WIN: MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick!

Today is one of those days that I could have done without. I mean really, nothing went right. Thank goodness I was able to watch
Nicki Minaj Lipstick Giveawaythe Independent Fashion Bloggers conference on and off. Amidst my sorrows (and all of the motivation that I received while watching), I decided to slap my bad day in the face with a giveaway!

I’m giving away a tube of MAC Viva Glam Nicki lipstick! This shade has been the talk of the town for months now, and I’d love to give one lucky winner a tube for free.


Must live in the US (Sorry, shipping is pricey)

Must be 18 years or older (Because I don’t want parents fighting me)

One entry per person! I’ll use randomizer to pick a winner.

How to Enter:

Leave a comment below telling me about something that makes you happy! Is it a song, a person, a snack? Whatever it is, share it! Please don’t forget to leave an email address or twitter name for me to contact you if you win!  While you’re at it, I’d love you even more if you could take the 5 second survey on the sidebar about what you’d like to see on Scandalous Beauty. It really helps me out! : )

Contest Ends Friday, February 10th at 8pm EST!

Note: This product was sent by the company. Thought I’d pay it forward and give it away!

Black Opal Cosmetics Model Search!

Black Opal is looking for real women (like us!) to be the face of their brand. To sweeten up the pot, there are 20 finalists who will receive $2,500 scholarships and a bunch of goodies. The grand prize winner will receive a $20,000 scholarship, an all expense paid trip to NYC and a photo shoot to be on Black Opal ads all over the world!

Here’s how to enter:
Head on over to and submit three images of yourself, fill out the application and a personal statement of what true beauty means to you.

 I don’t know about you, but I am totally entering this contest!  Shoot, school isn’t free for me and you know I love my Black Opal foundation sticks!

Interested in using Black Opal Stick Foundations? Here’s a video tutorial!

Make Up For Ever Rouge Lipstick Giveaway and Contest

I’m so excited to announce a collaboration with the impeccable Make Up For Ever! Have you noticed all of the fabulous Rouge Intense lipstick ads? I’ve seen them everywhere from buses (in NYC) to Essence Magazine.  They even decided a friendly contest between 8  beauty bloggers, including myself.  We were chosen to model some of our favorite shades of MUFE Rouge Intense lipstick. If I win the contest, I get to create a “Erin’s Favorite Things”, Make Up For Ever style !  This collection will host Star Powder, HD blush, these phenomenal lipsticks…you name it! I can give away not one set, not 5 sets but


Here’s how it works.  Just vote for Scandalous Beauty here on Facebook. To my knowledge, you can vote daily, maybe even multiple times a day.  The contest ends this Thursday, December 16th at 5pm.

It was so hard choosing a lip look for this competition! I love bold lips and muted lips, but thought I’d play it safe for this one.  I used 3 lipsticks for this look, numbers 46 (inner lip) ,48 (all over) and 49 (lip liner). I’ve already done a blog on these lipsticks, so you know they are FAB.U.LOUS. Super pigmented and crazy long lasting.

Looking for your perfect lipstick color? Want to get it for free? Make Up For Ever is doing a daily giveaway for the Rouge Artist lipsticks! Just use the handy shade finder to make it happen! Good luck!

Flirt Cosmetics! 40 Shadow Palette Giveaway!

I’m really happy to collaborate with a brand that is a hidden gem, Flirt Cosmetics! The Estee Lauder company is on a roll with their eye shadow palettes.  For $30, how can you pass them up? This holiday season, they’ve got eyeshadow quads, polish trios, brush sets, lip kits–the works!

Want to win?  Just leave a comment on the video comment section and say “Enter me, Erin!”.  It’s just that easy! I’ll post a video of me choosing the winner randomly the old fashioned way, out of a hat. Don’t forget to leave an email address, twitter screen name or some other way for me to contact you if you win!

Rules: Must live in the US to enter! Contest ends December 20th, 2010.

This contest was sponsored by Flirt Cosmetics!

Win Iman Cosmetics for a Year!

The Leather and Lace Youtube contest by Iman is sure to be a hit! Using all Iman cosmetics, create a Leather and Lace themed look. This isn’t a time to be conservative, bang that face out!  Here are the video entries so far. I love to see all the creativity with this!

The first place winner gets a one year supply of Iman Cosmetics. The second place winner gets 6 months, and the 3rd place gets 3 months worth. That’s a lot of free makeup. I say go for it! Here’s how you enter: