Summer Giveaway: MAC Cosmetics Gift Card

27 Jul

MAC Gift Card

MAC Cosmetics is definitely on my top ten list of favorite beauty brands.

As a matter of fact, it’s hard to pass a MAC counter without being tempted. Like last week, I couldn’t resist these goodies.

MAC Goodies

MAC Eye Shadow (in Embark)

I found out how about Embark Eye Shadow when my  favorite makeup artist on Twitter suggested applying it as an eyeliner using a 266 small angle brush. It works like a dream!

Follow @NinaWMakeup on Twitter for other great makeup tips, plus she’s hilarious!

MAC Lipstick (in Politely Pink)

MAC lipsticks are in a class of their own (and they’re reasonably priced) so I just had to add a light pink shade to my current stash.

Politely Pink has a lustre finish which means it’s on the creamy side so it’s very moisturizing. To make the color last, I use a lip primer or blot my lips and then re-apply.

Other MAC Favorites
  • If you’re new to MAC Cosmetics, check out this article courtesy of Cityline beauty expert, Dave Lackie. The article includes an interview with MAC senior artist Jane McKay, who lists the items and shades that she goes back to time and again.
  • Find out about two MAC must-haves that I can’t live without here.

How to Enter the Summer of MAC Love Giveaway

Since I’m such a big fan of MAC Cosmetics, I decided that I would share my love with regular and new followers of The Blush Stops Here by running a “Summer of MAC Love” giveaway.


I’m giving away a MAC Gift Card valued at $35 to one lucky Canadian beauty. The giveaway is unsponsored, which means I’m picking up the tab for the gift card plus postage.

Note: You can only use the gift card in MAC retail stores (not at HBC counters).


Follow @blushstopshere on Twitter and tweet the following before Thursday, August 6 (11 a.m. PST):

RT & follow @blushstopshere to #win a $35 MAC Cosmetics gift card! Canada only. Rules/extra entries info: #giveaway

A random winner will be chosen and contacted on Twitter. The winner has 24 hours to reply with a mailing address or a new winner will be drawn.

Additional Entries

Want another chance to win the $35 MAC Gift Card? To get additional entries, do either or both of the following:

  1. Leave a comment below and let me know which MAC product you love or lust after (please let me know your Twitter name if it’s different than the name you’re commenting under).
  2. Follow me on Instagram at

Good luck to everyone!

Update: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to @Smilers_Canada for winning the gift card. Stay tuned for another giveaway coming soon.

[Image via MAC Cosmetics]


86 Responses to “Summer Giveaway: MAC Cosmetics Gift Card”

  1. blusher12 06/08/2015 at 2:43 pm #

    Thanks to everyone who entered the MAC Summer of Love Giveaway.

    Let me know if you’d like a list of everyone’s favorites in another blog post!


  2. Michelle H (@michelle373737) 06/08/2015 at 5:57 am #

    I love MAC’s wide selection of pretty lipstick colours, especially Girl About Town and Pink Nouveau. Thanks so much for this chance to win and good luck everyone!

    My Twitter handle is @Michelle373737 and my Instagram is @MichelleH373.


    • blusher12 06/08/2015 at 7:15 am #

      Love pink shades. Thanks for your entries.


  3. michelleh373 06/08/2015 at 5:11 am #

    Love MAC’s wide selection of lipstick colours. So my pretty options! Thanks so much for this chance to win & good luck everyone.

    My twitter handle is @Michelle373737 & Instagram is @MichelleH373.


  4. michelleh373 06/08/2015 at 5:08 am #

    I love MAC’s wide selection of lipstick colours; so many fun ones to choose from. Thanks so much for this chance to win & good luck everyone!

    My twitter handle is @michelle373737 & Instagram @michelleh373.


  5. Jenness M 06/08/2015 at 4:56 am #

    Followed on Instagram @ummills0


  6. Jenness M 06/08/2015 at 4:52 am #

    Love Mac posh lipglass! @jennmills


    • blusher12 06/08/2015 at 7:12 am #

      Lip gloss is hot again so will be taking a look. Thanks for your entries.


  7. Monica 05/08/2015 at 3:01 pm #

    I want to get the lipstick in relentlessly red! Looks so pretty. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    Twitter – @monicab__


    • blusher12 05/08/2015 at 3:33 pm #

      Love matte red shades. Thanks for entering.


  8. Tiffany Shuster 05/08/2015 at 8:48 am #

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE any and all Mac Eyeshadows! I tend to wear browns and they have such a huge selection! Thank you so much for the chance to treat myself to some MAC products! 🙂 Goodluck everyone! Im following as @TiffanyShuster


    • blusher12 05/08/2015 at 8:53 am #

      Browns and neutrals for eye shadows are my favorites also. Thanks for entering.


  9. Marissa S 04/08/2015 at 6:33 pm #

    Tweeted you from @MarissaSellmer
    Followed you on Instagram from Marissa_Sellmer
    I love MAC night moth lip liner, it’s a very dark plum colour 🙂


  10. janicour 04/08/2015 at 5:14 pm #

    Prep + Prime Lip is a staple in my makeup kit and my personal stash. I wear it every time I use lipstick @janicour


    • blusher12 04/08/2015 at 5:21 pm #

      Prep + Prime Lip is on my “To Buy” list. Of course, I have to get a 2nd and 3rd job to pay for everything:). Any one hiring contract technical writers in Vancouver, let me know!


  11. Harvinderks (@Harvinderks) 04/08/2015 at 5:05 pm #

    I love MAC lipstick and eyeliners. Really good!


    • blusher12 04/08/2015 at 5:20 pm #

      MAC eyeliners are the best. Thanks for entering.


  12. Nicole (@nicoleroannef) 03/08/2015 at 11:10 am #

    I love their “rubine” red lipstick. can’t get a more dramatic red anywhere else.


    • blusher12 03/08/2015 at 12:21 pm #

      MAC always has a good range of red lipsticks. Thanks for entering.


  13. Clarissa Otto 03/08/2015 at 6:49 am #

    I have never tried MAC but have always wanted to!


    • blusher12 03/08/2015 at 7:22 am #

      Good luck. Thanks for entering.


  14. Pam 03/08/2015 at 4:12 am #

    My fave MAC product is the wash and dry lip gloss.


    • blusher12 03/08/2015 at 7:18 am #

      This are pretty glosses. Love the packaging. Thanks for entering.


  15. Deborah 02/08/2015 at 8:46 pm #

    I don’t have any MAC products but I would love to try any of them since I hear such good reviews. @wishbig13 following on Twitter


    • blusher12 03/08/2015 at 7:12 am #

      Once you get started, you can’t stop:). Thanks for entering.


  16. loucheryl 02/08/2015 at 5:44 pm #

    I’m following you as loucheryl in Instagram. 🙂


  17. loucheryl 02/08/2015 at 5:42 pm #

    I really love MAC Del Rio lipstick. It’s my most favourite lipstick shade ever. (@loucheryl on Twitter)


    • blusher12 02/08/2015 at 6:01 pm #

      Del Rio is such a beautiful plum brown shade. Love it. Thanks for your entries.


  18. Melissa Finn 02/08/2015 at 5:41 pm #

    I tweeted on Twitter (my Twitter handle is @MelissaFinn) & I’m following on Instagram MimiBurtch3127. I love MAC lipsticks. It lasts forever & it has an amazing texture to it. I’ve been hooked since my wedding day! Thanks so much for the chance.


    • blusher12 02/08/2015 at 5:55 pm #

      MAC liptick for your wedding day is a good call. Thanks for your entries.


  19. Sara Lima Branco (@QueridaSara) 02/08/2015 at 2:49 pm #

    I can’t choose between their SPF Lip conditioner and the penultimate eye liner in rapid black; the liner glides like butta!

    (ps: i followed on instagram, too! both my twitter and instagram are @QueridaSara)


    • blusher12 02/08/2015 at 4:28 pm #

      Who can resist an eye liner that glides on like butta? Thanks for your entries.


  20. marygaudet 02/08/2015 at 12:55 pm #

    I’d love to get the Burgandy times 9 palette. Following on twitter @eastcoastmama & on Instagram @kingsleyvintage


    • blusher12 02/08/2015 at 2:04 pm #

      This palette would be great for the fall! Thanks for your entries.


  21. Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness 01/08/2015 at 12:56 pm #

    My favorite MAC products are their eyeshadows. I can’t get enough! 🙂


    • blusher12 01/08/2015 at 1:08 pm #

      There are so many eye shadows to try (over 100). My current favorite is Embark (matte reddish brown) which is the shadow I mentioned in this blog post. Thanks for entering.


  22. Bo Simms 01/08/2015 at 9:25 am #

    The mac product I love is Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio, The colors are exquisite, the shadow lasts long, and blends well.


    • blusher12 01/08/2015 at 11:25 am #

      I always like a cream-to-powder formula. Thanks for entering. Go Habs.


  23. Ashley Bryck 31/07/2015 at 7:12 pm #

    Following on Instagram & Twitter – @ashleybryck
    I’m currently lusting after the MAC lipstick in Brave. It’s a gorgeous colour!


    • blusher12 31/07/2015 at 7:19 pm #

      Love this pinky beige shade! Thanks for your entries.


  24. blusher12 31/07/2015 at 12:26 pm #

    Thanks to everyone who commented so far (there’s still 5-1/2 days to go for the giveaway). I can’t wait to check out the MAC products you love or lust after.

    Happy long weekend to those who live in provinces that celebrate an August stat holiday like B.C. Day here in British Columbia. Cheers!


  25. canadianbasics 31/07/2015 at 11:51 am #

    I have never used mac make up but would love to start!


    • blusher12 31/07/2015 at 12:14 pm #

      MAC makeup is definitely addictive. Thanks for entering.


  26. Kristyn okaluk 30/07/2015 at 11:31 pm #

    I have never bought an item from MAC but have always wanted to! Twitter: @kristynashtyn


    • blusher12 31/07/2015 at 7:09 am #

      Good luck! Thanks for entering.


  27. Theresa C. 30/07/2015 at 8:31 pm #

    I am lusting after MAC’s Lightful C 2-In-1 Tint And Serum With Radiance Booster!


    • Theresa C. 30/07/2015 at 8:32 pm #

      Twitter name: @luminousangel


      • Theresa C. 30/07/2015 at 8:41 pm #

        My bad! That was Instagram – Twitter is: @LuminousAngel1


      • blusher12 30/07/2015 at 8:45 pm #

        Got it. Thanks again.


    • blusher12 30/07/2015 at 8:44 pm #

      This sounds like a great product for the hot weather. It’s real toasty in Vancouver this summer. Thanks for all of your entries.


  28. KC 30/07/2015 at 7:19 pm #

    I love the lipstick. It smells so good. @bxFlC1goeck8BjM


    • blusher12 30/07/2015 at 7:34 pm #

      You’re right . . . the lipsticks do smell good. Thanks for entering.


  29. Krista M 30/07/2015 at 12:22 pm #

    I am lusting after the MAC Pro Performance HD Airbrush Makeup! Something I’d love to try!


    • Krista M 30/07/2015 at 12:23 pm #

      Tweeted & twitter name is @MillerKrazy


    • blusher12 30/07/2015 at 12:50 pm #

      I’ve heard good things about this foundation. Thanks for your entries.


  30. Lynne M 29/07/2015 at 10:22 am #

    I love any of the colours they have, for blushes and eyeshadows. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂


    • blusher12 29/07/2015 at 11:35 am #

      The MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty is a pretty pinky peach shade. More details here. Thanks for entering.


  31. naiddia p 29/07/2015 at 7:37 am #

    I love MAC lipstick. Following on twitter @auroramom1 and instagram @naiddia123


    • blusher12 29/07/2015 at 7:46 am #

      MAC lipsticks are really popular. Thanks for entering.


  32. Jenny Major 29/07/2015 at 7:32 am #

    i followed on instagram @jemsw16


  33. seham merzib 29/07/2015 at 7:22 am #

    I love macs foundation
    following @merzibsuz on twitter
    and @merzibs on instagram


    • blusher12 29/07/2015 at 7:34 am #

      I use Studio Fix (NW20) as a foundation. It has great coverage. Thanks for all of your entries.


  34. Jolie 28/07/2015 at 9:00 pm #

    Following on IG – @Jolie238
    Love Mac’s glitter.
    Thanks for the chance!


    • blusher12 29/07/2015 at 6:00 am #

      Thanks for entering.


  35. billiondollarprincesss 28/07/2015 at 6:50 pm #

    My fave lipstick is creme cup!


    • blusher12 28/07/2015 at 7:09 pm #

      I’m a sucker for pink lipstick so I’ll be checking this one out. Thanks for entering.


  36. Susan T. 28/07/2015 at 4:03 pm #

    I’ve followed on Instagram @suekitty13.
    I love the vanilla scent of Lipglass but I’d really love to try the lipsticks!


    • blusher12 28/07/2015 at 4:17 pm #

      I bought the Politely Pink lipstick to replace a crazy expensive Chanel shade that I liked (what was I thinking). MAC lipsticks are very moisturizing. Thanks for entering.


  37. Caroline 28/07/2015 at 12:15 pm #

    I love MAC eye shadows – such a huge choice and great when looking for a specific colour!


    • blusher12 28/07/2015 at 12:55 pm #

      Love the range of eye shadows that are available. Good pigmentation, too. Thanks for entering.


  38. josephine evans 28/07/2015 at 11:01 am #

    All I use are MAC products. I love the foundation and bronzers. Following on instagram @josephinerose0 Thanks a bunch for the chance!


    • blusher12 28/07/2015 at 12:58 pm #

      I have to try the MAC bronzers some time. I use the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle as a bronzer and for contouring. I’m very pale:). Thanks for entering the giveaway.


  39. Marlene 28/07/2015 at 10:51 am #

    Giambattista Valli Lipstick & or Waterproof brow set


    • blusher12 28/07/2015 at 12:59 pm #

      I haven’t tried any MAC brow products yet. I’ll have to take a look. Thanks for entering.


  40. Jenny 28/07/2015 at 10:05 am #

    I love their eye shadow!


    • blusher12 28/07/2015 at 1:00 pm #

      Ditto! Thanks for entering.


  41. Dar 28/07/2015 at 8:09 am #

    I love the MAC lipsticks, the texture is divine!


    • blusher12 28/07/2015 at 8:23 am #

      I agree! Thanks for entering the giveaway.


  42. aarone mawdsley 27/07/2015 at 2:35 pm #

    i followed on instragram @aarbear251


  43. Natalie 27/07/2015 at 8:47 am #

    Tweeted on twitter – @oceanscented. Followed on Instagram – @natalievana. I haven’t used MAC products in a long time – it’s out of my budget! But I used to love their lipsticks!!


    • blusher12 27/07/2015 at 8:56 am #

      Thanks for entering. Have you checked out any sites that list dupes of more expensive makeup? One that I like is Temptalia.


  44. Lori L. 27/07/2015 at 8:30 am #

    Love MAC so much but I’d have to say my fave product of all time is their Phloof frosted eyeshadow! Thanks for the chance to win!


    • blusher12 27/07/2015 at 8:45 am #

      That’s a pretty shade. I love finding out what other people are using!


  45. Lori L. 27/07/2015 at 8:28 am #

    I am now following you on Instagram as @miss_elles!


    • blusher12 27/07/2015 at 8:32 am #

      Thanks for your comment. You’re the first entry. Good luck!


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