I was minding my business enjoying the Internet when all of a sudden I saw this post about Dose of Color’s Berry Me 2 by Mango and Fudge. The color was so beautiful I went straight to the Dose of Color’s website and ordered a Berry Me 2 for myself. I don’t remember if they were having a promotion or if I needed to spend a certain amount to get free shipping but I also picked up Fiery Red and Brick. I apologize for the memory lapse but this was back in May. I remember that the shipping was very fast and they gave me a cool sticker. (I love stickers. Do you?) I started wearing two of the three colors. I took pictures of all three colors because I planned to do a blog post and here is that post… two seasons later.
Dose of Colors per their website(here) was founded in 2013 by a freelance make up artist. Fun fact they were the lipstick of choice for Beyonce’s pregnancy/goddess Grammys performance this year (here). Brick, Kiss of Fire and Berry Me 2 are liquid matte lipsticks($18/.16 oz). All three are listed as vegan and cruelty free on the Dose of Color’s website.
Brick is my least favorite of the three. I can’t really describe what it looks like on me but it’s not the rust like reddish brown I had in mind when I bought it. I think it looks more like clay. I’m sure you savvy shoppers are saying well clay<->brick and I hear you, but at the end of the day it turned out that it was not the look I was going for. Kiss of Fire is a classic true red that can do no wrong. I’ve worn this one quite a bit and it’s a crowd pleaser. It was in my What’s In the Bag post (here). Last but not least is the song of my heart when it comes to the three colors- Berry Me 2. I love this color. I think it’s just such a beautiful shade of berry/purple/fuchsia that would be flattering on just about every skin tone.
Like most of the liquid lipsticks I’ve tried before I’ve found that I have to be very careful with my application of these so that they don’t end up more on my teeth than my lips. But that’s probably user error on my part. All three colors have a slight toasted sugar smell to me. I’ve only worn Kiss of Fire and Berry Me 2 regularly. Kiss of Fire wears like iron. I usually still have traces of it even after using a make up remover. Berry Me 2 lasts a full work day with minimal touch up needed after meals. It’s a lot easier to remove at the end of the day than Kiss of Fire though and I can’t figure out why. I’m not a big fan of liquid lipsticks. I was simply bewitched by Mango and Fudge’s post. It turned out well though because I found two great colors to add to my lipstick wardrobe.
What are your thoughts on liquid lipsticks? Have you tried anything from Dose of Colors?