Why is it so important to protect your skin from aging?

Your skin tells so much about you! You may think that when you first meet people they pay attention to your warm personality, but they are really checking out your skin. Everyone unconsciously does this. Why? From your skin they can tell your age, your health and whether you are stressed or friendly. Your skin gives off clues that you don’t even realize. You don’t want people to think that you are older than you really are based on your looks. You can prevent this by preventing some of the signs of aging. Here are the primary signs of aging:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone (age or sun spots)
  • Rough texture
  • Sagging skin

Mary Kay® Compact in Fitness magazine

The Mary Kay® Compact is currently featured in the March issue of Fitness magazine (Page 36). The Compact is shown filled with Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Colors, Mary Kay® Mineral Cheek Color and Mary Kay® NouriShine® Lip Gloss and is listed at a suggested retail price of $18, which could lead some readers to believe that the price of the Compact includes the products inside. Unfortunately, while Mary Kay works with beauty editors on an ongoing basis to promote our products and secure coverage, we are unable to preview or control what magazines ultimately print. Should your customers ask you about the article, please clarify that the Mary Kay® Compact comes unfilled for the suggested retail price of $18. You may also wish to mention that the article in Fitness was editorial coverage versus paid advertising, which prevents us from being able to preview or control what was printed.

SEE What You’ve Been Missing!

  • Do you find yourself struggling with scripts and how to put them into action?
  • Do you need ideas on how to build a large, diverse and strong customer base?
  • Do you want to know how to be THE person with whom people want to do business?
  • Do you want to find out how to create your dream, stay connected to it and make it happen?

Then register for the April 24 Satellite Education Event (SEE)! Click here for a list of participating theaters and details (including Spanish language theaters and showtimes).

The countdown is on: 90-plus days until Seminar! Take advantage of every opportunity you have to stay current in your business, grow your customer base, strengthen your selling skills and reach your goals! But don’t take it from us – just listen to your sister independent sales force members!

“At SEE, you’re exposed to different ideas, and all it takes is one idea,” says Elite Executive Senior Sales Director Tammy Vavala of Tucson, Ariz. “One event can turn your business around. The ‘A-ha!’ moment can come at any time.”

Independent Beauty Consultant Dawn Meade of Missoula, Mont., certainly experienced an “A-ha!” moment during a SEE in February 2009; click here for her story, featured in the November 2009 Applause® magazine.

“I tell my area members that this is a very important effort from the Company, and as independent businesswomen, we have to make the most of it,” says Independent National Sales Director Paola Ramirez of Riverton, Utah. “It’s just a good business decision to be part of an event that can motivate and educate you right in your own city. The Company’s coming to us and showing us they care about our success. Now it’s your turn to commit to success.”

What are you waiting for? Register today, and SEE what you’ve been missing!

TimeWise® Cellu-Shape® Moves to Last Chance Section June 16

Due to declining sales, the TimeWise® Cellu-Shape® Contouring System (10010451), including open stock sales of the TimeWise® Cellu-Shape® Daytime Body Moisturizer (10009574) and TimeWise® Cellu-Shape® Nighttime Body Gel (10009549), moves to the Last Chance section on the June 16 Consultant order form and Online Ordering. As you know, we recently introduced TimeWise Body™ Targeted-Action® Toning Lotion, which combines two age-fighting products in one at a lower price of $28 suggested retail. With TimeWise Body™ Targeted-Action® Toning Lotion, skin looks more lifted and appears more defined; visible signs of aging are reduced; your entire shape is firmed, toned and smoothed in just one step; and your skin gets a body boost along with 24-hour moisturization. You’ll want your customers who used the TimeWise® Cellu-shape® Contouring System to know that the new TimeWise Body™ Targeted-Action® Toning Lotion combines the benefits of multiple products in one body-loving formula, and that’s something all women will love – skin that’s firmed, toned, defined and hydrated for 24 hours.

UPDATE! Priority Awards Seminar Registration

Great news! If you did not qualify for Priority Seminar Registration in the Dec. 16, 2009 – March 15, 2010, quarter, you can still qualify to sit with your unit at Seminar 2010! All you have to do is achieve Star Consultant status in the March 16 – June 15, 2010, quarterly contest and register for Seminar 2010 (space permitting) by June 30.

Non-priority attendees who register by June 30, 2010, will sit behind all priority qualifiers based on yearly unit retail production as of May month-end.

New Changes to Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Customers who purchase Mary Kay® Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover (new part number 10029726) after March 16 may notice a slight difference in the product. That’s because an ingredient previously used is no longer offered, and the formula has been updated with a substitute ingredient that is highly comparable.

Please be assured that there is no difference in the effectiveness of the product; however, it will leave less residue, feel less drying, and feel even more lightweight than before.

This ingredient change also necessitates a price change. Effective with the June 16, 2010 Consultant order form, the suggested retail price will increase to $15, keeping it highly competitive.

Mary Kay Ranks Number 1 on Brand Keys’ 2010 List

Mary Kay is sitting pretty as number one on Brand Keys’ 2010 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index in both the Cosmetics (Mass Merchandiser) and Moisturizing Skincare (Mass Merchandiser) categories! According to the Brand Keys press release, winners “are those brands best able to engage consumers and create loyal customers.” The current Index, according to Brand Keys, examines customers’ relationships with 518 brands in 71 categories.

In a Jan. 30 Brandweek article by Noreen O’Leary (“Report: Starbucks, Wells Fargo Surge in Customer Loyalty”), Brand Keys Founder and President Robert Passikoff said that “although the economy hasn’t improved much in recent months, consumers expect more for their money. That means they want a strong brand for a good price.” You know from your own experience with your customers that women aren’t just considering price, they’re comparing a product’s benefits and the brands reputation—two areas where Mary Kay shines!

For more information on the Brand Keys 2010 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index and to read the press release, go to http://www.brandkeys.com/awards/. You can print out the list of 2010 award winners, and share this exciting recognition with your unit members, potential team members and customers.

Consumer Sweepstakes

Talking with your customers and hostesses about the current Spring Sweepstakes can be a great booking tool – giving you a perfect opportunity to connect with your customers about hosting a spring trend party. And, in addition to the other great reasons you already offer your hostesses (earning free product, trying before buying, girl time, etc.), now there are fantastic prizes for you to talk about – and, entering any of the sweepstakes can be as easy as sending your customers to your Mary Kay® Personal Web Site!

“Life Happens: Spring Into Style” Consumer Sweepstakes – Dates: March 1-April 30, 2010. Customers can enter for a chance to win:

  • A trip for two to New York City,
  • $1,000 in spring magazine must-haves
  • A behind-the-scenes tour at Marie Claire magazine!

The above sweepstakes information is only available on the English area of marykay.com and your Mary Kay® Personal Web Site.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Life Happens: Spring Into Style Sweepstakes sponsored by Hearst Communications, Inc. Beginning March 1, 2010 at 12:01am (ET) and ending April 30, 2010 at 11:59pm (ET) enter online at www.springintostyle.com. Prize (1): A 2 night/3 day trip for two to NYC; various fashion products; and a Mary Kay® beauty products gift basket (Total ARV:$3,500). Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Offered only in the 50 United States or District of Columbia (“U.S.”) to residents of the U.S. 18 years or older. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes is subject to complete official rules available at www.springintostyle.com.

“Life Happens: Unwind with Mom” Consumer Sweepstakes. Dates: March 1-June 30, 2010. In partnership with Univision, Mary Kay is kicking off an exciting Spanish-language consumer sweepstakes that will treat a lucky winner and her guest to:

  • A trip for two to Miami, including a spa day, accommodations
  • A gift basket of Mary Kay® products
  • Your customers can enter at www.univision.com/marykay For complete sweepstakes rules, go to www.univision.com/marykay
  • This sweepstakes information is only available on the Spanish area of marykay.com and your Mary Kay® Personal Web Site.

Check out the Advertising Overview and the Hostess Program areas of this site on how to promote to your customers and for additional details.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Open to residents of the 50 United States and D.C., who are 18 years and older as of March 1, 2010. Begins on March 1, 2010 and ends on June 30, 2010, at 11:59:59 p.m. Entries limited to one person during the sweepstakes period. Limit one prize per person per household. Approximate value of the Grand Prize is $4,900.00. If you opt-in to receive more information from Mary Kay, you may automatically receive (after the close of the promotion), a brief survey request from or on behalf of Mary Kay, the results of which will be used by Mary Kay (and shared only with its authorized representatives) to analyze Mary Kay’s future advertising and promotions. Whether or not you complete the survey will not affect your entry. For the official rules, please visit www.univision.com., Sponsor: Univision Interactive Media, Inc.

Watch the Clip: Mary Kay® Products on Pre-Oscars Special!

Click here to watch celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff on TV Guide Network’s “Countdown to the Academy Awards,” as she shows how to create gorgeous red carpet looks using some fabulous Mary Kay® products – including some products scheduled to make their debut March 16! Visit www.marykay.com Wednesday, March 10, for a full list of Mary Kay® products featured on the show as well as application tips and models’ “before-and-after” photos, along with the video clip! Ashunta’s segment also will be added to the Mary Kay® Channel on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/marykay) by the end of the week. Share this clip with your customers and friends, spread the “buzz” about Mary Kay and get them excited about our current and upcoming products! –From marykayintouch.com

If you missed Sunday’s live premiere broadcast, the show re-airs Friday, March 12 at 1 p.m. Eastern time/Pacific time; and Sunday, March 14 at noon Eastern time/Pacific time.