Dose of Colors Friendcation Palette

This is a palette I have really liked the look of for a long time. I have tried some shadows from Dose of Colors before and I really loved their formula so I thought I'd treat myself to this palette a while back as a reward for getting through the semester in school. I have waited to review it until now because I had so much content I wanted to post first, so I'm very excited that I was able to start using it for this review!

This 10 pan palette is a collaboration with Desi Perkins and Katy from LustreLux on Youtube. While I don't follow either of them anymore, I was still really happy that they got to create this collab. This palette contains mattes, shimmers as well as some shades in the Dose of Colors Block Party formula. I loved the colour story and knew I'd love the formulation of theses shadows so I went for it!

Swatches

Basic is a very light, peach-toned beige matte

Cheens is a deep, slightly warm toned matte brown

Necessary is a light, warm toned brown

Dirty Money is a deep shimmery golden-olive green with flecks of gold shimmer

A Moment is a shimmery blue to indigo duochrome with a black base

Try Me is a medium warm pink-red metallic shimmer

Just A Kiss is a light, peachy-champagne shimmer

Girl Bye is a warm red matte with pink undertones

Churro is a a warm, medium brown

Game Over is a black matte with flecks of silver and blue micro glitter

Looks

For this look I started with Churro in the crease and deepened with some of Cheens. I then took a combination of the two shades down on the lower lash line. I then packed on A Moment all over my lid and finally as my inner corner hihglight I used Just A Kiss.

I started with Churro as a transition shade and Cheens to deepen the crease. ThenOn top of some glitter glue I applied Dirty Money on lid and on the centre of the lower lashline. The inner corner highlight is the shade Just A Kiss.

I started this look using the shade Girl Bye in my crease and lower lashline, using a tiny bit of Basic to blend out edge. I then took Girl Bye on my lower lashline. On the lid I applied glitter glue and then packed on A Moment with Try Me layered on top to create a purple shade. Then I applied Just A Kiss as my inner corner highlight.

For this look I started by creating a wing using a black eyeliner and took that in to around the outer third. I then took A Moment from my inner corner to the outer third. Then on that outer third I applied Game Over on top.

For this look I started by applying Necessary a transition shade before Cheens in the crease and packed all over my lid. I then took Cheens along the lower lashline and used Necessary and to smoke out lower lashline. I then packed Game Over on the lid and used some of Cheens to blend out the edge between the lid and crease. Again I used Just a Kiss on my inner corner.

I wanted to see if I could get a very neutral, everyday look with this palette so I used Necessary in the crease and lower lashline. I took Churro to deepen the outer V and packed Just A Kiss on my lid on top of some glitter glue. Then finally I used Just A Kiss as my inner corner.

For this look I used Girl Bye in my crease and packed it on the outer third of my lid. I then also took that same shade down on my lower lashline. I applied glitter glue on my lid before packing on Try Me on the centre of the lid and out to the outer third. Then I took Just A Kiss on the inner third of my lid and finally on inner corners to highlight.

Formula Overview

I really love Dose of Colors eyeshadow formula.The mattes are incredibly user friendly and easy to blend out. Typically I don't feel like I can pick up a medium or deep eyeshadow and just blend it out, I basically always need a transition shade as I'm so pale. However the Dose of Colors formula is so blendable that I hardly ever reached for the shades Basic and Necessary because I didn't feel like I needed to use them every time. They all performed really well and are so lovely to work with.

I've heard these shimmers are their Block Party formula (you can get them as single shadows) and I was really happy with how they performed. Try Me is I think the only shade that isn't this formula but I like how that one performs too. They're all spectacular shades but I also really enjoyed how good they look layered on top one another and how easily you could blend them together too. It makes this palette so much more versatile.

Final thoughts

I really love this palette!The colour story isn't 100% perfect for me but it's so close that it doesn't matter. On the one hand it's incredibly versatile because of all the colourful shimmers but the mattes make it very neutral. I think if one of the more basic beige or brown tones was replaced with maybe an olive green matte I would have considered this palette perfect but I have shades like that in my collection so I could just use what I have.

I think it's great if you like doing deep and sultry looks, it's prefect for if you like a smokey eye! I really enjoyed playing with this palette and I love that you're able to combine the shimmers together to create custom shades. If you've been on the fence about this palette I think you should definitely go get it, now is a great time to pick this up as I'm sure it'll be on offer in the Black Friday sales.

Thanks for reading!

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