ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Mary Kay Cosmetics For Men

Updated on April 12, 2011

Mary Kay has long been a fairly trusted name in cosmetics for ladies, indeed, selling Mary Kay has supplemented the incomes of many ladies who have a passion for cosmetics and a neighborhood to sell to. For all that time, some men have enviously looked on, wishing that they had some kind of skin care that didn't involve exfoliating their pores with a high speed sanding belt.

Men's Mary Kay now exists, it's just a little unfortunate that Mary Kay seems to be falling over itself with embarrassment in this range and feels the need to constantly reassure its target range that they'll still be men after they use moisturizer.

In fact, when it comes to their men's range, Mary Kay chooses to truncate its name entirely, instead referring to itself as 'MKMen'. Because clearly, no man's self image could stand up to using a product with the word 'Mary' in the name.

In addition to slapping all the femininity out of their brand, Mary Kay has taken their range deep into the realms of masculinity by making every single product a dull razor blade gray color, which focus groups probably told them appeared masculine, but which in reality makes everything seem rather dour and miserable before one even starts.

The complete Mary Kay range for men includes:

The MK Men Face Bar

Basically a block of soap that possibly has some exfoliants in it (though I'm merely surmising that based on their claim that it cleans and buffs skin, which is usually beauty speak for 'we put something gritty in it.)

I find it interesting that Mary Kay has managed to man-ify a piece of soap to the point where it actually makes standard white soap look effeminate. Good work Mary Kay, and the color steel gray.

The MK Men Shave Foam


MK Men Cooling After-Shave Gel

Cooling and boring.

MK Men Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 25

Moisturizing and boring.

MK Men Body Spray

This is the blurb from Mary Kay's own site: Every knight in shining armor could soften up that rough exterior a bit. It’s amazing what a new scent can do. MK Men® Body Spray is so refreshing a man can use it all over his body any time of the day – at home, at the office or at the gym. So no matter where he is or what he’s doing, he can always feel like he can conquer the world.

Translation: It is totally manly to use body spray. Manly manly manly. You are a man. This body spray is so masculine it will create a harem of its own out of your wife's beauty of products. We take no responsibility for dragons slain during the use of our incredibly condescending product.


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)