Mary Kay Moisture Renewing Gel Mask & Luminous-Wear Foundation Launch

Almost 11 years after I witnessed the launch of Mary Kay in the Philippines in 2000, I was able to attend the introduction launch of their newest Timewise skin care line additions – TimeWise® Moisture Renewing™ Gel Mask and the TimeWise® Liquid Foundations last Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Makati Shangri-la Hotel.

Admittedly, even as I came home with me that May 2000 night with a bag full of Mary Kay products, it was only my mother and sister who were totally into them. Fresh out of college, foundations and all other makeup stuff (save for their creamy lipsticks that I loooove) don’t really have that much appeal to me back then. Eleven years after, I have a total change of heart. Given that all skin (including mine) will go towards the inevitable – maturity, I really would rather slow it down if I can at all help it. That is probably what the norm is these days anyway.

Anti-Aging stuff in the market is the new rockstar, if you still haven’t noticed. We can see it in practically 4 of probably every 5 beauty product launches. But how do we figure out the best, right? By trying, that’s how. I love how I get invited to try these things out for myself through these launches. I just started using Mary Kay’s Moisture Renewing Gel Mask last Wednesday and the Matte-Wear Foundation last Thursday. I will surely let you know how both will fare in a month or two.

Meanwhile, the launch of Mary Kay was nothing short of fab! Aside from being intimate (which totally appeals to me over huge crowded launches) it was pamper-filled as well. I actually went because of the “Pampering Party” theme of the invite, which we ladies can really make use of, from time to time.

Allow me to share with you my dear readers, in bullets what’s to love about these two recently launched products of Mary Kay:

Mary Kay Moisture Renewing Gel Mask is Perfect for …

  • Anyone who wants to boost their skin’s recovery cycle during the night
  • Those looking to add another dimension to their age-fighting skin care regimen
  • Women who want to add more hydration to their skin care routine
  • Women looking for powerful, multi-tasking products
  • Normal to dry, oily skin and suitable for sensitive skin

Tell me more …

  • This high-performing mask contains a number of ingredients that work synergistically to deliver skin-renewing benefits including:
    • Sodium Hyaluronate which attracts and maintains moisture
    • Vitamin B3 that helps to fortify the skin’s barrier
    • Acai Berry Extract, an antioxidant superpower that helps neutralize free radicals
    • Vitamin E, an antioxidant with skin soothing benefits
    • Chestnut Seed Extract to help firm and calm skin as well as strengthen the skin barrier function
    • Squalane which acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface, giving it a soft and smooth appearance
    • Botanical Blend including chamomile, lavandin, rosemary, rosewood and geranium to provide an aromatic scent that provides a sense of well being

Reasons to love this product …

  • Anti-aging and skin-renewing benefits while you sleep
  • Intense hydration that nourishes skin to feel more firm, supple and luminous
  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and restores skin’s radiance to look younger and more resilient
  • Antioxidants that combat free radicals so skin appears less stressed
  • Luxuriously rich gel formula that glides on effortlessly
  • Botanical extracts-including chamomile, rosewood and lavandin create an aromatic scent that affords a sense of well being

TimeWise® Luminous-Wear Liquid Foundation

  • A moisturizing complex enriched with jojoba delivers lasting comfort and hydration
  • Skin looks luminous, radiant and immediately brightened as skin texture appears visibly improved
  • Skin feels moisturized all day
  • Rich formula ideal for those with normal to dry skin
  • Available in 4 skin-loving shades
  • Suitable for sensitive skin

You’ll love these products because …

  • Age-fighting formula helps skin instantly look firmer, younger and healthier
  • Coverage is buildable and transfer resistant
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Easy to find right foundation match with four shades and two distinct finishes

You’ll agree with me when I say that both are very promising products. The Moisture Renewing Gel Mask got me at powerful, multi-tasking product. I am totally lazy in doing several step beauty regimen procedure. I try but I don’t get past the third day. As for the Luminous-wear Foundation is its being transfer resistant and can stand our climate’s humidity. Even my favorite MAC Studio Fix Foundation transfers to my clothes. And its being resistant to humidity, something that we ladies, in this tropical country that we love, will find very handy. Not all foundations are built this way. 🙂

As for the pampering, I availed of the Makeover courtesy of Carmie Locsin and Mary Kay makeup products. They were three other pampering stations (facial massage, back massage and manicure) but I was to drive back home to go pick up my son for his Karate class. I love my makeup session with my beautiful makeup artist Carmie Locsin. She did not just get my face colored. She also gave me valuable tricks and tips. She’s on Facebook too, if you happen to have a need a makeup artist for your event.  She’s really good. I was pleased with the result and the Mary Kay Luminous-wear foundation hardly felt it was there at all. I also did not have to retouch the rest of the day. 🙂

TimeWise® Moisture Renewing™ Gel Mask retails at Php 1,350 while TimeWise® Liquid Foundations retails at Php 750 beginning April 16, 2011. Both breakthrough products are available through a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant. Clearly, I am thrilled to be trying out Mary Kay‘s latest products. Watch out for my review.


  1. MrsMartinez says:

    Very nice! Buti nagkita tayo last week!

  2. carmie says:

    Jennifer! Just saw this now. Gosh I’m so flattered! So glad i got to meet you. Anyway, you should have tried the facial with the gel mask. We tried it after the guests left and it was HEAVEN! -Carmie

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