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

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 … Read more Pink Truth and Mary Kay on ABC’s 20/20

Pink Pyramid Scheme: Harper’s Magazine on Mary Kay Cosmetics

In the August issue of Harper’s Magazine, investigative reporter Virginia Sole-Smith examines Mary Kay Cosmetics in an article entitled The Pink Pyramid Scheme. It is well-written, and in my opinion, it paints a very fair and truthful picture of life as a Mary Kay lady. In this blog post about the magazine article, Virginia talks … Read more Pink Pyramid Scheme: Harper’s Magazine on Mary Kay Cosmetics

The Continuing Mary Kay Cosmetics Con

My most popular post on this blog is Mary Kay Cosmetics: Destroying half a million women a year, and with good reason. Each day, thousands of women are searching for information on the Mary Kay “opportunity.” Until a few years ago, the only information they could find was produced by the Mary Kay Spin Machine. … Read more The Continuing Mary Kay Cosmetics Con

Mary Kay Cosmetics is Suing Another Product Liquidator

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

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

Can You Make Money With Mary Kay?

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 … Read more Can You Make Money With Mary Kay?

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

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

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

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. … Read more Mary Kay Cosmetics suing little company for daring to make money off Pink

Mary Kay Cosmetics: Destroying Half a Million Women a Year

To many, my fight against Mary Kay Cosmetics is puzzling. Why would I want to waste my time with it? After all, they’re only selling lipstick. It’s a harmless company started by a little old lady 45 years ago who wanted to give women an opportunity. WRONG! Mary Kay Inc. is anything but harmless, and … Read more Mary Kay Cosmetics: Destroying Half a Million Women a Year