7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

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A Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway


Movie night recap for Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. First, the important details. I wore Benefit Dallas (looks great with a tan), NARS Tinted Moisturizer (a combo of St. Moritz and Cuba) with Hourglass Ambient Powder in Dim, POPBeauty Plump Pout in Fuchsia Freesia and a shimmery taupe lid with black cat eye liner.

Next, the movie, Elysium. Well, it could have been great…but it went down the rabbit hole of your run-of-the-mill action flick. The idea — a massive utopian space station where all of the world’s wealthiest people live in luxury, immune to disease and wanting for nothing, while the earth is polluted, overcrowded and impoverished sounds pretty interesting, right?

Sounds like good sci-fi, and it could have been, but then the samurai swords come out, and Matt Damon picks up a machine gun and BAM! — nonstop action movie.

I liked it…but I wanted to love it!

Oh, well.

In other news, are you rising and shining today? I plan to, just as soon as I get some coffee in me. Oh, sweet nectar of the gods, how I look forward to our morning meetings… πŸ™‚

Good luck in this weekend’s giveaway. There’s a $50 Sephora eGift card on the table, and this week it closes on Monday instead of Sunday because I was a little late getting started.

Talk to you soon. Maybe I’ll see you on Twitter or Facebook today.

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

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  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
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  1. Aditi says:

    It’s so nice to see you back, Karen! πŸ™‚

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this one!

  2. Anna says:

    I am in love with Benefit’s Fakeup. The coverage is just right, once it’s blended well, it looks like me only better. Best concealer I’ve tried. And I swear I’ve tried them all!

  3. Larie says:

    My favorite under eye corrector is Bobbi Brown’s!
    Larie recently posted … Being Braver and Giving Scents a Second Chance: Prada Candy

  4. Thanks for the movie review – we’re planning to see it soon!

  5. I made a gofundme thing last night to help me get out of an abusive place I’ve been living in for 22 years. Made a nifty amount last night. Made me feel happy.

  6. AudreyS says:

    I haven’t gone to any weddings this year, but I have two tomorrow! Go figure.

  7. Pat says:

    I’m subscribed to two of the local Philippine beauty subscription services (Glamourbox and BDJBox).

  8. Reesa says:

    Hi, Karen. Happy Saturday πŸ™‚

    My new favorite foundation is Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H. I did the color IQ at Sephora with my friend last weekend. The Lancome foundation was a color match on my list, so I got a sample. I had never tried Lancome foundations before….I have to say, so far I’m loving it. It’s pricey at $45, but very nice.

    I don’t know if I’ve ever seen you post a favorite foundation (or maybe I’ve missed it). Do you have a favorite foundation?

  9. Kali says:

    Happy Saturday! How I love Sephora! Nars matte lip pencils are definitely having a refreshed moment with me- Train Bleu and Never Say Never here I come! A barely there but polished face will definitely compliment my new ‘fro :))))))

  10. Julie says:

    I just got home from the gym. I’m gonna hit the shower and then head out to Sephora/Nordstrom/Ulta for some swatching and looking at the fall collections!
    Julie recently posted … Blogsale!

  11. Yay for giveaway day!

    I have never bought make-up, or anything for that matter, on e-bay. I have trust issues and I am always afraid I will get ripped off, haha.
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Preview | Smashbox Fade To Black Fall 2013

  12. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    “Have you ever purchased makeup on eBay before?”
    ~ Have been tempted to try, been always been too afraid! Anyone have success without getting a cheap knockoff?

  13. Emily says:

    I had an awesome Zumba session this morning, worked up a great sweat and then had a lovely shower when I got home πŸ™‚

    Its a great day so far! Thanks for this Karen!
    Emily recently posted … Nail Polish at the CNE

  14. Leamsy says:

    I’m always tempted to buy makeup on ebay butttt it kinda scares me lol

  15. Icequeen81 says:

    BBq we have this weekend I have to season an prepare everything, first time I make something for me more people than my bf of parents.

  16. Lila says:

    I love buying makeup online! I just got Stila’s In The Garden palette off Amazon and I’m loving it. It’s so buttery and the colors are gorgeous.

  17. Heidi says:

    My favorite t-shirt has a sleeping cat on it (of course), and it says “Not a Morning Person.”

  18. Agata says:

    Hi Karen, long time…

    My current favorite concealer is Nars Radiant Concealer in Vanilla!
    I have attended only one wedding this year which was my sister-in-law’s. It looks like next year will be full of weddings though!

  19. sweeks1980 says:

    Hi Karen & Tabs – I hope you are having a good Saturday!

    At various times, I’ve had subscriptions to BirchBox, Sample Society (through Allure), MyGlam (which I think has changed its name), and Glossybox. The only one I’ve kept for any great length of time is BirchBox (I’ve had my subscription for two years). The others I only had for a few months. While all of them have their pros and cons, I like Birchbox because of their great customer service and because of the price. The $10 price tag makes me much more forgiving of a lackluster month than I am with other boxes.

  20. charitilla says:

    Hi Karen, how about your holidays?
    I saw you on fb, so nice everything……

  21. Erin says:

    I haven’t tried any subscription boxes, but I’d like to try Glossybox and Naturebox.

  22. Sandy says:

    Love the products at Sephora but sometimes they are just too pricey for me…but I am willing to try something that is tried and true and not waste my money!!!

  23. Sarah W says:

    I actually really like lemonaid to conceal redness in my skin

  24. ShannoninBC says:

    Holy question ideas! Several years ago, when I was just starting my MUO (make up obsession) I did buy a “MAC palette” which was obviously (now) a fake…so sad πŸ™ Hard lessons learned but now I know far more than I really need to lol

  25. Crystal says:

    My favorite t-shirt would be my Enjoi Kitty shirt that I have in purple. I feel like I’ve mentioned it before but it’s a ridiculous shirt and I love it πŸ™‚

  26. amy says:

    I am loving my newly discovered (for me) cosmetic line Jordana! So many great products to love.

  27. Brooke says:

    My current favorite tshirt (I bought it last week, generally my favorite means my newest lol) is an awesome comfy Hunger Games t-shirt, it has the flaming mockingjay on the front, and on the back it says, “may the odds be ever in your favor” I’m totally a nerd, but I love it!!

  28. Olivia K says:

    I always purchase my makeup and hair products on ebay or amazon, just have to be cautious is all.

  29. Maria says:

    I would love to win the Sephora GC to revamp my fall makeup!

  30. maria says:

    I will vent. So annoyed today. Waiting all day for 2 e-tickets to a gala tomorrow and first they get my email wrong and now they only sent one ticket.

  31. Picco says:

    I’m still looking for a favorite concealer.

  32. Lisa Brown says:

    I have purchased makeup on ebay, for very nice prices, too.

  33. Maegan Morin says:

    I have purchased makeup on ebay several times now and I have yet to be dissappointed. The best thing that I purchased was a set of 12 eyeliners in various colors and they go on great, are waterproof and smooth. I LOVE them and they were very inexpensive.

  34. liz butler says:

    I have bought makeup on line before and it didnt go so well LOL wrong colors, wrong textures, it was a nightmare. for from now on I buy at store only πŸ™‚

  35. anastasia k says:

    i’ve never get any make up from ebay

  36. meka says:

    Hey Karen, I hope you’re well. I’ve become makeup obsessed over the last 4 months and plan to buy yet another nars blush (sin) and some guerlain lipsticks (my first) within the next 24 hrs. I need to stop. Lol.

  37. Andrea Darst says:

    I just had my nieces overnight for a girls’ night and we did our nails and hair and had a blast!!

  38. Nicole says:

    I’m newly addicted to Josie Maran’s Argan Creamy Concealer Crayon. As a person with very light skin, it is very difficult to find concealers to match. I was delighted to discover this one!!!

  39. Supriya says:

    I love NARS tinted moisturizer but haven’t gone back to Sephora to buy the full size! Do you like it a lot?

  40. Hillary says:

    Unfortunately I only have a one day weekend, but I still managed to buy a new perfume this morning!

  41. Sidney says:

    Happy Saturday Karen and Tabs! Enjoy the movie!

  42. Shawn Marshall says:

    Hello Karen and Happy Wknd Everyone!
    My favorite oncealer right now is a new find for me and it is the L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer in Medium Deep. It is so creamy and easy for touch-ups on the go with the twist up tube. I am trying to stock up on a few this weekend with sales,coupons, CVS/Drugstore Rewards etc. The color is so great for me but I find that it disappears quickly at 0.1oz/2.8 g.

    I am also loving the new Maybelline Fit Me! Shine-Free Foundation Coconut 355, which is a fatter stick at .32 oz/9g.The color works so well for my skin tone which is an NC50/NW45 (Gabrielle Union like complexion). Loving this new product launch and hoping to get a few of these bc my color is sometimes hard to find after a while. The price is another lovely feature of both sticks at around $6 or$7.

    I really want to join one of the beauty subscription programs but I am so confused as to which one would give me the most bang for the buck…hmmm.

    I’ve never purchased makeup from Ebay before- just Amazon so far. I just bought a Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush from Amazon and love the small wonder! I will have to take a look at Ebay – I am sure there are some great deals on there…I just need a tutor to show me the ropes of the ebay beauty world – a bit of a novice when it comes to Ebay – any tips for me!? Thanks in advance!

  43. Sarah Jean says:

    I love using concealer palettes, they do so much better than just a plain concealer. Also, I’ve had Birchbox for over a year now and love it – it’s how I found my very favorite moisturizer ever: My’s Mattifying Misturizer

  44. Ling says:

    I’m excited to be going to the US next Friday so I can go on a MAJOR shopping haul. I have a budget of $70, but I have a feeling I’m going to spend more than that…….

  45. Frannie says:

    My favourite concealer at the moment is the Bobbi Brown creamy concealer duo. It can look quite shiny so I love that it comes with the powder. But no doubt I’ll change my mind soon!

  46. hanna says:

    Really hoping for this one. I need new makeup brushes.
    hanna recently posted … Fun in the Fungus Pool & Around It

  47. I actually have bought makeup off of ebay before. I was freaking out, paranoid that I had been dumb and bought something that was a knockoff, but it was great! I purchased the Nars Danmari palette, and it came in perfect condition. I recommend people should check out ebay for cheaper alternatives, but definitely be cautious.

  48. Natalie says:

    I buy all my BB cream from eBay. It’s sooo hard. I have to comb through a million blogs to find reputable buyers. But I’ve been very happy so far and no issues at all with the buying process or the product. πŸ™‚

  49. Alix says:

    I’ve bought makeup (new) and perfume on ebay. No problems.

  50. Amber says:

    I’m obsessed with OCC Skin Conceal, it rocks!

  51. yanet59 says:

    Hi Karen. Happy Saturday!
    Today I bought my first eyeshadow palette Sleek Oh So Special and I cannot wait to use it.! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for this amazing giveaway <3

  52. Lisa P. says:

    I used to subscribe to Birchbox but I wasn’t loving the products I was getting, so I stopped my subscription.

  53. Thomas Murphy says:

    I have a wedding to go to today

  54. Solangel says:

    Revlon Photoready concealer all the way! Though I’m dying to try the new Benefit one…I have a thing for stick concealers.

  55. Claudia says:

    Beware of fake mac products…I bought a ton of lipsticks and face powder and I had to throw them away…money wasted..lesson learned..

  56. h.ali says:

    ahhh would love to win some goodies going to canada soon

  57. Katie M says:

    I’m still looking for my HG concealer, but some contenders are: Benefit’s Erase Paste, LM secret concealer, and Nars creamy concealer.

  58. Cindy Aiton says:

    I recently had the worst allergic reaction to L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Concealer. My cheeks and eyelids broke out in itchy red bumps, my skin dried out, and my whole face burned. It was awful!

  59. Stephanie Ann says:

    I have purchased makeup on ebay and i never will again! it was a complete fake and I was so disappointed! I should have known!

  60. Heather USA (Rafflecopter: Rosie Areola) says:

    My fave concealer is the Sheer Cover duo.

  61. Candace Rosas says:

    great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity! Love reading your blog, btw. πŸ™‚

  62. Bev S. says:

    So excited for this giveaway! This weekend I won’t be doing anything too exciting, just catching up on some coursework. Too bad it’s so nice out…

  63. Roxanne says:

    Hubs and I are planning to go to the zoo soon. I can’t wait to admire the big cats!

  64. camille says:

    yay! welcome back to CONUS, kare bear! thanks for the giveaway opportunity πŸ˜€

    slow start to the weekend. my cousin and her BF will be in town, so to the strip we go!!!!! The Man and I went to the Goretorium last night, and it was so awesome! then had dinner at gordon ramsey’s BurGR. pretty good. i wish we could splurge and eat at his higher end places…..maybe. have a lovely weekend, karen!

  65. dawn says:

    So curious about the new Benefit box but boo on the diminishing amount of product!

  66. MLV says:

    I wanna be all dolled up for my bday

  67. Mariee says:

    I’ve been thinking about trying Ipsy or Birchbox, but haven’t yet.

  68. Mandy says:

    I would love to get my hands on the new Nars radiant foundation.

  69. Linda says:

    I just had a reaaaal good cup of coffee this morning, and I am writing more reviews this week so looking forward to writing about pretty things!
    Linda recently posted … by Sandra Holmbom

  70. Megan says:

    I’ve never bought makeup off eBay, but I’ve bought perfume testers.

  71. Adrianne B says:

    My fave concealer is MAC Studio Finish in NW20.

  72. Nati says:

    Hi Karen!
    I love your hairstyle in the last reviews!

  73. Natasha says:

    I currently subscribe to BirchBox (13 months) & Ipsy (12 months). Both are pretty good but Ipsy is great! Love the product sizes and makeup bags.

  74. Nati says:

    Oh! and I forgot I wanted to share my favourite concealer is YSL anticernes, but because of its price, I most of the time have to settle for NYX concealer jar, which is not bad at all!
    Nati recently posted … NOTD: Born Pretty store Hexagon studs

  75. Lynn says:

    I was the maid of honor at my bbf wedding earlier this year.. lots of fun

  76. Julie says:

    Thanks for the gift opportunity!! I have bought make-up from e-bay and was nervous but it was as advertised and a great deal. Will do it again but I do look at the sellers rating.

  77. Michele says:

    Favorite Saturday Activity-Ferry Building Farmers Market

  78. Monica says:

    I’ve tried a bunch of beauty boxes but I just ended up with a lot of samples I didn’t like. I think it’s better for me to just read reviews and save up fr things I really want.

  79. Elena says:

    I have never purchased makeup on eBay

  80. auroragyps says:

    I could swear I have gotten makeup off Ebay before years ago, but I can’t for the life of me remember what it was. Either nail polish or older UD stuff (not old UD makeup, but some of the stuff they used to have.. old makeup, ick).

  81. kristina chang says:

    I have bought one makeup palette on Ebay. And it came… all broken. The eyeshadows themselves had horrible pigmentation so I returned it

  82. Krista says:

    Thanks for a chance to win! Have you ever tried Lip Factory subscription service? I never see anyone mentioning Lip Factory and I’m interested in it.

  83. Andrea says:

    I am beyond excited about the new Nars Eye Paints that should be coming out soon. Gel eyeliner and cream eyeshadow in one and some gorgeous colors – want!

  84. Susan T. says:

    I loved all of your posts from Hawaii! Tortie Girl looks just like my furbaby/master/employer except mine is long haired. I love that you get to know all the local cats when you travel. I do too. I have pictures of me from Syria to The Turks and Caicos with the locals!

  85. Tiffanie says:

    I’ve purchased skincare on eBay before. It scares me every time but I make sure it’s a reputable seller who is selling a sealed item. So far, it has worked out fine. I can continue to use high-end brands at about half the price!

  86. Daraya says:

    I have not tried any subscription boxes yet, but I’m looking into them and I think I’ll order some soon! πŸ™‚

  87. Dimana says:

    Thanks for this giveaway!
    I am currently on my weekend trip into the beautiful Bulgarian mountains, and I have some spare time to check out the blogs I follow πŸ˜‰ Its pretty exciting – off road with SUVs, hiking, geocaching … a bunch of nice things going on πŸ™‚

  88. Ingrid says:

    My hubby and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary today!

  89. Ambritt G says:

    I actually just took a trip up to Sephora, I finally splurged and bought a YSL lipstick! It’s great, very moisturizing and the packaging makes me feel like a classy lady πŸ˜‰

  90. Maria says:

    Yeah, I’ve purchased a LOT of makeup from ebay…and for the most part I’ve been lucky that I’ve only had problems with authenticity once or twice. The key is to find sellers with good consistent feedback and ask any and all questions before bidding. ^_^

  91. Jessica davis says:

    Happy Saturday!😊 I need to find me a tinted moisturizer for my combo skin with good SPF. I just watched MUD and “42” thought 42 was good and very educational for my son to watch. Thanks for the giveaway!

  92. Siobhan says:

    My roommate from college got married this summer, and I was one of her bridesmaids! We all did our own make up but seeing as it was an outdoor wedding, it was hard to get our makeup right for pictures and still have enough sun protection (I burn really easily πŸ™ )

  93. Grace Gonzales says:

    I’ve bought YSL creme de blush, Korres lip butter glaze, and a few drugstore lipsticks that were discontinued on ebay before.

  94. Polly says:

    I love my new EM products!

  95. Jennifer R. says:

    I am subscribed to 2 beauty product subscription boxes, Birchbox and ipsy. It’s always exciting to see what I get every month.

  96. Liz says:

    I went to one wedding this year.

  97. MeryeBeth Albert says:

    I’m a faithful Julep Maven, and my favorite concealer is Bare Minerals. It would be really cool to win this gift card.

  98. Emma says:

    “Have you ever purchased makeup on eBay before?”
    All the time. Living in Sweden and not having access to brands at makeup counters, and most American brands’ own web stores not shipping overseas, eBay has become a close friend over the years. I try to buy whatever I can from larger online retailers in the UK or Europe, but for some elusive brands (Bobbi Brown, Tarte, Revlon…) I head to eBay. I haven’t received a fake/faulty product yet (knock on wood!) but I still wish I could just pop into a Sephora whenever I get an itch only makeup can scratch.

  99. I like the Clinique air brush concealer
    Krystle(Baking Beauty) recently posted … Weekend Wishlist

  100. TrippyPixie says:

    I’ve thought about buying makeup from eBay before, but I’m always too scared to follow through!

  101. Melissa says:

    I actually bought makeup once (Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua) and I saved about $10 and got a perfect product. I just made sure the seller was reputable and had no problems! πŸ™‚

  102. Janet says:

    I have yet to find an under eye concealer or corrector. Is it weird that I happen to like my under eye circles? I just find that when I do try to hide them, I look unnatural and too bright eye if that’s even possible. I guess it’s all about preference. Enjoy your weekend, Karen! πŸ™‚

  103. Melinda L. says:

    I love Marc Jacob’s Honey perfume

  104. Karla says:

    I’ve never bought makeup from ebay but I’m considering doing it to get a UD Naked palette for less than 50 dollars.

  105. Sheila Vives says:

    I love seeing all the latest trends in beauty and clothing. Thank you.

  106. Iliana says:

    Nope don’t trust the makeup on ebay at all!

  107. Melody says:

    I didn’t purchase makeup on eBay but I did purchase a set of make up brushes a couple of weeks ago.I really needed to replace some of my brushes but they are so expensive. I’ve had friends buy make from eBay but I was a little uneasy and figured this would be the best way for me to try it out. They arrived sealed and unused, so far so good.

  108. Annie says:

    I bought a perfume sample from Ebay once, not exactly the best idea, but it’s the closest to buying any beauty products.

  109. kristina says:

    love my kat von d tattoo lock- it concealer

  110. Mallory says:

    I just can NOT find a concealer to deal with these chronic dark circles. So, alas, I am still on the hunt. On a related note, I worked at 4 a.m. and have not had a nap, so these puppies are PURPLE. Zombie chic.

  111. Stephanie Carvalho says:

    Thanks for this giveaway Karen!

  112. Lisa M. says:

    I have two concealers that I actually like using. One is by Gaftobian, my mom liked that one as well. The other is by Hard Candy.

  113. Chelsea says:

    OMG Tabs hanging out with a bunbun!

    My most-used concealers are Maybelline Dream Lumi for undereyes and the Coastal Scents camo quads for blemishes.

  114. Ashley P says:

    I need a makeup fill:) but I got laid off…so this would be a great surprise!

  115. Katie Nguyen says:

    My favourite concealer would have to be Benefit’s Erase Paste but I’m hoping to get my hands on the NARS Radiant Concealer when I’m done.

  116. laura says:

    I’ve been watching London Hearts on youtube and it’s very funny.

  117. Kate & Zena says:

    Magician Tabby is soooooo cute!

  118. Kristen says:

    I’m having a sad day today :/

  119. Joni says:

    Hi, hope you are having a great week/end! Last night before I went to sleep, our dog was barking at someone in our driveway beeping their horn. When my hubby went outside, a house about 4 houses down was just blazing away! Luckily, no one lived in it and it was on old house. But it was arson, but that really sucks!

  120. Hannah S. says:

    I went fishing this weekend and caught a salmon! Salmon feast to happen immediately.

  121. Amanda says:

    I’ve purchased so many cosmetics on eBay, I’m losing count. Mostly lippies, nail polish, some eyeshadow… but I’ve cut my losses on funky, dried up mascara. On that note, I recently splurged (at Sephora) on the Hourglass Femme Rouge in Vintage. I wasn’t feeling the color right out of the gate, but I’m really liking it now! It will be a great fall lip color. The formula ROCKS! It lasts through sipping beverages. I kinda like the square tip. I feel like it hugs my lips, though I can see how it would be tricky for bright colors like Icon.

  122. Jessica says:

    Your favorite concealer/color corrector?
    Benefit Erase Paste and Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

  123. Irene says:

    The best concealer I’ve tried so far is the Mac studio finish… a bit like photoshop, if applied correctly! And I’ve bought Soap&glory stuff from ebay, since it’s not available in my country. ^-^

  124. Kim says:

    For concealer, I have been really wanting to try the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer! And as for weddings, there has been an influx of engagements in my extended friend circle so perhaps next year lol.

    Beauty subscription services-I’m addicted. :]

    Kim | evladylrebmik.blogspot.com

  125. Jessie C. says:

    we are going to the fair this weekend.

  126. Natalie says:

    I went to only one wedding in April. My fiancé proposed the day after!

  127. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I’ve purchased make up on Ebay plenty of times.

  128. Denise B says:

    My favorite Concealer is It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye:)

  129. Kelsey Apley says:

    I love Sephora, my favorite brands right now are Too faced and smashbox!!
    Kelsey Apley recently posted … Kmart Pays up to $100 in Gift Cards to Tranfer Prescriptions (Ends 8/31)

  130. Nicole Cheesman says:

    As a new Mum, my beauty routine has been seriously neglected. Something which I have discovered though to save dry, cracking lips is Avent Moisturising Nipple Cream – so quick and easy to use and I’m not worried about kissing my bubba with it on as it’s totally safe for babies. It comes in a very convenient, travel-sized tube which is great for when you’re on the go. It’s a fantastic little multi-tasker which could also be used for taming brows and moisturising dry cuticles.

  131. Tina says:

    I haven’t tried much concealer, but so far I like the NYX HD concealer. Any suggestion would help, but I guess I’ll do some reading on your blog to find it πŸ™‚

  132. onegreatsmile says:

    I am going to dump the guy I’ve been dating because he’s not emotionally available and has not been telling me the whole truth. Lies of omission are just as bad as lying!!!! That’s the highlight of my weekend!!

  133. Amoure Jones says:

    I have a few favorite concealers: Mac Studio Finish concealer, NYX concealer in the jar and Black Opal Total Coverage spot and erase concealer. All of them are used in different areas of my face and for different effects.

  134. Regan says:

    I use Bobbi Brown color corrector then over top I use Mac Pro longwear concealer. It doesn’t crease as much as all the others I have used.

  135. Katrina says:

    I’ve had great luck buying makeup from ebay. It was an affordable way to get me into some big name brands. I am very careful I do all my research first though – the seller, the product, colors, etc.

  136. I’m just jealous you went to the movies! I think the last movie me and my fiancee went to go see was “Shutter Island” LOL
    Kristina Vieweg recently posted … Julep Nail Polish Review + Swatches!!

  137. MJ says:

    I’ve purchased makeup from ebay before. Mostly, it’s for Korean brand stuff. πŸ™‚ I bought a few lipsticks last time which are these really cute ones in the shape of a heart. The pigmentation was pretty good, but they feel like you need to warm them up a little (just held against the lip for a bit) to smooth out the application. The one I got was a little patchy otherwise.

  138. Julie says:

    My favorite t-shirt says the wolfman ate my homework. I bought it on threadless. I always get compliments when I wear that t-shirt!

  139. ElinLLB says:

    I love your blog Karen πŸ™‚

  140. Lindsey says:

    Not exciting/eventful plans for the weekend, but I’m continuing to plan out my return to schooling next fall!

  141. Diana says:

    I absolutely love your blog. Check on it every day.

  142. Ruth Gistelinck says:

    I buy lots of nail polish on Ebay!

  143. Paula says:

    I figured that movie wouldn’t be so good. Glad I didn’t waste my time this weekend seeing it!

  144. Rosemarie says:

    Sorry about Elysium-maybe you can rent a Ryan Gosling flick to make up for it. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the giveaway!

  145. Maureen says:

    It is a almost fall cleaning weekend for me.

  146. Joanne E. says:

    I’d never purchase makeup on ebay.

  147. Ria says:

    Yum, you are fab! I love collection concealer in 04…. x

  148. Chic Lapin says:

    I just wanted to say AWWWWWWWWWW Tabs and a bunny, it doesn’t get any better!

  149. anissa says:

    the highlight of my weekend plans involves making pizza and watching a movie tonight with my little girl, who just started 4th grade this week! πŸ™‚

  150. Patty says:

    Welcome back

  151. Jessica says:

    Too scared to buy makeup online but I have great success buying nail polish. Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  152. Lori P says:

    My favorite T-shirt is normally red, white or any color as long as it has something to do with either the Oklahoma Sooners or the University of Oklahoma (my alma mater). Close behind are my OKC Thunder T-shirts. I’m bit of a sports addict. πŸ˜€

  153. vaneza says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!!! Of course i’ve purchased on ebay, in fact I try to buy all my thing online because I don’t have enogh time to go shopping .

  154. Stephanie G says:

    No plans for the weekend, which is great! I like being lazy. πŸ˜‰

  155. Petunia says:

    Anyone else feel like a stalker after checking off all the ways you follow Karen and Tabs?

    Or is it just me and my Tabs screensaver?

  156. Darbie says:

    I live for lazy weekends.

  157. doroffee says:

    I just attended a wedding today :).

  158. Meagan Pugliese says:

    My favourite concealer is Make Up Forever’s 5 Camouflage Cream Pallete

  159. Deborah says:

    i love the ipsy glam bag!

  160. Celina C says:

    Really enjoying Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer:)

  161. mrsshukra says:

    Have not been to a wedding in a long time!

  162. Wendy Lange says:

    I receive the Loose Button luxe boxes.

  163. Alisa says:

    loving the site!

  164. Stephanie says:

    Right now I’m using NARS Radiant Creamy concealer. I really want to try the Benefit Fake Up concealer!

  165. Kharrissa Thorne says:

    Our exciting plans for this weekend are to see the Bodies Revealed Exhibit and go out for dinner for our 15th wedding anniversary.

  166. Mary says:

    My favorite concealer is the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage! It covers just about anything, looks natural, and lasts all day for me.

  167. christine says:

    I really want to try the Giorgio Armani Master Corrector but I’m using Maybelline in the meantime πŸ™‚

  168. Caitie says:

    I’ve only bought makeup on Ebay once. I was a little concerned doing it, but it was brand new and everything turned out fine πŸ™‚ It’s still not my first choice for makeup shopping, unless I know the seller already, but I’d do it again in a pinch!
    Caitie recently posted … My Morning Routine is on NMDL!

  169. Whitney says:

    Word up k-dawg!!

  170. Caitlin G-H says:

    Aww a bunny rabbit!! I wouldn’t buy any makeup on Ebay! Too many horror stories.
    Caitlin G-H recently posted … Techno Coloured Eyes Makeup

  171. Layla says:

    I LOVE IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer in Deep, it makes me look instantly refreshed!!

    Also, Birchbox is one of my fave subscriptions. I love trying new products or just getting travel sizes of some of my standbys.

  172. Thank you so, so much for the giveaway!!

  173. ellen casper says:

    2 weddings so far and 1 to go!

  174. Tiffany says:

    I really love Ipsy. The program is great and in the last bag I got to try Urban Decay’s new Revolution lipstick! Score!

  175. Mai says:

    Right now, I’m using theBalm’s TimeBalm Concealer!
    Mai recently posted … Sugarpill Cosmetics Kitten Parade Eyeshadow Giveaway!

  176. Bons says:

    Never bought any makeup from eBay before and will never try. Like buying in-store myself.

  177. Billie says:

    I must say that Chanel’s skincare and makeup is my weakness! But I also enjoy Guerlain and Dior. I have more makeup than I would ever use in my lifetime! lol
    It’s such an addiction <3

  178. Jessica L says:

    I used to subscribe to Glossy Box but I wasn’t really impressed with the stuff each month. I switched to Ipsy and I love it! I’d like to find some more sub services!

  179. Angelica says:

    I need to try Dallas!

  180. sharee says:

    i will buy pretty rebel with this πŸ™‚

  181. Millie says:

    Hi, Karen! I used to subscribe to Birchbox but had to discontinue since I had so many samples, that up to now I’m not done trying all of them.

  182. rainebeaux says:

    I had plans to go to lunch/dinner with my older brother today. Had a blast! The outing was one of many signs that we both needed to get out more often in general, especially in light of our mother’s passing a few months back.

  183. tiffany says:

    I have never bought makeup on ebay myself – but I have sold it!

  184. ali says:

    i love makeup!

  185. Nicole says:

    No weddings this year – yet.

  186. Carmela says:

    I love shopping for make up whether if it’s mine or for my mom πŸ™‚

  187. Dee (and Maitai) says:

    My favourite T shirt is one from Marc by Marc Jacobs. It has Miss Marc holding two kitties. One kitty looks like Maitai and the other one looks just like a cat that we used to have.

  188. Juliana Benavides says:

    I’m using the studio finish concealer by mac.. πŸ™‚

  189. Diana says:

    I have a subscription to Birchbox. I love getting products to sample every month. The great thing about this subscription is that some of the samples have become my faves like Coola sunscreen and Cargo blush. They have become my everyday products.

  190. Nikki says:

    I have been to a wedding this year…in fact I was in it! My best friend was getting married and her wedding theme was more of a rustic country wedding. All of the bridesmaids wore coral colored dresses, each one was different and unique to the bridesmaid with the only exception they were the same color and they went below the knees, and brown cowgirl boots. The grooms wore black cowboy boots. It was a beautiful wedding and she had everything perfected to her theme…to include the table centerpieces that she put together herself!

  191. Je says:

    My two must have beauty items? Philosophy Hope in a Jar moisturizer and Mally Volumizing Mascara.

  192. Sue Mason says:

    I belong to Ipsy. It’s a great surprise every month.

  193. Julio says:

    My favorite concealer is… Mac’s Prolongwear Concealer, hands down!

  194. Latoya O says:

    Ty so much for this giveaway! I <3 your Blog!

  195. Aida says:

    I’m so excited about all the improvement I’ve made over this week to my “makeup room”. I’ve added some new pieces of furniture, some artwork, it almost feels complete. I’m still looking to find the perfect finishing touches, but it feels very much like me already :).

  196. anusha says:

    i am still searching for my favourite concealer..thank you for the opportunity

  197. Ally says:

    I would love to try some of the new Kat von D palettes. I have one and I enjoy it, but the new ones look like they have more neutral shades that can be played with.

  198. Maggie says:

    Your favorite concealer/color corrector? For around eyes, Graftobian HD 5 Colour Creme Palette in Corrector. For around face, Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Light (good for NC 20).

    WhatÒ€ℒs your very favorite t-shirt? an over-sized black T-shirt that says “Primadonna” with a white mask (for Phantom of the Opera). I usually wear it to sleep bc it’s sooo soft but I always get compliments if I happen to wear it out.

  199. Sarah says:

    I am loving Tarte’s bb corrector for undereyes!!!

  200. Karen says:

    Love the Loreal Lumi foundation… feel expensive!!!

  201. Lisa says:

    I really want to try to Hourglass Ambient Powders!!

  202. sakura says:

    My favorite t-shirt is a short-sleeved sweater shirt that has rutching on the sides and is red. Can’t wait to wear a it in the fall.

  203. cristina says:

    Happy weekend!

  204. cristina says:

    Salamat for this Karen!

  205. melissa says:

    So many products I want to try right now!

  206. Lorraine says:

    I am wearing a nail color I purchased on ebay right now! Usually it is for things I can’t get in stores anymore- LEs that are long gone, or at times, just to save some $. Mostly just nail polish- since there are no expiration dates for those! I won’t pay obvious price gouge-ers who take advantage, though. I’ve never paid inflated prices but I have been appalled at how much they are asking for some of these items.

  207. Tania G says:

    I am actually attending a wedding in a couple of months. Looking forward to it.

  208. Chelsea says:

    I have purchased makeup on eBay (with good results). I really wanted to try cosmetics from Etude House, Holika Holika, and Jill Stuart, but since I’m in the US, I don’t have access to them. eBay had some really great sellers who offered the products at reasonable (and even cheaper) prices, and the products were authentic and brand new. I wouldn’t buy anything expensive from eBay, but I’m glad I got the items I did!

  209. Julie P. says:

    I subscribe to goodebox’s subscription box!

  210. Wayne says:

    My foster cat, Arie, has a red bow tie too.

  211. Laney says:

    My favorite concealer is Benefit’s Erase Paste. The salmon hue really “erases” my under-eye circles.

  212. Farah D says:

    I’m trying to find the new Rimmel concealer but I can’t yet!

  213. MelodyJ says:

    I just put on OPI Cajun Shrimp. I really like it.

  214. Erin M. says:

    The only subscription box I have is Julep, but I’ve been skipping boxes for months. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Erin M. recently posted … Zoya Maura

  215. Cheryl says:

    Benefit Dallas still rocks more than Rockateur! If Benefit decides to discontinue Dallas, I think it will be the first product I’d get backups of!

  216. Andrea says:

    well my favorite t-shirt? I’ve always loved this one my mom bought for me. it’s a rugrats shirt in grey saying tales of the crib. or something like that. just something very simple that i really love

  217. Y. says:

    my favorite t shirt is a pajama shirt with dinosaurs and hearts
    no, but i do buy makeup on amazon. sleek is an amazing brand!

  218. Mardi says:

    I’m struggling with concealer – do I need it? I’m 45 but my biggest under eye problem is wrinkles. I don’t really have dark circles or bags. Believe me, I’d rather dark circles because nothing covers wrinkles! And concealer seems to make them look dryer and wrinklier. If it weren’t for my under eye wrinkles I’d look ten years younger than my age πŸ™

  219. Maria J. says:

    My favorite concealer at the moment is the Maybelline Fit me concealer because it covers, it’s light weight, doesn’t crease on me and last all day.

  220. Maple says:

    I haven’t found my HG concealer yet, but currently I’m using one from Smashbox,

  221. Barbara says:

    Currently using MAC Prolongwear concealer (thanks Karen) and liking the product but hating the pump dispensing too much product. Still looking for my HG undereye concealer!

  222. M says:

    I love the bunny.

  223. Emae Santos says:

    Mac prolong weaaaaarrrr

  224. Terrani Ybarra says:

    While I’ve never bough makeup from eBay, I have bought both my clarisonic Mia 2 and brush heads for my clarisonic from there. It’s all been authentic and always a great price. I’d consider buying makeup from there like Korean bb creams, because I don’t trust amazon sellers.

  225. Claire says:

    The rumors are true–the Cle de Peau concealer is amazing. Paired with Tom Ford’s corrector in naked bisque?? MAGIC.

  226. Lisa says:

    I love Josie Marans concealers! No nasty chemicals in them.

  227. lauretta says:

    Ecco Bella!

  228. Clemence says:

    Hope you had a great vacation!

  229. Rano says:

    Well, my favorite foundation & concealer at the moment is lancome teint visionnaire <3 love it

  230. Raissa says:

    Wow so excited for the giveaway
    My favorite T-shirt would be the one that I bought on Getty Museum
    its really comfy and last really long

  231. Carolyn N. says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  232. Elena T says:

    I want to receive a makeup palette and lipstick from Tom Ford latest makeup collection. Can anyone tell Santa?!

  233. Melissa says:

    Glad you had a great time in our lovely Aloha State! I went kinda crazy these past two days buying up tokidoki x jujube bags. A GC would be great for my makeup addiction!

  234. Nicole O. says:

    Γ’β‚¬β€œΓ’β‚¬β€œΓ’β‚¬β€œΓ’β‚¬β€œΓ’β‚¬β€œΓ’β‚¬β€œΓ’β‚¬β€œΓ’β‚¬β€œΓ’β‚¬β€œΓ’β‚¬β€œΓ’β‚¬β€œΓ’β‚¬β€œ Still haven’t found my holy grail concealer , but I really love Milani’s HD Advanced Concealer .

  235. Rene Groyer (@ReneGroyer) says:

    Have a great Sunday everyone !

  236. Ralitza says:

    First of all thank you for the giveaway!
    As for the concealer :Mac NW 20. The perfect color and texture for me. πŸ™‚

  237. Bonnie says:

    No weddings this year so far, but I’ll be in and attending at least one next year!

  238. JMay says:

    I am going to a wedding tonight!

  239. Shev says:

    I not only attended a wedding this year, I was a bridesmaid! The theme was orange and blue which turned out really pretty because it was in summertime. I did my own makeup and finally got the hang of wearing false eyelashes.

  240. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen!!! Hv a great weekend!

  241. Sabrina says:

    Love the NARS tinted moisturizers. Give just enough coverage for days when make up is just a no go!

  242. Kim K says:

    My go to item this summer has been Maybelline Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream.

  243. Chanelle (C.M.) says:

    Did you know indie video games exist? My mind is blown.

  244. mary says:

    Karen, You always look so beautiful! Keep the pics of Tabs coming, tks for the pic of you as a young girl! adorable!

  245. Tami says:

    I died over your Hawaii posts! So lovely! Thanks for sharing.
    Our cats would like to visit after seeing all the bios on the cats that live there. I told them we’ll see. Silly cats!

  246. Noga says:

    Working on a grad project, not time for excitement I’m afraid :\

  247. kathleen says:

    I wish I had a favorite concealer! I haven’t found one that I love in terms of color, coverage, and undetectability. Hopefully one day!

  248. Deanna says:

    Love Tabs! Thinking of doing a Birchbox/ipsybag service…any recs on one that’s best?

  249. Katrin says:

    My favorite shirt is from the band Franz Ferdinand. I bought it at a concert years ago. It looks pretty old now but I am loving it so much!

  250. Jennie H says:

    Just ordered the becca purple eyeliner you reviewed earlier this summer – love it! Fingers crossed on this giveaway…

  251. E. says:

    I’ve had a couple of good ebay makeup purchases, and one really bad one – a NARS nail polish that was obviously not “NIB,” since it separated as soon as I tried to apply it.

  252. Christa says:

    I’ve just bought makeup from Ebay! The first Rimmel lip pencil I bought, however was defective because the tip was mangled, so I reordered and just received a new (perfect) one and some ELF products to try.
    Would love to splurge on some NARS sometime!

  253. Jennifer Pham says:

    Currently, I’m loving the Amazing Cosmetics concealer πŸ™‚

  254. Katrina says:

    Wooo I could use a gift card!

  255. Cica says:

    For this weekend I was planned to go to a party, because my friends got engaged! πŸ™‚

  256. StrayCat says:

    My tabby, Hazel, thinks Tabs is the cat’s pajamas! Currently loving Hourglass Veil primer and foundation…but the concealor laid in my lines…heck, my lines lay in my lines! HA! Have a wonderful Sunday and thank you for the fantastic give-a-away!

  257. Michelle says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. My current favorite concealer is Clinique Airbrush concealer. It’s probably not my HG, but it is working for now.

  258. Luci says:

    I love my Birchbox subscription! I enjoy trying all the products they send each month.

  259. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I have bought Julep nail polish from Ebay before. I only have two beauty subscriptions right now – Ipsy & Julep.

  260. Vanessa Caraballo says:

    I just bought the Josie Maram concealer pencil and I’m in LOVE! Glides like a dream

  261. Kristen says:

    I bought MAC Carbonized on eBay. But that was just once!

  262. Eileen says:

    i bought some kettle corn yesterday at a fair. and i LOVE kettle corn, but the batch they made was too salty. =(

  263. Kay says:

    My favorite tshirt is a Pink Floyd shirt that I’ve worn to death already – still love it!

  264. Liz says:

    I used to subscribe to BeautyFix, which was a bit expensive but it was only once a quarter and the value was incredible. When it went away and was replaced by the Blush box – which cost almost as much but every month – I quit. (The sales calls from BeautyFix/Blush have started now, and I’m NOT happy about it.) I’ve decided to try ipsy instead, and will get my first bag/box next month. If that doesn’t do it for me I’m going to try either Starbox or Wantable.

  265. Melissa says:

    I’m going back to work this week!…I could use another week off though, I’m not ready to wake up so early in the morning.

  266. Amrita says:

    My favorite concealer for the under eye area is definitely the MAC Pro longwear, it’s really the only concealer I’ve found that won’t crease under my eyes. For blemishes I like using the Laura Mercier Secret Camoflauge concealer duo.

  267. Valentina says:

    I recently discovered your blog, it’s so useful and fun! Love it!
    Btw, I’m still waiting for the perfect concealer for my dark circles actually πŸ™

  268. Kat says:

    Favorite and HG concealer is NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard. Absolute fave even if it’s a touch darker than my skin. The lighter shades are either too light or of different understones πŸ™

  269. Rina says:

    I love colors, especially eyeshadow.
    The BEST foundation is the new Tarte powder πŸ™‚

  270. Agata says:

    I have bought makeup on eBay before, a smashbox blush from a seller in the USA for like $4 πŸ™‚ Great customer service even though my package was routed to Florida for 2 weeks by mistake.

  271. Irene says:

    I need more beauty stuff in my life!

  272. Step says:

    I like Time Balm

  273. Mireya says:

    Favorite concealer is and always will be MUFE Full Cover. It’s amazing.

  274. Amy says:

    Love your blog!

  275. Ellen says:

    Bought a discontinued Guerlain Rouge G on eBay, and it is wonderful! I got it for less than half the price.

    Weekend plans – taking care of my almost 2-week-old!

  276. Kathy says:

    I love MAC studio finish concealer!

  277. tina says:

    im watcing fashion star!

  278. Meg says:

    I am going to a wedding in November! Bridesmaid + makeup artist duty = stress lol

  279. Anneri says:

    I haven’t been to any weddings this year yet, but there’s one in September, one in October to attend – both friends of my significant other. There’s a third one as well in November – my own!!!

  280. Kirsten H. says:

    I actually just got accepted to get Ipsy bags. I am so excited!

  281. Katherine says:

    My fave under eye concealer now in maybelline age rewind!

  282. Elie Anne says:

    Hi Karen! I am a French reader and I love your blog and your cute little cat! I am a student and I do not have much money to buy some makeup … but I always try to save a little to enlarge my (very small) collection! My favorite brand is definitely NARS I’m addicted to their product! The lip pencils are a marvel, I have the “New Lover” and I’d love to have other colors!

  283. Sarah says:

    Yea! Giveaways!

  284. Gaby says:

    blugh! I would never buy makeup from ebay. It could be a cheap knock-off or used and I am just not into that

  285. Sylvia says:

    I haven’t found a concealer that works for me, but I will.

  286. BB says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever purchased makeup from Ebay!

  287. meghan says:

    My favorite concealer is UD 24/7 concealer. Lately I’ve been using it not just as a concealer but also a primer for more neutral eye looks and it works really well!

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen, enjoy the rest of your weekend! πŸ™‚

  288. Carla says:

    I went to a friend’s wedding last night! It was really lovely, and I took home about a dozen baby succulents (they were the favours! I couldn’t just abandon them!)

  289. GB says:

    My favorite T-shirt is navy blue and says “Reading is sexy” πŸ™‚

  290. Dee Dee says:

    This week i have discovered Estee Lauder Iridescent Violet eyeshadow!! OH my LAWD. Is it purple? Is it taupe? is it purple-y taupe? is that the angels weeping for the closest thing to heaven???? well yes to all 4! I love it

  291. AMBER says:

    I use Bobbi Brown corrector/concealer! Both products together work great!

  292. Emily says:

    I only just started buying off of Sephora’s website without testing, although there is some discontinued lotion I’ve thought about buying off of eBay.

  293. BooBooNinja says:

    RE: Movies. If you’re up for a great documentary, check out “Searching For Sugarman”. It’s a fantastic story.

  294. Amy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’ve been mini-hauling all month, and it’s added up to quite a lot more than I thought…false eyelashes and glue from MUFE and Ardell, Russian Red lipstick, Extended Play Gigablack Mascara, Arbonne primer, and Eat, Love eyeshadow, and then Eclat Lumiere and Le Volume mascara from Chanel. Oops!

  295. Inaya says:


  296. Lisa says:

    I just made my semi-annual trip to Sephora so unpacking and laundry this weekend.

  297. MK says:

    My favorite undereye concealer is the Nars Radiant Creamy concealer. I’ve never found another product with a shade that works so well with my skin tone AND that covers my dark circles well at the same time.

  298. Ann says:

    I’ve purchased nail polish on ebay, but wouldn’t consider purchasing any other type of makeup.

  299. Liz says:

    My favorite concealer is by IT Cosmetics. It’s so concentrated, you only need the TINIEST amount.

  300. Hello Karen,
    My favourite concealer right now is Benefit’s Boing, I’ve never really purchased anything from Ebay, i’m too lazy to make a Paypal account I guess .. I haven’t subscribed to any beautyboxes yet but I tought I might give it a try soon, I just can’t figure out which one I should get.

    πŸ™‚ MAry

  301. Elaine says:

    I was using the Kat Von D tattoo concealer which is pretty great at covering my red areas but I think I gotta switch the shade because it’s a touch too dark for me now, but I still have so much of the current tube left πŸ™

  302. Ashton says:

    I am loving NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer at the moment! The color match is spot on and it’s just right for covering my dark circles without getting cakey πŸ™‚

  303. Kelsey says:

    The only makeup I’ve bought off ebay is the Tarter for True Blood eye shadow palette and some of my lemming OPI polishes.

  304. Kay says:

    It’s not a t-shirt, but my favorite shirt would be a silk and lace top that belonged to my Great-Grandmother. Not only is it gorgeous and luxurious, but it has a lot of sentimental value.

  305. Monika says:

    I’ve bought a lot of make up from ebay. No bad experiences so far…..just great prices:)

  306. Rachel P says:

    My comment entry for this giveaway will be… first, a thank you to Karen for doing these!!! So great! Secondly, I spent most of the weekend in the water in my hometown in northern Michigan. Tubing, swimming, skinnydipping (no shame!), the works! I wish this weekend could go on and on but it’s back to the real world tomorrow! Good luck on the giveaway, everyone.

  307. Tiffany says:

    I can’t decide if I want to splurge at Sephora or save up for a nice purse!

  308. Becky says:

    Thank you so much for always doing these giveaways!

  309. Jessica says:

    My favorite undereye circle busting tools are Bobbi Brown’s Corrector and Creamy Concealer. They’re THE BEST.

  310. Katrina says:

    My favorite concealer is the L’Oreal True Match!

  311. Emily says:

    I have bought makeup on ebay but it always seems a little sketchy. Haven’t had any problems with anything though.

  312. Joy D says:

    Watching the VMAS. Tons of beautiful looks

  313. Efrain says:

    Right now my favorite concealer is Nyx HD concealer in tan, although it’s a little dark for my skin tone I really like how it covers and with a touch of highlighter I look awake.

  314. Leonora says:

    I tried a lot of concealers, high end and drugstore and at the moment I am using the Wet and Wild Camouflage concealer…and I must say…it works better than a lot of other high ends that I have tried…but is a little heavy though:(

  315. Andria L says:

    Your blog is awesome. The minute I saw cats and makeup I fell in love πŸ™‚ Great giveaway too !

  316. Elsa says:

    Two things I loved this weekend. My new Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl and Opal and the movie “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”. Definitely a feel good movie πŸ™‚

  317. Heather says:

    My favorite blush is Dandelion by Benefit! Also obsessed with MAC paint pots!

  318. Jen says:

    Favorite corrector/concealer combo: Bobbi Brown’s light bisque followed by sand. Works wonders to cover my dark circles!

  319. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love Bare Mineral’s concealer

  320. Carolyn says:

    Hi Karen! XOXO. You rock πŸ˜€
    Have to pass a week sans eyeshadows. My eyes had been itching. Hello lipglosses and blushes πŸ˜›

  321. Sherry says:

    My absolute favorite t-shirt is my Chris Isaak “Beyond the Sun” one. Chris is my favorite singer!! The t-shirt has pictures of him when he was really young. Such a cutie!!

  322. Jenna D says:

    I’ve never purchased any makeup of ebay, I’ve heard some bad things about that.

  323. lesleyk says:

    Yes, I have bought makeup on ebay. I just recently scored Guerlain Parure de Nuit and Nars Gothika on ebay!

  324. Rachel says:

    I live in SoCal, & it is so hot right now!

  325. Sara says:

    My skin is going cray-cray lately, so I’ve been rediscovering the art of the concealer. πŸ˜€ My hands-down favorite is Amazing Cosmetics – even though I’m pretty sure it’s designed as an under eye concealer, it works eeeeeverywhere.

  326. Rachel says:

    Karen I love you but you watch the worst movies! Why would you go see Elysium when the new Woody Allen film, Blue Jasmine, is out? On a different, beauty related subject, I got Kim Kardashian’s fragrance “Glam” on clearance at CVS for 6 bucks and its not horrible! I mostly bought it to piss my mom off because she hates that I watch the kardashians!

  327. Athena says:

    Hi Karen, how can you take such nice photos of Tabs? I can never seem to be capable of that.

  328. rachel says:

    i’m actually excited to comment about my favorite concealer! i don’t have breakouts fortunately but i’ve been looking high and low for the perfect under eye concealer that lasts all day with good coverage and creamy texture since i have super dry skin; things cake really easily under my eyes. anyways, i’m a huge fan of the nars radiant creamy concealer! it’s pretty expensive (several dollars more than other concealers at sephora) so i can totally use the gift card to splurge on the new nars radiant creamy foundation!
    i absolutely love this blog and have a kitty (simba) that looks so much like tabs! (makes sense because simby is a tabby cat!)

  329. Christy says:

    My favorite tshirt right now is my newest Batman tee from teefury.com

  330. Jamie C. says:

    I am currently obsessed with the beauty blender, I am totally cheating on my makeup brushes with it. I took a chance and order one in a bundle with the cleansing soap bar on cherry culture when they had a 20% off and now I am in love with how flawless/seamless it leaves my makeup application so I totally wanna invest in more….How Sad, yet Fascinating it took me this long to get around to buying one and now I can’t get enough!

  331. Danielle says:

    I am a bit of a TeeFury addict – so I don’t have a favorite tshirt.

  332. Cathy R. says:

    Still searching for a favorite concealer! I’m dying to try YSL’s multi-action concealer.

  333. Nicole Stanford says:

    I would love to win this, I have been on a (broke) no makeup buy since mid July and am dying to go to Sephora. Thanks for all the amazing info you give us!

  334. Doreena says:

    Hope everyone has a great last week of August!

  335. Maca says:

    I just bought a dress for future weddings (there are a few) on ebay. My first purchase on ebay ever! Shipping is taking forever, though (I live in Chile, so I can’t expect otherwise *le sigh*)

  336. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Love Clinique Dramatically Different lotion!

  337. Louie B. says:

    I have had really good luck with online purchases, but I still love seeing the products in person.

  338. Rachel says:

    Hope everyone has an amazing last week of August. Enjoy the summer weather!

  339. James says:

    My favorite concealer ATM is Make Up For Ever Full Cover! πŸ™‚

  340. Katie F says:

    I’m apparently at the time in my life where I’m getting invited to ALL THE WEDDINGS…I had three this summer! I’m so not even close to thinking about getting married, it’s really freaking me out! Plus I am in grad school (read: broke) and it’s costing me so much money to go to all these weddings. >_<

  341. Ana says:

    I have been into bold lips lately especially with the fall coming up I’m excited! I wasn’t comfortable before with bright lipsticks but now I am. I love the way they look!

  342. pamelyn says:

    I only buy ebay makeup if it’s hard to find. Like I LOVE urban decay’s 24/7 eyeliner in straydog. That one ends up in sets I don’t want though!

  343. Sun says:

    Will you be doing a review on Marc Jacobs’s new makeup line soon? I already have the Gel Highliner in “Th(ink)” — love it! — but am also super tempted by the gel foundation and the eyeshadow palettes.

  344. jasmine says:

    So far I’ve been to two weddings this summer. One was my brother’s and the next one is a very good friend of mine. I’m proud to be a bridesmaid πŸ™‚ It’s less than a week away and I’m so excited πŸ™‚

  345. Jenna N. says:

    Greetings from Montreal! My boyfriend and I are renting an apartment for under $40 a night which we found on airbnb.com. Yay for budget-friendly vacations! This city is PRETTY.

  346. Peta W says:

    I really love the under-eye corrector by Bobbi Brown and the pro long wear concealer from MAC. They are the perfect combination for covering up my dark circles, plus you only need a little of each so they work out to be fairly budget friendly πŸ™‚

  347. Phuong T says:

    I just made a beauty splurge on a Hourglass highlighter but I haven’t used it once…may be a “regret buy” but I had been eyeing it for sooo long! I hope it does me some justice when I finally get the courage to use it for the first time!

  348. Heather says:

    I subscribe to Birchbox, and I love it! I have found so many products I love through this box! πŸ™‚

  349. Czarina says:

    i badly wanna win this one!!! πŸ™‚

    i love using Nars TM. my shade is in Alaska.

  350. Sabrina Nogueira says:

    Nice prize!! This is the kind of prize I like the most!!! πŸ™‚

  351. Erika Beck says:

    Yay, giveaway! πŸ™‚ My favorite T-shirt is a super soft, super long, basic black tee! I wear it with everything, and it’s so flattering!

  352. ReneeP says:

    my favorite eyeliner is actually Laura Mercier’s Caviar Eyestick in Smoke. It is the only thing that stays put on me and I feel confident putting it on.

  353. Liyana says:

    I love MAC Studio Finish concealer!

  354. janephilly says:

    looking for a MAC l/s for fall…any suggestions?

  355. Rebecca says:

    I can’t find anything I like as well as MAC Pro Longwear concealer – it’s the best color match and it covers everything and lasts really well without getting clumpy or obvious. Downside – like most MAC products, it breaks me out.
    I also like Tarte’s amazonian clay stick concealer. My latest purchase is the NARS concealer stick but I think the SA matched me too light. I wish I could find another full-coverage liquid concealer. Suggestions?

  356. Kim says:

    Wow, I haven’t entered in forever – I’m glad you extended to Monday. πŸ™‚ I had a chance to swatch some Hourglass Ambient Powders last week but didn’t end up picking one up. It’s still on my “maybe” list. πŸ™‚

  357. Bee says:

    Tabs, tell me, should I order another MAC eyeshadow or not!!!
    Bee recently posted … Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer Review, Photos and Swatches!

  358. Lyndsay says:

    My boyfriend and I are going to Ikea this weekend. That’s about as exciting as it gets.

  359. stacy s says:

    Been wearing Maybelline FitMe makeup and concelear. Not too bad for drugstore makeup.

  360. Angel L says:

    My favorite concealer at the moment is Tarte marajacula creaseless concealer. I have been using it for a few months now and I like it. I also love Laura Mercier Secret concealer (in the pot).

  361. Jacque says:

    Hi Karen! Looks like you had a great vacation! Good to have you back in full force though πŸ™‚

  362. Alice Beerland says:

    I haven’t tried ant subscription box, not sure if it’s worth it.

  363. Bernadette says:

    Hello Karen, love your blog!

    I subscribe to Birchbox.

  364. Barb McGregor says:

    Glad to see your back from vacay!! It looks and sounds like you guys had an awesome time!! I did join the Julep monthly subscription but cancelled it. I honestly wasn’t too impressed with their polishes. The colors were ehh and the bottles are kinds small.

  365. Jackie says:

    My favorite summer makeup purchase has been Tarte’s Aqualillies Palette. It looks absolutely gorgeous on and doesn’t budge all day/night!!

  366. Michelle Teixeira says:

    Oh, my fave under eye brightener is a dark yellow liquid concealer by Mally. It totally does the trick for me because I am tan and I don’t get darkness under the eye but puffiness. So this brings light to the shadow cast by puffiness.

  367. I have known Karen despois your blog, I can not unglue it.

    I appreciate your way of living and I love the fact you love cats, I’m also in love with them.

    Alias Ò€‹Ò€‹I tell you something: you inspire me too! looks is not anyone who captivates me that way, even if you are very special.

    Sometimes I run into a lot of loneliness, but I think every day is an obstacle that can jump and reach our goal.

    Thank you for caring always with us your readers

    Love you and Tabs

  368. Shannon S says:

    I really seeing your Hawaii pics! I love Hawaii so much and wish I could go a lot more!

  369. Hi! I’m from Italy and you are one of the few foreign bloggers I follow πŸ˜‰ Love your pictures and your being so ironic πŸ™‚
    good luck to me and to all! Good luck to you too πŸ˜‰

  370. Jennifer says:

    So far I’ve been able to resist signing up for beauty subscriptions.

  371. Kate says:

    I too felt a little underwhelmed after watching elysium

  372. Melody says:

    I haven’t purchased makeup on eBay.. it scares me :/ I don’t do subscription services either. I want to try one someday.

  373. Sherice says:

    Kinda bummed today, I left work early (not feeling good) and I didn’t win a contest I entered on Instagram. Bummer city…but so glad I have one more day to enter this! I really love your blog Karen, so much!

  374. Not looking forward to the end of summer! πŸ™

  375. Daisy D Alary says:

    Since it’s still summer hot, I’m currently using Smashbox CC cream. I haven’t used it enough to see if it’s helping my skin (it’s supposed to help get rid of dark spots) but it is nice and light and a good match to my darker summer skin. Have you tried it?

  376. brittany says:

    oooooh love sephora

  377. Peggy Wan says:

    So excited that the contest was extended! Hope you and Tabs had a good weekend!

  378. Jennifer says:

    My summer is coming to an end since school starts next week. On the brighter side, it is time for me to go back to school shopping!

  379. Rebecca Song says:

    The best concealer I’ve found so far is the Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer. I find it doesn’t crease in the undereye area if I layer it over UDPP and skip setting it with a powder over where the “lines” are, and it’s emollient so it gives a gorgeous glow to the cheeks on dry skin when not powdered. The only drawback is that my mascara smudges when the concealer isn’t set, so I’m gonna try MAC’s Pro Longwear concealer next, since it seems less high-maintenance (a liquid concealer so it should set on its own) and I’ve had good results having that applied on me in-store! πŸ™‚

  380. Grace D. says:

    so. Can we just talk about the Rimmel Apocolips (or whatever they’re called) lip laquer thingies for a minute? Wow. Super pigmented and long lasting. They’re a drugstore dupe for the YSL glossy stains for sure. πŸ™‚

  381. Kelsey M. says:

    I’m subscribed to the Julep Maven Box, for a nail polish junkie it’s great! Love love love their formulas.

  382. Juanita Altamirano says:

    I love SEPHORA!

  383. rosy78 says:

    Has anyone ever been so tired and sleepy that you are falling asleep as you sit in your work area or close your eyes as your walking from place to place…just for a few seconds of coarse. That is my life right now…hope to get some R&R soon:)

  384. Liz says:

    I just tried Illamasqua for the first time & I’m obsessed! Gleam & blushes are amazeballs!

  385. mylinda says:

    i went to sephora today and was told that they wouldnt get guerlain’s fall makeup in until oct. october! that over a month away!

  386. Laura M says:

    I’ve purchased lots of things on ebay, and one of the best things I ever purchased was limited edition too faced palette that I missed out on the first time around. It came sealed and unswatched, I was really happy with it.

  387. Jennifer says:

    I think I’m still on the search for a perfect concealer! I bought a 120 eyeshadow palette from eBay once and it was really great for experimenting.

  388. Kendra C. says:

    My favorite concealer is tarte’s maracuja creaseless concealer. The medium color is perfect for my skin tone and the coverage is amazing (:

  389. JaNelle says:

    I’m currently weighing the pros and cons of dry most oil. Playing with The sample from c. Booth.. Yup my life.

  390. Jess Scull says:

    I just discovered the NARS radiant concealer and LOVE it!

    Must have! xo

  391. Kori M says:

    I subscribe to Ipsy and I looooove it, so much designer makeup! It’s way better than Birchbox, tried that for a few months and wasn’t impressed. Anyway, have a great week!

  392. I’m trying to get into the nail polish making business (like on Etsy). Anyone have any tips on how to get started?

  393. D says:

    I haven’t attended any weddings this year.

  394. Dana says:

    I’m hoping to head to Sephora this weekend to buy another Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder- I adore them! I have 4 of the 6 πŸ™‚

  395. Ginelle says:

    my favorite concealer is the collection 2000 one from boots :)!!! thank you so much for this lovely opportunity <3!! have a wonderful day!!

  396. Jessica G says:

    Haven’t been to any weddings this year!

  397. Jennifer Aviles says:

    My new fave concealer is my KVD Lock It Foundation. I simply use the foundation to post conceal : )

  398. Juliana says:

    Recently tried my first Zoya nail polishes and I am in love!

  399. Ellie P. says:

    The only beauty subscription I have is for the Julep Maven boxes. I’ve skipped a few boxes recently, but the It Girl California Coast collection I recently got is great!

  400. Doris says:

    Currently loving lip pencils in bright tropical colours (orange is a particular favourite) and creating bronze/gold smokey eyes to keep the summer feeling going despite the rain outside!

  401. Jean says:

    I just bought two of the biggest luxuries from Birch Box – Oribe products!

  402. sylvia says:

    still looking for a fave concealer! : /

  403. Tiffany says:

    I tried Birchbox for a couple of months and I didn’t really use the products they sent so I cancelled it.

  404. Avery says:

    My favorite shirt is my school shirt, with our mascot the narwhal!

  405. Jessica says:

    I love the Bobbi Brown duo concealer, so handy to have an undereye and blemish concealer in one palette, plus the textures are great!

  406. Aysha says:

    I have the worst dark circles in the world (and no that is not an exaggeration), you can see them a mile away. They are a very deep and cool brown shade and the only thing that truly works is the Bobbi Brown Peach Corrector. I’m hoping to try out the new NARS creamy concealers on top just to cancel out some of those peach tones, but other than that very happy with my corrector!

  407. Toby says:

    My favourite concealer is definitely the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer. Being a darker olive-toned woman, it is REALLY REALLY hard to find something that matches my skin tone; this may be the only thing I’ve found! Most things are either way too pink or wayyyy too yellow on me.

  408. paigest says:

    <3 I Adopted the most awesome dog today <3 him. Celebration always calls for a trip to Sephora!

  409. I’m so glad you’re doing another fabulous giveaway, if I win, I would love to get the new lip tars from OCC!

  410. chibicheeks says:

    I want to go floating this weekend!!

  411. Susan C. says:

    My favorite t-shirt is an antique! It’s navy blue and printed with the name of a parochial school (which I did not attend). I bought it for $5 at a yard sale. When I wear it during my travels, people often ask me what year I went there and if I
    remember Sister So-and-So. It’s a great ice-breaker.

  412. Nina says:

    I’ve never bought makeup off of ebay but I am on the prowl to see if the alice in wonderland palette ever pops up again at not so ridiculous prices! If it does then most definitely I will.

  413. Lisa K. says:

    Mally Beauty is my new makeup love!

  414. Sarah says:

    I’m so glad the giveaway is extended this week!

  415. Samantha Lim says:

    Last weekend, was my first time ever putting on bronzer. I looked like I have dirt on my face.

  416. Bonnie says:

    I’m looking forward to buying Nars if I win this! πŸ™‚

  417. Robin says:

    I’m a total concealer newb… I’ve tried a couple (bare minerals; Make-up Forever) and can’t seem to get the hang of them. So I generally just rock the dark circles as best I can. πŸ˜› Thanks for the great giveaway! πŸ™‚

  418. Taylor says:

    I have recently started to fill in my eyebrows and oh what a difference it makes! I don’t know why I haven’t been doing it all along.

  419. Raeleen says:

    I’ve never bought makeup from ebay before!

  420. Katherine says:

    I’ve never bough makeup from eBay, but I do buy nail polish, makeup, and skin care from Amazon.

  421. Dorothy says:

    Thank you for doing this again Karen, it’s very much appreciated! Fingers crossed & good luck to everyone (Y)

  422. jasmine says:

    It’s already starting to feel like fall where I live. I’m not ready for summer to be over πŸ™

  423. Janet G, says:

    I love the pictures with Tabs, he looks just like my cat!

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