DOSE of Colors THE GIRLS Eyeshadow Palette: Review, Swatches, Look

The DOSE of Colors Meet THE GIRLS eyeshadow palette ($28) from the DESI X KATY Collection is my first foray into the brand and I have my friend and fellow blogger Polarbelle to thank. I entered her giveaway for this palette and won! Polarbelle is a fabulous makeup artist and blogger, if you’re not following her, DO IT!

YouTubers Desi Perkins and Luster Luxe (Katy) did an entire collection with DOSE of colors and THE GIRLS eyeshadow palette is just one piece. I have to talk about the packaging first because well…. it’s exquisite! The outside of the quad is encrusted with a shimmering gold fabric and the rose gold DOSE logo. It is extremely glitzy and elegant–any woman would be proud to pull this out of her bag and show it off. Inside are four stunning metallic eyeshadows and a mirror. The quad is slim and travel-friendly with a magnetic closure.

The shades were named after Desi and Katy’s fur babies!

SUZ-is bright yellow gold with a sparkling metallic finish. The brand states it is to be used wet and I did get fallout when I applied it dry. So just use it as suggested m’kay? Suz has a creamy texture but it is looser and more crumbly than the other shades making it harder to work with. Used wet though, popped on in the middle of the lid and on the inner corner, it makes eyes GLEAM!

NOLI– I have a bronze eyeshadow addiction and this sultry bronze shade infused with gold reflects gives me a great high. It’s super pigmented and glides onto the lids for a silky-smooth finish. This is the only shade the brand does not recommend using wet.

TURBOSAN- is a deep ultra shimmery plum with cool brown undertones also has a sparkling metallic finish with iridescent flecks. DOSE suggests applying with a finger, but I found it worked dry with a brush even though it was challenging. I like this as a crease or outer V shade.

HARPOON–  is a cool tone green base with green and gold reflects. This shade is to be used WET and is magnificent on the lid–it’s a gorgeous and unique shade.

Left to right: Suz, Noli, Turbosan, Harpoon

I actually received this palette quite some time ago but I wanted to try it out and try a few looks before I reviewed. DOSE of colors says to use your fingers to apply the eyeshadows but I just couldn’t get the hang of that–my nails were getting in the way and I don’t really have enough real estate on my lids to make that a practical application so I reverted to my trusty brushes. There is a learning curve to using this palette to get the most out of it but it is so worth it!

I used all the shadows dry for this daytime look. Suz on the brow bone and inner corners, Noli on the lid.

For the nighttime look, I just amped up the day look by using the shadows wet and adding Turbosan on the outer V.

Though this palette takes more work and practice than most, it’s perfect for the holidays, for gift giving and anytime you want to look glam!

 

  • Congratulations on winning – that’s a great prize, and the shades are right up your alley!

    • Yes, I love anything bronze, gold or peach!

  • What a great prize, congrats! I like eye shadows with a touch of shimmer, and these look great.

    • Although this is more shimmer than I usually wear, I still love it!

  • Krystal Butherus

    This is a great win! Congratulations! I like the bronze eyeshadow on you. Really brings out your eyes!

  • Congrats! I really like the way the colors sparkle! They are perfect for the holidays or a night out on the town.

  • Robin Rue

    Congrats! That is an awesome win! I love the colors in this palette – they are all so pretty.

  • The colors are simply lovely! And you’re right about it being perfect for the Holidays. I wonder how it’s going to be challenging to put on. But it’s definitely a must have. Congratulations!

    • I think I need to get a sticky base primer and that should really help.

  • It would be so nice to win a set this lovely! Congratulations for that. I think it’s really nice, the colors are stunning and so is the pigmentation! It’s perfect.

  • Beth Davidson

    This is such a glamorous look! It will be great to head out to all those work holiday parties looking so nice.

  • marciaf

    Lucky you. I’ve wanted to try Dose of Colors and this is really a beautiful palette. You look fabulous in it.

    • I AM lucky, I too have been wanting to try DOSE and so far I’m impressed!

  • This palette is nice for the holiday season

  • Reesa Lewandowski

    What pretty packaging. I absolutely love the way it looks on you too! I would love this!

  • polarbelle

    Well, you know I am just so excited to read this post. It really does have a learning curve…but it’s definitely something completely unique in my collex

  • Terri Steffes

    Pretty colors! I think I would enjoy the harpoon. There is enough green to highlight the little green I have in my eyes.

  • Journa Ramirez

    Turbosan is my favorite among these colors! So simple yet stunning. I love it!

  • Cynthia Nicoletti

    Such pretty eye colors, great for the Holidays. Looks so pretty on you.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Wow, great prize! Such a handy little palette with perfect shades. I love it!

  • serena

    Perfect colors for the season. I can’t wait to try the Sally Hansen Insta Dri. Anytime I can get 33% longer wear out of my polish I’m excited 🙂

  • I love Dose of Color, that always have really nice stuff. This pallet is so pretty, even the packaging looks great! This would be a really nice Christmas gift

    • Yes, definitely! This was my first DOSE of Colors product and now I want to try more.

  • Emily Eileen

    I am a huge fan of gold on my eyes. I really like the shades in this pallette. I will put it on my wishlist.

  • Cassie Liz

    That gold looks amazing on you and I’d love to give it a try – perfect christmas colour too! Perfect for christmas parties

    • Now if I could only get invited to a party! LOL

  • Angela

    I love all these colors! I have not tried this brand yet, so will have to check it out!

    • This was my first try with DOSE of colors but I want to try more!

  • Melissa Chapman

    You are so good at optimizing your look in these shades. I need to get some new makeup ideas from you.

  • Krystel Seijo

    What great fall colors. My sister would love to look into this.

  • Harpoon is such a stunning shade!

  • Cassie Tucker

    This palette has a lot some great colors. I need to pick this one up and play around with it just a bit.

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    I am in love with the packaging, but the shadows in it are just as gorgeous

  • I love the metallics for the holiday season. And I love that this palette has some diverse shades so it would be great for more than one color family.

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  • These eyeshadow colors are really pretty. I love that they contain sparkle and can be dressed up or down.