Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick Swatches
It’s no secret I love lipstick and lashes! My two favorite beauty items! I’m so excited to share information and swatches with you from the Dose of Colors matte liquid lipstick collection. I love the look of matte liquid lipstick but I hesitate to buy them because I come across very mixed reviews of many formulas. Not to mention, I’ve had some bad experiences with quite a few formulas I’ve tried from other brands.
Problems with matte liquid formulas? Uh yeah, where do I begin? They can wear off unevenly, be uncomfortably drying to wear, flake and crumble off your lips (always a joy), and appear patchy. There is quite a bit that can go wrong with these products and everyone has a collection on the market. Some of them don’t even look pretty on the lips because they settle into the natural lines of the lips and look horrible. Even worse, I’ve seen some crack (devastating)! I’ve had to ask myself, who wants that? Well, I’m back on a quest to find long wearing, high performing matte liquid lipstick that looks good. I’m not going to focus on the many duds I have come across but I am going to tell you that I discovered Dose of Colors matte liquid lipstick and I love their product! The formula from Dose of Colors wears beautifully and they have gorgeous wearable shades. They are also easy to blend together to create more variations.
I know greens and blues are very popular, but for me, they aren’t wearable because I work in an office. I’m looking for colors I can wear to work that suit my lifestyle. Dose of Colors has an incredible color range in their matte liquids and they are so popular they can’t keep them in stock. I discovered them on Instagram and I’m so glad that I did. I bought a few, fell in love, and began buying more as they came into stock. I love their glosses too!
The Dose of Colors matte liquid lipstick is not drying. The one color that I had to work a little harder with to get an even application was Coral Crush, A few extra strokes and it goes on just fine. I have not tried all the colors in my collection yet but of those I have tried (Stone, Bare with Me, Truffle, and the glosses), have me hooked and I’m a huge fan. I got turned onto these after seeing an Instagram picture of someone wearing Stone on the Dose of Colors Instagram page. Here it is:
After seeing that shade, I was sold! The Dose of Colors Instagram page is filled with stunning looks that will make you want every color. Beware if you visit, look what’s happening to me! I’m binging. I bought Stone and Truffle first and Stone looks a little different on me but I’m not wearing the Rose gloss and the picture above was not likely an iPhone pic, whereas mine is (with the front camera). Therefore, color and photo quality is going to vary. Bottom line, it’s a gorgeous color and I don’t see a color in their collection I don’t want! Here I am wearing Stone:
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So, let’s jump in and look at the swatches of the colors I have and then I’ll tell you a little more about how they wear. Are they perfect? Well, no not perfect but pretty close. They are one of the best formulas I’ve come across so far! Next up for review is Jeffree Star but that collection doesn’t have as many wearable shades as Dose of Colors.
Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick Swatches
Dose of Colors Lipgloss Swatches
The Dose of Colors glosses are opaque and long wearing. In the swatches below, you can see Rose is not as glossy or shimmery as Bellini. These glosses wear beautifully over the matte liquid lipsticks. Rose is the perfect shade to wear over Stone. Bellini is perfect over Bare with Me or Truffle. It seems all the glosses are designed to wear with the lipsticks and matte liquid shades, however, they are also very pretty when worn alone. The swatches below are one back and forth swipe on my hand. The glosses are highly pigmented!
I’d definitely recommend you experiment wearing the glosses alone and over the mattes or regular Dose of Colors lipsticks.
How does the Dose of Colors matte liquid lipstick formula wear?
The formula wears better than most liquid lipsticks I’ve tried. It’s easy to get an even application and the formula dries quickly but not so quick you feel rushed when working with it. It does not crack or look dry on the lips. The lipstick does not settle into the fine lines of the lips either. It maintains a creamy soft look once dry. There is very little slip once it’s dry but the formula is quite comfortable. Using a gloss over the matte lipstick will give you a bit of slip if you like that feeling but of course, then it’s not totally matte!
They matte liquids work well with or without a liner and are easy to apply. I often wear mine without liner. After eating, I may feel like I need to touch up the lipstick but when I look in a mirror, I realize it looks fine. The color is still there but the texture may feel a little sandy or gritty. I don’t know how else to describe it but that’s the way it feels on my lips as the day progresses or after I eat something where the food touches my lips. At at about the 6 hour mark, I can still see the color and it’s not patchy. It does fade around 6 hours but the fade is even. The slight gritty feeling is not something that is visible. This product doesn’t flake or rub off like a lot of other formulas. I touch mine up when I notice the gritty feeling. Even as the color fades, there is some stain left behind so some color remains and appears even. I have gotten some feedback, very little though, that people have struggled with some of the darker formulas. I can’t speak to that since I haven’t tried them yet. I believe they were limited edition holiday colors that were an issue for some people.
All in all, Dose of Colors matte liquid lipstick is a gorgeous product and it wears extremely well. As you can see, I’m buying them up! I love their gorgeous shades and it’s fun to mix them together to create new colors. If you are looking for matte liquid lipsticks, Dose of Colors at $18 USD is a great product and excellent value!
I’d love to hear your thoughts! If you plan to try them, tell me what colors appeal to you or do you already have some that you love? Can you recommend any other matte liquid lipsticks?
You can purchase these lipsticks on the Dose of Colors website or a California based stored called Naimie’s Beauty Center. I do find both companies will have different colors in stock so check both if you are looking for something specific. Dose of Colors will ship international. You can join their mailing list to get notified when products come in stock. Enjoy beauties! I’m sure you will love these if you try them!
Dose of Colors lip products are cruelty free, gluten free, and vegan. Ingredients are listed on their website. #DoseofPerfection