Desi Perkins and LustreLux recently collaborated with Dose of Colors and today, I am going to be talking about and swatching the 2 traditional lipsticks and the lipgloss in the collection.
In my last post, I talked about the liquid lipstick in the collection, so if you want to read a full review on that, this is the link, Desi X Katy X Dose of Colors Liquid Lipstick in Hot Fire Review + Swatches
No Shade Lipstick Review + Description
The No Shade Lipstick is a pale orange nude shade that has a thick, creamy consistency. It has a high color pay-off, is fully opaque and pigmented and isn't sheer at all. The lipstick applies very easily to the lips and while it does tug on them a bit, it doesn't tug as much as some traditional lipsticks do. You just have to make sure that you are not winding the lipstick right up to the top when applying it because sometimes the friction can cause the lipstick to snap, which is a common issue that all traditional, stick lipsticks tend to have, no matter what formula or finish they have.
In regards to how the lipstick looks on the lips, I love it. Sometimes I am scared of light shades like this in traditional lipstick form because they settle into the lips so much and can make them look super wrinkly, especially when they have a cream finish. I didn't find that to be the case with No Shade, it does settle a bit but it's nothing extreme and I like it on the lips way more than I thought I would.
No Shade is extremely, extremely comfortable on the lips. It feels extremely lightweight, which is crazy because it has a thick , creamy consistency. The lipstick doesn't have a high staying power and will fade away after a couple of hours, give or take.
It does transfer, and is not matte at all. It is a 'omg, is it on my teeth?' kind of lipstick, and it rubs off on straws and everything else. I would be a bit scared to wear this somewhere where I couldn't check on it or touch it up regularly, it does slip around, which is typical of lipsticks with a cream finishes. It is so comfortable though, and I will deffo wear it around.
In regards to the shade/color of the lipstick, I love it. I have always liked really pale nude shades and this is a beautiful one. I will say, it is pretty light so I am unsure if people with deeper skin tones will like it, it is almost too pale for me and I am extremely fair. Even though I like the color, it is not unique or one of a kind, which is okay but as I said in my post about Hot Fire, I am not sure that I would have picked it up had it not been a collaboration. Still, it is a beautiful shade and I know a lot f people will like it and get good use out of it.
No Shade Lipstick Swatches
More Creamier Please Review + Description
The More Creamier Please Lipstick is a orange nude shade that has the same thick, creamy consistency as the shade I talked above above. This shade performs exactly the same as No shade, and the formula is consistent between the two shades completely, which is always a good thing.
The pigmentation is high, and it feels comfortable on the lips and isn't annoying. It isn't long-wearing and does transfer.
In regards to the shade/colour of the lipstick, I like it but not as much as No Shade. I tend to go for more pale nudes rather than orange nudes, but nonetheless, this shade is a beautiful color. Unlike No Shade, this shade will suit darker skin tones and people with fair skin will also be able to wear it.
More Creamier Please Swatches
Over The Top Gloss Review + Description
Over The Top is a nude shimmery shade with a glossy, sheer finish. It has tiny flecks of gold sparkles and glitter particles in it and has a thick type consistency. It isn't runny but it's not a full cream either. The gloss has little color pay-off but it isn't fully clear. It does have a slight nude tint to it, and the sparkles mix with the pigment really well and it seems even.
I absolutely love wearing sheer glossy shades with sparkles in them like this alone, they are good for when you don't want a bright lip and don't want to use liquid lipsticks. They emphasise the lips and make them look nice and plump. You do have to make sure you're scrubbing your lips prior to applying this alone because it is so sheer and will show any mess that you may have on your lips.
The applicator that comes with the gloss is a nice medium sized, doe-foot applicator. It works amazingly with the formula and disperses product evenly and precisely over the lips. Over The Top feels super lightweight and comfortable on the lips. It isn't sticky and isn't annoying to wear either, which is a must for me with lip-gloss products.
The Gloss can also be worn over the top of other lip products. I have to say, this is a perfect shade for topping over nudes and bright shades. It gives the color you lay down first a nice glossy, sparkly sheen. I tried the gloss over the two nude lipstick's in the collection, and they both looked amazing after applying it to the top. My favourite combo is this gloss over No shade, which is the lightest nude shade I talked about above.
All in all, this gloss is a winner for me but remember, I do like glossy shades like this. I know that some people hate wearing lip-gloss, and this isn't a remarkable new formula and performs very similar to many of the lip-glosses on the market, so if you hate most glosses, you might not like this.
Over The Top Gloss Swatches
Over The Top Gloss Over No Shade Swatch
Over The Top Gloss Over More Creamier Please Swatch
Swatch Comparisons (+ Hot Fire)