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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 Cosmetics, only 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!
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:
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:
And Punk Volumizer Mascara, which has a large brush:
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:
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:
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?