Giveaway: Makeup Bag with Assorted Products & Samples

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve done a makeup giveaway. So to celebrate Independence Day in the U.S., I’m announcing A MOSTLY MAKEUP GIVEAWAY: a clear makeup bag stuffed with assorted fun makeup products and samples.


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Here’s what’s in the bag.



  • Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm in Big Apple (red) with built-in brush, 0.14 g, $19
  • NYX Lipstick, shade 546, a warm, toasted nude, $3.99
  • ELLE Cosmetics Lip Gloss, shade 07 warm copper shimmer, $16


  • Milani Eyeshadow Primer, nude, shade 01, $6.49
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer, sample
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, sample
  • Clinique All About Eyes, sample, reduces circles & puffy eyes
  • Pop Beauty Eyeshadow Trio, Bright Up Your Life, Naturally Bare: 3 neutral shades with shimmer, approx $7.50
  • Milani Baked Eyeshadow in Rich Java (deep brown gold), $6.99
  • essence European limited edition cream eyeshadow in metallic copper
  • Milani Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in shade 06, Graphite, black, $6.99



  • essence match2cover concealer, $3.49
  • Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer (travel size, 4 ml), $4.50
  • essence hugs & kisses European limited edition blush: pink background with the LOVE logo spelled out in 4 different colors
  • Lumene Complete Rewind Visible Wrinkle Eraser, sample
  • Lumene BB Cream, sample, Medium
  • Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm, sample
  • Laneige BB Cushion, sample, in Medium & Dark


  • Milani Nail Lacquer in Teal, a sheer topper with gorgeous turquoise and silver glitter, $6.49
  • essence Colour & Go Nail Polish in iridescent medium purple, $1.99


  • Balanced No Frizz Hair Oil: Organic Sesame & Lemongrass Balancing Oil, (deluxe, 0.5 fl oz.), $5-12
  • Aveda Smooth Infusion Conditioner and Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother, samples
  • Redken Mess Around 10 Disrupting Cream Paste Hair Styling Product, samples


  • Versace fragrance samples, 2


Altogether, the fun products and samples are worth about $100. And there are enough different products in the bag to create quite a few different looks. Because I wasn’t sure of everyone’s taste, the shades are classics: mostly neutrals for eyes and lips, a pink blush and a red lippie. Plus some treatment and primer products to try out. Actually, there’s just about everything except mascara, lol. There’s just no more room in the bag 😉


This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents, age 18+, where permitted by law. If you’ve won a NSDB giveaway since February 2014, please sit this one out.

Please leave a comment on the blog about why you’d like to win the makeup assortment. The comment about the makeup assortment is mandatory. In the last giveaway, so many people who “entered” did not leave the mandatory comment. If you don’t comment, you will be disqualified. I do check! When you leave a comment, no duplicates please, ie don’t just copy what someone else wrote. 😉

One entry per household, please.

YOU MUST RECORD YOUR ENTRIES ON THE RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET! In the last giveaway, a number of people commented as if they meant to enter the giveaway, but never recorded their comment and whether they subscribed to or followed the blog on the Rafflecopter widget. As a result, they were not entered to win since Rafflecopter can only pick those who are recorded on the widget.

Rafflecopter is quite easy to use, but it can be a little tricky. Basically, you just click the options and follow the instructions. Once you leave your Comment, go to the Rafflecopter widget below and get credit for the Comment that you left. You must leave your comment on this particular blogpost.

If you already subscribe to Never Say Die Beauty, like Never Say Die Beauty on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Bloglovin’, Instagram, Google+, or Pinterest, you are entitled to more points. But YOU MUST CLICK OFF THOSE OPTIONS on the Rafflecopter widget, otherwise you will lose out on those extra points. Again, I noticed that some women I know who follow me neglected to use the entry via Rafflecopter. SO DON’T FORGET!! 😉

If you don’t subscribe to Never Say Die Beauty via email and you want to, the signup is on the homepage of the blog in the upper right hand side. 🙂 Then be sure to get credit for subscribing via email, liking on Facebook, following on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, or Bloglovin’ by registering whichever way(s) you follow me on the Rafflecopter widget below and leave whichever names you follow NSDB under in the correct area of the Rafflecopter widget.

This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 or older. Void in states where prohibited. The winner will be selected by a random drawing via the Rafflecopter widget (that’s why you want to make sure you enter via the widget!), and she will be notified by me via e-mail. You have 48 hours to get back to me, if not a new winner will be selected. The winner will provide me with her mailing address, and I will mail your prize to you as soon as possible. Because there are two bottles of nail polish in the bag, it must be shipped by ground and it can take longer especially if you are located far away from where I am. Although I will track the package in shipping, Never Say Die Beauty and I are not responsible for loss or damage in shipping. It’s summer so I can’t guarantee that makeup won’t melt in the summer heat…but I certainly hope it won’t. In other words, if it’s lost or damaged in shipping, I will be sad, but there is no replacement.

The giveaway goes from Monday, June 30 at 12:01am to Tuesday, July 15 at 11:59pm. Since a lot of folks are on vacation during that time, the giveaway will last a little longer than usual.

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Thanks for entering, don’t forget to tell your friends, and GOOD LUCK!


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216 thoughts on “Giveaway: Makeup Bag with Assorted Products & Samples

  1. I would love to win the Serum because I need to repair the damage I have done. I have went without sunscreen for a long time. I have really sensitive skin and an allergy to UV rays, so I was unable to without causing some kind of irritation.

    • Shannon, my mistake. I forgot to update the tasks in the Rafflecopter widget. I fixed it, and I hope you’d still be interested in winning the makeup instead.

    • Rebecca, my bad. Sorry, I forgot to change the Rafflecopter widget. All fixed now. I hope you would still be interested in the makeup products in this giveaway!

  2. I’d love to win this assortment because of the variety (skin! nails! hair!) and because there are some brands here like Lumene that I have been wanting to try.

  3. What a fun giveaway! I would love to win because I love Aveda products (the scent!! 🙂 ) and I also need to start trying new things. Is it bad that I’m still using the same products I started with in High School??

    • Erin, you do need to enter if you’re still using H.S. makeup! Throw it away, lol. This is a terrific goody bag stuffed with enough makeup to create lots of nice looks for work or for going out in most classic shades (except for the nail polishes that are super fun!). Thank you for entering and good luck 🙂

  4. I’m SO excited about this amazing goodie bag! It contains some of my favorite brands and others that I’ve wanted to try. The color palette is perfect. Mostly neutral but enough color and edge to be really fun! Fingers crossed that I win!! I’m really enjoying your blog. Keep up the great work. It’s fun to watch you try so many different things.

    • I’m so glad you like the product assortment, Rachel, and so glad you entered! Thanks so much for following and reading my blog. Much appreciated! Good luck 🙂

  5. I would like to win because I am a very simple person but sometimes feel like I need to be more feminine. I don’t own make up (only a lip gloss and mascara) and winning this pack will give me the chance to learn about new products and try them.

    • I really tried hard to pack ’em in for this giveaway, Jessica. But I couldn’t squeeze in any mascara, lol; just too big! Thanks for entering and good luck 🙂

  6. These are totally awesome! Those are new to me and never tried, would love to win to try them all!!

    Thanks for the chance!

  7. WoW Allison!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SO many products and shades that I have not tried before. I would like to win(!!!!!!) so I can sample them all especially the Milani and Essence which is a brand I have never played with even once.

    • I’m glad that you think it’s a good one, Laura! essence is a super fun and affordable brand that would be great for you to try. Thanks for entering and good luck 🙂

    • I’m laughing so loud about the mascara, Nidia! Milani Eye Primer is a cult classic, and it works so well (though I see you’re well set with primers from Cover FX, girl), just ask Leticia from Cosmetics Aficionado! thanks for entering and good luck 🙂

  8. I’d love to win this giveaway. I depend on samples to help me select the right products to use for personal care and there are brand names in this list I’m not familiar with so I’d love to try their products. And I love that teal nail color for fun! Thank you for the opportunity to win such a wonderful giveaway – the number of products is amazing!

    • Annie, this bag is just jammed with full size products and samples so there will be lots of stuff for you to try if you win. Thanks for entering and good luck 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Leah, for letting me know it’s you! I think there is enough stuff in the bag to share with friends, lol. Thanks for entering and following, and good luck 🙂

  9. Oops…sorry that last post only had my twitter name on it. My real name is Leah. Thanks again for doing this giveaway.

    • Well, Nornee, there’s a bunch of them in the bag! The Laneige BB cushion is certainly interesting, and I love the Lumene. Thank you for entering and good luck!

    • Thanks, Norah! That Rafflecopter widget can be a bear, but hopefully, someone will have good luck with it 😉 Maybe you! Thanks for entering and good luck!

  10. I would love to win this because I am an older person now (50plus) and only recently have gotten into experimenting with makeup. I love trying new things.

    • Age is just a number, Julie. So happy that you enjoy experimenting with makeup and other new things. There’s lots of goodies to play with in the bag. Thank you for entering and good luck!

  11. This gift bag is adorable and has all great stuff in it that i know my daughter would love. Her birthday is in august and i think this would b a great gift. My daughter is so in to makeup that she wants to be makeup chemist and have her own line one day.

    • Wow, how wonderful that your daughter wants to be a chemist and create her own MU line! Very impressive! Thank you for entering and good luck to you both 🙂

  12. Awesome. I hope I win. I have very sensitive skin and like samples. Usually I have to buy a whole product & if I turn up allergic to it, I either give it away or throw it out. So that gets expensive & I’m retired on a fixed income. I’m surviving on Social Security.

  13. I have heard of all these brands for the most part. The shades of the Nyx lip stick is very pretty, and my favorite parts of make up are lips, eyes, and nails. I sometimes wear blushes, but have been afraif to try the bronzers. I have yet to use something that is swirled with different tones like the Milani one displayed. It would be nice to try new products. I would like to try the eye primer and other primer included as well. So much about make up I would love to try but have been limited. PLus I had to throw all my make up out due to it was old and the colors didnt work with me anymore. 🙁 I like to try new things and be bold. I wouldn`t mind having a bright sparkling blue nail polish on. It`ll be the most daring fun thing I`ve had on make up wise in years. I think this goody bag would revive my dead or non-existent make up collection, and try things I`ve either couldnt afford to try or would like to try by Clinique or Urban Decay. So much make-up, so many options, such little time. :)Love the contest and best of luck to all.

    • Becki, just to confirm: there isn’t a bronzer in the bag. The Milani product is a Baked Eyeshadow in Java, a rich dark brown with gold that would be perfect for a smokey eye or just in the crease or on the lid. It’s beautiful. The essence blush has several shades in it, but the one I have myself it all swirls together and stay generally pink. You can use a little brush and get red, purple or green out of the letters to use as shadows if you like! The teal blue topper is great over another color (like white, blue, green, or whatever you like!). It is nice to get to try new things 🙂 Thank you for entering, and good luck!!

  14. I love the variety of make-up in this bag. It is the ultimate goody bag. I have heard of most of these brands but sadly I have tried only a hand full of them. Urban decay is great; I first came across it when doing eyes for theatre (can really make an eye pop). I have always wanted to try clinique, but have not had the chance. The face and eye primers are something I’ve just recently heard about and would love a chance to try something like it that is well composed ingredient wise. I have been a solids person and havent branched out into swirled colors in blush or eye shadows. I think those colors are something I haven’t tried but I’d be up for something bold and daring. PLus when I do make up ,at least in summer, i focus on eyes lips and nails. I would love to stand out with sparkly blue nail polish and pink lip stick. Make a statement in make-up. I recently had to toss out all my make up due to it was old and didnt go with my skin tone or skin anymore 🙁 would love to start wearing actual make-up again. It would be nice and would love to make a statement: I am daring take that! 🙂 Good luck to all and sorry if this is a 2nd post.Just meant one.

    • That’s fine, Becki! I’m glad your comments have made it through. This is fun makeup to play with. Although the nail polishes are brights and sparkly, the makeup is a tad more conservative, focusing on neutrals but with shimmer…although the Cailyn tinted lip balm is red and the blush a nice pink. It’s a good mix. Thanks again and good luck 🙂

    • I’m with you, Francie! I love getting a goody bag of makeup every month so I joined ipsy! But I thought this would make a good giveaway. Thanks for entering and good luck!

  15. I would love to win this bag, as i have no time poo pamper myself. I have 5kids, go to school, and work.

  16. Thank you for the give away blog product. I haven’t received it yet but am pretty sure am gonna love it thankz again.

    • Pauline, thanks for checking in. Unfortunately, you won the em Michelle Phan Tokyo Plum eye shadow palette in April so according to the giveaway rules, you have to sit this one out. Please check back in the future. Hope you’re still enjoying the palette 🙂

    • Great, thanks for commenting on the blog and entering via the Rafflecopter widget, Paula! With 4 daughters, you must go through a lot of makeup! Thanks for entering and good luck 🙂

    • It would be a fun to share with your granddaughters, Marian! The two polishes are fun: an iridescent and the beautiful teal topper! thanks for entering and good luck 🙂

  17. Thank you for the opportunity to win a fabulous collection of makeup! Your giveaway contest are super special and awesome! That blue nail polish looks fun to wear! It is interesting to see what the makeup costs too! I haven’t purchased much make up in a few years. Raising boys I guess was the reason.

    • You’re welcome, Tamara! The teal polish is actually a glitter topper. I love this polish so I bought one for the giveaway. it looks great on top of white, blue, green, or anything you like! And yes, when you’re a mom, you have other priorities. Thanks for entering the giveaway, and good luck 🙂

  18. I love that you included all aspects- from primers to even perfumes! Great giveaway. Some of the items I’ve never tried before and would love to have a chance!

  19. I just love love love make-up and it would be aweome to win this, I would be like a kid in a candy store, lol!

  20. With myself and 4 other girls in the house this makeup bag would come in so handy! I have girls getting to the age to start buying makeup and am getting so tired of the same old same old. This would be a great opportunity to try some new, really awesome sounding make up, that sounds as though it would be so much better for us. Thanks so much for the chance!

    • Wow, that’s a big household of girls, Kristi! It would be a fun bag for you and young daughters to share together. Thank you for entering and good luck 🙂

  21. I’d love to win this bag mainly for a friend at work. There are a couple of things I may keep, but she could use most of these way more than me. She’s a lovely, generous woman who can’t really afford makeup indulgences but loves it just the same as the rest of us. I think she would be more accepting if I told her I won them than if I bought them for her.
    Thanks for the opportunity sweetie!!!!!!

  22. I would love to win this giveaway because i love makeup and skincare products and being a single mother of 2 boys i tend to not have time to pamper myself with a relaxing makeover

    • Me, too, Aleya, and along with the full-size products, it was a perfect opportunity to give away some of the sample that I have the products or have multiple samples 🙂

  23. I would love to win this because I see a lot of products that I have been eyeing but at the moment I can’t afford to splurge!

  24. There are quite a few products in the bag I have yet to try so that would be cool! Plus I’m a huge Milani fan!

  25. I would love to try new products and brands, plus its always a good happy feeling to win anything 🙂

  26. I love Makeup.. what is there not to love I say!! oh i just love getting glammed up and pretty and I really love trying new products!!!! I can never have enough and like to feel like a woman. It really makes me feel better about myself too when I use beauty products and makeup!

  27. I would like to win because I love trying new skincare and beauty items as my two daughters, ages 21 and 18, do as well. And you have a wonderful bag full, full of just what I love trying. Thanks so much for this opportunity.

    • I thought so too, Linda. It’s an LE product from Europe, and it looks like the famous LOVE icon/logo created back in the 70s by Robert Indiana. It’s a fun bag of goodies. Thank you for entering and good luck!

  28. It’s a great assortment of makeup! I haven’t had any Aveda hair products in a while and they always smell so good! I’d like to try the Milani shadow primer, and I remember reading a review about the Cailyn lip stuffies that intrigued me a bit. I don’t remember what it was that I found interesting–maybe it wasn’t even a positive thing, haha! And plus, who doesn’t just love getting a baggie of makeup-y goodies, really? 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Kate, the Milani eye primer is great. It has an almost cult-like following. I have the Cailyn tinted lip balm in Red Apple. What I love about it is the packaging. It has a built-in lip brush and a little mirror. It’s so cool looking. And I wouldn’t really call it a lip balm, it really is a lipstick. It’s a pretty shade of red. Thanks for entering and good luck!

  29. Hello! This such an amazing beauty giveaway, why wouldn’t I want to win?! lol I would love to win this amazing assortment because the companies represented are some of my favorites and it’s such a cool variety that I’d use every product. Thank-you for the chance in this generous giveaway!!

    • Natalie, it probably got lost in all those Giveaway Rules, but I asked recent giveaway winners (since February) to sit this one out. Sorry! Hope you understand.

  30. I would love to win this because there are several brands I have never even heard of, like Pixi and Cailyn.

    • Pixi is sold at Target, Martina. I’m not sure where Cailyn is sold other than online. I tried it for the first time via one of my ipsy bags last fall, and I liked it a lot. The packaging is quite unique as well. Thanks for entering and good luck!

  31. i would love to win because there are some products in there i havent tried but all the colors are colors i use. its a great giveaway. thanks

  32. I would love to win because there are tons of great products and things that would be fun to try. I would love to try the Aveda Smooth Infusion Conditioner and Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother before buying it. Great giveaway, thank you!

  33. I’d like to win because I love makeup and I haven’t tried any of these products before and would love to find some new favorites. Thank you for having this giveaway! =)

  34. I’d love to win because of all the different varieties of makeup. I do not know what I would try first.

  35. I am always looking for new products to change up my makeup/skincare/hair routine, so I would love to win this assortment! I’ve especially wanted to try Pixi stuff, as I’ve never tried anything by them!

    • From Pixi, I think it’s a shimmer base that you can mix with your foundation, or use to highlight, or instead of foundation for an all-over glow. Thanks, Kimberly, for entering and good luck 🙂

  36. I would love to win the bag with assorted makeup products & samples because I am a makeup newbie and I would love to try out some of the brands being given away. I never know what to buy so this could help me get an idea of how products work.

    • It’s a great bag with a good assortment for a makeup newbie, Jennifer. There’s everything but mascara 😉 Thank you for entering & subscribing to the blog, and good luck!

  37. I love that all the products in this bag are ones I could use. I really and to try the Cailyn and Aveda brands. There are also brands that I already love in here! Thank you so much for this giveway

  38. I would love to win this because I am running low on quite a few things and would love to try some new products out!

  39. I’ve never been able to try any Milani or Too Faced products! So I’d love the opportunity to try them! Actually, I haven’t tried most of the brands in this bag! Haha! I’ve always wanted to though 🙂

  40. I would like to win this bag full of goodies! I’m trying to take better care of myself inside and out, and this giveaway would certainly help! Thank you!!

  41. Having just turned 40 and just really discovering all that makeup has to offer, I think that this makeup giveaway is a great jumping off point for me. Most of these brands I have never tried and colors I have never worn. It would be great to win this. Thanks Allison for putting this together.

  42. Awesome giveaway!! I would love to win because there are a lot of things in the bag I have never tried!

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