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!
Get a Free MAC Cosmetics Pigment! October MAC Giveaway…
Another giveaway is under way. This one is for a full-sized MAC Cosmetics Pigment in the shade of your choice. The winner can pick their own shade right from the MAC website.
Pigments are one of our all time favorite MAC Cosmetics products. Use it on your eyelids, cheeks, face, shoulders, collarbone, arms, wherever!
This giveaway ends on the 31st at midnight, EST. You can enter a whole bunch of ways. Each one is listed below. The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win!
Good luck to everyone!
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 :)
Convenient Make Up Storage Ideas
Let’s be honest, we as women tend to continuously buy more and more make up and then are eventually overwhelmed by the amount of products that we have. Our drawers are filled with random shadows and liners, and our counter tops in our bathrooms tend to be over run with moisturizers and bronzers. It can be somewhat frustrating to never know where a certain product or item is, and when a bathroom is constantly messy it can be stressful. So, there are a few solutions that can be made in order to help correct and organize the chaos of the make-up drawers.
A first step in re-organizing the dreaded bathroom is to go through your make up and actually throw out the things you know are either too old, or that will never be used. Actually choosing to get rid of these things will help to make your task much easier.
Once you have gone through and cleaned out the products that needed to be thrown away, then sort them into categories to begin the organization process. you can choose to sort into whatever categories work best for you, such as shadows and liners, bronzers and powders, and lotions and creams.
Once you have organized into categories, you can then figure out the actual makeup storage. If you have drawers set aside for makeup, you can put your products into those. There are drawer separators and organizers which you can buy to place into the actual drawers. These will give you different compartments and help keep things separated.
If you do not have any drawer space, you can choose to buy make up storage containers. These can be found in all shapes and sizes, at many retail stores close to you. There are professional makeup cases which can hold a mind blowing amount of make up products neatly and securely. A case can also be stored under the sink, your bed, or in a corner of the bathroom to be out of the way. You can also opt to buy plastic organizational drawers which can be stored under your sink as well, or on the corner of your counter top. These drawers come in all sizes and varieties, allowing you the opportunity to customize your makeup storage needs.
Whatever way you choose to organize your makeup products and tools, you will benefit greatly from choosing to do so and you will make applying make up a much easier task every day.
Free MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Makeup Kit
For all of you free makeup sample fans out there, you know how difficult it can be to find free MAC Cosmetics samples. We haven’t seen an offer like this one in quite a while. The offer does require participation, but the reward is a makeup kit from MAC’s mineral makeup line, Mineralize. This line was launched in about 2008 and has taken the mineral makeup world by storm, becoming one of the most popular lines on the market. Plus, MAC is one of the most trusted brands in the cosmetics industry, so you can be confident knowing that the products are of the highest caliber.
If you are new to MAC’s mineral makeup products, here are overviews of a few of the more popular products in MAC Mineralize line.
MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish has historically been one of the most popular products by MAC. It is a baked product meant to provide that last, finishing touch to your complexion, whether that be a hint of color, a slight glow, or a little bit of highlighting. These products typically been available only on a limited basis partly due to the difficulty of producing the product. MAC fans gobble these up quickly, and limited edition shades usually sell out in a blink. They are now a regular part of the Mineralize mineral makeup product line.
The MAC Mineralize Blushes are similar in texture to the Mineralize Skinfinishes. They provide a little sheen along with a gorgeous color payoff for the cheeks. They seem to last forever, as do all the baked Mineralize products.
The Mineralize Foundation is a richer cream formula which provides a buildable finish while maintaining a silky, non cakey feel. This product works well for all skin types, although we have heard reports of those with oily skin who report that this foundation might be better for normal to dry skin types. Either way, this product also features SPF 15 protection and skin-hydrating properties for all day comfort and wearability.
A Review of Chanel Vitalumiere
As a woman, I am always on the look-out for a quality foundation that gives my skin all of the benefits that I need to have the most beautiful and perfect skin possible. Searching through hundreds of products that line the shelves, I came across Chanel Vitalumiere, and instantly knew that I had finally found a product that was worth spending money on. Not only that, but I knew that Chanel is a name that I can rely on for high quality.
No one has perfect skin, especially not me. I constantly am fighting those pesky little zits and blemishes that appear on my face, as I know almost every other woman out there faces as well. Well luckily this product can help with just about all of these problems. This foundation seems to glide on evenly and smoothly, as it seems to erase all of my imperfections and gives me the radiant skin that I have always wanted.
Chanel Cosmetics Vitalumiere boasts the ability to give you youthful looking skin as its anti-fatigue formula wakes up your face, allowing that radiance to shine through. As we age, our skin’s radiance becomes dull giving our skin the appearance of being older than it actually is. However, we can fight this with products such as this foundation. It contains spf 15, which is beneficial everyday for blocking the harmful UVA/UVB rays that we are constantly exposed to.
So, the search is over for the perfect foundation. Chanel continues to create the highest quality products and lines, and the quality is evident once you try one of them. I have been so happy with this product, and I know that my satisfaction will be equaled by anyone who also buys and tries this foundation. Trust me, your skin will thank you for it!
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.
Free bareMinerals Naturally Luminous Refreshing Color Collection
For a limited time, you can get a free makeup kit from bareMinerals. It is a six piece mineral makeup collection from the Naturally Luminous line. It includes a bareMinerals eye liner, a gloss, two mineral eyeshadows, a blush and a mineral eyeshadow brush. To get your mineral makeup kit, sign up here! This offer does require surveys/participation to qualify. Find complete information and details on the sign up page.
As a mineral makeup brand, bareMinerals is at the front of the pack. They are one of the most popular mineral makeup lines on the market today. They are known for creating high quality mineral makeup products that truly deliver results. Many mineral makeup brands make empty promises. Not bareMinerals. Their products are legit. These products are the cream of the crop, so don’t miss your chance to try these gorgeous bareMinerals makeup 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!
Bare Escentuals bareMinerals – Mineral Makeup Starter Kit
Get a free bareMinerals mineral makeup starter kit from Bare Escentuals by participating in this offer. Bare Escentuals is one of the most popular and most trusted mineral makeup brands in the world. Their bareMinerals line is adored by mineral makeup lovers all over the world. The set retails for $174 and comes with three Bare Escentuals makeup brushes, a special shampoo to keep your brushes clean, two shades of foundation, and a free DVD to help get you started if you’re just learning how to apply mineral makeup.
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.
Wedding Makeup Tutorial using Chanel Cosmetics
This tutorial shows some excellent makeup application tips for your wedding day or any special occasion. The tips are also important to remember for everyday use as well, ie: don’t over do it with concealer, and metallic shadows. The tutorial uses makeup from the Chanel Cosmetics line.
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.
How to De-Pot MAC Eyeshadows and Blushes
Many people prefer having an eyeshadow palette so they can see all their shadows at once and keep them organized and in one place. Depotting MAC eyeshadows will allow you to create your own customized eyeshadow palette. Even better, you can return the empty shadow pots to MAC to get a free lipstick once you accumulate six of them under their Back to MAC recycling program. The same de-potting process can also be used on MAC powder blushes.
Taking the shadow pans out of the black pots that case them can be a bit tricky at first, but it’s quite simple once you get the hang of it. The hardest part is not breaking or shattering the shadow itself, but this is easy enough to avoid if you work slowly with a soft towel underneath to cushion any accidental falls. There are many different methods to depot MAC Cosmetics shadows. Many people use a flame to melt the plastic on the bottom of the pot but this can be downright dangerous. Some people use an iron, which is an improvement on the flame method. However, I find that the easiest and least risky method is using a hair straightening iron.
To get started, you only need a few items that most people already have on hand. You will need a sharp knife, a bit of wax paper, a soft towel, and a flat iron. You can use any type of flat iron as long as the plates are flat. Finally, if you are super organized, you might want to get some round sticky labels so you can label your shadows. The ¾ inch size works well on MAC shadow pans.
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1. Lay the towel down on your working space to avoid any eyeshadow breakage disasters.
2. Open up the shadow pot and look for the line near the clasp where the shroud for the pan sits in the pot. Insert the knife into this line and gently wiggle it back and forth until you are able to pop out the shroud. You may be surprised at how easily the shroud pops out so work over the towel just in case! Set the pot aside and use it for Back to MAC.
3. Turn on your flat iron and rest it on one side, so that one of the plates is facing up and the other is facing down. Cut a piece of wax paper about four inches by four inches and place it on the plate that is facing up.
4. Set the shroud on top of the waxed paper, ensuring that it is positioned over the plate of the flat iron. You should leave it on top of there for several minutes so the heat can melt the bottom of the shroud and the glue a bit. How long this takes depends on your iron, but around five minutes should do the trick. Carefully check the bottom of the shroud and look for an indent in the middle. This signifies that it’s ready for the next step.
5. Stick your knife into the melted indent on the bottom of the shroud and push up gently. The plastic should be soft and the knife should slide right in. The pan should lift out easily. If not, let it cook a little more on the flat iron. You don’t want to push it out all the way- just lift it out a little.
6. Turn the shroud over and place the blade of your knife underneath the pan. Use the blade to lift the pan out and set it on the towel to cool. The metal of the pan will be extremely hot so don’t touch it! Once it cools, it’s ready to be placed into your palette. You can use cotton swabs dipped in alcohol to remove any extra glue that remains stuck to the pan. You can also attach a magnet or sticker if desired.
Now you’re all set to create your own custom MAC eyeshadow palettes!