Tag Archives: Makeup

Smocks && Scissors

23 Aug

Well babydolls, the verdict is in… I love school! My first week was awesome! I jumped right into the curriculum and have been soaking it up like  a sponge. My first test was this past Wednesday and I scored 107%!!! *takes a bow* Thank you, thank you (lol)

I have started my haircutting lesson and already I’m snipping away! I tried my hand a graduated hair cut this past weekend and I must admit it turned out very well. My instructor evaluated it and agreed that it was very well shaped. I’ve posted pics below.

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For more pics of my makeup looks and ‘dos, visit DollFace Productions’ Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/dollfaceproductionsllc

As always Peace and Bleesings babydolls and remember to preserve the pretty 😉

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Video, lightening, and white balance… OH MY!!! o_O

22 Jul

In my quest to bring DollFace Productions into the 21st century and give you guys a tutorial, I have been working on the video thing. Its really not an easy thing! Like who knew??? So anyways, please be patient and work with me while I get this right.

&&Because iHeart you all so very very much, I will leave you with a few eye candies today!

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Quick Updates 7/19

19 Jul

Happy Monday DollFace!!!! I awoke to a bright and sunny day this morning! I hope that you all are having a very enjoyable Monday and that the day continues to be an awesome one for you.

Today’s post is very quick. I have a few updates for you all and an even bigger “To Do” list for myself. Great, wonderful, marvelous and awesome things are happening here at DollFace Productions. God has really put His hand all up in it and opened doors for me. I’m so excited for what’s to come! There are some things that I can’t share at this moment but rest assured that as they begin to unfold and take flight, I will be posting and updating you all.

So on to the updates: Well as some of you may have read from my Facebook page and tweets, the raw materials that I was so patiently awaiting finally arrived! I woke up last Wednesday morning to the sound of the screen door closing and the UPS truck pulling off… nothing as ever sounded sweeter that early in the morning LOL. I got to work immediately on a nu hair product (a post to follow shortly). It is currently in the hands- and hair-  of my eager testers, giving it a try. I’m very anxious to hear the feedback for this one!

DollFace is also currently undergoing a “move” of sorts. I’m running out of space here at my house to store all of my materials so to accommodate things, I am making space anyway I can and storing some things with a few good friends of mine. Production is still going to be a little slow while I transition through this so please patient and forgiving with me. Also, affected by this is Makeup Monday. Sorry but today there won’t be any pics of makeup looks. Not to fret though my dear, I will have some posted by the weekend!

Lastly,  I need some ideas/ input! I welcome all comments and suggestions. Let me know what you guys think, what you would like to see (makeup and product wise), any comments you may have. To kick-start this, there is a poll below for you to answer. I’m in search of a nu natural fragrance so tell me what your favs are and if your fav isn’t on the list then write me and tell me about it!

Makeup Monday: Ivy Eyes…………………….. [7/12]

12 Jul

Its Makeup Monday babydolls!!! YAY *cheers* So this past weekend and most of last week,  I was on a SERIOUS makeup haul. I mean it was really really out of control… like way out of control. I’m going to try to recap all of what I purchased:

  • Hard Candy Ginormous Lash volumizing mascara in Electric blue
  • Hard Candy Walk the Line liquid eyeliner in Praline
  • Hard Candy Take Me Out Liner eyeliner pencil in Sushi
  • Hard Candy Take Me Out Liner eyeliner pencil in Luxe
  • Hard Candy Lash Call lengthening mascara in Punk
  • Love My Eyes liner pencil in Black
  • elf Brow Brush and Comb (ONLY $1!!! SHUT UP)
  • elf Mineral Foundation
  • elf Mineral Concealer
  • elf High Definition Powder
  • elf Kabuki brush
  • Brush cleaner
  • elf Brow pencil
  • elf Lip pencil
  • elf Lashes
  • BH Cosmetics 120 color palette 1st edition
  • BH Cosmetics 10pc Brush set

I think that’s all of it… I think 😕 I could be wrong 😮 YIKES! ….But on to the business at hand

So today is Makeup Monday and I tried my hand at vlogging (video blogging) the application of my look…. it didn’t go too well. So I’m going to stick with the slide shows and music til I get it together on the vlogging.

This look was inspired by my babygirl Ivy (she is a cat). I found her under my car when she was just 6 weeks old. Someone had abandoned her in the dead of summer while it was scathing hot out (animal cruelty is NOT cool)!!!  She is one year old now and a true character! Ivy is a Siamese cat with crystal blue eyes and a chocolate mask. To say her look is exotic is an understatement. Sometimes her eyes change color depending on her mood and the lightening.

Ivy

So here are my pics of my Ivy Eyes

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Hope you enjoyed it Babydolls! I promise to work on my video technique so I can post a tutorial of what I’m doing (plz be patient). As always any questions or comments are welcomed.

Its All in the Lips

1 Jul

One thing iheart about being a beautiful Black women is my thinkness. When I went off to college (CU stand up!) I was introduced to a saying: “She thick up bo!” (Shout out to “De Chuck”) Whenever this was said, you automatically knew that whoever it was said about had hips thighs and a round derrière. She was sexy and curvy… and I was one of those girls… right down to my lips . My lips are full and thick just like the rest of my body. I will never need fillers or injections, plumpers or Botox. My lips look good when they are glossed up (my lip gloss be popping lol), when they are bare  and even when I’m eating a meal. So today’s makeup post is all about the lips.

There are many things you can do with the lips. There are tons of colors you can try with different finishes and hues. I’m going to break down the 411 on the “lip lingo” for you Babydolls that dare to go there.

Gloss: a transparent cosmetic that gives a shiny appearance to the lips. It can be colored or nude. Depending on who manufactured the gloss, some may be scented or flavored. All glosses are not created equal however; because there is some type of wax in gloss, finding the perfect formulation is key. If a gloss is sticky, it may be old or just cheap. You want something that feels luxurious and silky when applied. I won’t say that  more $$$ equals better gloss; what I will say is that reputable companies produce better gloss. When it boils down to it, picking your favorite gloss is a personal choice.

Lipstick: a crayon-like wax or oil based cosmetic used to add color and definition to the lips. Lipsticks can either be sheer or matte.

Matte lipsticks are opaque and very rich and uber dramatic! If you’re trying to make a statement, then doll this is the ticket! Matte lipstick offers long lasting color… just be sure to swipe on some lip balm before applying your lipstick.

Sheer lipsticks are exactly that… sheer! These lipsticks are similar to gloss in that they are easy to apply and nourishing, however, sheer lipsticks don’t have as much shine as lip gloss. You will often find lipstick/ gloss duos in coordinating colors.

Lip Stain: a cosmetic product that contains a water or gel base and some colorant. These products must be applied quickly and accurately (as the name implies, lip stain will stain or mark your skin). When applied correctly, lip stain can give you that plump, naturally flushed lip look. Most lip stains are rosey or berry hued. To remove lip stain, use a cream based makeup remover like Ponds cold cream.

Lip liner: a colored cosmetic crayon used to define the shape of the lips. Lip liner also helps in the “staying power” of your lipstick/stain/gloss. It can be used as a filler or shader for those of us that have a darker top lip than bottom as well.

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Weekend Inspiration: Big Beautiful Lashes

28 Jun

Happy Monday Babydolls!!!! I hope that everyone had an eventful and fun weekend. I very much enjoyed mine AND I received some awesome inspiration!!! This week will be totally devoted to makeup. I’m mainly focusing on eyes and skin this week. I will also give tips on caring for your makeup brushes and other tools.

Today’s post is all about falsies (fake eye lashes). I love falsies because they add so much drama to the eyes and really make them *POP*. I love love LOVE strip lashes. They scream old school sass and femininity. Nothing like batting those baby browns to get what you want from the booski LOL. But seriously though Babydoll, lashes are a great way to spice up your look and it is relatively easy to apply them.

Lash set from Sephora

Here’s what you’ll need:

1. lashes (your choice of strip or individual)
2. glue ( using dark brown or black lash glue dries with no white flakes)
3. tweezers
4. manicure or hair scissors

If you are using strip lashes, my advice is to cut them in half to make application easier. You can even cut them in fourths but be careful with this method so that when you apply the lashes they don’t look jagged and uneven. Once you have cut your strips or opened the packaging on your individuals, you can begin applying them. Squeeze out a little glue and holding the lash with your tweezers, dip the weft end in the glue. Wait about 15 to 20 seconds; this allows the glue to become tacky and less runny. Ensure that you don’t apply too much glue; you will have trouble removing them. Apply the lashes as close to your natural lash line as you can get them. Hold them in place with the tweezers for 10 seconds to set and release. Keep applying lashes until you have achieved your desired fullness and look. Once you have finished applying lashes, follow with a few coats of your fav. mascara. Personally I dig (with a major passion) Chanel Exceptionnel Lash! It has a 6-sided brush that is to DIE for! I also love love love Dior Show. Whatever brand you decide to use is up to you. From here, you can let your imagination run wild! Experiment with eyeliner and create sexy  60’s cat eyes or get golden like the 70’s. To remove them, simply use a eye makeup remover.

Here are a few pics of my eyes after I used lashes.

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