Monday, May 21, 2012

2012 New York Makeup Show Haul & Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

Happy Monday!  It's the week of New York Makeup Show posts.  I'm starting today with a haul of all the makeup goodies I purchased at the NY Makeup Show.  Finally a makeup haul after my no-makeup buy!  I got a nice range of products and stuck to my budget :)

Check out the video!

Pics of the goodies!

Deal of the Show - Ofra Cosmetics Palette - Comes with a z-palette dupe, gorgeous eyeshadows manufactured by the same people who do the Urban Decay Naked palette, and a bronzer, shimmer and blush. All for $10!  I also tried out their primer which is supposed to be like a mini face lift, also only $10!

Mario Badescu is one of my fav skincare lines.  I'm a huge fan of the drying lotion and decided to try out a serum and eye cream too - huge parts of my skincare routine.

Kiss - Lashes and more lashes!  I really wanted to pick up some corner lashes for my besties and also picked up some pairs for my bridal kit.

Parian Spirit - My Favorite Brush Cleanser!

Artistry - I forgot to mention this in my video, but they gave me some goodies!

Graftobian - check out these awesome new products I tried out:  the brush sleeve.  I also got my hands on Enkore Makeup's new Spatula ring and cuff, Graftobian plans on selling them!

Benefit - Pick up some must-haves for my co-worker, They're Real Mascara and Erase Paste.

Alcone - Got my HG lash curler and some extra goodies from the owner Vincent!
 I also finally got some fabulous glitter and liquid sugar adhesive from Eye Kandy.

OCC Makeup - I picked one single Lip Tar in Bella Donna - a gorgeous purple.  On my lips it runs a bit blue, I think I'll ad some bright red to warm it up.
Check out this new adhesive hand palette from Glamcor.

I got more Model in the Bottle Brow Sealer since I ran through it.  One for me and my kit!  Great for setting brows and facial hair on men.

Giveaway time! 

Graftobian generously donated some packs of their new Glamour Grip Sponges.  They're amazing!
Here's how to win:
  • One winner on my blog:  Leave a comment on this post telling me why you'd like to try the sponges, and make sure to follow my blog
  • One winner on YouTube:  Leave a comment on the video telling me why you'd like to try the sponges, and make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel
  • One winner on Twitter:  Follow me on Twitter and I'll do another trivia contest, first to answer correctly wins!
  • Open internationally
Good luck everyone!


52 comments:

NREnger said...

I would like to win because I would like to try these sponges & I am buliding more onto my kit it would help!

Jazii said...

I would love to win this giveaway because ive never tried out any kind of blending sponges & have seen many great reviews on these particular ones. i'd be more than happy to give these a try as well as add them to my makeup kit (: thanks a lot for this giveaway!

absolutely_stumped said...

I'd like to win coz I've always been curious about these type of sponge but can't get myself to spend $20 on a beauty blender!

Tasha's Beauty Cafe said...

I would love to win because I have never tried the Beauty Blender before and I just can't seem to make myself spend that kind of money on sponges.

vnssa906 said...

I'd love to win because I've been anxiously wanting to try a blending sponge. I always attempt to purchase the Beauty Blendner but I cannot commit to spending $20+ on a sponge lol

Thanks for this giveaway!
xxxo, Vanessa
vnssa906[at]gmail[.]com

Niki said...

look at all the amazing stuff you got!! lucky lady :)

SheerBeauty (Kayla) said...

I would love to win simply because I really want to try this product :)

MissTwist said...

I would love to try out the sponges because I've never tried out blending sponges before.. I've used just a regular wedge sponge but I've heard that these are better somehow I would love to see the difference and I'm a lover of the sigma F80 so a comparison would be lovely <3

themisstwist@hotmail.com

Ashley Rae said...

Hi Ren! I'd love to try the Graftobian sponges! I LOVE LOVE LOVE their products. The foundation palettes are a staple in my kit and the sponges will be a PERFECT pairing for my HD Cream Foundations.

Jade said...

I would love to win the sponges as I haven't tried any makeup sponges yet and am very curious as you like them betterthan the beauty blender, thanks!

lawren said...

Would love to win this because I've seen so many positive reviews on them and I've been looking for a new method to apply makeup :3

Misstania08 said...

Hi

I would love to win these sponges , so i can try them for my kit !

Thanks ^& Regards

xxx

Mimi said...

thank you for the giveaway! I would love to try the alcone last curler! I have very straight and short lashes and its so hard to curl them with regular lash curlers!!!

Makeup By Fusion Faces said...

It's always great to watch your video. U're my mentor in this business. Now to the main point , i would love to win the Graftobian sponges because i have their foundation, cream blush and powders and more importantly it would enhance my foundation application.

Cheers

Lil&Viv said...

Who wouldn't want to win these, it would be a great way to try these sponges out. I fan of the beauty blender, but it's price tag makes it a little less appealing. I'm always on the search for cheaper alternatives.

Joyce said...

I would love to win because I'm curious how they compare to brushes when using them to apply foundation. I've heard alot of good things about makeup sponges, so I would love to try them! =)

Ginney said...

I would like to win because I love love love Graftobian! You know building your kit takes time. I have never tried the beauty blender and I would love to try these. Good luck everyone!

JerseyGirlMUA said...

I would love to win because I got a different version of this and wanted to try it out. I planned to at the makeup show, but had some drama happen and wasn't able to attend...anyway thanks for the giveaway!

Jasmine Perez said...

i would to win this because ive always wanted to try these types of sponges

Courtney B said...

ive heard amazing things about these sponges.. i would love to try them!

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

Jeeya (De Frozen) said...

i would love to win because of two reasons
mostly because i love to try new products and i am in search of a good blending product , secondly winning itself is a great pleasure , isnt it ?

Tifferella said...

I would love to try those sponges and Thank-you for the giveaway! I have nevet used any makeup sponges, but would love to give them a go with my new Revlon Colorstay foundation.

ngocupham said...

I want to win the sponges because I want to create a flawless skin. I feel that ordinary sponges does not create a natural well blended foundation as these sponges. I have not own one, and would love to try it.

Nelle101 said...

I would love to try the sponges, i'm fairly new to makeup and if this wpuld make it easier for me to apply, that would be great! Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

daniela said...

thank you so much for the giveaway, I actually bought a beautyblender and loved it but I dont know what happened when I washed it because now it sucks and I am really pissed bacause it wasnt cheap! so thank you for the opportunity of trying new sponges
dani ♥

Salima said...

I love the beauty blender but its so expensive and i would love to try these!

xxxJoolsxxx said...

I would love to try the sponges as we have no access to them in the UK :0) xxxJoolsxxx

makeupbygrace said...

I would love to try these out since I've been dying to! You can never have to many sponges when working on 5 faces at a time for bridal gigs :)

Jen said...

i would love to win some sponges cause i totally lack those in my humble small collection :3

Lindsay FayeMakeup said...

Hello, Ive never used any sponges for my makeup other than the wedges from the drugstore, it would be amazing to try something like this! <3

grumpyphee said...

I have never heard of these sponges before which makes me wanna try them out! :)

Neysa said...

these look really awesome. i would love to try these because i've never tried blending sponges but have heard really great things

Angela said...

I would love to win those sponges to see if they work well on my skin. I can't afford them on my budget so winning them would be awesome!

natasa said...

I haven`t tried them yet and everybody`s been raving about them, so fingers crossed

posh_classy doll said...

Hey! Im really hoping and very eager to win this giveaway due to the fact I'm just beginning to learn how to apply makeup. And bought a huge makeup organizer.I'm getting older (age 22) and I feel it's time to learn different tips and tricks from your videos instead of the plain old stuff I used to do. So with that being said fingers crossed, hope I win!!!

whitewallet04 said...

i've been eyeing sponges like that before and its pretty expensive for me since i'm still a student. and i wanted to really use those on my BB creams! :) sooo bad.

Barbara1923 said...

I just had one of my Beauty blenders stolen and its a huge loss to me. I would so love to try these out as a replacement for my beauty blender. I am sure I won't be disappointed.

arial131987 said...

i want win this give away because i really want to use this stuff

Twister said...

I would like to win these because I am always trying to find the best way to apply my foundation to get the best look and coverage

Makeup+Art=Me said...

I would love to win this contest because I actually meant to buy them at the show! I went to the Graftobian booth to buy an airbrush machiene. I looked over and saw you and I was really excited to meet you. I watch your you tube videos and really appreciate the advice you give to makeup artists in the indusrty. Because of you I bought the Zuca kit and I absolutely love it! So with all the excitement of the show, meeting you and purchasing my new airbrush machiene I totally forgot to pick up the sponge! So Id really like to win :)

Also I just wanted to let you know I really loved your show on Monday!

Lisa said...

I would like to try the sponges because I've been a little curious to see how the beauty blender compares to my brushes for tinted moisturizer application.

I follow through Bloglovin'.

mybeadifullife said...

i would love to win, i love your blog. i follow on gfc, thanks for the giveaway! i just started a new job, and i have been applying foundation with my fingers, but i would love to try a new way to apply foundation.

SKM by Design said...

I would love to win the sponges because I am building my makeup kit and I think they will be an awesome addition.

Yesenia said...

i'd love to win so i could try out there prodcuts. i've heard amazing things about Graftobian but have never tried anything. Plus I'm sure I could add one to my kit. :)

thanks for the giveaway ! <3

Char Danee said...

I would love to win so I could use them w/my Creme foundation palette!!!

Marla said...

I would love to win them because I havent tried out any sponges like it :)

jezzhae said...

Thanks for the giveaway,I would love to win these sponges , so i can try them...

Jamie Leigh Martin said...

I feel sometimes like make-up never comes off my face!

11gHiEsZeLLe07 said...

I like to try the sponge because I know it is one of the essentials of people who are loving make up like me and I really want to have a blending sponge.

The Makeup Nazi said...

I want to try them because they look like SEX TOYS... no...not EASTER EGGS! lol!

lilm951 said...

Hey Ren, i would love to win because i have been wanting to get a blending sponge to try out.

Ameeta said...

Wow, great giveaway! I'd love to try the sponges! I'm always trying new makeup products. I've never used sponges to blend out makeup :)