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If you love high quality indie lipsticks that boast gorgeous colors, enviable pigmentation and chic minimalist bullets, then Kosås Cosmetics is a line you need to try. This Los Angeles based company uses healthy nourishing ingredients that treat and moisturize the lips without sacrificing wear-time or intense pigmentation.
Kosås designs color cosmetics with an effortless, elemental and undone aesthetic. The process begins with a love affair between art and science. Small, handmade batches of lip color are consciously crafted to flatter any skin tone while capturing the freshness of the moment. The end result is a product with a firm belief in an essential truth: beauty reflects nature. Made in Los Angeles.
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.
- Green Tea, Rosehip, and Grape Seed Oils are 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.
Fringe is described as, "An unfussy red with a rebel yell. Earthy undertones give it a casual, ripped-jeans vibe that doesn't take itself as seriously as other more glamorous reds. Semi-matte, no sparkle, buildable coverage with added moisture." Fringe is a lovely and intense brown-tinged red that is earthy and infinitely wearable.
Undone is described as, "The perfect, modern nude that will not wash you out. Strikes just the right balance between pink and brown for a very human warmth. Semi-matte, full-coverage, long-wearing, and moisturizing." Undone is a stunning rosewood nude that is neutral and ultra flattering.
Rosewater is described as, "An easy-to-wear, just-bitten tone that will reveal the best version of you. Easy and effortless. Semi-transparent with a low-shine finish similar to a perfectly hydrated lip." Rosewater is the perfect mauve-kissed pinky-nude that is a magnificent go-to lip color. I have worn this beauty so much lately that it's already showing signs of wear.
- Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Seed Oil - heals cells, excellent antioxidant, fights free radical damage
- Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil - anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, moisturizing
- Rosa Muschata (Rosehip) Seed Oil - powerful antioxidant, reverses environmental damage, heals cells
- Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter - healing and moisturizing
- Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter - soothing and conditioning moisturizer
- Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil - collagen booster with luxurious, uplifting scent
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).
$24.00 for 0.014 oz. from Kosås (Unaffiliated Links).
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Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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Fabulous review, Helen! This LA-based indie brand sounds just great. I loooooove the look and sound of these lippies. All the shades are great, but I'd probably go for Fringe and Undone. I love weightless, hydrating lipsticks and they are hard to find. Thanks for introducing me to this brandReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Allison! That means a great deal coming from you! Fringe and Undone would definitely be gorgeous with your hair color! I am obsessed with Darkroom and Rosewater since they lean a bit cooler. This is definitely a line worth exploring! Absolutely my pleasure!Delete
Rosewater would be flattering on me! Thanks for introducing me to this new brand!ReplyDelete
Yes it would, Courtney! I would pay good money to see you wear Rosewater with some gorgeous eye creation! You are so welcome!Delete
Fragrance free? Color me impressed.ReplyDelete
Free of artificial fragrance, but it has a slight warm scent that seems to be a blend of vanilla and orange in the tube, but there is no discernible taste or scent on the lips. It's a really love line!Delete
Lovely review and tempting swatches. Rosewater is calling my name.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Erika! Rosewater is my favorite! It would be gorgeous on you!Delete
I haven't heard of this brand but the shades are beautiful! I especially like Rosewater.ReplyDelete
It's definitely a line worth investigating! I feel the same way about Rosewater as well!Delete
I have never heard of this brand, but Rosewater is definitely a 'me' colorReplyDelete
It is definitely a 'you' color! It's a wonderful Indie line!Delete
Ooh Darkroom is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I completely agree with you, Babi!Delete
I am loving the shades! This is a new brand for me, but I'm definitely going to have to remember them.ReplyDelete
Aren't they gorgeous shades?! I think that you would really love these lipsticks, Bailey!Delete