Two Ways to Win a Benefit Sexiest Nudes Ever Eyeshadow Kit (a $30 Value)!

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WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is AmyE! Congratulations, AmyE! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. πŸ™‚

Benefit World Famous Neutrals Eyenessas Sexiest Nudes Ever box front

Er, no. I’m pretty sure the name of the prize in today’s giveaway, Benefit’s Sexiest Nudes Ever, was NOT inspired by Magic Mike, the groundbreaking film starring Academy Award shoe-in Channing Tatum… πŸ™‚


But snaps to you, girl, for making the connection, LOL!

I was really surprised by this eyeshadow kit (a Sephora exclusive) and its cool-toned smokey shades.

In all, it comes with six products — four Longwearing Powder Shadows in Milk It (a pearly off-white), Raincheck (a demi-matte mauve), Pause for Applause (a matte purplish pink) and Blingo (a metallic silver); and two Creaseless Creams in Bikini-Tini (a shimmery golden peach) and Holy Smokes (a shimmery bluish gray).

I hope you’ll love these colors as much as I do, and because I think you will, I’m giving one of the kits away today!

Benefit World Famous Neutrals Eyenessas Sexiest Nudes Ever closeup

Benefit World Famous Neutrals Eyenessas Sexiest Nudes Ever overhead

Benefit World Famous Neutrals Eyenessas Sexiest Nudes Ever box back

  • There are two ways to enter, 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, a comment about anything at all, like, do you remember the name of the first purple eyeshadow you ever wore? Do you like cream and sugar in your coffee? What’s one word that describes the way your hair looks right when you get out of bed in the morning? How often do you wear smokey eyes? When was the last time you had a salad? What’s your least favorite household chore? How long does it take you to decide what to wear? — you get the idea.
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    • Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a Benefit Sexiest Nudes Ever Eyeshadow Kit (a $30 value)!

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 11:59PM (PST).
  • Entrants must enter using a valid email address and/or Twitter account to win.
  • A maximum of two (2) entries per person — one within the comments at the bottom of this post, and a second entry via Twitter addressed to me @karenmbb.
  • Contest is open to individuals internationally and in the United States who have reached the age of majority according to their local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21).
  • Tabs and I (heretofore referred to as “T-Money and K-Dawg”) will select one (1) winner at random from the entries either left in the comments at the bottom of this blog post or addressed to @karenmbb on Twitter.
  • The winner will be announced here within 48 hours of the deadline.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. TGIF! πŸ™‚ Wait! — don’t go yet. Have you already entered these two other giveaways? The first one is for one of my favorite accessories of the year, the Zella Gathered Tote (I LOVE that thing).

  1. Two Ways to Win a Zella Gathered Tote (a $68 Value)! — Closes Friday, 12/28/12 at 11:59 p.m. PST
  2. Two Ways to Win a Benefit Most Glamorous Nudes Ever Eyeshadow Kit (a $30 Value)! — Closes Saturday, 12/29/12 at 11:59 p.m. PST

WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is AmyE! Congratulations, AmyE! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. πŸ™‚


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  1. Megan says:

    Ooooh, I had a sparkly purple from Clinique that I adored in high school. Don’t remember the name though!

  2. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I had a salad last night. I’m trying to be more healthy.

  3. Sara says:

    I think the first purple eyeshadow I ever wore was a CoverGirl single eyeshadow. CoverGirl was my jam when I started wearing makeup.

  4. Sandhya says:

    Woo hoo, love Benefit products.

  5. Doreena says:

    So hoping & praying I find a job soon! My concert life is suffering! Happy New Year all!

  6. Shana says:

    My first purple e/s was the Clinique Ash Violets duo!!!

  7. Tiffany says:

    My hair right now is wet and the only coffee I seem to enjoy is if I pay at least $4 for it. πŸ™‚

  8. Step says:

    I love coffee with cream and sugar, but I just get it with milk. I figured it was a slightly healthier, though less satisfying, habit to get into.

  9. smatik says:

    I already love birthday suit!

  10. Jaa Maurer says:

    I like to put flavored coffee creamer in my coffee =D

  11. Tennyoceres says:

    I remember someone giving me an eyeshadow duo from Clinique for my birthday when I was in high school. I thought at the time the plum in the set was too dark and goth. I really wished I kept it. I use dark a lot for my night looks.

  12. Kirsten H. says:

    I believe the first purple eye shadow I ever wore was Ecstasy from Urban Decay. I also love Coffee Mate French Vanilla creamer in my coffee. Mmmm.

    Or Starbucks Peppermint Mocha.

  13. colleen boudreau says:

    I hate coffee!

  14. anne says:

    My first purple eyeshadows were by Estee Lauder …a light one and darker one , just a dream to combine both.

  15. Stephanie says:

    My first purple eyeshadow was UD`s Asphyxia. I still have it and love it.

  16. Melissa says:

    I put EVERYTHING in my coffee–the super-synthetic, super-sugary, super-fatty super-bad-for-you nondairy ones that come in all the exciting flavors are my favorites. (chocolate bailey’s coffee at work?! yes please!)

  17. Icequeen81 says:

    my hair looks bouncy and curly

  18. Debbie says:

    Would love to try this palette!

  19. Irma says:

    Just took the foundation plunge yesterday and invested in the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. So far I am loving it. It is super lightweight and doesn’t make me break out but I think I am going to have to invest in a primer as well

  20. Hannah says:

    Lately I’ve been wearing smokey eyes all the time!

  21. Georgia says:

    this looks so stunning!

  22. helene says:

    if I play my cards right, I look like a dark haired einstein in the morning!

  23. Ana says:

    this palette looks amazing!

  24. Rachel says:

    love love love Benefit!!!!! those colors look great πŸ™‚

    Trying to stay away from coffee this year, becoming more of a tea peron (starbuck-passion fruit tea) πŸ™‚

  25. stacy says:

    Pretty! I have never worn a purple eyeshadow unless you count MAC Embark. More brown.

  26. Ana says:

    Would love to win this, can never have enough of a sexy nude eye

  27. Chelsey says:

    I hate cleaning the shower… such a pain!

  28. Rose says:

    No idea which one I’m most excited about!

  29. Christina says:

    I wish I could just wake up and have hair I can comb and be done with it! …but no, it really sticks up in all the wrong places, and so I always have to do a lot of fixin’!

  30. Mosse says:

    the first eyeshadow i wore was from a makeup palette my mum had. you know one of those palettes with different, eyeshadow, blushes, listick etc. i still remember how amazing it smells and what it looked like πŸ™‚

  31. Deretta says:

    I like a little coffee WITH my cream and sugar!

  32. Lisa Brown says:

    I still have my tree up

  33. Christina says:

    I like to pick my outfit the night before…and sometimes I even pick out my makeup, too! πŸ™‚

  34. Andrea says:

    I have bed head today!

  35. Anna says:

    Right now I’m having my 5th coffee of the day…this one with vanilla caramel creamer, no sugar πŸ˜€

  36. Nicole says:

    What a gorgeous set!

  37. Mandy says:

    Love the colours!

  38. Sara says:

    yay! purple!

  39. Barb says:

    When I wake up in the morning, I kind of look like a distant relative of the heatmeiser. Even though my hair is short, it sticks up horribly in the morning πŸ™‚

  40. Becky says:

    Silver is special!

  41. Tali Ivgi says:

    I really want to loose weight and it’s so difficult

  42. Marilyn Gonzalez says:

    I feel like my world revolves around coffee…it dictates how the day goes!!

  43. Shannon says:

    I like my coffee BLACK. num!

  44. Tayler says:

    My hair is a mess when I wake up. I braid it at night because it’s gotten pretty long but only like 3/4s of it is still in the braid by the time I get up in the mornings.

  45. Cyn Uehara says:

    Loving these giveaways. Thanks.

  46. Zoë says:

    My first makeup product ever was an under-eye circle cover-up from a health food store in sixth grade. Those have been bothering me for as long as I can remember! Thank god for makeup :)))

  47. jane says:

    Flash by urban decay or angel by bare minerals

  48. Sherice says:

    Gahhh I want to win this so bad!! I think Channing Tatum is amazing just because he loves his wife sooo much. Every woman in the world wants him but he talks about her all the time. I find it precious!

  49. Jennifer L says:

    I threw a couple cups of spinach in with my breakfast smoothie, and I call that a salad. So, this morning was the last time I had a salad.

  50. sweeks1980 says:

    I don’t remember the name of the first purple eyeshadow I used, but I know it was from Lancombe. It was a total game changer for me.

  51. Sarah says:

    I have tons of revision to do but it’s so hard to stop looking at makeup ahaha

  52. Megan says:

    wootwoot! Another giveaway!!!

  53. Nancy C. says:

    First purple eyeshadow…probably a NARS. Can’t remember the name. Love, love, love coffee with cream and sweetener. And I love this giveaway. Thanks!

  54. H. says:

    Yay! I want to say my first purple was from Jane Cosmetics.

  55. Jennifer says:

    My hair is a disaster first thing in the morning – not even a ‘hot mess’ – simply a mess πŸ™‚

  56. Jane says:

    I need to win this Benefit kit. Hope my boss doesn’t find out I’m checking in from work.

  57. gemi says:

    Im just starting to use and love eyeshadows. I used to think they were unnecessary and pointless, but Im obsessed now!!!

  58. Cecille says:

    Just made chiliquiles for brunch

  59. Lorraine says:

    I was eyeing these kits at Sephora yesterday- from the online swatches, I had thought I could easily pass this one up, but once I swatched it in person, I fell for it and now Sexiest nudes and the Most Glamorous Nudes are tops on my wishlist. The Raincheck shadow reminds me of my Nars Charade Duo(my fave purple ever). and I love the Creaseless creams. I wish Benefit would offer larger sizes of these 2 shadows, I think I’d scoop them up in a new york minute!

  60. Renate says:

    My first purple eyeshadow? I don’t know the brand anymore but I wore it every day, it was at that time the only color in my collection. It was a beautiful dark deep purple. Have never found an other one πŸ™

  61. Maureen says:

    I hate cleaning the bathroom!

  62. Caitlin says:

    I like Hazelnut creamer in my coffee.

  63. Caroline says:

    I only have a couple of cool toned eyeshadows, and both are cream formulas. I love experimenting with them for nighttime looks but would love to figure out some daytime ones as well!

  64. Megan says:

    I love lots of cream in my coffee! Lately, I’ve been putting eggnog in instead:)

  65. Margie says:

    Lately I’ve been drinking my coffee black, but I usually like a little creamer and/or sugar

  66. Aliki Moumoulidou says:

    Have a great new year, Karen!

  67. Miye says:

    I love that purple color! I have been having an obsession lately with purple eyeshadow…

  68. Sara says:

    Hair- Sca-ary.

  69. Jenny D says:

    I don’t drink coffee, and tend to avoid caffeine in general!

  70. brooke says:

    i hate dusting!

  71. Tracy says:

    I have been checking the Benefit website and Sephora to see if they have this yet! I would LOVE this!

    Thanks Karen!

  72. Jen B says:

    Least favorite household chore? Cleaning the shower! Such a hassle and I always end up getting myself, the floor, the walls all wet!

  73. debbie yoder says:

    Happy New Year!

  74. Charisma says:

    I absolutely hate washing the dishes and sink. yurk!

  75. Rachel B. says:

    Surprisingly, there were so many patients waiting for the doctor today, ditto at the pharmacy.

  76. Dee says:

    Hi Karen! I don’t really remember by first purple shadow but lately I have been enjoying (perhaps too much, :D) “Cut the Cake” from Too Faced Bon Bon palette.

  77. April says:

    My first purple was Clinique breathless

  78. Anjali says:

    I can’t wear purple eyeshadows!

  79. Sunny says:

    I never ever put sugar in my coffee. Occasionally I get a latte with fancy syrup but that’s about it πŸ˜‰

  80. Elizabeth says:

    I think my first purple eyeshadow was Estée Lauder Amethyst. So beautiful…

  81. Sara v says:

    TGIF!! Now if only I could watch Boy Meets World when I get home… πŸ™‚

  82. Aelyn says:

    I remember it was by L’Oreal! It was part of those one-sweep eyeshadow trios.

  83. Laura says:

    One word to describe my hair in the morning is frizzy!

  84. Kristi C. (@lov2read68) says:

    I’m a sugar in my coffee kind of gal! And I do enjoy my “foofoo coffee” as my husband refers to Starbucks-like drinks – lattes, etc.

  85. Joy says:

    My first purple was a Jane cosmetic, I can’t remember the exact name but it had Grape in it. A beautiful deep purple color.

  86. Mimi says:

    I named my pets after soccer players. Smithy the cat and Landy the poodle. πŸ™‚

  87. Sherry B. says:

    The first purple eyeshadow that I can ever remember wearing was a shade called “Mystic Mauve” that came in a set of two shadows and a small cake eyeliner palette by Avon many, many years ago. It was a gorgeous medium greyed-purple shade and I wish I could find a shade exactly like it! Thank you for the giveaway, Karen!

  88. Ashley says:

    My favourite Christmas gifts this year: a Crazy Cat Lady action figure and a I Can Haz Cheezburger Cat calendar!

  89. Kristina says:

    I redeemed my Starbucks free drink coupon today for a nice holiday treat.

  90. Katie B says:

    I think that I am going to have salad for dinner!!! Yummy!!

  91. Hope you’re having a great holiday season, Karen! πŸ™‚

  92. Leah says:

    Would love this set!!

  93. Sherry B. says:

    I tweeted @crystesmom23.

  94. Hoovering is THE worst household chore – it’s just vile!

  95. onegreatsmile says:

    i make my own daily latte with espresso and Lactaid every morning. It’s my favorite part of the day!

  96. Amie F says:

    I like milk and sugar in my coffee, but not cream or half and half. This palette looks great! Thanks for all of the giveaways, Karen. I really enjoy your blog!

  97. Alice says:

    I love Benefit, they never disappoint! “Raincheck?” looks so beautiful

  98. Barb says:

    I am a cream and sugar queen with the coffee. Must have.

  99. jaymie says:

    My least favorite household chore is washing dishes then dusting then vacuuming…

  100. Jessica Diaz says:

    I really enjoy your blog! 6 months pregnant with my 3rd child and could use a makeup update! Happy New Year!

  101. Miriam says:

    Double double baby!

  102. ROBYN says:

    I like coffee in my milk, sugar, and caramel flavor. πŸ˜‰

  103. Kayleigh says:


  104. Becca C says:

    I’m very pale, but I could see myself using at least 5 of the products in this palette. That’s really saying something for me πŸ˜‰

  105. marta says:

    I like my coffee with sugar

  106. Helena says:

    I can’t wait to dye my hair green!

  107. Jennifer Rivera says:

    The last time I had a salad was in September and it was actually the first time I ever had a salad, lol. I’m more of a meat lover πŸ™‚

  108. Missy M says:

    I prefer tea in my coffee cup

  109. Mai says:

    These palettes have totally caught my eye! They look so lovely and cute πŸ™‚

  110. Liz says:

    I have not even come close to perfecting a smoky eye. I need some kind of eye shadow class.

  111. Heidi says:

    I usually love to eat salad and it’s often my dinner in summer, but right now it’s so cold that i want something warmer in my tummy!

  112. Mrsshukra says:

    Fabulous eyeshadow!

  113. Lisa K. says:

    Karen, I’m sad! Your blog has become all about giveaways! What happened to product reviews?

  114. Vanessa says:

    I eat salads almost everyday because I’m too lazy to make interesting vegetable dishes πŸ™

  115. Andrea says:

    I think it was some nameless medium purple shadow by Nabi. I am not big on coffee but when I do drink it I use sweetener (Splenda) and some Walmart brand creamer. Shocking. Smokey eyes are kind of my go to look so I wear them quite frequently. Um…. about a month ago or so. At a restaurant I believe. I hate cleaning out the cat litter (though the cats gravitate towards me more than anyone, making me their mother). It really depends on where I’m going. If I am just running errands than I will pop on whatever is comfy like some sweats and a t-shirt or long sleeve shirt if it’s chilly. If I am going out to dinner or a movie then It takes me a good half hour to an hour to find something suitable to wear.

  116. Ellen says:

    My hair is a mess when I get out of bed – and not a cute, bedhead mess, but a flat and frizzy ball of blah.

  117. M says:

    I’ve been craving pho for weeks, and finally pho for dinner tonight. All these giveaways are amazing, thank you!

  118. Jenn says:

    Love me some nudes!

  119. tova says:

    oh really want theese πŸ˜€

  120. Nadia says:

    Tomorrow I’m seeing my family after 4 months and I couldn’t be more excited! Holidays are the best πŸ™‚

  121. Kelsey-Belle says:

    two milk in my coffee please!

  122. Brooklyn says:

    I love cream with my coffee, your blog, purple eyeshadow and THIS KIT πŸ™‚

  123. Edith says:

    Karen, I like hearing your share your updates on living healthy. I’ve let that part of my life go downhill and now I have 8 lbs of “emotional weight” to get rid of. Plus, I don’t think I’ve eaten any form of greens in AWHILE. πŸ™ Oh well!

  124. rosy78 says:

    Could go for a nap right about now. Too bad I’m still working.

  125. Preetha says:

    Cream and sugar……definitely.

  126. Jenn says:

    Always have to have a lil bit of cream and sugar in my coffee πŸ™‚

  127. Anna says:

    I never wear eyeshadow but this seems like a great place to start!

  128. Cailyn says:

    I just got this really cool ring today from James Avery and I’m wearing it on my middle left finger πŸ™‚

  129. Karla says:

    That pink shadow is adorable

  130. Oooh now THIS is the only that I REALLY wanted!! I LOVE the purple and mauve tones in this–really obsessed with using those types of shades on my eyes!!
    Becca @ The Beauty Sample recently posted … The Sample: NEW Pure+Simple Super-Vitalizing Eye Kit Review, Pictures & Giveaway!

  131. blkrox says:

    I have 3 words to describe my hair when I wake up – in a bun. Hahaha I don’t like sleeping with it down.

  132. Michelle says:

    I always take cream and sugar in my coffee. Two spoons of sugar…or 4 of those tiny packs of sugar if I get it from a coffee shop.

  133. Melissa says:

    Have you seen the show Once Upon a Time? I have. Stayed up all night watching it. Thanks Netflix.

  134. JMay says:

    I don’t drink coffee!

  135. steph b says:

    There was arugula on my sandwich at lunch today. That’s kinda like a salad, right?

  136. Lisa says:

    I can’t wait to get married in February!!!

  137. Tatyana G says:

    I am actually planning to make a salad right now, after I read your blog πŸ™‚

  138. The First Purple Eyeshadow I wore was called Amethyst by Maybelline and it came as a Single Eyeshadow and I still love it to this day because it’s so nice and if added with a little bit of water it gives the most beautiful Foil effect.

  139. Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe ) says:

    I love cream & splenda in my coffee!! πŸ™‚

  140. KPrice says:

    I just started wearing purple eyeshadow. While all my friends wore it I always wore green. MAC Satin Taupe was the first eyeshadow that made me think I should wear purple, and now my collection is growing. I’d love to add this palette – thanks for a chance at a giveaway!

  141. Kiara says:

    My hair looks crazy most of the time, especially when I first wake up!

  142. Mandy F says:

    I love the purple eyeshadow from Laura Mercier called African Violet…it was one of my fist favorite purple eyeshadows I wore.

  143. Sandy says:

    I take my coffee with cream only, finally weaned myself off sugar but I still like sugar with my tea. Love purple shadows, these are so pretty.

  144. Jamie C. says:

    I Normally Like wearing Smokey Eye Looks for a Night Out or for Special Occasions. I think it’s a look that can be pulled off in the day as well, but with less bold colors to get a more subtle and wearable smokey eye.

  145. Steph says:

    My hair is generally a tangled mess when I wake up in the morning, lol.

  146. Alyza H says:

    This palette is so cute for spring!

  147. Laura Case says:

    Im obsesed with the mascara Fairy Drops from Sephora. Its a must try!

  148. Christine says:

    My first purple eyeshadow was from the Kat Von D True Romance eyeshadow pallette in Sinner. The pallette itself seemed too mature and hardcore for me, especially since I prefer natural and nude eyeshadow topped with some winged out liner as my statement. Now, I’m glad I have it since its has a lot of pretty grays for smokey eye looks and some versatile shimmery lid colors. Each shadow is quite pigmented (much more so than stila) and intense enough to easily use as an opaque eyeliner as well. In addition to the purple, there was also a dark plum as well. But for girly girls (like me), Stila’s in the moment pallette is better! Purples, neutrals, and shimmer!

  149. eRiN says:

    I just had a big salad for lunch! Not of the Seinfeld variety, just a very large salad, my favorite: lettuce mixed with spinach, one Cara Cara navel orange cut into small bits, half an avocado diced into bits, sunflower seed kernels, feta cheese, and lemon juice vinaigrette. Nom. Very nutrient-rich and also the strong flavors overpower the taste of spinach xD

  150. Cat B says:

    I’ve never owned purple eyeshadow before but i have used it this halloween from my friend’s stila palette to do bruising for my zombie makeup. I’m pretty much a noob at makeup XD

  151. sophiemum says:

    I have never worn purple eyeshadow!

  152. Bridget says:

    ooooooh! so pretty!!!

  153. I Have never used a cream eyeshadow before and the only thing I know is that cream eyeshadows can be worn alone or as a base to make the other eyeshdow colors that get place over it to pop.

  154. Colleen says:

    Great giveaway! Thank you! & it was ceasar salad for dinner tonight.

  155. BooBooNinja says:

    We’re still painting the bathroom. How could the previous tenants ever think split pea green would look good with the greeny-turquoise bathtub and sink?

  156. shusheshe says:

    All the colours look beautiful!

  157. courtney says:

    I am starting the New Year off early! Yoga and tredmill here I come!!!! Along with my friends fruits and veggies. πŸ™‚ can’t wait to kick off my new year with a new me! Happy new year everyone!!!!!!!

  158. Zoey says:

    I want this kit soo badly!! I love purples and silvers on my eyes!

  159. Nina T says:

    Gorgeous palette!

  160. Laurel says:

    These colors are gorgeous!!

  161. Hannah S. says:


  162. Patricia says:

    I take creamer and brown sugar in my coffee.

    Which I take at least twice or thrice a day!

  163. Chelsea says:

    These kits are all so gorgeous, but wearable!

  164. Allisa says:

    My usual instant coffee I drink black, but any other coffee I add a ton of hazelnut cream and a few teaspoons of sugar.

  165. melissa says:

    I like coffeemate cinnamon vanilla or French vanilla in my coffee πŸ˜‰ I don’t remember the name of my first purple eyeshadow but purple and grey were the only colors I wore back in high school.

  166. Abhipsa says:

    I love those shades!!! I think purple might be the only cooler color that looks good with my coloring.

  167. Louise says:

    Love this palette!! Unfortunately, I spent all my Christmas money in Sephora before seeing this on the way out! πŸ™

  168. Stephanie Y says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever worn purple eyeshadow!

  169. Jill says:

    Yay for Creaseless Cream shadows – soooo fabulous!

  170. Tran says:

    I don’t drink coffee at all!

  171. WENDY says:

    Love purple eyeshadows!!!!! So feminine, so sweet, so romantic. πŸ™‚

  172. Audrey says:

    My first purple eyeshadow (and first eyeshadow EVER) was MAC’s Satellite Dreams! My friend bought it for me for my birthday when I was in middle school. I think that first trip to MAC kick-started my fascination with makeup!

  173. Tricia says:

    I ate a salad today for lunch! Thanks for the giveaway!

  174. Melissa says:

    I had a caramel pecan coffee this morning that was so yummy!

  175. Haley says:

    Leftover mashed potatoes πŸ™‚

  176. Alison says:

    I love cream and sugar in my coffee (especially cream).

    • Trish says:

      I still haven’t figured out how to wear purple eyeshadow! They say purple goes great with brown eyes but I must just not be choosing the right purple. Haha anyways maybe this kit will help me!

  177. Audrey C. says:

    I can’t remember my first purple eyeshadow because purple is my weakness! I’m immediately drawn to every and any purple. Sometimes I have to tell myself I don’t need ANOTHER one…
    Audrey C. recently posted … Back in the land of the living!

  178. Donna says:

    I think the first purple eyeshadow I actually remember having was Fairy Nights by Nars.. at least I think that was the name! πŸ™‚ I actually remember thinking Nars was a crappy brand because the eyeshadow was so hard and powdery.

  179. Katie Spangler says:

    Merry Christmas to Karen, Tabs, and Hubby! So far this Christmas has been full of family and fun, I hope it has been the same for you and yours πŸ™‚ Happy New Year, and thanks for all the blog-love over the years!

  180. Mel Layesen says:

    I usually put in more cream than sugar in my coffee. However, on the days when I want more caffeine in my system, I take my coffee black. Plus it looks cooler that way.

  181. Katherine G says:

    Wow, I haven’t commented in ages. I have been working a lot and feeling under the weather. This Benefit kit looks amazing. Everyone needs good neutrals that are fun, too. When I wake up in the morning, I usually look pale, and because I have some shorter layers I have to do something with my hair to make it look presentable (otherwise it can get very “There’s Something About Mary”). I hope you have a great weekend and you are awesome for not only posting every day but doing these giveaways.

  182. Ash Johnson says:

    I love my coffee dark and black with nothing added.

  183. Calli says:

    smokey eye is my go-to look!

  184. MarciaF says:

    I’m getting excited about New Year’s Eve – the first sleepover by my 20 month old grandson. My husband and I can’t stop talking about it.

  185. Mina says:

    LURV! Hope I win! πŸ˜€

  186. I think the first ever purple eyeshadow I wore was for Show Choir. I hit pan on that so easily because no matter how much we wore, the director demanded we put more on!

  187. Romona says:

    I would love to try those colors out! Very nice! And I love eyeshadow!

  188. Moon Kruska says:

    Glad that I am back to warmer weather! I am sure people are jealous about my white Christmas but it was brutal!

  189. Maria says:

    My question for the moment – to have a cup of coffee or not…?

  190. Kate & Zena says:

    I got my TPT shots and this would be great to cheer me up!

  191. Ale says:

    Love holiday coffes, yum

  192. Rosalyn francisco says:

    I love neutrals!

  193. Kylie says:

    Thankfully because I have so much hair (thickness), my hair falls down straight due to its weight. I was born with slightly wavy hair but it’s very unnoticeable unless I point it out or when I wash my hair. So when I wake up in the morning, unless I was sleeping on it in a weird angle, it more or less just comes out straight looking. πŸ™‚

  194. Brandy d says:


  195. Renee says:

    Love this palette!

  196. Sandra Maria Barbosa says:

    What wonder, I’m from Brazil and now I can enter a sweepstakes for your blog, which I love!

  197. Angel says:

    So, so pretty!!!
    And I love Coffeemate Italian Sweet Cream creamer. It’s addictive, once you try it you’re hooked!

  198. Vanessa F says:

    No sugar for me usually, though I do enjoy flavored creamer in my coffee!

  199. Danielle says:

    I am having a love affair with my new Keurig coffeemaker – especially with soy milk and Splenda!

  200. Lisa says:

    I can’t decide on my NYE mani: gunmetal or evergreen?

  201. Jae says:

    There was a girl in my class in high school who wore a purple shadow, more lavender than purple really, that flashed a subtle gold in the sunlight. It looked like it was made for her. And her eyelashes were about a mile long. Naturally, I hated her.

    Not really. πŸ™‚

    But I’d never seen a more perfect, more made for someone makeup ensemble.

  202. I hate doing the dishes most, we don’t have a dishwasher! πŸ™
    Krystle(Baking Beauty) recently posted … New Years Eve Manicure Ideas

  203. Susan says:

    I love purple clothes but I’ve always been scared of purple eyeshadows, but I’ve recently had a breakthrough – ‘cut the cake’ from Too Faced’s Romantic Eye palette. And now I want to experiment more!

  204. Yaritza says:

    my forehead is breaking out like its nobodies business πŸ™

    I love giveaways! Lately I love baking too! Happy New Year!

  205. BooBooNinja says:

    I think I’m addicted to Korean instant noodles.

  206. Denise says:

    May I please have a little coffee with my cream and sugar;)

  207. breyerchic04 says:

    These are lovely, I love creaseless creams.

  208. Chris El says:

    I love my coffee with half & half, 1 packet of raw sugar, and a sprinkle of vanilla powder. πŸ™‚

  209. Nikki says:

    I love my coffee with cream and sugar but I can drink it black if necessary.

  210. Jamie says:

    I wear smokey eyes at least a couple times a week. Would probably do it every day if I didn’t love winged liner so much!

  211. Lily says:

    Every time I try to do a smokey eye it just looks like I bruised myself. I’m working on it.

  212. Melissa says:

    i love cream eyeshadows!

  213. Melinda says:

    I really want to win this!!!!

  214. elvina says:

    i can’t wait! my brother’s mailing me the Sleek Sparkle 2 palette from London!!

  215. Cheryl says:

    The amount of purses I own is nothing compared to the amount of purses I don’t own.

  216. Soo Jin says:

    The first purple to start my purple eyeshadow obsession was MAC Parfait Amour!

  217. Judy says:

    Just had an awesome time with my two best friends! We rarely have a chance to all get together wah!

  218. Karen says:

    Purple is my favorite color of eye shadow!

  219. Camille Domingo says:

    the beastie boys said it best: “i like my sugar with coffee and cream!” πŸ™‚

  220. Vanessa says:

    Waiting to be called to board on my flight…

  221. nabel says:

    my boyfriend tells me i look like spongebob when i wake up lol

  222. Jessica says:

    Hazelnut creamer all the way!

  223. Aubrey H. says:

    My first purple eyeshadow was Bare Minerals loose “Lucky”…kind of a sparkly dusty eggplant. Still love wearing it!

  224. Karen W says:

    Sugar and heavy whipping cream in my coffee!

  225. Bonnie says:

    I prefer my coffee with fancy creamers, but I do cream and sugar when none are to be found.

  226. Helene says:

    cute names are always a plus in makeup!

  227. Kristina says:

    I ate yogurt this morning =) I wan’t coffee but I’m trying to break the habbit of drinking coffee every morning =)

  228. Barbara says:

    I had a salad yesterday!

  229. Phyrra says:

    Happy Holidays πŸ™‚

  230. Lyndsay says:

    I had a salad today with homemade balsamic dressing πŸ™‚

  231. Lara says:

    The colors in this eyesahdow are soooo me!

  232. Adriana says:

    Not technically one word about my hair in the morning, but:


    I have fine, thin hair, but it thinks it’s thick and curly. It can be great at times, but in the mornings it’s a nightmare!!! It’s big at the top and it forms into a square shape, and frizzy at the bottom. It can be so hard to control if I don’t follow my hair routine down to the T.

  233. Archana says:

    I am dreaming πŸ™‚

  234. Solangel says:

    Dying to try those cream shadows!

  235. Liz says:

    I was so excited to eat soup earlier that I burned my tongue. Twice. πŸ™

  236. Petunia says:

    fun! purple shadow is on my “must find the perfect…” list

  237. angela says:

    First eyeshadow was an urban decay brownish gold.

  238. Heather says:

    Have never worn a purple eyeshadow, but would love to try!

  239. Nicole says:

    Not sure about purple but I wore my first eye shadow for a ballet recital and it was a brown Maybelline one

  240. Paola says:

    It’s the holiday season… salads in a loooooong while! πŸ˜‰

  241. Sandra says:

    I take my coffee with half and half if possible, otherwise, with the most concentrated type of milk. No sugar/honey/sweetener needed!

  242. Jac says:

    Black coffee, please. I usually just go with espresso, though (Blue Bottle and other roasters, nom)

  243. Christine says:

    love the shades! such a fresh approach from the usual brown neutrals.

  244. bagaela says:

    First purple…by estee lauder, a beautiful firey-warm purple. Still love is!

  245. MF says:

    I really hate doing dishes!

  246. Mandy says:

    I have a terrible cold πŸ™ and i’m busy preparing for newyears eve. Today going to do some grocery shopping πŸ™‚

  247. Iren says:

    Wow, I love purple eyeshadows! The weird part is that I own lots of Benefit, but no eye products. Definitely need to get my hands on this! πŸ˜€

  248. Agata says:

    I love purple eyeshadows. If I am not wearing bronzes/neutrals, you will def see me wearing purples.

  249. Jennycakes323 says:

    I just saw these on Sephora and can’t wait to get my hands on one!

  250. Maggie O says:

    Did you know if you get shiny during the day and don’t have blotting paper, Starbucks napkins make great substitutes!!! So take extra and stash one in your purse, ladies!!!

  251. AmyE says:

    I use sweetened almond milk in my coffee. Kind of like cream and sugar! Thanks for the giveaway. It looks gorgeous.

  252. Vanilla Addict says:

    My first purple eyeshadow is hepcat πŸ™‚ by mac

  253. Angie says:

    Love this one too!!!

  254. Alexis D. says:

    I can not drink my coffee without cream and sugar. I also have to use flavored creamer! Mmmm πŸ˜€

  255. Krisz says:

    My motto: new year, new eyeshadows! πŸ™‚

  256. Caroline says:

    Purple is my favorite color. so, my mom bought me this set that had the most amazing purple I have ever seen. Never found one like it again.

  257. Amber says:

    I love purples! Thanks for all the great giveaways!
    Amber recently posted … NOTD – Gelish with Milani glitter tips!

  258. Tameka says:

    Just woke up and I’m still lying in bed at 10:05am yet the first thought that came to me was to look at makeup on my tablet. So I can safely say today is going to be a relaxing (lazy) day ^_^

  259. I have to have half and half and sugar in my coffee.

  260. Rachel says:

    I defiantly think benefit products are the best. Benefit is the only product I consistently use. They also don’t try to jip you out of any product, they can be used right till the end.

  261. Jennifer Pham says:

    I think I have a makeup-buying addiction! Lol

  262. michelle j says:

    I had the most amazing weekend with my family visiting from South Africa!!!

  263. Elly says:

    I think I’ve given up coffee all together, even with cream and sugar…just makes me feel stressed! And the last thing I want is unjustified feelings of stress, you know?

  264. sylvia says:

    time for lunch!

  265. Stef Smith says:

    Somewhere either inside my house, or out in the backyard, my cat is growling. I can’t tell where it’s coming from. Guess I should get off MBB, and go find out!

  266. Emily says:

    black coffee only. and that kit looks great.

  267. VictoriaJane says:

    Can’t have my coffee w/o 1/2 & 1/2. Nice shadow set!

  268. Brittany k says:

    I <3 benefit!

  269. Jill says:

    I wish I could wear purple eyeshadow, but they either make me look like I’ve been crying or I have a black eye. Boo:(

  270. Amanda says:

    I really want to try the creams in this set!

  271. Natasha says:

    The first purple eyeshadow I wore was probably Maybelline’s Colour Tattoo eyeshadow in purple, I’ve only recently started delving into purples πŸ™‚

  272. Alyssa says:

    Love purple eyeshadows.

  273. Janet says:

    I start the day with coffee to wake up, and end it with a cup of decaf green tea to relax.

  274. Amanda says:

    Raincheck looks like the prettiest smokey purple!

  275. Natasha says:

    Love it!

  276. Petya says:

    I’m very excited about these Benefit kits. πŸ™‚

  277. Amanda says:

    yowza! i love it!

  278. Jennifer Ryder says:

    I love cream and sugar in my coffee, and it’s gotta be from Dunkin’ Donuts with French Vanilla and Cinnamon flavoring. The only time I’ve ever had black coffee was after we were rescued after a boat crash in Hawaii.

  279. Kristin says:

    My first purple eyeshadow from MAC was Trax.

  280. inaya says:

    cats the musical has turned me to cat worship!

  281. Lauren says:

    I love benefit’s Creaseless Creams! They add the perfect punch of color in almost no time – perfect for my very early mornings!

  282. Marissa says:

    I had a crazy HIP purple and yellow eyeshadow I used to wear in highschool. I belonged in a Mardis Gras parade…

  283. Kat says:

    Once upon a time, I went to Starbucks with my friends and decided to try out their famous Pumpkin Spice Latte. Well, I took a large piping hot sipÒ€” and had to force myself to choke it down. I hated it! It was like… I can’t even compare it to any other revolting substances, it was that bad! But in the end, using the magical combined powers of Splenda and 2% milk, I got my money’s worth and was able to finish it, and even enjoy it. Very slightly. But still.

  284. TVo says:

    I think it’s safe to say that even if I don’t win this giveaway, I will probably pick one up for myself! It looks amazing!

    Thanks for the giveaway (:

  285. Erika says:

    I can’t remember the first purple eyeshadow I wore but I definitely remember the latest addition to my purple/plum collection – it’s MAC Shale and I bought it the day after I had found the review in the MAC Unsung Heroes series πŸ™‚

  286. Luciana Diniz Lima says:

    I hate almost all household chores

  287. Libby says:

    I just stopped by Trader Joe’s yesterday and spent more than I should’ve. Then I followed that up with a trip to Target and yet again, spent more than I should’ve. Why is it so hard to resist the Ts πŸ™

  288. Heather says:

    I wish I could do a good smoky eye. Always ends up looking like a hot mess!

  289. Jennifer says:

    I wear smokey eye looks a lot!

  290. Saddy says:

    I love a purple eye! smokey, or even just eye-liner.

  291. Kris says:

    This is a nice new year’s look.

  292. Yamilet says:

    Nice set of eyeshadow, I want to create my Mac eyeshadow collection and your unsung heroes series is helping me alot <3

  293. Lulle says:

    Hey I was in Vegas for a few days, and I found a slot machine called “Kitty Glitter”… it made me think of you and Tabs!! I posted a picture of it on twitter πŸ™‚
    Thanks for this fantastic giveaway!
    Lulle recently posted … Platinum has never been so cheap! Spoiled by Wet n Wild nail polish

  294. Sunandha says:

    Salad . . . Just sterday. Eventho i dont like it much

  295. Basak says:

    I love purple eyeshadows! I have brown eyes. Chanel’s Amethyst is such a complex color and my favorite purple.

  296. Jessica says:

    These look great! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  297. Alexis says:

    I definitely need a small but quality palette that I can use repeatedly since I’m going abroad next semester!

  298. bhevarri says:

    so pretty!!

  299. Sophie says:

    The packaging for these are adorable. i really like how it comes with the creams.

  300. quimerula says:


  301. Wow, another contest!

    I love coffee, drink it everyday and its what I really look forward to when I wake up…and when I get into the office. I drink it with cream and sugar.

    I haven’t really tried a smokey look before as I haven’t really tried any non nude shadows. However, I’m going to try soon — having recently seen your awesome bond tutorial!

  302. A. Mar says:

    Only sugar in my coffee! And I do so love Benefit.

  303. Jennifer Sheppard says:

    I only put sugar in my coffee! I like my coffee nice and sweet.

  304. oh my……must.have.
    so many purple little time
    must own them all!

  305. Lexi says:

    I can’t wait for these to come out. They look versatile and lovely.

  306. MJ says:

    I wear smokey eyes every day! My features are big all around so it actually doesn’t look dramatic on my face at all; it just makes my eyes look more open and defined and therefore make me look more awake πŸ˜€

  307. Kelly Cohen says:

    San Francisco has some of the best makeup companies.

  308. Evelyn says:

    I absolutely hate washing the bathroom especially the shower it takes the longest!!

  309. Ines says:

    I AM OBSESED WITH SMOKEY EYES! And I just bought a purple dress for new years, I plannimg on doing a purple-ish smokey eye for the ocasion, would love to try this out!

  310. Amanda G says:

    I like cheese~

  311. Emma B says:

    I had a salad last night for dinner.

  312. Jbatty says:

    Love these colors!

  313. Erica says:

    went to panda inn tonight and it was CROWDED, but so worth it!

  314. Selina says:

    It takes me forever to pick my outfit for the day!

  315. Lorraine ER says:

    The creams and Raincheck look especially pretty.
    I love their cream shadows!

  316. Linda F says:

    The one word that describes my hair when I wake up in the morning? Yeti. Haha!
    Linda F recently posted … Shopdates:: Society 6 Re-Opening!

  317. Ana Preda says:

    my first eyeshadow was one from avon-i don’t remeber its name;)

  318. Jbatty says:

    Love the colors!

  319. layla says:

    I wear a smokey eyeshadow look every time I go out. Its my go to look whenever i’m in a hurry, which is every single time.. lol.. i just love it. so easy to do and it looks amazing with little effort! I do a brown smokey look.

  320. kiki says:

    I hope 2013 will be a good year for me πŸ™‚

  321. Alena says:

    I love makeup and I do love sexy smokey eyes and I’ve never had anything from Benefit yet.
    Plus I tweeted too πŸ™‚

  322. Adrianna says:

    I tried some gel liners from a Korean beauty brand and totally in love with them! Reasonably priced too πŸ™‚

  323. Menia says:

    I really hate to iron clothes!!!

  324. Joanna says:

    The new Revlon Nearly Nude foundation is so awesome!

  325. Outlawd98 says:

    Since the tree only went up a week before Christmas, we’ve decided to leave it up until Easter.

  326. Connie says:

    Least favorite household chore: cleaning the bathroom

  327. Liz says:

    Hot coffee I drink with half and half, no sweetener. Iced coffee needs some vanilla syrup added to that!

  328. Let says:

    Love the look of Blingo!

  329. Liz Diaz says:

    PURPLE is my all time favortie color!!! :))))

  330. Julia says:

    I only wear purple as eyeliner.

  331. Tasha says:

    I named my first dog “kiko” after the bare escentuals eye glimpse. It was from the “puppy love” collection! About 5-6 years ago. Came to find out later on that Leslie Blogette’s dog is name Kiko. I message her personal fb about it and she replied!

  332. vaso851 says:

    Happy New Year!!!

  333. Briony S says:

    I love using purple on my eyes, it creates a lovely contrast against brown eyes

  334. Tiffany says:

    AH!! I just bought one of their other kits, and I love it! I really want this one – especially bikini-tini. It looks beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity πŸ˜€

  335. Kristina says:

    Least favorite chore is folding socks.

  336. Caitlin H says:

    Some mornings I wake up and my hair is perfectly tousled with the right amount of volume and texture… And then at some point it realizes “Oh wait, what are we doing? We’re supposed to be flat and lifeless because for Caitlin to have good hair for more than 15 minutes would just be wrong.”

  337. Leona says:

    My first purple eyeshadow was a sample from Clinique. It’s a beautiful dark plum color and I think they discontinued it :0/

  338. Amy says:

    I wear smokey eyes all the time!

  339. ShannoninBC says:

    Holy HOT diggity, those are some dayum fine cool shades! *fingers crossed*

  340. Amanda J says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever worn purple eyeshadow now that I think about it!

  341. Emily says:

    Just tried the Urban Decay lip primer for the first time! Really liked it!

  342. Brittany says:

    One word for my hair right now: bedhead! Hahaha if that’s even one word!

  343. Janelle says:

    No, I don’t remember the name of my first purple eyeshadow, but I know it was from a purple eyeshadow quad by Revlon, circa 2001.

  344. Liz Figler says:

    I love these colors. I’ve been using eyeshadows so much recently, so lovely!

  345. Christine says:

    The first purple eyeshadow I ever wore was one of those shimmery Bare Minerals one in a tube, I think it might be called Twilight or something like that?

  346. Rachel says:

    My first purple was Urban Decay’s Asphyxia

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