Do you ever find such a great deal on something you like that you feel like you're cheating? That's my story with Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Hazelnut.
Maybe the words "Mary Kay" conjures up mental images of your mother—the brand has been around for awhile. But don't write it off—I tried a few of their shadows a number of years ago, and they were solid. Hazelnut is a recent re-purchase, and I highly recommend you try it.
Hazelnut is a warm, matte medium brown eyeshadow with a matte finish. The texture is incredibly soft and velvety, and it blends like a dream. It's a fantastic neutral to sweep over the lid and into the crease when you're in a hurry, but I'm also looking forward to pairing it with something more colourful—like a deep purple.
The pan is smaller than a MAC shadow, but it must be a little deeper, because the weight difference is miniscule. A Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color is 1.4 grams, while a MAC shadow is 1.5 grams.
The big difference is the packaging: While MAC shadows come housed in black pots, Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color comes only in the pan. You could keep the pan in the plastic packaging it comes in, or you could put it in a palette. I added a piece of adhesive magnet to the bottom of mine and put it in a MAC palette.
Have a look:
Would I repurchase? Yes, I would. If the quality of this eyeshadow is an indicator of the rest of MK's current shadows, I'll be trying other colours as well.
Rating: Four and a half stars out of five for the lack of packaging.
Have you ever tried a Mary Kay product? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!
Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict.