There are Kosas billboards everywhere in the space the place I dwell. I preserve listening to about them by way of social media and fellow influencers. They are reaching fairly the Queen Bee standing recently. Their merchandise are identified for being extraordinarily clear, in addition to Leaping Bunny licensed cruelty-free. Kosas despatched me some make-up samples to evaluate, so I put them to the take a look at!
Valentine’s Day is developing so yesterday I had my hair guru, Patricia Lynn Laas, come by to offer me a minimize and coloration. We used Ekoeh (in Dark Brown), as a result of, since getting my thyroid most cancers analysis, I’m all about that non-toxic hair dye! After getting my hair refresh, I began desirous about what make-up I’d put on for V-Day. Since I wanted to check out my new Kosas haul anyway, I believed that may be the proper choice to preserve with the “clean beauty” theme.
I attempted a sampling of Kosas merchandise together with lipsticks, lip oil, lip therapy, liquid eyeshadows, and blush/highlighter palettes. I just like the easy-going, not overly made-up vibe of the model. Sometimes I wish to go hardcore glam, however 95% of the time, I need EASY to make use of natural-looking make-up.
The Kosas Weightless Lip Color lipsticks are very nice. They glide on simply, and they’re very moisturizing, which is strictly what I hoped for. My lips are ALWAYS dry, so moisture is a should for me. The hydrating method consists of shea butter, jojoba oil, rosehip seed oil, mango seed butter, cocoa seed butter, inexperienced tea seed oil, and different elements you’ll anticipate finding in a pores and skin oil or serum.
I attempted Rosewater (a light-weight, cool pink nude coloration) and Undone (a extra daring, toasted impartial pink shade). Rosewater is the proper “no makeup” lipstick, and Undone is a pleasant shade that I’ll put on typically. I put on a number of reds, so it will likely be good to have one thing rather less daring, however nonetheless distinctive and attention-grabbing.
I attempted Kosas 10-Second Eye Shadow in Globe (mild copper) and 333 (a shimmery violet). I believe I anticipated these to be extra creamy, however they’re really extra of a liquid that dries pretty shortly. They dry quick, however not so quick that you just don’t have time to mix them with a fingertip or brush. You can begin sheer and add extra coats to get the extent of coloration you need. I like the monochromatic eye look. It’s tremendous straightforward. You can add eyeliner if you need, or simply go pure with a wash of a single coloration. I’d like to see them add a extra champagne coloration to the lineup.
The Color & Light palettes are SO fairly! You can get a cream or powder method (I went for the powder since I’m oily). And the powder palettes are available in common or excessive depth (for bolder appears or darker pores and skin tones). I attempted the common Papaya 1972 (coral blush with golden spotlight) and Longitude Zero (medium pink blush with pink spotlight).
I actually like these. I discovered these colours to be tremendous flattering on my pores and skin tone, and really straightforward to mix. The coloration payoff is superb, and so they aren’t overly shimmery (no glitter chunks).
Kosas has two lip therapies – one is a shiny lip oil and one is an ordinary matte lip balm. Which one you select actually relies on what sort of texture you favor. They each are available in tinted and non-tinted variations. The lip oil is shiny like a lip gloss, with a citrusy-vanilla scent. It doubles as a therapy because it’s made with hyaluronic acid, peptides, night primrose oil, avocado oil, shea butter, and konjac root. It’s one of many least sticky lip glosses I’ve tried, nevertheless it nonetheless has a little bit of a cheesy texture to it. The Lip Fuel lip balm has a matte end, with a mint taste. It’s made with hyaluronic acid, Vit E, and konjac root to create a protecting, moisturizing barrier in your lips. I choose the Lip Fuel, however I’ve by no means been a gloss lady!
Overall, I’m actually loving Kosas! In the pic above, I’m sporting Undone lipstick, Longitude Zero blush/highlighter, and Globe eyeshadow. Have you tried something from Kosas that you just liked? What ought to I strive subsequent? Leave me a remark beneath and inform me all about it!