MAKEUP LOOK | Mary Kay Into the Garden Patricia Bonaldi Color Compact Review with Swatches

Spring collections are always so soft and feminine and make me feel like a true girly girl. Though I'm not the best at keeping up with who's who in the fashion world, fashion designer Patricia Bonaldi is one of the fashion world's "it girls" (according to my awesome Googling skills). Known for enticing intricate florals in her work, what could be a better collaboration for Spring with Mary Kay? The limited edition Into the Garden Color Compact* ($45.00 CDN) is the perfect embodiment of Spring with its shades of violet, taupe, pink and brown along with sheer lip shades inspired by new Spring blooms.

The palette contains four shimmery shadows on the left, three sheer glosses on the right and an eye and lip brush if you are on the go. The unfortunate thing is that I constantly feel the need to protect the lip glosses from any eyeshadow fallout since they are so close to each other!

Pigmentation for the eyeshadows was quite good and I really liked all four shades both together and on their own. They also felt buttery and blended well with little fallout. 

The glosses were sort of meh for me. While the bright pink was by far the most pigmented of the trio, I much prefer the Mary Kay lipsticks for lip colour.


Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF 30
Mary Kay Endless Performance Creme-to-Powder Foundation in Ivory 2*
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer


Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Driftwood*
Wet n Wild Megaclear Brow and Lash Mascara*


Apply an eye primer. I'm using Mary Kay Signature Eye Primer.
Apply the purple shade from the Patricia Bonaldi palette on the first and outer third of the lid like a sandwich.
Apply the grey-purple shade in the middle of the lid and into crease.

Use a smudge brush to apply purple shade along the lower lash line as well.
Line lower water line with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Ransom
Line upper lash line with KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper.
Apply Blinc Mascara*.
Apply BIG flirty lashes like my new favourite ones from KISS - Natural Flourish Blooming Lash.


Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color Duo in Ripe Watermelon* 


Mary Kay True Dimensions Sheer Lipstick in Posh Pink* layered with the pink lip gloss from the Patricia Bonaldi palette.

Final verdict:
While I loved the eyeshadows in this palette, I really wasn't a fan of the glosses. At this point in my makeup life, I prefer glosses with a bit more pow to them and for $45, I would prefer a palette that I used in its entirety. If sheer glosses are your thing, then by all means, this is definitely the palette for you!

Available through your Mary Kay consultant. 

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