The Truth About the Mary Kay Pink Cadillac

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Numbers in Mary Kay, Sales Directors

mary-kay-pink-cadillacThis week, another media fluff piece was run to coincide with the Mary Kay Cosmetics annual “seminar” in Dallas.  These articles are done to hype the company, and they’re often initiated by the company itself. Mary Kay’s public relations department sends out press releases and contacts reporters in hopes of getting television and print media coverage. This, of course, fuels the constant push to recruit new consultants.

Mary Kay is one of the most predatory multi-level marketing companies I have seen. I like to call it a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The company pretends that it “empowers women,” when in truth it is nothing but a leach which sucks millions of dollars out of women’s wallets each year. Mary Kay pretends to offer a business opportunity, knowing full well that almost everyone involved will lose money, because it is nothing but a glorified pyramid scheme which our government allows to operate.

Seminar: The Biggest Fraud of Your Life

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Mary Kay Seminar

Written by Raisinberry

Years of postings on Pink Truth from consultants and Directors have yet to produce an honest response from the company or the Nationals concerning the abuses suffered from starting a Mary Kay distributorship. I say distributorship because it certainly is not a “business”.

Hundreds of women have posted here about their years of working it, multiple earned cars, status on the career path, and still they have come away with the realization that they can rarely be truthful about the internal workings of Mary Kay because women wouldn’t join if they knew! Telling the TRUTH would definitely curtail all the enthusiasm!

As You Prepare to Leave For Dallas…

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Mary Kay Seminar

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Seminar!!!

Get ready for the excitement (and the heat) and get ready to witness the “modernization” of the dress code! See for yourself! People without pantyhose! People in sandals!!! Except, they won’t be in YOUR unit… if your director has a chance to be on stage, she will be in full regalia, and will insist you do the same. It’s what Mary Kay asked of us, you know.

So you made it to Dallas in one piece and there are sooooooooo many other women there! Maybe, not so many as in previous years, but still it’s pretty packed and the lines are pretty long, but they move fairly well. We have covered most of this at length before on this site series, so I won’t go into all of that, instead, let’s talk about the aftermath.

Mary Kay Seminar Attendance

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Mary Kay Seminar

I enjoy tracking the number of consultants victims who attend Mary Kay’s “seminar” in Dallas each year.  The attendance sounds impressive, but remember that only about 5% of consultants attend. Which means that 95% of consultants wisely stay home!

(And I pity all those workers in Dallas, who can’t wait for the Mary Kay ladies to leave.)

Attendance by year:

2014: 30,000

2013: 50,000 (allegedly, but I believe the figure was inflated substantially)

2012: 32,000

2011: 30,000

Gloria Mayfield Banks at Seminar

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Mary Kay Seminar

Every year, Gloria Mayfield Banks participates in one of the most predatory scams against women, Mary Kay Cosmetics. Every year, she makes hundreds of thousands of dollars from “selling a dream”…. via which more than 99% of women will actually lose money. And every year she has a custom made dress for seminar. Take a look at the dresses through the years… (click photo to see it full size)

gloria mayfield banks seminar

Overcoming Your Rational Thinking the Mary Kay Way

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Culture & Manipulation

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Here is the story of how I overcame my rational thoughts, allowed myself to be recruited into Mary Kay, and began to spread the same poison of untruths that I was told.  I became an emotional thinker overnight.  I “beelieved in the dream”!

I now know that I had bought into it, and I had started bringing potential recruits to “career coffees” that my National Sales Director held once a month in her home. She told me that her Mary Kay career bought her mini-mansion. More specifically, she told prospective recruits that her home was paid for with the money she saved from not having car payments, and I just knew that I could do it, too.

You Can’t Stay Home From Seminar and Work!

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They Want you at SEMINAR SO BADLY that they are willing to SHAME you if you work YOUR BUSINESS!

In case you don’t believe the Veteran Consultants and Directors on Pink Truth about WHY you will be badgered endlessly to attend Seminar, let us investigate this NSD Document

Myth: I just need to stay home and work.
(Now this is labeled a MYTH by your Nationals because she is about to show you where your thinking is skewed – aren’t you lucky?. You thought you needed to make money instead of spending it, but you are wrong!)

The Inventory Con Game in Mary Kay

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Inventory & Selling

Written by Anonymous

Do you really need all that inventory? Do you really “profit” 50% on inventory you sell? No and no. But they sure make it sound good, don’t they?

Now, Vice President of Legalized Larceny for Mary Kay, says, “Let’s Talk About The ‘Inventory’ Con Game”!

Profit Margin

Below is a quick table showing, in detail, what the true profit margin is from customer sales for a brand spankin’ new Mary Kay consultant. We’ll call her “Britney”, and we’re assuming that Britney is selling $300 retail per week. (That’s probably a lot more than the vast majority of consultants sells, but work with me on this.)