The Natural Essentials Set* ($76.00 CDN with compact and $54.00 CDN without) is a collection of six eyeshadows in the shades: Sweet Cream, Spun Silk, Moonstone, Rosegold, Driftwood and Espresso. You have a bit of everything in here though Rosegold (Shade #4) made my heart stop with its shimmery awesomeness. You can purchase the shades on their own if you have a Z or UNII palette to house them in or you can fit them all in neatly inside this purse-friendly shiny rose gold compact!
All six shades were quite soft, pigmented and swatched quite easily with the three lighter shades needing an extra swipe or two for maximum colour payoff.
Mary Kay has always been a brand that supports women and gives back to the community and this season, $1 from every purchase of the limited edition Beauty that Counts Hearts Together Lipstick* ($18.00 CDN) will go towards the Look Good Feel Better program. This is a sheer, shimmery pink lipstick that I wouldn't normally wear, but the hearts on the side and its pure sweetness in colour still make me go "Awwww!"
I was planning on just doing an everyday neutrals look, but suddenly I felt the need for some colour and decided to have a little fun with the lower lash line!
Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow Light Revealing Sheer Makeup Anti-fatigue Effect Baby Glow SPF 25 PA++ in #3 Medium*Mary Kay Undereye Corrector*
Darkest shade of the Natural Essentials Set*
Wet 'n Wild Clear Brow and Lash Mascara*
Apply Mary Kay Eye Primer.
Apply shade 5 of the Natural Essentials Set as the transition shade on the brow bone and slightly into the crease.
Apply shade 4 on the 2/3 of the eyelid.
Apply shade 6 on the outer V and blend.
Using the blue shade from the Eye Color Palette in Emerald Noir, line the lower lash and water line.
Apply shade 3 to the inner corners of the eye.Line upper lash line with Lise Watier Eyeliner in Black.
Apply Mary Kay Lash Intensity Mascara in Black*.
Apply false lashes like ESQIDO Miss Dolly*.
Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color Duo in Juicy Guava*
Mary Kay Beauty that Counts Hearts Together Lipstick*
Mary Kay Lip Shimmer in 4H09*
Final verdict: Though I found the eyeshadows to be of good quality, I found the price a bit high even without the compact. $54 can get you a decently sized high-end eyeshadow palette with larger eyeshadows so based on the price and weight I will unfortunately have to pass on this set.
Available at www.marykay.ca through a Mary Kay consultant.