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, …

Salt Lake Tribune on Mary Kay: Consultants Not Making Money

The Salt Lake Tribune published a wonderful article by Steven Oberbeck, Average Multilevel Networkers Never See Idealized Gains. The article gets it right about multi-level marketing… most aren’t making any money.Tell that to a pro-MLM zealot, however, and you’ll get some sort of excuse like most don’t want to make …

“Direct Selling” in a Recession: Pink Truth Has a Voice!

The CBS affiliate in Philadelphia ran a story yesterday about women doing direct selling in a recession to “supplement” their income. Of course, Rhonda Shasteen of Mary Kay got to have her say…. telling the world that women will spend money on lipstick even when their finances are tight. The …

Big mention of Pink Truth in Newspaper Article About New Mary Kay NSD

Whenever a new Mary Kay national sales director is appointed, the company hounds the local newspaper to run a story. They make the stories appealing: only 500 worldwide, millions of dollars of products “sold,” huge accomplishment, etc.  But this article in the Salt Lake Tribune turned out a little differently …