When it comes to makeup products, we as consumers have a million choices to choose from nowadays. From drugstore to high-end, with different textures, offering a variety of results to accommodate every skin tone and customers’ preference and desires. As a blogger/influencer it is very easy to feel either disappointed or head over heels about certain products or beauty brand overall since I have had the privilege to test several over the years. For the past few weeks I have been testing several products from Kosas Cosmetics, a brand new to me which can be found at one of our favorite beauty retailers in the United States, Sephora.
About Kosas Cosmetics
Founded by Sheena Yaitanes, a scientist, artist, entrepreneur, wife, mother, and life-long beauty devotee in 2015, Kosas’ mission is to revolutionize beauty by creating products that are simple, clean, and non-toxic. Kosas offers a visionary collection of nourishing, skin-flattering color cosmetics that feel as good as they look and that are packed with clean, skin-loving, botanical formulas that can only bring benefits to the skin. In today’s busy and fast moving world, women, myself included, are constantly looking for ways to save time which includes makeup application. Thankfully, with Kosas this is possible as each product applies effortlessly and within minutes we are ready to go looking flawless no matter the occasion. Kosas can be found at the Clean at Sephora section because only the best ingredients are used to create these beautiful products that feel better, last longer, and make an impact. Kosas Cosmetics is cruelty free, gluten free, and made without parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, phenoxyethanol and is never tested on animals. Kosas is offered at hundreds of retailers around the world including Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Mecca just to name a few and of course at kosas.com.
Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation
Now without further ado, let’s jump right into the products that I have been testing for the past few weeks starting with Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation. This foundation is a featherweight light-coverage foundation that is very hydrating and can be layered to achieve extra coverage. It contains jojoba seed oil, avocado oil, and red raspberry seed oil to soothe, balance, hydrate, and tone the skin. I have to admit that I am used to medium to full coverage foundations, so when I did my initial research on this foundation I thought I was not going to like it. But let me tell you I was wrong, right after trying this foundation for the first time I felt immediately in love. I always apply foundation with a beauty blender, however, this foundation is best applied with your finders in my opinion. From the very first application I felt like I was applying pearls all over my face, the unbelievable soft feeling blew me away and even more after I noticed how fast my skin absorbed it leaving no greasy feeling at all.
The application of this foundation takes only seconds, it is honestly the easiest foundation I have ever applied in my life, which makes it perfect for my busy work days. I was kindly sent two shades which are 05 and 5.5. Between these two shades, I was able to find my perfect match which is shade 5.5 pictured below. This foundation has become a staple in my makeup routine as I find myself reaching for it in the morning while I’m getting ready to go to work more than any other foundation. Nothing beats the effortless application and the flawless finish it provides especially for someone with a busy life such as myself. In addition, this product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner which again what else can we ask for?
Kosas Color & Light: Pressed Powder/Cream Blush & Highlighter Duo
Kosas blush collection can be found as powder or cream formula. Each palette comes with a blush and a coordinating highlighter. Offering pink, peach, and bronze shades, this collection promises to complement every skin tone. Each palette is infused with jojoba seed oil, moringa seed oil, rosemary extract, apricot kernel oil and rosehip seed oil, to brighten, support natural circulation, promote glow, and soothe the skin. Color & Light: Pressed Powder Blush & Highlighter Duo in the shade Longitude Zero is a beautiful pink rose powder blush and highlighter duo perfect for a classic blushed and glowy everyday look. Both shades are very pigmented so a little goes a long way. Color & Light: Crème Cream Blush & Highlighter Duo in the shade Velvet Melon is a luminous peach cream blush highlighter duo perfect to create a youthful and fresh look which screams Spring and Summer to me. This was my first time trying a cream blush and highlighter and I was surprised at how well they perform over foundation. I like to apply and blend both the blush and the highlighter with my fingers.
Kosas 10-Second Liquid Eyeshadow
10 seconds! yes you read that right. These water-based, fast-drying and crease-resistant eyeshadows offer a high-impact color that lasts all day long. I apply the applicator directly on my eyelid and then blend with my finger. Packed with healthy ingredients such as rosehip seed oil and jojoba seed oil, these eyeshadows not only deliver a beautiful color but also amazing skincare benefits for the delicate eyelid area. No brush needed is probably my favorite part, it is unbelievable that in only 10 seconds I have a fresh eye look and I can be on my way out. Pictured below are the shades Globe (to the right) which is a gorgeous neutral champagne and Fahrenheit which is a warm violet Burgundy (to the left).
Kosas Weightless Lip Color Lipsticks
A collection of game-changing, clean lipsticks with a formula that melts comfortably into the lips and stays throughout the day. Packed with ingredients such as mango seed butter, shea butter, and cocoa seed butter just to name a few, these lipsticks leave the lips feeling hydrated and nurtured. Pictured below are shades: Undone (top) which is a sexy high-impact neutral that should be a staple for every woman. It is a gorgeous toasted pink which adds a radiant glow to the lips. I find this shade perfect for every occasion and I have been reaching out for it several times lately. The other shade pictured below is: Royal (bottom) which is a deep berry shade that combines red tones to add a gorgeous pop of color to the lips for occasions such as date nights and special events either day or night. I find the packing so elegant and comes with a magnetic click closure which prevents the lipstick from opening while inside a purse. Kosas truly thought of everything when creating these lipsticks. Way to go!
Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss
A game-changer lip gloss that made me go back to loving lip glosses again. This is a hybrid lip treatment + gloss that is packed with peptides, hyaluronic acid, and evening primrose oil to plump and hydrate the lips while providing a beautiful shine that DOES not feel sticky. I have never been a fan of lip glosses because most of the ones I have tried have felt way too sticky and uncomfortable on the lips. This lip gloss on the other hand is the complete opposite of a traditional sticky lip gloss which is the fact that I love the most about it. Besides the chic packaging, this lip gloss is basically a drink for your lips and dose of much needed hydration. The non-sticky formula applies smoothly and provides a comfortable feel. I love using it on its own the most, however, it can also be used on top of lipsticks to add a beautiful shine. Pictured below is the shade: Jellyfish which is a clear shade.
Kosas Kosasport LipFuel Hyaluronic Lip Balm
Bye bye dry lips during winter. This is honestly the lip balm I have been looking for as my lips always get dry, chapped and they even bleed during the winter. Packed with Konjac root, hyaluronic acid and wild mint, this lip balm seals the lips in moisture, protects against environmental damage, and encourage the lips natural healing process. My lips were healed after just a few uses after bleeding and hurting for days. I have been using this lip balm non-stop at night before going to bed and as a base before lipstick application. This is one of those products that changes your life for the better and that has become a staple in my lip care routine.
As always I would love to hear your thoughts on these products. Is this something you would like to try? Have you tried any of them?
Thank you so much for taking the time to read.
And huge thanks to Kosas Cosmetics for sending me this collection of products to try and to share my thoughts with my readers.
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