Sunday, November 13, 2011

M·A·C Improvise Mineralize Blush Giveaway Contest

Congratulations to Liz!
I have always liked M·A·C's mineralized makeup. That's why this Improvise Mineralize Blush attracted me. I had gone shopping this year at the Estée Lauder Company Store in Leesburg, Virginia. I find such nice things there, and sometimes, I buy an extra for a giveaway contest. That's how I came to have an extra Mineralize Blush in Improvise.

M·A·C's mineralized blushes feature baked minerals refined into a powder formula to provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application and coverage. You can build the color lightly, layer after layer, without overdoing it. These blushes veil and enhance the cheekbones with a luminous, pearlized shimmer.

Improvise is a peachy gold on my skin. The color appears to be a coral-peach with gold veins running through it in the pan. It's a shade that's beautiful on the face or eyes. I swatched my own compact so that you could see the color on my skin. I think its gorgeous. I applied it with a sponge-tipped applicator at the top of my arm and very lightly with a dense blush brush below.

Did I say I love the color? It translates onto my skin with such a luminosity, it's eye-catching. It also adheres to my skin extremely well.

We haven't done a M·A·C giveaway for a long time, and I decided it would be fun to do another. How can you enter to win? All you really have to do is leave a comment on this feature.

After you comment here, feel free to send me an e-mail at bestthingsinbeautycontests@gmail.com and identify your comment. You can never be too careful about sharing an e-mail address you care about on a blog, so feel free to follow this step (an alternative is to code your e-mail, e.g., myname at gmail dot com, in your comment).

You can earn extra entries. Follow this blog (through an e-mail subscription, GFC, or though one of the many Google readers - see sidebar at right) to earn a second entry. If you are a follower, it would help me tally entries if you tell me in your comment how you follow. You don't have to follow to enter. I want everyone to have a chance, but I also want to reward my followers. I must be able to track this entry.

You can earn a third entry by tweeting this contest. You must include "@BTiBeauty" (without the quotes) and the contest title in your tweet. Remember, tweet the contest title. I will tweet the contest this evening, and you can simply retweet it to earn that second entry - if that's easier.

The deadline for entries will be Saturday, November 19, at midnight. The next day, I will use a random number generator (random.org) to select the winner. I will e-mail the winner on Sunday. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to my message and provide a shipping address. After 48 hours, the prize will be forfeited, and another winner will be selected. Make sure to check your e-mail - and look in your spam folder - when the contest ends.

This contest is open to anyone anywhere. Here are the terms. I will carefully pack and ship the prize (as I always do). I cannot insure the prize for overseas shipment - it's amazingly expensive to do so because of the way I have to send insured mail. If it's lost or stolen in transit, I may not be able to replace it with another prize just like it. I'll do my best on this end; let's see if your mail service does right by you on the other end if we have an overseas winner. Lately, my shipping luck has improved significantly.

For all the legalese related to this contest, please see the Contests/Sweepstakes page at the top of the blog. This prize is valued at a retail price of $22 plus shipping.

Good luck!

Photos by Best Things in Beauty

99 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love MAC :)

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nstransky said...

Mineralize blushes suit my mature skin as well and the colour of this one would be truly lovely with a touch of glamour.

The Blossom Shed said...

This looks lovely, I need a powder blush, my Tarte stick one is leaking terribly and making a mess of my cosmetic bag:)

theblossomshed@gmail.com, I follow you on GFC.

Thanks for the contest!

The Beauty Bug said...

very pretty, I have never used a MAC blush.

Hana said...

It's a gorgeous color!
I follow on GFC
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Mercedes said...

Gorgeous, Never heard of this one! Twitter: MercedesMakeup1 EMail: MercedesMakeupBlog at gmail dot com

INMYMOUTH said...

The color looks beautiful. I don't own any of these mineralize blushes. Thanks!

LilyBiscuit said...

This looks much more flattering than my matte powder blush. I love the shade.

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Thanks!

LilyBiscuit said...

I follow with GFC and subscribe by email too.
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Michelle said...

I followed on GFC: Michelle Yan tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/MichelleYan57/status/135847713358094336 I hope i win! e-mail is michelleyan57@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Wish they would bring back gia blush

Anonymous said...

Wish they would bring back the blush color gia.

LilyBiscuit said...

My tweet:
https://twitter.com/#!/dragonfly777/status/135846357083754496

Thanks!
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Misa said...

Thanks again for a chance of winning a great giveaway!
I'm a email subscriber
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Roshana said...

would love to try a new blush....
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Roshana said...

gfc follower too..
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Cynthia said...

Love to win MAC contest. Love their products

Cynthia said...

Love to win MAC Mineralize Blush Giveaway Contest. Love MAC's products

daniela said...

thank you so much for doing this giveaway!! I love the dedication that you put day after day to your blog :)
dani ♥

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Mary said...

I think that looks like a gorgeous shade that would look good on me!


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Mary said...

I'm an email subscriber!

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Liz said...

Most MAC mineralize blushes look way too shiny, but this one looks much tamer - more of a gentle glow. Nice!

I subscribe by email.

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Celia R said...

So pretty :) Thanks for the giveaway! I follow by email: Celia_1925 at yahoo dot com. Also follow by Twitter: Celi1925. Have a nice day

Sherry said...

I think this is the prettiest MSF I've seen yet and I love that it's not overly shimmery; too much shimmer is really not that attractive at my age. Thank you for the giveaway, CG!
Email subscriber: crystesmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sherry said...

I follow via GFC as Sherry. My GFC email is: ElisMom1 (at) gmail (dot) com.

Glogirl said...

I love the warm colour of this blush!

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Glogirl said...

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Glogirl said...

Tweet:
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meredith m said...

pretty color! i love mac products!

Schmidty said...

I've not used MAC products but this is one I would like to try. Good review.

Schmidty said...

I am one of your email subscribers.

meredith m said...

i follow this blog on gfc (memoma)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Ooh looks nice. thanks!!!

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Schmidty said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/rusthawk/status/135896417511292928

kindy said...

I've been wanting the MAC Mineralize products for ages! Great Giveaway!
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gfc: kindy sohkhlet newmai
tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/thatskindy/status/135898646322495488
Thanks!

abashfulbeauty said...

I just subscribed, ancpa@aol.com. Looking forward to participating in your contest and appreciate your efforts explaining the "rules" Thanks!

taschian said...

This is simply gorgeous!!! Thank you for such a lovely giveaway. I love MAC blushes!!

I follow you via email at"
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i also follow you via GFC

G said...

one of my oldtime fav blushes is Reflex by Chanel & since I cannot buy it any more - I'm always looking for a replacement - I've tried Nuance Mineralized by MAC & also Utterly Game by MAC - still not Reflex - but getting close - Maybe this is it? Thanks for the giveaway♥

mamavalveeta03 said...

It has a bit of that NARS color that we both dislike the name of!!! Minus the pink...But it is very pretty.
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mamavalveeta03 said...

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b.clay1 said...

i LOVE mac blush, but especially the marbled ones. i love peachy-coral shades as well!

Lisa said...

Such a beautiful shade. I have never tried MAC blushes, would love to try this one!

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Lisa said...

I follow your blog via email.

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preciouspearl said...

wow lovely giveaway!!

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MiLulu said...

I love Mac, it's time to try their mineralize blush)
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MiLulu said...

I'm a subscriber with email)
GFC: Lulu
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MiLulu said...

My tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/LuluFleg/status/135982661633191936
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Markéta Heinischová said...

Hi dear,

this is really amazing product.


I follow on GFC

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Alta Infante said...

Cross fingers to win! Never had a Mac product. wish to have this one! :)

Alta Infante said...

Followed you via GFC,

GFC name: Alta Infante
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Sadi said...

Woww it's a gorgeous color! Love MAC.



I follow via gfc as Sadi

I follow on twitter @Sad20ful

email : sadia.latif10@gmail.com

I tweeted here : http://twitter.com/#!/Sad20ful/status/136106571653578752

Thankss alot. U r so generous :)

Benita said...

What a lovely mineral blush! Thank you.

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Benita said...

Email subscriber.

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mim said...

this looks lovely! I am getting more into blush but don't have many, I have one from MAC with a lighter and darker shade that I really love!

please count me in to win
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thanks!

mim said...

am afollower
please count me in to win
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thanks!

Tina:) said...

Looks like a gorgeous natural colour :)

Monique said...

I love MAC's mineralize products and would love to give this a go. Thanks for the offer

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Cynthia said...

Love to win MAC Mineralize Blush. Love their cosmetics

Cynthia said...

Love t o win MAC Mineralize Blush. Love their products

Cynthia said...

Love to win MAC Improvise Minerlize Blush. Love their products

Cynthia said...

Love MAC's products. Love to win MAC Improvise Mineralize Blsuh

Cynthia said...

Would Love to win M A C Improvise Mineralize Blush. Love their products

stefanie gladden said...

I love MAC!! best cosmetics ever!

stefanie gladden said...

I follow your blog via gfc - Stefanie Gladden

stefanie gladden said...

i tweeted about the contest:

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Rebby said...

OMG I LOVE Mac! This blush looks FAB!! Thank you for the giveaway!! :)
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Rebby said...

I follow you with GFC! (Rebby)
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Rebby said...

I tweeted
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Maribel F. said...

Hi! Lovely giveaway!! <3
I'm subscribed via GFC : Maribel F.
I retweeted:
https://twitter.com/#!/makeupmb/status/136403698904612864
Mi e-mail is mfuentes1987@gmail.com
Thank you! xoxo

ne-knopka said...

Thank you for this giveaway!

Anna

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ne-knopka said...

following on twitter

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ne-knopka said...

tweet-http://twitter.com/#!/AnnaKul/status/136528325362462720

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Erica K. said...

the mineralize blushes are my fav!
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i follow via google reader and GFC
<3

Sarah said...

I would love to win this blush!!

GFC: Sarah Crawford
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Anonymous said...

Would love to try this.Have never tried any MAc products yet.The colours look very flattering.reneeg@discoverymail.co.za

Tanya said...

I love MAC and this is a very pretty Blush.

bambaki83 said...

Hi!!

This color looks great!

I follow you with GFC name: bambaki83
Email: mimica69(at)hotmail(dot)com

I follow u on twitter as @bambaki83 and I retweeted your giveaway here: https://twitter.com/#!/BTiBeauty/status/135831797312393217

I have the public profile. but these days blogger is giving me problems and change it to private, please do not disqualify me, I can send a screenshot or something.

thanks,

Rockin said...

I've not seen this colour before - so pretty!

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fatema said...

GFC: fatema
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tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/mclasb/status/137487703334846464

Huguette En said...

I've never tried MAC, thanks for the chance!

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Huguette En said...

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Elenita said...

great!
gfc: Elenita
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thankss

Maureen said...

I have never tried MAC. I would love to try this as I am fair & I think it would be nice on me. thanks.

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Angela K. said...

I have never tried MAC blush - this would be a great opportunity to try it!

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Angela K. said...

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Angela K. said...

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Anonymous said...

i love MAC BUT I'VE NEVER TRIED THE BLUSH! this would be an opportunity to try it,no?

Amber said...

Oh my! So gorgeous I'd love to win, I think this shade would actually look nice on my fair skin.

I follow your blog.

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway too:
http://twitter.com/#!/lipscandycigs/status/137981930531594240

Thanks!
Amber

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Mango said...

Pls enter me!
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thank u 4 this cool giveaway :)
best regards

Mango said...

i am a new follower! i was looking 4 some review but happily i found ur blog :) glad to read u!

I follow u via GFC as mango :)

Mango said...

I tweet abour ur awesome giveaway :
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:) i follow u via twitter as @janicevip

best regards

Loren F said...

I'd love to win! lfior0022(at)gmail(dot)com

Loren F said...

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Loren F said...

I tweeted your giveaway! Twitter user lfior0022!

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Calli said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Calli said...

I also follow you via GFC!