Doll 10 Hydra Gel Cream Blush and LAQA and CO. Cheeky Lip Pencil

Today I bring you not one, but two reviews!!!

I received the Doll 10 cream blush in my August Ipsy Bag and the LAQA and Co. in my August Birchbox.

Let’s start with the LAQA and Co. Cheeky Lip first!




This gold lovelies are a soft, matte crayon with easy application and gorgeous color! The multi-tasking creamy formula works as both a cheek and lip color, and its super easy to apply – just swipe on for lips; and swipe + blend on cheeks for radiant color.

Can we just talk about the full size packaging for a second?


How gorgeous is that???

Since mine is a sample it doesn’t look like that.  But I would purchase the full price just for the packaging alone!!

I received my sample in the shade “Humble Brag” which is a beautiful bright pink shade.

This can be used on your lips and/or cheeks.  I started with my lips first.

The color is very opaque and has an excellent color payoff.

I didn’t care for the way this color looked on my lips, but that’s just personal preference.

However….on my cheeks it was beautiful!

It is really creamy and easy to blend in.  I would suggest working on one cheek at a time since it seems to set in a bit quickly.

I will sometimes blend it in with my fingertips (the heat from my fingers makes it even easier to blend in) or I use a small stippling brush.

So it was a no-go on my lips, but it gets a A+ as a blush!

Okay….on to Doll 10!  I received this in the shade “Flirt”.




  1. ultra lightweight silky texture
  2. blends easily and seamlessly
  3. buildable color layers for more intensity
  4. natural look, like you’re blushing, not wearing blush
  5. revolutionary hybrid gel technology

HydraGel: a revolutionary formula with hybrid gel technology.  For the ease of a powder with the fresh, natural look of a cream, HydraGel Blush makes you look like you’re blushing, not wearing blush. Formulated with beneficial ingredients Shea Butter, Avocado Butter and Jojoba Seed Oil to hydrate the skin while Lavender extract provides luminosity for a fresh, natural-looking flush of pure color.

I really love the formula.  It is very creamy and still lightweight.

I also love the color.  It is a beautiful mid-toned warm rose pink.

It is extremely pigmented so a little goes a long way.  You could easily overdo it with this blush so you have to be careful.  I usually use one small dab and then blend out.  That’s all it takes.

I agree with every single claim they made.  It looks very natural (as long as you don’t over-apply) and feels extremely lightweight on the skin.  It also has great staying power.

The formula is also hydrating so my cheeks look youthful.  It didn’t settle into any lines at all.

 I have probably been reaching for the Doll 10 blush more than the LAQA and Co.  The shade is my favorite out of the two and the formula is simple incredible.

Did you receive one of these this month?  What were your thoughts?

Have a beautiful and wonderful day!

xoxo Lizzie♥


5 Comments Add yours

  1. hippylip says:

    I received Humble Brag and I wasn’t crazy about the color on me either but I did no realize the packaging was so pretty!! Doll 10 is def more my style. Thanks for the review!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I definitely reach for the doll 10 blush way more! It’s the perfect color! Are you excited about this months birchbox?


      1. hippylip says:

        Well I wish I was excited about Birchbox this month, but they had technical difficulties and didn’t send the sample choice email to me. By the time they fixed it every single choice was sold out!! Birchbox compensated me with some points and they will send a “special box tailored to me”. So it’s a complete surprise at to what I might get. It def won’t be one of the breast cancer boxes 😦

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Oh my gosh! I’m so sorry that happened!! 😦 those breast cancer boxes looked amazing! I didn’t get one either because they completely ran out by the time I received the email. I’ll be crossing my fingers that you end up with a fantastic box!

        Liked by 1 person

      3. hippylip says:

        Aww thanks. I’m not worried about it. Maybe I will get something good.

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s