Acrossthe world millions of Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants, their customers,corporate employees and brand lovers will mark the golden anniversary andfounding day of iconic beauty company Mary Kay.

This is far from thehumble beginnings of the brand that started in a 500 square foot store front inDallas, Texas, USA, with five beauty products displayed on a single metal shelfand nine Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants. The company was founded onSept. 13, 1963, and was called Beauty by Mary Kay. Now, Mary Kay Inc. has more than200 products that are sold in 37 countries around the world by 3 million MaryKay Independent Beauty Consultants.

Mary Kay celebrated its 50thanniversary with remarkable accomplishments including:

Adding 350,000Mary Kay businesses by new independent sales force members around the worldduring the past year.

Achieving the highestsales month in company history in March 2013.

Launching its first Global Makeup Artist Team. The team consists of the most talentedartists from the fashion capitals of the world who share their expertise onproducts, application techniques and trends.

Hosting Global Makeover Day and setting a company record for the most number of makeovers in asingle day on March 8 for International Women’s Day. The Global Makeover Daywas the kickoff event for the Global Makeover Contest.

Setting a Guinness World Record for the largest makeup painting.The painting was done exclusively with Mary Kay® products. The finished artwork measured 56.5 squaremeters, or 608 square feet. Donatingnearly $5 million to organizations benefitting women and children around theworld in celebration of its 50th anniversary year.Developing Mary Kay At Play, a global product line targeting Gen Y. The Mary Kay AtPlay collection focuses on the next generation of Mary Kay brand lovers.Exceedingthe milestone of more than 800 issuedand pending patents covering Mary Kay’s innovative products,technologies and designs around the world.

“Our 50thanniversary has been a record-setting year for our company,” said David Holl,President and Chief Executive Officer for Mary Kay Inc. “Women of allbackgrounds and ages continue to turn to Mary Kay for the products they loveand trust as well as the unparalleled opportunity.”

About Mary Kay

Irresistible products.Positive community impact. Rewarding opportunity. For 50 years, Mary Kay hasoffered it all. With 3 million Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and$3 billion in global annual wholesale sales, Mary Kay is a top beauty brand anddirect seller in more than 35 markets around the world. To learn more or tolocate a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant in your area, please visit