Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Day 11: The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Welcome to Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! The winner of the Day 10 prize selected by is Christy DuBois. Please send me an eMail to with your name/address. Congratulations to the winner, and thanks to all for entering.

The prize for day 11 is one of the Proenza Schouler for Lancome Matte Shaker Liquid Lipstick in the shade Round Purple. This is a Limited Edition shade, one of three shades from the Fall 2018 collection. Do not think this shade is too bold, or a color you would never wear! I have quite a few of the Matte Shakers, and when I saw this one, I totally dismissed it because I don't wear purple lip shades. It's just not something I think looks good on me, although I've seen others pull it off beautifully. This looks straight up grape purple, right? I ordered one of the other shades from this collection, Minimal Ocre, and didn't give Round Purple another thought. That is, until I asked a friend of mine what lip color she was wearing, and was I ever surprised when she told me it was Round Purple! Of course I had to have it then. 

It really looks like a vivid purple in the tube and on the applicator, but oddly, it doesn't transfer that look to the lip. It's more of a sheer berry tone that looks surprisingly natural. I love the Matte Shakers because of how nice they feel on my lips, and the fact that as they wear off, they still leave a nice stain of color. They're like a lightweight pigmented lip stain. They aren't what I would call true matte, they have a bit of gloss or a sheen to them upon application, but after several hours of wear, they are more of a stain or tint with no gloss, so at that point I would consider them matte. I simply apply one layer and then let it wear down throughout the day for a stained berry look. You can certainly build it up for a bolder look and a deeper stain if you prefer. 

The entry is easy because I've been out of the loop and have yet to research the best entry methods! TO ENTER: Simply follow me on any platform if you aren't already (see the Follow Along choices on the top upper right sidebar), then leave a comment below saying "Enter Me!". Feel free to add anything else you'd like to say in the comments, I loved hearing from everyone when I spent time here previously. RULES: U.S. addresses only for shipping purposes, your screen name can't be "Anonymous" because I need some type of name to announce a winner, one entry per person per day/giveaway item, entry must be noted by 12:00 p.m./noon EST the day after my post is made. In other words, you have until 12:00 p.m./noon tomorrow, December 13th to comment/enter on today's giveaway. Winners will be announced each day when I post the new day's giveaway, so be sure to check back daily!

Good luck to all! You should have high odds of winning, because my traffic is very low I'm sure, since I haven't posted in forever!

(Prizes not claimed within 48 hours of announcement posting time will be forfeited).