Doll 10 are launching a beautiful 6 piece make up collection just in time for the festive season and I for one could not be happier!
It really is no surprise to many of you that Doll 10 is one of my personal favourite make up brands. Obviously I have lots of favourite products from other brands, but as a collective, this is the one that suits my skin, my personality and my lifestyle. Coming from a completely cruelty free, not tested on animals approach and including great skincare properties within their products, Doll 10 is a un-complicated, non trend-led range of sophisticated, well thought out products that give that naturally perfect look!…..Until I throw a ton of highlighter on it….but hey, you can’t take this girl out of Essex…
Having been a fan of the products for over 5 years, there is not single product in the brand to date that I do not either own, use or enjoy. I was thrilled to discover that they were bringing out the perfect gift collection just in time for Christmas. Hopefully I can show the products in a way that will get you to love the brand just as much as I do.
Included in this beautifully festive gift box are :
Hydragel Foundation 60ml –
The Hydragel Foundation is a water based foundation containing the Hydragel formula which was released in the UK at the beginning of the 2016. This is an incredibly lightweight, yet full coverage foundation. I have been using this product since its release and adore the way it feels and looks on my skin. So light and smooth whilst covering my pigmentation, redness and all round uneven skin tone. It really gives a flawless base, full coverage and wonderful brightness to my skin. A little really does go a long way. Containing high density pure pigments which are suspended in the gel formula, it really gives a radiant finish. You will be surprised at how little of this product you actually need to achieve a flawless finish. I buff mine on using the gorgeously soft double ended brush included, it takes just a minute or two and cleverly evens itself out with minimal arm power. Play around with it at first because I think you will be surprised at how little you need and you can then build in the areas that need more coverage, or use your concealer. Don’t forget to also try different foundation brushes, a different level of coverage can be achieved depending on the brush. This is a lightweight, full coverage foundation, suitable for all skin types. Available currently in Fair, Light, Medium and Tan with Deep on the horizon imminently.
|Doll 10 Hydragel Foundation in Light & Medium|
When I asked Doris Dalton (founder & Creator) for Shade tips here is what she said –
“Shade choices for the foundations are pretty easy.. The Fair shade is for ultra fair gals.. You always burn in the sun.. Think Nicole Kidman or Snow White .. It has a bit of a Pink undertone to it.. Light is the shade that I wear.. It’s a bit warmer and not as Pink. A blend between Pink and Yellow. It’s for girls that burn in the sun but then turn to tan..Medium is warmer then the Light definitely the most popular shade and… has yellow under tones..Tan is the richest colour for Olive skin tone complexions. The foundation and Concealer match each other.. Don’t forget that in the Summer your foundation tends to be a bit warmer then in the Autumn or Winter months. Even though you use SPF, you still get sun. I typically don’t change my foundation colour. If I notice that it appears a bit light because my skin has warmed in the summer, I usually sweep a small bit of bronzer on my face.. Hope that helps..”
Hydragel Concealer –
The perfect accompaniment to the Hydragel Foundation, this water based concealer is full coverage at its hydrating best! The Gel technology makes this a lightweight concealer, that dries instantly and gives a full coverage. It hydrates the skin beautifully and does not dry down or mattify an oilier skin. Perfect for concealing dark circles under the eyes as it does not dry cakey or crack. I wear this under my eyes all the time and never have a problem with it, however in warmer weather i always set my under eye concealer with just a touch of translucent powder. I find it also works really well as an eye shadow primer because it evens out the colour of the eyelids and gives a smooth, neutral base to apply eye shadow. This concealer has so much coverage that is can even cover tattoos! If you are suffering from redness or dark circles under the eyes, like I do, then I am sure you will find the coverage amazing.
|Doll 10 Hydragel Concealer in Light & Medium|
Using the smaller end of the soft, synthetic brush included dot the concealer where you need it, whether that be under the eye, around the nose, on any redness or blemishes and then use the fluffy end to gently buff it into the skin. Containing Light diffusing technology, it really brightens up the under eye area, yet does not draw attention to any blemishes you may have used it on. I also love Doll 10’s Conceal it concealer which is more of a cream base, but am using this Hydragel formula more. Inside the tube the gel is liquid, so only squeeze a tiny amount onto the back of your hand and dip your brush in. I know that you will not believe me, and probably squeeze out a big dollop hahaha, but I promise, you need the tiniest amount. The gel then dries to a smooth, almost powder like texture that you really cannot feel on the skin. It currently comes in Light, Fair, Medium and Tan shades, I actually have it in light and medium because I like a shade lighter under my eyes.
Hydragel Cream Blush in Stop I’m Blushing –
Containing the Hydra Gel technology, this beautifully creamy blush is perfect for anyone that does not like the feel of a powder on the skin. This is a light weight blush that will not disturb your make up as you tap it on or look too cakey. It gives a natural flush of colour that is easily buildable depending on the look you want to create. As someone with dry skin, I will always choose a liquid foundation and blush over anything else, it looks better on my skin than a powder and I prefer its natural look on my skin.
Easy to apply, I just use my finger and gently tap it where I want it on my cheeks. No shimmer, no sparkle, not sticky, just a beautiful, silky, healthy natural colour. I even use these as a lip tint sometimes when I want a more natural make up look. Do not be afraid of the colour in the pan as they are more natural on the skin than they appear. If you are a darker skin tone, just have a play with it and build it up. Comes in a lovely, portable, mini compact with mirror included which I adore. These can also be applied with a brush if you prefer.
H2Glo Highlighter –
This is my favourite highlighter ever! Meaning, the one I wear every time, even if I pop a brighter highlighter on top, this will always be my base. Again, using their famous gel technology this is an incredibly hydrating, lightweight highlight that looks beautiful and sophisticated on the skin.
It adds a lovely sheen to the skin, that picks up the high point and instantly brightens the skin and makes it look more alive. Great when applied to the brow bone and the cupids bow, it also smells lovely of vanilla. A must have essential in my make up bag.
Hydragel Lipstick in Star-struck –
Famous for their lipsticks, Doll 10 make beautifully, creamy, easy to wear colours that suit all skin tones and are super comfortable to wear. Star-struck is a lovely mauvy, pink shade that looks really flattering on the lips. Easy to pop in your pocket for reapplication too.
Double ended brush – As always, the brushes from Doll 10 are a must have. Completely cruelty free, these are super soft and allow the cream products to glide on effortlessly. One end is perfect for foundation and the other for concealer however, I also use the smaller end for eyeshadow.
My thoughts on this collection – A very pretty collection from Doll 10 this Christmas which makes a great introduction to the range for newbies. It also comes in a great gift box making this a fan Christmas present. You know I am a fan so I collect these to add to my own personal collection.
Available exclusively to QvcUK this collection is available for 24 hours or whilst stocks last on Thursday 7th December 2017 . The price will be confirmed soon and you can purchase HERE.
Have you tried Doll 10 before? I would love to hear from you.
*Due to ill health a before and after photo will be added when possible