Dose Of Colors Lipstick's in Seductive & Dark Secret + Swatches

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Dose Of Colors is a new (to me) cosmetic line that I came across them via Instagram. They carry lipsticks, lipgloss, and false eyelashes. They have an array of beautiful shades available. After seeing tons of pictures and swatches I knew I had to try a some of the lipsticks out. They have 10 shades in total, with each lipstick priced at $16. Being the pink and purple lover that I am, I purchased Seductive and Dark Secret to try out first. 

On to the swatches...

Seductive       Dark Secret

Seductive       Dark Secret

As you will notice right away is the pigmentation of these lipsticks. The colors are vibrant and opaque. The formula is similar to Mac's amplified finish lipsticks, but with an extra kick.  The staying power is great, and even when removed they leave a stain on the lips, so even then a tint is still noticeable. Overall I like the shades I chose, but I would love them if they were in matte form. I'm ok with an amplified finish, but sometimes the shine can be a bit much. I prefer matte finishes with the option of adding a gloss to give shine. I look forward to trying out a couple of their glosses next! 

To check out the other 8 shades, along with their glosses and lashes, click HERE to visit their website.

Have you tried anything from this brand? Thoughts?

Mac Sharon & Kelly Osbourne Haul + Swatches

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Mac has decided to collaborate with the mother-daughter duo Sharon and Kelly Osbourne for one of their latest collections. Upon seeing the color story I was blown away by the packaging which for those that know me, I'm a huge sucker for! I knew certain pieces would be must haves! Above are the items that I purchased last week when the collection launched online (Mac launches collections typically a week to 10 days earlier on their online site). While many items sold out the same day, the collection launches in store today so there's still a chance that you can grab some things. Hopefully my swatches will help a few ladies decide.

First up is Kelly's portion of the collection...

Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

  Cheeky Booger Blush

 Top portion of Jolly Good, Lower Portion of Jolly Good, Cheeky Booger

Bloody Brilliant Eyeshadow Quad

Spoonful of Sugar, Tickety Boo, Fizzy Rose, Shadowy Lady

Riot House, Strip Poker, Dodgy Girl, Candy Yum Yum

 Riot House, Strip Poker, Dodgy Girl, Candy Yum Yum

Now on to Sharon's portion of the collection...

Refresh Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

 Peaches & Cream blush

 Top portion of Refresh, Lower Portion of Refresh, Peaches & Cream

 Duchess Eyeshadow Quad

Sweet Eyes, Sexy Eyes, Femme Fatale, Embark

Cranberry lip liner

Bijou lipglass

Bijou lipglass

Cranberry lip liner, Bijou lipglass

Sharon's portion of the collection really impressed me. I found all of the shades will work well for women of color such as myself (Mac NC50 for reference). The shades compliment my complexion very well. Iv'e worn a few of the items every single day since I got ahold of them. Even grabbed a back up of the quad and blush. Her items were the main items that sold out extremely fast.

Now for Ms Kelly's portion... Based on my swatches above I'm pretty sure you can tell that I wasn't impressed. Her shades really did not work for me. Kelly Yum Yum and Dodgy Girl were the only 2 items I would recommend for someone in my shade range. The face products look completely ashy on me. And while they will work for those with a more fair complexion, they should be a total pass for us women of color. The quad wasn't too bad, but nothing unique about it at all. One of the shades (Shadowy Lady) is permanent, and the other colors can be easily duped.

Overall I'd say the collection was pretty decent. It has a little bit of everything that would look great on different shade complexions. So if there was anything of interest based on my swatches, I'd suggest heading over to Mac, Macys, Nordstroms, and Bloomingdales to grab them. I'm almost sure certain items won't last past today.

Hope this post was helpful for someone :)

Have you purchased or plan on purchasing anything from this collection? What are your thoughts?

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