whats in your makeup bag: danger de lux

I have a fun new series for all you Kittens- whats in your makeup bag?! Well, it is exactly what it sounds like, featuring the gals from Rowena, fellow bloggers, and, fingers crossed, some of your favorite pin-ups.

To start things off, I’m going to share my makeup bag and my most favorite products. I have recently switched out a few products and am working on switching out more, as I am trying my darnedest to only use cruelty free products.

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This is me in my every day makeup, with my best friend, Cherry ( she doesn’t need any makeup, she’s a natural beauty)

And here is what is in my makeup bag

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Too Faced Chocolate Bar eye shadow palette

Sephora In the Heat Moonshadow baked palette,

Makeup Forever Brow Seal

Anastasia Eye Brow Pencil and Brow Powder Duo in Auburn

Gosh Velvet Touch Eyeliner in Black Ink

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

Sephora Illuminator in Light Beam

Bare Essentials Foundation

Eco Tools Kabuki Brush

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Mac Ruby Woo

Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick in Continuous Cranberry

Beseme in Red Velvet

Makeup Forever Aqua Lipliner in 8C

These are all the products I use on a daily basis, as well as if I do a photo shoot ( I just spend a lot more time and detail on my makeup if it is for something other than every day). I use two eyeliners to do my wing tip- the gosh pencil for across my lid, and the Kat Von D liquid liner for the ‘flick’; I’ve found this works best for me to get the look I like. I usually use a variety of shades of brown, as I find brown goes best with my skin tone, eyes, and hair colour. I didn’t show a mascara as I don’t have a favorite- I often use something from Maybelline, or try something new from Sephora when I run out of what I am using. Maybe if you have a favorite mascara, you can leave it in the comments for me to try out. I just switched my eyebrow products from MAC to Anastasia, as MAC now tests on animals, which makes me sad, but Anastasia is cruelty free. I also use a bronzer every day, because I love how it looks with my freckles – I didnt show it, because I need a new one right now, but I usually use one from Rimmel; you have to use caution with bronzer though, as its not for everyone.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what is in my makeup bag and enjoy the rest to come!

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Q & A with Cherry Dollface

I have a special treat for you today! Cherry Dollface – if there ever was a better fitting name- being the nice gal she is, answered ‘yes’ when I asked if I could interview her for my blog. A lot of people who are super busy and super awesome, can be super lame and turn down a request like mine. So you can imagine how excited I was when Cherry Dollface said she would gladly answer my questions.

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A brief bio on the Miss Cherry Dollface- this lovely lady has it going on! She is a model, a hairstylist, a designer ( she collarboates with Rock Steady Clothing), a wife, and an inspiration to many a young women. Please check her out on facebook, youtube, her website, and instagram.

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Now lets get to the questions….

1.       What is your favorite beauty product?
Oh man! Too many to name! But I love Paul Mitchell Hair products, Big Sexy styling products, Makeup Forever makes amazing foundations, concealers and primers, and Bomber Betty lip products.

2.       If you could give just one hair styling tip, what would it be?

Give your hair a rest!! Heat styling and using products everyday really takes its toll on your hair and you will end up with fried, lifeless hair. I give my hair a break every other day or as often as I can and just tie it in a top knot and leave it alone!

3.       What is your most coveted piece of clothing? Why?

I have a pretty good collection of vintage 1950’s hawaaian dresses. They make me feel so tropical!

4.       What do you think are the top 5 essentials to a pinup/rockabilly wardrobe?

A high waisted pencil skirt, a pair of peep toes, a pair of cuffed jeans, a good black cardigan, and at least one vintage dress!

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I have a line with Bomber Betty Cosmetics that I love! Hollywood Harlot is an amazing neutral red that looks great on everyone. ( get it here)

6.       Any secret beauty tips you can give us for getting that perfect pin-up look?

Don’t cake your face with base makeup. Focus more on your red lips and cat eyes. You want to look sassy– but not masky!

7.       How did you get into doing hair? Where did it all begin?

I started swing dancing when I was 14 and wanted to figure out how to do vintage styles to match the dancing and the clothes. It was before the internet existed so I just looked at old photos and tried my best to learn!

8.       Essential pin-up hair styling tools?

A 3/4″ curling iron, a good hairspray, a setting spray, bobby pins, pin curl clips, and a teasing/smoothing comb.

9.       Where is your favorite place to find great vintage?

Anywhere I can!! Ebay is a pretty trusty. Etsy is getting better. Unfortunately finding it local is too expensive.

10.   With no bias here… what is your favorite reproductive brand and why?

Steady Clothing!! It is made in the USA, they have been around for 20 years, they make affordable items, and they fit amazingly well! I also design a new piece for them each season, but I was already a fan even before I started collaborating.

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11.   If you are getting all dolled up, what is your go to look?

I like variety!! I usually do the basic cat eyes and red lips, but I like to change up my shadow colors, add glitter, change my reds, etc. And I have a huge wardrobe so I wear all kinds of different things!

12.   And the opposite, if you are dressing casual, what do you wear?

I am a jeans/shorts and a tank top kind of girl. I usually just wear my hair in a top knot and wear BB cream and mascara on my face.

PinUp-Tank_1024x102413.   When are you coming to Canada do teach us Canadian gals to do hair?

As soon as I find a place to host my class! All I need a space!

14.   Any wise words you would like to pass on to pinup and rockabilly gals trying to make in a modern world?

Just be yourself. You don’t have to fit into a cookie cutter image of what you think rockabilly is. There is no ONE right way to be yourself, so have fun!

15.   And whats next for Cherry Doll Face? Any upcoming events, etc?

Always touring! Check out my website for my latest events: cherrydollface.com

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And just for fun…EITHER OR ( you can only pick one, which one will it be…)
1. RAMONES OR MISFITS

neither!!!!!

2. BLONDE OR REDHEAD

red, obviously

3. VEGAS OR DISNEY LAND

disneyland

4. RED LIPS OR PINK LIPS

red lips

5. MARILYN OR BETTIE PAGE

bettie

6. WINE OR BEER

white wine

7. HEELS OR CONVERSE

depends on the day! converse mostly though

8. BOSTON TERRIER OR FRENCH BULLDOG

frenchies!!

9. MAD MEN OR WALKING DEAD

walking dead

10. FLY OR DRIVE

drive!

11. EAT IN OR TAKE OUT

take out

12. CITY OR COUNTRY SIDE

depends on my mood, but I live in the city

13. BEARD OR CLEAN SHAVEN

clean shaven always!

14. CHERRIES OR POLKA DOTS

polka dots

15. QUALITY OR QUANTITY

quality!

16. ROLLER COASTER OR CARSOUSEL

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17. STEAK OR TOFU

steak!

18. POLORAID OR DIGITAL

polaroid

19. CHER OR MADONNA

madonna

20. POOL OR BEACH

pool

A big Thank-You to Cherry Dollface for taking the time to answer my questions and share her wisdom with all of us. If you have yet to watch her you tube videos, what are you waiting for? Her tutorials are fantastic and she shares a lot of other fun tid-bits about her life, retro living, posing, and the works! Stay tuned to my blog for more awesome interviews and features! Thanks for reading.

*all photos taken from google.

my new favorite lipstick

A little while back, after I had run out of my favorite pink lipstick, I found my self browsing the makeup aisle at the drug store. I’m not usually one to buy makeup from the drug store, but I really wanted a new pink lipstick! I ended up buying Maybeline Super Stay 14 hour lipstick in infinite iris. As soon as I put it on, I feel in love… this lipstick felt great on and really did last! I immediately went out and bought three more colours: Ultimate blush ( light pink), Please Stay Plum ( a darker pink/light plum), and Continuous Cranberry ( a bright red).

I have tried countless lipsticks, glosses, stains, etc, with some success and some disaster. I really am blown away at the staying power of this Maybeline lipstick… it really stays on…all day long! I can eat, drink, and brush my teeth and it will still be there afterwards ( of course, I like to touch it up to punch up the colour a bit every know and then). The red is amazing- if you wear red lipstick, you know how hard it is to find a quality one that stays put all night. Theres nothing worse than getting all dolled up and have your red lipstick fade away half way through the night!

Since I bought this first tube, I now wear lipstick every day. I would wear lipstick before, but usually on a night out. Now, I wear it to work, to school, to the grocery store… I can’t help it, I just love this stuff. I think I am the only girl in my program who wears lipstick to school, but maybe if they knew about this rad lipstick they would wear it too.

At $12 a tube, this lipstick is highly economical; it is affordable and requires little to no touch up, which means it will last you a good deal of time. And you can find it at your local drug store, which makes it convenient to find. I highly recomned heading out and getting one ( or two) tubes to try for yourself!