Dose of Colors Cork and Chocolate Wasted Matte Lipstick Swatches and Review

2016-04-05

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Part of me feels like I’m hoping on the dark brown lip trend late but then I remembered, I’ve been here before. The only difference now is that it’s ultra matte.

The only thing on my shopping list at The Makeup Show LA this year was ultra matte lip liquid lipsticks. I have so much product that there’s no room left to go crazy makeup shopping but I knew I needed these lip colors. I went with Dose of Colors for a couple of reasons; the reviews are solid and they’re not Lime Crime. I knew I wanted these colors so bad that I only wore a sheer lip gloss to the show because I knew I wanted to wear it that day. I ended up wearing Cork that day. I’ve worn a few other brands without any complaints and the Dose of Colors formula [so far] is one of my favorites. It applies evenly and I didn’t have to build the color or layer it to make even. I also didn’t find it to be drying or feel any tightness when wearing it. Even with the swatches below I didn’t re-enter the tube or have to fight to keep away any streakiness. My only mistake was not exfoliating before applying these. As with any matte lip color it’ll accentuate every crease, dry patch, and dead skin on your lips if you don’t exfoliate first.

Another thing that really impressed me was the packaging. It’s frosted (matte) so you still see the color and ballerina tip was fluffy enough to distribute color but the tip was defined enough to still create a nice clean outline without using a lip liner. I’m actually excited to get more colors.

SHADES

Cork – Neutral toned deep brown with a hint of yellow tones with an ultra matte finish
Chocolate Wasted – Deep dark cool toned brown with an ultra matte finish

INGREDIENTS

Isododecane Synthetic Beeswax VP/Hexadecene Copolymer Octyldodecanol Cyclopentasiloxane C18-36 Acid Triglyceride Disteardimonium Hectorite Phenoxyethanol Alcohol denatured Ethylhexylglycerin MAY CONTAIN: ± D&C Red No.28 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410) FD&C Red No.40 Aluminum Lake (CI 16035) Titanium dioxide (CI 77891) FD&C Yellow No 5 Lake (CI 19140) Aluminum Oxide Red 6 Lake (CI 15850) D&C Red 27 Lake (CI 45410) FD&C Red 7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850:1) Iron Oxides (CI 77499) FD&C Blue No.1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090)
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