Sunday, January 15, 2012

Benefit Sun Beam Giveaway Contest

Congratulations to m.fay! She won the Benefit Sun Beam.
Brand new from Benefit, Sun Beam ($26) is a golden bronze complexion highlighter. It's time to start thinking about how to brighten up for your winter vacation or spring's arrival.

Sun Beam is like liquid sunshine in a bottle. The golden bronze highlighter gives a natural, sun-kissed radiance. Dot and blend over makeup onto cheek and brow bones for a bronzed glow that complements all skin tones. This product illuminates your bronzer; it adds a pretty golden touch. It doesn't replace it. Benefit recommends you start with Hoola, its own matte bronzer, then add Sun Beam. I recommend mixing it with your foundation, just as you can mix in Giorgio Armani Beauty's Fluid Sheer with foundation. Blend a drop of the liquid with your foundation in your palm and apply as usual. You'll develop a sudden golden glow.

I have one Sun Beam to give away. I bought one for me and one for one of you. How can you enter this contest (technically a sweepstakes)? Just leave a comment on this feature (not in another BTiB post). After you comment here, feel free to send me an e-mail at 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 - if you don't, that entry won't count. I will tweet the contest this afternoon, and you can simply retweet it to earn that second entry - if that's easier.

The deadline for entries will be Saturday, January 21, at midnight. The next morning, I will use a random number generator ( to select the winner. I will e-mail the winner on Sunday morning. 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. Good luck!

Photo courtesy of Sephora


mybeadifullife said...

high beam was my favorite highlighter, i can't wait to test out sunbeam. my email is i love benefit products!

Anonymous said...

I would like to get it, be the luck on my side. Thx - Alica -

Whimsical Glam said...

Love Benefit!!
GFC: Whimsical Glam
email: emmabubbygirl(at)hotmail(dot)com


GFC: Abegail Abundo
email: abegail 856@ gmail dot co

ikercsajok said...

I'd like to win:D
I foolow you via GFC: vivien-zsofia

Nicole said...

I really can't wait to test this out!
GFC: Nicole

m.fay said...

please! I could use a little sunshine. winter skin needs a little glow.


Nida Moughal said...

Great giveaway I would love to try benefit product for the very first time..
GFC: Nida Moughal
twitter following: @glittersmitter5
tweet link:!/GlitterSmitter5/status/158618547688439808

Felizia said...

I'd like to enter!
GFC: Felizia
Thanks! :)

Olga said...

Great giveaway!
I tweeted!/olgap77/status/158631495764934656

olgaliki77 at gmail dot com

Kevin said...

Benefit products have such a long lasting life. They last forever. Winning would be nice.

Karla said...

I love your blog. I hope I win as I'd love to try this. I have an email subscription to your blog.

Karlene A. said...

i've never tried high beam, hopefully i'll get to try it out soon! :)

xyoulovekarlene at gmail dot com

Karlene A. said...

i am a gfc follower xyoulovekarlene

xyoulovekarlene at gmail dot com

Erica K. said...

i have yet to try any of benefits highlighters yet
erica_kempf at yahoo dot com
i subscribe via google reader

Dovey said...

Thanks for this giveaway! I have yet to try a Benefit liquid product. This looks really lovely-- I like the idea of sun! I floow with GFC and my gmail is cuteandmundane

Anonymous said...

So excited to try this! My email is

Anonymous said...

This sounds amazing but all your giveaways are so great and generous.All the best
reneeg at

Ria said...

I'd love to enter the contest!
I follow you as Ria via GFC and my email address is freeeedz at yahoo dot com
Thanks for this :)

Tina:) said...

I really want to try this!
Email : kooky-tina at hotmail dot co dot uk
and i follow via gfc : tina:) and email xx

Benita said...

You are so very generous. Thanks for the chance.

Email subscriber.


Isla said...

I haven't tried many gels/liquids from Benefit, so I'd love to try this one! A little something to brighten us up in the middle of winter!

I follow & GFC with ladyisla (at) gmail (dot) com

KathyT said...

I like Moon Beam, so I would love to try Sun Beam too. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow you by email and on Google Reader.


kdtisdale14 at gmail dot com

2sheds said...

I'd love to try this -- looks beautiful!

I'm alrady following your blog via RSS (I use Google Reader for RSS). Does that count? :)

Isla said...

Not sure if I tweeted it right the first time, but doesn't hurt to do it twice, right? (one of them should work!)!/ladyisla123/status/158679417713983488!/ladyisla123/status/158679676536111104

Jody said...

Oh must try! Thanks for the giveaway.


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Cristina said...

I love Benefit! Their BadGal lash was an all-time favorite beauty product of mine. I would love to try Sun Beam!

Thanks so much!

Cristina said...

I follow you via GFC (through my Twitter, Name: Tee).

Thanks so much!

Cristina said...

I tweeted:!/mumzymum/status/158686828172550146

Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

this reminds me of my favorite Chanel bronzer from years back...i bet it will beautiful with a your blog igh

Comme3Pommes said...

Oh what a great giveaway, I LOVE Benefit!!
I follow via google friend connect: Comme3pommes
email: ohhhcomme3pommes at gmail dot com

Thank you :)

Liz said...

Benefit has really been hitting it out of the ball park lately! Looking forward to this and to the new liquid foundation they're launching soon.

kittylitter1 at gmail dot com

MoniqueHasana said...

I heard some many great things about Benefit's Sun Beam and would love to give it a go.

Moniquehasana at yahoo dot com

Sherry said...

I think we could all use a little sunshine right now! Thank you, CG!

GFC name and email: Sherry Brooks
ElisMom1 (at) gmail (dot) com
Email subscriber: crystesmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tanya said...

I am so curious about these. I don't have any highlighters yet.

Hana said...

i'd love to try this!
i subscribe by email
aznhanavira at gmail dot com

Cherry Lane said...

ooh this looks fantastic!!

GFC: Cherry Lane

Maggie said...

I love Benefit!!

mbhs (at) att (dot) net

Glogirl said...

I'd love to try this product. My skin could use some "sun-kissed radiance".


Glogirl said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed in a Google Reader.

Dlori said...

I saw this product recently and thought it looked very interesting,. Always looking for illuminating or products that add radiance to your face. Great choice for a giveaway yet again.

I subscribe to your blog via email, kleimanlaw at aol dot com, GFC, Diane Kleiman, and follow you on twitter, @DianeLori

kleimanlaw at aol dot com

Dlori said...

I follow you on twitter, @DianeLori and email, kleimanlaw at aol dot com and GFC, Diane Kleiman
kleimanlaw at aol dot com

Dlori said...

I tweeted this contest on my twitter page, @DianeLori and the link is as follows:!/DianeLori/status/158813787229655041

kleimanlaw at aol dot com

Tinkerbell said...

thank you for the opportunity!! Have heard a lot of good stuff about this highlighter!

mail: crzysuchi4u[at]yahoo[dot]com
i follow you via mail subscription and twitter.

tweeted :!/pinkbelle88

preciouspearl said...

I'd love to win:)
GFC: preciouspearl
email: preciouspearlmakeup at gmail dot com


Anibani said...

I never tried anything from Benefit and i would love to ;)

twitter follower:@Anibaniii
retweeted your post

b.clay1 said...

what a great giveaway! i've tried posie pink and i loved it. since i am super-pale, i'm sure this product will help. thanks for the giveaway!

GFC name bill clay

Roshana said...

want it!! thank you.

Roshana said...

email/gfc follower too..

Shopping Monster said...

GFC follower :Shopping Monster
niosewampicie at gmail dot com
i'd love to try it :)

gaby said...

love the giveaway!

gaby said...

GFC follower - gaby

gaby said...

twittwr name: @b_gaby_gaby

CYBELLE said...

I hope win this time!

CYBELLE said...

I follow you also via RSS, Bloglovin, Twitter @CybelleWicca!/CybelleWicca/status/159024570681139200

BooBooNinja said...

I wouldn't mind a bit of liquid sunshine. It's freezing where I am. Brrrrrr.

I follow via GFC (BooBooNinja)
and I tweeted. I'll email you my tweet. Cheers!

Christy said...

I have a special spot for highlighters and bronzers and this one looks like both :) I'm in!

Skittles131 at aol dot com

Betsy said...

I love Benefit products, and would love to win this!

vicious081 AT hotmail DOT com

Loren F said...

I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance!
lfior0022 at gmail dot com

Loren F said...

I follow you via google reader! lfior0022 at gmail dot com

Loren F said...

I tweeted your giveaway! user lfior0022

lfior0022 at gmail dot com

mim said...

please count me in! this would help bring a sunnier side to pale pale winter skin...
miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

mim said...

PS I follow with gfc with this ID
miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

Gintare said...

Sun Beam is like liquid sunshine in a bottle. - it's sounds so great. i would not mind some sunshine right now, even the one from the bottle :)

following you via GFC


Alessia said...

Please enter me! I'd love to get it!
alelale at live dot com

Alessia said...

I already follow you through GFC (Fabulosity)

alelale at live dot com

Alessia said...


alelale at live dot com

Ana Rita Marques said...

Enter me :D
GFC: Ana Rita Marques

Ana Rita Marques said...

GFC: Ana Rita Marques


colleen boudreau said...

GFC: collifornia
Email: holliister at gmail dot com

Alta Infante said...

Hope to win!! oh my..


Alta Infante said...

Followed you.
GFC name: Alta Infante
email: alta.infante(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sarah said...

GFC: Sarah Crawford

nstransky said...

Fabulous prize. This would be a great addition to my Benefit products.

Bebe said...

GFC Bebe
Email bebe03 (at) live (dot) com (dot) sg


LuckyRedLisa said...

ooh, sign me up!

And I follow you on igoogle, or at least I'm trying to. :)

Susan said...

I would love to try this, thanks for the giveaway! :)

I follow through Google Reader.


taschian said...

What a lovely giveaway!!

I follow you via email:
htaschian at sbcglobal dot net

and via GFC: taschian


Heather said...

Thanks for the giveaway! decembeir at gmail dot com

Heather said...

I follow you on GoogleReader! decembeir at gmail dot com

aimeeus said...

I follow via GFC - my follower name is aimeeus

My email is

What an awesome giveaway!

Thanks! x

Marlee said...

Ooh, this looks cool!
GFC: Marlee
email: loverlyxo(@)yahoo(.)com

Cindy-y said...

thank you :)
indyhaw at gmail

angel charm said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway
i love your blog
i wanted to try a highlighter, it looks great
Email angelinrhythm(at)yahoo(dot)com

angel charm said...

followed via gfc as
angel charm
already a subscriber via email angelinrhythm(at)yahoo(dot)com
and have it in my yahoo reader same email address

angel charm said...


Sheere said...

It looks so nice and shiny! Please, count me in :)

+1 follower


Sadi said...

I Love Benefit cosmetics !

Follow via GFC: Sadi


Follow on twitter @Sad20ful

Tweeted here :!/Sad20ful/status/160740338762387456

Thankss alot

ne-knopka said...

Great giveaway!
Love Benefit

anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

ne-knopka said...

following on twitter and gfc

anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

ne-knopka said...!/AnnaKul/status/160785690500669440

tasa said...

I'd love to try this! Thanks for the generous contest :)

CaCa said...

Thank you for the awesome giveaway!


Lex said...

I've never tried any of Benefit's liquid highlighters, but the swatches I've seen of this are too pretty. I'd love to try it :). Alexis - alexissnooks at gmail dot com :)

BreAnnNicole said...

Hi there! Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

GFC follower- BreAnnNicole

yesplease1816 said...

I have been absolutely lusting after Sun Beam!! And this contest comes just in time for Spring! Thank you!

GFC: yesplease1816
email: (will send it to you)

nightowl said...

My skin could really use this to brighten it up.
winit6 at hotmail dot com

nightowl said...

Email subscriber of yours.
winit6 at hotmail dot com

nightowl said...


winit6 at hotmail dot com