Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Kosas Cosmetics Weightless Lip Color | Review and Swatches

Press Sample (Unaffiliated Links)

If you love high quality indie lipsticks that boast gorgeous colors, enviable pigmentation and chic minimalist bullets, then you definitely need to try the Kosås Cosmetics Weightless Lip Color formula. This beautifully edited collection of 8 lipsticks is everything that you need for a well-rounded lipstick wardrobe, but they mix so well that blending them offers infinite color possibilities for the artist at heart. This Los Angeles based company uses healthy and nourishing ingredients that treat and moisturize the lips without sacrificing wear-time or intense pigmentation. 

According to Kosås Cosmetics,

Kosås makes beauty products for thoughtful and refined women. We believe that color cosmetics can be simple. We’re inspired by the natural beauty we see in every woman — and celebrate it with pigments that complement all skin tones and ingredients that enhance the natural features of the face. We expect our products to perform, because we are for women whose lives are rich and full and who want to look like their best self for all the precious moments in life — at meetings, on dates, at dinner parties, on picnics, on planes and everywhere in between.

Kosås lip colors are made by hand, blending science and art to produce super natural performance color, with smooth finishes, even textures, and balanced hues. Kosås is made with love in Los Angeles, CA by founder, mother, and cosmetic connoisseur, Sheena Yaitanes.

Kosås is a concise collection of perfect reds, plums, brights, nudes, and roses. Colors are buildable, from sheer stains to full coverage, and have a non-drying matte finish. Ingredients are hydrating with skin-smoothing properties and natural scent—all in a clean, elegant package.
Kosås Weightless Lip Colors are beautiful highly pigmented lipsticks that glide across the lips effortlessly, deposit color evenly, and do not settle into lip lines. Furthermore, the formula boasts the perfect amount of cushion, is weightless as the name suggests, and it is ultra nourishing and hydrating. This formula is so comfortable on the lips that it feels more like a nourishing lip balm than a lipstick, but with the wear-time of a lipstick. I get at least four hours of wear-time from a single application, and I find that it is resilient enough to withstand a light meal and beverages. These lipsticks can be sheered out for a fresh wash of color, or built-up for maximum impact and opacity. Unlike many lipstick ranges, each of the Kosås Cosmetics Weightless Lip Colors is consistent in performance, wear-time and quality. If you try only one new-to-you lipstick formula this year, try Kosås Cosmetics.
Fringe is described as, "This hydrating, wearable brick red is the perfect mix of red and brown hues, infused with organic oils and botanical extracts. Full of earthy tones and a semi-matte finish, Fringe provides a buildable, handmade formula with long lasting comfort." Fringe is a lovely and intense brown-tinged red that is earthy and infinitely wearable.

Darkroom is described as, "Named after the beautiful red light that takes over a darkroom when the lights are turned off, this romantic, semi-matte Bordeaux and plum blend provides a wearable, luxurious dark lip that isn’t intimidating. Universally flattering and buildable, Darkroom provides a comfortably creamy finish." Darkroom is the perfect on trend vampy berry, and it is breathtakingly beautiful.

Electra is described as, "Inspired by the iconic Parisian rouge, this classic red provides a hydrating formula filled with botanically-infused pigments. Along with long lasting pigmentation and a scientifically-driven handmade formula, Electra provides a wearable and buildable high impact finish."  Electra is a gorgeous, vibrant, rich, bright blue-based classic red. It is a definite must-have red!

Thrillest is described as an, "eclectically vibrant poppy red" that features the "perfect hint of orange. Finishing with a hydrating, featherweight infusion, Thrillest is a buildable, wearable formula in a universally flattering tone." Thrillest is a bright, orange-based red that is ultra-pigmented and vibrant.
Left to Right: Fringe, Darkroom, Electra and Thrillest
Rosewater is described as, "Mirroring the color of rosewater, this dusty pink is lightweight and sheer, with an ultra hydrating, plumping finish. Rosewater enhances the natural color of your lips with a youthful, cool pink tone and provides comfortable, long lasting results." Rosewater is the perfect mauve-kissed pinky-nude that is a magnificent go-to lip color.

Undone is described as, "Providing a full impact brown and pink tone, this fully saturated shade was our first lip color. Undone’s enriching nude delivers a warm, hydrating finish, and long lasting results, leaving lips with a semi-matte color and velvety finish." Undone is a stunning rosewood nude that is neutral and ultra flattering.

Stardust is described as a, "warm, intergalactic shade" that is a "sheer nude with hints of pink and brown." This is a gorgeous peachy pink nude that is perfect for everyday wear, and it can be dressed up or dressed down with ease.

Royal is described as a "sophisticated berry" that is "infused with botanical oils and an ultra-moisturizing finish. Enriched with a buildable, high-impact formula, Royal is a highly wearable color that elevates any look and provides long lasting, comfortable results." It is a perfect mid-tone berry that is a less intense variant of Darkroom, and therefore an easy-to-wear daily shade.
Left to Right: Rosewater, Undone, Stardust and Royal

Kosås Does Not Contain: Parabens, Pthalates, BHA/BHT, Chemical preservatives, Mineral Oil. Propylene Glycol, Polyethylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, “Fragrance”, Petrolatum, Vitamin A, retinoids, or retinoid derivatives. *All products are gluten, egg, nut, soy and cruelty free.
Key Ingredients and attributes:
  • Green Tea, Rosehip, and Grape Seed Oils: Powerful antioxidants that heal cells and fight free radicals to reverse environmental damage. Mango and Shea butters: Heal, moisturize and protect lips, while preventing formation of fine lines. Sweet Orange Oil: A collagen-booster with a luxurious, uplifting scent.
  • Free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. 
Full Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (derived from coconut oil), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelila Wax), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2,
Octyldodecanol, Lanolin Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract [and] Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract [and] Helianthus Anuus (Sunflower) Extract [and] Tocopherols, Microcrystalline Wax, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Rosa Muschata (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Vanillin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ethylhexylglycerine, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Manganese Violet (CI 777742), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Carmine (CI 75470).
Overall Assessment: I am wildly in love with Kosås Weightless Lip Colors– the quality is outstanding, the pigmentation is superb, and they are filled with nourishing ingredients. Furthermore, it always makes me especially happy to support exquisite local Los Angeles-based companies. These lipsticks earn an unmitigated A+!

Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.

$24.00 for 0.014 oz. each from Kosas Cosmetics, Beautyhabit, B-Glowing, Violet Grey and Shen Beauty (Affiliate Links).

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18 comments:

  1. Oooooooh, these are all my kind of shades. Every. Single. One. I love the "weightless" benefit too! Great review and swatches!

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    1. You would absolutely LOVE the formula, Allison! The colors are quite lovely, as you can see!

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  2. These lipsticks look positively gorgeous and they sound as comfortable and hydrating as a girl could want them to be. Your photos of these are amazing.

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    1. They really are gorgeous, Erika! Thank you for your kind words about my photos! I think that you would truly love these lipsticks!

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  3. Those colors look so rich. I like that they aren't matte! I can only wear matte once in a while.

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    1. They really are gorgeous, rich colors. They definitely aren't what I would call matte– there is definitely some sheen, and they are non-drying and super comfy on the lips!

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  4. Well, these looks just about perfect! I love the shade range.

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  5. Thank you for introducing this brand. These lippies look absolutely hydrating! I especially like Undone and Rosewater.

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    1. You are so welcome! It's truly an exceptional brand! Rosewater and Undone a spectacular, and Rosewater is the one that I reach for the most!

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  6. I haven't heard of this brand before. The lipsticks look really lush.

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    1. The lipsticks are super-lush, and definitely worth trying!

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  7. Wow, love these! The colors are stunning! <3

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    1. Aren't they spectacular?! The formula is amazing as well! I highly recommend them!

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    1. Mine too, and it is by far the one that I reach for the most! It is really worth having!

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  9. I love the rosey shades the best in your beauty post! :)

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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    1. Hi Ursula! Yes, I fe the same way! Rosewater is my absolute favorite!

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