Written by SuzyQ
I attended a conference far far away in another state and it just so happened that there were mostly women at the conference. And because we are women, there was make-up touching-up going on from time to time.
And guess what? No Mary Kay products anywhere. Now granted, I did not accompany every woman to the bathroom, but those who were on my bathroom schedule were observed applying lipstick/gloss.
Notice, I said, we were applying lipstick and gloss in the bathroom. NOT AT THE TABLES. I never understood that practice. Talk about inappropriate social behavior, but, that’s another myth, “Mary Kay women are classy and professional. “
Mary Kay is not recession proof. Make-up is, but Mary Kay isn’t. Women use make-up, even in these hard economic times, to boost their spirits. You can see people in the make-up aisles in grocery stores slipping an eye color or a lipstick into the cart along with their other purchases.
There is a huge difference between a Cover Girl purchase and a Mary Kay purchase. It is much easier to justify Cover Girl or L’Oreal than a miracle set or a fancy mask. Mary Kay is not any better, it is just more expensive. Those who have money will continue to buy Lancome, Estee, Clinique and Chanel. Those who don’t will spend $3.99 on a HUGE jar of Jergen’s face cream at WalMart.
And guess what? It’s pretty good stuff! Not fancy, but it works.
And the anti-aging stuff? The 94 step MK skin care system with all the supplements? They don’t work. Really. I am being objective here, and have really done some research.
What DOES work is good genes, avoiding the sun, and not aging. Learning how to apply make-up makes a difference, and we are all familiar with the extensive training we get in MK so we can teach people how to apply make up.
So, for those of you in the pink fog… you are in hot water insofar as your “business” is concerned. Mary Kay delivers over-priced under-functioning products.