Showing posts with label Giveaway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Giveaway. Show all posts

Friday, January 2, 2015

Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala Matte Lip Creme & Facets of Marsala Multi-Finish Eye Palette


The Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year is Marsala and there are some beautiful options for lips, cheeks and eyes that have been released. In this year's color collection we have:
I have two items to share with you today (and a giveaway too!). First up is the Pure Marsala Matte Lip Creme. This is a full coverage cream lipstick. It's labeled as a matte finish color but I didn't find it to be a true matte. It has a creamy feel with a slight sheen making it look more plush than a pure matte. This is the first Sephora branded lipstick I've tried and I found the pigment and coverage phenomenal. There's no added fragrance although it does have a slight lipstick scent. On me it's a dark pink wine color but not so dark that it's a vamp shade. It is darker than what I am normally used to wearing but I found the color naturally flattering. If you want a darker lip but don't want something quite as dramatic as a vampy shade, this is a good in between transition color. Texture is very smooth and glides on the lips easily. I found lasting power to be very good.



Here it is swatched with two swipes each lip, I found that if you layer it with a few more swipes, you can get a deeper more pigmented/vampy dark lip look:


A few comparisons to other shades (previous reviews are linked):

Charlotte Tilbury Stoned Rose (review soon)


Next up is the Facets of Marsala Multi-Finish Eye Palette. This is an impressive palette with 24 pigmented shades. The focus is primarily on reddish burgundy shades, but there is a good mix of others in the palette to coordinate with the reds. The colors in this palette are very much outside of my comfort zone although during makeovers artists often like to use warmer sable shades or wine shades on my eyes layered to warm up the entire look. I've experimented with some (like the wine shimmers from Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscopes) but use the color in small doses. This palette has a wide range of finishes and textures. Most of mattes are good if used as a liner or smokey eye, some of the textures of the mattes are a bit chalky if you try to use them all over the lid. I think they are best layered for added depth or as a liner. The shimmers range from glitter to finely milled shimmer to chunky sparkle. There are a few finely milled shimmers that have a very smooth easy to blend texture. Some of the chunkier shimmers have fallout when you apply them, but I found they did adhere ok to the lids once they were on the eyes. The glitters weren't my favorite (I'm not a fan of glitter eyeshadows in general), but I'm still experimenting with them.  I think performance and quality does varies per shade.



Colors are swatched by row:


  • Autumn Blonde is a pale matte bone colored base with silver glitters, this one was very powdery and chalky on my skin
  • Toasted Nut is a shimmering pumpkin color, it has a medium-to-high frost with a smooth texture
  • Marsala Matte is a pigmented matte red wine color
  • Marsala Satin is a pigmented semi-matte/semi-shimmer red wine
  • Shifting Sand is a chunky silver with a high frost, there was fallout when applying this shade, but once it's on the lids it stays put
  • Cocoa Brown is a satiny cool brown with a slight sheen


  • Burro is a neutral cool satiny matte color, it has a slight sheen but on the eyes goes on matte
  • Deep Taupe is a cool-toned bark brown that looks more blue on my skin
  • Marsala Metallic is a shimmering red wine, it has a smooth texture, I found it easy to blend and layer with other eyeshadow shades
  • Marsala Glitter is a red wine with red and silver tiny glitters
  • Kelp is a warm olive gold metallic, it has finely milled shimmer
  • Dusty Olive is a darker metallic olive, it also has good pigment and finely milled shimmer


  • Desert Mist is a highly frosted buttercream gold
  • Butterum is a medium golden copper metallic sparkle
  • Macaroon is a satiny tan with a hint of camel and pink
  • Chutney is a reddish matte red
  • Nimbus Cloud is a chunky cool-toned silvery white sparkle
  • Moonlight Blue is a sheer glittering blue, you can get more pigment if you layer it with a damp brush or over a liner but alone it's pretty sheer


The last row of colors includes my favorites in the palette:

  • Carob Brown is a satiny medium-warm brown, it's primarily a matte but has a slightly reflective quality when layered and swatched in a large area
  • Bracken is a dark chocolate cool brown base with gold shimmer loaded into it
  • Russet is a warm matte brown, this also looks satiny because of the flash, but it performs like a matte
  • Hot Chocolate is a warm reddish brown matte
  • Castor Grey is a duo-chrome metallic similar in concept to MAC Club Eyeshadow
  • Red Mahogany is a matte plum red brown

I'm really pleased with the quality, pigment and color of the Marsala Lip Creme. It works just like a lipstick should. I think the Eyeshadow Palette is a good value set that will offer a diverse range of colors, textures and finishes. There are a lot of different looks that that you can create with the 24 shades. The quality of the shadows is mixed, but overall it's a good palette. Color-wise, I'm almost exclusively a neutral eyeshadow wearer but I've played with this for a week now and found that I can use some of the reds layered with the cooler-toned shades and it's very wearable. If you're at a Sephora store, I definitely recommend you giving this a look.

For the other Marsala beauty items, I've played with the lip crayons and blush palette. There are a number of spring releases trickling in stores now so I'm waiting to see other items before purchasing, but the blush palette is seriously tempting me.

I have an extra set of the two items featured in this review to giveaway thanks to Sephora! This is an international giveaway, but you must be 18 years or older to qualify for entries. Simply enter using the Rafflecopter Widget below. One winner will be selected at random to win (x1) Pure Marsala Matte Lip Creme and (x1) Facets of Marsala Multi-Finish Eye Palette. Entries will be collected through 1/8/2015 (refer to terms and conditions in the widget for all the details). All entrants must submit their own entries. Please note if you select to leave a comment via the Rafflecopter option, any with links or urls listed to blogs, websites, giveaways, Facebook pages etc. will be considered spam, will not be published and the entry will be disqualified.

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Good luck!

The Sephora + Pantone Universe items in this review and
giveaway were provided courtesy of Sephora.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Beauty Look Book Holiday Giveaway: Tom Ford Lips & Boys in Flynn, William and Holden


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I have my third holiday giveaway launching today. I ordered some extras of the Tom Ford Lips & Boys and have one 3-piece set to giveaway which includes: Flynn, William, Holden + a Tom Ford case to go along with them.

To enter, simply login to the Rafflecopter widget and perform any of the tasks provided. Entries will be collected today 12/27/2014 through 01/02/2015 at 11:45 PM (Pacific Time (US & Canada). One winner will be selected at random after the entry period ends. Please refer to the terms and conditions listed in the widget for more information. All entrants 18 years or older are eligible to enter, it is an international giveaway. Internet entries must be made by the entrant through the Rafflecopter widget in this post, no exceptions will be made. Please note I cannot create entries for anyone and comments to this post will not be considered valid entries. After the giveaway ends, one winner will be announced on the widget in this post be contacted by me directly via e-mail. 

For reference my swatches of Flynn/William are posted here. Shades are available for purchase online at Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Selfridges and Tomford.com - while supplies last.

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Good luck!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

the beauty look book Holiday Giveaway 2: Diptyque Minis


Today I'm launching my second holiday giveaway. Long-time readers know I'm a huge fan of Diptyque, they are in my top two brand picks for home scents (the other is Henri Bendel). Each holiday I look forward to the limited-edition holiday sets Diptyque creates. They have beautiful creations each year from the special scents to pre-packaged sets.

This week I'm sharing my love for Diptyque with three lucky winners. There are three different prizes that I'm offering. To enter this giveaway simply use the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. This is going to be an international giveaway but you must be 18 years or older to qualify. 1 winner will be selected for each prize randomly via the Rafflecopter widget and announced through the widget posted below the week after the giveaway period ends.

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Giveaway 1: Limited-Edition 5 Piece Holiday Mini Candle Coffret

The 5 Piece Winter Mini Set ($75) with Feu de Bois, Pomander, Ambre, Opopanax, and Genévrier has sold out almost everywhere (you can still find it at Saks and Beautyhabit) but I have one boxed set to giveaway. Each candle is 1.2 oz in the baby size.

Giveaway 2: Three 1.2 oz mini candles in Feu de Bois, Noisetier and Cannelle

I've accumulated some minis to giveaway. Diptyque does not sell these individually but I have some brand new extras to giveaway. They are super cute and I adore the scents!

Giveaway 3: Three 1.2 oz mini candles in Jasmin, Roses and Baies

Three minis in florals that I adore. Baies is probably Diptyque's best selling scent and I think it is a classic one everyone will enjoy.

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I'll be collecting entries through December 25, 2014. Please refer to the terms and conditions in the widget for more information and details. Please note, you must use the widget to enter, comments to this post will not be considered valid entries.

Good luck!

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

the beauty look book Holiday Giveaway 1: Chanel Picks


I'll be hosting a giveaway each week until the end of the year. This week's giveaway includes 1 set of Chanel goodies to 1 lucky winner that will be selected randomly via the Rafflecopter widget. My Chanel Holiday Picks Giveaway this round includes:
  • 1 full size Brompton Road Poudre Tissee
  • 1 full size Wild Rose Glossimer
  • 1 mini Nude Lipliner
It's open internationally but you must be 18 years or older and you must enter via the Rafflecopter widget below to be eligible.

All items are new and the Brompton Road will come in the original box + pouch (it's just not shown in the photograph). In case you're wondering what it is, Brompton Road is a highlighting powder and blush product that was a limited-edition release back in 2011 (review here). I have a backup that I've decided to pull out and giveaway to one lucky winner.

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Entries will be collected through December 17, 2014. Please refer to the terms and conditions in the widget for more details. Note you must enter through the widget, comments to this post will not be counted as valid entries.

Good luck!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Chanel Notorious Ombre Contraste Giveaway (x1)


I've been going through my backup drawers and picking some items to giveaway. I'll be hosting more in the upcoming weeks, but the one I have today is Chanel Notorious Ombre Contraste. It was a limited-edition release back in 2012 (original review + swatches here). I don't think you can buy it anywhere in stores except for maybe eBay. Today I'm launching a giveaway of 1 brand new one, you must enter via the Rafflecopter widget below to have a qualifying entry. It's an international giveaway, you must be 18 years or older to qualify. The winner will be selected randomly via the Rafflecopter widget and contacted via e-mail within three days after entry period ends. Winners name will be also be announced via the widget in the post below. See terms and conditions in widget for more details.

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Note comments are moderated, any and all comments that include any kind of links (ie links to any blog, websites, giveaways, personal accounts etc.) will be deleted and disqualified.

Good luck!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Four Ways To Win Chanel Cosmic and Magic Le Vernis


Chanel lovers are well aware of the words "Chanel regret" after waiting too long to purchase a limited-edition nail polish only to find it has sold out. I have backups (both brand new) of last year's Chanel Cosmic and Magic Le Vernis shades and one winner will receive both (swatches and original post here). Both shades are no longer available for purchase. There are four ways to enter, this one is a US only giveaway. You must be 18 years or older. Enter for a chance to win via the Rafflecopter widget below (comments in the post will not be considered qualifying entries).

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Entries will be collected through November 8, 2014. Please refer to Terms and Conditions in widget for more information.

Good luck!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tom Ford Nude Dip Eyeshadow Quad Giveaway


The Tom Ford Nude Dip Eyeshadow Quad sold out in a blink of an eye (review here for reference), I know many of you might have not been able to find one in time so I have an extra one I bought that I'm giving away. You can enter for a chance to win via the Rafflecopter widget below. It's open to internationally but you must be 18 years or older. Entries will be collected through October 31, 2014 until 11:45 PM PST. Follow the instructions in the widget and refer to the terms and conditions below. To qualify for entries you must enter through the widget. The winner will be selected and announced via the Rafflecopter. I'll contact the winner via e-mail within a week after the giveaway ends.


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Monday, September 29, 2014

Truffle Clarity Clutch Giveaway


I recently discovered Truffle Clarity Clutches and have been completely obsessed ever since. They are perfect for keeping everything organized and compact especially for those who are constantly on-the-go. I use them as makeup bags and also for storage of small accessories. The clear pouch allows you to see exactly what you have in your bag (no fishing around) and the flat design makes them compact enough to fit into a tote easily. See them in action here and here. I've found mine to be indispensable.

I have exciting news to share today: Truffle is hosting a giveaway with The Beauty Look Book for 3 of their Small Clarity Clutches (US only). 3 separate winners will be randomly selected via the Rafflecopter widget, each selected winner will be able to pick out 1 Small Clarity Clutch in their color choice to be shipped from Truffle.

Make sure you enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. There are multiple ways to enter, each type will get you more entry points. Note this is for the US only and you must also be 18 years or older to qualify to enter. Please be sure to enter through the widget, any comments below will not be considered an entry for this particular giveaway. Refer to terms and conditions in widget for more information. Entries will be gathered through 10/5/2014.

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Thank you Truffle for hosting this awesome giveaway!
Be sure to visit their website to peek inside one :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lumira + Beauty Look Book Giveaway

http://www.atelierlumira.com/

I have exciting news for The Beauty Look Book readers. Lumira is offering a giveaway of a glass and travel candle of choice to one lucky winner. You can enter the contest via the Rafflecopter widget below. There will be up to four ways to enter (some entries will give you more entry points).

No Purchase is necessary to win. Promotion Description: This is a Beauty Look Book Giveaway of 1 Lumira Signature Candle and 1 Travel Candle. One winner will be selected at random via the Rafflecopter widget. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Giveaway entries begin today August 13th and ends August 20th, 11:59 PM PST. Eligibility: Open to entrants 18 years old or older. Open to entrants internationally.

There are up to four ways to enter, see terms and conditions in widget below:

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For more information on Lumira and their candle collections, you can check out their website www.atelierlumira.com (my personal favorites are Tahitian Coconut and Persian Rose). Many thanks to Lumira for this kind offer :) Good luck!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fresh Sugar Tulip Lip Treatment Giveaway


I'm hosting a special giveaway for one Fresh Sugar Tulip Lip Treatment. There are four ways to enter via Rafflecopter, this is an international giveaway but you must be 18 years or older to qualify. Entries will be collected through the Rafflecopter widget below, please refer to the Terms and Conditions, entries will be collected until July 25th. (Actual tulip flowers not included.) For reference you can see my review and swatches here

There are several ways to enter, each option gives you one more entry point:

1) Tell me what's your current favorite lip treatment?
2) Like The Beauty Look Book on Facebook
3) Follow @beautylookbook on Twitter
4) Follow me on Pinterest

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tatcha Deluxe Sample Giveaway for Beauty Look Book Readers


Tatcha is doing an awesome giveaway for US readers of The Beauty Look Book. Sign up for their newsletter to be entered to win one of 50 deluxe samples of their Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream. The Tatcha newsletter is one of the few that I stay subscribed to for blog updates, new product information and special promo codes they offer through Tatcha.com.

Sign up for their newsletter here (entries now closed) and Tatcha will randomly select 50 US subscribers to each receive one deluxe sample of their Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream. Giveaway entries will be collected for one week through July 7th, 2014. Winners will be contacted directly by Tatcha.

Special thanks to Tatcha for hosting this giveaway!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel Giveaway Winner Announced

Thank you everyone for entering the Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel Giveaway. The winner has been picked from all qualifying entries at random through Rafflecopter - the winner is Jenny Schultz. Congrats and check your e-mail :)


Stay tuned for more giveaways that will be posted in the next couple of weeks :)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

the beauty look book thank you giveaway


I'm doing two giveaways as a thank you and to celebrate four years of blogging (I missed my blog anniversary in May). There will be two separate winners (applicable to US only due to shipping restrictions on nail polishes) each of whom will receive:
  • Either Chanel Riva or Steel nail polish (sorry I only have one of each so selection of color will be at random, both are brand new)
  • Minis of each item from the Chanel Resynchonizing Skincare line, day/night/weekend
  • Mini of Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara
  • A mini Chanel Venice booklette (I received two during a recent event, you can't find these anywhere for purchase)
  • Black drawstring Chanel pouch
  • Three additional mini goodies (these will be a surprise!)

How to enter:

1) You must be in the US and have a US shipping address.

2) Fill out this survey - survey is now closed.

For additional entries:

3) Follow me on Twitter @beautylookbook and retweet the giveaway tweet (be sure to retweet directly so I can track entries).

4) Enter a comment below and tell me about one item you've purchased from reading The Beauty Look Book this year or one post that has inspired you (note that no spam comments with any kind of links will be published). Please be sure to enter in a way for me to contact you whether it's an email address or Twitter Id, or fill in your Google Profile in the options so I can add your additional entries.


To qualify you must fill out the survey, have a valid US shipping address and provide a way for me to contact you. (Sorry I cannot ship nail polish overseas.) Giveaway will end on Sunday 8/4/2013 at 11:45 PM PST. Entries will be collected and gathered. Two will be selected at random and announced the following week. Giveaway winners will be contacted and must respond within 24 hours. Each winner will receive package within one week of receiving shipping address information. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Good luck!



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Monday, November 16, 2009

Giveaway Winners Announced . . .

Thank you to everyone who entered my November Giveaway, I wrote all the entry names down and picked them out of a box at random and the four winners are:
  • LillyChantilly
  • Elvira
  • Twister
  • Kittenish
Winners, I will be contacting you in the next couple days! Packages will be going out sometime at the end of this week. Thanks!

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Beauty Look Book November Giveaway! Comment To Win . . .

I'm hosting my second giveaway to celebrate my new domain name and having reached over 200 followers!

This month's giveaway includes Hard Candy Nail Polishes, mini Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizers, and mini L'Occitane Hand Creams.

This is how it will work, there will be 4 winners selected at random, each of whom will receive:
  • 1 Hard Candy nail polish
  • 1 Bath & Body Works mini holiday hand sanitizer
  • 1 L'Occitane mini scented hand cream (not pictured, but will be one of the ones featured HERE)

The giveaway will be open an entire week, deadline to post a comment will be next Sunday the 15th at 9:00 pm PST. Winners will be selected randomly and announced next Monday.

Rules to be considered for the drawing:
  1. Be a follower of my blog through google friend connect
  2. Open to all followers (all countries)
  3. Leave me a way to contact you (if you don't want to leave your e-mail listed below, send a separate e-mail to me through the contact button on the side bar and tell me the screen name you posted under)
  4. Winners I will try my best to give you the nail polish color you prefer, but cannot guarantee you will get your first choice
  5. Write in the comments below your answer to this question: What is your biggest shopping incentive? Which shopping incentive would you choose: A gift with purchase event or a shopping discount event? Any most importantly why?
Would be very interested to know your thoughts! (My answer will be posted in the comments section!)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Winner for The Beauty Look Book's first Giveaway!

Congratulations to ironcladcontessa/Ingrid N. for winning the first giveaway on the beauty look book!!! More giveaways to come in the future!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend! XOXO
 

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