Sorry I’ve been away for a while, if you’ve read my last blog post you’ll know April wasn’t my best month and it’s been busy, but I’m here now!
I’ve been really lucky in terms of events for May, and I can never get over how excited it makes me to be invited and how lucky I feel for it. Particularly so recently with Doll Beauty.
Doll Beauty are a brand that I’ve been following for about 8 months now (I was lured in by the packaging I’m not going to lie), and from there I’ve seen the brand take off and just gain success after success. They started as an e-commerce brand (so online only) and now they’re available in Topshop stores across the country and their line has developed and ugh. I’m just so happy for them, because they’re great.
Anyway. Flashback to a few weeks ago, I was invited to a secret masterclass by Doll Beauty in Topshop Bullring and I couldn’t say no. In fact, I switched shifts at work so I would have time to go, I’m not missing it.
The event was super successful, however, I think I was the only person there who wasn’t a trained MUA, so it wasn’t my crowd in that sense and I felt a bit out of place. But! Every day is a learning day and I picked up a lot of tips and tricks from the MUA of the event, @_styled.by.abrahams_ My top 4 being:
- If you’re into carving in your eyebrows (I can’t say its something I’ve ever done) Nip+Fab concealer is, apparently, the best
- YOU CAN USE GEL EYELINER FOR GLITTER GLUE (potentially a game changer)
- Helen E glitter is The. One.
- If you’re using a bronzer, go from the tip of your ear to the bridge of your nose.
In all honesty, the heavy make up look, isn’t for me, but I 100% appreciate the artistry, time and skill that goes into the look. It’s really current and super instagram-friendly.
The focuses for Doll Beauty have been lashes and highlighter and I am ALLLLLLL about highlighter. They have launched two highlighters Shine Bright and Like A Diamond. I have the Like A Diamond highlighter and it’s fucking brilliant. It’s only £15 for 12g which you can buy in Topshop stores, http://www.dollbeauty.co.uk or now via Beauty Bay. Don’t be surprised if you can’t get your hands on one for a bit, they sell out fast. Just sayin’.
Let’s talk about eyelashes. I’m going to make a confession. Never before Doll Beauty have I used eyelashes that I haven’t been able to buy in like Superdrug or Boots. I KNOW. I’ve heard a lot about about different brands through Instagram but I’ve never bought any because how will I know I like ’em if I can’t see them properly in real life? I mean, now you can so get yourself to Topshop. These lashes are drama from tip to tip. If you’re going out out, or just live for the dramatic look, these will give you life.
They’re £10 per pair for a mink pair, £5 for human hair. I was given the mink lashes:
- Chloe Elizabeth (faves)
If you’re a MUA or makeup enthusiast, I can’t recommend Doll Beauty enough, it’s sleek, it’s pretty and they’re bloody good products. (If you manage to get your hands on some of their lash glue please can you send me some, it sells out in seconds and is apparently, the best).
Other sweet little bits that came with the bundle I got from the lovely ladies was the Doll Beauty heart shaped compact mirror (£8), the gorgeous pink vinyl Doll Beauty make up bag (£15) and a Doll Addict t-shirt (£20) all of which can be bought online. The make up bag is honestly the cutest thing in my room right now. Even looking at it makes me feel like a princess.
Have a lovely day!
If you have any questions or if you’ve tried Doll Beauty before, show me what looks you’ve made so I can have some inspo for my lashes!