#FashionFriday: Lips that POP via @MaryKay

Say it Rah-shay By Mar 20, 2014 31 Comments

A Facebook friend shared pictures of herself sporting a bold red lip color and I fell hard. My usual lip color, when I can remember to wear anything, tends to be somewhere in the brown family, a color I have worn for many years. My friend and Mary Kay consultant Kim kept trying to get me to at least look at other colors but I resisted, sticking with what I knew and  look at other colors but I resisted.


A few weeks ago I decided I wanted a change. Not a cut all of my hair off type of change that I would STILL be whining about a year or so later but something a bit more subtle and decided red lips it is. I called Kim and she provided a sample of Really Red from Mary Kay. I tried it but it was a little too pink, fuchsia for my liking.



Me wearing Really Red from Mary Kay.

I called Kim and shared my thoughts. Kim hooked me up with Firecracker Red and I am hooked! The color looks good on me. It brightens my face, makes my smile look fabulous and doesn’t slide off of my lips before my day really gets started.


Me rocking Firecracker Red


Lips that pop!


I really cannot thank Kim enough for helping me get my look. She was as patient as I was picky helping me to get the look I wanted. After both the sample lip color and my final selection she called to see how I made out, if I liked the color and just to check up on me.

The lip color is creamy and bold. It lasts on me for most of the day; I do reapply after eating or drinking. It does leave a mark so please know that cups and mugs will sport your dramatic color. I feel so much more confident when I wear my new color. As a self-proclaimed novice when it comes to the art of applying make-up I can say that I am comfortable with this product and the results I have had.

Kim works her Mary Kay business with her daughter, Janine. During January and February they performed makeovers for women who lived in domestic abuse shelters as part of The Mary Kay Foundation. Each year Mary Kay gives $10,000 to the shelter in the United States with the most need.


Want to learn more about Kim & Janine and Mary Kay products? Check out her Facebook page: Just Us Girls.  Find her online at www.marykay.com/justusgirls.


r’s note: I linked up with the Fashion Friday carnival which can be found many places including Jo-Lynne Shane’s Musings of a Housewife.


I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.


  1. Liz Mays says:

    You’re not kidding that it looks good on you. It looks beyond good, superb!

  2. Wow that lip color looks amazing, you look gorgeous.. And what a great work Kim, her daughter and others do with the Mary Kay Foundation.

  3. That color looks good on you. For me, I like a more wine tint.

  4. Chasing Joy says:

    Pretty as always. I think I like the Firecracker best.

    That’s awesome that they did makeovers for charity.

  5. It looks really good on you. I tend to go with light brown or even mauves when I remember to wear lipstick. Maybe I should go red sometime and change it up!

  6. That is such a pretty color! I’m never bold enough to wear bright lipstick, but it’s totally in style right now. You may have just inspired me.

  7. Pam says:

    I love that color on you. It really goes well with your complexion and brightens your whole look. I think it is fabulous that Kim and Janine were able to help out the women in the domestic abuse shelters. Volunteering at it’s best!

  8. Yes, the second Firecracker Red complements your tones. Great look in time for the first day of spring!

  9. Rachael says:

    Good for you trying a new color. They both look great on you! 🙂

  10. Tiffany Cruz says:

    Love that lip color on your. Every woman should own one fabulous tube of red lipstick!!

  11. You look gorgeous, I love that lipstick on you! I can't remember the last time I bought make up…I definitely need to try some new colors!

  12. Rosey says:

    That’s a great color for you. It does look nice!

  13. Melissa says:

    I LOVE that color! It definitely pops and looks great on you!

  14. Melissa Vaughn Coleman says:

    That is a great lipstick color for you. I tried some Mary Kay out not to long ago after not having used it in years and they have stepped up their game. They have so much great stuff now. That is awesome too what they did for the women's shelters.

  15. Karen says:

    That’s a great color and it looks great on you! I mostly wear nude colors.

  16. That's a gorgeous color on you! I've just started wearing more red lipsticks and really love it. I love Mary Kay!

  17. I love the Firecracker Red lipstick on you. I tend to stick to neutrals, but maybe I’ll see if I can find a Mary Kay color to help my lips pop! 🙂

  18. April Daniel Mims says:

    Firecracker red looks fabulous on you! I'm not much of a lipstick wearer but I would love to find one that lasted all day (or at least past breakfast).

  19. Brett Martin says:

    Love the color on you! I'm a mary Kay girl myself

  20. Jaime says:

    That red looks great on you! I’ve used a few Mary Kay products in the past and really liked them!

  21. Debra says:

    I love the way a bright red lip looks. You look fab! I’ve used a few Mary Kay products before and liked them.

  22. Theresa says:

    Mary K has some really great products! I just started using one of their mascaras and love how long it gets my lashes! You look really fabulous in your Mary K too!

  23. Lisa says:

    Love that color on you! I was always afraid of red for lips until a friend made me put it on one day. It wasn’t bad at all. She believes everyone looks good in red lipstick!

  24. Those lips look fabulous on you. I’m totally scared of color, but I might have to try some!

  25. I agree that red looks good on you! I need to find a new color for my lips now.

  26. Tess says:

    I love red lip color. Im too chicken to use it, but some day, I might. lol

  27. Toni says:

    That’s a gorgeous color! I like colors that pop especially in the warm months.

  28. Autumn says:

    that firecracker red is the perfect shade for you! It’s beautiful. Reds are often too pink, but that one is just right 🙂

  29. That is such a pretty color on you! I try to stick with neutrals, I am so not adventurous.

  30. Jenny says:

    those are pretty colors 🙂 they look good on you~

  31. Alex says:

    I love lipstick but I don’t own any haha. I never wear the stuff so I threw all mine out last year. It fades so quickly on me and I generally only wear lip salve. But I think it looks so great on other people.

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