Summer Makeup: Melt Proof Your Makeup in 3 steps.

Spring greetings doll babies!

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Summer and one question I always encounter around this time of the year is: How do I get my makeup to stay on in all this heat? Good question! No easy answers. Let’s just say that there are only a few ways around the face meltdown. One is staying inside and we’re going to cover 3 of the other’s here.

Melting Faces

Let’s jump right into it shall we….


If your Primer, BB Cream, and or Foundation aren’t SPF inclusive…you’re on the fast track to heartache by heat.  While this ingredient isn’t as important during your winter/fall makeup routine, Spring and Summer faces need more protection from these disrespectful and unrelenting UV Rays. Now this isn’t just a beauty tip. This is a health tip as well. Skin cancer is real and the ultraviolet rays from the sun and tanning beds are fighting for the #1 stop of skin cancer causes.

Here are a few of my client’s SPF foundation favorites.

hello-flawless-oxygen-wow-hero_smBenefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening makeup is perfect for summer months and one of my dolls favs for two reasons. 1st and most apparently, because of the Broad Spectrum SPF 25 included in the product. Secondly but just as important….it’s oil-free. One of the things foundations and other face creams include that they don’t rave about…is oil. That isn’t a horrible thing for people with ultra dry skin. Or even people with normal skin in the winter months. However, even dryer skin that is warmed up by the sun and “moisturized” with perspiration will find it’s own natural oils.

This particular foundation is $36.00. It is available in 10 shades with the fairest being Ivory-Believe In Me and the deepest being Nutmeg-Gotta Know Me.

Next up:


Colorescience is one of the most skin health conscience makeup brands I’ve come across to date. With that being said….I’m really excited but not surprised that their Sunforgettable Brush on Sunscreen SPF 50 Face powder was recognized as last year’s best beauty buy by Instyle Magazine. It’s also recommended for daily use by the skin cancer foundation  PLUS it was New Beauty’s Beauty Choice Award product winner. You can wear this product alone for a sheer protective coverage or on top of your foundation/BB cream as an extra protective layer.

It costs $64 BUT it’s said to be a 3 month supply of protection perfection in one container. There are only 4 shades: Fair-Medium-Tan-Deep. Which either makes it easier to choose or harder to find your shade.

Moving on…

Black Opal

This is one of the more affordable options for sun blocking beauty.  At $9.99  the Black Opal True Color Stick foundation sticks are a beauty arsenal must have. And not just because they’re affordable. Although that is 60% of the reason in all honesty. Aside from the fact that you’ll get change back from your $20 when purchasing, the pore blurring formula is SPF 15. Self Magazine has named it one of 3 best selling drugstore beauty products of all time… and you wanna know why? Well, I’m going to tell you I hope you wanna know. It’s because with  16 full coverage shades ranging from cool nude to ebony brown,  it’s definitely an “every girl” product because you’re sure to find your perfect shade. Lastly, another factor that puts it sky high on the coin friendly list is that it’s multi-purposed!

You know how I feel about affordable multi purposed full coverage foundations!

I lover her

Rita gets it. Contour, highlight, full coverage application…all in one product. That’s what I call kit candy!

HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FACE PRODUCTS WITH SPF IN THEM……..when photographed in darker places where the light is not natural light but the camera’s flash there is a 95% chance that outcome is going to be the dreaded zombie face. You know where your face looks an ungodly shade of light gray and your eyes glow a bit green? Yeah so, to avoid this horrible happenstance,  I suggest you add SPF products to your daytime makeup routine and use natural light for photos during the day. At night, at highly photographed events etc. Ditch the sunscreen and quite literally save face in your photos.

#2 Shine Control.

Now that we’ve gotten the “foundation” of the application out of the way, next comes shine control. There are honestly a ton of products that claim to control your oils, allows your makeup last for 48 hours or longer, etc. etc. Honestly, in my years as a professional I haven’t found any quick fix solutions to summer oils. Unless you’re a plastic doll, you’re gonna sweat and you’re going to be oily. The amount of oil would of course depend on your skin type. Regardless of skin type my advice for shine control is blotting paper and translucent powders.

E.L.F happens to have a few super affordable options which I’ll list for you below. BUT if you want the #1 selling Drugstore brand blotting paper visit Neutrogena.

Elf Shine Eraser

I’ll start off by saying that these bad boys are only $1.00. I honestly haven’t tried the blotting papers but at $1.00 it doesn’t hurt your pockets to try them out for yourself. The green tea extract infused Shine Eraser blotting sheets come 30 in a pack and are said to:

“…instantly absorb oil, minimize pores and transforms shiny skin into gorgeous matte perfection.”

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The E.L.F blotting papers that I have tried are the Mattifying Blotting Papers which are $5.00 at Elf hits us with another frugal beauty banger when they combined both of your shine control agents in one cute little sheet. That’s right dolls, a translucent powder infused blotting paper. They also have a unique spongey applicator vs the regular paper sheets.  Though it doesn’t eliminate shine all day, it doesn’t promise to. And they work really well!

Lastly, one of my favorite Translucent powders (tying with NYX for #2) is E.L.F’s High definition powder. #1 all time favorite coming from MAC.High Definition Powder ELF

This is also Kit Candy! For all of my makeup enthusiasts new ready to explore the world of makeup artistry. Spend $6 and get you some of this stuff right now. Well after reading this, of course. Because it’s a translucent powder it’s super versatile and can be used on all clients. I’d recommend that you have some “holy water” handy after you’re done setting your face with any powder (especially translucent powder). And by holy water I mean MAC’s Fix Plus which you would’ve known if you’ve read my most popular review to date!  Do that! But after this.

So yeah, translucent powder is a must have in every kit BUT it’s not a one size fits all product. If you have deeper skin like me and you don’t have a setting spray or finisher handy to bring your face back to life after apply powder products, I suggest that you only apply the product in your Tzone or where ever you experience the most oil throughout the day. That is also the area you’re going to be using your blotting papers on as well.

#3 Go Waterproof it!

No one likes to be Rebecca Raccoon Eyes. Well, maybe if you’re going for a raw grunge-esque result that might tickle your fancy. But for me, it’s a bad day when my mascara moves and runs and smudges my lids (especially my lower lid.) For that problem they have so graciously invented waterproof mascaras and liners!

My absolute favorites are from Benefits Cosmetics:



The Bad Gal Waterproof Mascara ($19) and Eyeliner ($20) are also kit candy. I know, I dropping gems in this one. Because makeup artists are usually hired for events, and there’s a ton of dancing, crying, and photography at most events, waterproof product is a necessity not an option when it comes to what’s in your kit.

It’s no surprised that one of makeup’s toughest untamed villains is sweat! So having waterproof eye makeup as well as stain blushes and lip products can definitely be the difference between a patti melt and pretty face at the end of a long Summer day.

Well those are the basics doll babies. I hope this help you keep your face fresh and your skin healthy! A few freebies…you may want to go lighter on your regular application on hooter days…whatever lighter means for you. It could mean opt for a BB Cream VS medium coverage. Or Using an SPF powder opposed to a cream product. Either way…on 100 degree days believe me when I say lighter is better! You can also invest in an airbrush machine. Which is actually a really good idea in terms of makeup artistry and personal application perfection. 70% of brides prefer airbrush makeup because of it’s “stay put under stressful conditions” power.

Check out Temptu’s airbrush kits by clicking here or the banner below.

Until next time Lovelies!

The Doll Mob Salutation

Prom 2k16

Every year around this time I am up to my roots in lashes + concealer and clean out of free time. Weddings, proms, graduations, photo shoots, bridal and fashion shows, you name it… it’s being done in mass numbers during the Spring and Summer months. Because these are some of the most photographed events of people’s lives they of course want to look their best and aren’t willing to take the chance or deal with the DIY stress.

Which is where I come in. And where our post for today begins. My weekend was hectic…so hectic that I ashamed to say I barely took any photos of any of my clients  (as if pushing the pic button would’ve made my day so much longer). Anyway, the beauty of doing what you love and loving what you do is that the love is blended with skills and delivers a flawless and happy client.Why is a flawlessly happy client an MUA’s remedy for forgetting or refusing to stop to take pictures? 1 word-SELFIES

That’s right! Client selfies are just as good as testimonials and twice as good with a love not attached.

So, before we see the selfie(s) in question…..Let’s meet our Prom doll!


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Noe R.  2k16 Senior in Va Beach, VA.

Noe was a beautiful young lady that who had been looking forward to her prom day since she booked with me. She went with “The Celebrity Doll” service from new Service Catalog. The great thing about the service catalog is that you can choose any service and customize it to your personal preference. While the Celebrity Doll service featured stacked Strip lashes and an ombre lips Noe wanted a deep contour, a smokey eye, and an otherwise neutral face.

Here’s What we came up with:

Noe Selfie

*Insert Heart Eyes Emoji*

Before we get to the dets (and they’re coming). Let’s do a quick side by side of the 1st photo and the after photo….

Before and After 2

The Transformation

Because Noe wanted a heavy contour and because I didn’t want her to look like she had played in mud with her fair skin. I decided to use a few shades to contour starting with the lighter (red brown) shade and blending in a darker brown. I absolutely loveeeee a matte lip (in case you didn’t know) so I opted for a nude matte lip that would last longer while she danced the night away.

The Details

The Face
Applied Graftobian HD Glamour Creme Foundation All over face (including eyelids and neck).

Used MAC pro longwear concealer in NC 25 (Highlight) and NW45(Contour) which was set with NYX Translucent powder. Applied Mineralize Skinfinish in Sunpower (bronzer).BH Cosmetics Contour Palette. A blush from BH Cosmetics followed by Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade(Highlight).

AND of course Holy Water…MAC’s Fix Plus Prep & Prime Fluid

The Lips

NYX lip pencil in Natural (Fill entire lip over exaggerated cupids bow a tad). Filled with a lippie cocktail of NYX Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm & London

The Eyes

Lids: BH Cosmetics 5th Edition Palette & MAC loose pigment in Vanilla in the inner corners
Brows: BH Cosmetics Brow Pro Brow Palette (Black and Brown)
Lashes: Ardell Long Individual Lashes

I was so lucky to have a selfie sufficient client like Noe on such a crazy Saturday!


This…..This is why I do it. I do it for the slayy lol AND for text message from my clients at 8am the next morning… like this one

Client Testimonial Text

Nothing better….

So, if you know a Senior in the Hampton Roads Virginia area let them know that there are discounts waiting for them at http://www.TiffanyDolls.comAfter 3

Top 5 MAC Lipsticks for Brides

Tis’ the season to get married! Which means there are several brides and bridesmaids looking for the perfect EVERYTHING for the special occasion.  In reverence of the season we’ll be looking at 5 lipsticks from MAC Cosmetics that are wedding worthy and wearable for every skin tone.

Disclaimer: MAC’s collection of lipstick is just 2 short of 200 colors. There are more than enough to choose from if you disagree.


SIDENOTE:, you should know…that ALL MAC lippies smell like cake. This is not a review but I thought you should know that whether Matte, Lustre, Gloss, or Shimmer they are yummy and will make the kiss at the alter that much more enjoyable for Mr. Right.

MAC Creme Cup Lipstick

Creme Cup is a soft pinkish nude color lippie that holds the top spot for bridal lipstick picks. It’s subtle, feminine, natural color that can be paired with any looks that range from barely there to daytime drama.

MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick


Candy Yum Yum is a vivid hot pink color that’s perfect for Spring Summer weddings. If you’re a bride who’s looking to add a “pop of color” to your wedding look it’s possible that considering this lippie first will say you some time.


MAC RubyWoo Lipstick

This is one of MAC’s signature red lipsticks. Ruby Woo is a true to red bold and beautiful lipstick that is cross culturally perfect for a wedding day.  If you’re going red and going to MAC …go Ruby Woo.

MAC Sushi Kiss Lipstick

This is the prettiest peach lipstick I’ve ever laid eyes on. Another Spring/Summer bridal banger, this lipstick will compliment any skin tone and pair well with just about any eye look.


MAC Instigator Lipstick

This lipstick is a deep wine/berry color and is perfect for the brides who want to add a bit of vamp beauty to their makeup look. It’s sultry, romantic, and perfect for winter/fall brides.

SO if you’re out bridal beauty shopping or will be soon, and you plan to visit a MAC counter try on your favorite. If it’s not quite what you want the artist that’s assisting you can help you find a shade that is warmer, cooler etc.


Happy Lipstick Shopping Dolls ❤

Makeup Monday: The Makeup Artist Spotlight.

Q: Knowing what you know now…what advice would  you tell your 15 year old self?
A: When I was 15, I remember I could not wait to grow up, so I could wear makeup, high heels and other things adults do. But now I regret for that. My advice to 15 year old me is that every age has its own purpose. Enjoy your youth and your peace of mind. Be more confident, feel free to show your feelings. It doesn’t matter what others think, what matters is what you think of yourself.
Q: What’s your definition of beauty?
A: Many people think that beauty is when you have a nice dress, and a nice makeup. I do not think so. My definition of beauty is not contained in the external appearance but the inner beauty. Beauty is when you’re satisfied with yourself as you are, nothing in this world you can buy cannot make you beautiful, except you.
Q: What motivates you generally?
A: I am motivated by the people I love, also by the people I admire. A job that I love gives me an extra motivation, and a wish to success too. But the most important I am my motivation.
Q:  What’s your secret to making a bad day better?
A: On a bad day there’s always lipstick 🙂
❤ You’ve got that right gorgeous! There’s always lipstick! ❤

12 Days of Christmas(Day 1): The Perfect Time to be Too Faced ?

Per the usual Holiday antics  we are expected to be nice all year around and naughty dolls get lumps of coal in their stockings. BUT what if, in some perfect Christmas Nirvana, all the complicated, slightly cranky, over protective, self-spoiled, makeup obsessed, procrastinators with beautiful souls got TooFace cosmetics in their stockings  opposed to coal. I for vote YES and will be sending the petition around to other beautiful souls such as myself so that we can have that memo to Santa by Christmas eve.

(Don’t judge my dreams.)

Moving on. Until I get that petition going I’ll more than likely refrain from holding my breath or my stocking in hopes to get chocolate TooFaced goodies. What I will be doing thanks to the wonderful world of Instagram is spending all my little coins on bronzers, lippies, and shadows. Before I get into my picks, allow me to share my addiction like a bff would.


Here are some of the most gorgeous TooFaced Faces on IG. AND YES, you will want to follow these faces to solidify your cosmetic lives.










Vegas Nay


Right! And that’s not even half of the flawless  conspiracy TooFaced Cosmetics has concocted on the Gram to take allll of my money this Christmas.

I’ve heard so many yummy things about the new chocolate inspired collection that I have got to get my matte wine colored almond shaped mani on that Cocoa contour palette so help me.

Cocoa contour

It’s Ridiculous!

Before I leave you to love on these beautiful beats and chocolate goodies I also wanted to share the 2nd ….or 3rd reason I’ll be purchasing Too faced cosmetics this season.

The 12 Days of Beauty Sale!

12 Days of Beauty

Every day there’s a new deal and it’s driving me crazy. BUT it’s the type of crazy you enjoy being drove to. Anyway, don’t miss the sales because IF you’re gonna shop you might as well save!

All of the photos used in this post were originally posted on Too Faced Cosmetic’s Instagram page. I did not take the photos nor are they are not photos of me. But you knew that, right?


As always, feel free to email The Doll Mob with your questions,comments, and letters to the mob. I love reading your emails so keep them coming!

EXTRAS: Not sure what to get the beauty lover in your life? Are you the the beauty lover in your life? It’s all good! Enjoy my list of Christmas Beauty Do’s below.

Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Dipbrow Pomade’ Waterproof Brow Color • Anastasia Beverly Hills • $16.20

M·A·C ‘Pro Longwear’ Paint Pot • M·A·C • $22

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit • Anastasia Beverly Hills • $40

Urban Decay ‘Naked2’ Palette • Urban Decay • $54

M·A·C ‘Viva Glam’ Lipstick • M·A·C • $17

Nyx Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream • NYX • $5.99

M·A·C ‘Prep + Prime’ Fix+ Finishing Mist • M·A·C • $22

M·A·C ‘Mineralize’ Skinfinish Natural • M·A·C • $32

Smashbox ‘Photo Op’ Under-Eye Brightener • Smashbox • $20

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick • Too Faced • $21

M·A·C Fluidline • M·A·C • $16.50

M·A·C ‘Irresistibly Charming – Gold’ Mini Pigments & Glitter Set (Limited Edition) • M·A·C • $35

Tom Ford Lip Color • Tom Ford • $52

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

My 2 Favorite Faces of 2015

Greetings Dolls and Gents!


December is here and that means the end of the year is drawing near. So much has happened this year! I’ve had one of the worse days in my life this year, followed by some iconic breakthroughs and incredible growth. While it wasn’t the best year of my life, it was most definitely a turning point. I learned so much about myself as a woman as well as an entrepreneur in 2015 that even the worst day couldn’t have changed the fact that  I know my best days are yet to come…


Moving on! I  came by to share my 2 favorite faces of 2015. I can’t even begin to count how many I’ve had, but trust me when I say it’s a bunch. To narrow it down to 2 may have been a miracle in itself. I didn’t do as well narrowing down the looks for the new Doll inspired service catalog on the new TiffanyDolls OnDemand ( …which is still being designed. Rest assure my 2 favs will be front and center.  That’s the beauty of being the boss.

But here goes…….

This is my #1 fave, my go to look, my “everyday” face.

End of the day

Bold brows, natural/neutral eyes, lashes, a peachy flesh toned blush and a nude  lippie. It’s appropriate for Interviews, grocery shopping, church, court, work, school, dinner or lunch date,  and anywhere else you find yourself on a regular day. I also love that what you have on isn’t a factor at all with this look. From joggers and sneakers to a pencil skirt and heels this look is a do!

Because this gives you a very polished “natural” look I’ve added this look to the service catalog as “The Modest Doll”.  You’ll be hearing alot more and more about the new Doll Inspired service catalog on TiffanyDolls OnDemand. PLUS opportunities for my lovely beauty and fashion blogger dolls. But’s that’s another post entirely.

My #2 fav face of 2015 is the exact opposite of my 1st. This look features an even bolder brow, a bronzed contour, stacked lashes, and a butter pecan nude lipstick. The biggest difference is what makes this look a fav of mine……The black eyeshadow. Many people stay away from the color black when it comes to makeup. Most of the time you’ll see the tiniest pencil brush lightly dabbed in a black shadow and strategically put on the outer ‘V’ of the eye to enhance a look. While I do that as well, when it comes to a sultry, smokey lid my absolute favorite is this look. It’s perfect for parties, clubs, photo shoots, fashion shows, galas, or any event that calls for glam.

Closeup FAVORITE4 Final


Due to it being a favorite of mine AND due to my love reminding that it’s also Chuckie’s wife Tiffany’s signature eye look it will be called “The Tiffany Doll” in the new TiffanyDolls OnDemand service catalog.


So, these are my favorites faces of 2015. I’d love to see your favorite looks of this year! Feel free to tag me or comment on this post with the link when you post!


As always,  email us at to inquire about virtual makeup classes, submit your letters to the mob, suggest topics, ask beauty/fashion related questions, just to say hi etc. etc.

Strobing stories with MAC’s Strobe Cream

Good morning doll and gents! We’re halfway through the week already which is a + for me. If you could care less bc you work on the weekends like I do (sorta) find yourself a + and carry on….

Most of you may have heard of a technique called Strobing. I’ve never tried it before today, but I’ve been hearing more and more about it lately hence today’s post.  Bobbi Brown is current standing by this particular technique while passionately screaming “Death to the Contour”, and because Bobbi B is clearly one of the queens of cosmetics, we’re going to see just what the hype is about.

I started my strobing research where all visual learners do…. Youtube. There were a few really good examples and explanations of the process so I’ll try my very best to give you all I got. I’ve seen tons of examples on women with fair to olive skin so thought it would be particularly interesting to see it done on my deep skin tone.

What is strobing?

From what I gathered strobing is the result of highlight the h%() out of your face. Really simple right? Well, it really is rather simple. The technique focusing only on the points of your face that you want to stand our or appear to catch light.  This is the same concept used when highlighting and contouring except you don’t contour and you use several highlighting products.

Without further ado……..Here’s my first experience with strobing…..


Strobing Selfie

 IG Selfie: If you’re not following me on IG it’s a must! I follow back and I’m a beauty junkies bff @TheDollMob Do it!

Quick Plug…Moving on. Please keep in mind this is my very first attempt at it after 2 really good Youtube tutorials. To show the difference in the strobing technique and the way “traditional” contouring way let’s use a side by side of  Last Week’s FOTD

After the bakeStrobing Selfie

Soooo, I can not tell a lie. I love the dewy youthful look strobing gave me. By over accentuating the areas I would usually only give a little attention to the areas that I would usually contour “naturally” looked more defined. I think my appears softer and more healthy due to the glow. AND bae loves it soooo yea. A+

 Not to stroke my own strobe but, it’s a cloudy day here in VA but you can not tell by this glow hunni! lol



  1. I did my face as usual with one extra product (MAC’s Strobe Cream) you can see the play by play on my Falling out of Fall FOTD Post. Because I don’t use Foundation I added Strobe cream to my face after moisturizing and priming. I first applied it on the areas I would be strobing (cheekbones, chin, the ball of my nose, over the front of my brow.  I also mixed strobe cream in with the Graftobian cream I used under my eyes. This is a step I use with my brides but I usually don’t do personally. On my lids  I used a coppery gold color from the BH cosmetics 5th edition Palette and my fav nude NYX lippie cocktail (Lined with London, Euro Trash, Natural Gloss in the middle)

Strobing Face Down

This photo was taken after the strobing was done.

  1. After my entire face was done I added MAC’s Strobe Cream to the usual highlighting areas to “begin the storbin'”. Tip: Because Strobe cream is a moisturizer your want to be careful not to use too much at a time when adding it after your makeup. I add a small amount to the back of my hand and with my ring finger grab a little product dabbing on my cheekbones, chin, the ball of my nose, the bridge of my nose, and over the front of my brow. After the strobe cream “dries” it makes a really good base for the other highlighters to come. You can also use a cream-based highlighter for this step as well. Stobe cream is really pearlescent so it most definitely gets the job done. Here’s how Strobe Cream looks:


  1. Next, I grabbed the Peachy Cheeky Highlighter from E.L.F and applied that to a more “strict” portion of the same area with a smaller brush and blended it out with my finger. I liked the results of the finger blend more than the brush so I went with it.
  2. Lastly, I used the Melon Pigment which is super shiny (so shiny I felt like I was ruining a perfectly good face) and I applied it to and even smaller portion of the same area. In a sense highlighting the highlight. This time, I added the pigment under my brow bone as well. I didn’t use blush in this look so once I was happy with my glow I sprayed a bit of my Holy Water(MAC’s Fix+) & I was done. You can also dupe MAC’s Melon Pigment with the loose color tattoo pigments from Maybelline. Tried and Approved.


AS far as the Strobe Cream is concerned this is one of the products that are available int those cutesy travel sizes from MAC. $10. Do it.


Strobe Cream

Moving right along.

The question here is not whether we like strobing (because we really like strobing and it’s bae approved). The question is do we support Queen Bobbi’s Death to the contour movement? So, I did something Bobbi B just may have  punched me in the face for and I added a contour to my strobed face.

Strobing Selfie and contouring Strobing and contouring

Can I be completely honest? I like the contour too! Maybe for different reasons, and different occasions,  but I like them just the same.

I think storbing is great for a dewy summer look. I’d also use the technique for a photo shoot if the concept called for it and for teen/prom looks for sure.

side look

Old habits die hard. While I’ll definitely be practicing my strobe….I’ll be holding on to my old naggin’ contouring ways. Sorry Bobbi..I love you girl!

If any of you have tried strobing OR if you try strobing after reading this post tag The Doll Mob! I’d love to see.

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