Our story



Debbie (I) started playing around with raw ingredients back in 2009, with having three children under the age of 4, and still coming to terms with the sudden loss of my father a few years earlier, I felt myself drowning in "mum" life.  

"When you dedicate yourself to being a full time mum, wife, housecleaner, errand runner, chef etc you lose who YOU are as a person.  You become something to everyone else and push yourself to the back.  Often without even realising that is what is happening.  Then we have the "Mum Guilts",  the little voice in us that tells us that we should feel grateful we have children, and we chose this life etc.  So once again we push those feelings that we are not coping aside to do our duty."

It became a downward spiral mentally for me.  The trigger of grief that I never fully dealt with was a major factor.  I started researching makeup.  Being in the beauty industry my whole life it was where my passion was.  I could totally immerse myself in the learning and creating that was soon to become Doll Face NZ.  So Doll Face was born out of a happy place and a place of mental illness.  I didn't know at the time, but Doll Face became a way to shut out the world, my kids, husband and homelife.  I was obsessed.  After major highs and lows, I sought counselling and eventually diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. 

The highs of my mental illness ment that Doll Face was turning into an amazing product!  So you have to take the good with the bad!  After years of struggles in all aspects of my life I finally can say I am settled, happy and content.  

So MAKEUP can mean many different things for people.  A way to have confidence, feel beautiful, have time out, be creative.  Most of all it's a FEELING. It's the way we FEEL when applying it, wearing it and taking it off at night.  It is all for US.   



Doll Face NZ is 100% New Zealand owned and operated. Manufactured in Lower Hutt NZ, it has grown from humble beginnings to gaining EU distribution certification and has award winning beauty products. All our products are hypoallergenic, mineral based, non-comedogenic and contains no 'nasties'.

Doll face NZ is proud to not test on Animals!  EVER!  Nor do we use any raw ingredient that has been tested on animals.  All products are 100% Cruelty Free.

Doll Face is designed to be salon quality, yet user friendly, combining years of beauty experience with the awareness of cutting edge trends that make Doll Face a front-runner in New Zealand's mineral cosmetic scene.


"We make makeup for people who love to wear it"

We are here to help you.  If you do not love wearing our makeup, we will offer you a full money back guarantee.  There will always be a real person here to answer any questions!