MM 10-year anniversary giveaway WINNER!

Huge thanks to everyone who took the time to enter the Museum's 10-year anniversary giveaway!  I was so happy to have so many entries from all over the world.  I really loved seeing all your comments too, but Typepad's commenting system is trash (I really need to install Disqus) and I was overwhelmed trying to reply to everyone.  So I apologize for not getting back to you, but rest assured each and every comment was read and very much appreciated. 

Now onto the winner!  Museum interns Origins Babo and Babo Bear volunteered to do the honors. 



Woohoo!  I'm so excited for you to get your stuff! 

Uh-oh, here we go again. 

MM staff

"Oooh, little pink sparkly cookies!"  "And look, pink champagne jelly to spread on top of them!  Yummy!" 

MM staff

Sigh.  Since I've come to anticipate staff eating the giveaway prize I kept a close eye and managed to pry out the goodies from those little teeth before they could damage them.  So don't worry, your items are still in pristine condition! 

Thank you again to everyone who entered.  If you didn't win, don't despair - I remembered how fun giveaways are so I will plan on allotting some of the Museum's budget for more of them!  They probably won't be big 10-item ones like this, but I think smaller ones are nice too.  If it's free, it's all good. ;)  And please let me know in the comments what sort of items/brands you want to see in future giveaways. 



Makeup Museum 10-year anniversary giveaway!

10 years

Ten years ago today I wrote my first blog post.  While I haven't accomplished anything in the past decade and toyed with the idea of discontinuing the blog earlier this year, obviously I chose to keep going.  Well, "chose" may not be totally accurate - I just realized that I would be lost without my identity as a makeup blogger/makeup museum curator and couldn't figure out a way to officially make a clean break and say goodbye, so I'm continuing to muddle through.  I'll be doing a 10-year anniversary exhibition with more thoughts on blogging and the Museum later this year, but for now, I want to celebrate my loyal readers - all 2 of you - with a chance to win a 10-piece giveaway!  I feel quite ashamed I haven't done a giveaway since 2015, so I hope having 10 items makes up for the lack of free goodies over the past couple years.

Makeup Museum 10 year anniversary giveaway

One lucky winner will receive the following:

  1. Pat McGrath Lust 004 Lip Kit in Bloodwine
  2. Urban Decay Heavy Metals palette
  3. Chanel Lumieres de Kyoto
  4. Rodin Olio Lusso Mermaid Illuminating Powder
  5. Vaseline Lip Bubbly
  6. An adorable notebook by beauty illustrator/editor ByMinoue
  7. Republic Nail Frida Kahlo lipstick in Maravilla
  8. Republic Nail Frida Kahlo lipstick in Clavel
  9. Chantecaille Les Paillettes
  10. NARS Andy Warhol Flower Palette no. 1  (I know I gave this away before, but I came across yet another extra I had and given that's one of my all-time favorite collections I thought it would be perfect to include.)

And of course, a choice of samples...or all of the ones I currently have on hand, whatever you'd like.  :) 

There are lots of ways to enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.  Please note that for all of the Instagram entry options, you must be following me there for them to count.  Yes, it's open internationally!

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The winner will be announced next Tuesday, August 14th.  Good luck and thank you!  
















Giveaway winner ANNOUNCED!

Today's the day!  One very lucky person will be winning Guerlain's holiday 2015 Météorites Perles des Neiges and Rouge G lipstick. Here to present the winner is the Museum's General Counsel, Ice Lodge Babo (figured that would be appropriate for a wintry, snowy-themed giveaway).  And the winner is:


Yay!  Petunia, please send me your mailing address so I can get these goodies off to you. 



"Oooh, little star-shaped candies!  I bet these are pretty tasty!"

Closer look

Oh dear

Ice Lodge Babo, noooooo!  Those aren't candy!  Phew...I managed to get them away from his eager little chompers in the nick of time.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who entered!  I so appreciate the comments.  :)





Chanel holiday giveaway winner announced!

Holy crap, I can't believe how popular this giveaway was!  I ended up with a whopping 866 entries - that's over 20 times the previous giveaway's entry total!  Thanks to everyone who entered! 

Anyway, the Makeup Museum's dynamic duo, exhibition designers Power Babo and Super Babo, are very excited to announce the winner. 

Congratulations to...

MM holiday giveaway winner announcement

Yay!!  Kathy, please email me your mailing address so I can send out your prize this weekend!! 

Uh-oh.  They've got that crazy look in their eyes.

MM holiday giveaway

"I heard Karl Lagerfeld designed a Chanel lipstick cake...these must be the fancy cookies he made to go with it!"  

MM holiday giveaway staff

No no no no no no no!!  Guys, those aren't cookies! 

Well, I guess it wouldn't be a real Makeup Museum giveaway unless staff tried to eat the prize.  :P

Thanks again to everyone who entered!!


About a month ago I remembered that I had a spring giveaway lined up this year and completely forgot to post it, so to make up for it I've got not one but two items to give away for the holidays!


One lucky duck will win two of Chanel's hottest products this year:  the Reve d'Orient quad (from the 2015 resort show - the lovely Sara at Color Me Loud has swatches) and Camelia de Plumes highlighter!

Makeup-Museum holiday giveaway - Chanel

Makeup Museum staff will announce the winner next Tuesday, November 25.  Good luck!

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Dior Bonne Etoile giveaway winner announced!

Thanks so much for entering the Makeup Museum's giveaway!  Art handler Secret Mission Babo (a.k.a. Ninja Babo) is very pleased to announce the winner. 


 Yay for Citrine!! 

Oh no..."Ooooh, cookie!!"



And that's the third giveaway that's ended with a Museum staff member trying to eat it!  Fortunately I was quick enough to get the item away in time.  ;)

Big thanks to everyone who entered!  

Five-year anniversary GIVEAWAY!

It was the Makeup Museum's 5-year anniversary yesterday and in honor of that, I'm giving away one of the hottest items of the season via Rafflecopter.  Dior Bonne Etoile features some truly beautiful shimmery shades that are perfect for fall.  (You can see swatches here.) 



Dior bonne-etoile


What better way to celebrate 5 years of beauty/museum blogging than with 5 gorgeous eye shadows? 

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The winner will be announced next Thursday, August 15th.  Good luck!

NARS Andy Warhol Giveaway winner!

(Thanks to the husband for the awesome "Babo Warhol" pic)

Thank you all for entering the Makeup Museum's NARS Andy Warhol giveaway!   Museum Education Specialist Cookie Dream Babo is very excited to announce the winner.


YAY!  Congratulations to Emily S.!  This is very exciting!

Oh no...


"Oooh, shiny silver square cookies...these must be special for the holidays!"


I had to explain to him that those weren't cookies before he could sink his teeth into them.  He was extremely disappointed and to soothe himself, decided to take a nap. 


Emily, once I pry out your prize from his little wings and paws I will mail it!!

Thanks again to everyone who entered!

WIN IT! Andy Warhol NARS giveaway!

It's Makeup Museum giveaway time!  I'm doing this because:

  1. It's been way too long since the last Makeup Museum giveaway.
  2. My birthday is this week and I like to give presents in addition to receiving them.
  3. It's Thanksgiving next week (already!), so I thought I'd get a head start on spreading some holiday cheer.
  4. The NARS/Andy Warhol collaboration is possibly the awesomest (is that a word?) collection ever - the ultimate combination of makeup and art.

Via Rafflecopter, one lucky person will win both the Flowers Palette #3 and the Photo Booth nail polish set






a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner will be announced next Wednesday (Nov. 21).  Good luck!