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Beware of fake Mary Kay cosmetics in Nigeria

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:

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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.

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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.

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EVEN THOUGH NEW, FAKE MARY KAY FOUNDATION BLEEDS

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ORIGINAL MARY KAY FOUNDATION

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ORIGINAL MARY KAY FOUNDATION. ONCE AGAIN, THE PINK BAR IS A SHADE LIGHTER. Please compare.

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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!

21 thoughts on “Beware of fake Mary Kay cosmetics in Nigeria

  1. I loved your blog for telling me the truth and pointing me in the right direction to take concerning my beauty regimen. I will also pass it on.thank you and G of bless you.

  2. plz tell me were i will go and get original mary kay product

  3. Hi Ifeoma, you can buy Mary Kay from us. Thanks

  4. please i really want to buy from u people,but the distance is a barrier,i am Ikotun,so pls how do i go about it.،and how much is the mary kay foundation.pls reply.

  5. Hi, delivery is available within Lagos. And Mary Kay foundation is 1,800 Naira. Please check the SHIPMENT DETAILS section of our online store http://www.bronzegoddessmakeupstore.wordpress.com

  6. Tanx 4 d in4mation and were can i buy 2 avoid imitation

  7. I once bought a fake mary kay foundation,though normally I do I have pimples on my face,but I noticed that the pimples started breaking out more,my mind didn’t go that I could be the foundation until after several weeks. I wasn’t funny @all,my skin went through so much. The pimples turned into some thing else,so since then I have been very carefull of the products I buy and use on my face.

  8. You have to be. Once you get an authentic supplier of skin care products, stick to them. Our skin is too precious.

  9. I so much enjoyed ur blog,am a victim of fake marykay product too,d foundation to be precise,I noticed d colour doesn’t go wf wat is written plus d itching u mentioned. Am a bit relieved to read from u as I am an upcomin makeup artist and am confused abt getting ma products cos I wldnt want to use fake for ma clients,pls I wl be happy if u can help me out,pls reply ds,thanks.

  10. Hi,

    Thanks for the comment. Am glad we are already communicating via mail.

    Cheers

  11. Do you have Marykay perfumes?

  12. How much is timewise 3in1 set?

  13. Hi. We currently do not stock this product. Thanks

  14. i need marykay concealer plss….hw much? am based in abj, so u might need to send it to me, am also wondering if u sell black up products…tanks

  15. hey! thanks so much for sharing this beautiful information. I recently bought their foundation and i noticed irritations/pimples started coming up on my face after a few days and i never had them before, but i got the foundation for 1500 and the difference btw the price and yours isnt much, do you think its th fake one i got? or the aunthetic one? and if its the aunthentic one what other foundation do you suggest i use. thanks a lot

  16. Hi, original Mary Kay can never cause breakout. U certainly bought a fake. There are many good brands out there

  17. Where are you located,I need some mark kay

  18. Hi, our contact address is on the site thanks

  19. Hello. Great Job you are doing. Please how much is the Timewise luminous liquid foundation and the fire cracker lipstick?

  20. Hi, thanks for the comment. Timewise is 3,500 while Fire Cracker 2,200. Thanks

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