From OP’s post, I got the impression they could be located in China. Mascara- burns, and the formula is standard. YOU CAN BUY IT ON AMAZON! The objection people have to it (including myself) is that their primary method of selling their products is through the predatory method of "network marketing". I was in it years and years ago and selling it outside of direct consultants was a HUGE no no. The companies are laughing all the way to the bank! And yes, people here think Mary Kay is an expensive brand. I am also working on becoming a MUA so it was nice teaching other women makeup techniques. Agree but in the Herbalife Netflix documentary, we saw people creating stores but they couldnt use the brand name on the door...just “nutritional store”. Reply ... Also all product reviews at mary Kay website have been removed. In fact, the top search results for Kay Augustine lead us to a person of the same name who serves as the School Climate Transformation Grant Director of the Iowa Department of Education.Augustine is the vendor behind Ka… Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, The hair follicle doesn't need to “wake up”, It’s you, bitch, https://abcnews.go.com/International/China/major-american-brands-booming-china-including-mary-kay/story?id=12171917. I was not impressed with their skin care either, and they consider it their bread and butter. I really like their eye makeup remover, and their lip glosses stay put. By continuing to use this site, you consent to the use of cookies on … In a world where beauty brands come and go, Mary Kay is pretty much the O.G. Mary Kay. Not a fan of their products but I was just shocked. I have a very good paying job that I don’t need to sell cosmetics to anyone or join MLMs to get extra cash. They found no one wants this crap and especially wants to hosts parties. The problem with any MLM isnt always the products but the unethical practices. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. The quality of the brushes absolutely disturbed me. Mary Kay is an MLM just like any other. I used to "sell" Mary Kay. I don't have a grudge against the company or anything so I will be really honest. x. Thus, they ONLY care about recruiting people in the downlines who must keep on purchasing bundles of inventory to stay in the game (incentives being cars, trips, diamond status, etc).... while the distributor is brainwashed to think its the most amazing products ever when they so are not. So don't quit your job to stay home and beg me to buy things I don't want or need! Wait...Mary Kay has a store? Can you provide proof of this please? Everyone at this point is both sufficiently smeared in Mary Kay high pigment products and frat party shitfaced, and this is when things went from normal strange to "I'm writing about this experience on the internet twenty years later" weird. MK expanded its business in China within the last decade-ish, and the Chinese market accounts for a very large percentage of MK profits. I like the satin hands and satin lips. The cost of the Mary Kay starter kit is $100. Multi Level Marketing (MLM) schemes are a drain on our society. We use cookies and other similar tools to help you discover what you love about Mary Kay. Out of everything MK I only ever found one product that was decent and i didn’t mind paying the price for. One of the most depressing evenings I have ever spent in my life was at a Mary Kay Cosmetics shopping party. More makeup is more makeup in Mary Kay. I headed toward the light and went into the room. Is OP a MK seller who is trying to convince us that MK is legit and not an MLM? I want to know more. Just like most MLMs, 99% who join make no money. To make any real money, you have to sign others up to sell. Ever wondered what's inside a Mary Kay Starter Kit? I wouldn't know the quality of their products (I'm a guy and don't know a thing about makeup) however I would assume there are higher quality or lower priced comparable products out there sold through legitimate businesses. Their brushes are not cheap and they’re literal garbage. Please read this site http://www.pinktruth.com/. Drink enough flavor-aid, and you'll think cow shit is better than a designer purse. The real money is in convincing others to become sales reps, not actually selling product. The foundation is super streaky, the setting spray doesn't last and the eye shadow is meh. I did sell products but I loved their skin care, I still used it, and I wanted my family and friends to try it out to. Multi Level Marketing (MLM) schemes are a drain on our society. I literally had pimples all over my forehead for the first and last time in my whole life. It’s a great resource. And their products are decent quality compared to other MLMs. They have now slipped into basic MLM pyramid scheme status. When I was a kid, my mom bought some Mary Kay off a neighbor who got into it. There was one product I really liked. This was before I got into makeup and skincare and knew what quality was. Mary Kay is one of the best-known beauty multi-level marketing companies in the world… And the most popular. MLMers don't like it, so that's another bonus. They stopped making it and I got talked into trying their version of Nair, I was pissed. But I want to be left alone! Each brand score is calculated based on set of relevant criteria and displays company performance over time. The products are not that great. Also it burns.