Giveaway winner announced!

Huge thanks to everyone who entered the Makeup Museum's giveaway! Now it's time for MM staff to announce the winner.  Big Sailor Babo will be doing the honors.

Makeup Museum giveaway

Makeup Museum giveaway

Yay!  Cassandra, please send me your address and I'll get this boxed up and ready to go. Wait a sec...

"Oooh, what are these?  Some kind of fancy French cookie and a cookie stick with sugar tulips?!"

Makeup Museum giveaway

Sailor Babo, no!

Makeup Museum giveaway

Whew, I saved the prize yet again.  I really need to keep a close eye on staff when they do the giveaway announcements!

Thanks again to everyone who entered and for supporting the Museum.  There's not much to celebrate these days so I don't know when the next giveaway will be, but hopefully in a couple months.  In the meantime, let me know in the comments if you like the idea of including a vintage piece in future giveaways.  Stick with it or no?

It's giveaway time!

I'm a little late in celebrating a very small Instagram milestone with a giveaway, but I figured it was a good excuse to deaccession some items I accidentally ended up with multiples of.  I know some of my blog readers aren't on Instagram and most of my IG followers don't keep up with the blog so giveaways are a nice opportunity for everyone scattered across various social media platforms to have a chance at winning some really fun stuff. 

Makeup Museum giveaway

To celebrate 3,000 followers on Instagram, I'm giving away three lovely objects:  a beautifully embossed Givenchy highlighter (you can read about the pattern here), an adorable notebook with artwork by talented beauty writer and illustrator By Minoue, and a Helena Rubinstein tulip-printed lipstick from the mid-1960s.  Yup - for the first time in the Museum's history I will be giving away a vintage item! (Obviously I don't recommend that you actually use it.)  Helena Rubinstein's Tulip line was sold between 1963-1967 and featured lipsticks and a pressed powder compact.  Judging from the number of ads I've come across, it was a very popular collection or at least marketed heavily.

Makeup Museum giveaway

Makeup Museum giveaway

There will also be a bonus mystery item included in the giveaway, which I've covered up so the winner can be (hopefully) pleasantly surprised.  Hint:  it's another tiny vintage item that will go well with the lipstick. ;)  AND the winner will also get their choice of samples, as many as their heart desires!

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 here on Saturday, February 29. Good luck and thank you for entering!

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!