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Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette Collector Edition

Just a very quick post today, to show you this Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette Collector Edition palette. This contains four wet-and-dry formula powder shadows (Wear them dry for a subtle, shimmery effect, and wet if you’re looking for deeper pigmentation)…

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Beauty Closet Clearout: January "empties"

Back at the start of the month, I declared my resolution to finally use up some of the half-finished bottles of body lotion and other products that have been lurking at the back of the bathroom cupboard for God knows…

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Clarins Limited Edition Palette Eclat Face & Blush Powder

Clarins Limited Edition Palette Eclat Face & Blush Powder, £30 Hey, Dollfaces! Just a very quick post to show you some photos of this beautiful Clarins Limited Edition Palette Eclat Face & Blush Powder palette.  This, as the name suggests, is…

The Daily Drawer: December

I know we’re coming up to halfway through January, but here’s a quick look back at my most-used products of December, as found in my Daily Drawer… Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long-Lasting Foundation in Alabaster The Lancome foundation I was…

New Year Beauty Resolutions

Happy New Year, everyone! I took a bit of a break over the holiday period, but am hoping to get back into the swing of things again now we’re into the new year, and I thought I’d start off with…

Review: Sally Hansen Peptide Lip Line Treatment

Please excuse the battered condition of this bottle, everyone: I bought this product back in the summer, and finally squeezed the last drops out of it a couple of weeks ago, so it’s been hanging around the house for a…

The Daily Drawer: November

Not long after I got my new makeup storage drawers, I realised there was just one downside to my newly-organised collection:  as nice as it was to have a designated drawer for each type of product, it did mean that every morning,…

Lipstick Comparison: MAC Ruby Woo vs Revlon Really Red

  Earlier this week I promised a quick comparison of Revlon’s ‘Really Red’ lipstick and MAC’s ‘Ruby Woo’, which it’s often compared to, so here it is! You can see the two colours in their respective tubes above, and here’s what…

A cheap new makeup storage solution

Earlier this year, I realised it was time my makeup moved to a new home. Up until recently, my collection had resided in a silver Sephora train case, which had spilled over into a random selection of bags, drawers, and…

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Trying out the Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick in shade 01 – bright red! Full review to come…

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Review: Kelly Brook for New Look makeup collection

As I’m sure some of you knew, actress Kelly Brook has collaborated with New Look a few times now with clothing lines, and this autumn she also launched her first ever makeup line for the high street brand.  I’ve been…

Review: Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Serum

If I was rich, I’d go out and buy every single product Peter Thomas Roth cared to make. But I’m not, so I have to thank the kind people at fashion and beauty site Zalando for sending me this tube of…

Batiste RED: dry shampoo for redheads now available

Yesterday I brought you the sad tidings that the Botanics Radiant Red line had been discontinued. How we mourned. Today, though, I have some better tidings for redheads, with the news that Batiste Dry Shampoo is now FINALLY available in a version…

Review: Nicky Clarke professional flexi-stylers

(Hello! Long time no see! Mr Dollface is currently in the middle of a re-design of the site, after which the plan is to get back to some kind of semi-regular posting schedule. That’s taking slightly longer than we’d expected,…

Budget Beauty: Lacura Beauty Lipstick in 403

Of all of the lipsticks and glosses I own, the one I’ve been wearing most often recently is a Lacura Beauty lipstick, which is available at Aldi for a massive £1.99. Aldi offered to send me this a few weeks…

January Glossybox

Greetings, Dollfaces! I’ve been having a hectic few days, so am just popping very quickly to show you the contents of my January Glossybox which, coming at the end of the month, actually had more of a February/Valentine’s Day theme…

Products for Pale Skin: NARS Illuminator in ‘Orgasm’

It happened again last week. I was out visiting family, and a casual acquaintance of theirs – a woman I’ve only met a few times – suddenly zeroed in on my pasty complexion. “Are you feeling OK?” she asked, cutting across the…

Thierry Mugler Womanity Eau de Parfum

This bottle of Thierry Mugler’s ‘Womanity’ dropped through my door a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been trying to work out what I think of it ever since. As regular readers will know, describing scents is not my strong…

Review: MAC Fluidline Gel Liner

As you can probably see from the state of the box, this little tub of MAC Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel has seen better days. That’s because I use it a lot. This wasn’t always the case, though. You see, this is actually…

Philosophy Fun in the Frosty Air and Jingle Joy gift sets

Curmudgeonly Confession coming up: I’m not a huge fan of Christmas. Oh, don’t get me wrong: I love the day itself. I just don’t really enjoy the run-up to it, what with  all of the hysteria, the Christmas-Carols-in-Spetember, the crazed…

Review: Nanoblur Optical Cream

Nanoblur is possibly one of the most-hyped beauty products of the year so far: it’s one of those “quick fix” creams, which doesn’t offer long-lasting changes to your appearance, but DOES promise to make you look younger and better while…

Glossybox November 2011

Hey, Dollfaces! I’m currently laid up with a heavy cold, so I hope you’ll forgive a very lazy post, the purpose of which is simply to show you the contents of this month’s Glossybox, which was a very welcome surprise…

Review: HD Brows eye and brow palette

This HD Brows Eye and Brow Palette came as part of the Glossybox I was sent last month, and although it’s taken me a while to get round to reviewing it, I’ve used it every single day since it arrived,…

Review: Babyliss Big Hair Rotating Styler

As the owner of fine, terminally limp hair, the quest for volume is a never-ending one, and when I heard various friends raving about the Babyliss Big Hair, I knew I would have to try one. This is a rotating…

MAC Packed to Go Shape & Perfect Makeup Brush Kit

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’m on a bit of a mission to sort out my makeup collection at the moment, and one of my resolutions was to buy some new makeup brushes. My current brush collection…

Review: Neal & Wolf Harmony Intensive Care Treatment

As I mentioned last week, one of the products inside my surprise Glossybox was a full-sized tube of Neal & Wolf’s Harmony Intensive Care Treatment for hair. One of the great things about Glossybox, of course, is that it gives…

Glossybox October 2011

Last week I sitting at my desk typing away, when the doorbell rang. It was the postman, delivering this surprise Glossybox: totally unexpected, but very welcome, especially in the middle of a rainy, dull kind of week! For those of…

Review: Lancome Genifique Soleil SPF 30

Just a very quick post today: I don’t have a huge amount to say about this product, but as sunscreen is such a big deal for me, especially at this time of year, I thought I’d just quickly show you…

Review: Dainty Doll liquid foundation in 02 – Light

This week, my continuing search for foundation for pake skin led me back to the Dainty Doll line, by Nicola Roberts, and specifically to the new liquid foundation, which is £22 at Harrods. I was sent this as a review sample,…

Review: Revlon Scented Nail Enamel

I haven’t worn nail polish on my fingernails for a long time now, because, honestly, my nails and cuticles are such an absolute disgrace to humanity that I’ve been just trying to pretend they don’t exist instead. When this quartet…

Review: The Save My Face Pillow

Remember the Save My Face Pillow I wrote about earlier this year? I couldn’t resist buying one. I mean, I say “I couldn’t resist”. I kinda felt like I had no option: I was waking up every morning looking like…

Review: All For Eve lipstick in Eve Red

A few weeks ago, as some of you may have read over at Forever Amber, I was sent a Glossybox to try out. I was pretty impressed with Glossybox in general, but I was most impressed by the inclusion of…

Review: Lacura Face Care Multi-Intensive Serum

I promised a review of this a couple of weeks ago, but didn’t get round to it, so as you can see from the photo, my particular bottle of Lacura’s Multi-Intensive Serum has been well used since then. As you…

Review: Rimmel Soft Khol Kajal Eye Pencil

Although I’ve already found my Holy Grail eyeliner (Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil), the fact that it’s just a little bit pricier than I’d ideally like means that I still have a tendency to pick up cheaper pencils…

Pearly Wipes: Keep Your Teeth Pearly White!

So, I love coffee and I love red wine. And by that I mean I REALLY love coffee and red wine. Neither of those drinks love my teeth, however: both cause staining and discoloration, and as I’m sure you all…

Review: Balenciaga Paris perfume

The arrival of a package from Balenciaga was definitely one of the high points of last week for me (mind you, last week was the week I decided it would be an awesome idea to cut my own hair, so…

Review: Remington Spin Curl hairdryer

Greetings, Dollfaces! Today I come to kill you, mwahaha! OK, OK, I jest. It’s not a strangely-shaped weapon, it’s a hairdryer. To be specific, it’s the Remington Spin Curl hairdryer, and it’s responsible for the huge pile o’frizz you see…

Jean Paul Gaultier ‘Fragile’ Body Lotion

Confession: I don’t like body lotion. Well, actually, that’s not quite true. I love the smell of body lotion. I love the feel of it. I really like the idea of it. But although my bathroom cabinet is currently filled…

Michael Kors Very Hollywood scented ink pen

Do not adjust your sets, readers: I know this is a pen you’re looking at, but there is a connection to the world of beauty products, and I’m not just referring to the ones you can see in the photo, I’m…

Review: Invisalign Clear Braces

As those of you with very good memories may recall, at around this time last year, I started using Invisalign clear braces to straighten my crooked, gappy teeth. I actually finished my treatment a few weeks ago (I would actually…

Pillow lines and how to avoid them

When I was on holiday in December, I was putting my makeup on one morning when I noticed two huge creases on my forehead. These creases were diagonal, and ran from my hairline down my temple, unlike the other lines…

NOTD: Barry M nail paint in Bright Red

Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re all, “Barry M, AGAIN? And MORE red nail polish? Does this chick even realise there are other brands and colours out there?” I do, I do, I promise. But I also don’t really…

Review: Eyelure Naturalities False Eyelashes in 101

Over the holiday period, I tend to develop a bit on an over-reliance on false eyelashes. Well, I mean, if you can’t have totally ridiculous lashes at Christmas time, when can you? These are my current favourites: they’re from Eyelure’s ‘Naturalities’…

Review: Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Parfum

As my regular readers may recall, although I’ve admired the design of Marc Jacobs’ ‘Daisy’ for a while now, I hadn’t actually sampled what was inside, so when this gorgeous red bottle dropped through the door, courtesy of Coty, which…

Beauty Products of the Month: November 2010 Edition

Just a few favourite products for last month: November is traditionally one of the busiest months of the year for me, because I’m frantically preparing for the holidays, and as I mentioned earlier this week, it doesn’t leave me much time…

Review: Fade Out Anti-Shadow Brightening Eye Cream

So, can we talk about the dark circles under my eyes again? Oh, come on, it’s been at least 24 hours since I last mentioned them… As you may recall, I’ve been using Fade Out’s Anti-Shadow Brightening Eye Cream on…

Review: Eyelure Eye Candy Individual False Eyelashes

It’s another day, so it must be time for another Eyelure Eye Candy review! This time I’m trying out the brand’s individual false eyelashes, and for the benefit of those of you who’re looking for a more detailed guide to…

Review: GOSH large powder brush

I’m sure I don’t need to point out to regular readers that I’ve been on a bit of a GOSH kick lately. I’ve had a lot of luck with the brand, which I think is, in many cases, a good mid-price…

Review: Clinique High Lengths Mascara

Along with the holiday compact I reviewed last week, Clinique also sent me a tube of their High Lengths Mascara, which, being the mascara addict I am, I greeted with great excitement. I actually wrote about this mascara back in January,…

More Eye Candy False Eyelashes!

This is the second set of false eyelashes I received from Eyelure’s new Eye Candy range last month, and as you can see from the packaging, these promise to give you “thicker, fuller lashes”. Well, let’s just put that to…

Review: Goody Volume Boost Hair Comb

A few weeks ago, like the absolute sucker I am, I raced out and bought one of Goody’s Volume Boost Combs, which is designed to, er, boost the volume of your hair. That’s it  in the image above, looking a…

Review: GOSH Velvet Touch Foundation Primer

My beloved Smashbox Photo Finish Primer has got to that stage where there’s so little left that it only gets to come out on special occasions, and rather than pony up the cash for a new tube, I decided to…

Beauty Products I Loved: October 2010

I can’t quite believe it’s the end of October already – it feels like just a couple of days ago that I was putting together my favourite beauty products of September, but rather than dwelling on the speedy passing of…

Marc Jacobs ‘Daisy’ solid perfume ring

You know Christmas is coming when Marc Jacobs releases a solid perfume, cocktail ring shaped version of his popular ‘Daisy’ perfume, don’t you? This is the latest incarnation of the aforementioned ring, and is slightly more subtle than previous incarnations…

Review: Rodial Glamtox Night

When I tell you this face cream costs £88, you’re going to instantly realise that I didn’t go out and buy it myself, but in the name of full disclosure, let the record reflect that this was sent to me…

Review: Wella Lifetex Color Reflex Mask in Red

When I wrote about my search for a replacement for John Frieda’s discontinued ‘Radiant Red’ colour mask last month, a couple of you suggested Wella’s Lifetex range, and last week I finally got around to ordering myself a tube of…

Dollface Reviews: Boots No. 7 Foundation Brush

My makeup brushes are all badly in need of replacing, and rather than remortgaging my house to buy a completely new set all at the same time (OK, so I’m exaggerating here, but only a little bit…) I’ve decided to…

My favourite beauty products of September

I can’t quite believe it’s October already, can you? This has been the fastest year ever, so before we consign September to memory forever, I thought I’d take a quick look back at five of the products that have been…

Review: Lancome Hypnose Precious Cells Mascara

If you’re blessed with a very good memory, you may well remember me mentioning that I’d picked up a tube of Lancome’s Hypnose Precious Cells mascara at the airport this summer. And that was pretty much all I ever said…

Review: GOSH Brow Kit and Defining Brow Gel

A couple of days ago, I received a bag full of GOSH goodies to try out, and as soon as I saw these two brow products, I leapt upon them with an enthusiasm that only the straggly-browed among you will be…

Review: Liz Earle Naturally Active Haircare

I’ve been using Liz Earle’s skincare products for a few months now, so when they contacted me to ask if I’d like to try out their new haircare range, I obviously wasn’t going to say no! Using the same principles…

Review: The Burt’s Bees Facial Kit

I picked up this little kit ages ago now, but such is the state of my “products still to try” drawer, that I didn’t get round to trying it until this weekend. I don’t know about anyone else, but for…

Crabtree & Evelyn ‘Iris’ Eau de Toilette

Earlier this week I was sent a bottle of Crabtree and Evelyn’s new ‘Iris’ eau de toilette to try out, and I’ve been wearing it every day since it arrived. This is actually my first experience of Crabtree and Evelyn,…

Review: Johnson’s Daily Essentials skin care range

[Disclosure: these products were sent to me as review samples] I love Johnson’s. Their famous Baby Lotion is one of my constantly repurchased products: no matter how many other skin lotions I try, nothing is guaranteed to make my legs…

Hair Products: Why are redheads always overlooked?

Well, Dollfaces, I’m pleased to report that last week’s haircut was far less traumatic than I’d anticipated and so, to celebrate, I headed to Boots to buy myself some new hair products. (Is it just me who always wants to…

Tweezerman Betsey Johnson Slant Tweezer Collection

I’m a huge Tweezerman fan, and they’re one of those brands I genuinely don’t begrudge paying a little extra for: when you have a mono-brow like mine, trust me, you’ll pay whatever it takes to keep it under control. I…

Review: Boots No. 7 Exceptional Definition Mascara

Boots No. 7′s Exceptional Definition Mascara claims it’s about to “transform the way women wear mascara”. Naturally, then, I was as excited as a kid at Christmas when it landed on my desk, because a new mascara? That’s going to…

La-Tweez pro illuminating tweezers

As my fellow unibrow owners will understand, you need a lot of light to keep the beast under control – in fact, many’s the time I’ve found myself pressed up against a window, or balancing on a chair to get…

Review: Boots 17 Wild Curl Mascara

As longtime readers will know, when it comes to mascara, I’m all about the curl – or about holding the curl in place, anyway. A product can lengthen and thicken as much as it wants, but there’s nothing like a…

Dollface Reviews: Revlon ColorStay Makeup in 110 (Ivory)

I mentioned Revlon’s ColorStay Makeup in my roundup of foundations for pale skin last week, but as this is the foundation I’ve been reaching for most often recently I figured a “proper” review was in order, too! I picked this…

Review: Liz Earle foot care range

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m a runner. I’m not a FAST runner, I hasted to add. You won’t find me winning any races (or even entering them, for that matter), but two or three times…

Review: Plump & Shine lip gloss in “nude”

(I know the lighting came out different in these two photos, but  I promise they’re both the same lips!) I always find plumping lip products difficult to review, because having tried about eleventy-one of them over the years, I’ve come…

Carmex Lip Balm now available in strawberry

I know I’m not the only Carmex lover out there, so I thought my fellow fans might like to know that the lip balm is now available in a fruity, strawberry flavour! The balm still contains the usual ingredients – menthol,…

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss lip colour: swatches

A box! A box! What’s in the box?! Lip gloss! Today just got about 46.76% better than it already was. (Also: cute little case, no?) This is Estee Lauder’s new Pure Color Gloss, which launches this month, and is available…