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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Define-A-Lash Giveaway

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#5 Jackelyn and #65 Sheila R (both non-bloggers)



I have been a make-up addict since I was in elementary school and decided to send away for one of those "get a zillion dollars worth of designer cosmetics for only $1" ads in the back of a magazine. I remember the excitement at receiving something in the mail that promised transformation and glamour… of course, I was well below make-up wearing age and, rather embarrassingly, I tried to pay for the resulting monthly cosmetic subscription in change stuffed into an envelope. The postman tipped my mom off and I was in trouble with a capital T. Looking back on it, I wonder how my mother was able to stifle her laughter when presented with the business sized envelope spilling over with pennies and nickels. I had that stackable Calvin Klein-branded palette for a loooong time, as a reminder of my infractions. I thought it was slightly more noble than the girls who were shoplifting eyeliner and Lipsmackers at the grocery store…

Flash forward a couple of decades and I still love the beauty booty. Despite the fact that I rarely go out at night anymore and probably wear less makeup now than I did in high school, I do still like to stay up to date with makeup trends. I like to read beauty magazines and browse the makeup counters… it's okay to be a femme feminist, right? Anyway, one of the hottest beauty trends right now is vibrating mascara wands. The vibration is supposed to mimic the actions of pulling and jiggling at the same time, keeping lashes separated while evenly coating them with mascara. Everyone knows that mascara is a quick eye-opener, so obviously this could be a great find. Unfortunately, most of the brands offering vibrating mascara cost upwards of $30 a tube, which is definitely more than I'd like to spend on what could end being a novelty item.

Thankfully, I'm part of the More Than Elevenmoms community, which is not surprisingly an offshoot of Walmart's highly successful Elevenmoms program. They sent me a care package featuring the new Maybelline Define-A-Lash Pulse Perfection mascara to try out.



I think most women are familiar with Maybelline Great Lash mascara since it's come in the same iconic pink and green tube for as long as I can remember. And it works, consistently. I was hoping that Define-A-Lash Pulse Perfection could work as well. And it does. I'll admit I was a little put off by the buzzing wand initially and I clumsily gooped it up on my first try. Once I got used to the vibrating aspect, it really did make putting on mascara quick and easy. True to its name, Define-A-Lash Pulse Perfection vibrates 7000 times per stroke, evenly darkening lashes while separating them. Once I got the hang of it, I could even swoosh the wand upwards to mimic a curling action. I was suitably impressed, although the definition you get when you take the time to curl your lashes before applying the mascara is even better.


To enter and win a tube of Define-A-Lash Pulse Perfection, please comment on this post with your favorite make-up trick. There will be two winners.

Entries will be accepted through June 3rd and I'll pick the winner using Random.org. US readers are eligible.

For an additional entry, post my button on your blog (see code on sidebar), follow my blog, follow me on Twitter, fave me on Technorati or subscribe via email or subscribe via reader. Leave an extra comment letting me know what you did for each additional entry.


Make sure you leave an email address in your comment or that you have one accessible on your blog so you can be contacted if you win!
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149 comments:

  1. This is just the perfect mascara for you. Geek mascara. I always manage to clump my mascara so much that I look like Endora from Bewitched.

    Since my eyes areteeny tiny slots, I use black eyeliner in the corners to open them up and define them. Widely known trick but one that I live by.

    I just love your story of pennies and nickles delivery. SO sweet.

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  3. My trick is to heat the eye-lash curler for a couple seconds with my hair dryer. It gives a nicer curl!

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  5. My trick is that I put a darker shade of brownish blush on the sides of my nose. the darker cover gives the illusion of a more slender nose, not so wide. I sometimes put just a dab on my dimples and it makes them show up more when I smile.

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  6. My favorite makeup trick is to use Lipgloss in the summer and lipstick in the winter... Why do I do this.. because I live in GA and a tub of lipstick MELTS in 2 seconds FLAT in my purse.. YUP.. so come about MAY, I switch to a gloss... other wise I wind up with a HUGE mess in the bottom of my bag
    Then around October I can toss a lipstick, in addition to the gloss back in my purse. I know it sounds weird, but that is what I am used to... PLUS I think Gloss looks "lighter" for summer!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win This GREAT mascara!!!
    YAY

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  7. I'm a follower
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  9. I faved you on Technorati. My username is LeslieVeg
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  10. I subscribe by email
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  11. I subscribe via Google Reader

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  12. My favorite makeup trick is to dab a touch of Vaseline over my lipstick for a nice glossy glow!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  13. I have really deep set eyes, so my make up trick is to put concealer and a very light shade in my crease to keep it from looking so dark. Thanks for sharing~
    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

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  14. My fave makeup trick is to put a dab of a lighter, shimmery color on the inner corners of my eyes to give me more of an awake, alert look. Sometimes to jazz it up I'll make it a brighter more colorful shade to really spice things up. I did this alot when I waitressed so I'd look fresh and alert the whole night through!

    Kiki
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  15. I always put concealer on my eyelids before putting any color on them so it stays put longer!

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  16. I have some killer clear lipgloss with glitter that I put on over my lipstick. Makes my lips look sexy...

    mzpaw@yahoo.com

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  17. My tip: Inplace of carrying blush,lipstick and eyeshadow to freshen my face up, I carry a light mauvie rose lip liner and use this liner for blush and eyeshadow as well as lip cover.
    tasardina@yahoo.com

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  18. After putting lipstick on take your pointer finger and stick it in between your lips and pull it out. This prevents lipstick from getting stuck to your teeth!

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  19. I subscribe.

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  20. I follow.

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  21. I rub vaseline on my cheeks for extra glow.

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  22. Coat your feat in Aquaphor and then put in grocery bags for 30 minutes. No more dry heals.

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  23. my favorite trick is that of a contortionist. when i go to put on my mascara, i can't see without my glasses. so i pull my glasses to the end of nose, granny-style, to see the mirror!

    allegro966@yahoo.com

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  24. just an eyeliner makes a difference. mverno@roadrunner.com

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  25. If you heat up your eyelash curler first, it works much, much better!

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  26. Kristen WilsonMay 20, 2009 9:51 PM

    I don't really have any make-up tricks..but I love mascara!

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  27. blink while applying mascara

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  28. to me it is important to have even color around my eyes using shadows or eye liner hence i use foundation around my eyes after applying my mascara

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  29. My tip is a little blush on the tip of the nose - just a tad, not too much. It seems to balance the face.

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  30. I really don't have any make-up tricks, mascara is usually the only thing I wear. I do use vaseline to remove it which works just as well as pricey removers. Thanks!

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  31. I've always only used eyeliner on the bottom.

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  32. I do mascara on the tops and bottoms of my lashes. Not on my bottom lashes - that makes me look like a muppet. But on the top side of my top lashes, plus the bottom.

    Oh, and ALWAYS wear mascara. Amen.

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  33. a little concealer on the sides of my upper nose near eyes - makes it look thinner
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  34. I have no tips or tricks because I'm old, but it seems to me that as we age we should use less makeup, lest we look like a madam! Thanks!

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  35. My tip is to always use spf15 moisturizer and to just apply foundation to a few areas.

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  36. I don't really have a makeup tip...I'm not the best at applying makeup, but I always make sure I carry qtips with me for easy makeup fixes. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  37. I use white eye shadow to look more awake.

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  38. Use a creamy concealer that is just a bit darker instead of lighter. It keeps you from looking like like a raccoon

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  39. Gloria WalshverMay 22, 2009 10:02 AM

    I don't have any tricks but I use mascara when I am not in a rush.

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  40. slaphapy12@aol.com

    I was at a wedding last week where someone was telling me about vibrating mascara and I couldn't believe how amazing her eyelashes looked!!!! I said the first thing I'm going to do once I get a job is to treat myself to a tube, so this would be perfect!

    My trick is to swipe a bit of blush between the girls to create an illusion of cleavage.

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  41. My favorite make-up tip is to keep a lighter in your make-up case to use just before you apply eye liner to your bottom eye lid. Barely braise your eyeliner pencil with flame and then apply. It goes on perfectly.

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  42. I don't really have any tips but I alway use makeup where needed like under my eyes!never too much.
    great giveaway thanks
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  45. I haven't worn makeup before so I don't know any tricks... wash your face? LOL

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  46. My trick is i sometimes use blush on my eyelids..as eyeshadow! it has to be the right color pink or peach though! and you have to have a fairly good tan
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  47. My trick is that I put on a moisturizer first, then make up over

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  48. JeansandTs@hotmail.com
    I like to use Pencil eyeliners. I keep a lighter in my make-up case to braise the pencil just before I apply the eyeliner. I goes on evenly and smoothly and looks great.

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  49. i always apply mascara to the top side of my upper eyelashes first then the the bottom side.. its makes them look fuller

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  50. my makeup trick is to put vaseline on my eyelashes at night it seems to help them stay soft

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  51. i look very washed out without mascara.

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  52. i like to burn the tip of my eye-liner with a lighter so it goes on smoother and darker!

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  56. Here's a tip that more people should follow: makeup should enhance your natural beauty and should not be applied in mounds!
    renee
    yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

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  57. I run my toothbrush over your lips to exfoliate any dry skin. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  58. I use a clear mascara to shape and tame my eyebrows

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  59. To thin out thick foundation or just because add some moisturizier to the foundation and mix before putting it on!
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  61. My favorite trick is to use bronzer on my chest when I'm wearing a V-neck shirt. Since I don't tan, or get out in a swimsuit, my chest always is much lighter tham my face and neck.
    pamisue001 at yahoo dot com

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  62. My favorite make-up trick is when lining the top eye lid only do half of it, from the middle to the outer eye corner.

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  68. I always use vaseline on my lips to help keep them soft and to add shine.
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  69. In the summer, when I spend most of my time at the pool, I use clear mascara/gel on my lashes and my brows. It looks great without making you look made up.
    Leilani
    one18fifteen@aol.com

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  70. I always heat mine up alittle before use.
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  71. To sop up oil and refresh makeup, lightly mist your face with toner, then pat with a tissue. Finish with a dusting of loose powder.
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  76. My favorite makeup trick has to be to put a little bit of vaseline on a toothbrush that is purely used for brushing your lips. It helps remove any dry skin that you might have and gives your lips a fresh clean look.

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  77. I have very small lips so I make sure to use lipliner before I apply my lipstick to make my lips look fuller lezanac@yahoo.com

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  78. I always brush a little eyeshadow on my lashes before I put on mascara. This makes the lashes fuller.

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  79. I wiggle my mascara back and forth while applying it. It is kind of like what this does, but my way takes more time.

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  81. At 47, I need make-up tricks.
    I brush blush down the sides of my neck and just under my jawline to define my neck away from the double chin. I also put white show on the inside and outer corners of my eyes to open my eyes.

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  82. My make-up trick for dramatic eyes is to start with mascara and continue to layer it on several times during your make-up application process.

    Katie
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  83. I follow you!

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  84. I sometimes use lip gloss in a pinch for blush. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  85. To lighten dark circles around your eyes, grate a small peeled cucumber or potato. Apply the pulp to small gauze squares. Then put the squares on the dark area and lie down for 20 to 30 minutes. Sponge off the residue.

    Works like a charm!

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  88. Living in the heart of hot and humid, liquid or creamy eyeliners tend to slide all over your face leaving you looking like a racoon. Instead, I use a fine brush and powdered eyeliner (or black eyeshadow).

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  89. My mascara my trick is wet the lashes, curl with an eyelash curler, apply to coats of mascara, curl again, then add the last coat of mascara. It's a little process, but it works!
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  95. I have a simple tip: don't overdo it!
    Better without the makeup than be plastered all over :)

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  99. My makeup tip is: when applying a liquid foundation, I mix a dab with my face lotion to evenly apply. At night I put vaseline all over my face for about 10 minutes before removing it. I also rub my feet with vaseline and wear socks when I sleep - when I remove them, looks and feels like I used a paraffin dip.
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  100. I have super fair skin, which tends to look washed out in pictures. I have been applying a light pink mineral eyeshadow on my face under my creme foundation and now my skin never looks washed out. I know that they sell other products to do the same thing, but I had this eyeshadow and it works. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  101. My makeup tip is to avoid dying out your tube of mascara don't pump it do take out the brush instead try to swab it in a circular direction to get the product out. Pumping your mascara will dry it out quicker and also introduce outside pollutant into the tube that develop bacteria.

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  102. follow
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  105. I dab a bit of blush on my forehead, chin and the tip of my nose to make me look alive on mornings when I'm not feeling so awake!
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  106. I line my inner lower lid with a white pencil. Really opens up my eyes!

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  107. I have no beauty tips,but did learn quite a few reading through the comments

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  108. I put my eyeliner on my actual eyelids. It makes your eyes stand out more, and it looks more natural. I also put a light eyeshadow beneath my eyes.

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  109. Following on twitter.

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  110. In a pinch, your lipstick can double as your blush and eyeshadow.
    thanks for the contest.

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  111. I love mascara!
    alwasy trying new ones...
    my tip...when i line my eyes w/liner, i go over
    it with some shadow to lock it in. l

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  112. I moisturize my lips with Vaseline before bedtime. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  113. i put my eyeliner in the freezer so it isnt so mushy :)

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  114. following your blog as klp1965

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  115. I use white eyeliner on lower lid to brighten up my eyes & look more awake.

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  116. I wet my eyeshadow brushes before applying it aids in getting more eyeshadow on the eye and keeps shadow dust from dropping on the cheeks and under eye area.


    Thanks
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  117. My favorite trick is to put liquid make-up on my lips before applying lip stick, it lasts much longer

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  118. mY FAVORITE MAKEUP TRICK IS TO WET MY EYE MAKEUP SPONGE TO MAKE THE EYE COLOR WET & CREAMY .
    IT GOES ON THICKER & LAST LONGER.

    SECOND TIP!
    REMOVE EVEN WATER PROOF MAKE UP WITH BABYWASH!

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  119. My makeup trick is to try to use the same brand for all of my facial creams, lotions, serums, etc.

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  120. After you've finished all your make-up, use a Q-tip with a tiny bit of concealer and a little pressed powder under your eyes, it will help set your eye make-up and perk up your eyes.

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  122. I put sparkly bonne bell lipsmackers over light lipstick.. I love the way it looks :)

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  123. Really do not have a good tip. Guess I would say using a white eye shadow on the inner eyes to make eyes pop.

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  124. My trick is to apply a coat using the brush and then I follow up by separating the lashes with the mascara tip to create a cleaner look. kneecree at gmail dot com

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  125. Great looking mascara. I always powder my lips after putting on my lipstick and then I put another coat of lipstick. Stays put. Thanks!

    Barbara Rawe
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  126. My favorite makeup trick is to put concealer stick on my little lines to fill them in.
    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  127. This is just the perfect mascara for my wife.

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  128. I mix my conclear with some lotion to make a tinted base before appling make-up
    thanks for the entry
    Tonyamcrain [at] aol.com

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  129. My favorite make-up trick is to use Vaseline to remove make-up.

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  130. I use noxema to remove makeup.
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