We Are on the Hunt!

It’s deer hunting season in Wisconsin, and at Pink Truth, we’re on the hunt too. I’m looking for social media posts that expose the hypocrisy and lies in Mary Kay.  Here’s an example of an NSD behaving badly. Here’s an example of an NSD using non-Mary Kay products (oops!). And …

Pink Truth Turns 13

It’s the lucky 13! Pink Truth has officially been around for 13 years, first as Mary Kay Sucks, and then as the more friendly-sounding Pink Truth. It started as a little blog to make fun of seminar dresses and dish the dirt on directors and consultants. But we got so …

Mary Kay Top Director: Making Money Off the Backs of Women

Do you think it’s only the “bad” women who do bad things in Mary Kay? Those who frontload new recruits, dial for dollars at the end of the month (i.e. get people to order products they don’t need), talk only about their highest commission check, lie about how profitable Mary …

Mary Kay Defends Its “Business Opportunity”

Written by The Scribbler Remember the Harper’s article “The Pink Pyramid Scheme: How Mary Kay Cosmetics Preys on Desperate Housewives”?  At the time the article came out, there was a flurry of media activity. Mary Kay and its NSDs were in damage control mode, while other media outlets slammed the company. …

Mary Kay’s Pink Pyramid Scheme (from Harper’s Magazine)

I thought today was a good day to take a trip down memory lane. In 2012, Harper’s Magazine published an excellent article (the cover story!) about the pink pyramid scheme known as Mary Kay: The Pink Pyramid Scheme: How Mary Kay Cosmetics Preys on Desperate Housewives.  The story got tons …

Hello Mary Kay Directors Who Saw 20/20

Written by Suzy Q So, we taped hours and hours of painful, humiliating, humbling information about our experiences in Mary Kay, and ABC diluted it down to about 12 minutes. However, it made an impact and I was pleased to know that. It is not often that Darrell Overcash interrupts …

Mary Kay on the 20/20 “Not So Pretty In Pink” Story

Mary Kay Cosmetics was hoping that ABC’s 20/20 would share their version of the story: that lots of products are sold, lots of money is made, and Mary Kay enriches women’s lives. Unfortunately for them, Rebecca Jarvis dug into the other side… the ugly truth about Mary Kay. The company …