Makeup Stash! Christmas 2012 Giveaways

Like the beauty bounty we’ve been blessed with this year, I’d hoped to make this giveaway a memorable one.

And it is – at least for me – for it’s my biggest one yet, thanks to the generosity of the brands involved. :)


This year, stand a chance to win:

Benefit High Flyin’ Glosses

(1 set valued at S$42)

Benefit She’s So…Jetset

(1 set valued at S$58)

Benefit Let There Be Bright

(1 set valued at S$72)

Benefit Sexy Little Stowaways – Sephora Exclusive

(1 set valued at S$54)

Burberry Beauty Complete Eye Palette in No. 01 Smokey Grey Palette

(1 palette valued at S$85)

Burberry Body Rose Gold Eau de Parfum – Limited Edition

(1 bottle valued at S$170)

Clarins Eau Des Jardins

(3 special edition bottles)

  Dior for Anselm Reyle Vernis in Metallic Silver, Pink Graffiti, Ultra Violet and Untitled Black

(1 bottle of each shade, each valued at S$37)

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream 2012 Limited Edition Skin Protectant (The Original)

(1 jar valued at S$30)

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Aura Eau de Toilette Spray Naturel

(1 bottle valued at S$62)

Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Love Bite

(2 bottles, each valued at S$26)

Estée Lauder Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick in Fireball

(2 tubes, each valued at S$38)

Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends Fragrant Body Spray, Liquid Body Cleanser and Hand & Body Lotion in Orange Flower & Lychee

(1 set valued at S$158)

Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends Fragrant Body Spray, Liquid Body Cleanser and Hand & Body Lotion in Vanilla & Cedarwood

(1 set valued at S$158)

KORRES Fig and Guava Collection

(3 sets, each valued at S$45)

Lancôme No. 13 Angled Shadow Brush

(3 pieces, each valued at S$35)

Lancôme Rouge in Love in 163 B Rose St Honoré

(3 tubes, each valued at S$40)

Laura Mercier Lip Lacquer in Laque Rouge, Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Moonlight and Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Oil-Free in Blush

(2 sets, each valued at S$140)

NARS Blush in Orgasm

(3 palettes, each valued at S$50)

Penhaligon’s Minature Fragrance Collection for Gents

(1 box valued at $90)

Penhaligon’s Minature Fragrance Collection for Ladies

(1 box valued at S$90)

Philosophy Winter Escape Christmas Set

(2 sets, each valued at $60)

Shiseido Lacquer Rouge

(3 tubes, each valued at S$43)

Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura Mon Shu Painting Liner

(2 pots, each valued at S$36)

Karl Lagerfeld Shu Uemura Mon Shu Nail Varnish and Stickers

(3 sets, each valued at S$28)


Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Forever Youth Liberator Serum

(1 bottle valued at S$149)

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Pure Chromatics Wet & Dry Eyeshadow Palette

(1 palette valued at S$88)

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

Benefit Singapore

Clarins Singapore

Elizabeth Arden Singapore

Estée Lauder Singapore

Kiehl’s Singapore

KORRES Singapore

Lancôme Singapore

Laura Mercier

Penhaligon’s Singapore

Philosophy Singapore

Shiseido Singapore

Shu Uemura Singapore


To enter this contest:

1. Follow Makeup Stash! on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

2. Leave your profile name for verification purposes. (It will not be visible; I will edit your comment to remove it.)

3. We are all gifts to other people – tell me how you are a gift to someone or how someone is a gift to you!

4. Leave a valid email address in the email field.

Receive an additional entry in this dreamy draw, for every share via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or on your blog. Just be sure to @makeupstash me, so I know! :)


  • This contest is open to Singapore residents only.
  • This contest will close on 17 December 2012 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 24 hours, another winner will be picked.



And the winners are:

  1. Angela Jess
  2. H. Shar
  3. SH
  4. Kitty Charmy
  5. Ming Shu
  6. Audrey Yuen-Gan
  7. Jenine
  8. Charlie Cheah
  9. Fatin Rossida Preya Kaur
  10. Michelle Ng
  11. Sarah Chew Eliza
  12. Jaslynn
  13. Emily Lam
  14. Nithya
  15. Jo
  16. Tarandip
  17. Susan T
  18. Joanna
  19. Mandy
  20. Kelly Teo
  21. Teo Hock Koon
  22. Keith Tan
  23. Sarah Meryl @ memoiselle
  24. Audrey
  25. Mabel
  26. Yan Weoseek
  27. Preya Kaur Betsy
  28. Wickermoss
  29. Sharon
  30. Sita Anico
  31. Joy
  32. Paula
  33. Bong
  34. Nurul Huda Bernice Sum Pei Yi
  35. Nicol Chan
  36. Teo Kai Sin
  37. Vivien Ng
  38. Louise Lee
  39. Ashlyne
  40. Adeline Tan
  41. Taylor Tan Yvonne
  42. Nini Lim Mei-An
  43. Rusty
  44. Jacelyn
  45. Bernice Sum Pei Yi Charlene
  46. Jasmine Sochii
  47. Vidhi
  48. Melissa Wan
  49. Adeline Jo


A gentle reminder: Please reply to my congratulatory email within 24 hours. If I do not hear from you, I’ll have to pick another winner. Thank you! :)


  • Vidhi says:

    I have always loved animals ever since I was a little girl.
    I had many pets at home but my life changed ever since I got my dog 15 years back. He made my life absolutely beautiful. He was my confidant, my secret keeper and my best friend.
    I lost him this year in July and life has not been the same since then. There is a void which no one can fill.
    Everyday I think about him and realize how unconditional his love was.
    He made me a better person. I didn’t even realize how much he affected my life and my relationships until I lost him.
    He has been the best gift from God! Every other person was gifted to me the day I was born but he was sent by God as a blessing!


  • Nornazihah Hamzah says:

    My family and friends are gifts to me. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to do anything at all. Without them, I wouldn’t have made this far. Every single one of them are important to me even when we are apart :)

  • Fiona says:

    My daddy is the best gift I’ve ever had as he’s a great mentor and a friend whom I can always rely on :)

  • Renie Wang says:

    X’mas is a fesive of love and sharing. I would like to win these attractive prizes for my mom and hope to let her have an memorable X’mas!!! Merry X’mas!!

  • Wei says:

    best gift: boyfriend
    why: he loves more more than he loves himself! heehee~

  • Gerine Yan says:

    Eversince I was young, X’mas had been one of ny favourite festive season. When I was young, i remembered that my aunt was always the Santa Claus and ahe would always get us a lot of prizes. Therefore, she is someone who is very special to me and I hoped that I could use this opportunity to share with everybody the love she had for me and wish her a Merry X’mas. Love You, aunt!!! :P

  • Chendra says:

    My family especially my parents are the greatest gifts for me. Knowing that they will always be there for me through my ups and downs, I am aways grateful to dear Father in Heaven. I am so blessed for having them in my life and for loving me unconditionally. Hopefully I can be a very special gift for them as well as others. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  • Lin says:

    Hi Mag!!!
    Thanks for this Generous n Awesome giveaway!!!
    My children are the greatest GIFT of all that God has blessed me with;) They aspire me to do my best and be the best with each passing day. No words can explain the Love that I have for them and the Love they have in turn showered me with even though they are still young kids, they teach me the meaning of Love in life. They make me appreciate the time that I have with each and everyone in my family. They mean more than Life itself to me;) That’s how blessed I feel to have them in my life;) I want to take this chance to wish u lots of love for u and your family too;)

    Thanks Once Again!!! ;)

  • Susuanty says:

    My kids are my greatest gifts because they are my treasures that make me so happy and proud every single day. Watching them grew up to be such wonderful persons make me feel so complete and grateful. I love them all and hope that they can all be happy and successful in their lives.

  • Vivian says:

    My family and boyfriend are the greatest gifts given to me in my whole entire life. They guide me through my lows and most importantly they are my pillar of strength who always never fails to encourage me whenever im feeling down . Im so thankful for them for their existence always.

  • weoseek says:

    My 2 kids are definitely the greatest gift to me..With them, I learn something new everyday…learn how to become greater mum..learn how not to look back..and meet every milestone with them

    Merry xmas and happy holidays

  • Kelly Teo says:

    Merry Xmas and a Blessed 2013~ :)

    My greatest gift is my mother in law who is always so loving and accepting. Treating me like her own daughter and I am thankful she’s not a monster in law! :)

  • Celine says:

    Very attractive giveaway. Hope to win something. My best gift is that I known God and he has bountifully blessed me with great family & friends.Merry Xmas!

  • Kris Ong says:

    It is my birthday tomorrow, and i am truly thankful for my boyfriend who has recently taken care of me over 72 hours when I fell ill with high fever (suspected dengue) last week. He was awake throughout the night, using wet towels on my forehead, trying to keep fever down, he send me back and fro clinics so I can take my platelets tests, he feed me soup, toasts anytime I feel hungry. He came home in between his work and lunch and any breaks he can afford to sneak in between to check on me.

    I think he is the greatest gift to me and I may even have to marry him =)

  • Samantha says:

    The biggest gift to me would be God, who has provided me with a loving family that has shown me so much grace and tolerance through my bad days. I am fortunate to be able to doll myself up, have pretty clothes to wear and be treated and protected like a princess in my family, as how I would picture other girls to be, too! Mostly, I am thankful for being granted health and happiness from God to spend my days as a happy person spreading joy to others. Cheers to Christmas!

  • Xuyuan says:

    My family, my friends and my boyfriend :)
    I can’t really name one particular person cos’ they are all so important. They are such a blessing everyday. Life will be incomplete without them!

    Thanks Mag for the giveaway! Thanks for being a gift for organising such an awesome giveaway! (: Merry Christmas!

  • Lady J says:

    My fur-kid Sparky is my greatest gift. He brings our family such immense joy and I can’t stand being away from this furball for long.

  • DANAE. goh says:


    For me, I believe that the greatest gift that anyone can give or receive is the gift of life, cuz it is the most magical thing. It’s a miracle in itself. I am grateful for my life, which my parents, and God have blessed me with. Lifewise, I would also like to have children. Then it would be my turn to take care of them.

    Thanks Mag, for the awesome giveaway. Your site is really awesome, and I’ve been following you for many many years. :)

  • Juliet says:

    My best gift is my best friend of 20 years. Even though I have been very bad tempered when I was younger and always throw unreasonable tantrum on her, she stick by me, never giving up on me and tolerate with all my nonsense. It is very hard to find someone who is not related by blood to take all your nonsense without a single complain. Throughout the years, I have learned to appreciate her for all the kindess and concern that she had showered me with. Even though she has her own flaws, I tolerate with her, always giving her the more honest opinion instead of saying something she want to hear, I helped her through the tough times by giving her the honest advice. We have both come to learn the true meaning of friendship.

  • Farah says:

    My mother is the greatest gift ever given to me and everyday I am thankful to have her. We can all agree that our mothers gives the best unconditional love there is and she taught me everything there is to know! I love her generous spirits when it comes to cooking, it is one of her many talents. She imparts to me patience, which I have yet to master and it is not material but rather the moral values that she teaches me which is another one of the great gifts. I am very proud of my mum no matter what anybody says and I sure am going to stand by her through anything and everything. It is beginning to sound like a mother’s day message, but she has been an absolute precious gift to me! :)

    Thanks Mag!

  • Li-Ann Ter says:

    My 3 kids are the best gifts to me.. They help me mature into a wonderful adult I am now.

  • Mdm Ho says:

    My little girl whom I gave birth to 10years ago at the mature age of 45 is the best gift from god to me so far! I hope I’m as great a gift to her in her mind! Here’s to more youthful years ahead for my daughter and I! Thanks for organizing this wonderful giveaway every year, Mag!

  • Michelle Lim says:

    The Gift of my life would be my mum. She is always there for me, regardless of what I do, Whether she agree or not. She does annoy me at times with her nagging, But its all for our own good. As I grow up, I begin to understand all her concerns and why she needs to neg at us and also to constantly remind us to do good and be good.

    Thank you dear!

  • Sarah says:

    Just found out this morning that I’m pregnant! After trying and praying for a few months, this great news is definitely a gift from God; my baby is a gift from God to both my husband and I and our families. Best gift ever!

  • Mila says:

    Thank you for this opportunity to think about such a great thing.

    I have understood that every person I met in my life is a gift who teach me how to love, to share, to be kind, to be patient, to be desperate, to be friendly, to be energetic, to be ambitious. Some of these gifts drive me up, some of them pushed me down. But at the end I always have my lessons.

  • “My Parents – the greatest gift of all”

    I thank God for giving me such a wonderful and lovely parents that I couldn’t ask for more. I didn’t know what I did to have such a lovely parents. My mom and my dad are the sweetest and the most amazing people here on Earth. I am really blessed to have them. We may be a small family of 3, but, the number doesn’t matter at all. The most important thing, is that we love each other and we cherish every day that we are together. Words are not enough to express how blessed and happy I am to have them. Indeed, my family is the GREATEST GIFT OF ALL. I will never exchange them and will always be thankful for who I am now, because of my parents.

  • Doreen Tan says:

    My little Raphael is the greatest gift I have this year. He brings joys to me and makes me happy when I am feeling down. It is a joy feeding him 4.30am in the morning, even as I am feeling dead tired.

  • Yiwen says:

    My little newborn baby girl is my gift this yr! She may burp milk spits, have me change her dirty diapers and take her time to drink the milk I feed her but I am totally enjoying motherhood right now :)

  • Chan Wei Lu says:

    My most precious gift on earth is my family, and I think I’m a special gift to my family too! They are always there for me to share my sorrows and happiness. They won’t run away like some friends. I Am very blessed with having my family by my side. Even if I don’t win anything from this giveaway, I would not be upset as I know that I already have a special gift every X’mas. Wish everyone would be blessed with love on! Merry X’mas!

  • Amanda Huiwen says:

    I’m a gift to my parents because God blessed them with me! My parents and my every other loved ones are gifts to me because they shape me to become who I am today.

    Thank you Mag, for this lovely giveaway! :)

  • heng1811 says:

    Mag, you’re the gift to me. I love reading your updated blog entries. An 8-year young cousin used to teach me how to apply eyeshadow to get a smoky look. And I’m proud to say, I have successfully evolved from a make-up gundu to a make-up guru.

    This is a little cliche but my Mum has been a real gift to me. I have been through ups and doldrums this 2012. She has always been the one around for me when I need advice or even just a listening ear. You can have too many friends, but only family can be by your side always, whenever you need them most.
    Coincidentally, it is my Mum’s 57th birthday tomorrow. She is always complaining about how haggard she looks, so a makeup or skincare gift will be a miracle-saver to us! Channel some of her youthful days back!
    Thank U so much for organising this giveaway this festive season as Christmas is always about giving and sharing, not what you receive! Good luck to all @makeupstash fans and readers too.
    ♥ Followed you on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! ♥

  • Lee Mei Hsien says:

    Hello Mag! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    “We are all gifts to other people – tell me how you are a gift to someone or how someone is a gift to you!”

    I believe that I am a gift to lots of people who came into my life, to those who I entered and even myself!

    To my parents and relatives, I am a gift to them the moment I was born. They love me, dote on me and provided me with care and concerns. I feel really blissful. They are a gift to me as well because they are the only parent and relatives I have in my life and without them, there will not be me. They are a heartfelt gift to me.

    To all my friends, I am a gift to them and they are a gift to me the moment we know each other. I believe that we are fated to meet every one in order to become friends. Even though there are quarrels from time to time, but we still have fun and enjoyable moments! Love them a lot. They are a wonderful gift!

    To my beloved boyfriend, it was a blessed to have him in my life. I greatly think that he is a surprised gift! No words can describe how much I love and treasure this unique gift that was given to me.

    Gift is a present, and today is the present. I am so glad to have them in the present. I do not want them to be in the past but they will always be there for me and I will always be there for them now and in the future! Just like a gift, they are all whom I yearn for! <3

  • Qiaolin says:

    My mum is the greatest gift to me! She has been there for me through every moment of my life – the good and the bad, the ups and the downs, the dark and the light. She stayed strong through turbulent times even though she was the hardest hit. She kept her spirits (and the family’s) high in downcast times, and always has a smile on her face despite all her troubles. Her love has been my greatest motivating factor in everything that I do – I want to be the gift to her that she has been to me.

    Without her, I wouldn’t be who I am today :’)

  • Vicky Putaran says:

    My husband is the greatest gift I have ever gotten and could ever get. It is the greatest cliche that we met on my birthday right after I had a good cry and prayed for God to help me end all the toxic relationships in my life. Ever since i met him, the selfless way in which he takes care of family and people around him made me admire him and has made him my special hero.

  • H. Shar says:

    First of all Seasons Greetings and happy holidays!! I know that I should probably answer this with loads of sentimental goodness and talk about the awesome people I have met in my workplace and my precious family. But I think that is rhetorical. They are such obvious gifts in my life that I treasure all year round. Not just during the festive season and they will be by my side for the rest of my life (hopefully). But since it has to be “someone” who is a gift to me, I would have to say my sister is someone I really enjoy to be around especially during the Christmas season as she would be at home more, seeing as it is the school holidays.

    There is no one that I can click with better than her. I love how we are able to spend more time together during the holidays as compared to when we are both occupied with our work earlier on this year. I love how she can finish my sentences and is the only one who can truly appreciate my spastic humour that has us shuffling to the Party Rock anthem and making Legend-ary Phone Hi-Fives (reference to How I met Your Mother) when we are chatting. I love how she can crack me up with her random jokes and parkour fails (yes, she attempted parkour on our living room couch and it was needless to say THE MOST EPIC OF FAILURES). And I am a gift to her too, because she mooches off my stuff ALL the time. HAHA! She always shares my clothes and makeup. But I love being a big sister to her because it makes me become a better person. I always try to be the best cos I know she looks up to me. And sometimes that is all you need to motivate you to become a better human being.

  • siew pheng says:

    My kids are the best gifts given to me. Seeing their smiles makes me forget my problem at work. It’s also thru them that I know being a mum is not easy and learn to appreciate my mum better.

  • Rene says:

    My friend Jo is the gift to me! She introduced me to the wonder of makeup AND to your very informative site. Thank you BOTH!

  • Shu Min says:

    I think mothers are the greatest gift that god has ever given to all of us. They’re like the angels in our lives, they love us more than anyone else and they are always there for us when we needed them. :)

  • Jermaine Toh says:

    I’d like to believe that each and every acquaintance in our everyday life is a gift. A gift that enriches our lives, change us and leave footprints in our minds. It is these acquaintances, short and long, that pieces together the bits of our memories. Hence, I’m grateful for every single one of them=)

  • jolene tay says:

    my boyfriend is probably the greatest gift to me. no matter what happens, he is always there for me and to help me. i feel so blessed that i have known someone like him.

  • Keith Tan says:

    This Mother’s day, I surprised my mother with Bird nest hamper, which delivered to her house. She was so touch and happy. I wish her healthy always. Hoping to win another surprise for myself. Merry Christmas!!

  • Magdalene says:

    My dearest friend Jacqueline is the greatest gift to me. From sitting in our own individual cubicle, working side by side separated by a panel, to roughing it out together (read: cleaning toilets and making up beds) when we worked in an entirely different industry. During that period, her existence was the best grace bestowed upon me. She was there for me when my 10 year relationship failed. I couldn’t imagine going through that devastation without her by my side. So, I am absolutely thankful to have her in my life, to meet her and befriend her. I like to credit her as the greatest gift i have ever had. So I hope I win something to share with her! :)

  • cherry says:

    my boyfriend is the best gift of the year. we met on exchange, were housemates, fell in love, and have been together for 7th months and counting. i treasure him a lot, and so does he. i wish to spend the rest of my life with him :)

  • Fish Ang says:

    My family is a gift to me, because they are always there for me! and i am always there for them too! loves!

  • Serene says:

    My family is a gift to me, after so many things happened, my family will always be there for me:)

    Merry Christmas!:)

  • Adeline Jo says:

    my greatest gifts this year are my parents who always support me, and my very best friend for more than 10 years old who just became my boyfriend (: as well as my girl friends who always support me when I’m down (: (: It’s been a tough year for me, but glad that I can overcome it! yeay! Thanks Mag (:

  • Rachel says:

    Jeebus, the prizes! I’d love to receive a Lancôme Rouge In Love or Shiseido Lacquer Rouge… I can’t say no to lip colour. Penhaligon’s minature fragrances is a fab way to get introduced to the brand, so I wouldn’t mind that either ;)

    My manager at work is a gift to me. She gives sound advice, guides me, and is understanding. I hope I’m a gift to her too, because I know how much she’s got on her plate, and I try to catch the things she misses.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Mag!

  • Heryani Shamin (Instagram) says:

    My greatest gift in life is my fiancé, Danyl, and I am a gift to him too. We just complement each other. He always sees the best in everyone while I always sees the worst in everyone. This characteristic has cause us some trust issues in a different way. For him he trust everyone and accept a friend back even when that friend has hurt him time and time again, he still believe that the friend is trying to change and he should give him the chance and put his heart and soul to salvage the friendship like the old times but after awhile the friend hurt him yet again and he would be devastated. I’m there for him where I make him realize that he cannot always give in so easily when someone apologize and act as if nothing happen and become best of friends again. He has to be more careful and stop putting his heart and soul and hoping that the friendship will be like before. He can’t always see the best in everyone, that’s when people will take advantage of you. I’m not trying to make him a bad person seeing the worst of people but I just can’t bear seeing him being used and sad everytime his friends just decided to treat him badly. I love him and I hate seeing him so devastated.

    He teaches me to see the good in people. I don’t have any bestfriend cause I don’t trust anyone can be a real good friend since I believe everyone is bad and will stab you from the back. He make me realize and always advice me I can’t always be that way, I will lead a miserable life with no friends. Before knowing him, it’s difficult for me to forgive anyone who have hurt me. I will make sure I take revenge and I’ve been living life with so much anger, angry at everyone and angry over small things. After knowing him, I learn to let things go and revenge won’t make you feel better wont make you a better person. To forgive someone for their mistake and to let go makes you a better person. And now I’m much less angry and enjoying my life with my loved ones.

  • Shi Lin says:

    we all are tied up and busy with work/studies, the best gift i could offer to other people is love, joy and time, It’s not always about giving expensive gifts or something. simple, joyous company can make someone’s day as well. :-)

    everyone that came into my life is a gift to me, in the form of blessings or lessons which made me the person I am today.

  • Hamizah Jumat says:

    My aunt is the greatest gift of all. She has been like a mother to me. She brought me up, taught me about life and has been there for me through thick and thin. I would honestly be lost without her. I love her with all my heart.

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