While I am rarely on trend with the cosmetic products I purchase, liquid lipsticks are the exception. I ‘oooh’ and ‘aaah’ at every company that introduces a “new, revolutionary” formula in the liquid-to-matte craze. I have been eye-ing the DOSE OF COLORS liquid lipsticks since their release and was happy to see the brand had restocked all their colors right before Christmas. So, naturally, I picked one up right after the holiday. =)
I have been seeing their colors EVERYWHERE. Instagram and YouTube were full of people complementing the long lasting formula and the intense pigmentation that came wit just one swipe. One of my favorite YouTubers, Desi Perkins, tested out the color ‘Berry Me’ and loved it so much that it ended up in one of her monthly favorites videos. She not only listed the item as a favorite, but wore it in the video! The video was informative, but I couldn’t take my eyes off the color! I basically watched a 10-minute video just for the lip color which I think is totally permissible.
‘Berry Me’ seems to be a chameleon color, meaning it changes color based on skin complexion and natural lip color. On Desi, it looked more muted neutral, but turned out to have a more pink base on me. I don’t mind the hints of fuchsia and I actually liked the color even more once I put it on. The color lasted throughout a meal and while it could have used a little bit of touching up, I decided to just ride it out and see what it would look like at the end of the day.
My only complaint about the product is the longevity. Now, you are probably thinking, what in the world!??! Why wouldn’t I want it to do its job and last all day?! Well … it’s great that it lasts all day, but the LAST THING I want to do at the end of the day is struggle to take off my lip color. I swear there was a fight between my Makeup Forever makeup remover and this product. It took me about 10 minutes and three cotton pads of remover to get the majority off. After several hours of wear, the color had quite a bit of time to settle into the lines in my lips making it almost impossible to get all the way off. I ended up having to use a lip scrub to get the color out of those lines. My lips were still pretty stained, but at least I could say I tried my best.
It would be great if the brand could come out with a lipstick remover. I would invest as long as I didn’t have to spend all that energy trying to get it off. I’ve heard that the product doesn’t react well to oily foods, so maybe some vitamin E oil would have been helpful in the removal process.
What do you think about the Dose of Colors liquid lipsticks? Anyone else struggling to get it off?
Happy HAULidays! I wanted to share some of my most recent purchases. I basically used Christmas as an excuse to buy new goodies! Read till the end for a special BONUS item that is super hot this season!
An extra special package that came in today! I CANNOT wait to try this color out to test its durability during a normal day of wear-and-tear.
You can’t deny that ColourPop Cosmetics has had a GREAT year. Their “Lippie Stix” (an innovative new name for lipsticks) and Color Shock Eyeshadows have been popping up in loads of Instagram posts and YouTube tutorials. What’s next for the fun-filled company? A collection of matte eyeshadows.
ColourPop Cosmetics made a Christmas morning announcement that puts Santa to shame. Fans of the brand will be clammoring for a collection of 14 all new matte eyeshadows dropping TONIGHT at 12AM PST (3AM EST). Known for their unique “is it gel? is it powder” consistency, ColourPop has made huge strides in the beauty world this year. These affordable, high-quality products are a must for your post-Christmas shopping list. What will you be buying?
MAC is bringing out some pretty vibrant tones with this collection. Get ready for royal blue, deep purples, and elegant golds.
MAC’s collaboration with Chinese socialite and jewelry designer Bao Bao Wan is bringing us color! The collection appeared on MAC’s website earlier this year in one of a series of online collection release glitches experienced by the company. However, the items with a March 2015 release date have completely redesigned, limited edition packaging. So even if you were lucky and got it the first time, you might want to get a backup this time with the LE packaging. Check out more sneak peeks below!
Forty-five, yes 45 items coming this February from dynamic duo Isabel and Ruben Toledo! Isabel is a Tony-award winning designer known for creating the First Lady Michelle Obama’s first inauguration look. Her husband Ruben is an painter, sculptor, and illustrator who often collaborates with his wife. With such an artistic background, I am expecting lots of fun and unique new products!
She is an avid promoter of a red lip. He is an avid promoter of whatever she wants. So it is safe to say we will see LOTS of red in this collection! MAC seems to be relying a lot on the popularity of the staple red lip as it just released the redRedRED collection this month. However, with 45 products, I believe it is safe to say these products will be completely different. As for packaging, will MAC keep the now-iconic black and silver bullet for the lipsticks? Or will they give collectors something to drool over? I guess we will have to wait until February 5, 2015 (January 29th online, February 2nd Nordstrom) to see what comes out! But if Ruben Toledo has his way, we will see some of his original artwork all over the new products. Take a peek at the design below!