After lusting after this palette all autumn, I was lucky enough to receive this as a Christmas gift. This palette immediately inspires me, I adore this palette, just by looking at it I feel inspired to play around and create with it. Even the outside packaging speaks to me as I love plants.
This is such a well thought out palette, the colours compliment each other so well, Karen (@iluvsarahii) did such an amazing job with this collaboration. I had never tried any Dose of Colors eyeshadows previously I was very pleased with the quality of their formula. They are very blendable and have a good amount of pigment to them. Below there is a picture of them gently swatched once and as they are buildable its possible to get a lot more colour pay-off then shown above.
From top left to right: Poquito Mas, Sunglow and Wanderlust,
Bottom left to right: Loungy, Palma and Finders Keepers
Poquito Mas is a beige-pink shimmer shade that is almost a little bit of grey-green tint to it. It compliments the other shades in the palette very well, however I don't think this shade is the most flattering on my skin tone. I would pick either using Urban Decay Virgin or just doing what I usually do, by using what I using whatever highlighter I've used on my cheeks in my inner corner (I find this creates a more cohesive look anyway)
Sunglow is a mid-toned warm bronze shimmer, this shade is so stunning. It is so smooth and buttery to the touch, this is definitely one of the the best eyeshadows I have touched.
Wanderlust is a warm red-brown matte. It applies wonderfully and is very blendable, this is such a shade deepen and warm up a look.
Loungy is a warm peachy-coral matte, again this is a dream to apply, very blendable and a great transition or crease shade. For me personally, it is not the most flattering shade on its own, however when used with the rest of the palette it looks amazing.
Palma is most definitely the star of the show. This shade is so beautiful and brings me so much joy. It is a green-teal shimmer with a blackened base with flecks on blue shimmer to it. This shade does apply better with a finger as it does not show up as pigmented with a brush (I usually use a finger for shimmer anyway so this does not bother me). There was also a tiny bit of fall-out when I used a brush so when using this be careful.
Finders Keepers is a deep black with flecks of blue, gold and bronze shimmer in it. This is the kind of formula that is best described as a matte with glitter in it which may not make a lot of sense but for those of you that are familiar with shades like this you'll understand. This shade surprised me, as I originally thought this was a shade I wouldn't really like but I actually love it. You can build this up so nicely it is so easy to use and it is packed with pigment. I have used this shade as a liner and it was so, so pretty. Again this shade compliments the palette extremely well. This is now my favourite black eyeshadow ever.
Below is my favourite look that I have created using this palette. It's so lovely to use and I would recommend it 100% if you enjoy this colour scheme.
For this look I used Loungy as a transition and crease shade and used Wanderlust to deepen the crease. Then I packed Palma on the centre of my lid and blended it out to the outer corner. Using Finders Keepers I winged the outer corner of my eye and connected it back to my outer crease to create an angular, winged-out effect on the outer corner. Then I packed the same shade in that winged out area. Going back in with Palma, I blended what I had left on my brush towards my inner corner and then onto the outer edge to create a gradient effect into Finders Keepers. Then I used a black kohl eyeliner on my upper and lower waterline and using the same liner on my lash line to define it and using Wanderlust to smoke it out. Finally taking Poquito Mas, I highlighted my tear duct.
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