Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Win It! MAC My Paradise Cheek Powder

Here’s your chance to win the sold-out MAC My Paradise Cheek Powder from the summer Surf Baby collection!

Congratulations to Grace!

To enter

  • You must leave a comment on this post telling me what you’d pair this blush with (eyes, lips, etc.).
  • This contest IS open to domestic and international participants, per rules below.

For official rules… 

The approximate value of the grand prize is $28.00. This prize is non-transferable. There are no cash or other substitutes of prizes by winner. Temptalia reserves the right to substitute similar prizes of equal or greater value in the event the above prize is unavailable for any reason. Individual, parent, or legal guardian of the winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes with respect to the grand prize. Prize will be mailed to the winner’s physical mailing address. Please allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for delivery.

By entering or accepting the prize in this contest, winner agree to be bound by these Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. This contest runs from June 8th, 2011 through June 11th, 2011 at 11:59PM PST.


This contest is open to all participants, including international (see end of this paragraph) unless prohibited by their local state/country. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parent or legal guardian on their behalf. For reference, the age of majority is 18 years old in the United States, with the exception of Alabama (19), Delaware (19), Mississippi (21), and Nebraska (19). The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Eligible participants are allowed to enter up to one (1) time, as per the section below.

To enter:

  • You must leave a comment on this post telling me what you’d pair this blush with (eyes, lips, etc.).

How to Win

One (1) grand prize winner will be selected through a random drawing from all eligible entries after contest closes. In the event that the original grand prize winner does not meet eligibility requirements or he/she forfeits the prize, the prize may be awarded to the next randomly drawn eligible participant. All entries must be received on or before June 11th, 2011 at 11:59PM PST. The grand prize winner will be notified via e-mail. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize after initial notification. If winner fails to claim within 48 hours, an alternative winner may be selected.

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1,825 thoughts on “Win It! MAC My Paradise Cheek Powder

  1. Jolene

    I would pair this with a neutral eye, preferably taupes, and a pink or coral gloss on the lips!

  2. Sharon

    I’d pair it with anything because it is so lovely!

  3. Charli

    Coral lips would be a must with this!!!

  4. this blush would look great with a natural eye and lengthening mascara to give a fresh, clean pretty flush to the cheeks and face!

  5. I would pair this with Lucky Green on the eyes, a little Humid in the crease and some black liquid liner, tinted moisturizer and Mac Jazzed on the lips with a little Cremesheen gloss in On the Scene.

  6. I’d pair this blush with a brown smokey eye (MAC Satin Taupe on the lid, MAC Espresso in the crease and outer corner, MAC Femme Fi as highlight) and a neutral lip like MAC Peachstock. :)

  7. Roza

    I would use my naked palette… Sin on lids, naked in crease, buck in outer v… Lips I would use my innocence beware with fold and tuck over top!! Thanks for the opportunity Christine!!!

  8. I’d pair this with shimmery gold eyes, long lashes, and a nude lip!

  9. I’d totally pair this with neutral eyes and coral lips! This is sooo pretty! =)

  10. Cat

    Urban decay radium eyeshadow used as a liner on top lid, nude glossy lip and bold brows! Love it!

  11. getty

    i would pair this blush with neutral eye using mac satin taupe..and nude lipstick..

  12. I would pair My Paradise with MAC’s pigments in Chocolate Brown (inner lid), Deep Purple (outer lid) and Urban Decay’s 24/7 Shadow Pencil in Wasteland for the crease. Lined with MAC’s Smolder Kohl pencil. For lips, I’d use NARS Dolce Vita lipstick.

  13. It seems pretty bright so probably neutral eyes and a tinted lip balm :)

  14. I think the cheek powder would look gorgeous with a gold/neutral eye using half-baked, smog, and naked from the UD Naked Palette, with nice black lashes via MUFE Smoky Lash. Then I’d finish it off with Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren. Orange lips are my new summer fave. :)

  15. Shannon

    I would pair this with a smokey bronze look. I would probably take mulch or possibly esperesso and really smoke it out on my lids and I would do a heavy dark liner, like Milani Liquf-Eye pencil and some L’Oreal voluminous mascara. I would put this on the apples of my cheeks, and then I would use a coral lipstick, possibly ever hip :)

  16. Kiwi.Cozy

    I’d pair this with a bright blue eyeshadow look and see-through/natural lipgloss. :) Not sure if you noticed, but under the “How to Win” section it says all entries must be received before April 5th. 😡

  17. Mandy J.

    On my eyes I would wear MACs Rubenesque Paint Pot with All That Glitters over it and on the lips I would just wear MACs Flurry of Fun lipglass

  18. Geo

    I would pair My Paradise with a brown, gold, and bronze eye look and soft coral lips.

  19. Jill

    Ooh this is so pretty! I’d love to win! I’d go with a nice sparkly neutral colored eye like UD sidecar, with a little black eyeliner, and some sheer coral gloss. So pretty & summery!

  20. i want this blush to stand out so i’ll pair it with light colors. on my lids, i’d pick MAC’s brule and a black mascara. maybe something subtle on my lips like shu uemura’s BG 940M :)

  21. Georgia

    I would pair it with Coral Reef lipgloss from Revlon!

  22. Nanna

    i would pair it with a coral lipstick, and some simple eyes, only with a brown eyeliner and some mascara 😀 amazing <3

  23. lily

    A matching coral lipstick, nude eyes, heavy on the black eyeliner and THICK lashes.

  24. Mariana

    I’ve never used a coral blush so I’d probably just grab some tinted moisturizer and black mascara to keep the look simple so I could get an idea of what would work best.

  25. A great bronzed smokey eye and a nude gloss lip

  26. i would pair it with cap ferrat trio, nude lipstick and coral nails- rimmel london coralicious :)

  27. Andryroxy

    I’d pair it with a nude eyeshadow and a sheer lipstick.

  28. Mina

    My cheeks would be the highlight!
    I would use nude shades on my eyes – UD naked on the browbone, UD buck on the lids and UD Hustle on the crease and outer v. I’ll use a bronze liquid liner to line near the top lash then brown mascara. I will leave the bottom line naked.
    For my lips, I would use Shiseido lipstick in Macadamia Beige and top it with Too Faced Glamour Gloss in pillow talk. :) My skin is already tanned so I would not use any bronzer for this blush shade. 😀

  29. luna lace.
    Lips-made to order. Coral reef

  30. Tricia

    I’d pair this with a nice simple eye and either a nude or maybe coral lip.

  31. I’d pair it with some clear gloss on my lips and a subtle bronze/brown smokey eye for a pretty understated beach look with the cheek powder bringing in a pop of colour! xxx

  32. Because it is a bright blush, I’ll use it with a more nude lip color or a natural pink. And for the eyes, I’ll use brown or bronzed, with no shimmer so the blush would be the only thing with it, until the golden spray lasts, and then I could put more shimmer in the eyes 😀

  33. I’d pair it with coral lipgloss, blue/gold eyeshadow and a pretty thick black eyeliner (nicely winged up)! Oh isn’t it just gorge?!

  34. Melissa

    My Powder FX M60 foundation, a touch of Dior Amber Diamond and bit of EB Daydream bronzer. My Paradise added to cheeks, and Nars Wonder lipgloss on lips. Soft eyes with BE Vanilla Sugar as a wash, and line upper lids with MAC Molasses pearlglide. Benefit Badgal mascara in black. My dream perfectly easy but polished summer face!

  35. Carrie

    I would pair this with a nude-ish lip & either Club or Blue Brown pigment. I don’t currently have any blushes like this, it’s so pretty!

  36. Dana

    I would do a very neutral eye and lip to let the blush stand out. On eyes I would use Mac Vanilla on lid and highlight, and Copperplate in the outercorner and crease with black liner (Feline) on top and bottom and waterlines. Lips I would use a light gloss like Revlon Petal Peach. Thanks for having a contest! You rock!

  37. Love11Ca

    I’d pair MAC’s My Paradise Cheek Powder with fresh skin, Dior Amber Diamond as a highlight, MAC Lazy Day on the lips, and a matte flesh colored shadow with a bright turquoise shadow on the lower lash line!

  38. Carlyn

    Hello! I would pair this blush with UD Half Baked on the lids, with MAC Odalisque as my color on the eyes. For lips, I’d wear Viva Glam Cyndi :)

  39. I would probably pair this cheek colour with Bare Escentuals Bare Skin Glimmer on my eyes and Clinique Glosswear in Sunshine on my lips. (I don’t own any MAC, if I won, this would be my first experience with this brand.)Total, glow-ey Summer. :)

    Am I seeing things or is the close date 4/5/11? Am I an idiot for entering? lol

  40. Kim

    Eyes: I would use my naked eye Too Face palette: teddy all over, push up in the crease, honey pot on the lash lines (top and bottom) and a teal liner.
    Lips: clear gloss
    Face: full finish MUFE concealer and MUFE face and body foundation, contour kit form smashbox
    Cheeks: Mac My Paradise!

  41. Marian

    I would pair it with a champagne eye and a red lip or for something fun a smokey bronze eye with a coral/pink lip =)

  42. Cloe

    Hi! I would love to pair it with a nice nude/brown eyes and some coral glossy lips. It’s so pretty!

  43. Jasmine

    Hmm. What would I wear with My Paradise? I think NYX ‘Taupe’ all over the lid with MAC ‘Embark’ lightly in the crease. Maybelline Gel Liner in brown as eyeliner, with a natural mascara like UD’s Skyscraper. On the lips, some lip balm with SPF. And of course, My Paradise on the cheeks! :)

  44. Shana

    Nude lips (maybe BE Buxom Amber) and intense bronzey smokey eyes would be gorgeous!

  45. John

    That’s nice of you to do this. Like the Marine Highlight Powder last summer, this sold out in like… hours. Well more like a day. I didn’t pick one up when I had the chance, as I don’t wear blush, but if I did win, I’d just give it away to a friend. I don’t think the product is unique enough for me to just keep it as a collector’s item, but who knows. But again, this is super nice of you! It’s great to see gestures like this, this day and age.

    Now if I have to state what I’d pair this blush with in order to fulfill the requirement… I’d say if all else fails, I’d just layer a tiny bit of this with a more brown-toned bronzer, like Too Faced Chocolate Soleil, to give it a little more warmth.

  46. I would pair this with MAC Coral Crepe Paint Pot, MAC Tissueweight eyeshadow, MAC Mega Metal Shadow in Top Of the Posh and Centre Stage! And MAC Ever Hip lippie!

    Thank you for the giveaway btw =)

  47. Gabi

    I’d wear it with MAC Smut and Satin Taupe eye shadows in the eyelids and either MAC Melon or Naked Pigment in the eye corner. For the lips, the new Viva Glam Gaga…

  48. Lisa

    Hi Christine!
    I’d pair this blush

  49. Marieke

    “All entries must be received on or before April 5th, 2011 at 11:59PM PST.”
    That’s going to be really hard…
    Well, here’s my entry!
    With this blush, I would make a very lovely summer look…
    On the eyes, I would use a orange matte eyeshadow on the outer half of the lid, a peachy nude on the inner half.. Some highlighter and brown eyeshadow in the crease to finish it. And mascara 😉
    On the lips… a summery bronzed lipgloss with lots of golden shimmers.
    I love summery looks, with lots of golden glitters and orange colors. They suit my skincolor very well and make my blue eyes pop! 😀

  50. Lisa

    Hi Christine!
    I’d pair this blush with Mac bare canvas paint

  51. just for cheeks!


  52. Mary H.

    Eyes: All products from mac: shadow: lid: sun blonde, crease: saffron, highlight: vanilla, waterline: glided white

    Cheeks: My paradise

    lips: strange potion

  53. Darci

    I would pair this with my coral yes to carrots tinted lip balm thanks for the give away!!

  54. Monica Mora

    I would pair this with creme de miel eyeshadow(limited) and saffron on crease and for lips I would use strange potion liglass of the Surfs up collection

  55. Emily K.

    I would pair this with my green Inglot eyeshadows (sorry I don’t know the shade numbers) and a nude lip. This is such a cute summery shade!

  56. selina

    i would do a natural summer beach look using dip down liner (no shadow), a bit of mascara, my paradise on the cheeks and krazy kahuna on the lips.

  57. Sarah

    This would be really pretty with a matte neutral eye and bright coral lips :)

  58. I would wear my Too Faced Natural Eye Palette and some coral lips like MAC Hibiscus! Thanks for this Christine!

  59. Christy

    i’ll pair this with MAC – Creme d’Nude lipstick!

  60. Lauren

    I’d wear this with a golden glittery eyeshadow and coral lips (NYX Femme)!

  61. I’d pair this with light eye make up. brown eye-shadows, dark brown eye-liner, and a bit mascara. and I’d use coral lip gloss, so my cheek and lips would match! 😀

  62. Lisa

    Hi Christine!
    I’d pair this blush with Mac bare canvas paint on the lids, grey utility pencil on the lower lashline, black mascara and chanel rouge coco shine in chance!

  63. Sass

    I’d go into my Naked palette and come up with a cute day/night neutral look. And for my lips I’d go with Revlon gloss in Coral Reef. :)

  64. Claudia Renata Leite Silva

    I would pair it with crosswires lipstick and a brown golden (Giorgio Armani Gold Blitz Or Milani Fusion) eye.

  65. Emily

    I would pair this with a simple brown smokey eye (with colors from the UD Naked Palette, like Buck, Naked, and Sin) and a pink Juicy gloss from BBW.

  66. Jordan

    I would pair it with some natural makeup since it is so bright. I’d wear brown eyeliner and mascara with smasbox vanilla and stone on the eyes and maybe laura mercier lip gloss in wildberry.

  67. Bethany

    This would look lovely with some sheer golden/natural eyes (with rubenesque paint pot as a base) and the YSL sheer candy glossy balm in #6 Luscious Cherry <3

  68. I would pair this gorgeous blush with Mac surf baby crushed metallic pigment stack in surf the ocean. I would use the gold-bronze shade all over my lid, using my finger for a nice wash of gold color. I would use this blush on my cheeks and Mac ravishing lipstick on my lips with a nude gloss on top. :)

  69. Shumpac

    I’d pair it with my new lipstick “Summer Melon” from Estee Lauder.

  70. Catherine

    I would pair the blush with other items from the collection. I would wear Sun Blonde on the lids with Saffron in the crease. I would wear Hibiscus if I wanted a dramatic look and Good Loving if I wanted it more natural.

  71. Olívia

    I would pair with blue eyeshadow and just a little bit of baby pink lip gloss

  72. Lina

    I would pair Mac’s gold mode pigment with bamboo and wedge eyeshadow. For lips, I would mix Mac’s Ravishing with Freckletone and top it off with Love Nectar Lipglass.

  73. Nikki

    For eyes I would keep them simple with mac’s vanilla on the lid and maybe a little wedge in the crease. I would probably highlight with shroom. Lips I would use jazzed with underage on top.

  74. taylorleslie

    Ooh, I love golden blushes! I would pair with a neutral eye lined with my 24/7 liner in Cowboy!! Or maybe Bourbon liner!

  75. It’ll look great with bright nude eyeshadow, black eyeliner and some transparent lipgloss. I love fresh looks, and this blush must be perfect for them. :)

  76. Susana

    What a pretty blush! I would pair it with a pale aqua eyeshadow, and glossy coral lips.

  77. Edani

    Bold, shimmery gold eye (maybe Illamasqa Ore) with MAC Viva Glam GaGa 2 lipstick! Maybe add in Too Faced Candlelight as a highlighter. Super-gold nails (MAC Originality), too!

  78. Monticka

    To compliment the orange of the cheek color, I would pick MAC Humid on the lids and darken it up with MAC Plumage and leave it at that. Just highlight with a little satin white highlighter I’ve mixed myself.

    On my lips I would go for something with a orange tone to it, in this case NYX Spell bound.

  79. I would pair this with my fave mascara, Diorshow and Smashbox O-gloss. Such a pretty color!

  80. Jaa

    I would pair it with a bronze smokey eye & coral lips.

  81. Erin

    I would pair this with my favorite lipstick, MAC’s fanfare!

  82. Margaux

    I would wear this blush with the Summer Stash crushed metal stack from MAC with the peachy colour on the lid with the burgundy colour in the crease and under the eye the gold colour from the Surf the Ocean crushed metal stack. For the lips i would use The nude Lady Gaga Viva Glam lipstick sheered out with my favourite lip balm from Burts Bee.

  83. I’d pair this with a bronzey summer look! UD Bourbon liner, MAC Cocomotion + Copper Sparkle pigment and Resort Life lip gelee :)

  84. I would pair it with a coral lipgloss by GOSH.
    It doesn’t have a name, only a number (0082) and it is so beautiful!
    It has no shimmer or glitter and is pigmented enough to give you that pop of coral on the lips that I love for summer.

  85. Linda

    I would love to win this!
    I would pair it with a neutral eye look, browns. And subtle orange lips, maybe a sleek pout polish.

  86. Reina 092

    I would pair that with a smokey eyes (gold, copper, corals and brown and black) and a sheer coral lip gloss. Very summery.

  87. Nazish

    Real simple. Black eyeliner and this blush full blast!

  88. Jenna

    I would pair My Paradise with green themed eyeshadow (thinking Juxt, Vex, and Humid in the crease [or Jealousy Wakes!]); dark brown eyeliner (Dipdown); thick, smoky lashes (MUFE Smoky Lash); and Nudish Lips (either Hue or Lady Gaga 2 with Love Nectar for glossiness). Also, I would hope to be sun kissed, or fake it with Hoola Bronzer :)

    Thank you for doing a giveaway!!!

  89. Rosa

    I’d pair it with Urban Decay Naked and Buck Eyeshadows, and probably Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita.

    Thank you :)

  90. Nars

    I’d pair it with Strange Potion, also from the Surf Baby collection. I think the pinky coral would match quite well! :) Thanks for an awesome giveaway, Christine!

  91. Stephanie

    I would wear neutral eyeshadow, but a turquoise eyeliner. And the lips just natural, a nice gloss, but nothing too special. :-)

  92. I’d wear UD Sin on lids, with MAC Teddy as a liner. Light and shimmery. For lips.. I’m not completely sure, maybe MAC Meltdown?

  93. Tammy

    I would pair this with lots of sunscreen and a rocking bikini!

  94. Hayat

    I dont have a clue how this blush would look on my skin but I think I would pair it with a neutral eye makeup and MAC ravishing lipstick.

  95. I would pair this blush with a brown liner on the top lash line (Lise Watier’s eye shine eyeliner in Smokey brown), a light purple on the lower lash line (MAC Digit), and maybe a bit of MAC’s Bare Study paint pot on the lid. Then for lips I would use a peachy lipgloss link Bare Escentuals Buxom lips in Amber, Bianca, or Bambi.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  96. Angela

    I would pair this with urban decay el dorado, jones, and nyx rust to make a sunset eye. lips would be nymphette lipglass.

  97. Krista

    I’d pair this with a turquoise smoky eye (Surf USA on the lid, blended out into Urban Decay Naked, Buck, Darkhorse, and Sin/Virgin as highlight, black liner and mascara) and coral lips (Hibiscus)- loving brights for summer :)

  98. Alisha

    I’d pair Revlon colour burst lipgloss in Papaya on the lips with this blush. I’d do a simple eye with UD eyeliner in Bourbon on the lower lashes topped off with Maybelline Falsies mascara :)

  99. Pam

    I would pair this with a taupe smoky eye, with a deep emerald liner and a neutral lip.

  100. I would pair this with a coral lipstick and a light shimmer on the eyes (like my Chilled on Ice paintpot) With a black winged eyeliner ♥