Two Ways to Win a Clarins Barocco Rouge Prodige Lipstick

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  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Mary Valleau! Congratulations, Mary! 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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You may be asking yourself, what’s with all the rouge lately? The brands just love that word, don’t they? Rouge this and rouge that.


The word may not be all that original anymore, but it’s berry appropriate when it comes to Clarins’ Rouge Prodige limited edition lipstick.

Dressed to thrill in black and gold, it’s semi-matte, unflavored/unscented, and looks opaque on my lips with a single coat.

If you can see yourself slipping into this lovely lippie, then warm up your giveaway muscles, girl.

Here. We. Go! πŸ™‚

A Makeup and Beauty Blog Giveaway!

  • One (1) tube of Clarins Barocco Rouge Prodige lipstick (a $24 value).

  • 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 how you apply lipstick (Do you go straight from the tube or use a lip brush? Do your bottom lip first and then pressing your lips together? Do tell.), the name of the last movie you watched in a theater, the person you look up to the most, or tell me about one of your hidden talents — 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 Clarins Barocco Rouge Prodige Lipstick (a $24 Value)

  • The deadline to enter is Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 11:59PM (PT).
  • 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 of any country 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,


  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Mary Valleau! Congratulations, Mary! 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. Rochelle says:

    I think lipstick is a hard thing to find like foundation. Sometimes it doesn’t work with your skin tone or sometimes it just makes you look off. It takes a while to find the perfect color :p
    Rochelle recently posted … bby-Rochelle- RT @MusingsofaMuse Win a SURPRISE beauty lot at http-tinyurlcom-2acyhef

  2. Danielle F. says:

    What a beautiful lipstick!! The packaging is divine!

  3. Tiffany says:

    im turning 19 tomorro! i wanna win~! = D

  4. Erin says:

    This packaging is like almost too amazing.

  5. Lana says:

    what a beautiful vampy color

  6. Sonya says:

    Just saw Black Swan the other day. Lovely costumes, cinematography, etc.!

  7. Tarren Roberts says:

    Straight from the tube, baby! The only way to do it!

  8. Georgia says:

    gah that lipstick is so pretty. i’m currently watching the inside man– man clive owen is beautiful!

  9. Radhika says:

    Karen, I loved this collection from Clarins – went to the counter to ask about it, and the SA has not yet even heard of it….I do hope it turns up in India at some time! I just want it for the packaging πŸ˜€
    Radhika recently posted … All things Pretty – Makeup

  10. Ashley says:

    “The word may not be all that original anymore, but itÒ€ℒs berry appropriate when it comes to ClarinsÒ€ℒ Rouge Prodige limited edition lipstick.”

    Karen, you are very PUN-ny! (har har har)
    Ashley recently posted … Hoarders- Cosmetics Edition

  11. Mary Cris says:

    i like wearing lip balm first then my lipstick straight from the tube πŸ™‚ how does tabs wear his lipstick??

  12. JessL says:

    Would love to try this lipstick!

  13. Kate & Zena says:

    Happy Christmas, Karen!

  14. Rachael says:

    Secret talent: Eating spicy food and getting heat rash.
    Rachael recently posted … Time for Cuteness

  15. Natalie Wilkinson says:

    ooh la la lipstick!

  16. angie says:

    love red lipstick!

  17. Janet Huang says:

    I like to eat cheese

  18. diana says:

    i love reds especially during the holidays it just brightens up one’s face. i put on lipstick by starting in the center of my lips and just brushing it out.

  19. cybèle says:

    I’ve never tried any Clarins product but that color is GORGEOUS! I love rich reds.

  20. Rosie says:

    i love lipstick!

  21. Tatiana says:

    Oooh I’d love a chance to win this gorgeous lipstick! The packaging’s so pretty, and if I won it, I’d totally give it to my mom because she would rock this color like no one else! It’s right up her alley πŸ˜‰

  22. vonnie says:

    straight out the tube, bay bay!
    vonnie recently posted … Awesome Giveaway at Funny Face Beauty

  23. Molly says:

    Holy gorgeous, Batman! I’m an “out of the tube” girl, myself- I don’t know about Batman, though. πŸ˜‰

  24. Yao says:

    Is it weird that I do my upper lip first? It’s because I’ve got a pretty sharp Cupid’s bow, so I have to be careful not to color outside the lines, as it were. πŸ™‚

  25. Appu says:

    Almost, always straight out of the tube! The packaging of this one is so classy πŸ™‚
    Appu recently posted … Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel

  26. Audrey says:

    One way I love to apply my lipstick when I want a more sheer or natural look is by dabbing some onto the middle of my lips and slightly patting the color on the rest of my lip. I like doing this when I want some color but not too much.

  27. Gina G says:

    Wow what a great prize! I am am mid way thru a Nightmare on Elm Street marathon (for my husbands birthday) I just took a break to look at makeup online πŸ™‚

  28. Heather says:

    Straight out of the tube – haven’t invested in a good lip brush yet.
    thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  29. Nina says:

    I’m a sucker for this kind of color. I imagine myself wearing it but then when I actually try and wear it out, I sort of chicken out and blot it instead of wearing the color full on. But when I win this, I’ll definitely wear this on my lips full on, not blotted!

  30. Natasha says:

    i apply straight from the tube πŸ™‚

  31. Meg O. says:

    I don’t bother with lip brushes… I apply all over and then press together!

    Also, following you on twitter πŸ™‚
    Meg O. recently posted … Happy National Cupcake Day!!!

  32. Nika says:

    Hi Karen, the last movie I saw in the theatre was Frozen. It is by far the most depressing movie I have ever seen. It brought me down so much!

  33. Grace vick says:

    I’m so excited for Christmas!!!

  34. Kate Williamson says:

    People are always impressed that I still have lipstick on after eating a full meal. The secret? Don’t let your lips touch your fork! I love how the reds are so wearable now. They make your lips look just bitten. When I see pictures of myself in high shool, I look like Mrs. Potato Head or Leona Helmsley with my giant opaque red lips. Don’t get me started on the lipliner fiasco.

  35. mint says:

    that’s a beautiful red and i love the packaging!
    mint recently posted … SANA Soya Milk Q10 Toner

  36. LC says:

    Oooh, I love me some red! I definitely rock the dark-hued lipsticks. =)

  37. monica says:

    I LOOOOVEEEE that color. i am def a lipstick girl and I’d love to add this to my collection!!

  38. Cecille G says:

    Can’t wait for Christmas!!!! Merry Christmas T money and K Dawg

  39. Nadine says:

    The packaging looks so luxurious!

  40. Nicole says:

    I’m going to take the easy way out. The last movie I went to see was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. Not originally my thing, but really good stories actually. Lots of fun once I was introduced to them by my family all these years later.

  41. michelle says:

    huzzah for lip products

  42. charlie says:

    i’m starting to obsess over baby pink =)

  43. Lynn says:

    For neutral colors, I apply lipstick straight from the tube onto my bottom lip & then press my lips together. For bold colors, I use a lip brush!

  44. Elizabeth says:

    Straight out of the tube! πŸ˜€

  45. Rebecca says:

    I would love to try this lipstick!

  46. Monica says:

    I <3 lipstick, I feel undone without something on my lips

  47. Diana says:

    I need a new lipstick in my life… And this gorgeous Clarins tube would do perfectly!

  48. Madelynn says:

    Lovely packaging!

  49. Jennifer L says:

    Gotta love lipstick!

  50. Biba says:

    Count me in! It would be a great Christmas present πŸ˜€

  51. MommaSweets says:

    Hi Karen,

    a berry-lovely colour!

  52. Polarbelle says:

    I’ve had a bad stomachache today But I love your blog, nothing could keep meaway.
    Polarbelle recently posted … Beauty giveaways to check out

  53. Rocio says:

    Mrs. Karen, I read your blog without fail every day, you are so dedicated and amazing! Get it girl!!!!

  54. Melodyy says:

    Watched Tron and it was an okay movie. Didn’t love it, didn’t hate it.

  55. pat says:

    love love love lipsticks !!!!

  56. Hollie says:

    I love this lipstick, its a gorgeous colour. As for Tron, I loved it, the soundtrack in paticular x

  57. kypris says:

    Apply lipstick from the tube, and bottom lip first… and lots of blotting! But I am not very good at it yet…

  58. Christy O says:

    I cannot stop baking. I wish I could somehow make money off of consuming my baklava and brownie cookies at 2am.

  59. Joy says:

    This is my 2nd (consecutive) year to celebrate the Christmas holidays away from my family who are continents away πŸ™ I’ll be hosting Christmas lunch & dinner at my place though (which only means I’ve still got loads of things to do).

  60. Tiffany S. says:

    Oooh gorgeous red and beautiful packaging!

  61. Elaine says:

    I am wearing glittery red lips to a christmas party tomorrow! check out dustyohunter’s video on youtube for a better idea πŸ™‚

  62. straight from tthe tube- bottom lip first πŸ™‚
    aquamarine565 recently posted … MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner

  63. Catherine says:

    I never notice it without lipstick on, but whenever I do have dark lipstick on, the shape of my lips tends to always look different than what I expect…which is weird, because you’d think I’d know how my lips look, but the shape just looks so different with and without lipstick…

    Anyway, Clarins is awesome! πŸ™‚

  64. Iben says:

    It’s almost Christmas πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  65. Emily says:

    Definitely the bottom lip first then press together technique. Hmm…. not sure where that habit started… Probably not the best though because my upper lip has much less pigmentation! Ah well, that’s what opaque lipstick is for!
    All the best!

  66. Looks gorgeous, I can totally see myself loving this lippie

    I like to apply my lipsticks straight from the tube.

    I also follow you on twitter as but the twitter account is a different email address:
    Jen@My Funny Valentine recently posted … Face of the Day with MAC Texture eyeshadow

  67. Simona says:

    That’s funny, I work in a place called Rogue!

    I barely ever wear lipsticks, I don’t have much experience with them so it always feels like I have to check on it to see if it’s not all over my teeth or face.

    However, this is a beautiful color, would be perfect for my Christmas outfit.

  68. meibaola says:

    I apply from the tube to the centre of the lips and then use a lipbrush to achieve an even layer of product all over my lips. I like to wear lipstick over Benefit LipPlump: it makes my lips look fuller, neutralizes my lip colour and makes any lipstick last much longer *_*

  69. Neela says:

    Straight from the tube. I don’t have a decent lip brush.

  70. Julia says:

    I usually apply straight from the tube unless it’s a very dark pigmented lipstick, then I use a brush to control how much I apply.

  71. creamylatte says:


    I’m a girl from Denmark and I’ve been following your blog for more than 1 year! This is my first comment ever…. I’m sorry but I’ve always been a silent reader :p

    anyway, you’re AWESOME !!!!!!!

    merry christmas,


  72. Stephanie says:

    I use a lip brush for dark colors. .

  73. Marie says:

    I’m so disappointed in my favorite brand ever I’m considering not buying from them ever again. πŸ™
    I ordered a very expensive make-up brush on the 15th, and still haven’t received it yet (it’s supposed to arrive in 3 days tops). Actually they haven’t send it yet at all! It’s my one and only christmas gift this year, so I’m terribly disappointed I won’t have it for christmas. And the customer service just doesn’t answer my emails. How rude!

  74. SDpfeiffy says:

    I love red lipstick and that packaging is gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  75. Melodi says:

    I don’t wear lipstick too often, I’m more of a lipgloss kinda gal. But when I do wear it, I apply straight from the tube or use my fingers. I’m thinking of picking up a lipstick brush to add to the collection but I’m not sure how much use it’d get!

  76. Aljona says:

    I am to lazy to apply lipstick with the brush, however for a red lipstick it’s a must

  77. Mandy says:

    I just watched Rapunzel in 3D and the floating lanterns scene was just so romantic!

  78. Lauren says:

    The packaging for that lipstick is to die for!

  79. Sandy says:

    At my new job at an Ivy League college I hardly ever wear l/s anymore — these women believe in the dead pale academic look! So I need a fabulous red lippie to shock the heck out of them. Thanks for the chance, Karen! Happy holidays.

  80. gio says:

    That’s a lovely shade and the packaging is stunning!
    gio recently posted … How To Use Orange Concealer

  81. Bridget Straszheim says:

    We just moved from Florida to Massachusetts and we just saw snow for the first time this week! It was wonderful!

  82. Kim says:

    Dang, this is lovely. πŸ™‚ Straight from the tube, for me. And bottom lip first. I actually didn’t know, so I had to grab my lip balm and put it on without thinking. That’s pretty sad, I realize. πŸ™‚

    On a happy note, I’m here until noon and then done, done, done until January 3rd. Yippee!

  83. Stephanie! says:

    Oh that package is simply sublime!
    I apply according to my mood. Sometimes straight from the tube. Sometimes with a brush.
    I might even finish it off with a little concealer around the edges when I’m in a crazy mood πŸ˜‰

  84. ShannoninBC says:

    Oh YAY! I would love to try one these and winning it would be awesome πŸ™‚ Thanks for having such awesome giveaways! Only with dark lipsticks do I use a lipbrush, otherwise I just smother it all over and blot. Retweeted as well for a 2nd chance! Good luck everyone and happy holidays πŸ™‚

  85. Ilene says:

    Happy holidays to everyone!

  86. Elisa says:

    I just use it straight from the tube

  87. Nina says:

    last day of work for this week – yay!

  88. Natalie says:

    Dear Santa, I have been a girl gal this year – please bring lots of presents, especially the ones from my wishlist, lol

  89. Tukta says:

    Can’t wait for tomorrow night – Company X’Mas Party πŸ™‚

  90. jenn says:

    Looks like a great color! Happy Holidays!

  91. Beth says:

    How awesome is this for the holiday season? Would love to see it on my husband’s cheek at New Year’s.

  92. cams says:

    Im cooking roasted chicken at 9am so I can shop later!!!!

  93. Judy says:

    Ooooh this colour is so perfect for the holiday season! I think it would match my new red dress XD

  94. Danielle N says:

    Hi Karen! That’s such a gorgeous color!

    I recently went to see Morning Glory in the theater (the one w Rachel McAdams as a news anchor, I have a total girl crush on her!!). I went on a Sunday afternoon and my boyfriend and I were the only ones in the entire theater! It was really cool… it felt like we were at home, just with a really really large screen, haha.
    Danielle N recently posted … Christmas came early!

  95. Jackie says:

    Ohhhh, love this color! I’m a crazy lipstick/gloss/chaptstick lady. I carry a whole combination of the 3 in my purse at all times. This backfired when I went to the bar for my birthday a week ago because I managed to lose my whole collection of the shades I’m wearing right now when my purse spilled on the crowded dance floor. Lesson learned though, only one lipstick or gloss per purse from now on!

  96. Karen B says:

    Usually straight from the tube (starting with the upper lip, I have a sharp Cupid’s bow). For parties or stuff I’ll use a lip brush if it’s a bright colour. Love me some reds πŸ™‚
    Karen B recently posted … Music Monday- Oren Lavie

  97. Michou says:

    Straight from the tube, unless it’s in a palette. I won’t lie though, for some reason I can never do a neat job with a brush, haha.

    Happy holidays Karen and fam!

  98. Sara says:

    I would love to try this color! πŸ™‚

  99. Jessica D says:

    That lipstick looks amazing, both the color and the packaging. I bet the surface of the cap is reflective enough to act like a mirror when you’re applying it. Awesomeness.
    Jessica D recently posted … Christmas Menu

  100. Lily says:

    Pretty πŸ™‚

  101. Lisa Carbone says:

    Oh my what a beautiful, bold colour…I’m not one for statment lipstick but for this I would make an exception!
    Wishing you a very Happy Holiday!
    Best, Lisa

  102. Alex P says:

    I can NEVERR find anything fun to do on the weekend :/

  103. Hetal Patel says:

    oh you’re the best! i use my lipstick straight from the tube, i just feel as if i get more color, however any lipstick i use for other individuals i’ll use a lip brush! LOVE all your giveaways!

  104. Thian says:

    It looks gorgeous ~~~
    Tweeter: @shin_tian

  105. bisbee says:

    Love lipstick. I mean I LOVE LIPSTICK! I can’t even begin to tell you how many I have bought…and I don’t want to know – it would be overwhelming!

    I apply from the tube, usually. Occasionally I use a brush. I apply to the bottom lip first, then press lips together, then go over the top lip. I don’t use a pencil, even though every time I buy a new lipstick, the SA tries to sell me a lip pencil. I don’t like them – they dry out my lips. And, thank goodness, even though I am OLD, I still have most of my lipline intact – and I don’t have lines around my lips for the lipstick to migrate into. In the future, I admit, I may have more use for a pencil.

  106. Antithesis says:

    im fed up with applying for jobs. i feel like im doing it totally wrong b/c everyone seems to have employment but me :(. i think im done with rejection for the year. i sent my resume for 3 jobs today and 3 yesterday. back to it in the new year, i guess? wanna see my resume? seems like everyone else in the world has…and has passed it up.

  107. Heather C. says:

    I’m a straight outta the tube kinda girl.

  108. Ada says:

    I apply my lipgloss while I’m waiting for the subway.

  109. Tiffany H. says:

    I am wearing half lashes for the first time today and I am nervous that they are going to come off!
    Tiffany H. recently posted … Manicure Mondays-Sonia Kashuk Gold Shimmer

  110. tiffany says:

    happy hump day!!!

  111. Sara says:

    Beautiful packaging!- the last movie I saw in the theater is Fantastic Mr Fox- not going to lie I haven’t been to the theater in awhile…. LOL.

  112. becca says:


  113. Amanda says:

    I love the packaging, it would look so pretty on my vanity!

  114. Sneha Polisetti says:

    The packaging is awesomeee

  115. Elisabeth says:

    Oh, that is loooooovely.

  116. Nadine says:

    3 things I’m hoping for:
    For my face to stop breaking out,
    So find yellow riding glasses for my mom,
    And for friends to start returning my calls!

  117. Glosslizard says:

    What a beautiful shade! I would happily rock that with a gold and grey smokey eye and contoured cheeks, preferably with a few bling-y accessories! πŸ™‚

  118. Stephanie says:

    I apply straight out of the tube. I have a nice MAC brush, but just don’t use it.

  119. Tuhina says:

    Pretty! I apply straight out of the tube too… most of the time I don’t have time to apply with a brush!

  120. Mette says:

    That lipstick is beautiful! (:
    And i like to use a lipbrush.

  121. Saddy says:

    Never tried this brand before. What a luxurious-looking package!
    Merry Christmas, fellow beauty addicts!

  122. Jane says:

    No lipbrush for me..way too time consuming..

  123. Michelle says:

    Gorgeous lipstick! I apply it straight from the tube. I always use a lipliner first and smudge it into my lips. Helps my lipstick last longer!

  124. mishel says:

    i go back to work today after 2 weeks of vacation…booooo!

  125. cyra says:

    well, when I apply lipstick, methods vary. If it is a sheer lipstick, I apply bottom first, then top, and then rub my lips together. If it is dark, but not too opaque, I use the same method, but work more slowly to be precise, and rub my lips together less. If it is opaque, I might use the same method, or occaisionally I use a lip brush. Also, If I have a lipstick that I have broken and have had to depot (rip lancome trendy mauve and nyc lilac shine :(…), then I will use a lip brush, because it is easier than using my finger. And that, my friend, is how I apply lipstick. Don’t even get me started on how I add in lipgloss… p.s…what is all this commentluv business?

  126. Ashley says:

    Merry Christmas, Karen! I love your blog!

  127. Merluis Galo Souder says:

    I am obsessed with red lipstick ever since I saw Kate beckinsale in pearl harbor. So classy!

  128. Jenny says:

    The packaging is phenomenal! I LOVE IT! πŸ˜€

  129. Sanna says:

    I always scrub my lips first, with my toothbrush. Then I apply some vaseline and I am ready for my lipstick! And I am retweeting as @Sanna4444

  130. M Conter says:

    I last saw the latest Harry Potter in Spanish while abroad! Love the color and your blog!

  131. Melli says:

    Hmm. Just commented, not sure if it worked though…here’s the second go:

    I like to lightly apply lipstick with a brush usually starting with the lower lip and then the right side of the top and then the left. Finishing off with a once over all the way around.

    Love this color and your blog!

  132. Amel says:

    wow… love to get a chance to win this sensuous red lipstick. The packaging is so cool. I apply a lip balm first and then the lipstick. well i still haven’t bought a red lipstick for my collection…lolz.
    Hoping to get lucky this time.

  133. Lana says:

    The packaging on this lipstick is exquisite. I figured it was a $45 lipstick!

  134. Camille says:

    You always do so many nice giveaways, Karen – you’re the best.

    My husband and I just found out our tabby kitty is actually a Norwegian Forest Cat – in other words, she is going to be gigantic!

  135. Barbara says:

    When applying red lipstick, I do lip balm, apply make up, blot lip balm, apply lipstick straight from tube, then lip liner, blot, et voila quoi

  136. Stephanie says:

    So, my sister and I were waiting for our delayed flight at SFO. There was this adorable little boy in red footie pajamas. His dad was on the phone with his mom trying to figure out food for the family and to contact those who’d be picking him up.

    Well, the little boy kept on running away, up and down the aisles, his dad trying to catch up. Finally, the dad belted the boy with a strap, and attached to the chair. He was so crushed his little run-around was over. He’d stomp his little footie feet, and his dad smiled and raised an eyebrow at his little spat.

    The chairs at the airport at our terminal didn’t have fully attached arms. The little footie guy managed to slip the strap free. He ran his little heart out. He got caught. Didn’t break his spirit though. He just laughed and smiled.

    Needless to say our frustrations over the delayed flight were definitely softened by the entertainment and the adorableness of the little boy.

    I will always remember him. He was wearing red pajamas, and that is one fab red lipstick. I’d love to win it. πŸ™‚

  137. Lara says:

    I think I don’t even own a lipstick brush… does it really make that big a difference when applying it??

  138. Chris25 says:

    Speaking of lipstick, I posted a nice, neutral lipstick/gloss combo for dark skin in a tutorial on my blog yesterday. It works so well for the office or when you’re wearing bold eye makeup.
    Chris25 recently posted … Holiday Makeup Tutorial for Dark Skin

  139. Anna says:

    I’m not sure what I like more – the gorgeous packaging or the color itself πŸ™‚

  140. Jenn B. says:

    I am *obsessed* with colors like this.

  141. Katherine says:

    Oh, I’ve been drooling over this for awhile. I really want a red lipstick, and this is so gorgeous.

  142. Rachel says:

    im not a big lipstick fan but i think i might change my mind

  143. Kimber Y. says:

    I’m such a sucker for packaging…the Barocco collection is beautiful!

  144. Crystal says:

    My favorite color is 100% gold and that stunning packaging is just so awesome. Personally, I never use lip brushes with lipstick, I like to just slick them on straight from the tube. I feel it’s so much more fun and glamourous that way!

  145. I am loving Korres’ lip butter lately, it adds color and hydrates my lips during the cold winter
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  146. Vik says:

    For matte red lips I like to have already massaged in some lip balm in the center of my lips, line exactly to my lip shape with a clear liner (the Revlon one is great) and then apply the lipstick straight from the tube. Gotta finish up by getting rid of the lipstick in the center of my lips with a finger (a la Amanda from Ugly Betty!) so there’s no smudges on my teeth. I’m still new to dark, opaque mattes on my lips, but it works well for the morena skintone so I’m learning to love it!
    Vik recently posted … Skincare- FACE

  147. courtney says:

    i want it! never tried clarins but i want to!

  148. Shiny says:

    I just finished my rather limited Christmas shopping… just trying to keep busy and keep my mind off the fact that I’m so far from home this year.

  149. Brittany says:

    I love me some red lipstick STRAIGHT from the tube πŸ˜‰

  150. Lisa S. says:

    Straight from the tube, baby!

  151. KDJ says:

    I like to apply lipstick with a lip brush .I feel like it penetrates the lip better that way.

  152. Cora says:

    I love the color of this lipstick, and the package is beautiful.

  153. Nailah says:

    I apply lipstick from the tube usually.But it seems to last longer when I apply with a lipbrush.

  154. Sunny says:

    I apply straight from the tube. That color is gorgeous!

  155. Vivien Helf says:

    awwww…I love your blog:)))
    Yesterday I saw the 3rd Narnia in 3D—-all I’ve got to say about it is that I’m in love with Aslan since the 1st part:))
    Ohh, and I apply it straight from the tube


  156. MariaC says:

    I wondered about the Rouge word too — Chanel Rouge Laque, Rouge D’ Armani, ….Clarins Borrocco Rouge, etc. , does it make the lipstick sound more exotic and saleable?

  157. Erica K says:

    i dont wear lipstick very often, but this is a great color
    Erica K recently posted … ericaWINS- look at this fucking cute cat http-twitpiccom-3i99da

  158. Cassie says:

    Never tried Clarins before…their booths always look so boring and they never give out fab freebies like Clinique or Lancome.

    I always apply straight from the tube since I’m lazy but bright reds need extra time and pencil help. Such a high maintenance colour!

  159. Emma says:

    Hey Karen,

    Did you see my spiel about Shadow in the open thread? He and Rooster have spent most of the day playing. I’m about to make my traditional English fruit mince pies now. I had to wait 30mins for the pasty to chill and it is just ready.

  160. Supriya says:

    I love putting lipstick on straight from the tube πŸ™‚

  161. Janet says:

    I’m not much of a lipstick wearer except during the winter time…something about the cold makes me want to wear lipstick instead of gloss!

  162. Newsha says:

    Perfect red lipstick = My holy grail

    Still searching . . .

  163. Deb says:

    I usually apply lipstick directly from the tube, unless I want a super-chic red lip, then I will take the time to use a liner and then apply the lipstick with a brush.

    And I always do my bottom lip first!

  164. Klara says:

    The colour looks gorgeous! I’m just wearing the Clarins Rouge Prodige Lipstick in Raspberry Sorbet, which is, surprise, surprise a gorgeous raspberry colour πŸ˜€

  165. Lisa says:

    I never used to wear lipstick, but Urban Decay’s Naked convinced me πŸ™‚

  166. Stacy says:

    I like to talk to myself at the grocery store.

  167. Sarah says:

    that is a beautiful color. I’ve never used lip brushes but I think i might try to tomorrow. I have a fab makup brush kit and i never use the lip brushes. Although, sometimes I’ll use them for eyeliner.

  168. Samantha says:

    I finally found a foolproof red in Ellis Faas Ellis Red, it’s my ideal Snow White shade. I thought that would be the end of my lipstick infatuation, I should have known I was wrong XD Moving on from red into textures, suddenly texture is more important to me than it was, hunting for that smooth glossy creamy colour that stays put. Maybe one day I’ll find my perfect pink as well! I know I enjoy looking!

  169. Shannon says:

    That is the most gorgeous lipstick I’ve ever seen, color, packaging and all!

  170. Basak says:

    I go straight from the bullet with lipstick and blot the sides of my lips for a natural look. This packaging is so classy. I have been loving the joli rouges by Clarins, they are nicely moiturizing. 705 soft berry, strongly recommended.

  171. Ru says:

    Saw The Tourist, and Angelina Jolie was absolutly gorgeous in that movie. She’s def inspired me to add some miminalist makeup to my routine.

  172. TerriB says:

    I have writer’s block.

  173. Melissa says:

    What a beautiful color! I apply my lipstick straight from the tube, regardless of color. If it’s a lighter color I’ll make it opaque on my top lip, then a bit sheer on my bottom and then blend them together. Darker colors I tend to apply to look more like a stain, so just dabbing the lipstick on then blending. I’ve tried to use lipbrushes but I never get the look that I’m going for with them πŸ™

  174. Caroline says:

    That color is freaking amazing! I love it!!

  175. Altagracia says:

    Wow! It’s a pity they don’t sell that brand where I live.

  176. Natasha says:

    I love that color!

  177. Diane K. says:

    When I first saw this lipstick online, I loved the color but as a fair skinned redhead with green eyes, I couldn’t see how I could ever make it work on me. However, I recently saw it in one of the stores in Manhattan and although I’m not used to wearing shades like this, I definitely think almost anybody could wear this color well. There’s something magical about this lipstick and I keep hearing it calling my name. I do love the style and decor of the tube, which would draw attention simply by removing it from your handbag. But between the color of the lipstick, which is actually lighter in person than it appears in pictures, the style of the tubing or a combination thereof, I absolutely adore this lipstick. The winner of this contest will be one lucky person. Happy holidays and good luck to all. May the new year bring lots of better health, happiness, prosperity and a ton of newly launched FANTABULOUS make up products .

    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  178. Melissa says:

    I love lipstick!

  179. izzie says:

    I saw tangled with my sister in law. It was awesome, I’m so buying it. It made my inner child squee with glee

  180. Katrina says:

    Oooh want want want! So pretty

  181. Mel says:

    I’m guilty of applying to bottom lip then pressing my lips together to distribute the color (a MUA at MAC made fun of me for that once lol). Then I use a lipbrush to fill in and define the lipline πŸ˜‰

    This is a gorgeous red!
    Mel recently posted … Battle of the Brushes-Bataille de pinceaux

  182. Sharee says:

    after the day i’ve had, i would love this πŸ™‚

  183. Anastasia says:

    I recently bought my first MAC lipstick and it’s viva glam cyndi. I love this color on me, and would love to try more bold colors πŸ™‚

  184. Jennifer says:

    looks beautiful– would love to try!! I smear lipstick /balm at all times to protect my kisser!!

  185. Jasmine says:

    i’m so excited for christmas! i finally asked for a coastal scents 88 pallette! πŸ™‚

  186. Michelle says:

    The last movie I saw in theaters was Let Me In, though I’m dying to see Black Swan. This lipstick just redoubled my desire, as it seems to be the perfect Black Swan color.

  187. Lena says:

    that’s a very pretty red! i apply lipsticks directly onto lips, then purse and squish around.i actually can do it without mirror, even pigmented lipsticks. πŸ˜€

  188. Alex says:

    I’ve just became obsessed with lip brushes
    Alex recently posted … And I Was Like

  189. Diane K. says:

    For my second entry, I tweeted the above comment about this contest on my twitter page ( and the link is as follows:

    I also retweeted about this contest and the link is as follows:

    Thanks again for all the fun and happiness you’ve brought into my life this year and I look forward to a wonderful 2011


    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  190. Tina says:

    I’ve been sitting here for like ten minutes trying to figure out what to tell you about me!?! So there you go! I am totally undecisive about everything!!! Oh and I put my lipstick on starting with my top lip and then I press my lips together then finish off the bottom lip! Happy Holidays!!!

  191. Onegreatsmile says:

    Zsa Zsa’s hubby’s got nuthin’ on me……. I was trimming my eyebrows this weekend and dropped the scissor IN MY EYE. From now on, I’ll be investing in mini brow razors, no more pointy objects for me. My new nickname is Grace, because Runs With Scissors was already taken.

  192. Alyse says:

    Straight from the tube! Best way to get the full pigmentation!
    Alyse recently posted … 36

  193. loofah says:

    love, love, love the colour of this lipstick!

  194. Patricia Davies says:

    Straight from the tube, bottom lip then top lip. Smoosh, blot. Done.

  195. Kerry says:

    I generally apply lipstick straight from the tube. I’m a bit of a lipstick junkie. My current obsession is MAC Cyndi.

  196. Melissa says:

    I always apply from the tube.

  197. regina says:

    I usually apply lipstick straight from the tube, then rub lips together and make sure all is good. : )

  198. oh lord I want to win this!
    Kaja Elisabeth recently posted … Sminkesamling 2010

  199. Tina says:

    i use lipstick straight from the tube πŸ˜›

  200. I usually apply lipsticks directly from the bullet, unless it’s red! πŸ™‚ With reds I use a lip brush πŸ™‚

    Stavroula Plag recently posted … Early Xmas present great deals from La Roche Posay and Korres

  201. violet says:

    man i want this so bad

  202. Elle says:

    I love their packaging! Makes make-up so much more fun and beautiful!

  203. Izzy says:

    I find it difficult to find good colors of lipstick for me πŸ™

  204. Jessica says:

    Beautiful packaging! Last movie I saw in the theater was Due Date, it was funny!

  205. Denise F says:

    I am 30 yo and just bought my first tube of lipstick! I’m such a chicken! I am very fair with super rosy cheeks and I have always been afraid of color in anything stronger than a gloss. I’m obsessed with lipstick, and finally decided to give it a whirl! I’m officially hooked! I am seriously lusting after a beautiful red like this!!! Love the blog! Thanks!~

  206. Kimberly says:

    That is one of the prettiest lippies I’ve seen in a long time, love to put that baby on my lips!

  207. Julbra says:

    Did an epic xmas shopping run today! unfortch i couldn’t find the naked palette for my mom and sister πŸ™

  208. J says:

    I have a paper to do!

  209. Kristy says:

    so pretty! thanks for this giveaway :]

  210. Susan says:

    I have a love/hate relationship with lipstick…for some reason, every colour I’ve ever “loved” has been discontinued right around the time I go looking to replace it.
    This looks so pretty–thanks for the sweet giveaway & Happy Holidays to you & Tabs!

  211. Amie F says:

    Just saw Tron Legacy in the theater. I thought it was pretty good.

  212. Maria says:

    I’ve heard SO many good things about Clarin’s, yet i’ve never tried them!
    Maria recently posted … Christmas eyelashes!

  213. Allison says:

    Always apply from the tube but I always wear a neutral colour that is easily corrected if i make a mistake.

  214. martan says:

    I love the packaging

  215. Jacqueline says:

    I usually apply straight from the tube after lip liner but for strong colours I use a lip brush. I love strong colours.

  216. Isabel says:

    This looks fabulous!! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Merry Christmas to you and the lovely cat.

  217. Inez says:

    such a pretty lipstick

  218. lizzy says:

    wow to the packaging and product! I apply a lippy either sraight from tube or finger blotted.

    Saw “Tangled” with my tater tot a few days ago. Insofar as Disney princesses are concerned, this is one of the more interesting ones, both in terms of her vunerabilility and courage. It was a pretty cute movie, visually interesting, and as a major bonus, had the least annoying sidekicks.

  219. Ester says:

    beautiful color

  220. i would loooooove this pleaaaase!!! <3 <3 <3

  221. chibu74 says:

    That’s a gorgeous shade…thanks for the giveaway!!

  222. mrsshukra says:

    Lip primers make applying lipstick easier!

  223. Lori says:

    Straight from the tube, with some lip gloss on top

  224. kamala says:

    This is so gorgeous. Possibly my perfect lipstick.

  225. Vivian says:

    i just finished christmas shopping for others and now i’m penniless! this would be a great little gift all for myself mwahahah!

  226. Lexi says:

    This lipstick looks lovely- I’d love to win!!

    The last movie I saw was Black Swan- incredible!
    Lexi recently posted … Beauty Favorites- Face

  227. Kasey says:

    I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas already! I’m just so glad I’ve finished all my shopping!

  228. Debbie says:

    Made christmas cookies with my 5 year old son Jack today…..Best day ever!!!!

  229. Sarah B. says:

    I just got into Mount Holyoke!!! It’s such an awesome school and I’m EXCITED!!! It was a pretty dang awesome Christmas present. πŸ˜€

  230. saku says:

    An other crazy day at work.

  231. Crissy says:

    This looks gorgeous!

  232. leslie says:

    I GOTTA have that lipstick:))))

  233. aclearcutsign says:

    I like to apply lipstick straight from the tube.

  234. KC says:

    I like to apply lipstick straight from the tube, but it’s a bit hard to control when i need precise lines πŸ˜›

  235. Elin says:

    I’ve been looking for a great red lipstick. This might be it!

  236. Cheng says:

    love wearing lipstick, but it always wears off and i’m too lazy to reapply! i need to get 2 of the same color, then carry 1 around in my purse for reapplication.

  237. Mary Valleau says:

    Karen, I’m going to see Tron: Legacy 3D tomorrow with my BFF and her husband. XXOO

  238. Bethany says:


  239. If I’m applying a darker lipcolor, I like to use a brush to apply first for precision, then I blot, and apply straight from the tube, then blot again. I usually find that this method will make the color last the longest with minimal touch-ups.
    Carrie Meredith recently posted … Amaranthine via My Dairy Queen

  240. Christine says:

    Hey Karen, how’s it going?

  241. Christina says:

    I love love love the packaging on this and the color looks great too^_^

  242. Lauren says:

    Awesome color!!!!

  243. ileen says:

    lipstick makes me very very happy πŸ™‚

  244. Maggie says:

    I was able to finish all my Christmas shopping today! Yippee!

  245. Maggie says:

    Hey, right after another Maggie, lol πŸ™‚

    I apply lipstick straight from the tube if it’s a low-key color, but for dark or super-bright colors I use a lip brush for the first coat (I cannot for the life of me get clean edges straight from the tube) and then go straight from the tube to deepen the color.

  246. jophi says:

    i just recently saw Love and Other Drugs movie, it’s a very touching movie, you guys should watch it if you like melodramatic with a little comedy type of movies. (warning: this movie has a lot of sexual scenes, not recommended for 16/below/ years old teens) when i got home i researched the premier of the movie and i saw anne hathaway wearing a red lipstick and i just lovee it !
    i notice red lips are in right now !

  247. Ariana says:

    I always apply right from the tube! I find it difficult to apply properly with a brush. Merry Christmas Karen! Thanks for the amazing blog and all of your give aways.

  248. claudia says:

    I’m a NARS heatwave girl through and through, but can you post pics of how this lippie looks? I’m looking for a new bright red….can red lipstick be worn with red clothes? I always feel so matchy-matchy that I reach for pink whenever I wear red.

  249. Janice S says:

    I wear my lipstick right from the tube πŸ™‚

    also jansunday7777 on twitter.

  250. Aneela says:

    What a beautiful lipstick!! The packaging is divine!

  251. Eliza says:

    I love love love the packaging! πŸ˜€

  252. Jenn says:

    I finally got myself a lipbrush this weekend and I don’t know how I’ve been living without it! I’ve always had a problem with applying too much lipstick– and with a red lippie and lipbrush is a must! πŸ™‚

  253. margaret says:

    i just restocked my mac fix+ and picked the blot powder and select moisturecover.

  254. Silva says:

    So sweet of you to do this! Hm, applying lipstick…I apply out of the tube, I’m too lazy to use a lip brush πŸ˜‰
    Silva recently posted … Maybelline Venetian Gold

  255. chudy says:

    I wanna it!!!

  256. Dini says:

    This lipstick looks purty and I want it so… here I am! πŸ™‚

  257. Steph K says:

    I just read your post about your el-hub doppleganger, and DAAAYUM you have a hot hubbie if he looks like that!
    Steph K recently posted … Update- Mary Kay Liquid Lip Color

  258. Patricia says:

    OMG…gorgeous package!

  259. brittany says:

    merry christmas!!

  260. Cassi says:

    This is such a gorgeous color. I bet my husband would love it. He really likes deep dark red colors!

  261. Maple says:

    I apply lipstick straight from the tube, yo. But then again I’m lazy.. and only wear light colors πŸ˜›

  262. Ela says:

    What a beautiful lipstick!

  263. victoria says:

    I wear my lipstick with a pencil, and my favorite is Craving (MAC)

    Greetings! πŸ™‚

  264. Hannah says:

    This is some of the most gorgeous packaging i have ever seen! I NEED!

  265. Meezy says:

    I’m new to red lips, so I would love to add this to my growing collection!

  266. Vanessa says:

    comment!!! XD

  267. Steph says:

    I apply with a lip brush, as its easier to sheer out lippies that way. Thanks for the giveaway!

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