Review: Dose of Colors Liquid Matte Lipsticks


Happy Wednesday everyone!

We're officially half way through the week, woohoo! We're expecting a major blizzard here in Boston tomorrow so I hope you're all managing to stay a bit more warm than me. Today's post will be a super quick review of the Dose of Colors liquid lipsticks as I've had quite a few questions about them recently. Let's dive into it!


I decided to try out the Dose of Colors liquid lipstick line after hearing rave reviews about them through KathleenLights's youtube channel. These lipsticks are vegan, cruelty free, and paraben free which is always a major plus. They are a bit pricey but are on par with most mid-end liquid lipsticks. They're $18 a piece and can be purchased on the Dose of Colors website, where they have swatches of each shade on multiple different skin tones!

I absolutely love the packaging of these lipsticks. The tubes are short and frosted with the Dose of Colors logo etched into them. The white cap with the frosted tube makes the lipsticks look so sleek. The doefoot applicator has an indent in the middle that hugs your lips perfectly and makes application a breeze. The doefoot is quite a bit fuzzier than most of the other doefoot applicators I've tried, so sometimes that makes it difficult to create a precise line.

The formula of the lipsticks is widely raved about. The lipsticks smell absolutely delicious, just like vanilla. They apply with a thin initial layer and dry down matte and even. I do find them to be a tad bit drying, but significantly less drying than many other liquid lipsticks I've tried. In fact, most people find this formula to be incredibly comfortable and that's why these lipsticks are so widely renowned. The lipsticks are long-lasting and stay put throughout the day. However, I do experience a tiny bit of fading in the middle of my lips near my mouth after eating and they don't hold up super well against greasy foods, which is to be expected. 

I really love the shade range of the Dose of Color liquid lipsticks. They have a lot of gorgeous neutral shades to choose from that are work-appropriate as well as some bright and bold shades. Many of their shades are universally flattering on a wide range of skin tones as well. The one drawback is that they have some trouble keeping their shades in stock as they are so crazy popular. I have the shades Berry Me, Merlot, and Mood.

Swatches of Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipsticks. From top to bottom: Berry Me, Mood, Merlot

Swatches of Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipsticks. From top to bottom: Berry Me, Mood, Merlot

Berry Me: Plum/magenta hybrid that is bold and beautiful. This color is particularly universally flattering; it is a rich vampy shade on my pale skin and looks absolutely stunning in the swatch on dark skin. I do experience a bit of streakiness with this shade, but that is resolved when I apply two thin layers instead of one. 

Mood: Rich, chocolate cherry brown shade. This is honestly one of the best "natural" shades in my lipstick collection. Brown lipsticks generally intimidate me, but this shade has a little special something about it that makes it perform beautifully. I'm genuinely obsessed with this one. 

Merlot: This shade is described as a true cool-toned red on the website - think Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz. However, this shade looks completely different on me and I absolutely love it. On me, Merlot comes off across as a BRIGHT, cool-toned coral/red hybrid. I get the most compliments when I wear this shade. This shade is a chameleon and it is a complete winner in my book. 

Overall, the Dose of Colors Liquid Matte Lipsticks lived up to my expectations. The only two real drawbacks with these is that I do find them to be a bit more drying than I had hoped for and the doefoot is too fuzzy for my liking. However, their scent, packaging, shade range, and versatility on multiple skin tones are seriously impressive. 

Have you tried Dose of Colors liquid lipsticks? Which are your favorite shades? Leave a comment below!