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Aug 25 2013

Cosmoprof 2013: Doucce Cosmetics

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom for more

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I know it’s crazy, but I still have a handful of posts detailing my meetings at Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas (July 14-16)!!!

One of those brand meetings was with a new cosmetic brand, Doucce Cosmeticsonly 3-months-old when I met with them last month!

Doucce’s bold black, white and red packaging really struck me when I first approached the booth. The brand shouts “luxury,” and the tagline welcomes you to “Celebrate your individuality…”

The brand’s name comes from the French word “Douce” (doe-say), meaning soft, gentle, sweet. They added an extra c into the word for creativity, as the brand’s rep, Bash, told me!

Perhaps the product I was most excited for at Doucce’s booth was Click Click Lipstick. I shared a video of how it works on Instagram during the show last month!

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You push the bottom of the lipstick to release the tube and apply. It’s very quick and efficient. Very cool!

Click Click Lipstick retails for $24 on the Doucce website and comes in 19 colors. I’ve never seen anything like it.

I also loved the look of Doucce’s Luminous Eye Shadow:

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These shadows looked very velvety smooth.

The shadows come in a trio set, and there’s a selection of seven different sets. These palettes retail for $35 on the Doucce site. The price is the only thing that gives me pause, especially while on a wedding budget!

The brand also has two mascaras, Bombastic Lash Volumizer Mascara, with a thicker plastic wand:

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And Punk Volumizer Mascara, which has a large brush:

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Punk retails for $24 on the Doucce site and Boombastic retails for $24, as well.

The brand also has an array of other lip gloss and lipstick products; lip, eye and brow pencils; foundation  and blush, and cleansing/remover products. The entire range runs the gamut in price point from $18 to $40.

I had the opportunity to try a couple of the brand’s products, and the first one I sampled was the Shea Butter Lip Gloss Tube in T09, Coffee Bean:

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After I took the safety seal off (also the only place the product name is listed on the tube), the cap looks a bit ugly with sticky paper scraps.

Shot of the applicator:

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Swatches:

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This lip gloss retails for $18 for 15 ml, and I pride myself on honest reviews, so if I’m being honest, the tube does not look like an $18 lip gloss. The tube feels cheap, from how the cap unscrews to the look of the silver and the leftover bits of sticky paper left behind on the tube and cap from the safety seal.

The gloss itself is nice, but not long-lasting. It does feel moisturizing on my lips, but I’m not sure I’d pay $18 for this lip gloss – even if I wasn’t wedding planning.

However, I would pay $24 to try Click Click Lipstick. I will not judge this entire line of cosmetics based on this one experience, and I still have another product to try, and I’ll report back!

If you do want to try this, you can find it here on the Doucce website.

Ingredients include: polybutene, mineral water, lanolin oil, petrolatum, propylene glycol, beeswax, ethylhexil palmitate, tribehenin, sorbitan isosterate, palmitoyl oligopeptide, shea butter, fragrance, tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), propylparaben, BHA, sodium saccharin. Gloss may also contain: titanium dioxide (CI 77891), bismuth oxychloride (CI 77163), mica (CI 77019), bronze powder (CI 77400), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Reds 6 Lake (CI 15850), 21 Lake (CI 45380), 27 Lake (CI 45410), yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), orange 5 Lake (CI 45370) and Carmine (CI 75470).

So what do you think about Doucce? Does Click Click Lipstick appeal to you, too? And I’m curious – what makes or breaks you with a lip gloss? What do you want from a lip gloss if it’s price point is $18?

Disclaimer: The Doucce Shea Butter Lip Gloss was provided to me for review by the PR/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • http://www.gnarlygnails.com/ Gnarly Gnails

    I appreciate your honesty, because the first thing I thought when I saw that gloss and the price was LOL. It looks nice, but it looks like a drugstore gloss, that font on the tube screams cheap to me! But it all looks great on you, I just think they need to up their packaging game and their ingredients a little if they want to compete with NARS.

  • Queeng Cummings

    You look GORGEOUS Judy! I’ve been meaning to comment on other posts to tell you that. :). Those are totally “your colors”, too–so flattering on you!

    If I’m buying a lip gloss, especially at a price point north of $12, I want a strong pigment. I love “nude” colors, especially when I’m doing a “major” eye, which is most of the time. However, this gloss looks like it would settle into every little line on my lips, even with lip liner; THAT is a definite deal-breaker, at any price really. You’re younger than I am, so you don’t have that problem–lucky!
    On the other hand, I’m pleasantly intrigued by the shadows,
    and I love the French name! :)

    • BeautyJudy

      Aw! Thank you so much Queeng!! I like that description – ain’t nobody got time for line-settling lippies! You can actually see the color does that in one of my photos. I might not have given this lip gloss a total thumbs up but I am excited to try more from the brand and you’re right – those shadows, meow!