Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick Review & Swatches

Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick Sizzling Red

I have absolutely must get my hands on more Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick as soon as possible. True Dimensions Lipstick is possibly the best lipstick I’ve used in a while.

I admit I cringed slightly when I noticed the $18 price tag. Seriously? I think of Mary Kay as more of an Avon type company so I was shocked at that cost. That’s closer to a mid-range brand like MAC! Gasp!

But I’m understanding why now…there are quality here!

You NEED this lipstick

This comes in an unusual silver push to release lipstick barrel. Hold the tube between your thumb and middle finger and use your pointer finger to press down on the top of the lipstick and this will release the lipstick. You can proceed to place the cap on the lower end of the lipstick tube which makes into a longer barrel, kinda nifty for application!

Anyway enough of packaging you want to know about the formula right?

Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick

Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick Swatches

Sizzling Red

What can I say? It’s so pigmented, so color rich, and so incredibly gorgeous! It applies like butter! Gliding on lips with a soft, rich feel that leaves behind full color in a single stroke! It has a smooth, soft satiny finish with a high sheen that doesn’t require gloss to look outstanding. It’s moisturizing and feels weightless on lips. It does not migrate nor does it fade quickly or lose intensity! Even after a four hour wear it looked as fresh as when I originally applied it.

No wonder it’s $18!

This stuff is lip crack.

I must make it my business to own ALL the shades as soon as possible.

This comes with my highest recommendation to try. Especially the color I tested, Sizzling Red, I can’t be without this color!

Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick FOTD


Very Muse Approved.

You NEED this.

It’s available now at

I hope someone tried this!

Would love to hear your thoughts!



This review contains a sample
product sent for consideration by PR.
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  • 6/5/13 18:36 Robin:

    Better than Avon’s Totally Kissable line?


    • 6/6/13 9:35 the Muse:



  • 6/5/13 19:21 Celia:

    The Mary Kay Corp sees itself competing w/dept store brands, like Clinique as opposed to drugstore brands. That said, my personal favorite color in their True Dimensions line is the Sienne Brulee.


    • 6/6/13 9:35 the Muse:

      ordered that on your rec celia 😀


      • 6/12/13 18:50 Celia:

        I hope you don’t think it’s too dark for you since I’m a MAC NC30-35. The Naturale one is very nice too.


  • 6/5/13 19:23 amy:

    it seems like a great product but 18$ is still too high for Mary Kay. That’s crazy


  • 6/5/13 21:07 Celine:

    Looks gorgeous on you!


    • 6/6/13 9:36 the Muse:

      thanks celine :)


  • 6/5/13 22:37 Tendai:

    Avon WISHES their quality is as good as Mary Kay! My favorite lipsticks have always been Mary Kay and pretty much the only company I would ever pay top dollar for because it smells good, it’s very moist and the color stays for a long time! Sizzling red looks soooooo good on you that I must have it and other colors as well!!!


    • 6/6/13 9:37 the Muse:

      thanks tendai :)


  • 6/6/13 7:25 Gwen:

    OMG—Muse!!! I already have a call into my Mary Kay rep to get these to me ASAP and I haven’t even seen all of the colors yet. I wonder if there is a 12 step program for me and my addiction to lip crack? On the other hand, if loving lip products is wrong I REALLY don’t wanna be right.

    Thanks for the review—have a lovely day!




    • 6/6/13 9:27 the Muse:

      lol gwen! I need to get on that pgoram fast 😀 Let me know what you think when you try! they are gorgeous imho! I purchased two more shades that I’ll be reviewing/swatching shortly ;D


  • 6/6/13 8:48 JenJ:

    $18 oye vey. It is pretty. This and Mystic Plum are calling my name *shifty eyes*


  • 6/6/13 11:47 Paloma:

    My daughter used up all of my only Mary Kay lipstick on my tv, bedroom door, dvr and her hair. I need to contact a Rep!


    • 6/6/13 11:50 the Muse:

      oh no!


      • 6/6/13 11:53 Paloma:

        lol it was a month or two ago….but this is what came to mind when I saw the rich pigmentation of the wonderful MK formula 😀


        • 6/6/13 11:55 the Muse:

          hey at least she creates some nice art for you 😀


  • 6/6/13 11:51 Heather:

    Hey Muse- what do you think of this trend of a round lipstick top? Especially on the butter type lipsticks that are so popular. I kind of like the old fashion point at the top .. What do you think?? The best lip butter for me is Bobbi Brown creamy lip color. :) How do these compare to BB? Thanks!


    • 6/6/13 11:52 the Muse:

      hi heather! I kinda like the flat top! they fit the contour of my lips nicely 😀 point is good too but flat I found easier to use. This isn’t really a lip butter, it’s a full coverage lipstick :) bobbi’s creamy lip color is a bit more moisturizing but less pigmented.


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