Friday, November 19, 2010
So I’m sure we have established my love for all things that have to do with beauty and beauty products and my somewhat unhealthy (if you ask my hubby) addiction to make-up but with the holidays coming up, I do have a 18 year old younger sister who also has an obsession with make-up so when putting together her gift basket for Christmas and Birthday I always try to include some fun new make-up she hasn’t tried yet so when I was given the opportunity to review a cosmetic product from Cosmetique I immediately thought about my sister!
About Cosmetique (Taken From Website):
Cosmetique is Your Beauty Boutique!
With over 20 exciting beauty brands, Cosmetique has all of your beauty needs covered! From the exclusive skin care line Energie Vitale, to the handmade luxury of organic Faraya Skin Care, to the proven results of Murad – our skin care selections address every skin concern, from acne to oily skin or dry skin, to wrinkles and dark circles. Skin care from Cosmetique will have your skin positively glowing.
Cosmetique, Your Beauty Boutique, is also filled with makeup, body and fragrance brands for you to discover, with all the fun of experimenting with the latest beauty trends. You’ll find quality mineral makeup from Pur Minerals, the excitement of Too Faced cosmetics – and so much more. We’ve got the classic makeup staples covered – with dependable favorites from eyeliners, to eyeshadows, to mascara; to flawless foundations, to lipsticks, to lip glosses. And who doesn’t love a good lip gloss? Or a great new fragrance or body lotion, which you’ll also find at Cosmetique.
Love your look, and have fun! You’ll discover some new brands and beauty tips, too… tested, tried and true. We’re sharing the love of beauty… one click at a time.
How Cosmetique Started:
June Giugni, president of Cosmetíque, epitomizes the American success story. Entrepreneurial spirit gave her the vision to found Cosmetíque in 1974. Cosmetique's continued success is a tribute to June's personal style, her innate business sense, and to her elegantly simple vision of providing quality products, savings, convenience, and personalized service to all of Cosmetíque's customers.
June’s commitment to quality is more than an ideal. It’s really quite simple — if a product isn’t good enough for us, it’s not good enough for our customers! Thanks to the success of the Cosmetíque Beauty Club (www.clubcosmetique.com), June Giugni has become a recognized leader in the direct marketing and cosmetics industries. She has built on that success to launch Cosmetique.com, a beauty boutique offering a variety of skin care, makeup and fragrance products with that same commitment to quality since 2005.
Cosmetique’s headquarters are in Vernon Hills, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
I was sent the Cosmetique Beauty Boutique Blockbuster ($75 Value) to review and to be quite honest even though my makeup cabinet is jam packed full I was watching out the window for the mailman to bring me my Cometique goodies, just like a kid on Christmas Eve watching out the window for Santa! My package arrived very quickly and I was very excited to see that I was sent a palette to review, since it would give me a larger selection of Cosmetique’s products to review!
Here is a bit about the Cosmetique Beauty Boutique Blockbuster ($75 Value) that I was sent to review taken from their website:
This blockbuster palette is like having a beauty counter anywhere you want! With colors that look just as good on your pretty face as they do in this pretty palette. Includes 24 eyeshadows, 12 lipglosses and three blushes with a blush brush, two lip brushes and two double-ended eyeshadow applicators... for endless options!
Now, that I had this baby in my hand my brain started putting together different looks I could create with the palette and like the description said the options are endless! The very next day I woke up ready to start experimenting with all the products in the palette and of course one of my favorite makeup items to play around with is eyeshadows and this palette gave me 24 beautiful shades to mix and match and that’s exactly what I did! I love the colors of this palette and they all go together so beautifully and I’m very particular about my eyeshadows and I love them to have a beautiful color that will last all day and since I’ve never tired Cosmetique products before I was a bit iffy if they would last like I wanted, but after the first day they took all my doubts about Cosmetique away and I was in love! The colors are not only beautiful in the palette, they are also very beautiful when applied to my eyes and I like mine darker and I love that if it’s not dark enough on the first application I can double or triple them up to make them as dark as I like and to create different looks!
I don’t usually wear anything on my lips except lip balm but in all fairness to the review I have tried all 12 lip glosses and I have now found my everyday shade that makes my lips look amazing and it’s really changed the way I look at wearing lip gloss, I now wear it daily and I love it! One product besides eyeshadows, foundation and powder that I wear daily is blush and this palette came with three beautiful shades of blush, I generally wear a light pink shade and this palette did include the light pink but it also came with a tan color and a darker pink and I love to use these when I’m creating a more of a night time look with my make up and they look amazing! The one thing I’m loving most about this palette besides all the beautiful colors and options available is that all of the products included last all day and no need to reapply like other brands of cosmetics I’ve tried in the past!
I’m so happy to have discovered Cosmetique and I’ve now got a Christmas Wish List with them 10 miles long so my hubby is going to love that :0)! I now know where to get wonderful quality cosmetics without breaking the bank because not only are they beautiful and long lasting they are very affordable and sure beat going to the department store, fighting the crowds at the makeup counter and then paying top dollar for products that may or may not last as long as the products from Cosmetique!
I think that this Cosmetique Beauty Boutique Blockbuster would make a wonderful addition to a Christmas gift basket or as a stocking stuffer for the teen or young adult on your shopping list this holiday season! I know if Santa brought me one and stuck it in my stocking I would be thrilled!!! Best of all you can get this palette for only $25 bucks and it has a value of $75, what a deal!!!!
To purchase the Cosmetique Beauty Boutique Blockbuster visit the Cosmetique website!
Cosmetique has offered one of my readers the Cosmetique Beauty Boutique Blockbuster to stuff lucky ladies stocking this year!
Mandatory Entry: Visit Cosmetique and tell me another product you would like to find in your stocking and who you would give this to if you won! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.
Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)
1. Become a public follower of my blog (2 extra)
2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)
3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader
4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Cosmetique be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)
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Giveaway ends Dec 02, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Cosmetique Beauty Boutique Blockbuster mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 11:37 AM