As a thank-you to the loyal readers who've stuck by me despite last year's numerous hiatuses, I'm excited to offer a generous giveaway courtesy of Mary Kay. With a total value of $289, this giveaway is the perfect opportunity to revamp a stale beauty arsenal with new brushes and fresh lip colours. (And if you vow to be better at washing your brushes this year, you'll be very interested in the brush cleaner that's included.) So, are you as excited as I am yet? Let's take a look at the products.
No beauty kit is complete without basics like good-quality brushes. The new Mary Kay Brush Collection ($75) includes all the brushes you need for impeccably blended eyeshadow and a flawless face, as well as a carrying case for travel. The Eye Smudger Brush ($12, sold separately) makes it easy to smudge liner or smoky shadow along the lash line--the perfect tool for achieving that Carine Roitfeld effect. Between routine washes, refresh bristles with the spray-on Brush Cleaner ($12), which removes excess makeup and residue and dries quickly.
Regular readers of this blog know how much I love lipstick, and Mary Kay's new True Dimensions Lipstick line ($19 each), suffice it to say, is a lipstick addict's dream. Think creamy, flattering colours with a hint of glossy shine that go on sheer in the first coat but can build in intensity with multiple coats. Not only does the formula moisturize and glide on oh-so-smoothly, it boosts collagen and minimizes fine lines so lips look plump and smooth. My favourite shades: 'Wild About Pink' (an almost-neon pink); 'Pink Chérie' (the sort of day-to-night pink that brightens one's complexion); 'Sizzling Red' (a deep classic red); 'Firecracker' (a vivid pink-red that's a dead-ringer for Tom Ford's 'Cherry Lush'); and 'Mystic Plum' (a dark and lovely burgundy). You'll get the chance to decide what your favourites are because you're getting the entire collection of 10 colours!
This is your chance to toss those dirty, worn brushes and try a new lipstick wardrobe. To enter the giveaway:
- Leave a comment on this post by Friday, January 18th, 12pm PST. International entries welcome. The comment must have some means of contact (email, blog, or Twitter). Any entries without a means of contact are automatically disqualified. (required)
- Tweet "New Year, New Beauty Groove: I want to win a brush set & lipstick wardrobe c/o @marykaycanada & @SoloLisa! http://tinyurl.com/bkxe34v" and leave a comment on this post telling me you've done so. (+1 entry)
UPDATE: The Mary Kay "New Year, New Beauty Groove" giveaway winner is Karen, who commented "Mary Kay all the way. These are great products that I'd love to win. Thanks for your gracious giveaway." Congratulations! I'll be contacting you shortly. Thanks to everyone who entered!