The beauty industry has wildly changed in the past few decades for the better. These days, more and more brands are opting for an inclusive and diverse approach to makeup (looking at you, Fenty Beauty), designing fearless cosmetics for real people with real stories to tell. You may not have heard of HipDot Cosmetics, but it’s a mover and shaker in the world of makeup. Characterized by clean ingredients and pigments in all shades of the rainbow, HipDot sells glittery eyeshadow palettes, masks, brushes, and more. Previous collabs include Kesha, Spongebob Squarepants (celebrating the iconic’s show 20th anniversary), and makeup artist Kareem Maliek Rogers. You can find them stocked at your local Ulta.
Since 2020 is the year for bold makeup looks, the brand recently unveiled a red-hot, sizzling collab that made me do a double take when searching for new story ideas. Introducing the HipDot X Tapatío collection — yes, you read that right, Tapatío the hot sauce! The striking new cosmetics line is making waves and will no doubt be perfect for adding some spice to your mundane morning routine.
Right now, a limited edition collector’s box is on the website for $72, but act fast, it may not be available for long! HipDot says the first run sold out in a mere 24 hours, and the brand is bringing back the box for a limited time due to popular demand. Because of this, HipDot reminds makeup enthusiasts to be patient, as orders may take a few extra days to process.
Here’s what’s inside the must-have kit: two eyeshadow palettes called “the La Diabla” and “the El Dorado,” both featuring buttery-soft shades in brights and neutrals with different finishes so you can take your experimenting to a whole new level (don’t forget to tap off the excess on your brush as usual, these look super pigmented!). Every product in the box is vegan, free of parabens, talc, mineral oil, and phthalates — oh, and did we mention it’s not tested on our furry friends?
Next is a sponge in a fierce blood-red color that’s free of latex and ideal for dropping liquid foundation and blending concealer like it’s hot.
And last but definitely not least, this is my personal favorite part of the box: a Tapatío pepper-infused set of lip glosses designed to look like mini versions of the actual bottle! How cute would this be to pull out of your bag for a touch-up? There’s a variety of shades, including the classic clear gloss for every occasion and a dark orange shade with a ton of sparkle. The applicator is nice and soft so you can decorate your lips with ease. The cherry on top of this spicy news is that the collector’s box also includes a mini bottle of Tapatío (the real thing, ladies and gents) with a one-of-a-kind clip-on koozie so you’re never without your trusty sauce.