Tuesday, 8 August 2017


I honestly thought collaborations would have fizzled out by now but it seems the opposite have occurred which is great news for influencers and shocking news for my bank balance. To be fair, not many collaborations intrigue me but after watching the twenty minute introductory video to all the products in the DesixKaty collab with Dose of Colors I was pleasantly surprised. Everything looks beautiful and well thought out. I love the packaging, which reminds me a little of Kim K's matte dusky pink creme liquid lipsticks, and the variety available. I thought I would share swatches of everything on my blog, if like me, you forget what you have just seen 3 seconds before. There are a lot of photos so this is going to be a long post. I will quickly share my thoughts on each product as well. I hope you enjoy this post, at this point I have no knowledge of the pricing but I do know the collection will launch officially on 14th August


There are two highlighters available in the collection called Fuego and Mirame. They both come in identical packaging with this gorgeous glittering gold exterior packaging and rose gold cardboard on the inside. I love the packaging of the highlights and eyeshadow palette the most. 

Fuego: Means fire in Spanish and is this gorgeous golden highlight. The finish of these look to be very creamy and glossy on the skin. The reflects are insane. 

Mirame: Means look at me in Spanish and has the same glossy reflective sheen as Fuego but is a touch warmer. For that reason I think this would look lovely on tan/olive skin tones. 


The packaging for the lipsticks are a stunning muted mauve pink with rose gold lettering and detail. The tube has a slight weight to it and is soft touch to feel. You can tell a lot of thought went into the packaging which is nice to see. They even have their signatures on the metallic part when the lipstick is open. To me, this reads as very true to their characters and I do believe that is the best part of collaborations is that you get to see a lot of the influencers' personalities and preferences in the products they create. They also did discuss the names and how they were relevant to their lives. For instance, More Creamer Please is a reference to how pedantic they are about their coffee.

More Creamer Please: These are satin finish lipsticks that are not completely matte. The colour is a warm nude peach in my opinion and looks stunning on light tanned skin like Katy's. I really like warm nudes and this looks soft enough for day wear but pretty and polished enough for the evening too. 

No Shade: Compared to More Creamer Please, No Shade is a much lighter pink toned nude. This one also looks slightly more matte on the lips from what I can tell. Pretty shade but not anything to write home about for me as this looks like it would be too light for my skin


Dose of Colors already make amazing liquid lipsticks that are highly raved about, like the lipsticks, Desi and Katy created two new shades in their own unique packaging. The two colours they created are a far cry from their pretty nude lipsticks though as the colours Savage and Hot Fire are much bolder in comparison. 

Savage: A gorgeous rich deep purple like mulberries. Can you imagine how gorgeous this would look in the Autumn? I think this is one of those uncommon shades that would actually suit a lot of people. DOC liquid lipsticks are known for being quite comfortable to wear as well, they are matte but take a while to set on the lips which is the only con.

Hot Fire: This is an eye-catching bright orange-red that screams summer to me. I think Nikkie had a similar colour in her collection with Ofra Cosmetics and Kathleen Lights created a similar colour with the same brand as well (Miami Fever?). It is a stunning shade, but alas not for me. I do think the name is completely perfect, it is such a fiery colour.


Unlike the other lip products, they created just one lip gloss named Over The Top. The packaging is slightly different as well, still in a tube but with a clear bottle. It reads very gold in the tube but I believe that is the colour of the glitter they put in there and not a base colour. The gloss is actually clear.

Over The Top: The shine of this lip gloss is like liquid oil. They didn't talk much about the feel of it, but they did say it was designed to be worn over the nude lipsticks so you have the option to switch up the finish. You can go for a more matte or glossy vibe, but the gloss can also be worn alone. It will shine like crazy in the light. 


Last but not least, and of course my go-to, the eyeshadow quad. The packaging is the same as what they created for the highlighters and inside you get 4 metallic stand-out colours that have a foiled texture. They reiterate several times that they are to be used with your fingers and the colours Suz and Harpoon are designed to be used wet. Just put some water on your finger tap in and tap on. The idea behind these shades and the quad itself is that they can be the focal point of any eye look. I really like that idea and think the colours are stunning. I do believe they could be duplicated and if that is something you would be interested in I would be happy to search for similar shades as I am sure they do actually exist. Let's look at the shades individually before we wrap this up.

Suz: A light bright gold that would be amazing as an inner corner highlight or all over the lid. I love the intensity of this colour. This shadow should be used wet for maximum intensity.

Noli: More of a bronze metallic, I feel like this colour is common in a lot of brands but it is also a shade that Desi uses all the time so it makes sense that she would include it in her own collection.

Turbosan: Purple is my favourite colour so out of them all this one struck me the most. It has such a beautiful sheen to it and would look stunning on brown eyes.

Harpoon: Harpoon is a grey with green-gold shift. It is an interesting colour to look at but I don't think I would get much use out of it. 

You can watch the full video and here them talk about the products in the video below:

And that's all folks. I hope you enjoyed having a quick look at the products and swatches I would love to know what you think of them yourselves. If you're a UK resident like me these will be a bit of a struggle to get your hands on as the Dose of Colors site is US based. Hopefully, if it does really well and they order enough stock they will be stocked on Beauty Bay as well. Thank you so much for reading. I hope you have a lovely week. Follow me on Bloglovin' if you aren't already. Take care.

What do you think of these products?




  1. I am loving this collection, these two are my favourites at the moment! Love that you always keep us updated Kiran - thank you! x

  2. Omg, how perfect are those highlighters, so so iridescent xx


  3. This collection just looks so beautiful!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  4. Wow, it looks like such an amazing collection!
    Ava x

  5. Wow this collection is amazing!! These shades are literally on fire, the highlighters are gorgeous and they chose beautiful shades for their liquid lipsticks!!!


  6. I love Desi and Katy! I don't know if I'll get anything because shipping to Canada... I would love to try the lighter highlighter and eyeshadow quad. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

  7. This collections is STUNNING! Finally, a collaboration that seems worth the money. I'm in love with the highlighters. Thanks for always keeping us updated (and also for encouraging me to spend the money I don't have) x Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

  8. What a stunning collection and I know both of them will bring the glow on!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  9. The packaging for this collection is gorgeous!! I especially love the lipsticks - the shades are beautiful and that mauve pink packaging is such a nice change from the usual black!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

  10. The box looks so beautiful!!!

    Caterina | caterinasosso.com

  11. The collection look amazing!! :)

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  12. Wow these look so amazing! Makes me greedy haha




  13. Those highlighters are so beautiful!! D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

  14. Everything is this collection looks stunning! I love the look of the highlighters and the packaging is everything!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    1. Couldn't have said it better myself! Thank you for reading Hannah x

  15. Love the eyeshadow quad and the highlighters. So pretty!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  16. What a stunning collection! Loved the highlighter, lipsticks and savage in liquid lippie, they are looking so amazing!


  17. Wow this range looks so nice! I especially love the red lipstick and the highlighters! x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

  18. I had no idea they were doing a collab! I really love the highlighters, and the eyeshadow Turbosan. It's so unique! Can't wait until this comes out!

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

  19. This collection looks incredible! I've always wanted to try something from Dose of Colours. This may be the time I try them out!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    1. I have only tried their liquid lipstick but all of their products seem to be of really good quality x

  20. I love those highlighters! They are blinding! :)

    Angelie // Gabe’s Homegrown Dishes

  21. Amazing post Kiran! I absolutely love the look of Fuego highlighter - such a beautiful golden shade! Also loving savage liquid lipstick - so vampy and definitely up my street! Will be keeping an eye on this collection, thanks for sharing! x
    Marina x

  22. This collection looks superb, would love to pick the highlighters. Thanks for sharing.

  23. This collection looks beaut, the swatches are lovely!

    Lauren x Huggled

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