Oh Instagram! Why must you entice me with all these indie brands? And give me more reasons to spend my hard-earned pennies?
If you are big on following beauty gurus or brands on Instagram, you most likely have heard of Dose of Colors. I have reviewed their lipgloss before and have loved them. This time around, I have purchased their liquid lipstick. Liquid Matte Lipsticks are a trend that have been popping up all over with beauty brands. The dry-to-matte formula has grown very popular. I have tried formulas by Kat Von D and have fallen in love. So I will admit in being obsessed with liquid matte lipsticks.
I bought "Purple Rain" and "Kiss of Fire" first, then followed up with "Berry Me" and "Pinky Promise". All of the shades except for "Berry Me", I purchased at Ricky's. There is a great advantage to shopping in person since you can swatch everything and get to see how the colors look in person. I was not disappointed because they look just as beautiful in person as they do online.
I feel that the shades were pretty consistent regarding formula and how long they were (excluding Purple Rain). They all applied like a lipstick and dried to a matte finish. They last about 4-6 hours before starting to wear out, mostly in the middle of my lips. These formulas do transfer, I saw some of the color on straws and my hand.
One thing that was weird, is a grainy texture that I can feel when applying the lipstick. It goes away once it dries though.
Breakdown of The Colors:
Pinky Promise: This is a very bright, clean pink. Out of all the shades, this is the one that is the most long lasting. It wears out to a stain that actually looks quite nice.
Berry Me: A lovely, berry-plum color.I absolutely love this shade. I guess a lot of people agreed with me because this shade was sold out for so long. Both online and in stores. I was able to get it once it was available online again. It is a lovely shade and it looks great for the Fall and Winter. I just love how it complements warm-toned eye looks. BTW I wrote "Berry Amour" on the picture by mistake. Got the shade mixed with a blush I own, don't judge me.
Purple Rain: This is just straight-up purple! This shade is fairly unique as it's rare to find a true purple lipstick. Out of all the colors, this one had a little separation with the color. If you look closely at the first picture, you can be able to notice it. This shade also lasted the least out of all, about 4 hours.
Kiss of Fire: This is a red with a hint of orange. It reminds me a bit of Lady Danger by MAC. The super-matte formula just makes it more awesome.This looks really nice paired with "Brick" lip liner by MAC. I will post it soon so you can be awed as well ;-).
You can shop for Dose of Colors on their website , Ricky's stores and http://rickysnyc.com.