Date Night Makeover with Mary Kay

Please give a warm welcome to Mary Kay Senior Sales Director Sarah Benkowski, who will show us the magic of makeup each month with before and after makeovers as well as insider tips to keep you up to date with the newest makeup trends of the seasons.

About Sarah:

Sarah has a degree in Fashion Management and Marketing from the Illinois Institute of Art and worked in Fashion Show Production before her Mary Kay career.  As a Senior Director her main focus in on helping other women have successful Mary Kay businesses but says she loves the income, products and the flexibility Mary Kay has to offer.  As a wife and mother of a toddler, she has been able to put her family first and career second.   In the last 6 and a half years she’s earned the use of 5 free cars from Mary Kay (her 1st Pink Cadillac when she was 25 years old) and is currently working on her 6th car (wow!).  Sarah says she loves empowering women whether it’s to help them look and feel better or by presenting them with an opportunity that could change their financial landscape, Mary Kay is a great company to be part of.

The Makeover:

Doesn’t she look absolutely gorgeous?  Applied with the Mary Kay Brush Set, Sarah used the following Mary Kay products:

Luminous Foundation Beige 2
Mineral Powder Beige 1
Eyeshadow:  Honey Spice, Hazelnut, and Espresso.
Eye Liner in Deep Brown
Ultimate Mascara:  Black
Sunny Spice Blush
Neutral Lip Liner
Beach Bronze Gloss

Interested in your own complimentary pampering session, facial, or makeup application lesson with Sarah?  Contact her at or check out her website at  The best part?  Mention THE THREAD AFFECT and receive a free $10 gift card to use on any product of your choice!

Tips for your Valentine’s Day Date Night:

Valentine’s Day date night is all about staring into one another’s eyes in anticipation for that one perfect kiss!  Here are a few helpful hints from Sarah on how to get perfect starry eyes and a polished pout for your next date night out!

–  Bright eyes are in!!  Go for shadows that compliment your eye color with shimmer.  Put a light shadow in the inner corners of the eye and right below the brow bone to give you an illuminated look.  For a smokey look, use a darker shadow in the outer part of your lid. Try Mary Kay mineral eye color spun silk, honey spice, coal or espresso $6.50

–  Use an eye liner to define your eyes.  To soften your look, swap your black liner for a deep brown or charcoal instead.  Try Mary Kay deep brown or steely $12.

–  Mascara, Mascara, Mascara ladies.  To make the most of your lashes apply your mascara in a side to side motion and pull up.  This will separate and coat each lash.  Don’t even think about going out with only one coat either.  Consider making 2 coats of mascara your new normal.  Don’t under estimate the power of your lashes.  Try Mary Kay ultimate or lash love mascara in black $15.

–  Lips.  The most important part if you’re looking to end the night with a kiss 🙂  Start by using Mary Kay Satin lips set to get your lips kissably soft in the morning lip mask and balm $18.  Personally, I love to line my entire lip with lip liner and finish with a gloss.  The liner will be a longer lasting color than lip stick and the shiny gloss will draw attention to your lips.  Think your too old for gloss?  Studies show that wearing gloss can make you look 10 years younger, so don’t skip it.  Try Mary Kay Nurishine Plus gloss in 14 shades $14.

Don’t forget:  Contact Sarah and mention THE THREAD AFFECT to receive $10 in free product!


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