Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves
Today I’m sharing the Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves palette review. I’ve got swatches on my pale skin in addition to a look on my blue-green eyes, and a comparison to the Kat Von D Plum Quad ($22 for .21 oz), too. Those of you craving cool tones will be thrilled with this one.
Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves PR sample. Kat Von D Plum Quad purchased by me.
$32 for .30 oz (5 shades .06 each)
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Dose of Colors
Mica, Hydrogenated Lecithin, PTFE, Synthetic Wax, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Kaolin, Silica, Isoeicosane, Polyethylene, Sodium Dehydroacetate – MAY CONTAIN: Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines 9 (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)
Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves Palette
From Left to Right we have Fluffy, Rosy, Wishy Washy, Spaced Out and Wine Stain.
Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves Swatches
I swatched the Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves palette differently than I have before. I used Milani Eyeshadow primer. For the top swatch I used the Sigma E25 (what I normally use for the smoky dome shape or blending). The bottom swatch was made with the Urban Decay Moondust brush (what I prefer for the lid).
Fluffy is a milky pale pink matte. Fluffy applied easily and blended out with no issue.
Rosy is a light rosy pink matte. It reminds me a bit of Anastasha Beverly Hills Buon Fresco. Rosy applied and blended out fairly easily. It’s a great transitional color on my pale skin.
Wishy Washy is a dusty mauve matte. I felt like I had to pack this color onto the lid to get it to show up. Wishy Washy can be a lid or transitional color on my skintone.
Spaced Out is a muted berry mauve matte. I feel like Spaced Out is definitely more of a berry than a mauve. This color swatched terribly for me but I had no issues applying it with my It Cosmetics smudge brush to the lower lid.
Wine Stain is a blackberry matte. To me, Wine Stain is a brown-toned berry. This color swatched somewhat skippy, but gave me no trouble when I smudged it at the lash line.
From Left to Right we have Fluffy, Rosy, Wishy Washy, Spaced Out, and Wine Stain from the Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves Palette.
Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves Comparison
Top Row – Fluffy – Rosy – Wishy Washy – Spaced Out – Wine Stain
Bottom Row – Highlight – Base – Contour – (just eyeshadow primer) – Define
The Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves palette and Kat Von D Plum Quad are very similar. Between the two, Marvelous Mauves is more cool-toned than the Plum Quad. Fluffy and Highlight are very similar. Rosy is more cool-toned than Base. Contour has more pigmentation than Wishy Washy. Define is darker than Spaced Out but not nearly as dark as Wine Stain. I think if you have the Plum Quad you probably don’t need the Marvelous Mauves palette.
Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves Look
I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer. I put Rosy onto the hood of the eye and blended it out. I tried to put Wishy Washy on the outer half of the lid but the color just didn’t seem to build up well. I used Fluffy on the inner half of the lid and lower lid, which was great. I used Spaced Out at the outer half of the lower lid and I think it looked great. I smudged Wine Stain at the upper lash line and the outer part of the lower lash line without any issues. I did use a bit of Wet n’ Wild Creme Brulee to blend out the edges of Rosy. I tried to highlight with Fluffy under the browbone but it’s too dark to highlight on my pale skin.
Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves Review
Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves is a rosy cool-toned eyeshadow palette with 5 matte shades. Dose of Colors calls these the perfect mauve shades for soft natural looks to playful smokey eye looks. They’re talc and paraben free.
The value for this palette is good. You’re getting 5 slightly larger than full size eyeshadows of .06 oz each for a total of .30 oz for $32. That’s roughly $6.4 per eyeshadow. It also comes with a brush that feels relatively soft, so you may like it. The only thing that brings down the value of the palette is the shade Wishy Washy.
The Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves eyeshadow formula is very powdery. For this reason, if you run your brush across the top of the eyeshadows you’ll kick up powder. Consequently, I would not describe these as buttery or ultra pigmented. I think they have such a powdery formula because it helps to balance the pigmentation and blendability. The notable exception to this is Wishy Washy. Wishy Washy needs more pigmentation.
Rosy blended out on the hood of my eye nicely, but to make things look ultra smooth, I needed to use a bit of Wet n’ Wild Creme Brulee for the edges. Then I went back over everything with a soft eyeshadow brush to finish it. If I’d applied Creme Brulee as a base shade (which I normally do), I don’t think I’d have had to spend time on the edges of Rosy.
Spaced Out, Fluffy and Wine Stain blended together effortlessly at the lower lid. I literally applied Spaced Out with my It Cosmetics smudge brush to the outer half of the lower lid, wiped the brush on my microfiber cloth, and then applied Fluffy to the inner half of the lower lid. Where the two colors met I just barely blended with the edge of the brush. I used a tiny smudge brush to tightline with Wine Stain at the roots of my upper and outer lower lash line. I didn’t go back with another brush to make Wine Stain blend seamlessly with the colors, as it already appeared to be blended to my liking.
The color selection for the 5 shades is quite nice. They work well together. As I mentioned, Wishy Washy just didn’t want to apply nicely onto my outer lid. No idea why, as it swatched better than it applied. Spaced Out, which swatched the worst of all the shades, applied to my eyes and blended with no issues. Wine Stain works as a great liner color with these shades and blends seamlessly. I love Rosy as a transitional shade on me. Fluffy is great for an inner lid color. It really helps to create a wide eyed look.
What I don’t love about this palette is Wishy Washy. I just found it to be such a problematic shade. I also don’t like how much powder is kicked up when I run my brushes across the eyeshadows. Consequently, if you are not a fan of powdery formulas, you may want to skip this palette.
What I do love about the Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves palette is how easy it is to blend these shades together. I’m guessing to make the colors work together nearly effortlessly, the eyeshadow formula has to be somewhat powdery. All things considered, if you love rosy tones and matte eyeshadows, you’ll probably love this palette.
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