I may possibly be the poster girl for the antithesis of makeup minimalism (makeup maximumism?).
No, significantly, I carry like twelve lip items in my bag at any offered time…or possibly 15, because I love ALL TEH Colours, so it is humorous to me that I fell for Kosas Cosmetics, a line all about makeup minimalism.
Kosas, an up-and-coming luxury normal makeup line out of LA, is also the Sanscrit word for sheath. Their 1st merchandise, a line of eight semi-matte lipsticks, launched final year in shades of pink, rose, red and plum ($ 24 each and every).
Lady, these lipsticks are entirely and completely on level. ON. Stage. Primarily based on these, I cannot wait to see what else this brand comes up with.
Founder Sheena Yaitanes, who transpires to be a painter AND a chemist, explained that she wanted to develop a line of products edited all the way down to the essentials — no unnecessary or redundant colors or chemical compounds.
Sheena drew on her background in painting when she was operating and experimenting to produce her lipstick colors. In painting, when you are mixing up colors to paint skin, you use a whole lot of reds, blues and yellows, and Sheena purposefully picked these undertones for her lipsticks, which encompass some very flattering colours.
I’ve been taking part in with all eight shades, and I really don’t consider there is a funky a single in the bunch, which is pretty unusual. I try a lotta lipsticks from a lotta lines, and there’s usually 1 or two that I’m like, “Nope!” about.
Not only are these Kosas colours spot on, but they truly feel luxuriously fab. The formula reminds me of the $ fifty five Guerlain Rouge Gs. They have a equivalent texture, creamy finish and comfy, non-drying formula.
If you are questioning, what’s the catch? Do they smell like robust peppermint eucalyptus or seaweed?? Nope, they are truly unscented and unflavored.
It is almost unreal how smoothly the colors apply. Every single shade! None of them go on patchy or settle into my lip lines, which is also fairly uncommon for a pigmented lipstick formula like this. Thet commence out at medium coverage, by the way, but you can effortlessly construct them up to full opacity in a single layer.
And the wear time is not negative, either, especially for a normal lipstick formula. I can apply my favourite shade, Rosewater, in the morning, have a couple of snacks, then lunch, and nonetheless see some color on my lips. Total wear time: about four hours.
I usually like when I can in fact comprehend a listing of ingredients, and this a single is straightforward to study. I see tons of plant-primarily based oils and extracts, but it is not a vegan formula, for the record, because it does include beeswax.
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, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Anuus (Sunflower) Extract, 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, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol
Could Incorporate: Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Blue one Lake (CI 42090), Red seven 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)
They really don’t contain parabens, pthalates, fragrances, mineral oils or petrolatum, and they’re made with no gluten, egg or soy. They are also cruelty free.
Word on the street is that Kosas is obtaining ready to expand the line with blushes, mascara, basis and concealer, which I’m super stoked about. I think Kosas is a quite promising brand, and I wouldn’t be stunned to see them carried at large-end retailers and counters like Barneys and Room NK soon.
If you are as intrigued as I am, you can uncover them on the web now at kosascosmetics.com and aylabeauty.com.
Your friendly neighborhood attractiveness addict,
P.S. Whew! Cross Monday off the books, babe. I hope you had a good a single. ?