October 18, 2013

8 Shades of Mary Kay Creme Lipstick | Reviews

Mary Kay
Creme Lipstick

Hello dearies! Being a fan of lipstick in general, I have been eye-ing on this items for months already! Saw this from a friend and she has a whole bunch and I just got jealous! I have one of these and I must admit that it's one of my favorite! SO I hurried and got 5 full sized items and I also included in this review 3 more shades that I got as samples. :)

These items are Mary Kay's basic lipstick line mostly in Satin finish. Some are also Frosted which is good for night wear.

I do love their packaging. It's very durable and looks very elegant.

They have also place "swatches" or more of a color representation of the lipstick. Though personally, I don't think they MATCH the real pigment of the lipstick when applied. But still, it's a good reference... good enough.

So the five shades that I got in full size (3.6g) are RED SALSA, DUSTY ROSE, GARNETFROST, PINK SATIN and PINK MELON. Here in the Philippines, they have 14 shades available for purchase.

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in "Red Salsa" | Php 700
Red Salsa is a warm red pigment. It's bright and very pigmented when applied. It's a perfect red color for day-time. Perfect for fair to medium skin tone.

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in "Dusty Rose" | Php 700
Dusty Rose is a sweet pigment of rose. It's not matte but it does not have much "frost"... it's more of a satin finish. It's my favorite everyday shade out of the bunch.

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in "Garnetfrost" | Php 700
Garnetfrost is really frosted in an almost old rose tint. It may not be my first bet for an everyday lipcolor but will be very nice for an evening date.

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in "Pink Satin" | Php 700
Pink Satin also has frosted finish but has a sweeter pigment than Garnetfrost. It's my second best for everyday lipstick. It's very sweet and subtle.

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in "Pink Melon" | Php 700
Pink Melon is a bright kind of pink with a Satin finish. It's good for a playful day ;)

With my 5 shades I also have 3 more lipstick samples that I got from the Starter Kit (See my review on that here.) would like to share their swatches with you! These are RED, APRICOT GLAZE and TOFFEE.

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in "Red" | Php 700
Red is a deep pigment which has a cool undertone. Unlike Red Salsa, this has a deeper tone in it. A more elegant feel. Perfect for a sexy night out. Looks good to medium to dark "morena" skin tone.

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in "Apricot Glaze" | Php 700
Apricot Glaze has the frosted finish of a warm brown/nude pigment. Perfect for everyday wear or light evening event. Best used with smokey eyes.

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in "Toffee" | Php 700
Toffee is also a nude color with Satin finish. It is very light, perfect for a day look. This is my first purchased Mary Kay Lipstick. And I have been using it since.


So there you go! 8 Shades of Mary Kay Creme Lipstick. I really love the texture and pigmentation of this set. However, you cannot really see it's actual pigment without trying it out first. The reference color on the packaging is not very much reliable. Nude colors were presented as BROWNS/ORANGE which is not very attractive at first. But when you try them out, you will love them immediately!

That's why I've decided to make swatches for your personal reference.


  • Pigmentation
  • It does not dry my lips
  • Durable packaging
  • There are a lot of shades to choose from

  • They do not have Matte finish lipsticks
  • Too many frosted shades
  • Does not last THAT long. You need to retouch after eating / drinking.

RATING: 4.1/5
Packaging - 5/5
Quality - 4/5
Staying Power - 3.5/5
Availability - 4/5
Price - 4/5

Will I buy it again? YES! For it's price, it's on the mid-range of lipsticks. And based on my personal experience I strongly think that it's really worth. Can't wait to try all the other shades!


Where to buy Mary Kay Creme Lipstick? CONTACT ME (for Philippine residents only). Or comment your inquiry ;)

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