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. says

    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 :-)

  2. Georgie says

    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!

  3. says

    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!

  4. KIM says

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

  5. Nina says

    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,…

  6. says

    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! 😉

  7. Thian says

    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

  8. 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 : )

  9. 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.

  10. Heavenlyink says

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

  11. alvira says

    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

  12. Galen says

    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!

  13. says

    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)

  14. Tracey says

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

  15. 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.

  16. yee says

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

  17. FionaLynne Edwards says

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

  18. tousledkitten says

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

  19. 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

  20. layla says

    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 :)

  21. layla says

    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 :)

  22. Lora says

    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.

  23. deborah says

    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.

  24. 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!

  25. 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.

  26. Nadine says

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

  27. cassidy says

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

  28. says

    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! :)


  29. says

    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.

  30. ne-knopka says

    i am following on twitter (annakul) and tweet-

  31. Malfire says

    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..

  32. Julia says

    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.

  33. Cindy says

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

  34. Jytan says

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

  35. snow0016 says

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