Day 17 Christmas Giveaway: A Selection of 2 True Make Up

#alttext#To celebrate the festive month, Cosmetic Candy will be giving away a goody a day up until December the 25th! To keep things interesting, I am giving away all kinds of goodies, not just beauty!

You can enter all the giveaways and winners will be chosen in the first week of January. Use the Christmas Giveaways Tag to see all the contests.

All contests are open internationally and you can enter using the comments or via Twitter.

Good Luck & have an wonderful Christmas!

Today you can win a selection of 2 True make up; eyeshadow, liner, lipstick and nail polish.

To win….


Want to win it?

Method 1.

Answer the following question:

We all have mixed tastes when it comes to make up – which items are you most happy to buy cheap versions of, if any?


Hmmmm. I like nice foundations and lip colours, so I would say mascara – purely because I hate paying £20 for a mascara that goes clumpy quickly, but I have little luck with cheap mascara. Soooooo actually it has to be something like blusher. Cheap Japanese blushers are amazing!

Method 2.

Follow me on Twitter and retweet (RT) the following message:

“RT @cosmetic_candy: Follow & RT to win a 2 True Make Up. Info:”

*Note: if you change the tweet, it will not count as an entry.

Good Luck!

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  1. Sometimes I go for cheaper eyeliner and shadows. I’ve a few very good yet cheap eyeshadows :) x

  2. I love my 90 ct liners. Of course, I do also own some EH, M.A.C and Guerlain liners, but I prefer my drugstore ones over them!

  3. Lipgloss! I buy glosses from Essence because they’re usually quite good for 3€ just to feed the addiction!

  4. Lipgloss, it goes on and off so fast even the expensive ones so I dont really mind the low cost ones as long as the colour and feel is right for me :-)

  5. Glossies as well! I am not a fan of pigmented glosses, so that’s not a factor when it comes to choosing but I am more nitpicky about how tacky they are.

  6. I buy cheaper eyeshadow cos I like to pick the colour depending on my outfit or mood and I love blending different ones so it makes sense to have lots of the cheaper ones or I’d have to have a second job!

  7. I buy cheaper eyeshadow cos I like to pick the colour depending on my outfit or mood and I love blending different ones so it makes sense to have lots of the cheaper ones or I’d have to have a second job!

  8. definitely nail polish.. I find that alot of the cheapies are better than most expensive/premium brands and are often more chip-proof too!!

  9. I will buy anything cheap really I am not that fussy

  10. I would buy cheap version of eye shadow and blush. Trying to find a cheaper eyeliner that is water-proof and without smudging…


  11. I love Catrice’s cheap lipsticks, so I go for catrice. they are €4 each or something, (which is, I believe, less than four pounds), and they are great: pigmented, moisturising,…

  12. I’m a drugstore girl all the way! I love Lancome, but refuse to pay $20 or more for mascara. I also buy cheap nail polish. Shhh! 😉

  13. I follow you on Twitter & I tweeted.

  14. Eyeshadows of course…because I need lots of colors and I can’t afford to buy if they are too expensive, that’s why I always look for cheap + good quality eyeshadows

  15. Eyeshadows usually and lip glosses, although I am really wanting a NARS eyeshadow atm!

  16. Yasmin Butt says:

    Like you I’d have to say mascara, because it’s not an everyday staple and the bacteria phobe people say you’re meant to ditch them after 6 months! I’ll always make sure it’s waterproof and smooth to apply though!

    I now invest more in lipsticks, foundations and eyeliners. I like my make up to be hardwearing but comfortable to wear : )

  17. Ruth Tesdale says:

    I am not happy about buying cheap versions of anything so I look out for special offers or free samples to help what I have last longer.

  18. Heavenlyink says:

    All my makeup is cheap! On a very tight budget so makeup is seen as a luxury, not a necessity :,0(

  19. I don’t have a lot of high end brands products in my collection I usually buy drugstore brands and their prices are reasonable but if one thing that I have to buy cheap than it would be a nail color

  20. Lipgloss. The cheap ones work fine and there’s a huge variety of colours, textures, flavours, etc. at every price point.

    Having said that, my favourite lipgloss in the world EVAH was an Urban Decay one – lip gunk in Paranoid, long since discontinued!

  21. I tend to buy lower end eyeliners and mascara because these are products that if fail, i can’t get them to work in anyway, but with a blush or eyeshadow, at least i know i might be able to use it some other way (mix with other colors or adding highlighter on top etc)

  22. Lipsticks and glosses. They disappear from my lips too fast so I can’t justify spending a fortune on them.

  23. Daintynymph says:

    The only “expensive” thing I’ve ever gotten was my eyeshadow primer. Everything else has to be less than $10 because I mostly just play with makeup and I’m not going to shell out so much for something I use three times a month.

  24. Lip glosses and lip balms

  25. I go for cheap lip glosses/tinted lipbalms/lipstick because they are not much different from the expensive ones.

  26. I go for cheap eyeshadows! I have an 88 palette one and it isn’t expensive at all 😀

  27. FionaLynne Edwards says:

    The only thing I pay more for is my foundation – everything else comes cheap, cheap, cheap!

  28. i think cheap lip gloss & lip balms are just as good as some higher priced ones.

  29. tousledkitten says:

    Face Powers. They all seem comparable to me unless you have extremely oily or extremely dry skin.

  30. Rebecca Ho says:

    False lashes! It might be a bit weird im not sure but I have small eyes so normal length lashes would look like too much on me so its hard to find REALLY natural looking ones so I look for super cheap ones :)
    im a beginner so I don’t really care about quality much.. ATM XD

  31. i got for cheaper nail polishes. provided you have a good base and top coat, it doesn’t really matter how expensive the nail polish is. the end result is the same :)

  32. i go for cheaper nail polishes. provided you have a good base and top coat, it doesn’t really matter how expensive the nail polish is. the end result is the same :)

  33. Andrasescu-Scrieciu Adriana Camelia says:

    Sometimes I buy cheap nail polish

  34. I can’t afford to spend huge amounts on makeup so I economise quite a bit. One of my favourite mascaras was WetnWild Mega Wink mascara which cost about £1.99 and honestly was as good any other more expensive brand I found. Sadly I’m struggling to get it any more as the UK website has gone and Tesco have stopped selling it. I’ve had less luck with cheap foundations and eyeshadow.

  35. eyeshadows and nail polishes
    if they are cheap I can afford to buy more colors =)

  36. In my case it would be easier to ask what expensive stuff I’d buy, so I’ll make it easy for ‘ya. Mascara is the only quality item I’ll buy, everything else is middle range.

  37. Holly Green says:

    I’m happy to buy cheapies to treat myself sometimes, usually it ends up being eyeshadows and nail varnishes as I’m a bit of a magpie for bright colours!

  38. Debbie Curwen says:

    I mainly go for cheaper make up. I found a great 17 mascara that I’m very happy with. Other than that currently using a wrong shade Clinique foundation but I paid for it so I’m using it up! I wouldn’t use a realllly cheap nail varnish though – they chip far too easily.

  39. it would be is first things will come off among my make up anyway.

  40. Eyeshadow and mascara because I don’t care about eye makeup as much as I care about foundation and lippies.

  41. Usually blushes or lipstick, when it comes to those I’m more attracted to colour than anything else. 😛

  42. I usually go for cheaper makeup anyway :) I’d say mascaras though, because I find that drugstore mascaras work pretty well and there’s no need to pay a lot for something that goes bad quickly! :)


  43. I would say blush :) because it’s just going to go on my cheeks and not on sensitive and delicate areas like my eyes. so it’s ok if the quality isn’t as good as the high end stuff.

  44. Lipgloss

  45. i am following on twitter (annakul) and tweet-

  46. Eyeshadows, blushers and lipgloss/lipsticks..I have no probs. buying those cheap..but then the most expensive item I have is a mac brush…so…I don’t count right XD? I do spend the most moolah on foundation..but I don’t use it a lot all lasts longer XD..

  47. Mascara! Like you, I have a really bad habit of buying mascara and I just can’t justify spending $30 on one mascara. But I have a very big thing for Maybelline and Revlon mascara, so it isn’t all bad.

  48. Mascara. Definitely MASCARA!
    Maybelline, Covergirl and L’oreal have great mascaras. Even Rimmel!

  49. Mascara ,eyeliner and lipstick!!!
    I love Maybelline’s mascaras ,Rimmel’s eyeliners and Revlon’s lipsticks…<3

  50. mascara and eyeliner! i love maybelline mascaras! i also tried some cheap lipsticks and found some misses but definitely found some hits too!

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