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 …

Pink Truth and Mary Kay on ABC’s 20/20

Tune in to 20/20 on ABC on Friday October 2  for a story on the truth behind Mary Kay’s multi-level marketing “opportunity.” MLM is not a business opportunity, it’s a clever scam that has been made to look like a business. Host Rebecca Jarvis takes a look at long-time multi-level …

Pink Truth Hater Hotline

This week’s official release of Harper’s Magazine story “The Pink Pyramid Scheme: How Mary Kay Cosmetics Preys on Desperate Housewives,” along with the NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook episode entitled Investigating Mary Kay has brought out the haters. I generally don’t allow Pink Truth haters and trolls to comment …

Investigating Mary Kay: The Truth Behind Mary Kay Inc.’s Claims on NPR’s On Point

Written by The Scribbler The pink veil of Mary Kay Cosmetics was ripped from top to bottom this month as freelance journalist Virginia Sole-Smith’s article, “The Pink Pyramid Scheme: How Mary Kay Cosmetics Preys on Desperate Housewives” screamed the truth from the August 2012 cover of Harper’s Magazine. In turn, …