Berry Tones

THE ALL BERRY RECIPE:

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Ready in: Depends on the look one is going for. It takes time to decide which berry tone we're going for first

Serves: Plenty, it'll take time before we hit pan

Difficulty: Some. Proper blending will make it all easier 

0 calories, it is not appealing to eat.


TOOLS

  • Eye shadow primer
  • A blending and crease brush

RECOMMENDED

  • Yes, absolutely. This palette comes in handy often.

WHAT TO KNOW:

  1. A five pan matte eyeshadow palette of berry and plum colors
  2. Comes with a mirror and double-sided brush
  3. Quite pigmented so expect some fallout on darker shades

WANT MORE?

We're back with the eyeshadow palette love! It's noticeable though how we've downsized from large, more than twelve color palettes, to smaller, more compact items. While we absolutely adore the variety of colors that come with a larger palette, we also realize how impractical it is to carry such weight in our purses. We've been reaching for smaller palettes now and slowly feeding that addiction as well.

The palette we're discussing today is the Blushing Berries collection by Dose of Colors. If you're not familiar with the brand, we'd like to point out that #bossgirl Anna Petrosian launched the company on her own in 2013 and has launched numerous products that are in every makeup artist's kit. She is the definition of an inspiration and we're anxiously awaiting to see all the new things she plans on bringing to the game. 

This palette includes five matte shades that can create any bold, vibrant, colorful look. The shades from left to right are: a dusty blush pink, brown rose, cool raspberry, blackberry and a rich dark black. The pigmentation and payoff of each color leave us speechless each time we use this palette. The brush picks up more than enough color and the shades are easy to blend and quite buildable. These are bold colors, meant to intensify a look. They are easy to pair with other neutral colors as well which means we can virtually create any look we're going for. While it might seem restrictive to only work with berry tones, how we choose to place the shadows and how intense each will be, allows us to create several looks. The only color that is obviously bold and can't be "manipulated" as much is the black one. It is a highly pigmented color so keep that in mind when dipping a brush in that shade. Personally, I don't care much for the black because I use it the less. I'd much rather prefer a deep, vampy berry or even a lighter shade to be used for an inner corner highlighter. 

For those who find large palettes to be overwhelming, this might be the answer to one's prayers. For days when we don't have a specific look in mind and can't even decide to start with a color, a palette that points you in a certain direction will come in handy. I love the cohesiveness of the palette; how everything falls into place making it easy for someone to create a look. Berry shades compliment all skin tones and I'm pleased to say that the color payoff is beautiful on all skin tones I've used it on so far. 

Have you grabbed any of the DOC 5-shade palettes? We missed the DesixKaty collaboration but we've heard amazing things, especially about the highlighters and gloss. Let us know in the comments below if you prefer larger palettes or see yourself grabbing the mini-ones. 


TIPS:

  1. If possible, swatch them in store to see how each color performs on your skin tone. 
  2. Perhaps start with the eye look before doing the face, to clean up any fallout 
  3. Using a concealer as a primer could change the color payoff on these shades in particular

ENJOY!

LOVE, EQ.


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Photo: Courtesy of Ulta


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