"Fake" Up

07-01-2013 9:30 AM

Independence Day is upon us. For many that means BBQ, pool-time, and fireworks. It also means summer is almost  half way over! Can you believe it? I’m sure it’s zooming by for some of you, but there are those reading this for whom that last line should’ve read: “summer is only half way over?! Agh!”

The kids have been out of school for over a month and there is a good chance that you have already run through every activity you can think of.  They’re looking to you to provide them with their daily entertainment but you are busy as ever and tapped for ideas. Well - if you are looking for a quick and easy project to tackle with your bored kiddo over the July 4th holiday, this post is for you.

I was perusing Pinterest the other day, and I happened upon a project which suggested painting color in old compacts to make pretend makeup for little girls. What a phenomenal idea! Now I can share our fabulous Mary Kay products with my nieces AND be a “Pink Doing Green” advocate in the process. Talk about a win-win situation!!  So if you have a little girl in your life who:
a) is already bored with summer activities
b) wants to be a Mary Kay makeup maven (especially in time for your July 4th family party)
c) is not quite ready for her TimeWise® regimen
then go ahead and give this project a try:

First clean out any old or unused pressed powder tins. On this one, the more you use the better. One of the best things about our compacts is the many options we have. I’m sure the girl you give this to will love having the option to switch out colors too!

Next, paint your tins with some fun – bright – sparkly colors, nail polish works great for this. (Bonus points if you choose to go with patriotic colors!)  If you want to swirl colors or create a pattern, have some toothpicks on hand.


 And if you find yourself falling in love with our new Translucent Loose Powder, you may want to use this project to recycle your old shade specific loose powder containers. Once you’ve cleaned out your old container – spread it with a light coat of modge podge, sprinkle with glitter, and let dry!

All that’s left to do is grab a few makeup brushes. And let your favorite little girl go to town!

Fake up created out of Mary Kay product

I love this project because it’s a two-fold experience for the kiddo in your life. They get to spend time bonding with you when they help make this “fake-up” AND the finished project is fun to play with. Gotta love that! Happy crafting!

Today’s blog post is from Lacey Long. Lacey has worked at Mary Kay Inc. for just under a year in Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility. She is a New Jersey native, a Rutgers University alumna, and a big fan of Pinterest. For more creative inspiration from Mary Kay Inc. visit: http://pinterest.com/marykayus/.