Do you know someone who is a true beauty? Nominate them to win a beauty package.

True beauty comes from within. You don’t have to be a supermodel, you don’t have to be thin, you don’t have to be anything but yourself. Crier Beauty wants to find women that are true beauties and you are the way they are doing that. Please read the press release from them and think of someone you’d like to nominate. It’s so easy because it comes from your heart.

“All of us at Crier Beauty are excited to announce our new TRUE BEAUTY initiative and we NEED YOUR HELP! We want you to nominate someone in your life who exemplifies true beauty on the inside and out.

Each week in April and May, Crier Beauty will announce via Twitter (@CrierBeauty) a new “true beauty”. The True Beauty will be featured on our Facebook page and sent a beauty package. It’s just our small way of recognizing individuals who are making the world a beautiful place.

Send your nominations to [email protected] with the name and a brief reason why you feel your nominee should be the next Crier Beauty.”

Cool contest alert: The Lush Golden Ticket

What is even better than a visit to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory?  A Lush Golden Ticket, because bath and body products don’t put the weight on!!  We love the latest contest from Lush, there is something so exciting about a potential ‘prize inside’, not to mention the possibility of helping out your favorite charity.  Take a look, and good luck to everyone!

Lush Golden Ticket...better than one from Willy Wonka!!

A Golden Ticket equals a golden day.  Suddenly the LUSH world could be yours – what an amazing thing!  Bathe in the lap of luxury, shower over the moon in ecstasy or, take a trip to our factory and see how amazing it all is firsthand.  Starting November 1st open up your LUSH gift set and see what’s inside…maybe you’ll have a chance to shine!

We’ve got 50,000 Golden Tickets floating around LUSH land. There will be 500 instant prizes, including 10 GRAND PRIZES of an all-expense paid trip for one person to the LUSH factory in Vancouver, British Columbia! 

 Because we’re not just another soap shop, this too is not just another contest.  Our instant prizes include advance previews of upcoming product launches, exclusive products, a feature in our LUSH Times, donations to a charity of your choice, private parties at LUSH shops and a visit to one of our Charity Pot partners!  If you are lucky enough to find Golden Ticket inside your LUSH gift set simply scratch the box on your Golden Ticket to reveal a claim code.  Log onto to enter your claim code and find out if you are a winner one of the instant prizes! 

Surrounded by bubbles from a Lush bubble bar

Haven’t purchased or received a LUSH gift this holiday season?  You can still participate in the fun!  Fill out an entry request and send it to us at the address below to receive a Golden Ticket from LUSH by mail (available only while supplies last).Golden Ticket Contest, 8365 Ontario Street, Unit 110,Vancouver, BC, CanadaV5X 3E8

For complete contest rules, prize descriptions and limitations and other contest terms and conditions, visit

The Mega Beauty Blogger winner!!!

Congratulations to Becky @Nailsforsanity–you are the winner of the $500 Sephora gift card from your favorite beauty bloggers! A HUGE thank you to all the lovely beauty bloggers that made this giveaway happen!

Please make sure to check out all the great bloggers that contributed to make this happen!


Jeweled Thumb

My Beauty Bunny

Bright Lights Big Color

Madame B Fatale

The Polish Aholic


Polish Galore

Beauty and Fashion Tech

Prime Beauty

Pink Sith

The Plastic Diaries

Cosmetically Challenged

Gloria Yang


Beauty Swatches

Beauty Info Zone

Makeup Merriment

Future Derm

Moxie Reviews

Enter to WIN a whole new look from Dan Read Cosmetics

Response has been terrific to our interview with Dan Read of Dan Read Cosmetics.  Not only is his cosmetics line fascinating, his life is too – who would have imagined anyone could go from being a drummer in an ’80’s rock band to the head of a cosmetics company? 

We have some great news – Dan is offering an amazing giveaway for our subscribers.  The winner of this fabulous prize will get a complete customized look with colors specially chosen by Dan himself! 

Dan Read Silver Screen Series Foundation

Included is a phone consult with Dan, and products including foundation, blush, lipstick, and three eyeshadows all hand-picked by Dan to perfectly suit the skin tone and preferences of the winner.  The colors will be chosen during your phone consult. 

It’s easy to enter.  Here’s all you need to do:

1. Be a Beauty Info Zone subscriber.  This contest is open to ALL of our subscribers, including our fabulous international readers!

2. Take a look at the Dan Read Cosmetics website.  Leave a comment on this post about which  products/colors you might pick if you win.

3. Email us at [email protected] to identify your comment.
Label the email ‘Dan Read’.

4. For extra entries:

a) Follow Beauty Info Zone on Facebook and comment that you entered.
You can do this daily if you’d like more entries.

b)  Follow Dan Read Cosmetics on Facebook and comment that you entered.

c)  Post this contest on your own Facebook page for an additional entry.

d) Retweet this giveaway on your  Twitter page.
Contest ends Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST. 

This is a great giveaway, and an amazing opportunity to “meet” Dan Read.  Best of luck to everyone!!  – Lisa and Marcia

Mega Beauty Blogger Giveaway returns!

We have returned for yet another giveaway! We decided to up the ante and give away a $500 Sephora E-Gift Certificate this time!

Since Beauty Info Zone is working on changing our blogging host we still can’t do the necessary Rafflecopter but that doesn’t mean you can’t enter. Just visit Prime Beauty’s post here or Makeup Merriment’s post here and enter.

To enter, wait for the Rafflecopter widget to load on Prime Beauty or Makeup Merriment. You’re more than welcome to leave comments, but they will not earn entries into the contest. Each action in the Rafflecopter widget earns you another entry. Actions will only be counted one time – even if you click on the widgets on the other participating blogs. You may tweet once per day – just come back to any of the blogs listed and submit a new tweet! 18+, International Entries are welcomed!

Please make sure to check out all the great bloggers that contributed to make this happen!


Giveaway information

We want to share something very special with you before we announce winners for our last three giveaways.

Beauty Info Zone loves Tarte cosmetics for many reasons and here’s a great one. Breast Cancer Awareness is paramount in October but not everything you see using the color pink or the BCA ribbon donates all proceeds. Tarte not only has a giveaway but just for entering you can help make a donation to the  Young Survival Coalition. A win-win situation. Enter here and good luck to all.

Now for Beauty Info Zone’s winners; congratulations to:

Lush giveaway was won by Cindi Hoppes

Aveeno eye illuminator giveaway was won by Mary Beth Isaacs

WuNDERCOVER giveaway was won by Ruth Gistenlinck

Beauty Info Zone will be emailing the winners for addresses. Thanks again for entering and following the BIZ. More giveaways will be announced soon.

Disclosure: The tarte giveaway is not run by Beauty Info Zone. This is just a post to share with you. We do not receive any compensation for posting this.

Review and a contest too: Covering up with WuNDERCOVER Concealer

It seems like the older I get, the darker my undereye circles become.   Darkness under the eyes has a wide variety of causes, such as allergies, heredity, lack of sleep and emotional stress.   All of those factors contribute to my dark undereye circles, but what is becoming the biggest issue for me is the thinning of the skin and collagen loss that occurs with age.  I keep getting older and older, and those darn circles just keep getting darker and darker.  I am always on the lookout for a great concealer, and recently tried WuNDERCOVER Cover Creme in Light ($35).

WuNDERCOVER offers a whole slew of products from concealer to foundation to brushes.  Each product is designed to ‘take the art of concealing to a new level’.  The products are meant for covering skin issues such as broken capillaries, blemishes, rosacea, varicose veins, dark under eye circles, and even tattoos.  Above is a swatch of the concealer.  It’s extremely pigmented.  In fact, the amount shown above is too much for both eyes. 

Eyes before Wundercover

Here is my before picture.  And this was on a good day!!  Normally I have even darker undereye circles.  There is a pretty specific application method for this concealer:  first, put a tiny bit on your concealer brush, about the size of a pin head.  Then, using the product, draw an ‘X’ under the eye.   Blend it out using a sponge – I like using my Beauty Blender Sponge (AKA the ‘pink egg’).  This concealer is not overly creamy, which helps keep it from seeping into fine lines.  However, since it is on the drier side, you may need to spritz your sponge with a little water or hydration mist (I like Make Up For Ever Mix and Fix and MAC’s Studio Moisture Fix) before blending.  If you need more coverage, just repeat the process.

Eyes after Wundercover

After blending, be sure to set it with loose powder.  Here’s my after picture.  I find that WuNDERCOVER gives a great, natural appearance and it really does last all day.  The finish is nice and smooth, and I have no problems with creasing. 

WuNDERCOVER Cover Creme comes in five different shades:  Lightest (this would be a Marcia color), Light (the color I use), Neutral (a medium beige), Medium (tan), and Dark (deep).  If you have dark circles, red areas under your nose, blemishes, or visible veins, this is a terrific product that will cover them up and leave you looking natural, not like you are wearing a mask.  I am thrilled to have found such a great full-coverage concealer.  – Lisa

And here’s some really terrific news:  We have a WuNDERCOVER Cover Creme in Light to gift to a Beauty Info Zone reader! 

To enter:

1. Be a Beauty Info Zone subscriber, this contest is open to international subscribers too!

2. Take a look at the WuNDERCOVER website here.  Leave a comment on this post about which other products look interesting, or why you think the Cover Creme would be a great product for you.

3. Email us at [email protected] to identify your comment. Label the email either Wundercover or concealer please.

4. For extra entries:

a) Follow Beauty Info Zone on Facebook and comment that you entered. You can do this daily if you’d like more entries.
b)  Post this contest on your own Facebook page for an additional entry.

c) Retweet this giveaway on Twitter (and let us know via email and ditto on the daily part).

This contest is open until Monday, October 3rd, 11:59 p.m. EST.  Good luck!!