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Project Runway and Mary Kay makeup looks

One of my few guilty pleasures in life is Project Runway. You can bet on Thursday night, it’s don’t bother Mommy night–me and Heidi are hanging out.
When Mary Kay® asked me to try out two of the looks featured on Project Runway by make up expert Luis Casco, I was super excited. Mary Kay® is the Official Beauty Sponsor of Project Runway® Season 13. And I love when they go to the make up studio and the designers tell them what looks they want for their runway show. Seriously, I do not miss an episode.
It was so exciting to get a box full to play with from Mary Kay® makeup from them! I love make up. I think it’s the inner artist in me.

I thought I would show you how I created the looks according to their cheat sheet.

The first look is the Graphic Eye Look.

I started with a clean face!

Jennifer Rizzo

Then I applied The Mary Kay® Mineral eye color in Moonstone and Driftwood with the eye crease brush

Jennifer Rizzo applying Mary Kay bold fluid liner

After that I applied the Bold Fluid Eyeliner in Blue my Mind. Do you know how hard it is to apply eye products and not have your mouth open in pictures? Maybe that’s just my make up applying weirdness.

Mary Kay Pink Cherie

After that, I applied the Gel Eyeliner in Jet Black and the Ultimate Mascara in black, bronzing powder in light-medium and medium-dark to contour my cheeks and True dimensions Lipstick in Pink Cherie, with a coat of Nourishine Plus lip gloss in Au Naturel over the top. Again, it was funny to try to look natural putting lipstick on.

MAry Kay project runway Graphic eye look,jpg

It’s a fun natural look with a twist.I liked the pop of blue at the edges of my eyes to brighten them.This would be a good daytime look. It’s a fun cat eye with a surprise!

My next look was the Emerald Smoke look. This one was fun.

Jennifer Rizzo Mineral eye color

First I put Mary Kay® Cream Eye Color in Meadow Grass. I’ve never used a cream color before so I was surprised how light it was and how smoothly it went on. Over the top of that I applied The Mineral Eye color in Emerald.

On the inner third, I added Mineral Eye Color in Lime. I loved the pop of color it gave!

Mary Kay Lash love lengthening mascara

Can you see the different greens on my lids? I think it looks pretty cool. I used their Eyeliner in Black at the top of my lids and to line underneath. I don’t really line under my eyes so It was new for me.

Mary Kay cosmetics

I really like how the green makes my blue eyes stand out. I would have never picked green, but I’ll use it now! I used the Lash Love Lengthening mascara in black.

Jennifer Rizzo for Mary Kay looks

I think it makes a pretty combination. I used the Mary Kay Cream Blush in Cranberry with a Liquid foundation brush. This was new for me too, but it gave a nice soft glow to my cheeks.

Emerlad smoke look

Finally,for the dramatic finale,I lined my lips with their Lip Liner in Cappucino and topped it off with True Dimensions Lipstick in Mystic Plum.

Jennifer Rizzo in Mary Kay Emerald Smoke cosmetics

I liked the end result!

Mary Kay emerald smoke look

and it was much easier to do than I thought it would be. I wasn’t sure how the looks would turn out, but I like them a lot. It was kind of fun to try something new. I’ve always liked Mary Kay®, but I am so used to my old stand by’s of powdered make up, I don’t think I would have used the cream make up unless I had the chance like I did now, but I am glad I did because I really like it a lot,especially the blush.


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  1. I don’t think I can keep my mouth closed while applying make-up. Reminds how my husband always opened his mouth like he was taking a bite too when he spoon fed our babies and grandbabies, try as he might he couldn’t keep his mouth closed…precious memories. I love Mary Kay products and so does my skin, their eye make-up remover and hand cream are also awesome!

  2. Hi Jenn,
    If I can look as Fresh and glow like you? Well then count me in please :))

    You have a wonderful makeup look, the whole less is more look to your beauty.
    Thank you for this offer, as I have never tried Mary- Kay


  3. I love all of the looks but the last one with the mystic plum lipstick is my favorite! You are beautiful without any make up Jen!

  4. My favorite look is the emerald smoke look because I have green eyes and the green eyeshadow would really make them sparkle!

  5. I love the second look with emerald eye shadow and plum lips. A great look with a minimal amount of makeup. So fall inspired! Thanks for sharing your passion for Project Runway and a couple great looks we can all try at home.

  6. i like the graphic picture. the green is a little too instense for me! i’ve never liked the color green on my eyelid!!

    Thank you!


  7. All of the looks were lovely on you…a timeless beauty. I think, though, that I liked the last look a wee bit better due to its bolder enhancement. Lovely!

  8. My favorite look is the Graphic Eye look; that pop of blue liner is gorgeous, and I love the neutral shadows (also great mascara) and pink lip too! 🙂

    Thanks so much for having this giveaway!

  9. I would love to try the graphic eye look!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  10. The Emerald Smoke would work for me. I have green eyes and they are my best feature, so I try to play them up dramatically whenever I can.

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