Doll 10 Beauty HydraBalm Serum Foundation Review and Demo

Doll 10 Beauty currently makes my two favorite holy grail foundations: HydraGel and HydraLux. I've loved just about every foundation they've released and was excited to hear that they just debuted another new formula! Read on for my thoughts on the new HydraBalm Serum Foundation and comparison to the others currently in the line.

Here is some information from the brand:

"HydraBalm Serum Infused Foundation, an innovative formula swirls together a medium coverage, buildable foundation with a potent anti-aging serum, so you get the best of both worlds. The serum combines powerful anti-aging ingredients such as copper tri-peptides, collagen, and retinol with ingredients such as silk, ceramides, chia seed extract and licorice extract, which help make the appearance of skin look brighter and smoother. Combined, you get seamless, hydrating coverage that works hard to improve the look of your skin all-day long."

This beauty is a skincare powerhouse! There are so many fantastic ingredients inside to help treat the skin so it looks the best it can by brightening, smoothing and even fighting wrinkles. The swirl of skincare and pigments in the component make it so unique. On days I usually don't wear makeup, I try to pick up more of just the skincare so my face gets treated every single day. Another unique thing about the component, is the actual pot of product pops out so you can just replace it with a new one and there is no need to go and buy a whole new compact. This will save money on refills.

Coverage wise, HydraBalm Serum is a buildable medium coverage on me. I still need to use concealer along with it on my undereyes. I like to use the sponge that comes with it to apply, gently dabbing it into my skin and blending. It wears all day and looks so natural, like the best version of my skin. The finish is VERY dewy on this one. If your skin is dull or mature you will love it. Shine prone, matte loving me simply applies a finishing powder on top and the dewyness calms down. It works for me now, but I will have to see once Summer comes, it's hot and I sweat more if too much shine comes through. Doll 10's Finishing Touch Powder is a great powder to try to help mattify. Another foundation tip I've picked up from Doris (as in Dalton, Doll 10's creator!) is to actually apply finishing powder BEFORE foundation too. Yes, it sounds bizarre, but this helps prevent the makeup from breaking up during the day! Since I do prefer a matte finish, I've also been loving applying the HydraBalm Serum and then adding a little bit of the brand's HydraGel Foundation on top where my skin usually gets really shiny.

skincare and pigments swirled into one!

left - fair, right - light

Shade wise, LIGHT works perfect for me. FAIR in this foundation is VERY fair. I can make it work if I apply a layer of bronzer on top, but LIGHT is defintely a better match. For reference, in HydraLux Foundation, FAIR works perfect for me and HydraGel I like LIGHT (I never tried that one in fair) In the HydraBalm Stick Foundation, I have LIGHT but it is a little dark. I don't have that one in fair either.
no flash- fair, light
flash- fair, light

I've been fortunate lately, my skin have been behaving rather well.
This picture was borrowed from another recent blog post since a certain blogger forgot to take the pictures before applying makeup this day. 

and eyes, obviously

for details check out description in demo video

fair in hydrabalm serum vs hydralux - no flash
fair in hydrabalm serum vs hydralux - flash
light shades in all foundations - no flash
light shades in all foundations - flash



Overall I find the HydraBalm Serum Foundation is another solid complexion product from Doll 10 Beauty!

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