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Bare Escentuals Buffing Brushes

Are you a good buffer? I’m not. People say they can read me like a book. ๐Ÿ™‚


No, I mean buffer as in applying your bareMinerals makeup. Even if you’re not a great buffer, I’m sure one of these five buffing brushes can help.

As a matter of fact, let’s get this party started with a little giveaway.

The prize

One lucky lady will take home the Bare Escentuals Buffing Brushes Escentual Collection, a kit with the following five brushes and accompanying travel case (a $49 value):

  1. Handy Buki Brush
  2. Tapered Blush Brush
  3. Precision Liner Brush
  4. Wet/Dry Shadow Brush
  5. Soft Focus Shadow Brush
  6. Travel Case (looks like a fancy Yahtzee cup)

How to enter…

2ways2enterEntering is easy. There are two different ways, and you can do both of them for two chances to win.

First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post. In it, describe your closest brush with fame. ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you have a cousin in the movies? Have you ever starred in a TV commercial or eaten a cobb salad seated next to a famous singer at a Denny’s in Las Vegas?

I got a very brief interview with Sarah Jessica Parker in the back room of a Macy’s last year. The room was small like a coat closet, and I was sweating bullets! She was doing a promotional tour for Covet Pure Bloom, her latest fragrance at the time.

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RT @karenmbb: RT to Win 5 Bare Escentuals Buffing Brushes


  1. Enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, and don’t forget to use a valid email address so I can reach you if you win.
  2. Follow me on Twitter and retweet the following message:

    RT @karenmbb: RT to Win 5 Bare Escentuals Buffing Brushes

Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขll pick the winner at random from among the people who enter by 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, September 21.

Bona fortuna!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. styleezta says:

    I once had the pleasure of being an extra in a new bands music video…damn thing never aired!!

    oh yeah and when catch me if you can came out i went to watch it in LA and the same theater had reserved seats for Cameron Diaz, Matthew Perry, etc etc and so I got up to go use the bathroom there was Matthew Perry standing by the door. I did a double take and then with my second take he smiled at me ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= styleezta’s last blog post… SOTD: Site of the Day =-.

  2. Erica says:

    Sadly, my closest encounter with a celeb. happens through t.v or movie screen.

  3. Diana Kim says:

    While working at Nordstrom this past summer, Michael Kors came to do a mini runway show and promote his line in store. However, since I was on the floor working, I was unable to watch his show or attend the pre-show party. But later after the crowds had left with their goodies, I got to see Michael himself walk past my department. I only wish I didnt have a customer to help or my store manager walking with him, cause I would have run up to him! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Crystal says:

    I have never met anyone famous sadly. I’ve seen a couple of makeup artists for celebrities and such at events, but I don’t remember their names.

  5. Kate & Zena says:

    Closest brush to fame? Having my name in the Chicago Tribune for an article on the first blind singer in my choir.

  6. Cheng says:

    I went to a signing/meeting session with Michael Phelps in Baltimore after the Athens olympics. And I also went to a book signing of Sophia Kinsella, one of my favorite authors! But I’ve never had random sightings of celebrities, even though I lived in LA.

  7. Nina says:

    I have had a few encounters with local celebrities here in the Philippines but they’re not enough to get me starstruck.
    .-= Nina’s last blog post… Orange To L.A.’s First Blog Giveaway =-.

  8. Carol L says:

    I saw Ellen Degeneres in downtown Sf back in the day when she was still with Anne Heche. I also had a meet and greet with an author Laurell Hamilton.

  9. Rachael says:

    I went to a meet & greet for Mariah Carey and afterward I went to the restroom with a friend and she walked and I had to bite my tongue to stop from screaming in her face. she was really sweet and gave me a hug.

  10. dip says:

    hmnnn…honestly i haven’t really gotten a lot of celebrity action! lol.
    once at pier 39 in san francisco i met Lou Ferigno (the original Hulk), and then this one time I was working at a film festival in san francisco and Elijah Wood was there, I opened the door for him : P
    haha but that’s about it.
    .-= dip’s last blog post… Itรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs On, Nylon =-.

  11. Robbyn says:

    I’m from Wexford, PA. I went to the same high school as Christina Aguilera. In fact, she was three years behind me in school. That’s the closest I’ve come to fame.

  12. nicole says:

    I met Nick Carter! Well, this was back in the day. He was in South FL and was going to race his boat. There was only one other fan there besides me so I got to take some pics with him! Unfortunately he was kinda hungover. BUT, I was on Cloud 9 for the longest time!!

  13. Megan says:

    While I was briefly working at a museum in Pittsburgh, ESPN came in to film an interview with two popular Pittsburgh Steelers who played in the 1970’s — Rocky Blier and Franco Harris. To prevent the crowds from pushing in on them, my fellow coworkers and I formed a sort of human barrier between the players and crowd. I happened to be standing right inbetween the two and a little behind, so when the camera focused on Franco, I was on ESPN for about a second!

  14. redhead says:

    All my family members are VERY musical! One relative of mine had a few hits in the 70’s. Hopefully one day I myself will be the closest brush with fame I’ve had. xD

  15. CC says:

    I met an member of a boy band at a meet-and-greet years ago. My friend won a contest and asked me to come with her. I was underwhelmed by it all, but I don’t know if it was because boy bands were no longer huge, I wasn’t a fan of his or the band, or because he was just so normal!

  16. Michelle says:

    Hmmm, my closest brush with fame is when I was in a self defense class & we were featured on the 10 o’clock news. I was in fifth grade lol.

  17. Tiffany says:

    I guess mine would be meeting Andre 3000 from Outkast several times and having an actual conversation with him once!

  18. Preceida says:

    OmG I this is hilarious story even my grandkids will hear. But I went to the club with my sister and this guy was trying to hit on her all night. He would not stop pursuing her, but my was married and not interested. Before we left, the bouncer told us that the guy chasing my sister was actually a Raiders football player!! LMAO

  19. Melia says:

    I’ve been in coffee-shops sitting next to local (Greek) TV stars or musicians, but that’s about it.

  20. Samantha says:

    I have season tickets to the Sox, and from time to time Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck will come to a game! Needless to say we’re all starstruck.

  21. Lydia says:

    I met Henry Rollins when I was in college ha ha!

  22. Kellie says:

    Would love these brushes! I have a little celebrity anecdote.
    My husband and I volunteered to work an event during the Obama campaign. Everyone was chosen for a job but us. So I asked the woman in charge what to do. She gave us what I thought was a crap job and stuck us in front of a blocked area and said to make sure that no one went through. It turns out that it was the backstage area. We stood next to Matt Lauer the entire time. And Obama came out right next to us. So we got to meet him and shake hands. Yay!!!!! Being picked last really paid off for the first time in my life!

  23. BeckBeck says:

    Real Famous Person: Conan O’Brien did a speech at my university when I was a grad student, and we stood in the autograph line afterward and he signed FedEx envelopes for my boyfriend (it was the only paper handy). Apparently there was a running joke about wearing FedEx envelopes on one’s head, but I was a little old lady of a college student and never stayed up late enough for Conan so I didn’t get it.

    Pseudo-Famous Person: I have two cousins who have been on TV, one as a small-part player on several shows (a reenactor on America’s Most Wanted, a bartender on a soap opera, etc) and his brother, who was on… COPS! (As the arresting officer!)

  24. Darby says:

    I was at the Today show on my birthday a few years back and got a birthday hug from Ann Curry

  25. kathemc says:

    I almost literally ran into Sean Lennon. Also struck up a conversation with Colin Quinn in a sushi restaurant in LA.

  26. Deb says:

    I’ve had a few run-ins with some pseudo, and real celebrities, but I think my favorite incident was when I met Michael Showalter. What an adorable man! He was just as socially inept as I expected him to be, and totally hilarious. I really wanted to ask him to get a drink, but I’m pretty sure he had better things to do.

  27. Jill says:

    I am an equestrian and I go to the Worlds Championship Horse SHow ever year in Kentucky. Each year I see Carson Kressly and William Shatner who are both avid horseman.

  28. Nada says:

    sadly i havent had anything close to a brush with fame..ahh :[

  29. Nicole Elliott says:

    I got to meet country singer Dierks Bentley. He had pointed and winked at me during the concert and afterwords when we met he told me “Hey I saw you in the 3rd row!” I nearly hyperventilated! LoL. We sat and flirted for quite awhile and I got my picture taken with him…it was great! ๐Ÿ˜€

  30. Solรƒยฉ says:

    I’ve lived in LA for over five years and the closest I’ve come to running into a celebrity was the time I saw Gary Sinise having lunch with his family at Fin’s in Calabasas. A small part of me wanted to say, “Hi lieutenant Dan!” but I would never do something that annoying. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, I’m pretty sure I saw Garcelle Beavuais at the Gelson’s in Encino once but I’m not sure if it was her. It probably was. She’s drop-dead gorgeous in person – flawless skin.

  31. Sarah says:

    I met Blake Lewis at the State Fair. Not gonna lie, I almost fainted. He is a hunk ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Marilyn says:

    I went to Duke and brushed by JJ Redick. Basketball was HUGE at Duke, so it was almost like touching Johnny Depp ๐Ÿ˜›
    .-= Marilyn’s last blog post… Thank you, to my entire running posse! =-.

  33. Eru says:

    I once modelled in a Hairdresser’s show, does that count? ๐Ÿ˜€ By the time, I was working for the TV too so all the team saw me with soaking-wet hair and a gazillion clips on. Yep, they included me in the news program later… LoL!
    .-= Eru’s last blog post… Chanel Holiday Collection 09/10: Golden Cage =-.

  34. Lulee says:

    hmmmmmm, this is a toughie… oh i know! i touched taylor swift at her concert. it was pretty epic.

  35. Dana says:

    Way back in the 80’s when I was a little ballet student in NYC, I used to shop at the same grocery store as Ric Ocasek and Paulina Porizkova. Paulina was always in glasses with no makeup and was the most beautiful person I’d ever seen. As for my own 15 minutes, the closest I’ve gotten was dancing on local TV twice – ballet as a teenager and tango as a grad student.

  36. Lorraine says:

    I saw the camera set ups and trailers for an Antonio Banderas movie Ecks vs Sever, they were actually filming that day but alas I failed to spot the famous folk.

  37. my closest brush with fame was in a walmart with my little sister. she resembled (very closely) Britney Spears at the time, and we were chased through the store be screaming teens.

  38. Jenn says:

    I was in a pageant that was broadcasted on tv two weeks ago!

  39. Sarah says:

    My Grandmothers sisters children are the Baldwins. So every family reunion I get to see them.
    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… CrazyCatLadie: RT @karenmbb: RT to Win 5 Bare Escentuals Buffing Brushes =-.

  40. Gina G says:

    I met Prince while working as a chef – he was super sweet and shy ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Amy says:

    My only brush with fame was meeting Richard Marx when I was a kid LOLOLOL
    .-= Amy’s last blog post… Family Fun Musings =-.

  42. Holly says:

    Never have! =(

  43. Stacy Z says:

    Closest brush with fame– my sister is friends with the girl who played Kit’s best friend in the American Girl Kit movie. ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Angie says:

    Long ago, when Joey Fatone(from NSYNC) was in the Broadway version of Rent, my sister and I saw it and got to take a picture with him afterwards. ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Sleepy says:

    Wooo~thanks for the give-away. I want to leave a comment specific to what you have requested, but I would be breaking HIPAA rules! All I can say is that I used to work in LA, and I’m in the healthcare field. Lips sealed!

  46. Shivotra says:

    none at all ๐Ÿ™

  47. tabby says:

    Met Skillet.

  48. maria says:

    i’ve never met a celebrity i’ve only seen them on tv

  49. Hayley says:

    I haven’t had any encounters, but my friend was an extra in a movie with Samuel L. Jackson and he said “hi” to him.

  50. angela says:

    hm, the closest thing i have is *almost* touching taylor swift as she was coming down the aisle in one of her concerts. love taylor <3

  51. Christina says:

    Michelle Obama went to my high school? Yeah that’s pretty far-fetched I know. Hmmm, someone else from my high school was Principal for a day. He starred on ER for a while. DO I remember his name? Nope. Sigh.

  52. Toni says:

    When I was 4 years old, I was on the local station for Romper Room and had a blast! When I was in college, I met Stephen Collins (Rev. Eric Camden from 7th Heaven) at a charity baseball game he was doing, along with the movie crew (they were filming in Chester, SC).
    .-= Toni’s last blog post… Downsizing My Stuff =-.

  53. nikki says:

    I havent had any close brushes with fame at all! im from the south, celebrities dont go down there ๐Ÿ˜› Though george clooney did film leatherheads not too far from where i grew up

  54. Janelle says:

    My closest brush with fame was passing Jonny Moseley on the UC Berkeley campus! I was flustered, giggling, and wildly gesticulating to my friend that he was about to walk by us! When he finally did walk past us, he looked at me (acting like a lunatic) at laughed. lol. I’ve also walked behind William Hung on campus.

  55. Angela says:

    I used to work at a call center for a loan/lease company for vehicles. Ben Stein (the teacher from Feris Bueller, he does Visine commercials now) called in about his vehicle. I was so happy/excited to talk to him. I didn’t say anything to let him know that I knew who he was. But my husband said I should have said, “Bueller… Bueller…” I didn’t want to get fired or make him mad.

  56. Nadine says:

    I’ve attended lectures given by scientists and engineers who are famous in their fields. My brushes with celebrities in the entertainment industry are far fewer. When I was at the airport once with some peers, they got all excited and ran over to a rapper to take photos with him. I didn’t care, though. I can’t even remember his name.

  57. Babybubblz says:

    Cousin was in a couple of commercials in HK…but that’s not very famous ๐Ÿ˜›


  58. AndreaMarie says:

    Laura Mercier, at a Neiman’s special event. Does a makeup celebrity count? LOL

  59. TerriB says:

    Served a frozen yogurt to John Travolta years ago. Sold an architecture book to John Malkovich years later.

  60. Michelle says:

    When my husband and I were visiting NYC, we stopped in Serendipity to check it out (it was packed and we didn’t get in), but Lisa Rinna (right after her Dancing with the Starts stint) and her hubby came walking right by us. A few people asked to take pics — and she was nice about it ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Jen says:

    I was on TV once and someone recognized me when I was at the airport. That was almost as if I were famous!

  62. Tuhina Dayal says:

    I once saw Chris Evans (Human Torch from the movie Fantastic Four) walk by me at the Gypsy Bar in Boston. But by the time I realized who he was, he was long gone.

  63. Megan says:

    Well! I recently met Larry King. My dad became friends with his personal assistant (it’s a rather long story but our local newspaper wrote an article about it! hahah here’s a link. i’m in the picture!

    He is really nice. Patty (his assistant) took us to his house, gave us a little tour. We met his two boys (they were running out of the house to head to a Dodgers game) and their Austrian nanny, Lib Lib. His house is gorgeous and in the heart of Beverly Hills. We then went to the CNN studios, met Larry, and were able to sit in on a live taping! And Yes, his shoulders really do look strange in person. ๐Ÿ™‚
    that’s ONE of my famous people stories. I’ve also met Davy Jones from the Monkeys, Percy Sledge (Sings “when a man loves a woman”, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Billy Burke, Catherine Hardwick, & Michael Sembella (he wrote and sung the song “Maniac” for Flash Dance.

  64. cutie_pie says:

    when i was in NY a couple years ago i could’ve sworn i saw orlando bloom!! lol thats it.

  65. jane says:

    some far uncle of mine is a korean comedian.. he is on korean tv all the time. ๐Ÿ˜€

  66. Sarah says:

    wellll…. living in LA, i do run into several celebrities here and there….and then working IN the E! building (not for E!) i see a lot more ๐Ÿ™‚ it keeps me always looking for who i will see next!! Ive seen the Kardashians, Denise Richards and of course Mr. Ryan Seacrest all the time! but my favorite “brush” of fame was running into the awesomely fabulous JANET JACKSON!! (right before MJ’s passing, RIP) my knees were shaking … it was pretty grrrrreat, even though i didnt say a word. LOL

  67. le says:

    I just saw Mandy Moore on the street today!
    .-= le’s last blog post… beauty cycle =-.

  68. Miriam says:

    I was given the opportunity to go to Uganda with a non-profit called Invisible Children, which raises awareness and funds for the 23 year long ongoing war in Northern Uganda through their Schools for Schools competition. (For more information about the war or this organization, go to I was interviewed for several newspapers throughout the South Florida region.

  69. Eunice says:

    hum hum. well, i was a concert a few days ago and i had pretty good seats so the camera might have caught me (score!!) and my uncle has been in a commercial before so *hee*

  70. lelila says:

    closest is with a local celeb, i got near her (Sarah Geronimo) and asked for an autograph, lo and behold, the pen i gave her didn’t work, she tried 3 times and smiled, and say, “sorry it doesn’t work”. haha! talked about being unlucky!
    .-= lelila’s last blog post… Bloggers giveaways! =-.

  71. Kailey says:

    I live in So Cal. I meet celebrities all the time xD
    I go to school with a lot of actors and models ahaha.

  72. Ellie says:

    I ran into Haley Joel Osment while waiting for the SATs….. I didn’t see the Sixth Sense, so….. yeah.

  73. Kellie says:

    I forgot that I met Marilyn Manson once. I was at a Hole/NIN concert. Manson opened for them. Later during the Hole show he was in the audience. My friend wanted to meet him so badly. I didn’t see the allure and wasn’t nervous. So I started a conversation with him for my friend’s benefit. He dressed very modestly in a flannel and jeans. But he did have bloody make-up all over his face still. He acted very normal. I told him that after seeing his show I thought that he was kind of a freak. He thanked me! And we continued talking for awhile longer. Weird!

  74. amy says:

    In Grade 7 I won a children’s poetry contest sponsored by the local newspaper. My name was published in the Vancouver Sun (newspaper) and I received a certificate for the win. The elementary school library received a poetry and short story book and in the book it has a copy of my certificate with my name and year of win printed inside. During a school assembly, the principal announced my name and I got some recognition from it.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… John Masters Organics Bourbon Vanilla Tangerine Hair Texturizer =-.

  75. Kiran says:

    I saw some celebs like Nelly, Jamie Foxx and some football players at a club when I went to Vegas this Memorial Day long weekend but unfortunately didn’t meet them ๐Ÿ™

  76. L says:

    Oh man, I’ve had two exciting almost-brushes.

    #1 — I am a GIANT Beatles fan — ludicrously so, considering I was not around for half of the 80s, let alone the 60s. Anyway, back in 2005, all I wanted for my birthday was to have a ticket or two to the Paul McCartney concert nearest to my college (I actually ended up going again this summer, too, but that is another story for another day). The problem is that the seats were all sold out, so I had to go through a scalping agency to get them. I took a bit of a gamble, and bought tickets that were seriously discounted in the row R of the 100 level that were noted as having a “possible limited view.” When I got to the concert, my tickets were as far to the side as possible (near the stage entrance), but the view was not obstructed at all; in fact, I was close enough that there was no reason to look at the big screens. The concert was freaking amazing, and I turned into a classic screaming Ed Sullivan Show-esque fan girl. After he finished his second encore, I was jumping up and down like a crazy person, blowing kisses to a man 44 years my senior. He took a step off stage, when I guess he caught a glimpse of me out of the corner of his eye, because he took a step back and turned around to blow one straight back at me (and, yes, I was the only one nuts enough to blow kisses, so it was clearly directed to me). I spent the next ten minutes squealing with glee:
    Shitfaced mid-50s man near us: YEAH HE BLEW IT TO ME TOO, HONEY!
    It was fantastic.

    #2 — This speaks volumes about how much of a nerd/liberal/nerdy liberal I am, but I will share it anyway at the risk of being judged. My extreme lameness should be at least a little entertaining regardless of political ideology.

    I was on a plane with Al Gore. Let’s let that sink in for a little: sure, Paul McCartney is first, and always will be, but I question whether that really counts as a brush with a famous person in that I was so far away, and this experience certainly beats out when I actually met and shook the hand of Kevin Sorbo as a child at Universal Studios. Yes, I fully recognize this is more exciting to me than it should be. This is not meant as a means to incite a political dispute, because I fully accept that this makes me at least somewhat pathetic. You do not need to remind me.

    Okay, so, this was about a month after the London-Heathrow terrorist plot bust in ’06 when all the liquid outlawing started. I was flying from Edinburgh (Scotland) to Heathrow in coach, and he was in first, so if I had tried to move up the plane, I probably would’ve been tackled to the ground and tasered (like I could possibly injure anyone — I weigh approximately two pounds). I spent all my time on the plane thinking about, oh Gosh, what would I say to Al Gore to not sound like a lameass who actually contemplated what she should SAY TO AL GORE, and how this probably meant I should not tell him that I had my mom get his autograph for me at a meeting (we’re from DC, and my mother does enviro things) when I was in third grade and how I brought it to school for show and tell that week. Of course, by the time I got out of the plane, he was nowhere to be found. It was truly a heartbreaking experience.

    These are my tales of fame. I’m sensing some serious jealousy from the latter story…

  77. Shiny says:

    I met a Bollywood star once… Sharmila Tagore… funny thing we actually met at the International AIDS Conference, where she was the one of those celebrity advocates – and she was nice enough to pose for a photo with me ๐Ÿ™‚
    It’s kind of awesome… me, a movie star, and a transgendered activist (hijira) all together in the photo.

  78. Jenny says:

    At Tao nightclub in Vegas, I heard that Nelly, the rapper, was in the VIP section next to us. I didn’t see a thing but decided to take random pictures of the area next to us. Then the next day when my friends and I looked through them, he really was next to us!! So now we tell everyone that we got to party next to Nelly, hahah. ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. Pam says:

    A few weeks ago, I stood right next to the man I have idolized since I was a preteen. His name is Emanuel Sandhu and he is an accomplished Canadian figure skater, singer, and also dancer on So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Not only is he drop dead gorgeous, he is also Half East Indian and Half Italian. Being of East Indian descent myself, I grew up admiring him and his talent on the ice and it gave me hope that maybe one day I could have the same chance to be there on the ice as he is. A few weeks ago I was at Sephora which finally opened its doors for the first time in my province just a few months ago and I noticed this gorgeous man, looking around as though it was his very first time being there and he was letting it all sink in (Emanuel is known for wearing makeup during his figure skating days). He walked past me, looked at me, stood next to me and I was *sigh* in a blissful state to say the least. Because of this man, I used to go through the sports section every day to see if there was an article on him. I would clip pictures of him from the paper. I am 23 nowรขโ‚ฌยฆand although I donรขโ‚ฌโ„ขt keep up with figure skating the way I used toรขโ‚ฌยฆI have still been and always will be a big fan of his. I wish I had the guts to go up to him and say hiรขโ‚ฌยฆbut I didnรขโ‚ฌโ„ขt want to bother him. Needless to say, I was still very fortunate to see himรขโ‚ฌยฆand at Sephora of all places!

  80. Cassidey says:

    My closest brush with fame was getting front row tickets to a Beyonce concert for my birthday one year…It was nice to be able to watch her directly and not have to rely on the screens so much.

  81. Teresa says:

    Hiiii Karen!
    My closest celeb encounter would be when Amanda Bynes was promoting her new movie in our mall. I didn’t go up to talk to her but I did get a glimpse of her behind the humungo crowd!
    .-= Teresa’s last blog post… lalaloverly: RT @karenmbb: RT to Win 5 Bare Escentuals Buffing Brushes =-.

  82. Agnes says:

    While I was in Hong Kong this summer, I saw Kobe Bryant at a nike store promoting his new shoes! =D Unfortunately, everyone in Asia LOVES him and therefore, I had no chance of getting close. =(

  83. Cindy says:

    I got to do a conference call with JJ Abrams this past summer for the newspaper! It was the greatest thing ever. I was definitely geeking out a lot… ๐Ÿ™‚

  84. Ashley says:

    Eeee! -squeals- a celebrity! I’ve seen many famous stars and living in Vancouver makes it a daily thing ๐Ÿ™‚ I saw Jackie Chan film a movie right across my mom’s office when I was 8 and I saw him again when I was 13 in Hong Kong (he was staying at the same hotel as me!). I saw Superman (super hot Tom Welling) my first year at high school. Just last year I ran into the Winchester boys from Supernatural and Megan Fox! I can’t wait to run into more though, it’s always a thrill ๐Ÿ˜€

  85. star says:

    My closest brush with fame was seeing MC hammer once in a a supermarket

  86. Marisol says:

    I met Macy Gray at the Summerthing Concert a few years ago. I won VIP access for me & 5 of my friends. Got the royal treatment!
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone =-.

  87. Jen says:

    I once stood in front of Jason Biggs (the guy from American Pie) at Starbucks. Despite the fact that I live in NYC, I never really see anyone famous.
    .-= Jen’s last blog post… Feed has moved =-.

  88. Emily says:

    When I was in LA a couple of years ago, I was staying at the same hotel as the American Idol finalists and got Carrie Underwood and Constantine’s autograph ๐Ÿ™‚

  89. afroditagirl says:

    O live your site and of course I have Bare Escentuals! A couple of years ago I had some samples from this company (make-up) and I tried them, instantlly I fell in love :D:D Thank you for this great contest. I retwitted also your mesaje @afroditagirl

  90. Lily says:

    hey those brushes look great!

    Last summer i was walking down little italy, and who drives past me? Tracy jordan.. the comedian on 30 rock! ๐Ÿ™‚

    love your website ๐Ÿ™‚

  91. Beth says:

    I met Liza Minelli one evening and she got down on the floor and played with me.
    I was about 18 months old.
    This was about 1971/72, and Liza was HUGE at the time.
    You can imagine my parents surprise when they went to this dinner party (one they had monthly with several close friends) and my uncle and brought one of his friends and his friends’ date, none other than Liza Minelli. No one had told my parents, I guess they were trying to keep it quiet. We lived in south Arkansas, so it wasn’t something that happened often.
    The coolest thing about it was, NO ONE acted like she was famous. No one asked her about her career, acting, her mother, nothing. My dad said that they just treated her like a normal human being. No pictures, no autographs.

  92. Cindy says:

    I had my picture taken with Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age and it was published in Blender magazine.

  93. Ashley says:

    I was on the phone with my friend Natalie right as she RAN into Phil Collins at the airport.

  94. Laura says:

    I saw Ellen Degeneres in San Diego a long time ago–it was when her sitcom was on the air.

  95. Jaimie says:

    I went to the same school as Kid Rock and Eminem’s brother… And I’ve met William Shatner…. Does that count?

  96. Olivia says:

    Hmm, my closest brush with fame would probably be vicarious: my cousin went on tour with the band Switchfoot, but that’s about it!

  97. Amy says:

    I went to the Asian Excellence Awards at UCLA and got to shake Daniel Dae Kim’s (Jin from Lost) hand ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. bomi says:

    i was in tv commercials when i was younger, my family friend is a famous actress in korea, my other family friends own an entertainment company/record label sorta thing,
    i don’t know, i didn’t think about stuff like this until now hahha.

  99. Jessica says:

    I was on the news talking about the rain, which is a big deal here in Arizona. ;D
    My uncle plays in some big baseball team in Korea.
    Nothing too big.

  100. Andrea says:

    I saw Selena Gomez going out of the mall once, but that’s it for me !

    The Handy Buki brush gives such good and precise coverage ! but I’ve had mine for two years now and it has become all rough and spiky :/

  101. giselle says:

    I live in Miami so I’ve seen some well-known people before. I walked next to Molly Sims at the airport, then I saw Janet Reno at the same one lol. I also met Shane West. I saw a famous spanish soap opera star at my local El Dorado furniture store hehe..spanish soap stars are big in miami! And my mom met Jay-Z and Beyonce. We found pictures of her online standing behind them lol!

  102. Michaela says:

    Hmm. Well, Jessica Simpson once walked *this* close to me at a movie theater. I didn’t know who she was at the time, though.

  103. Camille says:

    My closest brush with fame has to be either serving Patti Smith a coffee, or meeting Dan Wilson (lead singer of Semisonic). My boyfriend plays cello for some of his studio stuff!

  104. Rita says:

    A couple of years ago I was a face (one of 4 persons) to promote an international b-to-b directory. For several years my face was on their catalogue, on their webpage (a video) and even in a tv add all over Europe. This all became possible through an online competition. I do not know even this day, why I was chosen to be one of the winners. The competition was not national, but organized by a French company, and the prize was 3 days in Paris all expences covered!

  105. ritadebora says:

    Never met anyone famous.

  106. Denise says:

    I did Raquel Welch’s makeup!! When I was working in the cosmetics dept. at Neiman’s in Dallas she came in to shop with her entire “clan” of assistants and bodyguards. She is incredibly beautiful in person…she is a truly beautiful diva inside and out. She was classy, friendly, and kind…but also very specific about her likes and dislikes while being open to my suggestions. Anyway, she allowed me to apply a new bronzer, blush and lippie trio (liner, lipstick and gloss) to her oh-so-perfectly beautiful face and then she bought several of the items.

  107. Austrian_Babe says:

    I won a trip to L.A. last summer. Actually, the tripร‚ยดs main purpose was to meet Rose McGowan (from Charmed and that Quentin Tarantino movie), but she kept delaying and canceling the date of our meeting (and that delayed my trip, I had to wait almost a full year to go!), so I asked the contest people if I could just go to L.A. without meeting her, and they said yes. So I got to go with a friend of mine. This is what we got for free: hotel room for 5 days+plane tickets+rental car+ some cash.

  108. Sara Mathison says:

    I ran into Adam Sandler at an airport years ago. We ate a sandwich one table from eat other and I said Hi. I also met George Carlin. He was a really nice guy.

  109. Shannon says:

    I was in Moscow, Russia, at Red Square, around the same time as the Backstreet Boys (back in like, 2000 or so). I had no idea at the time, but my best friend, who was obsessed with the Backstreet Boys, was convinced that we were in the same place at the same time, lol.

  110. When Hugh Jackman (a.k.a Wolverine) was starring on Broadway in the musical The Boy From Oz. When I found out that most of the performers arrive 90 minutes before the show, I took a chance at waiting by the stage door. It was a really, really, really cold night (like 13 degrees), and no one else was there. When he arrived, I blubbered (naturally but didn’t cry). After my autograph, I asked for a hug and he gave me one. Nearly 6 years later, I still get the vapors when I tell this story. ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= brooklynshoebabe’s last blog post… Stream of Consciousness =-.

  111. Belle says:

    Singapore is really small so it’s common to bump into local celebrities often. But other than that, pretty much nothing..

  112. Anisha says:

    i’ve been in the local newspaper many time because of girl guides and helping out in the community ๐Ÿ™‚

  113. Selena says:

    OMG. How funny when I think about it. Saw Joe Gannascoli (Vito on the Sopranos) in the Italian Market in Philly. Got my picture taken with Mark Consuelos at the Philadelphia Auto show. Been in front of Stephen King’s house in Bangor Maine. Would you call these brushes? LOL.

  114. Heather says:

    while in sydney, i saw a guy from this extremely funny australian show. My cousin & aunt were excited, but he was on his cell phone. One half of his face had blonde hair & eyebrows with BOTOX and the other half was black hair, eyebrows, and no botox!!

  115. Dao says:

    In high school, I was on TV! Actually, a TV station went to my school to film one of my BFFs and since I was her BFF, I got to be on TV with her, too. However, I didn’t get to see my 10 second of fame though but the whole class (and the rest of the school) saw it.
    .-= Dao’s last blog post… Beauty Literotica: Universal Beauty by Cara Birnbaum =-.

  116. Theresa says:

    I used to work retail in Nashville, TN, and the store would occasionally get a random country music star. I helped Dolly Parton a couple of times. I also got to help Vince Gill get a rocking horse for one of his kids.

  117. penelope says:

    i was at a latin parade and there was this famous singer singing a song…but i was far away

  118. Kerry says:

    I see local New Zealand “celebrities” quite often around the streets of Auckland. But I’ve never met anyone truely famous. I’d love to meet SJP – jealous!

  119. Lucy says:

    I was on TV twice, it was local TV. I was in a choir while in middle school and we sang on a TV program. The second time I was an adult. I had a 30 second public service announcement about our union. I met Willie Mays the baseball player while I was working at Columbia records. I waited after a Phillies game a very long time ago and saw Pete Rose, Mike Schmidt and other members of the team. Also saw some of the opposing team the Dodgers. I was also in line to go on the Jungle Boat ride in Disney Land. Right near me was Michael Caine and his beautiful wife. This was also very long ago. I couldn’t believe how stunning his wife was. That was the extend of my celebrity and also my sighting of celebrity. Thank you.

  120. Sandy Dibbell says:

    I used to do computer trade shows and when I was in San Francisco doing a demo, Harry Anderson from Night Court stopped by our booth. I was the only one who recognized him, and he put his finger up to his mouth and said “ssshhh!” I finished the demo, he said “great job,” winked, and walked away.

  121. DanielleO says:

    I was sitting in a Ritz-Carlton lobby one time with my 1-year-old, and Richard Wagner sat down near to me and started chatting about his grandchildren.

  122. Sarah V says:

    I guess my closest brush with fame was when I wrote Beverly Cleary a fan letter when I was a kid (I loved her books) and she hand wrote me a letter back. Oh, and once I took a cat’s cradle class from Paul Fleischman (another children’s author).

    Yeah…I really loved reading when I was a kid. XD

  123. Deidre says:

    In my closest brush with fame, I saw Jackie Mason crossing the street in New York City and screamed out “I LOVE YOU JACKIE!!”

  124. Emily says:

    I went to LA and ate at the Ivey and we sat next to David Hasselhoff. He was so tan and leathery, it was pretty gross. I also got backstage passes to meet Kelly Clarkson! Also, the Dixie Chicks sang at my elem. school when I was in 1st grade! Other than that, nothing too exciting!

  125. Alaina says:

    I ran into one of the Jonas Brothers while I was babysitting. I’m not going to lie, I screamed like a fangirl.

  126. Deretta says:

    Alas, no “brushes” with fame… so I need these brushes to FIND fame!

  127. Abigail says:

    a girl who i took a class with now gives the entertainment news on national tv. ๐Ÿ™‚

  128. Danielle says:

    I was in the same locker room as Ashley Olsen at a country club. She was taking a shower and talking to her assistant about what they should have for lunch. A year later, I saw her at Bouchon, a restaurant in the Napa Valley, and my boyfriend bummed a cig from her!

  129. peach says:

    i was going to be in an major instructional video for students (haha) but i passed on the offer!

  130. Jasmine says:

    I’m from Singapore and I’m only 18, but my closest brush with fame was when I brought the Prime Minister and his wife on a tour of an art gallery! I was so star-struck. ๐Ÿ™‚

  131. Joanne says:

    About 20 years ago, I saw Richard Gere in person in New
    York City. He starred in a play on Broadway and I was
    so close to him. It was a great experience that I will
    never forget !
    .-= Joanne’s last blog post… Will You Miss Prescriptives? =-.

  132. Winnie says:

    Once in middle school, a news station came to film an awards ceremony that I was involved in. My back was on tv for the entire broadcast. ๐Ÿ˜€

  133. Christina says:

    A few years back while working at Nordstrom in the Brass Plum, I rang up Mark Hoppus from Blink 182. He was buying women’s panties…and kept saying it wasn’t for him.

  134. Kelly Marker says:

    I once met Ethan Hawke when he filmed Great Expectations in FL, He wasn’t very nice, he only had about 8 people show up to get autographs, so maybe thats why.

  135. Diana says:

    The closest I have been to a celebrity is when i went to Micheal Jordan’s last basketball game,and at the end they were interviewing a player with an afro,(cant remember his name)and we walked next to him.
    Once the back of my head was in a commercial.(:

  136. Cindi says:

    I met an actor some years ago that was on a tv western. His name is Clint Walker!
    Thanks, Cindi

  137. Cindi says:

    Also, I follow you on Twitter!
    Thanks very much for a chance at these
    wonderful brushes. Cindi

  138. Nicole says:

    Adam Sandler has been filming a movie in Massachusetts for the past three months… well I decided to visit the shoot the next town over from me and was able to see and wave hello to Rob Schneider and Kevin James. Sadly, I never spied Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler or Chris Rock.

    P.S. I love makeup brushes and could use a few more in my arsenal:)

  139. Amy says:

    Served Paul Newman a hotdog in high school while waitressing in Rockport, MA, he was still hot. Didn’t really appreciate it at the time. While bartending, served Steven Tyler, Gary Cherone from “Extreme”, other assorted musicians. Met Steven Spielberg, Ellen, and walked up my street with Magnum PI, Tom Selleck while they were filming in Rockport. He was shy and seemed shorter. Had Rob Schneider butt in front of me to pay a cashier one penny that he owed her for overpumping gas!! He was little and cute. I never mean to bump into these people, honest. Although I have to admit when George Clooney was filming the “Perfect Storm” in town, I wish I bumped into him. Saw him playing basketball in a parking lot.

  140. Crystal Stubbs says:

    Back in August I went to the Bret Michaels concert and got to meet him.

  141. jessica says:

    i saw howie mandel in a vegas nightclub.. he was greeting people but wouldn’t shake anybody’s hands b/c he’s a germaphobe. ;p

  142. yourshar0na says:

    When I was working at a Pirates-esque dinner and show deal one summer, Black Eyed Peas member Taboo came in with his family. Small world!

  143. Pat says:

    Mmmm…lemme see, I sat at the same Starbucks as Alan Alda once. He was carrying a tennis racket (no great surprise) and reading a newspaper. Of course, I let him be but did glance more than a few times, heh.

  144. Anu says:

    Dev Patel (from Slumdog Millionaire) is some kind of a far away cousin of mine. I should have paid attention when my mom tried to explain it. It’s one of those “he’s a cousin of a cousin’s aunt’s sister-in-law’s younger sister’s….etc.” kinda relationship. LOL.

    P.S. – I LOVE the handy buki brush, sadly mine has just been used way too much so its all scratchy now.

  145. Apple says:

    I covered a Lady Gaga presscon. She was at an arm’s length away from me, I was so ecstatic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  146. Ali says:

    There must be something about Red Square, Moscow.

    I was having coffee and cake at a table next to an American man (who very helpfully passed me some sugar when I asked) and then my father trying to subtly tell me something (looking like he was choking or having a fit), eventually he wrote down on a napkin “Don Johnson, Miami Vice” and then a big arrow pointing towards the man in question.

  147. Gail says:

    Met Count Basie & Ella Fitzgerald backstage at a concert – Boy does that show my age – LOL

  148. Halifax says:

    I don’t come close celebrities, thinking I might bother them if I do ๐Ÿ™‚

  149. Luciana Lima says:

    No close encounters for me yet ๐Ÿ˜›

  150. karlenma says:

    the closest i got was being part of a large cast for a pepsi commercial in the late 80’s. ๐Ÿ™‚

  151. Mary says:

    I was 10 feet from Justin Timberlake once. ๐Ÿ™‚

  152. Neesha says:

    My closest brush w/ fame was when I was buying balloons at Hallmark for my sister’s graduation a few years ago and the girl in line in front of me was Danielle Fishell, the chick who played Topanga on Boy Meets World. I didn’t realize it was actually her — but I told her that she looked a lot like her and she kinda smiled. I then said, “I bet you get that a lot, huh?” And she said yes. I left her alone after that.

    My friend was having dinner at Benihana’s after that and saw DF there celebrating her sister’s bday and got a pic w/ her… So close yet so far!

  153. Lou says:

    I guess my closest brush with fame is that someone who I was at school with was in The Tudors but that’s kinda it. Bit lame I kknow!

  154. Grace says:

    I have been in a movie…but it was my film student friend’s senior thesis. Other than that…my aunt and uncle are script writers for commercials! Haha, that’s pretty much the closest I’ve been to fame.

  155. Megan says:

    One time I was within 20 feet of Jimmy Buffett. Probably the best moment of my life. No really. I LOVE JB!!
    .-= Megan’s last blog post… Hang รขโ‚ฌหœim from the yardarm =-.

  156. G says:

    Went backstage at a Pink Floyd Concert in the 60’s – SO MUCH FUN BACK THEN

  157. brittany says:

    i’ve beeeeeeeeeeen with eggs from true blood

  158. Jennifer says:

    I am a graphics operator for a TV station, and I was once forced to appear in a holiday commercial for the network! I had hair and makeup done and everything (HD is not very forgiving!)
    .-= Jennifer’s last blog post… Dimples Cupcakes – A Review =-.

  159. Kandice says:

    I’ve met quite a few famous people in my day…but my best brush with fame was getting backstage at a Korn/Linkin Park show a few years ago and hanging out at the tour buses. I met Korn, The Used, and Tito Ortiz! My hubby still teases me because he says when I was introduced to Tito, my jaw dropped open!

  160. Veronica says:

    When i was in high school, i took a trip to NY with my bff and saw Miguel Nunez Jr. at ground zero. Very nice guy, took a picture with me and everything. ๐Ÿ™‚

  161. Frugal Girl says:

    I was outside the Much Music studio when they were rehearsing for the Much Music Video Awards 2008. Though, I don’t remember the name of the singer.
    .-= Frugal Girl’s last blog post… Rich Bride Poor Bride =-.

  162. Lydia says:

    I have family friends who are the aunt and uncle of the Wilson brothers. It is always fun to go to their house and find out that Drew Barrymore had sat in the same seat I was sitting in.

  163. Melissa says:

    I watched Kathy Griffin go into a restaurant in Manhattan two years ago followed by her film crew for her show, “My Life on the D-List”. I don’t remember the name of the place…and my brother in law served Jennifer Hudson at Maggiano’s in Tampa, FL recently.

  164. vnssa906 says:

    My closest brush to fame: I was around 10 years old, and my summer camp took a field trip to Yankee Stadium for a tour of the stadium while the Yanks were out on the road. We all had the chance to run through the field. One of the other kids ended up tripping over the pitchers mound, twisting his ankle. It just happened that ABC news was filming a segment about the stadium. I ended up being interviewed by the newscaster, to explain our day… by the time we got back to Brooklyn, I was a local celebrity, all my neighbors telling me, you’re famous Vanessa! saw you on the news Vanessa….. ahh my 1 minute of fame lol

  165. Victoria says:

    No close encounters in my past. Perhaps in the future.

  166. Step says:

    I was sitting on a suitcase in front of Central Station and Macy Gray walked by with her entourage. She looked like 10 million feet tall and I wanted to take a picture, but I was 14 and trying to act too cool for that stuff.

  167. Colette says:

    i live in vancouver-aka hollywood north…and there are famous celebs here all the time (cough twilight cough)
    my celeb brush happened this past may when my friends and i were shopping at zara downtown. i was waiting in line to pay and i could see my friends waiting outside the store laughing loudly. when i came out, they refused to tell what was up until we were far away from the store. it turns out dakota fanning was waiting right behind me in the line and i didnt even notice. they wanted me to get away from the store in case i said anything embarassing

    also my dad was forced to trade seats with jennifer gardner’s body guard when he was flying up to vancouver from lax.

  168. sooz says:

    I was just at the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance as a seat filler! Basically, I sat in the seats when actual important people got up to pee, so if they showed the audience the seats weren’t empty!

  169. geekchic says:

    i was playing a show with my band at a tiny venue in the middle of nowhere norcal, and the drummer of a very famous band was in the crowd for some reason. he was standing right up against the stage and i so badly wanted to impress him that i got nervous. i was so distracted i totally tripped on the cable to my bass guitar and ate sh*t. real cool. :3

  170. Rica says:

    1. I was once a child actress at a local cable company.
    2. No, I don’t have any cousin in the movies, I wish my cousins/me can be part of the Twilight Saga though. LOL
    3. I have starred on a TV commercial, but I have never been that close to a celeb in Vegas. Well, the last time I went was when I was 12, so I didn’t know any better.

  171. leslie says:

    The only time i had an encounter with a famous person was with Jody Watley.I was in the 4th grade and i wrote her a letter and she actually wrote me back on the backside of her autographed picture!

  172. martan says:

    I met once John Cena in Philadelphia back in 2005. and he is a nice guy.

  173. Raha says:

    Never had one

  174. Jennifer K says:

    Growing up in L.A. I have had quite a few. However, the funniest was last year while attending grad school in a small town. My research lab was in a National Geographic documentary on Cat Genetics. ๐Ÿ˜› Not that any of us became famous from that one!

  175. Sha says:

    I was the Backstreet Boys at the airport when I came back from vacation. They were really and my sister took a pic with them.

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