New In Beauty: DHC Quick Film Smoother, Gel Pencil Eyeliners EX & Coenzyme Q10 Sheet Mask review

Monday 20 February 2017

DHC Quick Film Smoother, Gel Pencil Eyeliners & Q10 Sheet Mask review
Cult Japanese brand DHC, released some new skincare and makeup products last month and I've been busy testing them out.

I have a major soft spot for anything Japanese (Tokyo is still one of my favourite cities that I've had the pleasure of visiting and I desperately want to go back!), and DHC are probably one of the easiest Japanese brands to buy over here in the UK. Their Deep Cleansing Oil is a fantastic oil-based makeup remover which removes everything (and I mean everything!) and I regularly see many of their other skincare products popping up on my Instagram feed.

But anyway, let's check out these shiny new products, shall we?
DHC Quick Film Smoother
 DHC Quick Film Smoother* (25g, £17.50, link)

The Quick Film Smoother is a light moisturiser with a primary aim of reducing the appearance of fine lines by plumping them up and softening them, and it also gives the skin a bit of extra moisture. It uses key ingredients such as ESM (Egg Shell Membrane) Peptides to give an immediate smoothing effect, Seaweed extract to instantly lift, and a Soybean Protein complex to draw in moisture and help protect the skin's elasticity through long term use. 

As I'm still in my twenties, I don't have any wrinkles yet, but I do have some fine lines around my eyes from staring at screens all day and this does work on those to gently smooth them out. It seems to be more of a temporary quick fix though because as soon as I wash my face in the evening, the fine lines are back. However, I much prefer to use this product as a makeup primer as it helps to create a nice smooth surface, and the light gel cream texture feels great. Mature skins will definitely appreciate this more, but I will happily keep it in my makeup bag as a primer.
DHC Gel Pencil Eyeliners EX in Black & Brown
DHC Gel Pencil Eyeliners EX in Black & Brown
 DHC Gel Pencil Eyeliners EX in Black & Brown* (0.1g, £9.50 each, link)

I wasn't aware that DHC even had a makeup range until these new eyeliners arrived, and if they're anything to go by, I'll definitely be checking out some more from them! I use gel eyeliners probably as much as I use liquid ones, and these are really good. These twist-up liners apply smoothly and they don't smudge or budge for a good 7-8 hours which is impressive for me as I have quite oily eyelids, so they may last longer on you if you don't have this problem. The tips are small and fine so they're great to use for tight-lining to achieve a precise finish, and I personally love using them on my lower waterline when I'm in the mood for a smokey eye.

I've tried out both the brown and the black shades, and I have to say that the brown is more richly pigmented with one swipe than the black, but the black is still strong and it's great to build up for a more dramatic evening look.
DHC Gel Pencil Eyeliners EX in Black & Brown swatches
 DHC Gel Pencil Eyeliners EX in Black & Brown
DHC Coenzyme Q10 Sheet Mask
DHC Coenzyme Q10 Sheet Mask* (1 mask, £4.50, link)

You guys all know that I love sheet masks so I always get excited when I get the chance to try out a new one. I've used some other sheet masks from DHC before and they were just OK, but this newbie definitely gets a thumbs up from me. The Coenzyme Q10 mask is mainly for moisturising, firming and targeting fine lines and wrinkles, yet I feel that anyone who has dry or dehydrated skin will see a positive result from using this, regardless of your age. 

It's formulated with Coenzyme Q10, a popular and powerful antioxidant enzyme which has been proven to help support the production of collagen and fight free radical damage, whilst Vitamins C & E have been included for brightness and hydration. I've only tried this mask once, but after 20 minutes, my skin felt instantly smoother and softer. Oddly enough though, I noticed that the results became better and more visible a few hours later, as I began to see a bigger difference in how plumped up and hydrated my skin was. A good one to try if you love moisturising sheet masks!

Have you tried anything from DHC?

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  1. I really like the eyeliners, so smooth! The primer/blur is a better formula than one of their others and it's def just for a quick fix for a few hours. The mask is super hydrating & plumping, but aren't some sheet masks a pain to fit?! Lol
    H x

    1. They are amazingly smooth aren't they?! I know what you mean - sheet masks are so tricky and most are always a lot bigger than what I need them to be! x


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