The Mary Kay Beauty that Counts Creme Lipstick in One Woman Can* and the Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Celebrate* are special edition products in that for each product sold, $1 will be donated to the Mary Kay Ash Foundation to help prevent and bring an end to domestic violence. Mary Kay products can be purchased from a Mary Kay independent beauty consultant found here.

 Both products were my first ever encounter with Mary Kay, so I didn’t know what to expect. First off, I love the gold packaging, which is both classy and simple as well as the the playful swirls of colour in both products.

The One Woman Can creme lipstick is a swirl of purple and pink that equates to a lovely berry concoction with a satin finish. When applied, the lipstick does not look stripey (as the look of the bullet might suggest). Furthermore, I’d say that not one …but any woman can pull off this lipstick because it is quite sheer yet buildable, very moisturising, and fairly long lasting (3-4 hours).

The Celebrate lip gloss is a mixture of a light pink and golden shade to create a sheer and shimmery peachy pink colour that smells like something along the lines of a vanilla cupcakes (yum!). It’s not at all sticky and the shimmer is not particularly prominent. This shade would add the perfect amount of gloss over a lipstick and works nicely for a subtle lip on its own.

In a heartbeat, I’d pair the Celebrate lip gloss with a dark smoky eye, and the One Woman Can lipstick or the combination of both with an everyday neutral eye.

After learning about the Mary Kay Beauty That Counts campaign, I really wish that every cosmetics company had a great cause with quality products to match!

Stephanie Lau is the creator and writer of FUN SIZE BEAUTY, a blog encompassing beauty reviews, handmade accessories, and the occasional food post. Upon discovering a fuchsia lipstick in her mom’s stash at age 12, she fell in love with all things beauty. She started her blog in November 2012 as a creative outlet to share her thoughts on beauty products and escape from the stress of school.  Aside from blogging and beauty, Stephanie enjoys all things travel, photography, DIY, small business, and sample hoarding.  An undergrad Accounting student at the University of Waterloo and an avid multi-tasker, on rainy days you can find her studying the Income Tax Act, watching food network, recreating makeup looks from magazines, and sipping on tea.