New Year, New Beauty Groove: Mary Kay Brush & Lipstick Giveaway

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)

Good luck!

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!

64 comments

  1. Awesome giveaway! I hope I win! :)

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  2. I just tweeted my additional entry as well! :)

    @initialedt

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  3. What a great prize. This is my first visit to your blog - awesome stuff!
    @asalvador13
    www.frugalfoodie.ca

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  4. wow! quel belle surprise en ce début d'année

    francerivest@yahoo.ca

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  5. wow! quel beau cadeau pour ce début d'année
    bonne chance à tous!

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  6. I love all my Mary Kay products, and I'm excited to win!
    Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

    Fernanda Quadros
    n4nd4@msn.com

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  7. The tweet is done! ;)

    Fernanda Quadros
    n4nd4@msn.com
    @nanda89

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  8. I start in Family Mary Kay ... then it would be a good start to begin. Thank you to you

    honeywheel@hotmail.com

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  9. I start in Family Mary Kay ... then it would be a good start to begin. Thank you to you

    honeywheel@hotmail.com

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  10. I have just tweeted, awesome giveaway!

    @brendaeaton

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  11. Thanks, Lisa! New brushes and fresh lip colours! Awesome!

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  12. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/awabia/status/288318945553965056

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  13. Hi I love all the Mary kay products .

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  14. Mary Kay all the way. These are great products that I'd love to win. Thanks for your gracious giveaway. Cheers, Karen - lepapillonvert@hotmail.com

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  15. Great giveaway!
    heatherashley.partylite@gmail.com

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  16. I love Mary Kay! Great giveaway!!
    heatherashley.partylite@gmail.com

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  17. I would love to win all of these products it would go so well with the rest of my Mary Kay products

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  18. I have just tweeted the awesome brush collection giveaway I love my Mary Kay products.I use them every day

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  19. Fun giveaway, Lisa!! Thanks for hosting!

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  20. Count me in. I would love to win the lipsticks and brush set. yvonneyork43@hotmail.com

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  21. Amazing giveaway!

    angelican3 at hotmail dot com

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  22. i have a few mary kay products - the brush set sounds great and I could use a new set compared to the walmart set i recently purchased
    sheenabhola@gmail.com

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  23. Wow! what a great prize!!! marie_eve_paquin@hotmail.com

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  24. I'd love to win this prize!!

    @sumicatherine

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  25. Would love to win - the brushes are amazing! @arieanna

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  26. Great contest--I'm lip stuff obsessed :) I totally tweeted this too http://www.twitter.com/itslikelyn

    itslikelyn (at) shaw (dot) ca

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  27. Yes, good time to throw away those brushes and start fresh tweeted @travelluna

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  28. What a great giveaway, Lisa! Would love to start being more adventurous with my lipstick colours and these Mary Kay lipsticks would be perfect! You know how to reach me & I will send out a tweet bright and early tomorrow morning :)

    x
    Jen

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  29. lol I didn't even think about the cosmo! good thing those kids are too young to know how to read haha

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  30. Would love to win so that I can get new brushes and fresh lip colors!

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  31. Would love to win so that I could get new brushes and fresh lip colors!

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  32. Done tweeting on my FB. I dream about winning your fabulous MK giveaway. Thank you in advanced. wink'~))

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  33. love the lipsticks - would be a great way to jumpstart my own collection. thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    contact - stey@sfu.ca

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  34. This giveaway would be amazing for the brushes alone, but with the lipsticks too, it's unreal! Thanks so much for putting this on Lisa :)

    Alexandra xo

    tovogueorbust.com

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  35. Amazing giveaway! I love the lipstiscs!
    email: redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. I also tweeted: https://twitter.com/LuluFleg/status/288936906266382336
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. I would love to win this contest!
    spongebobbi @ gmail . com

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  38. Fingers crossed, great giveaway! Email: luciasloves@gmail.com
    x

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  39. I'm excited for the chance to win, thanks!

    candice dot sj at gmail dot com

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  40. I'm definitely overdue for an update! Thanks for the chance to win!
    alpiwins at hotmail dot com

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  41. My 2013 resolution is to clean my brushes regularly. New brushes would help kickstart this resolution! I tweeted as well. Twitter: rpsondhi

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  42. Great contest! Fingers crossed. I'd love to try MK lipsticks.

    @jesswroblewski

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  43. Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/jesswroblewski/status/290341561298997248

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  44. Hello, new lipstick? Yes please! I've been wanting to venture out and try some darker lip colours/some different ones, but I'm a coward.

    jesslackscreativity@gmail.com

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  45. its look great , I never tried this brand before
    Tweeted here : https://twitter.com/shaimapassion/status/290372399868821504
    Email : sh.11175@yahoo.com

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  46. I would love to toss my old brushes! Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway.

    Cindy Aiton
    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/normawatson/status/290625539893497857

    Cindy Aiton
    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. A new year, I want to win for a new me! (yes.4eva.r@gmail.com)

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  49. https://twitter.com/vivaciousgold/status/290938873406689280 tweeted

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  50. I totally need a new brush set! New Year is starting right! Tessa T! Twitter @tessa0602

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  51. This would definitely help my New Year Resolution to be braver with lipstick colours. Count me in.

    daltonsx2 @gmail .com

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  52. The Firecracker shade sounds like my kind of lipstick.

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  53. I'd love to try Mary Kay.

    djm01bc(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  54. hehe would love to win this!!! seriously love lipsticks too! :) nie.yile@gmail.com

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  55. and i have tweeted! link: https://twitter.com/floralswirls/status/291921759404441602

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  56. I could REALLY use some refreshing for 2013!

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  57. I am so unlucky to find out about it just now :(

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  58. This was not just a gracious giveaway. This is an amazingly gracious giveaway. I received Lisa's box today and after opening it I had to pick my yaw up off the floor about a million times. I think my mascara ran to my knees due to the tears of joy that I shed. This is the most fantastic collection a lipstick/makeup fanatic could ever dream of receiving. Plus I do believe that Lisa included several unexpected extras. I am still in a state of elated shock. It's like I attended a game show and hit the jackpot. In addition, I have news that makes this prize package even more marvelous. Right after my January 7th entry post, on January 9th I decided that I would become a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant. All the Canadian gals here on Lisa's blog can now purchase from me at www.marykay.ca/kamiller I am actually holding my Grand Opening Event this Sunday, February 10th. Some of the items that Lisa sent me will be proudly displayed as demos at this event. This connection with Lisa and her blog has been heart-stoppingly fabulous. I am one extremely lucky blogger and she couldn't have sent this prize package to a more grateful winner. Lisa, you are a dear and I can't thank you enough for this package and for all your savvy style and beauty product news that I find on your blog. I am extremely busy at present, but will post pictures and reviews of these products as soon as possible. Many blessings with all your writing endeavors and thanks from the bottom of my Mary Kay makeup loving heart, Karen.

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