Monday, July 30, 2012

Estée Lauder Violet Underground Pure Color 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway Contest

Created by Tom Pecheux for the ultimate in eye expression, Estée Lauder's new Violet Underground Pure Color 5-Color EyeShadow Palette ($48) offers a high-style mix to inspire creative blending, highlighting, and color accenting. The versatile palette allows you to play with intensities, express different attitudes, and mix and blend shades.

The Pure Color palette holds varying color intensities and finishes. The matte, satin, shimmer, and metallic finishes deliver high-pigment and high-impact effects. The long-wearing formula adheres without creasing, blends easily, and comes in a sleek, mirrored compact with an applicator.

Violet Underground is the centerpiece of Estée Lauder's Fall 2012 Collection. It's so pretty, I felt compelled to mark Best Things in Beauty's third anniversary (which actually occurred in June) with two contests this week. Even if you can't wear the magenta shade on your eyes, you'll find color combinations to love if you win.

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

The deadline for entries will be Saturday, August 4, 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.

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

Photos courtesy of Nordstrom


grlnxdor said...

I'd love to win this. Thanks for offering it Charlestongirl!

tjbladl at charter dot net

Elena Rudaya said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I hope I win!

queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

Elena Rudaya said...

I am already your follower via GFC /Endless Summer/

queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

Elena Rudaya said...


queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Wow that is one gorgeous palette! Thank you for the giveaway :)

My email address is

intrinsicallyflorrie at yahoo dot co dot uk

Florrie x

Intrinsically Florrie said...

I am also now following you on GFC as intrinsicallyflorrie.

Florrie x

Anahita said...

OOh love the colors. They look so different from anything I have. My email address is

kaelakaela said...

sooo pretty!!!! love the purples!! id love to have this!

Anonymous said...

Very nice autumn colors! I hope I will win´em. Thx! Alica - alica at cleis dot net

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous palette! Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

GFC: Christina K
Email: hoshimirumi at

jeana said...

Gorgeous! Would love to win this. Thanks.

jeana at unitsix dot com

jeana said...

I follow you through google reader.

jeana at unitsix dot com

Unknown said...

Wow, love this palette! Thank you :)
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

GFC; smurfette
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

tweet -
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

morelikespace said...

So looking forward to this collection! My wallet has its fingers crossed that I win this, so that it doesn't have to stretch as far with all the Fall collections.

(PS- I'm a follower through GFC and Twitter. flora[dot]mundi[at]gmail[dot]com

Virginie said...

You kidding me, I love it!!!! That would great!!!
follow you thru bloglovin.
My email is existence's at yahoo dot fr

thanks so much!

Annick said...

Hi there! I'd love to win this palette!

I follow you through GFC as Annie and my email is annickalicenoel (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thanks! said...

great giveaway :)
miarsiku at gmail dot com said...

GFC Name: miarsi ningsih
Email: miarsiku at gmail dot com said...

miarsiku at gmail dot com

Misa said...

Whoa that gorgeous!
I follow via email
butters back room at g mail dot com

Larie said...

What a beautiful palette. Happy three years! :)


I follow via GFC as Larie.

Mintgreen said...

I don't normally go for Estee Lauder, but this looks gorgeous! lexiclemence at hotmail dot com - I subscribe via feedburner. Thanks!

Nida Moughal said...

aww.. its pretty!
enter me
email subby

Nida Moughal said...

GFC follower
Nida Moughal

Chris said...

I can't wait for this! I follow you through twitter
eve_angell at hotmail dot com

Liliana said...

Happy blog anniversary, Charlestogirl and thank you for the beautiful give away.

My email is

Liliana said...

A second entry for following your blog by email subscription :)

Kitty said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!! GFC: Kitty Liu
waterlilyflower3 at yahoo dot com

Benita said...

Beautiful shadow palette!


Benita said...

Email subscriber.


LilyBiscuit said...

I love the colors! Thanks for the chance.
vac 924 at gmail dot com

LilyBiscuit said...

I follow with GFC, by email and Twitter.
vac 924 at gmail dot com

LilyBiscuit said...

I retweeted your contest tweet @dragonfly777
vac 924 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful palette. I follow you through Feeburner. You are my first blog following. I have enjoyed it and have learned so much. Thank your offering this. I will email you my address.

Anonymous said...

I am crossing my fingers again. Thanks fot the contest.


escritora said...

Wonderful giveaway and such a beautiful anniversary :)

I follow you via email
I twitted about contest as @escritora_silva

Rene Groyer said...

Hi Charlestongirl what an incredible giveaway,which is your regular trademark.The eye palette looks like a work of art and is almost too pretty to use!
I am an e mail subscriber and will tweet the competition @ReneGroyer
reneeg at

MoonRae said...

Thanks sweetie!!

MoonRae said...

GFC follower MoonRae
subscribe via email

Sukie said...

Thanks for hosting yet another lovely giveaway! I follow you via email and here's my email address:

Sukie (at) s-bitsandbobs (dot) com

Thank you so much!

Mary said...

I would love a chance to win this.

Thanks again for the opportunity!

Mary said...

Faithful email subscriber!

Juhye Kang said...

How gorgeous!

My email: kangjuhye (at) gmail (dot) com

Isla said...

Wow, another giveaway!


Isla said...

I subscribe by email; ladyisla (at) gmail (dot) com

Isla said...

I love Tom Ford's new line, I wonder what his stuff for Estee Lauder is like! :)
ladyisla (at) gmail (dot) com

Rockin said...

I love Estée Lauders's more recent eyeshadows, and am looking forward to the new collections arriving here in the UK. Great giveaway!

I follow you via email - rockinrollingal at gmail dotcom and have tweeted about the competition. My twitter name is bellyrockin

Cathy said...

Would love to win this palette!
cathnev at gmail dot com

Cathy said...

Wonderful Giveaway!
GFC: Cathy
email: cathnev at gmail dot com

Northerngirl said...

Lovely palette.
I subcribe via email.

lyd778 at yahoo dot com

Amy said...

Thanks for another sweepstake opportunity! I've love to win it.

I'm an email (spikeup at and GFC subscriber (Lilpil)

I've also tweeted -

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway - tweeted it

g annacarto
at comcast

Liz said...

Great giveaway, congrats on the blogiversary! I follow by email, Twitter, and GFC.

kittylitter1 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm obsessed with EL palettes!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Bethkuly at hotmail dot com

I follow by email and on twitter! @elizabtch

Deeds27 said...

Gorgeous, so excited!

Deeds27 said...

Gorgeous, so excited!

Sereniityy said...

Thanks for this absolutely amazing opportunity!
GFC: Sereniityy

Katie M. said...

I have been drooling over this palette since it came out! So cool looking!
katemcallaster at gmail dot com
I follow through bloglovin' and I retweeted under katiemcallaster


DESPINA said...

I adore the brilliant colors of this palette, thank you!!


DESPINA said...

GFC follower as deb_oro


Joanna-Gloria said...

I adore the colors, thanks so much!!


Joanna-Gloria said...

I follow your blog via email


Running with Scissors said...

Now THAT is a palette for me! So lovely.


b.clay1 said...

what a pretty palette! i would love to win!
follow you on GFC as b.clay1
subscribe to your blog

Anonymous said...

Trying to sign in w/Google - new to me - trying to get w/the technology which i hate - lol - already tweeted and commented under anoymous

Suchi K said...

Another giveaway!! yaaayyy! this is a great week! :) :)
hope i win this time.
i follow you on twitter and have subscribed to your newsletters.
my email: crzysuchi4u [at] yahoo [dot] com

here's the tweet:

count my 3 entries plz.

Erica K. said...

i would love to play with all the different combos of this! <3
erica_kempf at yahoo dot com

i also follow via google reader

Colleen Boudreau said...

Enter me! :)
GFC: collifornia

hollister at gmail dot com

PinkCheetah said...

Gorgeous! Estee Lauder keeps looking better each season. Thanks for the great giveaway.

(I follow via email and will send you a follow-up email.)

class flirt said...

yes, please...


Sherry B. said...

Ok, CG! I've actually figured out a way to wear that magenta, even at my "advanced" age, if I should win! Actually, I think the palette could be quite wearable, if done very carefully. Anyway, so here's my entry and I'm crossing my fingers,legs, etc.! Thank you for the generous giveaway.

GFC: Sherry Brooks

Email subscriber: crystesmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sherry B. said...

I also follow you on Bloglovin; as Sherry Brooks.

J said...

what a beautiful set of colours! I'd love to win

yourealmostperfect at hotmail dot come

Dana said...

I would love to win! It looks gorgeous!
my email: danakb91 at yahoo dot com

BlackAsphodel said...

I like how the colors are aligned.

My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

BlackAsphodel said...

I follow you via GFC as Black Asphodel

BlackAsphodel said...

Crystal Renee said...

So gorgeous. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

Cynthia.Richardson said...

This looks too pretty to use . . but I would!

Cynthia.Richardson said...

Email subscriber

Cynthia.Richardson said...


nagrade said...

Awesome giveaway! Hope I win!
allthegiveaways [at] gmail [dot] com

nagrade said...

I am already your follower via GFC - nagrade

nagrade said...

tweet url -

mim said...

please count me in to win this palette!
thank you so much for your giveaways and reviews and writing and sharing.

miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

mim said...

i follow on gfc!
miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

an ika said...

Great giveaway!
I'd love to win this palette.
Thanks for thw chance !


an ika said...

I am follower via GFC and twitter

mim said...

miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
tweeted mim i am

Sadi said...

I would love to win this.
Thankss alot

i follow ur blog via gfc as Sadi


I follow u on twitter @Sad20ful

I tweeted here :

Alta Infante said...

Hope to win this time.. :)


Alta Infante said...


GFC: Alta Infante

JMay said...

It's really beautiful!!!
email: jmay1223 at gmail dot com
I follow you through an email subscription and bloglovin

erin said...

sweet! i would like to enter, and i shall enter twice, as i just signed up to follow your blog as well. i will send an email with my contact info.


Sascha said...

This Violet Underground Eyeshadow Palette is absolutely gorgeous!! Please do enter me to win this splendid gift!


I look forward to your continuing to inspire and educate us with your wonderful posts!!

~Sascha xo

AnneD said...

Somehow I missed this earlier. Such a beautiful palette. I always end up back at the EL counter. Those EL shadows are wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway.

anne dot rains at hotmail dot com

Leah said...

Thanks for the draw, hope I win it!
s_isildar at yahoo dot ca

Lorna said...

What a lovely palette! thanks for this =)

Lorna said...

Already follow you on GFC as Lorna

Lorna said...

I also RT the giveaway

Unknown said...

Great Giveaway :)


GFC: Sofia Lopes


Leigh said...

What a color rush!

I follow via GFC, and I've retweeted.

AmiAnna said...

I would love to win! (at) gmail (dot) com

nightowl said...

I love these colors.

nightowl said...

Email subscriber of yours.

Jolyn said...

I would love to win this! Thanks CG :D

iariaee at gmail dot com