Makeup Stash! Christmas 2011 Giveaways

This has been a good year for me – not only have I been blessed with a beautiful baby, I’ve also had the opportunity to review a slew of lovely beauty products and work with stellar brands that respect and value my writing.

To celebrate this great year and as thanks for your support (especially in the form of the kind words you’ve said to me on my blog or privately), I’d like to share these products with you. And honestly, I don’t believe in sitting in my review tower enjoying these beauty goodies; I want you to try them too!

I’ve reviewed almost all of the products in this giveaway and hope you like them as much as I do. Special thanks to the brands that have made this possible with their generous contributions!

From Anna Sui Singapore:

Anna Sui Beauty Mirror

(1 piece worth S$42)

A foldable mirror with a stained glass design. The rainbow hues are so pretty.

Anna Sui Bath Set

(1 set worth S$62)

A whimsical beauty ornament with scented bath beads. A slipper for a subversive Cinderella?

Anna Sui Queen of the Night Eye Colour Palette & Lip Gloss Set

(1 set worth S$90)

A kit with eye and lip essentials. I like the harlequin print of the pouch!

From Clarins Singapore:

Clarins Christmas Must-Haves:

Eye Quartet Mineral Palette + Blush Prodige + Rouge Prodige (5 sets worth S$159 each)

I’m so glad I discovered Clarins makeup – not only do the products apply beautifully, they also smell wonderful. Your visage will love these three items! I highly recommend the pampering Clarins Skin Time too.

From Estée Lauder Singapore:

Estée Lauder Pure Color Sensuous Rouge Lip Colors

(3 lipsticks, each worth S$42)

Their smooth and velvety texture makes these lipsticks easy to wear. The classy packaging is a draw too.

Estée Lauder Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette

(2 palettes, each worth S$80)

Five colours in varying finishes to mix, match and play with. I like how they blend nicely into one another.

From Lancôme Singapore:

Lancôme Ombre Absolue Impact 3D Eyeshadow Palette in G10 Étoile du Soir

(2 palettes, each worth S$90)

I love this palette for its smokey tones and varying shimmer levels. A must-have for smokey-eye lovers!

From Maquillage Singapore:

Maquillage Essence Glamorous Rouge

(2 tubes, each worth S$43)

The top-selling lip product in the Maquillage range, these glossy lip lovelies keep the lips soft, plump and lush. I like their shine and ‘bouncy’ feel!

From RMK Singapore:

RMK Nail Color EX

(5 bottles, each worth S$25)

The shades of these polishes are not only apt for Christmas, they last well and will see you through this holiday season.

From Shiseido Singapore:

Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colors

(3 pots, each worth S$32)

Smooth cream shadows that can be layered without caking? That’s what these are!

From Shu Uemura Singapore:

Shu Uemura Glittery Mascara in Glorious Masquerade

(5 tubes, each worth S$45)

A glittery lash veil for the festive season. Use it on its own or layer over mascara for twinkly eyes.

For updates on and offers from these brands, follow them on Facebook:

Anna Sui

Clarins Singapore

Estée Lauder Singapore

Lancôme Singapore

RMK Singapore

Shiseido Singapore

Shu Uemura Singapore


To take part in this contest:

1. Follow Makeup Stash! on Facebook or Twitter.

2. Post the link of this beauty giveaway on Facebook or Twitter.

3. Tell me about the most memorable gift (beauty-related or otherwise) you’ve ever received or given.

4. Leave your Facebook/Twitter nick for verification purposes. (If you would like it to remain private, please indicate this in your comment and I’ll remove it after verification.)

5. Leave a valid email address. (It will not be revealed publicly; simply write it in the email field when you leave a comment.)

For an extra chance to win these awesome makeup items, post a link to my review of any of the products in this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or your personal blog. (Hint: The review links can be found in this post itself!) I’ll assign you an extra number for the draw.


  • This contest is open to Singapore residents only.
  • This contest will close on 18 December 2011 at midnight.
  • Shade variations are at the discretion of the brands.
  • Winners will be randomly drawn.
  • Winners will be notified via email.
  • If there is no acknowledgement within three days, another winner will be picked.




  • Brenda Tan says:

    The most memorable gift I’ve ever given was to DHL a huge box of CNY goodies to China for a then-special someone. I included a bottle of home-made CNY pineapple tarts (my 1st ever attempt. I bought an oven just to bake the tarts!). I also incuded love letters but they were all smashed up by the time it arrived. Haha!!!

  • Celine says:

    The most memorable beauty gift I’ve ever had was the Anna Sui Lipgloss! Simply love the smell, colour and packaging of the lipgloss! It smells so yummy and the colour was simply too pretty to eve describe it in words! :D

    Twitter: wngclnceline

  • Cheryn says:

    The most memorable beauty present I have received is the fall makeup set from MAC which I got it from my best friend, Paris, for my birthday last year. It was a wonderful set that consists of a dark green eye glitter, gel eyeliner and a mini mascara and I really love eyeshadows :D I appreciated her thought of letting me try something that I do not own!

    Facebook nick: Cheryn Claudia Wong

    P/S: Really like your detailed reviews! Do keep them coming :)

  • SweetMiria says:

    The most memorable beauty gift i’ve ever recieved is chanel lipstick! It was given by my friend and it was my first beauty products gift ever! x)
    fb: Ferina Tan

  • April says:

    Twitter : aprilkhor
    The most memorable gift I have given would be a netbook for my dearest BFF . On the day when i was supposed to surprise her, She was somehow expressing her dissatisfactions to her date about how her friends ( me included) did nothing For her on this special day. Thus when I whipped out the netbook she had this shocked look on her face that I could never forget. I’m glad that the plan went through smoothly n that she can fully utilise the gift I got for her. .

  • Emily says:

    The most memorable beauty gift I got was a chanel lipstick from my mother. She doesn’t like me to spend my money on such things so when she bought that for me I was really happy and till now its my favorite lipstick!

  • Hi i’m Conny :). On the night of my birthday, i am asked to meet my old friend. He came to Singapore to attend some events. When i came home, i was surprised that everybody came to give me a birthday bashed. More surprisingly, they gave me Sephora Professional makeup case as birthday gift. I was speechless and blessed. They known me so well. They knew i love makeup this big. I never thought that they would give such this wonderful gift. I hope i can win this giveaways. Looking forward to your postings. Merry Christmas!!! Cheers :)

    FB: Lorencia Conny

  • Frond says:

    I’m Fr0nd (on twitter) and Joanna Peck on Facebook


    reposted the link on both places and the link for the Lancome eyeshadow palette review too… no idea how to leave you a link for that.

    the most memorable beauty gift I’ve received would be probably from my husband. He constantly tells me he loves me just the way I am and likes me best without any makeup on. To him, inner beauty has always been the most important… but having said that, years ago, he did make the effort to buy a Clinque lippie that I wanted. Its all used up now but the memory of his thoughtfulness remains.

    *crossing fingers and toes*

  • joantym says:

    My most memorable beauty gift is Laneige water sleeping pack by my bestie. She remembered that I was looking for a sleeping mask as I was stress out from work and when she was in Korea, she lugged back 4 tubs of them back for me for my Christmas pressie!! Ever since then, I’m hooked on those! Everytime someone I knows go over to Korea/ HKG, I will ask them to buy 1/2 tubs back for me…hehehe….it can be bought here, but it’s so much cheaper over there!

  • Jan says:

    Hi Mag, thanks for organizing another giveaway, these goodies look awesome! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and thanks for sharing so much beauty news with us in spite of your busy schedule :)

    The most memorable beauty gift I received was a Clinique all in one palette travel exclusive that hubby bought for me some years ago. It was the first beauty gift he bought for me all on his own, and I loved all the colors in it!

    Facebook nick: Jan Sunday
    Links to this giveaway and review on fb have already been done :)

  • Tan Hui Ping says:

    Hi Mag

    Thanks for organising the Christmas Giveaways again. Fantastic products as always!

    Wishing you and your family I very Merry Christmas!

    My most memorable beauty gift is Jill Stuart Mix Blush Compact that my friend got for me in Hong Kong! Jill Stuart is not available in SG so being able to get my hands on it makes it extra special! Not to mention the beautiful packaging. So elegant and cute!!!

    Facebook Nick: Pinklady Tan
    Have already posted the link of the christmas giveaway as well as the link to the Clarins reviews on my Facebook.


  • Jien says:

    FB: Jien Kuah
    Reposted both the Giveaway and a review (RMK one)
    Best gift I ever got was the 50th Anniversary LE Nintendo DSIXL!
    I’m a video game junkie so the gift was super special to me!

  • Starryxuan says:

    My most memorable items received would be Jill Stuart Loose powder from the bf! I have been saying that i wanted that since ages ago and suddenly he surprised me with it! :)

    Thanks for organizing this wonderful giveaway! Merry christmas!

    FB : Cherie Teo
    Twitter: @starryxuan

  • Tricia says:

    My most memorable item I received was the birthday handmade scrapbook of my bf & I. My bf gifted me with 12 pages of charming memories. It was precious because it was from him and no one has ever done this for me before. :)

    Thank you for this lovely Christmas giveaway Mag. Have a memorable one with your dear family!

  • Tessie says:

    The most memorable gift that I have given was to my sister for her birthday this year. She had always been a scent person and she particularly likes floral scents. For her birthday this year, I got her Madame Tracy from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and she liked it! I thought it was the perfect gift: uniquely packaged, floral notes, and most importantly, my sister’s name is Tracy too!

    My Facebook:

    I’ve also shared one of your reviews on Facebook.

  • lisa says:

    Mizu Lee on fb.
    most memorable gift was when i received a box of cosmetic, skincare products and food from my sister all the way from across the globe. For someone who loves exploring new brands etc, i was almost hyperventilating when i saw all those ‘treats’ and treats.

  • Michelle Ng says:

    My best beauty Xmas present will have to be the NAKED palette from Urban Decay. Still love it after a year!

  • Yvonne Zheng says:

    Followed you on fb and twitter, link posted on fb.

    Most memorable is a small lip palette given by a bestie.. sparked my interest in make up! =D

    Also posted your review on the Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colours on fb for an extra chance..

    Thanks for the giveaway! Looks awesome!

  • Verlyn says:

    1. Followed Makeup Stash! on Facebook & Twitter.

    2. Posted the link of this beauty giveaway on Twitter:!/luvverlyn/status/145480148081311744

    3. The most memorable gift I’ve ever given is a container with >1K mini paper cranes (about the size of 1-cent coin). That was more than 10 years ago!

    4. Facebook nick: Verlyn 函如, Twitter nick: luvverlyn

    5. Email address:

    Extra chance to win these awesome makeup items, post a link to my review of any of the products in this giveaway on Twitter:!/luvverlyn/status/145479836931072000

  • Chantana says:

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!!!

    Followed FB Page/Twitter/Blog :)

    Most memorable gift:
    My sister (I rememeber when I’m little, my dad ask me whether I want a brother or sister… I say sister!!! But the fun never last long, cos she grew up too FAST!)

    Facebook/twitter nick : everbluec


  • Jacqueline says:

    My most memorable gift was a tiffany bracelet from my buddies :D

    I’ve posted your link and your review on fb. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

  • Chua Jia Ni says:

    1. Followed on Facebook!
    2. Shared on my wall!
    3. A heart-shaped diamond encrusted white gold necklace for my 21st by my boyfriend!
    4. (My name, email:

    Extra chance: Loving the Shiseido eyeshadow cream pots after I read your review at

  • Yongning says:

    Hi! :D
    1. I’ve followed Makeup Stash on Twitter!

    2. Posted this Link on my Twitter!

    3. My most memorable gift is the Tokidoki Arte Vegas Palette from mum!
    She saw the palette at Sephora Ion and found that it suits me very much, with 4 pretty eyeshadows and an amazing rosy blush with gold glitters! It’s so cute & pretty, so me! :D

    4. My Twitter Nick: yongz_here

    5. Left my email address! :D

    Extra chance! I have posted the link for the product- Lancôme Ombre Absolue Impact 3D Eyeshadow Palette in G10 Étoile du Soir through my Twitter account! :D

    Thanks! ;D

  • Eileen says:

    Hey! I’d been following you at Twitter for awhile and went to buy the L’oreal INFALLIBLE (yeah they didn’t get this wrong! :p:p) – Black Onyx, after reading your reviews! I like it! Might consider the other colors :)

    K the most memorable gift I’d ever received is an Aesop Parsley Seed anti oxidant eye cream from my SO many years ago! It’s so unexpected, and it’d been my staple eye-cream ❤ ❤ ❤

    I’d RT this giveaway @ Twitter, and left a link to my favorite review too!

    Have a blessed Christmas!

    Twitter handle @eile10

  • Jessica says:

    Hi Mag,

    1. i’ve followed Makeup Stash! on Facebook andTwitter.

    2. Posted the link of this beauty giveaway on Facebook.

    3. The most memorable gift i’ve received is a white gold cross pendant and necklace from my parents when i was baptized 8 years ago.

    I’ve posted the link on your review of the Estée Lauder Pure Color Sensuous Rouge Lip Colors on my facebook =)

  • Samantha Gay says:

    The most memorable beauty gift I have ever given was a compact powder and lip gloss set to my best friend who has never applied makeup before until she receive that xmas present from me last year. I saw how just a sinple lip gloss can transform her otherwise drab look and was very happy I gave her that to brighten up her days.

  • Monica says:

    The most memorable beauty gift I’ve ever received is M.A.C’s Well Dressed blush, a birthday present from my cousin. I don’t really celebrate birthdays, and therefore not many people would know my birthday date. I was extremely surprised and touched when my cousin still remembers after so many years. She is awared of my love for makeups and actually brought me to the department store telling me to choose any makeup products as my birthday present. I’m still loving it till today and would definitely treasure this lovely present to the very best!

    Twitter name: vintageredroses

  • joelle says:

    Dear Mag, thanks for the giveaway!! it looks great!

    i have done the following
    1) Follow Makeup Stash! on Facebook or Twitter. – followed you on twitter.

    2. Post the link of this beauty giveaway on Facebook or Twitter. – tweeted it

    3. Tell me about the most memorable gift (beauty-related or otherwise) you’ve ever received or given. :) – my most memorable gift from my bf was a gift set from dior!! It was the most expensive beauty item that i got from him on my birthday!!

    i have also tweeted the link for the clarins eye quartet mineral makeup for the extra chance!

    thanks so much! :)

  • Cindy says:

    1. FB: Cindy Kho, twitter: cindykho


    3. I received my first biotherm blusher from my mom.

    4.FB: Cindy Kho, twitter: cindykho


  • K. says:

    I think one of the best presents I ever received was an iPod Touch from my uncle that I use everyday!

    My Twitter Nickname: makeupidiot

    I have tweeted about this giveaway and one of your reviews of one of the above items :)

  • Slj Slk says:

    Dear Mag,

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! It’s something that I, a silent follower of your blog always look forward to. Your reviews and postings have kept me up to date with the happenings in the beauty world.

    I’ve followed Makeup Stash! on Facebook, posted the link of this beauty giveaway on Facebook and posted a link to your review on Estée Lauder Pure Color Sensuous Rouge Lip Colors on my Facebook wall.

    My most memorable gift that I’ve received would be a Precious Moments bath and body lotion set from my friend. It looks so lovely that I can’t bear to use them.

    Thank you!

  • kitty says:

    fb nick : kitty charmy
    Liked and shared!

    Most memorable gift i received : The most memorable gift i received was a pair of falsies given by my best friend.It was memorable because i have never tried false eyelashlashes before and it took me about 1 hour to finally fix it on properly after endless trial and error.And the funny thing was that everyone was looking at me peculiarly when i walked on the street with my falsies on ,as i dint realise that the falsies on the right of my eyes,part of it was “hanging in the air” as i dint attach/glue on properly,my friend and i had a good laugh at it afterwards.

    Thanks so much for this fabulous giveaway!

  • Lily says:

    Twitter: it0909
    Following you on fb and twitter. =)

    First and foremost, wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

    The most memorable gift I have received is a great big hug from my kids because as they grow up, you know you’re never going to hear “I love you” from them much.

  • Tan Janette says:

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway :)

    1) already your facebook & twitter

    2) link posted on facebook and twitter

    3) The most memorable beauty gift I have ever received was an Estee Lauder festive coffret set from hubby (:

    In fact, all he wanted was to buy a bottle of Pleasure to surprise but the beauty consultant somehow, managed to cast her charm and convince him to buy the gorgeous palette that contains a bit of everything :)

    4) fb:

  • Mandy says:

    The most memorable gift that I have gotten is a pair of earrings from my best friend when we were in secondary school nearly ten years ago. It was my first pair of earrings and it was a reminder of how she was and still is with me at every stage of my life.

  • Teddy says:

    The most memorable gift beauty gift was the Laneige Sleeping Mask that one of my friend gave me. I been repurchasing that ever since.


  • LynLyn says:

    Hi Mag,

    the most memorable gift I have ever received is a MAC holiday eyes shadow palette from my hubby on our 1st wedding anniversary in 2005!!! It was such a wonderful surprise because my hubby is not someone who’s familiar with beauty stuff, and he actually did lots of research secretly. Super touched when I received it! ^^

    P/S: have also re-posted this post on my FB~ Thanks, & merry x’mas!

  • Pamela says:

    The most memorable gift I have received is a digital photo frame keychain. My friend gave this to me after I told her I want to take more photos as memories, and she said this is ideal for me to carry these memories with me whereever I am. =)

    Twitter name: pammiesg

  • melody says:

    3. Tell me about the most memorable beauty gift you’ve ever received or given.
    My first and one and only Anna Sui Lipstick! It was a surprise gift from my very “manly” boyfriend. Even though he finds it very malu to get such a girly stuff alone, he still did it to surprise me. I am very touched o(^~^)o and cant forget his blushing expression :p

    4. Leave your Facebook/Twitter nick for verification purposes.

    For an extra chance to win these awesome makeup items, post a link to my review of any of the products in this giveaway on Facebook. – Shu Uemura Glittery Mascara in Glorious Masquerade on Facebook :)

  • Ice Chua says:

    Following you on FB: Icee Chua.
    RT-ed your giveaway link and a review: Twitter: cocosnail

    The most memorable gift that I have received would be a bag of donuts left at my doorsteps by my very good friend past midnight. Since my house has no lift, she trudged up 4 storeys, didn’t ring my doorbell, placed it on the doorstep and simply left with a sms to my phone that read “Food at your doorstep. Happy Supper!”

  • Eunice says:

    Twitter nick: banananutcrunch

    The most memorable Christmas gift that I received was from my sister who came back from London for the holidays. She knew that I’m a total skincare junkie and brought back LUSH goodies for me to try out. The surprise hamper consisted of skincare, bath and shower products to pamper myself. Everything a girl could ask for:)

    Thanks for organising this giftaway!

  • Vivian says:

    FB nick : Vivian Tan
    Followed, liked and shared :)

    My most memorable gift was none other than how God miraculously return my mum from heaven’s gates and back to our arms. We were really blessed as her recovery from stroke was speedy and that she almost have about 80% of her mobility back even when she was diagnosed with the entire right side of her body affected.

    The gift of life is always they most fabulous gift that one could ask for. PS. I specially shipped the happycall pan that she wanted all the way from Korea as a surprise this Christmas. All that matters is a smile on her face. :)

  • Cynthia says:

    My most memorable items received would be a platinum diamond necklace from one of my uni mate!! He’s not my very closed friends but we do hang out a couple of times. So it’s kind of surprised that he gave me the necklace as my graduation gift during my graduation. Now, he’s one of my friend which I cherish. :) Merry christmas!

    FB : Cynthia Loh
    Twitter: @slowbrogal

  • Kiki says:

    Hi mag,

    The most memorable gift I have ever received was an iPad 2 from my hubby. He wanted to make going online easier for me after seeing how I try to sneak in the laptop each time my daughter is asleep (after having to “pretend” to sleep with her). This is the most useful and sweetest gift ever, in fact, I am using it now to type this entry and the best part – my daughter finally learned to sleep on her own :)

    I have posted a review of the clarin eye shadows on my twitter so I hope that earned me an extra chance!

    Twitter: @Kikimamatwits (I would like to keep it private, can u remove after verification? Thank you.)

  • Evonne says:

    1. Followed you on twitter! : D

    2. Tweeted!

    3. The most memorable gift was on my 21st birthday. Every single one of my important friends were there, except one of my bffs who was in Australia studying… or so I thought. She surprised me by flying back to Singapore, creeping up behind me and covering my eyes and I got the shock of my life when I saw her there! My mascara ran cos i was crying (so touched)! and everyone captured that moment on camera. Haha.

    4. The link to the tweet again : D

    Thanks for organizing this awesome giveaway! I love your blogging style and am amazed by your dedication (baby and all!) – Your baby girl (when older!) will love and appreciate how good you are with makeup lah! ♡♡♡

  • Susan Koh says:

    The most memorable gift I received on my 30th birthday was my first iPhone. My hubby took the extra effort to queue overnight for it so that I could be one of the first few in Singapore to have a iPhone. Needless to say the iPhone has brought me much convenience and joy to my kid who loves to play games and watch youtube on it.

    Twitter nick:!/Susankoh

    Posted this on my Twitter

  • lynn says:

    followed on fb (lynny), twitter (madlynny)

    posted on twitter:!/madlynny/status/146626220270944256

    most memorable gift would be the scrapbook my bf made for me every night on his bunk bed in camp. it was put together using army tools haha. all the green tape and twine.


    thanks mag, for the awesome giveaway, and making me think hard about what my most memorable gift was haha!

  • yisui hu says:

    1. Follow Makeup Stash! on Facebook .

    2. Shared on Facebook .

    3. A love shape diamond pendant. A precious gift from loved i have been wearing it ever since. ^ ^


    An extra chance :Estée Lauder Pure Color Sensuous Rouge Lip Colors on Facebook.

  • HM says:

    1. Already a twitter follower, effortgirl here

    2. RT-ed!

    3. Most memorable gift given: ‘Smuggled’ bak zhang (glutineous rice dumplings), frozen white carrot cake and bak kwa in my backpack when I went to visit my then-bf in London who missed Singaporean food terribly. It was the first time I took a long-distance flight alone (still in my teens then), I wasn’t 100% sure of the relationship and I had no experience ‘smuggling’ food or with UK customs. It turned out well, he’s now my hubby!

    Most memorable gift received: From my siblings (bro/sis). I have always ‘preached’ to my sis on reading the ingredient list of cosmetics/skincare ever since I read The Cosmetic Cop. It came as a surprise that both my siblings gave me similar books on cosmetic ingredients 1 yr for my birthday. And they both had no idea of what the other was giving me!

    My sis didn’t know who the Cosmetic Cop was, she just bought on the book store’s staff recommendation. My brother probably heard me ‘nagging’ my sis on cosmetics ingredients too often hence the choice. :)

    Thanks for arranging the giveaway!

  • Patricia says:

    1. followed u on facebook :)

    2. posted the link on my fb wall:

    3. The most memorable gift I’ve received is my first mascara from my best friend. As I’ve got very small eyes, she taught me how to make it look bigger and bought me my very first mascara. although it’s not an everlasting gift but I really appreciated her thoughts for choosing this gift.

    4. Facebook nick: Patricia Cheng

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