Monday, January 7th, 2008

Hey ladies & gents! I’m very excited because my entry was finally approved, and now I’m on on the site! (yay!) I would reallyyy like to see yours, so please leave a link to your look!  If any of you entered the regional contest, I’d love to see some photos.  There’s nothing to lose, so enter :)

National Contest — How to Enter?
To enter the “Are You A MA”C Original?” contest on a national level, consumers can visit beginning December 26th to submit a picture of themselves wearing their favorite MAC products, along with 50 words on what makes them a MAC Original. The winner will be determined by votes online. The winner will receive a $1,000 MAC gift card and the complete Originals collection.

Regional Contest — How to Enter?
On a regional level, MAC will hold the “Are You A MAC Original” Contest in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Houston on the weekend of January 4th-6th. MAC customers can visit designated MAC locations for a complimentary makeup application and get a professional photograph taken. Customers can then enter to be the MAC Original winner of the city and will also be automatically entered into the national contest. The regional winner will receive a $250 MAC gift card, the complete Originals collection and a story in a local publication.

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35 thoughts on “MAC Cosmetics – The Originals Contest

  1. Chica

    Your look is fab :) Very parrot-like! (compliment,honest!)
    I hope you win, looking through the other pages, half the girls on it don’t look like they’re even wearing make up :o/

  2. Voted! for you. =)

    • Aww, thank you Stella!! :) Ha, I wish!

      • You know what Christine. Even if I didn’t stalk your blog and became familiar with who you are, I would have voted on your entry alone. You blurb on the side was awesomely written and you pic was totally creative and original from the rest in itself. Half the women aren’t even wearing makeup and some have like half a face showing. About 50 percent are a hot mess.
        You stick out in a good way.

        • That’s really nice of you to say, Stella! When you enter, they don’t make it clear that the blurb you write is going to be published, so I am sure some people didn’t think to spend time on it!

          Thank you very much :)

  3. Lindsay

    I just voted for you too…you are top 2 so far! Good work!

  4. Lindsay

    I might have lied there..I just found someone with 13000 points. Sorry about that. But you are still doing really well!

  5. Erin

    You should really be spam bulletin-ing everyone on myspace, all you really need to do is ask people to pass it on. It’s definitely the most vibrant on there, difficult to outdo. I’m trying to think of what I could possibly do to top that and I’m thinking probably nothing. :)

    • LOL, all right, Erin, I took your advice, and I spammed my personal MySpace friends (I so rarely use it, though, so let’s see who reads it, ha).

      Psh, I am sure you will come up with something 😀

  6. Katie

    I voted for you! Good luck! :)

  7. Samantha

    I voted for ya – whoohoo – hope you win!

  8. victoria

    i don’t care what the points say, i think your work was brilliant. i know a lot were rejected so being part of it is special enough. i think you did extremely well, you used the right colors that best suited the title ‘originals’. you collaberated pretty well, i mean some didn’t even look like they were wearing anything. your look was all about the art and not whether you were pretty or not that helped you gain points. in the picture, you got the right attitude, you looked very professional. and i liked what you wrote on the side, i don’t really feel comfortable when they write something too personal, i mean its a contest about art not about personal struggles. anyway, whatever, i hope you win.

    • Thank you so much, Victoria! It means a lot that you think I submitted such a worthy entry :) I’m happy you liked it and found it fitting. I spent at least a week trying to figure out something I could do that would be me and good for contest at the same time. I didn’t want to go TOO crazy (and perhaps end up looking crazy, too, haha!).

  9. Donna

    I voted for you too,Christine! I really think you deserve to win!

  10. Sandy

    voted for ya… good luck!!!

  11. Brooke

    I LOVE your look here, it is awesome! I voted for you yesterday and came back today to do it again but apparently you can only vote once from the same comp lol I entered but just for fun, I just picked a random photo lol GOOD LUCK I hope you win! Take pics WHEN you do!!!! <3

    • Thanks so much Brooke! Link me to your entry!

      You know, it’s sooo weird, because it says you can vote once per day! The site is a little buggy from time to time, so I don’t know. But thank you for trying 😀

  12. Erin

    I think the best part is actually your lip gloss. Perfect shade to compliment the shadow, anything else could look too vampy! It comes off looking youthful.

    • Thank you, Erin! I was satisfied with the lip color – the original one was way off the mark (very pale pink), but I went with my usual coral lip instead!

  13. Chrissy

    Looks incredible! You have the best one there and I loved your description. I’m thinking about entering too (just for fun, I don’t think I would win) but I haven’t found the right photo yet…I’ll keep looking.

    Good luck!

  14. Erin

    My good friend Christel entered! She posted a picture she took at the Byodo-In Temple in Hawaii a while back:

  15. Hey! This is pretty random, but yours was the first one I saw, it’s really eye catching & nicely done!!!!

    I entered as well. I’ve just been searchin around to see who else is talkin about it. I’m glad ppl are putting it out there! It’s a great challenge.

    here’s mine 😀

    Good luck to everyone!!!!