Am sure you’ve wondered why Mary Kay cosmetics are probably more expensive, even more expensive in some stores in Nigeria, than there are in most places. Truth is, there are more fake Mary Kay cosmetics in Nigeria than original.
Here is how to know you are buying original or fake.
For start, FAKE MARY KAY FOUNDATIONS, for example, SMELLS! And it is not just the foundations but powders as well.
Secondly, when applied to the skin, it causes irritation, burn and itching.
How’s how to spot the difference:
To unobserving eyes, the packaging looks the same. But it does not. Original Mary Kay packaging comes in a much lighter shade of pink while the fake looks dirty.
Mary Kay product packaging is known for its pink bar; if you look at the FAKE ON THE LEFT, you will notice that the pink bar is a shade darker than the ORIGINAL ON THE RIGHT. Do you notice that the product name and code – I mean the “bronze” name and code are written in thicker, bold ink on the ORIGINAL PACK in comparison with the FAKE WHICH IS WRITTEN IN LIGHT PRINTS.
EVEN THOUGH NEW, FAKE MARY KAY FOUNDATION BLEEDS
ORIGINAL MARY KAY FOUNDATION
ORIGINAL MARY KAY FOUNDATION. ONCE AGAIN, THE PINK BAR IS A SHADE LIGHTER. Please compare.
AS ALWAYS, THE SHADE OF THE PINK USED IN PACKAGING IS DIFFERENT, THE WORDS ARE PRINTED DIFFERENTLY, THE PINK BAR ARE OF DIFFERENT SHADES AND THE FOUNDATION SHADE NUMBER AND CODE ARE PRINTED DIFFERENTLY AS WELL.
Before you buy Mary Kay, insist that the product is tested on you first. Once applied on your skin, don’t pay for it yet; remain in the store and while time away by window shopping or maintaining conversation with your buyer because the foundation starts to itch about ten minutes after application.
WORST VICTIMS YET
I have encountered women who have had their faces damaged completely by continuous use of fake cosmetics products, including severe breakout. To write this post, I had to apply fake Mary Kay Timewise foundation on my face. My face started to itch minutes after application and by the end of the day, my face was burnt. It took my skin a week to heal! So, beware!