Monday, December 1st, 2008

Bobbi Brown’s Makeup Manual ($32.00) just hit stands today!  In celebration of such a fantastic publication, we’re giving away a free copy to five lucky readers.

Three ways to enter to win:

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So maximize your chances to win by doing all three! :)  Winners will be chosen on December 3rd, 2008 at 9PM PST.

MINI-REVIEW:  I received an advance copy, and I have to tell you–this is by far one of the best how-to makeup books I have ever had the pleasure to read and drool over.  It’s formatted in such an easy-to-use way, and there are tips and tricks a’plenty.  I’m so glad to have this book in my beauty arsenal!  If you want to purchase yours, head on over to your favorite book retailer; notable ones like Amazon and Barnes & Noble have this book at a steal (just over $20!).

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198 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual Review & Giveaway

  1. I would love to win this book. I’ve read some not so good ones in the past so I would love to win this.

  2. Sarah

    oh i want =)

  3. I would love to win this book. I’ve read some not so good ones in the past so I would love to win this.
    I misspelled my email address in my first entry.

  4. I never win anything so am hoping this is it! I follow you on Twitter already: VampyVarnish.

  5. Kella

    I would love this :)

  6. Reesa

    I would love to win a copy of this book :-)

  7. Jane

    That sounds like a useful handbook. I’ve recently been introduced to BB gel eyeliner and am now a devout fan. Would love to have this as well!

  8. michelle

    It would be so very awesome to win this.
    I need to be more knowledgeable on actually applying make up & any tricks would be most helpful. :)

    :crossing fingers:

  9. Hi there. I would love to get this and see how it compares to my Allure book – I think this would be more thorough. I already follow you on twitter, I’m “oldergirlbeauty” on there, too. Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

  10. Beverly Vinson

    A makeup book that is useful! Sounds great! Hope to win it and learn some things!

  11. shayla8181

    I would love to win this book….. I LOVE your blog!

  12. Amanda

    I’ve been RSS subscribed for ages. Easiest way to keep updated. The book looks great!

  13. I’d love to win! :) I’m subscribed and following you on twitter as well (my sn there is alysonwithay).

  14. This book is great!! I love it. I actually got it yesterday. Gotta love Barnes and Noble.

    I recommend this book to everyone!!!

  15. LOVE BB ! Hope I get picked :)

  16. Cody

    I would love to win this. Even if I don’t, it’s my birthday today so I may just have to pick it up for myself as a belated birthday gift! I’ve been looking for a good make-up related book to read.

  17. I’m following you on Twitter. My sn is yummiebitez.

    I would love to win this book! I’ve heard great reviews about this book. Every beauty junkie must have one!

  18. Porcelain

    Even if (as is likely) I don’t win, I’m really looking forward to reading this book!

  19. KULA

    Nice giveaway! I hope I win!

  20. Anal

    Hi! I would love to have this book! I think I can’t buy it here in Italy :(

  21. taratempelhof now follows you on Twitter and crosses her fingers to receive this helpful book as a stocking stuffer! ;D

  22. Glosslizard

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win this book! :)

  23. Sheila

    ♥ your blog….yea for beauty books

  24. Ashleigh

    Oooh! I have been seeing stuff about this book all over. I’d love to win! Thanks for the giveaway 😀

  25. Amber

    I would love to get this book!

  26. Shayla

    I’d love to have a good makeup book like this one…if you say it’s great, Christine, I believe you!

    No one can have too many beauty resources :)

  27. Sexy Sadie

    I would so love to win this book. It screams my name and my nick!

  28. Inky

    I am crossing all my lipstick pencils and make up brushes hoping I’m one of the lucky winners! Good luck to us all :)

  29. Bei

    Yes, would love to join the contest – I am already a Twitter follower – account: beisquare. :)

  30. Give it to me!!!! Already following on Twitter.

  31. aramis

    id love to win this book..i love reading beauty books.

  32. I wanna win! I just saw this and thought it looked nice…


  33. Ariele

    How cool! If I dont win, I’ll definitely be checking this out on B&N!

  34. Great giveaway!! I already follow you on twitter, username is erincharp.

  35. Sanayhs

    I like books. :)

  36. Milan

    I would love to have this book!!

  37. veedee

    BB is an icon and her books are always insightful. This latest one is sure to be another winner, thanks!

  38. Gigi

    This looks awesome!

  39. Shefali

    This would make a great gift for my coworker!!

  40. Chanel

    I’d love to win this. It would help me out so much.

  41. Heather

    Oh I’m so excited to see it! I’d love to win…just like everyone else 😉

  42. Sherry

    I would definately enjoy this book. I have a lot to learn from the great Bobbi Brown.

  43. Eva

    I want to add to the chorus of: “I never win anything”…it would be really great if that would change. :o)

  44. Darkangie

    Woow ^^ I’d love to have it. =)

  45. cloudburst

    Thanks for the contest!

  46. Kirsten

    I’ve never read a makeup book before, nor do I bother with Bobbi Brown products often but wow that book looks promising

  47. “MissArianne” is now following you on Twitter. Hope I win!

  48. Julia.

    Nice looking book there! Good luck to everyone :)

  49. Shannon

    I just saw this and it looks great! Let’s go luck!

  50. Crystal

    I never win anything, but this book is worth a shot

  51. Taylor

    Ahh! This is great! I hope I win!

  52. lisa

    I want to win!

  53. oooh my I want this makeup book :)

  54. Gina

    Already bought this on Amazon for a friend’s Xmas gift. Would love one of my own!!

  55. K

    This looks great, and Bobby Brown is my kind of makeup line and artist. It would be very cool to win!

    On Twitter: kitalooclef

  56. Sheila

    Hopefully I’ll win one :)

  57. I’d love to win this book. I am a total make-up newbie and this would help out tremendously. I feel lost at times, lol.

    My Twitter name is Phyaflyjones.

  58. oh, and I’ve been subscribed through the RSS since I decided I wanted to learn to do make-up.

  59. tania

    your mini review sounds good, but i wonder if there are many pictures. i alway need pictures to help me.

  60. I saw this book at Barnes the other day but I didn’t have time to buy it. =( I love the simple step by step instructions.

    I’m following on twitter.

  61. Kacie

    ooooh, I want! I already follow you on Twitter — I’m no mysteryleft there.

  62. kathemc

    Oh please oh please oh please? :)

  63. Oh I would LOVE this manual! It’d be my first beauty book =] Everything I’ve learned about makeup so far, I’ve learned from this site and from my mother. I do her makeup sometimes and I’d really like to learn more so we can do it together!

  64. Kalie

    I would love this book, any chance to better my make-up is a chance I always hop on. :)

  65. Marta

    This is too awesome! I so want my name in the hat :)

  66. retrofox

    hmmm…never owned a beauty book, but it sounds cool….pick me! pick me! : D

  67. Carmen

    Soooo Awesome!

  68. Fatima

    I’m excited 😀 *crosses fingers*

  69. claudia m.

    I’m glad this book sounds better than her last. I hope to read this one soon!!

  70. Tara

    I’m crossing my fingers here….

  71. Brandi

    I am such a makeup newbie who know has a thirst for exploring all things makeup. While visiting my family for the holidays, I was able to make up my mom’s eyes before work. She received so many compliments. I truly owe that to you and your tutorials!
    I may be just around the corner from 30 but I am proof that it’s never too late to be girly and play dress up. Bobbi Brown’s book would be a god send!

  72. knzay



    this book looks awesome

  73. Kelly

    this looks great!

  74. Susan

    Love the bright colors on the cover … looks like Bobbi is getting bolder! I would love to win this book.

  75. Sheena

    I would sooo love to win this! I subscribed and am following you on Twitter (sn is SheenaMarie412). :)

  76. KatoAto




  77. i comment on almost all posts….but would have never commented on this one…if it were not for the prize!!!!
    thanks for passing on the info about book…looking forward to either WIN it or simply BUY n READ it…:)

  78. thanks for the chance of winning this book!

  79. Christine

    would love to have this boook!! I’ve just started learning how to use makeup in the past few months and any help would be really great!! I read all your posts and find it very helpful! Thank you!!

  80. jerlene

    wow is that blush on the cover the pink raspberry palette blush? looks like it! i’ve never read her previous books before, so i’d like to try out this one :)

  81. elizabeth lee

    omfg i want! it!

  82. caramel

    I really like the book cover design, and the blush looks absolutely yummy! Would love to have this :)

  83. pia

    Oh oh, I always love Bobbi Brown’s makeup products and she has extraordinary skill in creating natural look and making the people she put make on look extra beautiful!

  84. sej

    I don’t have any makeup books…this would be a great first!!

  85. pia

    oops, forgot to include my twitter name : piazee :)

  86. Amy

    I have her teen beauty book and this one sounds even better!

  87. Amy

    Twitter name: eneriyma

  88. Fatima

    twitter name: ftnvx8

  89. Ooo I would love this!

  90. faith24

    i would love to win this

  91. Andrea

    I would love to win this! 😀

  92. Michiala

    i’d love one!

  93. Karen K

    Ooh! Finally a good makeup book that has looks achieveable by the untrained masses! Please Santa please, send this book to me!

  94. Elaine

    I would love this! Bobbi Brown has some really fantastic products! fingers crossed…

  95. vera

    I have been lusting after this book!! I have heard so many wonderful things about it and I really hope I win.. I never ever win anything from blogs which is pretty sad =(

  96. Wendy

    It looks like a great book, especially if you say it’s good!