Pink Truth is a Waste of Time

A comment left for us by a Mary Kay consultant:

I have a feeling that whoever this woman is — writing in Pink Truth… probably putting down NSDs and making stuff up about Gloria Mayfield Banks — must’ve been pretty bad at time management and sales… with her negative attitude she probably repelled all of her clients and they PROBABLY bought Mary Kay cosmetics but from another consultant. All of the team members she attracted were probably all in it only for the money rather than for pouring into women who really needed someone to love them.

I’d bet on the fact that she attracted all of her failure and lack upon herself and Pint Truth is a waste of time and resources dedicated to bringing down the women who actually give it their all — not pretend to; women who give their all physically as well as emotionally and energetically. Pink Truth is dedicated to bringing down MKC because whoever designed Pink Truth failed and needs to blame someone else for her mistakes rather than owning them like a grown woman.

It’s kind of pathetic that an ENTIRE site is dedicated to bringing down one of the most successful companies in American history rather than the energy being spent on doing something positive and uplifting. Yack. *mic drop*

And my response:

Thanks so much for participating on Pink Truth. I’m curious about how successful you’ve been with Mary Kay? And how long have you been with the company? A couple of months? How much money have you made?

Thanks for your concern about my career and my success. I’ve been fortunate enough to build a very successful forensic accounting business. It’s a real business — unlike Mary Kay which pretends to be a business for the consultants. I don’t have to lie or deceive anyone in this business, unlike Mary Kay. Sorry that I don’t fit the failure narrative that you’ve come up with. In fact, I’ve done so well that I’ve been able to fund this site personally so that we can be a resource for women looking for information on Mary Kay.

I don’t consider this site a waste of time or money. It has helped lots and lots of women avoid the bogus opportunity being sold by Mary Kay. It has helped women who got sucked in get their money back. It has helped educate lots of women about the evils of Mary Kay. That has been worth every minute and every penny.

You’re mistaken about the mission of Pink Truth. We never set out to “bring down” Mary Kay. Our only mission for the last 12+ years has been to inform women about the truth behind Mary Kay. Our purpose has always been to tell women the things their MK recruiter won’t tell them. Almost everyone fails in MLM because that’s the way the system is set up. When you experience that, we’ll be here as a resource for you. *mic drop*

21 Comments

  1. Dear Pink Truth Readers,
    I think I have figured this out. Part of the
    so-called new consultant training nowadays
    is to write a letter to Pink Truth. The hackneyed
    cliches of “lazy loosers” and “no one held a gun
    to your head” must be used. The letter that is
    the most misspelled, the most grammatically
    incorrect and contains the most insulting lies
    wins the pink plastic bumper sticker.

    1. Anna

      I’m not sure why such letters have bad grammar so often, but the fact that they are written in an organized pattern is obvious. Maybe they are paying someone for this, and she thinks that a letter with bad grammar will look more natural.

  2. Char

    “All of the team members she attracted were probably all in it only for the money rather than for pouring into women who really needed someone to love them.”

    There you go. She thinks that all you consultants ‘just need someone to love you’. How does that make you feel? Certainly not like a “business woman”. Nope. You are willing to join a pyramid scheme because you are a lonely woman. How pathetic. This reminds me of why boys join street gangs.

    Pity is, as soon as you start legitimately questioning MK, upline won’t love you anymore. Try it and see.

    C’mon ladies, you are better than this. Find someone who doesn’t want your money in exchange for pretending to love you. All those fake compliments and the manufactured recognition are just that – FAKE.

    1. PeachyNotPink

      “Find someone who doesn’t want your money in exchange for pretending to love you. All those fake compliments and the manufactured recognition are just that – FAKE.”

      That quote made me think of “gentleman’s clubs” (I hate that euphemism but I’m being polite here). The women on stage and walking around only want your money. They lavish “love” and attention on you as long as you’re shelling out the cash. The fantasy only stays alive for as long as you’re inside the club and have money to burn. Once you’re out of money or voluntarily leave the club, all that love and attention and fantasy are gone.

      Soooooo, can we now say that MK is like a strip club? (sorry, I couldn’t resist)

  3. Blythe

    As someonenot involved and who just came across this from researching product, I can’t comment either way besides to say, that’s the worst mic drop I’ve ever seen

  4. Neverpink

    “All of the team members she attracted were probably all in it only for the money rather than for pouring into women who really needed someone to love them.”

    …isn’t that one of the big “selling points” of the “opportunity” of MK? That you can make big bucks while staying home with your children? Now you’re saying that people only in it for the money… are bad?

    So which is it?

  5. Char

    “…because whoever designed Pink Truth failed and needs to blame someone else for her mistakes rather than owning them like a grown woman.”

    What are you talking about lady? Tracy has owned the mistake of joining a pyramid scheme such as Mary Kay, and she has privately funded a website to help the public avoid making the same mistake.

    Not only that, thousands of willing victims and their husbands have chimed in on her website exposing the harm done to family and finances by Mary Kay.

    On this “International Women’s Day”, I’d like to recognize Tracy for helping expose Mary Kay for what it truly is – a pyramid scheme that exploits women.

  6. Lazy Gardens

    “she attracted all of her failure”

    Ah yes, the “Law of Attraction” strikes again. Blame the victims for not thinking the right things, for not bee-lieving enough.

  7. NeverAgain

    I wish that I had done more research and found this site before I signed my agreement. I didn’t stumble across the site until I was thinking of cutting my losses and getting out and realized, as I read the posts, that I had heard all the same lines and had fallen for them. Oh, how that realization stung because I’m normally more skeptical than I was when I joined MK. I had met my director at a Bible study, though, and I thought that I had met a new friend. Shortly after becoming a consultant, I also became her assistant so walking away from MK meant also walking away from a job. Pink Truth (and being an assistant) helped me realize that I had fallen for lies and that, although I felt stupid, I was not alone.

  8. Burnnurse1130

    I am grateful to Tracy and everyone on Pink Truth, cut my time short in Mary Kay! My Director was trying very hard to recruit me and would not take no for an answer. I had sold Avon for fun 2 years prior and thought I could sell Mary Kay for fun too. Once I joined she kept telling me about quitting my job I loved as a nurse and selling Mary Kay full time, because the products sell themselves and are recession proof business (2008). I decided to sell at work and no one wanted to buy product. I am a professional nurse and will not pressure anyone to buy product, I knew that was a way to destroy a good working relationship. Unfortunately I took the Director’s advice and purchased $1800 in inventory before I realized no one wanting buy the product. Why be pressured to buy a large inventory before you have a feel for the market. The “script” my director used was published right in pink truth! I found out after I purchased my inventory that the reason why the Director was pushing so hard to recruit me and recommend I quit my job was because my Husband is an Officer in the Air Force and the Director wanted access to the Air Force base, she was going to use me to get at Military wives. I was smart enough to see through her at that point and said no to quitting my job or allowing her access to Air Force base functions. I stayed in because my recruiter was my neighbor and I wanted to try to sell what I had, but I found Pink Truth and every script and publication from Mary Kay was true from my experience. The website resonated with my situation and gave me the strength to return my product and not look back. I am very successful in my nursing career and helping way more people in a meaningful way than I could have in Mary Kay! Thanks again Pink Truth!!

  9. Burnnurse1130

    I look at the Pink Truth as a consumer review for the Mary Kay Opportunity. When a business such as Toyota service department does not adequately repair a car in their service department then customers can warn others about their issues with the service department. Likewise, if patients have a bad experience at a hospital or with a doctor, they may want to warn others about the experience. For instance, a lot of people may not know that while a hospital system may take their insurance, a physician working in the Emergency Department may not take your insurance and you will need to pay the Physician fee out of pocket, which can be thousands of dollars. By warning others in online formats consumers look to fix the system or warn others to not fall into a trap laid out by a company. I certainly don’t see that as a waste of time. This post is implying that sharing an experience that is not flattering about a company is a waste of time??

      1. MLM Radar

        Close. A shill is someone who pretends to be a successful/enthusiastic customer or participant, so others can be tricked into buying or participating.

        That includes letters written by Directors saying “I’m a successful consultant because I followed the directions and you’re just bitter because you wouldn’t.”

        1. Char

          Close? – “A shill is someone who pretends to be a successful/enthusiastic customer or participant, so others can be tricked into buying or participating.” – Isn’t that what I said?….

          I doubt people would post positive reviews about MK without the money lure. There are very few actual customers in MLM, so by default, those reviewing product or “opportunity” are in it for the money. Of course, that “money” doesn’t usually come to fruition like they thought.

  10. “All of the team members she attracted were probably all in it only for the money rather than for pouring into women who really needed someone to love them.”

    Selling makeup = pouring into women who really needed someone to love them?! IN WHAT UNIVERSE?

    For a supposedly Christian company, MKC should probably figure out what love is:

    “4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

    I guess Paul really dropped the ball by forgetting to write “Love is misleading people to join your scam scheme so that you can make money off of them.”

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