July 25, 2010

mac/rodarte: my take

** i try to keep this blog as fun as makeup is, but this topic has gotten under my skin... and maybe not for the reason you're thinking...

i'm sure you've heard all about this whole mac/rodarte controversy and what not. i just wanted to take a second and chime in. it's really irritating that mac are being chided for "only" making a $100,000 donation. if it really p*sses people off that much then why aren't they making their own donations? perhaps any monies that they would have spent on this line...

i look at it like this... mac either:

1. really had no clue when they named the nail polish or lipstick or whatever and, therefore, are being super cool in donating money now that people have brought it to their attention

or (the more likely)...

2. mac is an empire. it's a business people. and that business prides itself on marketing. perhaps they knew EXACTLY what they were doing and wanted to shine some light on the plight of the women of juarez.

and, if the latter is the case, then beauty bloggers and everyone else who is up in arms should be finding a useful charity and making donations that will actually go to those women... or, better yet, find out which companies manufacture their products in these hell holes and stop buying them.

don't put it as mac's responsibility to donate all profits to this cause. i think that is highly unfair. i also believe anyone who says they will boycott this line will go right back to the counter when venomous villains comes out or when they run out of their studio fix foundation and that is highly hypocritical if one is so upset with mac.

this is my take. mac provided a little controversy... that controversy shed some light on a topic that has been swept under the rug for ages... that light made people aware and angry about the topic... and that awareness and anger may actually get people to act... and those acts will create change.

thanks mac.

July 19, 2010

lookie what i got...

hiya dollfaces!! it's nordstrom anniversary time again and this year MAC had two great brush sets... one for eyes and one for face. as i have been itching to try their face brushes i went for that set and am completely in like! here's what the set looks like... and yes, it comes with a brush roll!

it comes with a 194 concealer brush... which doubles quite nicely as a lip brush (thanks brandi for mentioning that).

i had been waiting to purchase a 168 blush/contour brush because i knew that this set was coming and i absolutely love it!!
it also comes with the 190 foundation brush and i have been using this to apply concealer under my eyes and blend. it's pretty soft and glides nicely over the skin.
the reason i got the brush set was this beauty. the 187 stippling duo fiber brush. i use this to apply my foundation. i have to say i like it, but i'm not in love with it. :( the hairs are too long and i wish it was more dense. alas, that is why i bought the set... to see what i might want to purchase in full size... the 168? yes! the 187? no.
all in all it will make a great travel set. i will just switch out the 190 and the 194 for a 239 and a 224 and be out the door!

July 05, 2010

testing, testing YOU!!

hiya dollfaces!! i want to get to know YOU better! in an effort to make this a more interactive blog i need your input!! i have 3 questions for you and they are as follows:
1. where in the world are you from??
2. name one of your holy grail products... something you simply CANNOT live without...
3. tell us one piece of beauty advice that you heed...

i would be overjoyed if i could get even half of my followers to respond to this!

as for my responses...
1. southern california, USA
2. shu uemora eyelash curler
3. even if you're exhausted you must always, always wash your face before hitting the sheets!

k, dollfaces... your turn!! don't be shy...