Monday, 20 January 2014

Eye on the (Extravagantly Glamorous) Prize!

Hi, everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a happy Monday so far (if happy Mondays do indeed exist!). A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to learn that I had won a giveaway prize from one of my favourite bloggers, Jenn at A Beautiful Zen. Jenn is a fellow Toronto-based blogger, so we decided to meet up yesterday so I could pick up the prize. We did some shopping together as well (bloggers got to seize the opportunity to revel in their shared obsessions!), which made for a super fun afternoon.

The lovely prize that I won was the Make Up For Ever Extravagant Glamour kit. I've been using MUFE for years (first visited their SoHo boutique in NYC when I was 17), but hadn't picked up any goodies from the line in some time. What a perfect way to renew my love of the brand and try some of their newest offerings!


The kit features three products that promise to create the "Ultimate Holiday Look". Even though the holiday season has come and gone, I really think the items in the set will be perfect year-round. Christmastime isn't the only opportunity for a little glamour!


The set contains three products:

Aqua Eyes 0L (a waterproof pencil eyeliner in a deep black shade), Smokey Extravagant Mascara in Black (designed to add serious drama to the lashes), and Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #43 Moulin Rouge (a bold, pigmented classic red shade). 


The back of the packaging includes step-by-step instructions for the set. While the eyeliner, mascara, lipstick routine is pretty self-explanatory, it is a nice touch for some added technique pointers and details about the products:


Here's a look at the products outside of the packaging:



A shot of the lipstick close-up. Such a beautiful red shade and elegant, chic packaging:



And of the eyeliner:



And the mascara! It has a uniquely-shaped wand that's quite plump at the base and tapers towards the tip.


Here are some swatches of the products on the inside of my arm (MAC NC15 skin tone). As you can see the Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #43 is a pigmented, classic red with a satiny finish and the Aqua Eyes 0L is a true, deep black with opaque coverage:


I'm so excited to give this set a go! I think the three products will work perfectly together to create that classic, Hollywood starlet look that we all like to emulate for a special night out (or for a saucy night in, if that's how you roll ;)). Hope to feature a Look of the Day using these goodies soon!

Thanks again to Jenn for the fun, generous prize!

Have a great week! xo

36 comments:

  1. so glad you liked it and that we were able to hang out! i think the classic 40s look is so perfect for you!
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Aww, thanks, Jenn! Love me a '40s look :)

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  2. I also have that lipstick -- I bought from the MOULIN ROUGE store in Paris while I was living there. It's still one of my favorite matte red lipsticks. :)

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    1. Isn't it a fabulous red?! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. That lipstick looks amazing!
    I will check it out next time I'm at Sephora.
    Big shout out to Toronto based beauty bloggers :P
    Yup that came out way more nerdy then anticipated.
    TarteTanya

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    1. Heehee, not nerdy at all! Love hearing from other Toronto bloggers :) You should check out the lipstick for sure! xo

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  4. That red shade is amazing! I'd love if you made a FOTD post wearing all 3 of these products! x

    morerebe.com

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    1. Thanks! I did post a look later on with this set- hope you got to see it :)

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  5. I love your blog
    followed
    http://minimaysi.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much! Very appreciated :)

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  6. I'm obsessed with the lipstick! These are such great items!

    P.S. Come join my blog's giveaway! I'm giving away 2 YSL items :).

    Xx,
    www.sacosha.blogspot.com

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    1. It's such a lovely lipstick! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. What a great combo! And the colors are amazing, I bet you'll get a good use out if it :)!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Gita! I've been loving all of the goodies from the set :)

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  8. Congratulations for winning the giveaway! Looks like a spectacular prize. I love the Make Up For Ever range.

    Ray | Obey Ray

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    1. Thanks! It really was a fantastic prize! xo

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  9. Congrats on winning! This mascara looks very interesting!

    P.S. Please can you remove your captcha from your blog so it is easier to comment on the posts!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. Thanks! The mascara is really unique :)

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  10. The brush on the mascara looks great- especially for bottom lashes!
    xoxo
    Kate

    kateberlinsays.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, it's definitely handy! Thanks for stopping by, Kate! xo

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  11. I still haven't tried anything from Make Up For Ever yet but that lipstick looks gorgeous.

    Kah-Feh Yen | YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick Giveaway

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    1. You definitely should! The lipstick really is fantastic :)

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  12. I love that lipstick color, nice tips.
    xoxo

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    1. I agree! It's a perfect red. Thanks, Michelle! xo

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  14. Lucky you! That lippie is gorgeous!

    http://temporaryprincess.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks! I feel so lucky to have won! xo

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  15. Everything in that kit looks so glamorous! What a great prize :)

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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    1. It really is the perfect glamorous set! Thanks for stopping by, Louise! :)

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  16. I really like MUFE Aqua Eyes. It's so black and it doesn't smudge. Enjoy your prize!

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    1. I agree! It's a great liner. Thanks, Jenn! xo

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