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  • Angie
    Angie
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    Mary Kay is a scam, 100%. Check out pinktruth.com. There’s a reason why consultants are told to buy large amounts of inventory every couple of months. The worst part is…products are constantly changing and being discontinued, so you have to buy even more inventory. MK is basically a cult…these people are so brainwashed!

  • Courtney
    Courtney
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    A very good review; I heard of Mary Kay many years ago,the fact that that the company still exists must mean they are doing something right. How balance is the system?, it seems to way a little heavier on the side of the company.
    I am surprised that there are no regulations when it comes to retail prices.Have the formula been the same from the sixties or were there changes. The expiration dates of purchased stock is troubling. I assume the product is high quality to remain competitive for so long.

  • Angela
    Angela
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    Hi, Steve! I had never read such a clear explanation of how Mary Kay consulting works so thanks for the simple facts! I appreciated that you included the pros as well as the cons so I could weigh the decision out for myself. I think I’ll stick to WA personally!

  • Mara
    Mara
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    There are loads of women local to me whoa re involved in MLM programmes, selling beauty products or ranges. Mary Kay is not so big where we are, but there are others like Avon, Arbonne, Temple Spa, Neal’s Yard…and the list goes on. In my experience it’s usually only the people who get in right at the beginning that make anything substantial in the way of income. More often than not, if you’re lower down the chain it becomes exceptionally hard work for not much reward. The main benefits I can see for these sellers is that they can get some stuff for free for themselves. But that’s not enough for me!

  • gregS
    gregS
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    Hi Steve,
    Mary Kay has almost been around as long as me!. This company is well known, and their idea of selling at parties would suit those who are out-going types.
    I wonder if you could sell at markets/fairs?
    As you say, because the company is so old, i believe the market is saturated, and that means less profit per consultant. A new company with newer products could be better to join.
    Cheers

  • Glen
    Glen
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    It is interesting how an MLM company like Mary Kay uses the MLM business model by moving the sales and training function down to the distributors. But then places restrictions on the selling of the product. It sounds like Avon would be a better business opportunity for the average person.

  • Heather
    Heather
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    I love Mary Kay products, and I used to be a consultant several years ago. There were several people in my family and we order it this way. I only hosted a couple of parties, but it was a great way to get discounted products. I have not used Mary Kay in a while, but I did see a Pink car the other day, so there is still a market for it. 

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      Thanks for sharing your experiences Heather! Did you find it challenging to host parties after your first few? Seeing as most people start with their social circles, I have always imagined it would be hard to continue this style of business after a few months. 

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