Sunday, September 8, 2013

MAC Viva Glam I - The Original Collection

From the MAC Website:

"The original VIVA GLAM girl is back! Fabulous, chic and utterly outrageous. The electric RuPaul, first face of VIVA GLAM in 1994, now returns with her sexy signature burgundy red Lipstick and a new Lipglass, universal in glamour and appeal."

If you're a fan of MAC, then chances are you've heard of their famous Viva Glam series. Since 1994, MAC has created ten Viva Glam additions. Nineteen years and a plethora of celebrities like Cindi Lauper, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Boy George, and currently Nicki Minaj; it seems that Viva Glam is going strong and here to stay. Now, if you haven't heard of the line, you may be wondering just what the difference is between this and any other MAC release. Well, Viva Glam is more than just pretty shades of lipstick and lipglass; along with the line comes the MAC Aids Fund. With every Viva Glam purchase, 100% of the sale price goes to helping those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. You can find out more about this cause here.

Even though I am a sucker for a red lip, I never got around to trying VG 1 (or any other VG for that matter) outside of a hand swatch on one of my MAC adventures, so the most I can say is that it is a gorgeous satiny red.

I like that MAC is bringing back one of their "originals" as whether you are a new MAC lover or you and the brand go way back, this is a way for the company to not only introduce a new product but it is also giving one of their most iconic products a much needed reboot. With the steady stream of collections and products that MAC releases every year, it can be hard to keep up with the classics.

 It wouldn't be a proper collection unless we got to see a new product so with the re-promote of the VG 1 lipstick comes the new VG 1 lipglass. I have yet to try one myself but from what I've heard of the MAC Lipglasses, they are rich, pigmented, glosses that can be opaque on their own or used to add an extra pop to a lipstick. Whether you love red lips or you just love the fabulous RuPaul, these two products definitely might be worth purchasing, and the best part is, all the while you will have helped a great cause.

Lipstick - Brownish Cool Red (Matte) (Re-promote/Permanent)

Lipglass - Brownish Cool Red

Available in stores September 12th

Much love xo

Friday, September 6, 2013

My One Hundredth Post Giveaway! - CLOSED

Hello lovelies! I honestly cannot believe it but, just a few days ago I officially published my 100th post on this little blog of mine! How amazing is that? Making it to 100 posts is a huge milestone for me, one that I wouldn't have reached had it not been for all of you. To everyone that has ever visited this blog, commented on a post, and even liked my ramblings enough to click the follow button, THANK YOU!

The Goodies:
One reader will receive

Stila's Not So Nude Palette

+ Two mystery prizes!

(Who doesn't like surprises!?)

The Info:

*You must be following Dollface Beauty via GFC or Bloglovin' to enter

*This giveaway is open internationally

*This giveaway will run for 14 days! I will announce the winner first thing September 21st

*All prizes have been purchased by me

*If you are under 18, please make sure you have a parent or guardian's permission before entering

How To Enter:

Simply leave one comment below including the sentence "I love surprises!"

(Please leave a method of contact along with your comment whether it be blog link, twitter page, email, etc.)


This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who entered!

Much love xo

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Confessions Of A Beauty Blogger Tag!

The Questions:

1. How many hours a week do you spend writing/editing posts? I try to write and edit every day but like every blogger, I do get massive writers block at times and so sometimes it may take me days to complete a post.

2. Are you a spender or a saver? I'm a bit of both actually. I do try to save as much as possible but we all know at times there are those products that you need to have so I end up splurging every once in a while.

3. When is it easiest for you to blog? It is actually easiest for me to blog at night once I've gotten home and changed into comfy clothing, I can relax, have a few snacks and think better.

4. What makes writing behind a computer comfortable for you? I love writing and I love reading, these are two of my all time favorite hobbies. I am not by any means "more" comfortable being a behind computer screen, as I am passionate about the things that I write and blog about.

5. What’s your worst makeup/hair habit? I would have to say, my worst makeup habit is using the same pencil for my eyeliner as I do for my brows (absolutely horrible I know! Pretend you don't know this) As for my hair, I would have to say not clipping my hair as much as my hair stylist would like, she can be a bit scissor happy at times! (Hey, what can I say? I like to keep my length!)

6. One quote that you wish the world would live by? Even though it might be cliche I have always believed in being yourself, not being afraid to be who you are and letting your personality shine through no matter how quirky it may be. I think the world would benefit greatly from a lot more honesty and self love.

7. How long do you spend getting ready everyday? It honestly depends on my plans for that day, I can take anywhere from a half hour to 2+ if I really want to get dolled up.

8. Who is your favorite blogger? Ah no! Don't make me answer this! I have SO many favorite bloggers. A couple of my favorites are: ArchedEyebrow, TheCharmingCheshire, Hippopotamuslee, Le PrettyStellar, The Nearsighted Owl, The Plus Side Of Me, and so many more.

9. Who is a blogger that you read who deserves more subscribers than they have? This is a question that I honestly have no interest in answering. We are all hard working, fantastic bloggers with a common goal and we all blog about so many different and amazing things, as for the readers that we have, I prefer to appreciate the ones that I already have and not the ones that I could have.

10. One thing your excited about in the upcoming year? I'm excited about the new year as a whole. It's a new year, a new start, and new adventures! If I had to choose something I would say my big venture to California next Summer.

11. Your most awkward blogging moment? I haven't had one yet (at least I don't think) *phew*

12. How long does it take you to prep for a post? It honestly depends, some blog posts I will write and edit for days or even weeks but others can be very spur of the moment, if an idea strikes my fancy or I see that a new makeup collection is coming out, I can have it done within a few hours.

13. Are you wearing pants(jeans/skirt) right now or are you actually wearing pajama bottoms? Well, considering it is almost midnight, I have absolutely no problem admitting that I am in a ratty tee shirt and pajama shorts

14. What are you most proud of in your life? Oh man, I hate to "toot my own horn" so to speak but thankfully in life I have been a very lucky person and have a lot to be proud of: overcoming major illnesses, adopting my furbabies, starting my blog, etc. It's hard to pick just one thing because I have been fortunate to experience so many wonderful things.

Well, that's it for me lovelies, my beauty blogger confessions! I'm headed off to bed now but here comes the best part of all, tagging all of you so that I can happily read yours! If you want to do this tag, by all means, take it, have fun, and be sure to leave a link to your post in the comments below!

I Tag:

Much love xo

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

MAC Retro Matte Collection - Available Now

From the MAC Website:

"Inspired by Ruby Woo's overwhelming popularity and one-of-a-kind texture, MAC introduces new bold shades in its Retro Matte finish. Eye-catching colours like Dangerous and All Fired Up create a look that's fiercely feminine. MAC also premieres Pro Longwear Lip Pencils in a vibrant colour palette, giving this long-lasting and transfer-proof lip pencil an exhilarating makeover."

Steady Going - Light Pink (Retro Matte)

Runway Hit - Light Nude (Retro Matte)

Dangerous - Orange-y Red (Retro Matte)

Relentlessly Red - Bright Pinkish Coral (Retro Matte)

All Fired Up - Bright Fuchsia (Retro Matte)

Flat Out Fabulous - Bright Plum (Retro Matte)

Ruby Woo - Vivid Blue Red (Retro Matte) (Re-promote/Permanent)

Fixed on Drama - Rich Wine (Retro Matte)

In Anticipation - Soft Yellow Pink

Staunchly Stylish - Pink Beige

Shock Value - Bright Pink Cream

Dynamo - Bright Peony

High Energy - Bright Orange Red Cream

Trust in Red - Bright Cool Red Cream

More to Love - Intense Bluish Pink

Fashion Boost - Bright Purple Cream

Long gone are the days of breaking out the ole' makeup pouch to constantly reapply...and reapply...and ahem, reapply your lipstick after the tiniest sip of water to the biggest meal. Finally, after waiting for what seems like forever, MAC is releasing an all matte lip collection with new shades that have me officially jumping up and down (and no, I am not kidding...okay maybe I didn't quite JUMP but I did produce a very odd squeal of delight). How GORGEOUS are these shades? As a matte lip girl at heart, you KNOW that I am ALL over this collection. I personally have my eyes fixed on, Fixed On Drama (see what I did there? Okay, you're right..that was terrible) which from the swatches I've seen is an absolutely stunning deep brownish wine shade. Dangerous is quite the gorgeous shade as well but reminds me too much of Lady Danger and Scarlet Ibis, both of which I already own. Can one really own too many orange-y red lipsticks? I plead the fifth.

If you're not sure of the difference in formula, retro mattes have a much drier texture compared to the regular matte lipsticks which have a slight sheen, in turn this makes them incredibly long lasting. While I personally have never tried the retro matte texture before, a la the famous Ruby Woo (shocker right?) I know from reviews that these little bullets pack an amazing punch.

Now unfortunately, there seems to be a huge discrepancy on whether this entire collection is permanent or whether some items are limited edition. MAC officials, those with sources close to MAC, as well as MAC employees are all giving conflicting information. It is because of this that I advise anyone that plans on making a purchase from this collection to treat it as limited edition until we know more. 
Available in stores September 12th

Huge thank you to the Specktra forum for the info!

Much love & Happy Shopping! xo

Monday, September 2, 2013

New MAC Pro Longwear Shades - Available Now

From the MAC Website:

"Introducing new shades of Pro Longwear for eyes and face. Ranging from light to dark to perfectly match any skin tone, Pro Longwear Foundation and Concealer keep skin fresh and flawless in formulas lasting up to 15 hours. Pro Longwear Paint Pots deliver highly dimensional colour with a luxurious finish while Pro Longwear Eye Liner defines eyes with a dense, water-resistant formula that glides on comfortably and stays for 12 hours, in seven new shades from eggplant to brilliant sheer gold."

Paint Pot: $20.00

Chrome Angel - Platinum Silver
Let's Skate -  Pale Pink w/Pearl (Pearl)
Perky - Creamy Coral w/White Pearl
Rubenesque - Golden Peach w/ Gold Pearl (Frost)
Layin' Low - Creamy Beige
Clearwater - Seafoam
Antique Diamond - Frosted Olive Silver (Pearl)
Camel Coat - Muted Beige
Tailor Grey - Muted Grey
Stormy Pink - Muted Purple Grey
Constructivist - Metallic Brown w/ Red Pearl (Frost)
Blackground - Black Grey w/ Multi Color (Frost)

Powerline - Muted Gold
Devotion - Deep Army Green
Strong Willed - Deep Eggplant
Definitely Black - Deep Black




242 Shader Brush - $25.00
195 Concealer Brush - $24.00
193 Angled Foundation Brush - $34.00

Available now online
In stores September 5th

Much love & Happy Shopping! xo

Sunday, September 1, 2013

IT Cosmetics Now Available At Ulta!

Good news IT Cosmetics fans! Like Mally Beauty, yet another QVC brand can now be found gracing Ulta's shelves! The brand has officially made the move and is now available both online and in select stores as of today September 1st

I have heard great things about IT and I'm happy to see that Ulta is finally expanding their lineup, especially to those that were previously only available online. I know that I'm not the only one to prefer purchasing cosmetics in actual brick and mortar stores as you're able to swatch and at the very least see in person before taking the plunge and making a purchase. (Let's not even go into the pain in the ass that is physically shipping back returns and exchanges). Unfortunately though, for some of you, online ordering will still be the only option as IT and Mally are only available in select stores. Is it a step up? Yes. Is the limited availability still a bummer for some? Absolutely. Hopefully one day Ulta can expand to at least carry the basics in all stores.

If any of my local Ulta stores are carrying the brand, I will be going in the next few days to take photos and swatches!

Much love & Happy Shopping! xo

#BlogYourSocksOffSeptember & My 100th Blog Post!

During the month of September I will be blogging every single day (& more if I feel I can) to kickstart my blog into Autumn! The idea is to post on your blog every single day of the month, whether it is beauty, lifestyle, fashion, food or whatever YOU want to blog about. We can all get stuck at some point, perhaps you get writer's block - but 'Blog your socks of September' is going to hopefully bring back your blogging mojo, bring along new blog readers and let you interact with other bloggers taking part in the challenge! 

* Blog every day in the month of September - you can even blog more if you're up to it! 

* Include the hashtag #BlogYourSocksOffSeptember in any tweets you want other bloggers taking part in the challenge to see 

* You can also add this snazzy button to your blog to let your readers know that you are taking part in this challenge, and to spread the word to other bloggers too. 

*Feel free to comment on this page leaving a link to your blog and/or twitter handle (mine is @MsDollfaceD) if you are going to be taking part in this challenge

On a side note, I have now hit my 100th blog post! How amazing is that? To celebrate and as a thank you to all of you lovely readers, I have decided to host my biggest giveaway yet! And nope, I will not be giving away any hints until said post, you will just have to stay tuned!

Much love xo