Hey gang and Happy Friday! Christmas is right around the corner, only a few more days away, hope you are all ready for it if you celebrate it and I hope you don’t have to do any more shopping! James and I are celebrating Christmas this weekend because his son is going to be over, so I am definitely looking forward to that! They’ll be over shortly. But that’s not what we are here to talk about today. Today I’m giving some lip swatches and a review of the current lip products in my collection by Dose of Colors. So if that is something you think you might be interested in, just keep on reading!
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Lip It Up Satin Lipsticks
Currently, I only have one in my collection. It is apart of the Mickey Mouse Collection in the shade FOREVER. I’ve worn this shade a few times now and overall it is a nice formula, however, I don’t feel it is worth the price. The outer packaging is beautiful and looking at the other permanent shades that are available, that packaging is also beautiful. It is just a bit tricky to apply the cap. The product does not roll down, so if you are not careful you can easily divot into the product and possibly break off the product. Like I previously mentioned, the formula is nice but nothing revolutionary that I feel can’t be found at the drugstore.
Unlike the lipstick, these I feel are absolutely worth the price. Both shades that I picked up were also from the Mickey Mouse Collection, ROCKIN’ IT and ONE & ONLY, both cool toned nude glosses. Jessica from JamBeauty89 has raved about these and for good reason! If you read my post on My Most Loved Products of 2018, you will know that the EM Cosmetics True Gloss changed the game for me in regards to glosses. Before that gloss, you would not catch gloss in my collection. This formula reminds me so much of the EM Cosmetics True Gloss, it is a more gel-like consistency, not super heavy on the lips, and NOT STICKY! Hallelujah! These two shades are pretty opaque but layer on top of other lip products beautifully! Did I mention they smell like frosting?? Oh my gosh, it is heavenly!
Matte Liquid Lipsticks
This is where it is going to get tricky. Dose of Colors makes my favorite liquid lipstick formula, well, on a couple of shades. I currently own 5 different permanent shades. DESERT SUEDE, CORK, MERLOT, EXTRA SAUCY, and LOS ANJEALOUS. Desert Suede and Cork I have had the longest and the formulas are PERFECT! They are very comfortable on the lips, very long wearing (they last through doggy kisses), are transfer proof, they don’t crumble or flake, and layer on top of themselves beautifully. The reds are where I have inconsistencies. Los Anjealous feels and acts like the same formula as Cork and Desert Suede, Extra Saucy and Merlot I strongly feel are different formulas. Now, I don’t know if that is due to the fact that they are more richer reds, but they are both different formulas, in my opinion.
Extra Saucy is beautiful on the lips, honestly my ideal type of red shade, but it bleeds a little on me and smudges & transfers. It bums me out so much because I absolutely love this shade. I purchased it originally for work, I wanted a transfer resistant, long wearing red to wear to work, but sadly I have to fuss with this shade throughout the day, unlike the previous three shades. I can’t eat with this shade, it collects in the corners of my lips, but I can drink with it, as long as it is through a straw. It is still comfortable on the lips though.
The last shade is Merlot and I am not a huge fan of this shade, for several different reasons. For one, in order to get it to that truer blue-toned red, I have to do two layers. Which fine, no big deal, however, it makes the formula extra drying. I’ve noticed, even with one layer of this product, it is drying, but two, dear lord. Again, I can stand a more drying formula so I could get over that. This shade also stains the crap out of my lips, which is not something I’ve had a problem with, with the other two reds. It stains my lips bright pink. What I forgot to mention is with one layer of this product, it looks a lot more pink than red. The next problem I have is that it collects in the corners of my lips, then bleeds out around it, then stains my skin. Not a cute look. I also have a problem of it bleeding out of my lip line, it transfers really easily, and smudges quite a bit. Which again, is a problem because it stains my skin and takes forever to get off. I really wished this shade worked for me, because after two layers I love the red, but sadly, it doesn’t. For those several reasons, I would not recommend this red. If you want a good red, go with LOS ANJEALOUS. It is more muted but has an excellent formula!
Overall, I really love Dose of Colors, I will definitely keep purchasing other shades of the glosses and even though there are some consistencies in the formula with the matte liquid lipsticks, I feel the mid-tone shades are the safest bet on a consistent formula. I would like to try KNOCK ON WOOD, SAND, CAMPFIRE, and OLD FLAME. And even though there are definite inconsistencies with the red shades, I want to try one more red shade, that being KISS OF FIRE. I feel with how off the formula was between the red shades, I’m not confident in the formula for the darker shades. I feel they might be a bit streaky or have the formula similar to MERLOT just because a lot of other brands tend to have that problem. If you have tried a darker shade of the matte liquid lipsticks and have had success, please let me know in the comments which shade or shades worked for you, because I really do love the brand and I would love to try the darker shades.
Well gang, I know this was yet another long post. I’m one of those people that really tries to describe and give as much information as I can to be as helpful as I can be. With that being said, I hope you found this post somewhat helpful or informative, or just fun. Who knows! If you have tried several Dose of Color products before, let me know which ones you’ve loved and which ones you hated. Also, have any of you tried their eyeshadow formula or highlighter formula? I am intrigued but feel it has been a bit overhyped due to the Desi and Katy collab. Maybe I’m wrong, but if you’ve tried them, let me know what you thought! Okay, I think I have blabbered on long enough! I hope you guys have a great weekend and we’ll chat again soon! Until next time!