MAC Cosmetics Lipglass Giveaway!
Another MAC Lipglass is up for grabs in this product giveaway! This time, the winner gets to pick the shade of their choice from the available colors on the MAC website. MAC’s lipglass is one of their most popular, versatile products. With multiple ways to enter, this giveaway is a no brainer. Enter when you have a minute. It’s easy peasy!
Win a Free MAC Cosmetics Lipglass in This Giveaway!
The girls over at FreeMakeup&BeautySamples.com are hosting a giveaway for a MAC Cosmetics Lipglass in Oyster Girl (one of my FAV shades). This shade is a must-own color for sure. This is their first giveaway, so the number of entrants is bound to be lower.. which means YOU have a much better chance of winning! Entering is super easy. Just follow the instructions below! Good luck everyone :)
Rollergirl Eyeshadow Palette from Urban Decay – A Review
Having the same eye shadow on your evening date and your friend’s pool party isn’t really the best idea. It’s like wearing the same outfit from work straight to the night club. The variety of colors and techniques you use on your makeup will not only make you more interesting, they’ll also help you stand out. Urban Decay Cosmetics launched the Rollergirl Eyeshadow Palette that comes with four shades and a miniature lip gloss that can help you achieve different looks to last for a whole week. The makeup palette is available starting in April 2011 and is priced at $32. You can get it at urbandecay.com, Sephora.com and Sephora stores, Ulta.com or Macy’s.
With the Rollergirl Eye Shadow Palette, you get a set of four shades plus an additional lip gloss and eye liner. You can easily do your own mix and match from the stunning colors that create unique combos for varying looks.
Overall, this mini makeup palette is a great choice if you want some great neutrals (plus a touch of fun in the hot pink Woodstock shadow). But, sometimes neutrals are best if they are hand picked to really coordinate with your skin tone. On the plus side, this palette could be a great option for a less intense smokey eye look. The only other drawback in my opinion is that the colors do have quite a bit of frost in them. Sometimes I get a little tired of this look and want something with more of a subtle sheen rather than a full on frost finish. But, all in all, for many, this palette is a great, go-to, everyday collection of products.
Get a Free Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss
Love Victoria’s Secret lip glosses? You’ll definitely want to get this freebie! This promo is only good until May 4, 2011 and is redeemable in stores only. Just print out this coupon and bring it in to any participating Victoria’s Secret store to get a free full sized Beauty Rush Lip Gloss with your purchase. Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Glosses are perfect for spring and summer since they come in fun, bright shades and yummy flavors. Get yours today.
Free Bobbi Brown Eye Liner, Lip Gloss and Eyeshadow Coupon Codes
From now until 6/24/2011, get a free full sized product of your choice of the following plus free shipping with any $65 purchase at Bobbibrown.com:
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Mahogany Ink (enter coupon code GEL44)
Bobbi Brown Naked Rich Color Lip Gloss (enter code RICH44)
Bobbi Brown Soft Peach Eyeshadow (enter code PEACH44)
Enter the code of your choice at checkout at Bobbibrown.com to get your free product and free shipping on your entire order. Enjoy!
Free MAC Cosmetics Lipglass in Prrr – Product Giveaway
Update: Congratulations to Esther C. from Monroe, New York – the winner of our April MAC Lipglass Giveaway!
As one of our favorite all time glosses, we decided to feature MAC Cosmetics Lipglass in our first SoKiss&Makeup.com Giveaway. One winner will receive a free MAC Lipglass in the shade Prrr, a delightful, neutral, peachy-pink shade. The giveaway ends on April 20!
To enter, do one or more of the following. You can enter as many ways as you like. Then, send us an email listing each of the ways you entered. The winner will be notified by email from the email address provided, so you must send us your entries by email for your entries to be valid.
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This deadline to enter is 12pm PST on April 20, 2011. Winner will be chosen randomly and posted on this page once the winner has confirmed. This Giveaway is open only to U.S. residents only. You must be 18 or older to participate. Winner will be notified by email. Winner must respond within 48 hours. Failure to do so will result in disqualification of the notified participant and new winner will be chosen randomly. One win per 90 days. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Request a Free Sample from Carmex
Every week, Carmex gives away fifty free product samples. If you’re a fan of their lipbalms and other products, take advantage of this chance to get a product for free. Carmex is known for their top of the line lip balm. Request your sample here.
Smashbox Coupon Code: CHIC
Hi Beauties! Smashbox has a limited time offer for a free Double Exposure Lip and Cheek Color in Speedracer with any purchase of $55 or more. Simply enter coupon code CHIC at checkout at smashbox.com. This offer is only valid from 8/2-8/8/2010!
MAC: Pro Longwear Lip Creme Collection
Release Date: September 16, 2010
It’s an age-old dilemma that still doesn’t seem to have a good solution: How can you get your lipstick to stay put while eating? Cosmetics companies come out with long wearing lipsticks from time to time but most of these leave your lips dry and an unsightly ring of color around your lips. MAC addresses this problem head-on with their new Pro Longwear Lip Creme Collection.
As the name implies, these lipsticks are very creamy. They come in a wind-up tube that is similar to MAC’s lipstick packaging but taller and narrower. The consistency of these lip cremes is actually closer to a balm and they do a decent job of keeping lips hydrated.
One of the best things about these lipsticks is that they don’t require a special top coat like most long-wearing lipsticks. This means application is a snap, although you should probably use a mirror since the color is so pigmented that it’s not very forgiving. They do deliver on their promise to stay in place for up to twelve hours but don’t tempt fate by eating an oily pasta sauce. The colors go on pretty evenly and they have a subtle sheen to them. These lip cremes will be part of the permanent collection so MAC is placing a lot of confidence in this product. Don’t expect it to be just a passing trend.
Fading lipstick is a particular problem with bright and dark colors so MAC made sure to include several of these shades in the collection. Good to Go is a bold bright orange shade that is not for the faint of heart. Love Forever! is a daring bright pink with blue undertones. The dark brick red Extended Play is a great shade for fall. Prolong is a ruby red shade that is destined to become a classic for those who can pull off red lips. These are mostly cream formulas but there are also two frosty shades: the coppery Sweet Ever After and the nude/plum Made to Last. All of the colors provide full coverage.
How to Apply Lip Gloss
If you’re just learning how to apply beauty products and cosmetics, lip gloss is an ideal product to begin with. It’s easier to apply than lipstick, and choosing a shade is much, much easier with lip gloss. With lipstick, it is very easy to inadvertently choose a shade that clashes with your skin tone, your eye makeup, or your outfit. Since lip gloss is almost always sheer, reflective or iridescent, you can easily find a shade that will compliment your coloring and still make your lips stand out. Plus, learning how to apply lip gloss is a snap. Our favorites include Dior lip glosses and MAC lip glosses.
Step 1: Start with conditioned lips. The key to applying lip gloss (and lipstick too for that matter) is to start with smooth, conditioned lips. As a general rule, you should apply Vaseline, a lip balm or a moisturizing Chapstick to your lips before bedtime each night to help maintain soft, smooth lips. Protecting your lips by using products with SPF is key since sun exposure leads to dry, chapped lips.
Step 2: When your lips are conditioned and moisturized, if needed, use a toothbrush or a cotton swab to gently brush off any excess dry skin that can make your lips look rough. When you are more consistent with keeping your lips conditioned, you won’t need to do this step much at all. Your lips will stay smooth and soft if you continually protect and care for them.
photo credit: Jenah Crump Photography
Step 3: You may want to apply lip liner before you apply lip gloss. You can use lip liner first, or simply skip this step, depending on what kind of look you are going for. Lip liner will help keep a little color on your lips in between the times you touch up your gloss. It can also help add definition to your lips, help make them look a little fuller, or even out any flaws. When using a gloss on top, you should choose a soft, neutral shade or one that is very close to your natural lip color. You don’t want the liner to be obvious since your lip gloss will likely be somewhat sheer and will require reapplication from time to time. Next week we will be posting extensive details on how to apply lip liner for a wider range of lip makeup looks.
Step 4: Apply the gloss. Glide the color over your lips. Depending on the brand of lip gloss you’re using, the container will most likely either be a squeezable tube or a tube containing a brush or sponge tip attached to the container’s lid. If your gloss is in a squeezable tube, simply apply it by placing a bit of gloss on your forefinger and gently swiping the gloss across your lips. If your container has a brush or sponge tip, simply pull the lid out of the tube and sweep the brush or sponge tip across your lips. Be careful not to start with too much gloss. You can always add a little more, but if you start with too much at first, it can end up looking goopy and messy.
Step 5: Use a q-tip, cotton swab, or your finger to wipe off any gloss that may have gone outside the edge of your lip line.
Step 6: Lastly, be sure to bring your gloss with you in your bag. Gloss is one of our very favorite makeup products, but it does come off easier than other lip products and will need to be reapplied or touched up every so often. In our opinion, the extra lip gloss applications are worth it since lip gloss provides that shiny look that is unmatched by anything else. Enjoy!
Read some of our additional lip makeup tips.
Dior Lip Glosses – Reviews of Our Top Picks
Dior Cosmetics is a high-end makeup brand with prices to match. Like anything by Christian Dior, you can definitely expect to spend quite a bit more than you would for an average cosmetics product. While you can probably argue that you can find just as good quality at places like MAC for a fraction of the price, everyone deserves to own at least one item from Dior – if only for the feeling you get when you pull the elegantly packaged product out of your makeup bag. And if you’re only going to own one Dior item, you can’t go wrong with a lip gloss. Dior’s top of the line glosses are the perfect splurge item for a bride’s wedding makeup look, a fun photo shoots or your next exciting date or special occasion.
Many of their devotees’ first foray into Dior was with their lip gloss. That’s because their glosses have an excellent reputation in the cosmetics world. Celebrities and fashion magazines alike sing its praises and with good reason.
Dior has been around forever but the first gloss that started getting a lot of press was Dior Addict. The Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect is a shimmery gloss that is shiny without being sticky. Rose Denim is a cool toned rosy-pink color with a subtle blue shimmer. It is perfect for neutralizing colors that are too warm. If you have always wanted to wear a baby pink color but never thought you could pull it off, this is a great way to experiment because it’s very sheer and the intensity will vary depending on what you put underneath it.
Crème de Gloss is a gloss with a very high color payoff. In fact, it reminds me more of a liquid lipstick than a gloss. It could easily be worn on its own because it is not sheer like most glosses. The texture is about as perfect as a gloss can be. It’s very creamy and moisturizes without being sticky or drying out your lips. Fig Nectar is a highly pigmented plummy pink that looks great on both warm and cool skin tones. It also lasts longer than you would expect a gloss to last.
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As part of their new DiorKiss line, Dior has also released their DiorKiss Luscious Lip-Plumping Gloss – a lip gloss available in eight translucent shades that plump your lips as they shine. Most of the shades have a iridescent shimmer to them. The lip gloss also features a special curved gloss applicator that allows for smooth and application.
Another Dior lip gloss fav of ours is Dior’s Addict Lip Polish – a lip primer and polish in one. This lip product mimics the effect of a lip primer with it’s unique formula of moisturizing hyaluronic microspheres and a high shine finish. The product also has a special spinning roll-on applicator that gives you an even, “just-right” amount of polish over your entire lip area.
Dior lip glosses are a great choice for anyone who is looking to treat themselves to an ultimate luxury pick-me-up. It helps you look great and feel great at the same time.
Sephora Coupon Code: BUXOMKISS
Enter coupon code BUXOMKISS at checkout at Sephora.com for a free Buxom Lips mini gloss with any online order. Update: As of November, the last available color is “Sugar”, a pretty rose-beige shade.
Free Speed Gloss Energizing Lip Shine
Seventeen Magazine is running an offer for a free Speed Gloss Energizing Lip Shine from Wet ‘n Wild. You can sign up to get the free gloss by entering here. The code word is “speed” and must be entered in all lowercase letters. This offer is only valid for a limited time and while supplies last.
MAC: Plushglass Collection
Release Date: March 29th, 2007
Angel cream – Soft creamy peachy pink (Limited Edition)
Big baby – Soft peach with pink and white pearlized pigments
Bingo! – Sheer meduim pink with opalescent pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
Cushy white – (repromote)
Hot stuff – Sheer berry with periwinkle sparkle (Limited Edition)
Nice buzz – Shimmery light gold with gold pearlized pigments
Oh-oh! – Rusted orange with gold pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
Posh it up – Pinked gold
Power supply – Muted pinky brown with gold sparkle
MAC: High Tea Collection
Release Date: December 26th, 2004
The MAC High Tea Collection is packed full of new products. You’ll be able to glam up from head to toe in a sophisticated way. It has a little of something from nail color to mascara and everything in between.
I am a big fan of soft pink colors and this collection has plenty of them. The frosty pinks offer a soft elegant look, but if you want to make a bolder statement for the winter, there are plenty of reds and greens with a bit of gold, silver, and bronze.
I don’t always bother investing in nail polish, but I just might have to try the new Eccentrici-tea simply because the name is beyond clever, even for MAC. I can’t wait to see what a pink nail polish with green pearl accents will look like.
This collection has a lot to offer, maybe even a little too much. I personally like it when the collection is just a little more focused, but maybe that’s just because the big ones end up hurting my wallet too much! Anyhow review to complete product list to pick your favorites.
Dainty Cake – Coral with red/orange frost
High Tea – Neutral pink with small pearl particles
Oolong – Musted bronzed-brown with icy silver shimmer
Plink! -Pink with white pearl
Darjeerling—Chocolate brown with red frost
Fine China—Light pink with frost
Nymphette—Sunned golden pink
Tartlette—Coral/pink with frost
Fresh Cream—Light neutral pink
Rosemary & Thyme—Mid-tone olive gold with Shimmer
Angelcake—Pink with red pearl
Buttersilk—Soft, yellow white
Green Tea—Smoked, olive green
Jasmine—Sinfully rich cocoa
Redcoco—Metallic, red pink
Steep—Light neutral pink
Sweet Lust—Pink rose water
Vanilla—Soft pale peachy-ivory flecked with shimmer
Sweet Tea Eyeshadow Quad—Redcoco, Buttersilk, Green Tea, Sweet Lust
Zoomblack—Deepest darkest black
Porcelain Pink—Pinkish coral with gold sparkle
So Ceylon—Rose bronze with golden bronze sparkle
Duchess—Yellow green with gold pearl
Eccentrici-tea—Pink with green pearl
Enriched Gold—Green gold with red pigment
Little Pink—Pink with silver pigment