The Dose of Colors Friendcation Palette is a collaboration with two of my fave YouTubers Desi Perkins and Katy. This is their second collab with the brand – they released an eyeshadow palette, 3 highlighters, 2 lip glosses, 2 lipsticks and 4 velvet mattes. I purchased 2 velvets mattes and 1 of the lip glosses as well. I wanted to get a highlighter-but the one I wanted was never in stock so that didn’t happen.
I’ve had this palette for a while now and I’ve used it several times on a few clients but never really got around to playing with it myself. Lockdown has been a great way for me to get back into being some what creative or at least trying to be. It has been a while since I took product and swatch pictures and as you can see I am totally off my game. Bear with me and I promise I’ll get back into the swing of it.
The palette is limited edition but a year later it is still available on the Dose of Colors website as well as Beauty Bay. The retail price the last I checked which was about five minutes is £49 or $55. Bear in mind if you live in the UK your best option is to purchase off Beauty Bay that way you won’t have to pay customs and duty fees.
So let’s get into the fun part the 10 beautiful shades! The palette includes 5 mattes and 5 glitter shades. I would say the mattes are nice basic warm-toned neutrals. You can create anything from a minimal natural look to a full-blown smokey eye with them. The glitters are pretty jewel tones that I find suit all skin tones, they are just so pretty I can’t get enough!
Basic – a matte nude pink
Cheens – a matte deep brown
Necessary – a matte camel tan
Dirty Money – a glitter olive green with a gold shift
A Moment – a glitter navy blue with purple shift
Try Me – a glitter rusty red
Just a Kiss – a glitter champagne
Girl Bye – a matte burgundy shade
Churro – a matte chocolate brown
Game Over – a glitter black with silver
As you can see the palette is super pigmented especially the matte shades! They do not swatch or apply patchy which is a dream. They are just creamy and they blend so easily. The glitter shades are great, you can apply them with a flat synthetic eyeshadow brush however I find that this is not the best option for me. I prefer to use my fingers this allows me to achieve maximum glitter potential – but this can get a little messy because of fall out. You can also wet the flat top brush for a more dimensional look using the glitter shades this is the safest option plus they sparkle a bit more. These shadows are extremely long-lasting to the point my eyes where watering heavily and usually that means my eye makeup will get messy but let me tell you these shadows did not budge. You could not even tell my eyes had a bit of a leaking incident!!
These are the three looks I created using the Friendcation palette. They are very basic and use all the shades in the palette. I just wanted to show the main easy to achieve options. I know that a cranberry eye look was an obvious one that I didn’t go for but if you have followed me from day one you’ll know I’m obsessed with berry tones so I didn’t want to bombard you another berry-toned look. What I really love about this palette is that there are so many combinations and pretty looks that you can create, you by no means have to stick to the obvious! It’s makeup and honestly, there are no rule when you are creating art!
Overall I’d give this palette an 8/10 I really love it! It’s one of those palettes you pull out on a special occasion because you want to look extra dolled up and pretty and it delivers every single time. It’s a little bit on the pricey side but if you are a fan of Desi and Katy you’ll want to support their collaboration and that’s great but if you can’t splurge out you very easily find dupes for nearly all the shades.
So that wraps up today’s post I would love to hear your thoughts and what your favourite shade in this palette is? Let me know which look you liked the most! If you would like full details for each of the looks just click on my Instagram and it’s all in the caption!