Monday, February 22, 2010

The Dolls Recommend - Our favorite skin balms

The key to any makeup look is having great skin. The dolls love a dewy, moisturized look and here to soothe winter skin worries are our two favorite skin balms.

First up is Josie Maran Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick. This does-it-all stick is infused with Argan Oil along with Vitamin E and is to be used as a spot treatment for dry itchy skin, cuticles, hydrating any dry spots, smoothing fly-aways and much more! Argan Oil is anti-aging,hydrating, toning and firms skin.

Next up is a balm from Bobbi Brown ,the Extra Smoothing Balm. This pink soother is a perfect potion of Geranium, Avocado and Rosemary and it soothes every area of your body. It does wonders for cuticles, dry areas on your face, chapped lips and even heels. We also love it applied right on  high cheekbones after foundation and blush for the glow that we all are in search of!
The Dolls

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fabulous Finds - Viva Glam Lady Gaga & Cyndi

We have to say that we love the new Viva Glam Lipsticks for Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper! The Dolls don't often go out of our way to buy special promotion products, but while in MAC picking up some other essentials, we swiped the two colors on our hand and we were sold. They are simply gorgeous and easy to wear sheer pink and red lipsticks. These colors would look fabulous on anyone...hence, fabulous find!
They are limited edition, so they will sell out quickly. Every cent raised goes to the MAC AIDS fund to support the fight against HIV/AIDS. Feel good lips!
Cyndi - sheer, coral red with a high lustre finish

Gaga - sheer, cool pink shade with a high lustre finish
The Dolls

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lips of Love? Our favorite red lip picks just in time for Valentine's Day

Red lips...iconic, timeless, daring and edgy, while at the same time, such a classic. With the day of love right around the corner, why not pull out an old classic and embrace the holiday?  Red lips, sealed with a kiss! 
Here are a few of The Makeup Dolls favorite pics for a kissable you...muah muah!

Russian Red, MAC: A phenomenally dark, matte red shade that is long lasting and super rich feeling on the lips. 

Strawberry Lipglaze, Stila: A red lipgloss with a bit of a fuchsia pink to it. It's a great way to wear a red lip without fully committing. 

Hellbent, Kat Von D: This lipstick is a really easy to wear red lipstick, in fact it's a bit more of a pinky red. It has a soft sheen so it fades into the lip with wear a little more gently then say a matte lipstick would. 

The Dolls

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Dolls Recommend - Falling in love again with Brown Eye Liner

The Dolls are falling in love all over again with dark brown eye liner! It has become such a habit to reach for the black for most of our clients and on our own eyes, that our brown eye pencils have long been relegated to the back of our makeup boxes. Well no more! Let's bring those little beauties out from hiding to line and rim to our hearts content. 

Brown pencil and cream liners tend to be a "softer look" for a liner options. It's an especially great choice for a daytime or office look. Smoky brown liner is a fabulous alternative to the traditional smoky black. Why not give it a try next time you are going for the smoky eye, it a bit of a tease. Below are a few of our favorite picks:

MAC Powerpoint in Stubbon Brown


Stila Smudge Pot in Brown for the smoky eye. Use with a small liner brush like the #28 from Stila.

Nars Pencil Eye liner in Mambo (Chocolate Brown)

The Dolls

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Dolls Recommend - Valentine's Day Set from Stila

The Makeup Dolls are always fans of Stila Cosmetics products and this little Valentine's Day Set is no exception! For only $34.00, you get the Black Diamond Mascara (it has shimmer), Kitten shadow (the must have shadow in any collection), Cherry Crush cheek and lip stain (yes you can use it on both) and *1 liquid all over shimmer. 
If you go to Stila's "beautytube" site there is a cute video demonstrating how to apply these products for your perfect Valentine's Day look: We likey, likey! Order here:

The Dolls

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award Winner!

The Makeup Dolls are so excited to have been chosen as a Brides Choice Award Winner for 2010! We are fortunate to be recognized amongst so many amazingly talented colleagues! 
2010 Bride's Choice Awards - Wedding Photographers, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Venues & More
Weddings, Wedding Planning, Wedding Websites, Wedding Checklists

Monday, February 1, 2010

Glammy...we mean Grammy night 2010

We love, love, love award show red carpets! There are so many moments of beauty inspiration that translate perfectly to bridal makeup and hair. The Makeup Dolls Grammy beauty favorites of the night were Jennifer Lopez and Fergie. These ladies rocked two of our favorite looks; sultry sexy and natural glam. 

JLo's makeup is perfectly balanced with smoky brown shadow that rimmed the entire eye with a pop of silver to her lid to add that sparkle. Paired with a peachy blush and lip, her look to steal the show was complete in that silver Versace gown!
Fergie blew us away with her electric blue Pucci mini and with that bright of a gown, she cleverly wore a clean and naturally glam palette of makeup. Smooth and glowing skin is the key to her look, with a pale gold shadow washed across her lids and black liner in the inner rim that gives that added touch. The look was completed with a nude, apricot lip that accentuated her glowing tan. 

Both ladies wore their tresses down; Fergie with a volumized blowout, and JLo with full waves. We love seeing hair down to events, it adds a quality of natural beauty that we love!

The Dolls


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