Three Custom Color Review and Giveaway

This week inadvertently turned into a beauty week with my Beauty faves and my hair tutorial, so I thought
I’d end the week with a review of a fabulous lip palette and a giveaway!
Three Custom Color Specialists asked me to pick out something from their website and I veered toward the lipstick because I’ve always heard great things about their lipsticks but when I saw this lip palette, I had to have it.
It’s the Shimmering Lights palette and I just really loved the range of colors from the nudes to the reds to the pinks.  When I got it though, what I really liked about it was just how sheer the colors really were.  I’ve been trying the whole bright lipstick thing and finally after seeing several pictures of myself, decided that I prefered light to nude colors on me better.  I won’t give up the hot pink lipstick as I think it’s still a lot of fun but for normal daily wear, I stick with a much more natural color for my lips.  I did a little swatch of all the colors here and as you can see the color variation isn’t too dramatic so all the colors are great for blending and layering.  If I want a nude with a hint of pink, I can do that or if I just want a more pink tone, I just layer a few of the pinks together.  They all go on very sheer, in the below color swatches I had to go over at least 3-4 times to get the color to be that noticeable.

The lipstick itself is very moisturizing and with the brush that’s included, it’s really easy to apply.  I hate too stiff lipstick brushes so this one applies just the right amount of color.  I would totally recommend this palettte to someone like me that likes to stick to natural shades.  I like to play up my eyes more and I’ve found that all these colors go great with a smokey eye.  The palette is small enough to fit into my purse quite nicely and the mirror is a great size.  Oh! and the lipsticks do not have any sort of fragrance which is always a plus in my book. 

I’ve never used this brand before but I am very impressed with this lipstick and looking around on the website, I want to try a lot more stuff!  I’m a huge fan of palettes so I am thinking of ordering their Perfectly Pink lip palette next and also love their Daytime Drama Collection palette as well.

Well, I wanted to give you guys a chance to play around with this brand as well so I’m giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 Custom so that you can choose something fab for yourself!

I’m trying out the Rafflecopter giveaway widget so hope you guys like it and this will hopefully be an easier way for me to track giveaway entries and pick a winner!

Tomorrow is the last day to enter your outfits for the t+j Designs Style Challenge, so get your looks in soon!  The form to submit your links is here.

 And don’t forget to check out our new arrivals and take advantage of the Holiday promo! Get some gifts and something for yourself too!

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    December 8, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    That is a wonderful palette!

  • Elizabeth
    December 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I find it interesting that they can reproduce discontinued shades or help you create your own.

  • Aleeza
    December 8, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I LOVE that they can reproduce the same colors of your discontinued products! It's always heartbreaking when a company stops making your holy grail product.

  • Julia
    December 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    That palette is really pretty. I really want to try one of their lipsticks too!

  • Lynda
    December 8, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    i found it interesting that they can create your shade of choice

  • justginster
    December 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I would love this! I've been wanting to experiment more with lip colors, so this would be a great opportunity to try out a variety.

  • Erica
    December 8, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    ooh I would love to win! I love me some lipstick 🙂

  • Tarana
    December 8, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I love that they can create a custom color match for you. That has always been a problem for me, but not anymore. Problem solved!

  • Erica
    December 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm


    Wow, they have 250 RTW shades!!!

  • aimee
    December 8, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Such a nice palette! I love how sheer each color is. I'd definitely be interested in trying out their eye pencils.

  • Manda
    December 8, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    *Love* the custom color blending – this takes the guesswork out of what might work for me!

  • Natalie
    December 8, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I love the idea of a palette, it means you have a bunch of different colours on hand all the time, and it makes travelling so much easier as well!

  • Miss Lisa Zhao
    December 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I want the palette!

  • bayleaf + beijinhos
    December 8, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I love the discontinued archives! Too cool!

  • Susan
    December 8, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Beautiful 🙂 love the range of colors

  • Varty
    December 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Ooh these are pretty fantastic!

  • tiffyama
    December 8, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    What a cute little palette!! I think it would be a great palette to have for everyday wear as well. And~ possibly good for mixing colors too since there are a good range of colors all compacted in one palette.

  • whatsanitasdeal
    December 8, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    imnotarunner at gmail dot com
    I love this about their company "Custom Blending archives now contain over 9,000 discontinued shades of color cosmetics dating back to the 1930’s. " Companies never give you a head's up when they discontinue their colors and leaves us hanging when we are devoted to a specific color! This company will be able to help you find/recreate that favorite color like a long lost love!

  • katattack2000
    December 8, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    This is a really nice palette. The colors are nice and its good that you can mix them around to make the perfect shade.

  • Natasha Fatah
    December 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Another giveaway!? Awesome!
    I'm so excited to see who (hopefully I) will win the statement jewelry styling challenge!

    natashafatah at gmail dot com

  • yuni.k
    December 8, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    what a sleek little palette!

  • Danielle
    December 8, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I learned that their Ready to Wear Collection has grown to include over 250 products.


  • Pamela
    December 8, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I learned I'm a warm palette! Always thought I was more cool …

  • emily
    December 8, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Wow, the 12 lipliners with any 100$% purchase is fab!

  • attran7
    December 8, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    I'd love to try their eye shadow trio.

  • kasey0712
    December 9, 2011 at 12:15 am

    I love that you can do a personalized color, and I would really like to check out the watercolours for cheeks that they have. They look great! And the palette you got looks amazing!!

  • Tanya
    December 9, 2011 at 12:17 am

    I've learned that they do make up services (bridal etc) as opposed to just selling makeup. Neat!

  • f
    December 9, 2011 at 12:20 am

    the palette looks really great, im loving the colours provided

  • Laura
    December 9, 2011 at 12:51 am

    I find it really cool that they have a link to what kind of makeup will look good on you, aka cold tones vs warm tones, and a guide to figure out which one you are!
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway,
    Laura S 🙂

  • Christine
    December 9, 2011 at 1:00 am

    I love how they custom blend a product for you!

  • Kelly
    December 9, 2011 at 1:03 am

    Love it!!

  • the buyer
    December 9, 2011 at 1:05 am

    I love how you can do a custom color palette!

  • Kat
    December 9, 2011 at 1:54 am

    I am loving the palette! 🙂

    katch05 at gmail dot com

  • Viviane
    December 9, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Please please! Thumbs up!

  • Natasha xoxo
    December 9, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Such a lovely giveaway…crossing my fingers 🙂

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog
    follow me

  • Jinsight
    December 9, 2011 at 3:04 am

    I definitely prefer natural, nude colors to super bright, at least for my skin color. The palette looks fantastic!

  • T
    December 9, 2011 at 3:29 am

    I love that they can custom blend!

  • AChiang.2015
    December 9, 2011 at 6:45 am

    i love that you can set an appointment to have a blend created personally for you, so unique! can't wait to try it out!

  • cinzee
    December 9, 2011 at 6:55 am

    WOW!!! Uber fab post, Tiffany!!! I love the lip stick palette:) I'm more of a lip gloss girl but recently my sis got me a dark red lip stick from Rimmel London so i can't wait to use it!

    I like it how there's no fragrance in this lipstick palette because i hate it when i used lipsticks that has this weird taste to it (no, i dont eat it but sometimes the tip of your tongue or mouth senses just detects it,lol).

    I've actually not heard of this brand before, i gotta check to see if we have it in HK!!! hehe

    And yes, i do smokey eyes all the time so i guess that means these colors are great for me too!?!?!;)

    p.s. will u be posting any x'mas tree post any time soon? I just had my x'mas tree set up so pls feel free to take a peek if you have time!!:)

    Happy Friday!!!!!! ^___^


  • romanholiday
    December 9, 2011 at 7:08 am

    I've always wanted to try Three Custom Color. Years ago a friend of mine sent them a tiny nubbin of the last remains of her favorite discontinued lipstick, and they were able to recreate it for her! Thank you for this lovely giveaway!

  • Lilly
    December 9, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I learned that the collection hand-designed by them have now over 250 products.
    Thanks for this amazing giveaway! That palette looks great!

  • LatteLove
    December 9, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    They make products from discontinued colors if you send a sample – how cool!

  • mommycamille
    December 10, 2011 at 2:29 am

    This looks like a really great way to try their products!

  • ♥AdamAlexMommy♥
    December 10, 2011 at 6:11 am

    whew! just entered the giveaway… awesome colors!

  • C
    December 10, 2011 at 7:11 am

    I love their bridal page and all the tips!

  • Lauren*Michelle
    December 10, 2011 at 8:30 am

    i love they have a palette called mile high club trio. i love cheeky product names

  • Linnie
    December 10, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Three custom color was started by makeup artists–always a plus for me when people know how to deal with different skin tones.

  • sunshine
    December 11, 2011 at 5:34 am

    would love to try product 😉

  • m
    December 11, 2011 at 7:39 am

    They're able to recreate any make up look! Love that!

  • Ada
    December 11, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I have trouble finding the right lip colours so this is amazing!

  • Karen
    December 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Great giveaway!

  • She's Gonna Snap!
    December 12, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    I would love to win this to try it out.

  • J
    December 13, 2011 at 2:40 am

    Well I learned that you can get discontinued hues of makeup custom made from them!

  • Michelle
    December 13, 2011 at 5:11 am

    I love that palette! And I'd love to try Three Custom Color (they might have to be a very late addition to my Christmas list if I don't win!) Thanks for the great giveaway!

    December 14, 2011 at 12:27 am

    they can help me create a shade I want …wow!

  • Lucy Myers
    December 14, 2011 at 3:34 am

    I have learned that you can create your look based on your skin tone and favorite colors. You don't have to worry because they save the formula they used to create your makeup 🙂

  • Chee Lee - The Shoe Doctor, PhD
    December 15, 2011 at 7:09 am

    I'm always looking for more lipstick! One can never have enough! Fragrance free is even better 🙂

    -Chee, The Shoe Doctor, PhD blog