Well, it starts like this – I have 2 girlfriends, one I have known forever and the other I met about a year ago in massage school (we were both taking classes to get licensed as massage therapists in NC). I was tight with both and we would always get together at least once or twice a week to gossip and tell stories and such. Then they both got into Mary Kay and that all changed fast.
They no longer wanted to meet with me except to try and get me to hold a party or two for them to hawk their Mary Kay cosmetics to my friends and family. This was during the recession and I tried to help them out, but the perception was that a lot of people had lost their jobs and didn’t have the extra money anymore. When they found they weren’t making much money off my friends and family they kind of stopped talking to me. Their true colors started to show.
Now I knew they weren’t real friends. I later found out they both were just using me (even though each was married) to get access to the younger in crowd and especially younger men. They didn’t care at all about me. And then lets get to the Mary Kay products they were selling. Did you know that you can get far better quality cosmetics and beauty products (like anti aging creams, moisturizers, concealers and more at your local CVS drug store or Wal-Mart for far cheaper?
That’s right – they are all of far better quality and far cheaper at the local CVS or other drugstores like Walgreens or Rite-Aid. Mary Kay cosmetics are very cheaply made and are right up there quality wise with those you can find at your local Dollar Store or Family Dollar. I, myself, have used many of the Mary Kay products (I used to purchase them from my friends when I thought they were my friends and I was trying to help them out) and found them all to be inferior products.
A lot of the Mary Kay products are oily and many don’t work anywhere near as well as ones from Revlon and other big name brands that were and are far cheaper at places like CVS and Wal-Mart. Yeah, these “friends” of mine were constantly calling me back in the day and asking me to have parties and get togethers for them to sell their Mary Kay products. After a while they just stopped calling me because I wasn’t the productive friend they thought I should be – they can kiss my proverbial ass now!
As it turns out I found out from a mutual friend that both of these former friends got out of Mary Kay because they weren’t making any money and went back to the massage school to finish their classes and become massage therapists. Mary Kay is just another Ponzi scheme and they got swept away in the idea of instant riches – unfortunately for them they didn’t research Mary Kay on the internet.
If they had done just a little bit of searching on Google for Mary Kay Scam they would have found millions of nightmare stories of sales reps or personal consultants (if that’s what they call them selves now) that never made any money. Then you can find thousands of former Mary Kay reps selling their wares on Ebay and Craigslist for pennies on the dollar just trying to get some of their initial investment back.
Take it from me – Mary Kay is a bonified Ponzi scheme and scam. All you will do is lose money and friends. People will see through that personal consultant veil and see that you are selling cheap, crappy cosmetics for high prices and that you are just after them for money and to push these cheap products at high prices to their friends and family. Not many people out their think very highly of these Mary Kay scam product pushers.
In my opinion the Mary Kay people out there need to get a real job, get some real sales training and stop ripping off other with their cheap wares. Go to CVS or Wal-Mart yourself and compare the name brands like Olay, Revlon, Clinique and others to Mary Kay’s cheap products in their beauty care line and you will see exactly what I mean – Mary Kay is cheap, crappy products and you can get far better products with absolutely zero pressure at your local CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, etc…
Stay away, far away from Mary Kay or anyone selling their products. They are not and will not be your true friends and will just use you like they did with me.