Welcome, New Visitors to Pink Truth

Thank you for seeking out Pink Truth. You may have just seen the story on Mary Kay Cosmetics on ABC’s 20/20, and you probably want more information. Contrary to what our critics will tell you,  this site is not full of a bunch of bitter, lazy, disgruntled ex-consultants who are …

Another Reason to be a Star Consultant: Your Director’s Paycheck

Mary Kay executives, directors, and national sales directors always focus on certain activity levels that they say help the consultant. When I say “activity levels,” I really mean buying levels. So for example, you’re encouraged to order enough to be a “star,” or recruit enough to be a “red jacket,” …

False Income Claims from Mary Kay Sales Director Roya Mattis

Written by The Scribbler False income claims are the primary recruiting tool used by multi-level marketing companies to lure in new recruits. Mary Kay sales director Roya Mattis loves to say “if she can do it, I can do it too.” But what if “IT” is complete fiction, as is …

Mary Kay’s New Slogan for the “5 Million Parties”

Written by Raisinberry When Mary Kay recently announced a national contest encouraging consultants and directors to hold skin care classes, I felt hope. I am an eternal optimist, even while railing on the destructiveness of multi-level marketing. Could “Party With a Purpose” be a step in the right direction? My …

“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 …

Mary Kay’s New Director Compensation Plan (July 2007)

Details of the new sales director compensation plan, announced in July 2007. Sales directors in Mary Kay are raving about how much the company loves them and how there has never been a better time to be a sales director. But alas, the plan essentially offers bonuses for higher levels… …

How Does a “Million Dollar Director” Do It?

Written by ShabbyInPink In 2005, Mary Kay Cosmetics sales director Auri Hatheway had the #25 Unit in the Emerald Seminar. By Seminar 2006, she was #1 with over one million dollars in retail sales (well, really orders, but you get the idea). So how do you acquire such a lofty …