Lipstick Advent Calendar Day Four: Dose of Colors

This is the perfect time of year for this color. Dose of Colors liquid lipstick in Brick is a deep brown red. I have both positive and negative things to say about this product. First, the good- I absolutely love the color. The pigmentation is great, and the color applies well with one coat. The formula, however, isn’t anything exceptional. It’s comfortable if you aren’t a lip smoosher, like me. (Lip smooshing is the art of constantly and consistently smooshing lips due to lipstick patchiness paranoia). If you can apply and leave it alone, it wears well.

Here are my issues with this product- the applicator makes it very tricky to get a sharp line. Liquid lipstick isn’t liquid lipstick without crisp edges. I had to get a stiff lipstick brush to help clean up, which means I’ll be picky about when I reach for this lipstick. I also find that it goes a bit patchy as it wears, particularly in the middle where the lips meet.I’ll be honest and say that I haven’t worn it enough to report on how it does with reapplication during the day. If it crumbles, it will be cast aside. That’s my liquid lipstick pet peeve.

It’s fierce in photos, though. Get it here.



Product Empties and Reviews #1

My favorite posts to read are always the ’empties’ posts. I’m really interested in the products people use to the end (not easy when you are a beauty/skincare addict) and I’m always fascinated to find out if they’d recommend or repurchase the product. I saved a drawer full of products I used up and thought I’d share with you more about them.

Since this post is epic, here is a list of the products I reviewed so you can skip ahead if you are only interested in a few:

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm
NUDE Skincare Perfect Cleanse Omega Cleansing Jelly
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster
Clinique All About Eyes Rich
Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence
Tata Harper Replenishing Nutrient Complex
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray
Maybelline Volum Express The Falsies Mascara- Waterproof- Very Black

Most of it is skincare. Take a deep breath. Here we go…

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