Sunday, June 24, 2012

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Shadow Giveaway Contest

I liked MAKE UP FOR EVER's new Aqua Shadow ($20 each) so much, I decided to do a giveaway contest.  The winner will receive both of the shades I purchased for myself, 20E and 28E.

Aqua Shadow is a pencil eye shadow that is smudge-proof, long-lasting (they will stand up to the heat of summer), and easy to apply. I love pencils that work well, so I was intrigued. I think the 12 shades in both matte and pearl finishes offer something for everyone.

Aqua Shadow’s intensely pigmented, waterproof formula provides immediate, rich color that will not smudge, crease, or fade. Created with silica powder, its ultra creamy texture glides effortlessly on the eyelid and blends easily for an even result. Incredibly simple to use, Aqua Shadow quickly creates a multitude of dynamic and colorful looks.


Shade 20E (on left directly above) is described online as a pearly taupe. It is shown at the top of my arm. Shade 28E (at right) is called pearly beige, although I'd call it a golden beige. I took my swatch photos in full, direct sunlight, and they show more much shine than you'll see indoors. These are radiant shades, something I love. They draw attention to the eyes, but do so in an office-appropriate manner. You won't look like a disco ball, I promise - at least in these two shades.

How can you enter to win 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 bestthingsinbeautycontests@gmail.com (the contest address, not my "personal" e-mail) 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). Please make sure I have your e-mail. If I can't notify you, you can't win - even if your number is drawn. I can't believe the number of entrants I haven't been able to find in the past.

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 evening, and you can simply retweet it to earn that second entry - if that's easier.

The deadline for entries will be Saturday, June 30, at midnight. The next morning, I will use a random number generator (random.org) 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.

For all the legalese related to this contest, please see the Contests/Sweepstakes page at the top of the blog. Good luck!

Photos by Best Things in Beauty

101 comments:

Tensy said...

I love these MUFE shadow pencils, unfortunately so do my daughters, they came to visit and fell in love with my 28E, so I gave it to her and now Sephora is out of the color. So I would love to get another one for ME!

Kim said...

A sweepstake? Love it!!

kimpettinger(at)gmail(dot)com

Susan said...

Would love to try these, thanks so much for sharing one of your great finds. xo

Follow via Google Reader.

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chinesetwine said...

I'd love to try these! I follow your blog via google reader. Thanks!
Kelseydilts at gmail dot com

Lisa Brown said...

GFC: Smurfette
email: jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com
Thank you!

Lisa Brown said...

I have never tried any MUFE. They look like great pencils.
email: jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Brown said...

tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/216981708019478529

email: jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Kate said...

I want to try these! kate lindsey at att dot net

I also follow via Bloglovin: ObsessionConfessionsbyKate

Tammy said...

These look wonderful! Thanks for the contest!
tammypennington(at)gmail(dot)com.

Cathy said...

Very Pretty! Thank you for the contest!
cathnev at gmail dot com

Ellen said...

I'd love to try! Thanks for the sweepstakes!
ellen.byrne@me.com

Cathy said...

GFC: Cathy
cathnev at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway,Love the shades you have.
reneeg at discoverymail.co.za

tomatefarcie said...

love these....

follow on email

blowens32 at hotmail dot com

Vanessa said...

I would love to try these!

vanessa__09 at hotmail dot com

mamavalveeta03 said...

Those are gorgeous colors! I have loved the skinny pencil I bought from MUFE, so I'd love to see if these would last on my "sweaty eyelids" (is that even possible???).
valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com

mamavalveeta03 said...

Follow you through GFC: Valerie Hoffmann
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CaCa said...

Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

GFC: CaCa
e-mail: caca.polish@gmail.com

peniam said...

Hello :) I'd love to be entered..
gfc: peniam
twitter:@peniamm
email: peniamm at gmail dot com
thank you!!!

mamavalveeta03 said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/mamavalveeta03/status/217003305883275266

Kitty said...

I would love to try these! GFC: Kitty Liu

tinagirl said...

This shadow would really make my blue eyes stand out! Thanks for the chance!

treneebarker at hotmail dot com

tinagirl said...

I'm following via email:

treneebarker at hotmail dot com

Dawn said...

Thank you for the chance. I've never tried anything from this line. These two shades would be lovely, indeed!

tinagirl said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/warp65/status/217008002790723584

treneebarker at hotmail dot com

lmc1971 said...

Lovely giveways, thanks! I follow via GFC as lisa_carbone.

I have also tweeted this contest on Twitter @LittleMama71 here:

https://twitter.com/LittleMama71/status/217013838581731328

Happy Weekend, Lisa

lisa[_]carboneathotmail[dot]com

Benita said...

This is so generous of you. Thank you.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

I'm an email subscriber.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Whimsical Glam said...

GFC: Whimsical Glam
email: em.thomson at hotmail dot com

escritora said...

Both shades are pretty!

1. sylwia(dot)kozien(at)gmail(dot)com
2. I follow your blog via e-mail

Tania G said...

These colors are gorgeous. I don’t own anything from this brand but I only hear great things about it. I am an email subscriber.

LoveSugarBabyDoll said...

fun fun fun
you have the BEST giveaways
i'd love to have these for those sultry summer nights
thanks girlie

Katie Janecek said...

Very pretty! I would love to try these. I am an email subscriber. Thank you!

k8reall(at)hotmail(dot)com

Biz Morris Haselwandter said...

So pretty!!! bizhaselwandter at gmail dot com.

Lisa said...

Love these! What a great giveaway!
Thank you.

ldehaan at dakotacom dot net

Lisa said...

I follow your wonderful blog via email.

ldehaan(at)dakotacom(dot)net

phioniray said...

The colours are simply beautiful. <3
GFC: phioniray
phioniray at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

since I've just experiencee my makeup melting in the NY heat, I would love to try these! bariface at hot maildot com --- thanks!

Anonymous said...

Love these!
Aussie herding mom melinda at {gmail} dot {com}

Anonymous said...

These colors are beautiful - how very generous of you! I enjoy following your blog via email:

Mrs(dot)Lisa(dot)Mulligan at gmail(dot)com

Bethany C. said...

Pretty shimmery eyeshadow that stands up to summer heat? Yes, please!

b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bethany C. said...

gfc follower Bethany C.

b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail(dot)com

jenndrew said...

I love Make Up Forever buthavenever tried these shadow sticks! The colors you chose seem that they would compliment all skin types! What a treat if I win this sweeps to brighten the eyes of a tired mommy of 3! :D

Hana said...

Love those shades!

i subscribe by email
aznhanavira at gmail dot com

Glogirl said...

Beautiful colours! I love that they won't smudge, crease, or fade.

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

Glogirl said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed in a Google Reader.

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Liz Fahy Scott said...

Those pencils are really pretty! They would make a perfect simple summers eye. I follow by email, Twitter, GFC, and Google+

kittylitter1 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to play around with these gorgeous pencils!

bethkuly at hotmail dot com

Celia said...

Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness & for the sweepstakes :) They both look gorgeous!! I follow by email: Celia_1925 at yahoo dot com, Twitter: Celi1925 & Bloglovin.

Lesley said...

Swatched these at sephora this past weekend, and they were absolutely gorgeous and pigmented. I would love to win this awesome pair (:

MZLESLEY@GMAIL.COM

b.clay1 said...

i love your giveaways! and i love MUFE and these 2 shades!

LoveSugarBabyDoll said...

email subbie!

LoveSugarBabyDoll said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/tweet_petunia/status/217142168689717248

:)

@tweet_petunia

BooBooNinja said...

After Temptalia's lukewarm review about these, I didn't think again about these. I've been interested since rave reviews like yours.
GFC: BooBooNinja
I also tweeted and follow via twitter (will email you with the info)
public email: hermano dot buster dot bluth at gmail dot com
(total: 3 entries)

Erica K. said...

i love MUFE, i just wonder how the shadows work having to sharpen the plastic...
<3
erica_kempf at yahoo dot com
i also follow via google reader and email

Odyssey said...

I'd love to try them!

elyssianbeauty at gmail dot com and I follow you via GFC

Anonymous said...

Okay I would like to try...they look lovely...Charlotte...charlottemitchellrn@yahoo.com

suchi K said...

i have never tried MUFE products coz it isn't widely available in my country, but i have heard lots of good stuff about it..thanks for sharing!

i am subscribed to your news letters and also follow you on twitter.
email: crzysuchi4u [at] yahoo [dot] com

my tweet: https://twitter.com/BTiBeauty/status/217041708288983040

Courtney B said...

thank you for the giveaway! I love MUFE!

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

Courtney B said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/217252421695574017

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Courtney B said...

google follower

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Tara said...

I've been exploring MUFE, these pencils look great.

tmk228(at)yahoo(dot)com

Roshana said...

luv makeup forever....always go back to buying it .. stigre3atyahoodotcom

Roshana said...

email/gfc follower..
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Victoria said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I've wanted to try onr of these for so long!
GFC - Victoria
pink_lady123ATyahooDOTcom

Anonymous said...

I would love to try these. Thanks for another giveaway!

kristenao (at) gmail (dot) com

ThinkOrange said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I love MUFE<3

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ThinkOrange said...

I follow you via GFC as ThinkOrange

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ThinkOrange said...

I retweeted your tweet (Neon Gray / @pastelneon)

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Makeupcomapatient said...

I follow you via GFC
makeupcomapatient.blogspot.com

Christina Dragan said...

Lovely eye-shadow shades. Thanks for having this giveaway!

GFC: Christina Dragan
EMAIL: christina.dragan@hotmail.com

Tweet: https://twitter.com/christinadragan/status/217357324841525248

Isla said...

Those are such pretty neutrals!

ladyisla(at)gmail(dot)com

Email subscribed with same email.

Tweet: https://twitter.com/ladyisla123/status/217389902046830597

Sherry said...

Now these are my kind of colors! I have never tries any type of cream shadow pencil and am truly curious about them. Thank you , CG, for your generosity!

GFC; Sherry Brooks

Bloglovin': Sherry Brooks

Sherry said...

I am also your email subscriber: crystesmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

EllenB said...

CG, I love your sweepstakes! I love MUFE's foundation and it is the only product I have from MUFE. These colors are simply gorgeous. Enter me please!-ellen

eboonie at hotmail dot com

EllenB said...

Also, I follow you by email.-ellen

Deb said...

This is so generous of you! I'd love to participate and will send you an email separately with my addy.

I found this looking for reviews on the product; I wear MAC paint pots but they don't come in enough colours.

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Anonymous said...

I don't own none of these, I always heard this brand is good for those kind of pencils, thanks!! existence's(at)yahoo(dot)fr

Kitty said...

Twetted: https://twitter.com/Kitty1465/status/218079129445208064
waterlilyflower3 at yahoo dot com

Nida Moughal said...

I want to try these!
email subby! moughalnida@gmail.com
GFC: Nida Moughal
Thanks!

mim said...

Please count me in! these shadow pencils look awesome!
miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

mim said...

miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
gfv follower :D

Rebby said...

LOVE MUFE! Thanks so much!! :)
rebthecatsitter at gmail.com

Rebby said...

I follow with GFC! (Rebby)
rebthecatsitter at gmail.com

Rebby said...

Tweeted!
https://twitter.com/RebTheCatSitter/status/218164614670729216
rebthecatsitter at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Tracy
I bet these shades would make my blue eyes pop. I'm already a fan purchasing 10 black a basic for my makeup kit. Love to try these shades.

Cynthia Richardson said...

I've seen a lot of other bloggers reviewing taupes lately. I generally wear it when I want to tone things down (aka look professional), but my go-to Nars Corfu is almost gone. Would love to try these!

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

Cynthia Richardson said...

Email subscriber

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

Cynthia Richardson said...

Tweeted
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angelpumpkin said...

#1: Love the colors, perfect for various skin tones! aprilfordyce@gmail.com

#2: I follow BTiB via email at the above address.

#3: Tweeted about the giveaway via handle @angelpumpkin1 here: https://twitter.com/angelpumpkin1/status/218457723375849472

Shauna W said...

Thx for the opportunity! Would love to try!

Shauna W, shauna_weaver at yahoo dot com

m.fay said...

I've been wanting to try these! Wow, thanks for the chance.

m.fay
amateurcouture (at) gmail dot com

tweeted contest at bidafay

Irys said...

I've not tried these, but they sound really good. A lot of pencil liners/shadows smudge on me, so I'd really like to try these!

I follow your blog via Google Reader and I've sent you my email to your contest email address.

Thank you!

Abby said...

I haven't tried these before but I know MUFE is a good product. Nice colours too, very suitable for every skin tone!

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Abby said...

Email subscriber for a long time!

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

mojemakaze said...

I'd love to try these
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mojemakaze said...

I follow via GFC - mojemakaze
mojemakaze@yahoo.com

mojemakaze said...

tweet - https://twitter.com/mojemakaze/status/219088417613545472

Camelia Andrasescu said...

Hi,
Lovely colors , nice giveaway , thank you.
GFC : Camelia Andrasescu
Subscribed by mail : andrasescu.camelia@gmail.com
I follow you by twitter : @cameliaadriana
Tweeted : https://twitter.com/cameliaadriana/status/219095637025759232
Email : andrasescu.camelia@gmail.com

LoveSugarBabyDoll said...

loving these- who won?