Lying About Mary Kay Product Sales

Chelsea Claytor is lying about her sales of Mary Kay products. And so is her upline. To hear her tell it, she’s sold $40,000 of products in 8 months. It’s a blatant lie, and all part of the scheme to use false earnings claims to recruit people into MK.  What …

Unit Clubs Are Not About Retail Sales

Seminar is the time when we celebrate the directors who made “Unit Clubs.” These are levels of recognition beginning at $300,000, with $1 million being the huge milestone that is celebrated. Mary Kay officially calls the dollar figures “estimated retail production.” That’s a misleading phrase. The sales directors themselves tell …

The Pink Cadillac is Not About Sales

Mary Kay sales directors can earn the use of a pink Cadillac if their unit does $102,000 wholesale production ($204,000 suggested retail value) in 6 months or less. (That’s $17,000 wholesale per month needed to get and maintain the Cadillac.) It has nothing to do with sales. All that matters …

Does Mary Kay Know Their Products Aren’t Being Sold?

With the recent spotlight on Mary Kay thanks to Virginia Sole-Smith’s eye-opening article about Mary Kay Cosmetics in Harper’s magazine, the company has repeatedly said it doesn’t know how much is actually sold by consultants. But is that a lie? With the tremendous number of eBay auctions for Mary Kay …

Could Mary Kay Survive in a Real Retail Environment?

As we all know, the market for Mary Kay with actual retail customers is pretty small. Mary Kay depends on inventory orders from consultants and directors. Corporate has little regard for whether the products are actually sold to bona fide customers. Mary Kay’s customer is the consultant and they’re happy …