Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Kosås Color & Light Pressed and Color & Light Creme Blush and Highlighters | Review and Swatches #KOSAS

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You likely recall that I waxed poetic about the wonderful Kosås Weightless Lip Colors (Reviewed HERE) some time ago, and I am now thrilled to share Kosås Color & Light Pressed and Kosås Color & Light Creme duos with you. Each duo includes a blush and a highlighter shade or a bronzer (that can be used as a blush or contour) and a highlighter, and as the names suggest they feature powder and cream formulas.
I have all of the shades, except for Velvet Melon, which is described as, "a juicy peach hue that brings youthful vitality and boundless energy everywhere it goes."

Of the five shades that I have, I noted that the powder shades unilaterally offered buildable coverage and greater intensity in pigmentation than the cream formulas. They can be sheered out or built-up and offered all-day wear on my normal/combination skin, without the need for a primer. The creme formulas were less buildable, because of their emollience, but they lasted most of the day on my skin, without a primer.
Kosås Color & Light Pressed in Contrachroma ($34.00 for 0.28oz/8g from Kosås, Beautyhabit, Revolve, b-glowingBloomingdale's, Credo Beauty and Neiman Marcus): Described as "A golden bronzing duo for a radiant, sun-kissed glow or subtle, sophisticated definition," this ultra-finely milled pressed powder duo is silky-smooth to the touch and it glides across the skin effortlessly, depositing color evenly. It neither settles into pores, nor does it emphasize fine lines. The sun-kissed bronzer shade, which is a stunning carmelized burnt peach, can also be used as a contour or a blush, and it is neither orange, nor does it oxidize. Instead, it offers the skin warmth and depth without appearing too flat, or too luminous, and it has enough of a glow without being overdone in the least bit. The highlighting shade, which can be mixed with the bronzing shade, is a refined and glowing ivory that creates a beautiful lit-from-within glow that is very flattering on the skin.

According to Kosås,

The sun and the moon. The light and the dark. A golden bronzing duo for a radiant, sun-kissed glow or subtle, sophisticated definition.

Pressed powder blush for the perfect emphasis. Deceptively simple and beautifully complex, each color is designed to optically blend with a range of skin tones, for a universally flattering effect. Refined pigments and soft, finely milled powder are enhanced with nylon molecules for a silky, veil-like feel and controllable, buildable intensity. Matte-ifying without drying, jojoba and moringa oils, rice bran, and rosemary extract give a skin cushioning treatment with every application.

Directions: Using a brush, apply to apples of the cheeks for a warm, natural-looking blush, or to cheekbones for bronzed definition. For a warm monochromatic look, apply along upper lashline and blend. Sweep highlighter wherever illumination is desired.

Ingredients: Mica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Nylon 12, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Boron Nitride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), Yellow 5 Lake, Carmine
Kosås Color & Light Creme in Tropic Equinox ($34.00 for 0.32oz/9g from Kosås, Beautyhabit, Revolve, b-glowingBloomingdale's, Credo Beauty and Neiman Marcus): If you prefer cream bronzers, blushes and highlighters to their powder counterparts, then the Kosås Color & Light Cremes are sure to delight. Tropic Equinox features a warm caramel bronzer, which can be used as a blush or contour shade, that has a luscious creamy texture and a beautifully luminous finish. It neither settles into fine lines, nor does it emphasize pores, and it lightly moisturizes the skin. The highlighter shade, which can be mixed with the bronzer shade for added luminosity, is an infinitely flattering peachy golden beige with a gorgeous natural glow.

According to Kosås,

The prismatic bronzer duo. A shortcut to a warm and breezy, sun-kissed complexion. The building blocks for luminous, muse-worthy contours. Bask in the glow.

Creme blush for complexion with dimension. Optically blended colors designed and chosen to cultivate naturally radiant, lit-from-within luster on a range of skin tones for a universally flattering effect. Weightless, buildable formulas inspire intuitive application, with effortless blendable layering and soft, smooth finishes. Enhanced with nourishing face oils including marula, rosehip seed, grape seen, green tea, and myrrh, it’s beyond color.

Directions: Using fingertips, apply to apples of the cheeks and blend as a warm, neutral blush. 
For a touch of sun, lightly dab on cheeks and across bridge of nose and blend to sheer. 
For definition, apply to hairline, under cheekbones, and around jawline, and blend and build to desired opacity. Blend highlighter wherever illumination is desired.

Ingredients: Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Isononyl Isononanoate, Micocrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), C10-18 Triglycerides, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Commiphora Myrrha Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethyhexylglycerin, Silica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360) 
Kosås Color & Light Pressed in Papaya 1972 ($34.00 for 0.28oz/8g from Kosås, Beautyhabit, Revolve, b-glowingBloomingdale's, Credo Beauty and Neiman Marcus): This ultra-finely milled powder duo, which is creamy to the touch, features such gorgeous shades. The blush, a stunning peachy orange, is neither too flat, nor too luminous. Instead, it features a refined finish punctuated by subtle luminosity. It glides across the skin effortlessly, depositing color without setting into fine lines or pores, and it flatters the skin with a natural glow. The highlighter shade is a gorgeous golden beige that imparts the perfect glow without being in the least bit overdone or glittery. When blended with the blush, the two transform into a stunning warm luminous peach. 

According to Kosås,

The afterglow. A multidimensional peachy hue to create fresh faced youth and luminous beauty. A duo for all over brightening and instant refreshment any time of day or night.

Pressed powder blush for the perfect emphasis. Deceptively simple and beautifully complex, each color is designed to optically blend with a range of skin tones, for a universally flattering effect. Refined pigments and soft, finely milled powder are enhanced with nylon molecules for a silky, veil-like feel and controllable, buildable intensity. Matte-ifying without drying, jojoba and moringa oils, rice bran, and rosemary extract give a skin cushioning treatment with every application.

Directions: Using a brush, apply to the apples of the cheeks for a healthy flush. Sweep highlighter wherever illumination is desired.

Ingredients: Mica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Nylon 12, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Boron Nitride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), Yellow 5 Lake, Carmine 
The Warmer Shades: Contrachroma, Tropical Equinox and Papaya 1972
Kosås Color & Light Creme in 8th Muse ($34.00 for 0.32oz/9g from Kosås, Beautyhabit, Bloomingdale's, Revolve, b-glowingCredo Beauty and Neiman Marcus): The blush, which is a mauve-kissed pink, has a juicy luminous finish that creates a natural flush. It neither settles into lines, nor does it emphasize pore size. The highlighter, which has a whisper of rose gold combined with the golden pink shade, has a beautiful luminous finish punctuated by subtle shimmer. It creates a gorgeous ethereal glow, and can be worn alone, or mixed with the blush shade for added impact and luminosity.

According to Kosås,

The floral flush. A true pink rouge and cosmic highlighter that brings romance to life and captures pure hearts. Modern love.

Creme blush for complexion with dimension. Optically blended colors designed and chosen to cultivate naturally radiant, lit-from-within luster on a range of skin tones for a universally flattering effect. Weightless, buildable formulas inspire intuitive application, with effortless blendable layering and soft, smooth finishes. Enhanced with nourishing face oils including marula, rosehip seed, grape seen, green tea, and myrrh, it’s beyond color.

Directions: Using fingertips, apply to apples of the cheeks and blend. To build impact, reapply and blend often as desired. Blend highlighter wherever illumination is desired.

Ingredients: Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Isononyl Isononanoate, Micocrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), C10-18 Triglycerides, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Commiphora Myrrha Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethyhexylglycerin, Silica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360)
Kosås Cosmetics Color & Light Pressed in Longitude Zero ($34.00 for 0.28oz/8g from Kosås, Beautyhabit, Revolve, b-glowingBloomingdale's, Credo Beauty and Neiman Marcus): The rosy-pink blush, like the other powders from this range, boasts an ultra-finely milled consistency that is creamy and silky to the touch. It also glides across the skin effortlessly, deposits color evenly, and neither emphasizes fine lines, nor does it settle into pores. The highlighting powder, which can be used alone or mixed with the blush, is a glowing cool-leaning ivory with a gorgeous luminous finish.

According to Kosås,

The new rouge duo. An iconic pink rose through the lens of the cool, moody northern light. A modern wind-kissed flush.

Pressed powder blush for the perfect emphasis. Deceptively simple and beautifully complex, each color is designed to optically blend with a range of skin tones, for a universally flattering effect. Refined pigments and soft, finely milled powder are enhanced with nylon molecules for a silky, veil-like feel and controllable, buildable intensity. Matte-ifying without drying, jojoba and moringa oils, rice bran, and rosemary extract give a skin cushioning treatment with every application.

Ingredients: Mica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Nylon 12, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Boron Nitride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), Yellow 5 Lake, Carmine.

The Cooler Shades: 8the Muse and Longitude Zero
The Elegant Minimalist Compacts
About Kosås,

...Kosås is makeup that lifts you up, and won’t let you down. Each forward-thinking formula is brought to life with active botanicals balanced by strategic, safe synthetics. They deliver next level performance with smooth finishes and even textures. Yaitanes approaches color like a painter: First, she mixes a complex base color, then she creates an optical blend. The result? Colors that take on beautiful new dimensions against a range of skin tones in the real world. The collection is edited down to the essentials, keeping it easy to understand, intuitive to use, and endlessly enjoyable, every time....
Overall Assessment: I am so happy that Kosås has expanded their range to include these beautiful Color & Light Pressed and Color & Light Cremes, and I am thoroughly enjoying each one of them. I can hardly wait to see what they create next!

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12 comments:

  1. Such lovely looking duos! Because I don't use bronzer, these aren't for me, but I love the look and sound of them. Curious to see what else they make? I have to revisit your post about their lipsticks, and I'm guessing their shadows must be beautiful

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    1. Aren't they beautiful?! Only two of them are bronzers, but they can be used as blushes, the other three are definitely blushes. So far they only make these and their lipsticks– no shadows, but I hope that they roll some out at some point!

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  2. Papaya is my kind of shade! These sound wonderful and so creamy!

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    1. It would really be beautiful on you, Cindy! The quality is absolutely phenomenal!

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  3. I love cream blush but I don't really use bronzer. I wonder if the Neiman around here carries this line.

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    1. You would like 8th Muse! I'm not sure if you can find it in your local NM, but it's definitely worth checking! Their lipsticks are gorgeous too, and Rosewater would be a very you shade!

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  4. I like the simple packaging. I will check out this brand!

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    1. Me too! Definitely worthy of your consideration, Kath!

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  5. Contrachroma is a very pretty duo. I like the packaging as well. Thanks for introducing us to this brand! I'll keep my eyes peeled for their products.

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    1. It is a lovely duo, and the packaging is so modern, chic and minimalist! I love the quality of their products, and think that you would really be impressed by them! Definitely worth keeping an eye out for them!

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  6. Oh my, these are just gorgeous - all of them! papaya is a beauty, I bet it would look great with my complexion.

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    1. I agree, they are indeed! I think that Papaya would be well-suited to your complexion. It's a lovely shade!

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