye color in the crease, which was a nice touch and added a rose gold element to the overall look that complemented my skin tone. I used some gel eyeliner in jet black, and applied a few coats of the Lash Love Lengthening Mascara. I believe I have raved about how much I love Mary Kay® mascaras in another post, but I will do it again. I LOVE THEM! I really think it is the wand that does it for me, it just separates the lashes so beautifully and you don't feel like you have spider eyes. It is actually one of Mary Kay's best sellers.

Now onto the skin. If there is anything you want your skin to do it, it is GLOW. This was probably my favorite part of the whole look and it really brings it all together. I applied the Bronzing Powder in Light-Medium to the high points of my face, the trick with bronzer is to put it where the sun would naturally hit. It created the most beautiful sun-kissed look. And I was glowing! This bronzing powder had flecks of shine in it for sure, not glitter, but a pretty dewy and luminous finish. I tried to capture it in these pictures but it is hard to do it justice, you have to see it person! It is beautiful. You kind of feel like an Egyptian goddess with this look! Haha. In fact, I would even recommend this for your collarbone to extend the look further.

I also added some Mineral Cheek Duo in Spiced Poppy to the apples of my cheeks. The color of this blush was out of this world you guys! The color pigmentation is also really good with this blush, so be careful when you apply it, a little goes a long way. The key is to start off light and build up to what you want. It is a super unique color and I don't have anything else like it in my makeup collection. I am typically not a blush girl, but this got me excited to start playing around with it more. And what look would be complete without some lips? I used the NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Beach Bronze. It was the perfect finish to this bronzed glow look, since the lip gloss has literal flecks of gold in it. I thought at first it might be too intense, but it is subtle enough just to capture the sunlight, and moisturizing ;)
This look is one I would recommend for an evening at sunset, your face will literally light up!

Which of the products that I mentioned stands out the most to you that you would want to try? Tell me in the comments for a chance to win a Mary Kay® prize pack! 
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52 comments

  1. NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Beach Bronze for sure!

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  2. The bronzing powder stands out the most to me. I love a good bronzer! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

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  3. I just love that eye shadow! I'm such a big fan of Mary Kay products.

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    https://twitter.com/ErinLoves2Run/status/638368676102602752
    Erin
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

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  5. The mineral cheek duo! I have yet to find something I really like and it looks to be right up my alley

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  6. i would love to try that mascara! thanks.
    b

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  7. It's been ages since I've tried anything Mary Kay. Man oh man does that cheek dup look stunning! Looks like they've really stepped up their game since I've tried them last.

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  8. Love the mineral cheek duo. Hard to find something that shade that isn't too orange, especially for cooler skin tones.

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  9. I'd love to try the Mineral Cheek Duo in Spiced Poppy! The colors are so rich!

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  10. Mary Kay products are amazing! I love that bronzer for the end of summer :)

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  11. The eyeliner looks amazing! I'd love to try it :)

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  12. The bronzer or the mascara... I cant decide!

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  13. The bronzer or the mascara... I cant decide!

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  14. Love the color palette! I'm most dying to try the Mineral Cheek Duo in Spiced Poppy. Looks gorgeous!

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  15. Here's my tweet url: https://twitter.com/connsean71/status/639095766988943366

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  16. The NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Beach Bronze stands out most to me. Curious about how it'll look on my lips.

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  17. https://twitter.com/AlinaConn/status/639779348040519680

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  18. I would like to try the bronzing powder!

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I have to stay out of the sun, so the bronzing powder is interesting to me!

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  20. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/640264929459568641

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  21. I'd really love to try the bronzer and the cheek duo.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  22. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/640679949528104960
    Thanks again
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  23. I'd love to try the Lash Love Lengthening Mascara. Sounds like a great product!
    maddiembrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  24. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/641579791607590913
    maddiembrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  25. I would really like to try the gel liner. I focus most of my makeup on my eyes and enjoy experimenting with new liners.
    aleksnearing gmail com

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  26. The lip gloss. I love Mary Kay's lip gloss!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  27. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/642860905043247104
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  28. I would like to try the mineral cheek duo.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  29. I would love to try the lip gloss and I love their mascara.

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  30. Would love to try the bronzing powder!

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  31. I would love to try the Lash Love Lengthening Mascara! :)
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  32. tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/644610063668088832
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  33. I would love to try the Mineral Cheek Duo in Spiced Poppy my email is thisisliferemix at gmail dot com

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  34. Tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysweetiepie/status/644611069542047744 thisisliferemix at gmail dot com

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  35. Mineral Cheek Duo in Spiced Poppy

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  36. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/644682957307949056

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  37. I love the eye shadow - it's so shiny! Looks great! truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

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  38. https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/645316342602596352 truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

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  39. The bronzing powder stands out the most to me because I love a good bronzer and love to try new brands.

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  40. tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/645938917330386945

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  41. The bronzing powder is the one product that I would really try out.. I love a good bronzer! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!!
    my email jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/645956946894286849
    my email jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. the NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss sound nice

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  44. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/647829361962418176

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  45. The bronzing powder!! Afjackly@oakland.edu

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  46. https://mobile.twitter.com/kytah00/status/647921568652349440 afjackly@oakland.edu

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  47. The Lash Love Lengthening Mascara because my eyelashes have changed as I have aged.

    tbarrettno1 at gmail.com

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  48. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/648204519483027456

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  49. I love the Lash Love Lengthening Mascara and I'd like to try the Mineral Cheek Duo to add some color to my cheeks.

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  50. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/648273438491054080

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