Everywhere in the area where I live there are Kosas billboards. I keep hearing about it on social media and other influencers. You have pretty much achieved Queen Bee status lately. Their products are known for their extremely clean and Leaping Bunny certified freedom from cruelty. Kosas sent me some makeup samples for review, so I put them to the test!
Valentine's Day is coming, so yesterday my hair guru Patricia Lynn Laas came over to give me a cut and color. We used Ekoeh (in dark brown) because I've only been concerned with this non-toxic hair dye since my thyroid cancer was diagnosed! After brushing up my hair, I started thinking about what makeup I would wear for V-Day. Since I had to test my new Kosas transport anyway, I thought this would be the perfect option to keep the theme of "clean beauty".
I tried a selection of Kosas products, including lipsticks, lip oil, lip treatment, liquid eye shadows, and blush / highlighter palettes. I like the casual, not overly fictional atmosphere of the brand. Sometimes I like hardcore glamor, but in 95% of the time I want EASY to use natural looking makeup.
The Kosas Weightless Lip Color lipsticks are really beautiful. They glide on easily and are very moisturizing, which is exactly what I hoped for. My lips are ALWAYS dry, so moisture is a must for me. The moisturizing formula contains shea butter, jojoba oil, rose hip seed oil, mango seed butter, cocoa butter, green tea seed oil and other ingredients that you would expect in a skin oil or serum.
I tried Rosewater (a bright, cool pink nude color) and Undone (a stronger, roasted, neutral pink color). Rosewater is the perfect lipstick without makeup, and Undone is a nice shade that I will wear a lot. I wear a lot of red tones, so it's good to have a little less bold, but still unique and interesting.
I tried Kosa's 10-second eyeshadow in Globe (light copper) and 333 (a shimmering purple). I think I expected these to be creamier, but they're actually more of a liquid that dries fairly quickly. They dry quickly, but not so quickly that you don't have time to mix them with a fingertip or a brush. You can start sheer and add more layers to get the desired color level. I love the monochromatic look. It’s super easy. You can add eyeliner if you want, or just wash with a single color. I'd like to see them add a champagne color to the lineup.
The color and light palettes are so pretty! You can get a cream or powder formula (I chose the powder because I am oily). And the powder pallets are available in regular or high intensity (for stronger looks or darker skin tones). I tried the regular Papaya 1972 (coral red with a golden sheen) and Longitude Zero (medium pink blush with a pink sheen).
I really like this. I found these colors very flattering for my skin tone and very easy to mix. The color payout is very good and they don't shimmer excessively (no glitter pieces).
Kosas has two lip treatments – one is a shiny lip oil and one is a normal matte lip balm. Which one you really choose depends on what type of texture you prefer. They are both available in tinted and non-tinted versions. The lip oil is shiny like a lip gloss with a scent of citrus vanilla. It can also be used as a treatment because it is made from hyaluronic acid, peptides, evening primrose oil, avocado oil, shea butter and konjac root. It's one of the least sticky lip glosses I've tried, but it still has a bit of a sticky texture. The Lip Fuel lip balm has a matte finish with a mint taste. It consists of hyaluronic acid, Vit E and konjac root to create a protective, moisturizing barrier on your lips. I prefer lip fuel, but I've never been a glossy girl!
Overall, I really love Kosas! In the picture above I wear Undone lipstick, Longitude Zero Blush / Highlighter and Globe Eyeshadow. Have you tried something from Kosas that you loved? What should I try next? Leave me a comment and tell me all about it!