Every now and then I give in to hype, we all do! Recently I got super excited about Dose of Colors launching four new liquid lipsticks. Chocolate Wasted and Mood were on my list and I just had to have them (the other shades are Cork and Desert Suede). After a few hours of fighting with their servers, my items were ordered and on their way.
Shipping was pretty quick, I ordered on a Thursday and my items were in hand on Monday. I love fast shipping, about as much as I love makeup. I’m literally writing this less than 6 hours after getting my order. That’s how hyped I am about these lipsticks.
Before I share my thoughts I want to show you the shades, as posted on the Dose of Colors Instagram page:
Pretty rich and gorgeous colors, so you can see why I was excited. I have been looking for a brown liquid lipstick shade that didn’t look like poop (for lack of a better descriptor) on my already rich brown skin. Mood looks like a typical deep shade for me so I was immediately drawn to it.
As far as the formula goes these lipsticks applied very creamy and my lips don’t feel very dry or uncomfortable. Chocolate Wasted settled into my lip lines pretty quickly so I went over it again to clear up any gaps. I was shocked to find that layering more product didn’t make it flake off or get crusty, that’s a plus! I can’t speak to how long they last just yet but will update soon.
I like the way these liquid lipsticks look in the frosted tube. It’s actually pretty heavy so I know it won’t crack if I drop it from a counter or something. The applicator is your standard doe foot applicator. I’ve heard that the applicators start to tear up after a while so I’m hoping that issue is fixed.
The colors are very rich as I hoped they would be, however, I don’t think they are true to the colors posted online. That’s my main gripe. I thought I was getting this rich brown almost black shade and a soft burgundy/oxblood tone. Mood is giving me all types of mauve vibes (it kind of reminds me of Aria by Stila) and Chocolate Wasted looks good but not exactly what I was hoping for. Take a peek at me wearing both shades, I used NYX Expresso Lip Pencil to line (not fill) my lips.
Dose of Colors liquid matte lipsticks retail for $18 and can be found here.
Have you tried any of the shades from Dose of Colors? What are your thoughts? Talk to me in the comments!