Who wants makeup? A giveaway!

9/27/2010 12:00pm PST UPDATE: The Birchbox giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered - keep an eye out for the winners announcement post!

Hmmm. Reasons for a giveaway.... 1) It's Monday, and therefore, we all need a little pick-me-up. 2) It's September, and the beastly hot, humid summer weather is going the way of the dodo. 3) We ♥ makeup. 4) Last, but certainly not least, we ♥, the best thing to happen to makeup since the invention of the sample.

What's, you ask? Why, for just $10 a month, they mail you a prettily packaged box of deluxe beauty and skincare product samples from top brands like NARS, Korres, Kiehls, Cargo, and BeneFit. Yep, we said deluxe sized - stuff you can use for a good long while, not those single-use packets and ampules. It's a fantastic way to see if you really like a product, instead of trying to make a judgment from one application's worth of lip gloss. They also include great tips and tutorials to help you try out fun new looks!

Intrigued? Curious? Salivating at the mouth? Want a one month FREE subscription to Well, then, enter the giveaway, 'cause we're handing out 3 one-month subscriptions! We want your answer to the following question... Ready? It's a hard one!

If I could choose, I'd want an oversized sample of:

-A trendy lip color
-A pricey skincream
-A new hair styling product
-A makeup artist cult favorite

You can enter up to 3 times: Once each by commenting on this post, on our Facebook page, or tweeting us. The deadline is 12:00pm PST Monday, September 27, 2010. We'll announce the winners Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 12:00pm PST, and will pick new winners if we don't hear from you by Wednesday, September 29 at 12:00pm PST, so be sure to check your email (and spam filters)!

Read the full rules and restrictions.

***9/27/2010 12:00pm PST UPDATE: The Birchbox giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered - keep an eye out for the winners announcement post!***

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Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:08 PM

A makeup artist cult favorite would be my ultimate! And thanks for the website I have never heard of it before and I am excited to try!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:16 PM

Trendy lip color for sure!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:16 PM

A pricey skin cream. No brainer. It doen't matter what you put on top if what's underneath is sagging. (Wink)


Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:18 PM

I have an unhealthy addiction to anything hair-related, so a new hair styling product definitely would be my pick - unless the makeup artist cult favorite is a hair product too - then I'm not sure what I would do!

Rebecca V-H

Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:21 PM

A makeup artist cult favorite!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:23 PM

A pricey skincream, it keep looking young ^_^


Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:23 PM

I would want that pricey skin cream!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:27 PM

Makeup artist cult favorites are what I love to try.


Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:35 PM

A makeup artist cult favorite!!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:36 PM

Makeup artist cult favorite.


Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:38 PM

i would try a pricey skincream to go under the makeup artist cult favorites!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:39 PM

A pricey skincream!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:40 PM

I'd want a makeup artist cult favorite!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:40 PM

A makeup artist cult favorite


Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:41 PM

I'd want a makeup artist cult favorite!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:41 PM

I would have to say the hair product. I am always searching for a great product for curly hair.

Kelly M

Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:44 PM

A trendy lip color

Lisa B

Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:49 PM

I would want a makeup artist cult favorite! They know all the makeup secrets!!!

Laurel K.

Posted on 09.20.10 at 12:54 PM

A makeup artist cult favorite! Great website, too. Thanks for sharing!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 1:01 PM

Pricey skincream!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 1:01 PM

I am a subscriber of outblush and birchbox via Email and RSS. I do not tweet anymore since they perm disabled my account. I am a huge make up junkie!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 1:06 PM

Definitely a make-up artist cult favorite. :)


Posted on 09.20.10 at 1:08 PM

Pricy Skincream for sure!!!!

Robin S

Posted on 09.20.10 at 1:11 PM

Trendy lip color.


Posted on 09.20.10 at 1:12 PM

I'm going to go with the makeup artist cult favorite...they know best :)


Posted on 09.20.10 at 1:15 PM

Make-up artist cult fave... maybe it would become my favorite too! =)

Sarah Lindsay

Posted on 09.20.10 at 1:24 PM

Definitely a pricey skin cream! I would love to try anything by La Mer!

Nicole Grier

Posted on 09.20.10 at 1:25 PM

A Cult Fav of course! :)


Posted on 09.20.10 at 1:26 PM

The pricey skin cream


Posted on 09.20.10 at 1:28 PM

A cult fave!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 1:35 PM

I would like pricey skin cream because I can't tell if it works unless I've really been able to sample it.

Jolene Khor

Posted on 09.20.10 at 1:36 PM

A makeup artist cult favorite, by a mile. Everyone wants a piece to the intriguing secret of fabulous makeup! ;)

Nocona Love

Posted on 09.20.10 at 1:42 PM

I would love a makeup artist cult favorite. A little knowledge goes a long way!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 1:57 PM

A cult favorite any day!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 1:58 PM

A cult favorite any day!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 2:22 PM

The cult favorite! Makeup artists know all the best stuff and aren't swayed by packaging or advertising; a cult favorite is bound to be the best stuff out there.


Posted on 09.20.10 at 2:36 PM

A makeup artist cult favorite! Anything with the word cult in it usually hooks me. I don't know why...

steph w

Posted on 09.20.10 at 2:36 PM

pricey skin cream :)


Posted on 09.20.10 at 2:45 PM

Hands down, pricey skin cream!!

Jen C

Posted on 09.20.10 at 3:02 PM

makeup cult fav! they must be awesome!

Stephanie C

Posted on 09.20.10 at 3:24 PM

makeup artist cult favorite


Posted on 09.20.10 at 3:31 PM

Definitely a pricey skin cream - but I'm tempted by cult faves for sure! Lip colors are easy to find on the cheap, & I'm not big on hair products, but a deluxe size sample of a high quality skincare item is like gold in a bottle! (or a tube, or a jar, whatever!)

Nancy Kent

Posted on 09.20.10 at 3:54 PM

Pricey skin cream ~ I'm in the market for a new one!

Elle Sees

Posted on 09.20.10 at 4:00 PM

cult fave


Posted on 09.20.10 at 4:02 PM

I'd say a makeup artist cult favorite. Thanks for the opportunity :)

Elle Sees

Posted on 09.20.10 at 4:02 PM

i tweeted! and i want the hair product.


Posted on 09.20.10 at 4:05 PM

i would love a makeup artist's cult favorite...they always know the best products!!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 4:11 PM

My hair would love a new hair styling product!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 4:21 PM

A pricey skin cream :) You can never treat your skin well enough

Stephanie Smith

Posted on 09.20.10 at 4:23 PM

I'm re-inventing my hairdo with a bob cut and side-swept bangs (from the "Rachel" cut I've been rocking for a while now)and the flat iron is on the way - will be here tomorrow! I really want to get this new hair thing going, husband is getting tired of the pony tail, so a new hair product would be awesome!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 4:41 PM

I would pick the skin cream - winter is not too far way in my neck of the woods!

Pamela Daley

Posted on 09.20.10 at 4:50 PM

Pricey skin cream for sure! I'm old! :)(:


Posted on 09.20.10 at 4:59 PM

I would want to try the makeup artist's cult favorite...I can't usually justify spending the money for the Holy Grail products but it would be awesome to do samples to try them out!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 5:07 PM

I would absolutely want the makeup artist's cult favorite! I always look at the cult favorites on websites like sephora and debate whether or not to get them- so getting to test them would be great!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 5:39 PM

A pricey skincream, because then I'd be able to judge once and for all whether it makes a difference!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 6:00 PM

A new hair styling product


Posted on 09.20.10 at 6:08 PM

Definitely a pricey skin cream! I am always dying to try the expensive ones but can't bring myself to spend the money on it. With a deluxe sample, I could decide if it's really worth it!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 6:13 PM

A makeup artist's cult favorite!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 6:35 PM

A cult favourite, for sure!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 6:49 PM

Cult favorite, no doubt. Nothing better than the chance to try something new and hot without having to shell out for it!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 7:05 PM

A makeup artist cult favorite!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 7:53 PM

A cult favorite!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 8:08 PM

Pricey skincream. I always want to try them out, but I never know what to try or what works best!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 8:23 PM

Definitely a makeup artist cult favorite!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 8:41 PM

make up artist cult favorite!!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 8:48 PM

Cult favorite, hands down, always trust the pros!

Clare Johnson

Posted on 09.20.10 at 8:58 PM

-A pricey skincream would be amazing!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 9:22 PM

pricey skin cream, no doubt! no product is gonna look good without a nice canvas to start with!


Posted on 09.20.10 at 10:04 PM

cult fave


Posted on 09.20.10 at 10:04 PM

I would have to go with the trendy lip color.


Posted on 09.20.10 at 10:20 PM

A pricey skincream


Posted on 09.20.10 at 10:38 PM

I would say DEFINITELY a pricey skin cream!! As a stay at home mother and wife of a soldier, it is impossible to afford those pricey skin creams, but just to try one once.....OHHHHH It would be heaven!!


Posted on 09.21.10 at 1:43 AM

Pricey skin cream!! Then, even without make up, the skin would glow.


Posted on 09.21.10 at 2:15 AM

A new hair styling product! Something that's hard to test at the counter, and I'm reluctant to buy full sizes of.


Posted on 09.21.10 at 4:24 AM

The makeup artist cult favorite. Usually they're so expensive I won't buy them, but a jumbo sample would probably last ages.


Posted on 09.21.10 at 5:30 AM

cult favorite for sure. i want to know why their hair is so big. is it full of secrets?


Posted on 09.21.10 at 5:58 AM

I would like a pricey skin cream. I am always tempted to try a more expensive brand, but I am not willing to spend the massive amounts of dough on something that may or may not do as much as the less expensive versions!!


Posted on 09.21.10 at 7:10 AM

Would have to say lip color or cult favorite. Skin creams you have to use quite a bit of to see any results, usually, and hair styling I find I also need to use for a while to see if it really works for my hair under a range of conditions.


Posted on 09.21.10 at 7:49 AM

cult favorites, for sure. who doesn't love variety?


Posted on 09.21.10 at 9:11 AM

A makeup artist cult fave!

Sara T.

Posted on 09.21.10 at 10:04 AM

A make up artist cult favorite, of course! Although I think the odds of my getting a jar of La Mer are low.

Nicole Palumbo

Posted on 09.21.10 at 10:10 AM

If I could choose, I'd want an oversized sample of a makeup artist cult favorite!!


Posted on 09.21.10 at 10:16 AM

I'd choose A makeup artist cult favorite by far!! I can use all the help I can get!


Posted on 09.21.10 at 11:07 AM

A makeup artist cult favorite!!!!!!


Posted on 09.21.10 at 11:41 AM

Boy would I love to win this!Cool products and a pretty pink box!


Posted on 09.21.10 at 11:42 AM

If I could choose, I'd want an oversized sample of - A makeup artist cult favorite!

Jaimie I

Posted on 09.21.10 at 12:21 PM

I would definitely pick the hair styling product! I recently just cut (and donated) 20 inches of my hair that I've been growing since high school and I need some new ways to style it!

Liza Penney

Posted on 09.21.10 at 12:58 PM

a trendy lip color!!

Michelle Ross

Posted on 09.21.10 at 2:19 PM

Pricey skincream for sure!!


Posted on 09.21.10 at 7:25 PM

Awesome! I would love the skin cream.


Posted on 09.21.10 at 11:09 PM

cult favorite!


Posted on 09.21.10 at 11:30 PM

I would love a pricey skincream!


Posted on 09.22.10 at 6:44 AM

If I could choose, I'd want an oversized sample of: A new hair styling product!!!


Posted on 09.22.10 at 6:47 AM

A pricey skincream!


Posted on 09.22.10 at 8:44 AM

Definitely a pricey skincream!!!!


Posted on 09.22.10 at 8:59 AM

The pricey skincream, please.


Posted on 09.22.10 at 11:32 AM

I'd love a makeup artist cult favorite! Thanks for sharing this service too, what a wonderful idea!


Posted on 09.22.10 at 11:44 AM

I would definitely want to try an ultra luxurious skin cream.


Posted on 09.22.10 at 11:55 AM

Make up industry cult favorite. It might be something that I didn't know I can't live without!


Posted on 09.22.10 at 2:03 PM

A makeup artist cult favorite - I looooove samples!


Posted on 09.22.10 at 3:18 PM

A makeup artist cult favorite, please!


Posted on 09.22.10 at 3:34 PM

Can't I have them all? ;) Ok, the makeup artist's cult favorite because I like surprises and new things. But I wouldn't say no to the lip color or skin cream. I don't have any need for the hair care stuff--very short hair.


Posted on 09.22.10 at 5:46 PM

I would choose the pricey foundation. Great skin makes everything look better.


Posted on 09.22.10 at 5:47 PM

A trendy lip color!


Posted on 09.22.10 at 6:23 PM

A makeup artist cult favorite.


Posted on 09.22.10 at 6:34 PM

Makeup artist cult favorite!


Posted on 09.22.10 at 9:05 PM

Oh, makeup for sure :)


Posted on 09.22.10 at 10:00 PM

A pricey skincream!!

Tayler M.

Posted on 09.22.10 at 10:20 PM

A makeup artist cult favorite would definitely be my choice, because I can never find quality makeup that I know I will like.


Posted on 09.23.10 at 5:30 AM

Cult favorite!


Posted on 09.23.10 at 6:59 AM

Oh how I would love some luxurious pricey skincream!


Posted on 09.23.10 at 7:07 AM

Pricey skincream, please.


Posted on 09.23.10 at 7:26 AM

I would love to win this offer!


Posted on 09.23.10 at 7:29 AM

Would love the skincream; it's never too late to moisturize!


Posted on 09.23.10 at 9:38 AM

Never heard of Birchbox, but I'm so glad you put me on to it!

Lindsay S.

Posted on 09.23.10 at 11:08 AM

skin cream! still on the hunt for the perfect one for me...


Posted on 09.23.10 at 12:20 PM

Skin cream! I can never get enough!!

tamira graham

Posted on 09.23.10 at 12:38 PM

oooo a tough one! i would love the makeup artist cult favorite!


Posted on 09.23.10 at 12:46 PM

lip color for sure


Posted on 09.23.10 at 2:38 PM

I'd love the trendy lip color. I've been a Twitter follower of Birchbox for a while now, always thought they had good beauty tweets.


Posted on 09.23.10 at 5:09 PM

Overpriced skin cream! as long as it has SPF =)


Posted on 09.23.10 at 5:53 PM

oh, i think it would have to be "a makeup artist cult favorite," as i'm curious what it would be.

Anna weible

Posted on 09.23.10 at 6:17 PM

I could use some trendy lip cream... actually all of it wouldn't hurt!!


Posted on 09.24.10 at 5:51 AM

Skin creams, potions and serums please!


Posted on 09.24.10 at 10:38 AM

Hmmmm..... It is a tough one. I think I would go with the pricey skin cream.


Posted on 09.24.10 at 12:48 PM

I'd take any of it, but would love a new hair product sample.


Posted on 09.24.10 at 12:50 PM

hair product. the hair needs help.


Posted on 09.24.10 at 4:16 PM

hair product...I love the fact that I can try it before I buy it!

Deanna G.

Posted on 09.25.10 at 5:03 AM

A pricey skincream! :)

melanie v.

Posted on 09.25.10 at 6:44 AM

A makeup artist cult favorite!


Posted on 09.25.10 at 11:42 PM

If I could choose, I'd want an oversized sample of:
-A makeup artist cult favorite


Posted on 09.26.10 at 1:32 AM

I would love to try a new skin cream, the one I use is junk at best!


Posted on 09.26.10 at 7:17 AM

A pricey skincream, because I am totally confused now as to what to use - my once perfect skin is acting like a teenager's!


Posted on 09.26.10 at 9:02 AM

The make-up artist's cult fave for sure!


Posted on 09.26.10 at 5:05 PM

If I could choose, I'd want an oversized sample of a pricey skincream.


Posted on 09.26.10 at 8:21 PM

I'd pick the makeup artist cult fave- they've got the expertise to know what works far better than I do.


Posted on 09.27.10 at 7:50 AM

I'd LOVE to try a makeup artist's fave!


Posted on 09.27.10 at 9:04 AM

If I had a choice, I would want an oversized sample of a pricey skincream! :)

Chelsea Harms

Posted on 09.27.10 at 9:27 AM

Hmm, I would want the pricey skin care cream because living in Florida causes lots of free radicals in these skin cells of mine, but a college student salary means no moolah to protect them with said pricey skin care cream :)


Posted on 09.27.10 at 10:42 AM

gotta go with the pricey skin cream - i am looking for one, regardless if i win this or not (hope i do!)


Posted on 09.27.10 at 8:31 PM

pricey skin cream!!

Hayley, Cofounder of Birchbox

Posted on 09.29.10 at 7:17 PM

Hi! This is Hayley from Birchbox. Just wanted to say thank you to Outblush for hosting the giveaway as well as to all of you for entering the contest.

Also, wanted to let everyone know that our October box ships next week, so if you want in on the action sign up before Sunday to reserve yours. I don't want to give away too much, but the samples for October are amazing!

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