Pink Truth and Mary Kay on ABC’s 20/20

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Tune in to 20/20 on ABC on Friday October 2  for a story on the truth behind Mary Kay’s multi-level marketing “opportunity.” MLM is not a business opportunity, it’s a clever scam that has been made to look like a business. Host Rebecca Jarvis takes a look at long-time multi-level predator Mary Kay Cosmetics. Those…

Mary Kay Cosmetics Earnings Representations

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Mary Kay Cosmetics has been selling makeup and skin care for more than 50 years. The real truth about Mary Kay is covered in-depth at Pink Truth, a site offering opinions and facts that Mary Kay Inc. doesn’t want you to see. Mary Kay provides earnings disclosures for Canada, but not for the United States,…

Mary Kay Cosmetics is Suing Another Product Liquidator

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Times must be tough over at Mary Kay. Instead of focusing on “enriching women’s lives” as the company is so fond of saying, they’re instead busy running around suing all kinds of people. A couple of weeks ago, Mary Kay filed suit against Yahoo for including advertisements with Mary Kay keywords in their email service.

Interesting Develoments in Case of Mary Kay Cosmetics Trying to Stop Liquidators From Buying and Selling Their Products

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In the world of Mary Kay Cosmetics, recruiting new victims into the multi-level marketing (MLM) system and frontloading them with large inventory packages is critical to the survival of the company. The company and the upper levels of the pyramid rely on repeated ordering of products by beauty consultants, and little attention is paid to…

Can You Make Money With Mary Kay?

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Over on my public awareness site Pink Truth, we’re often asked about whether someone can make money with Mary Kay Cosmetics. After all, they’ve got a product that you can retail, and you don’t really have to recruit, do you? In theory, you can make money with Mary Kay. In reality, most women (upwards of…

Mainstream Media Recognizes Mary Kay Cosmetics As a Product Based Pyramid Scheme

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The success of multi-level marketing companies and pyramid schemes has been based partly upon favorable media coverage of the industry. The MLMs put out plenty of positive press releases, resulting in numerous fluff pieces in newspapers and magazines over the years. Mary Kay Cosmetics encourages fluff pieces, especially whenever a new Mary Kay national sales…

Mary Kay Cosmetics suing little company for daring to make money off Pink

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This is outrageous! Touch of Pink Cosmetics is a company that buys excess inventory from current and former Mary Kay consultants and then resells it to their customers. They basically help these people who were frontloaded with tons of product, purchasing it from them at a discount and then passing those savings on to consumers.…