It’s the second Friday the 13th in a row this year, and this is my 13th installment of this series. This delights me to an irrational extent.
A few months back, I became aware of the Red My Lips campaign. It intrigued me because I usually save red lips for particular moods, situations, and contexts. This means that many of the people who see me in my day-to-day life don’t ever see my lips painted in red (though they might see them in more outlandish colors like violet all the time because beauty is boring and I do what I want). I’m sure at least a few of them might notice that I’d spent a whole month wearing and touching up red lip color.
What ultimately sold me 100% on Red My Lips is their awesome attitude towards people expressing concerns about potentially problematic language. When I noticed some seemingly trans-exclusionary language on their FAQ page, I emailed them about it and made a gentle suggestion as to what might be some better wording. Not only was the FAQ updated with my suggestion but also the person who emailed me back, Danielle, was gracious and grateful about the whole thing. Being so thoughtful and positive about suggestions for further and better inclusivity is a rare thing indeed, and it warms my heart.
Another thing that warms my heart is giving away beauty products. Those of you who are my Facebook friends and/or are in the same Facebook groups as me already know this. In preparation for a red-lipped April, as well as through my Ipsy subscription and samples with Sephora orders, I’ve acquired lots of beauty products that I either have not opened and will never use, or that I’ve tried in a sanitary way (freshly-cleaned and sanitized brush dipped into the product then the product on the brush tested on my face or hand) and found don’t work for me.
A list of products I have available for giveaway is below. Items marked with an asterisk (*) have never been opened (as distinct from items I’ve swatched in the sanitary fashion I’ve described above, which some people might not be comfortable with). Be sure to comment with the number for the item you want. You don’t have to embed your email address in the comment (and I recommend against doing so), but be sure to have a valid email address on your account (or leave one in the email address field if you’re commenting without an account) so that I can contact you about where to ship the items. As with other giveaways I’ve done, priority goes to people who’ve never gotten anything from me then in order of comment received, and the shipping is on me.
Oh, and all the Shiro stuff aside from the samples? Boy band themed. I know.
Model Co Blush Cheek Powder in Peach Bellini* VINTAGE by Jessica Liebeskind Illuminating Face Highlighter* L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint Gloss in GLG782 Hot Mess Cargo Essential Lip Gloss in Anguilla* Shiro Cosmetics The Thrill of the Chase lip gloss Shiro Cosmetics Love At First Lance eyeshadow Shiro Cosmetics I’ll Fatone For My Sins blush Shiro Cosmetics A Chris For Good Luck blush Shiro Cosmetics eyeshadow samples in Homunculus, Wildflowers, & Angry Cuccos* Dr. Lin Skincare Acne Spot Corrector* Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Disco Rose (mini/deluxe sample size) Buxom Full Bodied Lipstick in Mistress (mini/deluxe sample size) Cover F/X concealer samples (N Light, N Medium, & N Deep)*
- Bella Pierre Shimmer Powder in Exite
Obsessive-Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Glitter in Blaylock Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème samples in Sand and Cashmere* Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s Up! highlighter deluxe sample (design on exterior packaging looks beaten up but product was never used)* NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien mini/deluxe sample size (will be shipped out next month)*
There are still a few items left from my past giveaways left. Comment to claim.
Books: 2 left from Diversifying Your Reading
Bad Feministby Roxane Gay Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoirby Ellen Forney
Video Game Downloads: 6 left from the winter holiday season
- Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror
- English Country Tune
- Fieldrunners 2
- Shivah: Kosher Edition
- Teleglitch: Die More Edition
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