We caught up with Doris Dalton, founder of Doll 10 Beauty to learn more about her beauty story!
If you weren’t leading Doll 10 Beauty, what would you be doing?
Honestly, I can’t imagine doing anything else. I’m so proud of the community of confidence that we’ve built and developing new products for my Dolls that really impact their lives. This is my true calling and what I was born to do. But, if I had to choose something else, it would be related to animals in some way. I love my animals more than I can describe and helping animals is a cause near and dear to my heart. I’d probably open a shelter for pets in need.
What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
I usually wake up around 7:30 am and get my coffee going. I’m a coffee addict and I need at least 3 cups until I feel like my brain turns on. Then I head to feed my animals. I have 2 dogs and then I take care of a community of feral cats that live near my home. I get their food prepared and get them all fed and happy. It’s the best way to start the day.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
My mom ingrained in me that I could do anything I wanted to if I just put my heart into it, work hard and never give up. She is such an inspiration to me and she lived the advice she instilled in me. She worked full-time, took night classes to further her career and maintained a household of four children. To this day, whenever I am going through something, I call my mother and she always has the right words.
What’s on your bucket list right now?
I’ll be celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary this year, so I’d love to go back to Hawaii with my family, which is where my husband and I got married.
Where’s the last place you travelled to?
Canada for our shows! I love visiting with our Canadian Dolls and I always have to stock up on those maple cookies on my way home! We are addicted to them at the office.
Why did you start Doll 10?
After surviving a rare cancer 10 years ago, I faced a stranger in the mirror that just wasn’t me. I had lost my brows and my hair wasn’t far behind. My skin was ravished, and it was at that time that I found my purpose. I went to battle for myself and countless other women like me to reclaim my sense of self. I wanted to design easy to use products that were also skin-friendly in which women could steal 10 minutes to get dolled up and feel their best. I wanted to inspire confidence through the power of makeup.
Of all the beauty products you’ve created, do you have a favourite?
Hydralux foundation. I am so proud of this formula because it is the first and only foundation on the market that is clinically proven to improve the appearance of the skin over time. It’s a hybrid of a foundation that acts like skincare which is really why it’s so incredible.
Describe your aesthetic in 3 words.
Hmmm…this is a tough one but I would say it’s a mixture of comfy, classic and elegant. I always like to look put together, but not overdone. Comfort is my # 1.
Fill in the blank: _________ inspires me.
Confidence inspires me! I love looking and feeling my best and inspiring other women to have that confidence through makeup. It brings me so much joy. When we feel good, we look good! I like to call it #TheDolledUpEffect.
Share one tip for someone looking to switch up their beauty routine.
Change your lip colour! It’s so simple and it’s the one thing that completely pulls your whole look together and brings your face to life. The right lip colour is like the right pair of shoes. When you’re wearing it you feel like you can take on the world!
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