Eww to the nasty stain on my lipstick box! We are on the edge of our 3rd winter storm in NJ and I am very much in need of spring weather. Today is the 1st day of spring and we may get 18 inches of snow. God bless me...so I decided to go do something fun!
I said to myself: "Self"
And myself said: "Yes"
Then I said: "Don't you want a cute coral lip color"
And I replied: "Yup and a pink one too"
So I ended up with three new colors: Stila Carina, Dose of Colors Pinky Promise, and a red that was not even in the plan, Dose of Colors Strawberry Pop (I'm not mad though 😁😜).
Just to give a little description:
Stila Carina is described as a highly-pigmented, liquid lipstick that's weightless on the lips and delivers long-lasting coverage. The lipstick is definitely more of a creamy formula, and it feels weightless. If I could describe the color itself I would say its a pinky orange coral, more orange than pink. There is something about these Stila liquid lipsticks that are weird to me though, I'm thinking it's because they dry down really powdery. I always feel like I may lift the color in patches if I smack my lips together, but for the most part, once dried the color stays put. I like it, I just wanna throw a little gloss on to help it look more forgiving. And just a heads up, Carina is a nice dupe for Lime Crime Suedeberry (for the people in the back who don't support Lime Crime...I got you fam).
Next we have the Dose of Colors lipsticks. Now mind you, I have never tried Dose of Colors before, but so far I'm really liking their formula. They remind me a lot of Lime Crime, which is one of my favorite liquid lipstick formulas. Dose of Colors definitely is not a new brand, but they are new to Ulta, so when I saw them I got really excited. Even though I was only going to get pinky promise, after swatching Strawberry Pop I was sold. The Ulta Website describes the formula like so: Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick is long wearing, highly pigmented and ultra comfortable. It applies as a creamy liquid lipstick but after a few minutes it dries to a matte finish. The unique formula feels soft and weightless on the lips and is a favorite among pro and personal users. I agree with the website's description with exception to the creamy part. I thought the formula was a little watery, but still highly opaque, like Lime Crime. I like it a lot and although I have too many lipsticks to purchase more, if I ever put a dent in my collection, I will buy more!
Pinky promise was a little patchy, but it was because I only used one swipe. If I had redipped and added more to my lips, I think the patchiness would be non-existent. I love hot pink lippies. But again, I love all colors so this doesn't say much. It looked really good on in my opinion, no lip liner needed. I can't say much about longevity but application was pristine.
Lol I smiled a little when swatching this color. Its so nice guys! It has the perfect mixture of pink and red and I think it would like bomb with a smokey eye. I honestly think all these colors would look bomb with a smokey eye. This might even look nice with some winged purple liner...oooh yes. If you're in the North East and suffering from this elongated winter, go to Ulta and get you some stuff for spring before you get snowed in! Make yourself a virgin strawberry daiquiri and pretend you on somebody's beach. Lol that's what I'm doing!