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Kosas Papaya 1972 Color & Light Pressed Palette Review & Swatches

Papaya 1972 Kosas Papaya 1972 Color and Light Pressed Palette ($34.00 for oz.) is designed to be the more buildable-coverage version, though it was a lot more pigmented than described (which some may have no issue with!). The duo contained a lighter orange blush paired with a warm, yellowy-peach highlighter. Both shades were on the more powdery side, so there was excess kicked up in the pan, though they looked smooth and flatteri...
Tags: Bali, Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Kat Von, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kosås, Mickey Shade DC, Anastasia Miami, Kaja Luna


Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color & Light Pressed Palette Review & Swatches

Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) contains a brighter, medium orange blush paired with a peachy-orange highlighter. The two shades complemented each other, and they were both pigmented, blendable, and easy to work with.FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent). ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kosås


Kosas Longitude Zero Color & Light Pressed Palette Review & Swatches

Longitude Zero Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) is the lower intensity version which is supposed to have more buildable coverage, though both shades were more semi-opaque to opaque; the more powdery texture makes it easier to pick up less product with a lighter hand if truly buildable coverage is desired. The duo featured a medium-dark pink blush paired with a light pink highlighter. The p...
Tags: Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Kosas, Christine


Kosas Longitude Zero (High Intensity) Color & Light Pressed Palette Review & Swatches

Longitude Zero (High Intensity) Kosas Longitude Zero (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) features “double” the pigment with a deeper pink blush paired with a darker, pinky-beige highlighter. Both shades were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing; they were easy to work with, and while the formula has more powderiness to it than seems ideal, they actually looked fantastic on my skin as they were a...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Sephora Nordstrom, Terry Tan Flash Cruise, Kosås, Kosas Longitude Zero High Intensity Color Light, Longitude Zero High Intensity Kosas Longitude, Longitude Zero High Intensity P Permanent


Kosas Contrachroma Color & Light Pressed Palette Review & Swatches

Contrachroma Kosas Contrachroma Color and Light Pressed Palette ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes a muted, darker coral blush paired with a lighter, warm beige highlighter. This is the sheerer version, which was true of the blush; the blush had more medium, buildable pigmentation, but the highlighter was rather pigmented while the more powdery texture made it possible to pick up less product without a lot of effort. They both lasted f...
Tags: Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Christine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Kissin, Temptalia, Kosås, Contrachroma Kosas Contrachroma Color


Kosas Contrachroma (High Intensity) Color & Light Pressed Palette Review & Swatches

Contrachroma (High Intensity) Kosas Contrachroma (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes a deeper, rosy-copper blush with a medium, warmer copper highlighter. The two complemented each other, and they were both pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, though the formula is more powdery (and yet not an issue in terms of the way it sat on my skin, thankfully!).FURTHER READING: Formula Overview fo...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Sephora Nordstrom, Laura Geller Ballerina, Chanel Lumieres, NARS Maldives, Kosås, Kosas Contrachroma High Intensity Color Light, Contrachroma High Intensity P Permanent


Best of Kosas Color & Light Palettes

Here’s a look back on how well the Kosas Color & Light Palettes ($34.00) performed! I really loved how there were two versions of each duo, a low intensity and high intensity, specifically designed to bring the color concept to lighter and deeper skin tones. The High Intensity duos offer greater pigmentation, but the colors themselves were often a bit deeper or more vivid. The Low Intensity duos offered more semi-sheer, medium buildable coverage. The cream blush ...
Tags: Beauty, Round-ups, Christine, Temptalia, Kosås, Kosas Helios High Intensity Color, Kosas Velvet Melon Color, Helios Kosas Kosas P Permanent, Helios High Intensity Kosas Kosas P Permanent, Kosas Velvet Melon High Intensity Color, Tropic Equinox Kosas Kosas P Permanent, Kosas Tropic Equinox Color, Kosas Tropic Equinox High Intensity Color


Kosas Helios Color and Light Palette Review & Swatches

Helios Kosas Helios Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes a muted orange blush paired with a warm, light-medium gold highlighter. This is the lower intensity duo, so it was intended to have sheerer, more buildable coverage, which was accurate for both shades. The texture was slightly tackier with the highlighter (true of other highlighters in the same formula) compared to the blush, but both applied well and blend...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Linda, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Kosås


Kosas Color & Light Pressed Palettes Swatches

There are six duos in the Kosas Color & Light Pressed Palette ($34.00) range. Three of the duos are “low intensity,” which feature lighter-leaning, more buildable shades, and three are “high intensity,” which feature “double” the pigment for higher pigmentation along with darker-leaning shades. Here are swatches of all six duos! Color & Light Pressed Palettes Gallery Options ...
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Kosas Helios High Intensity Color and Light Palette Review & Swatches

Helios (High Intensity) Kosas Helios (High Intensity) Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) is the more pigmented version of the duo, which includes a bright, orange blush paired with a golden copper highlighter. Both shades delivered on being “double” the pigment of the lower intensity duo; they were pigmented, blendable, and easy to work with and lasted well on my skin.FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on gene...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Smashbox, Temptalia, Sephora Nordstrom, Kosås, Kosas Tropic Equinox, Kosas Helios High Intensity Color, Helios High Intensity P Permanent, Helios High Intensity Blush PiP Permanent


Kosas Tropic Equinox Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches

Tropic Equinox Kosas Tropic Equinox Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) consists of a darker, peachy-brown blush paired with a warm, peachy highlighter. This is the lower intensity level, so both shades are designed to be sheerer and more buildable, which they were. Both shades applied well over bare skin and had good longevity, but the highlighter’s tackier texture made it less compatible with more matte base products a...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Laura Mercier, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kosås, Tropic Equinox, MAC Melon Pink Top LE, Kosas Tropic Equinox Color Light Palette, Tropic Equinox Kosas Tropic Equinox Color, Tropic Equinox P Permanent, Tropic Equinox Blush PiP Permanent


Kosas Tropic Equinox High Intensity Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches

Tropic Equinox (High Intensity) Kosas Tropic Equinox (High Intensity) Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) consists of a medium, orange-brown blush paired with a golden copper highlighter. The blush was more blendable and easier to work with over both bare skin as well as over foundation compared to the highlighter, which was a little tackier and occasionally lifted up base products a bit. Both shades were quite pigmented...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kosås, Tropic Equinox High Intensity P Permanent, Tropic Equinox High Intensity Blush PiP Permanent, Tropic Equinox High Intensity


Kosas Velvet Melon Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches

Velvet Melon Kosas Velvet Melon Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) is the sheerer version of the duo and featured a peachy blush with a peachy-beige highlighter. The highlighter appeared darker in the pan than applied–it definitely seemed a fair bit lighter in practice but some of the depth might be more apparent on someone of a very light skin tone. Both products applied well and delivered the pigmentation they were ma...
Tags: Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Kosas, Christine


Kosas Velvet Melon High Intensity Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches

Velvet Melon (High Intensity) Kosas Velvet Melon (High Intensity) Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) is the “double the pigment” version that offers a deeper coral blush with a peachy highlighter. Both shades were deeper and more pigmented than the sheerer version of the duo. I didn’t have any issues applying either shade over bare skin or over foundation, though the blush was definitely deeper and pigmented enough that...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Kevyn Aucoin, Sephora Nordstrom, Kosås, Velvet Melon High Intensity P Permanent, Caprylyl Glycol Commiphora Myrrha Oil, Velvet Melon High Intensity Blush PiP Permanent


Kosas 8th Muse Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches

8th Muse Kosas 8th Muse Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) is the sheerer, more buildable coverage version of the shade and includes a soft pink blush paired with a pearly, light pink highlighter. The shades offered semi-sheer, somewhat buildable coverage with a creamy, emollient formula that dried down to a more skin-like finish that lasted around eight hours on me.FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on gene...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kosås, Muse Kosas


Kosas 8th Muse High Intensity Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches

8th Muse (High Intensity) Kosas 8th Muse (High Intensity) Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) is the more intense coverage version of the shade and includes a bright, pink blush paired with a pearly, warm rose highlighter. The blush lived up to its “High Intensity” descriptor and was quite pigmented, but the highlighter seemed more like semi-sheer to medium and didn’t build much beyond medium coverage. The highlighter wa...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Sephora Nordstrom, Kosås, Kevyn Aucoin Grapevine, Clinique Berry Pop, Muse High Intensity Blush PiP Permanent


Kosas Light Baked Bronzer Review & Swatches

Light Kosas Light Sun Show Moisturizing Baked Bronzer ($34.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a light, peachy brown with soft, warm undertones and a fine, golden pearl running through its more satin-like finish. The consistency was incredibly finely-milled, silky, and smooth to the touch without being powdery or too firmly pressed into the pan. The bronzer applied evenly to bare skin and blended out easily along the edges. The only “downside” was...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kosås, Summer 2020, Kosas Light Baked Bronzer


Kosas Deep Baked Bronzer Review & Swatches

Deep Kosas Deep Sun Show Moisturizing Baked Bronzer ($34.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a deep, reddish-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. The more it was buffed and blended out on my skin, the smoother the finish became–glowy but not overtly shimmery. The texture was soft, silky, and blendable without being too powdery and wasn’t too firmly pressed into the pan, so it was easy to pick up product with a variety of brushes...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kosås, Becca Malibu Soleil, Kosas Deep Baked Bronzer Review Swatches, Kosas Deep Sun Show Moisturizing Baked Bronzer


Kosas Color & Light Palette Swatches

With summer upon us and cream-based products getting more love, it seemed time to try out Kosas Color & Light Palettes ($34.00). I only saw six duos available on Sephora but there are two more available through the brand. What’s interesting about the range is that there is a regular duo and a “high intensity” version of it, which has “double” the pigment, which was cool to see. Kosas Color & Light Palettes ...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Christine, Sneak Peeks, Kosås, Kosas Color Light Palettes


Kosas Medium Baked Bronzer Review & Swatches

Medium Kosas Medium Sun Show Moisturizing Baked Bronzer ($34.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with subtle, warm reddish undertones and a satin finish. It had very fine, gold pearl running through the finish, so it didn’t appear overtly shimmery to my eye but had a glowing sheen as it was blended and buffed onto my skin. The texture was smooth, silky, and not too powdery nor too firmly pressed (or baked) into the pan. It had...
Tags: Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Sephora Nordstrom, Becca Bronzed Bondi, Kosås, Kosas Medium Baked Bronzer Review Swatches, Kosas Medium Sun Show Moisturizing Baked Bronzer, All Dupes MAC Sun


10 New Things to Put On Your Cheeks

Blushes, bronzers, highlighters oh my! There are a ton of them to choose from this season and if you’re a Sephora Rouge Member they are all 20% Off using code SPRINGSAVE! From golden bronzers to luminious highlighters and just a touch of natural dewy blushes I have a little something for everyone in this list of 10 new things to put on your cheeks! Check ’em out! Armani A-Line Liquid Blush $30 After Discount When the warmer weather hits I do so love a lightweight cream blush! Armani’s new ...
Tags: Beauty, NARS, Recommendations, Sephora, Don, Natasha, Armani, Ciaté, Sephora Rouge, Kosås, Kaja, Natasha Denona Mini Bloom Blush, Kaja Beachy, Climique Powder Pop Flower Highlighter, Sephora SaleMakeup Value


I Hate Foundation, but This Tinted Face Oil Is Just My Speed

My relationship with foundation is complicated, to say the least. I have a slightly uneven complexion, and I get red easily, so I like being able to cover that up. However, the problem is that every foundation I've tried seems to look cakey on me, and that's not my look of choice. If it doesn't look cakey, it breaks me out, and that's not fun either. For a while, I had given up on foundation and only stuck to concealer, until I tried the Kosas Tinted Oil Foundation ($42). Here's the thing: thi...
Tags: Makeup, Shopping, Product Reviews, Beauty, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Foundation, Beauty Shopping, Kosås, Kosas Tinted Oil Foundation


These Pigmented Liquid Eye Shadows Take Seconds to Apply

Finding the ideal liquid eye shadow can be tricky. You want the formula to be pigmented, be comfortable to wear, and provide the punch of color or shimmer you crave without creasing. Fortunately, POPSUGAR editors have tried hundreds of varieties over the years and can recommend the most high-quality choices out there. From glitter-packed formulas from brands like Stila and NYX Professionals to metallics from PYT Beauty and Kosas, you're sure to find an option you'll adore on our list. Check out...
Tags: Beauty, Stila, Beauty Products, Eye Shadow, Kosås, Beauty by POPSUGAR


Kosas's New, Clean, Lip Oil Gloss Is Something Even Lip Gloss Haters Will Love

Despite owning dozens of lip glosses, most of them sit in my drawer collecting dust. While I love the glass-like finish these products give me, they're usually too sheer for my tastes and feel heavy on my lips. However, the chic architectural packaging and skin-enhancing formula of the Kosas Wet Lip Oil Glosses ($27) intrigued me enough to give another one a try. The brand describes the product as a hybrid between a treatment and gloss due to the bevy of skincare ingredients included to pamper y...
Tags: Beauty, Beauty Products, Lip Gloss, Beauty Review, Kosås


I've Been Using These Kosas Lip Oil Glosses Daily, and I'm Not Stopping Anytime Soon

Despite owning dozens of lip glosses, most of them sit in my drawer collecting dust. While I love the glass-like finish these products give me, they're usually too sheer for my tastes and feel heavy on my lips. However, the chic architectural packaging and skin-enhancing formula of the Kosas Lip Oil Glosses ($27) intrigued me enough to give another one a try. The brand describes the product as a hybrid between a treatment and gloss due to the bevy of skincare ingredients included to pamper your ...
Tags: Beauty, Malibu, Beauty Products, Lip Gloss, Beauty Review, Kosås, Kosas Lip Oil Glosses, Orange n Cream Soda


The Kosas 10-Second Eyeshadow Made Me Completely Rethink Liquid Shadow

Ordinarily, I'm not a huge fan of liquid eye shadows. I find that many of them crease, are too sheer, and flake off once dry. That's why I was surprised to find a collection I actually want to add to my already-packed daily makeup bag. When the Kosas 10-Second Eyeshadow ($28) first crossed my desk in the shades Element, Waterfall, and Fahrenheit, I was intrigued by the watery texture and "shake well" instructions on the frosted tube. The unique consistency was enough to convince me to give the c...
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The Kosas 10 Second Eye Shadow Made Me Completely Rethink Liquid Shadow

Ordinarily, I'm not a huge fan of liquid eye shadows. I find that many of them crease, are too sheer, and flake off once dry. That's why I was surprised to find a collection I actually want to add to my already-packed daily makeup bag. When the Kosas 10 Second Eyeshadow ($28) first crossed my desk in the shades Element, Waterfall, and Fahrenheit, I was intrigued by the watery texture and "shake well" instructions on the frosted tube. The unique consistency was enough to convince me to give the c...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Beauty Products, Eye Shadow, Beauty Review, Kosås


These Are the Exact Makeup Products King Princess Will Be Bringing on Tour With Her

"We stan a beauty icon," one fan commented during Mikaela Straus's (or as most people know her, King Princess) recent Instagram Live. The singer went onto the social media platform to showcase some of the makeup she will be using on her upcoming Cheap Queen tour, and there was plenty. King Princess first introduced the bevy of products on her Instagram stories: "I could cry," she said to the pile of makeup in front of her. "She's a woman now." She then broke down each one on Instagram Live, hig...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, John Snow, Beauty Products, Beauty News, Kevyn Aucoin, Kosås, King Princess, Mikaela Straus, Kosas From MAC


The 20 Products Our Editors Were Loving In February

If there's anything that teases springtime more than a groundhog or bloggers sharing throwback photos in floral dresses on Instagram — we get it, #WaitingOnSpring — it's the beauty industry. Before we've even stored our puffy coats, brands are releasing a ton of new products. At least, testing out all the newness serves as a distraction while we wait for that warm weather.From bold eyeliner to curling creams, the beauty aisles were overflowing with brand-new innovations this past month. So much...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Chicago, Sephora, Clark, Rami Malek, Evo, Ducky, Instagram Post, Colourpop, Canyon Ranch, Tenoverten, Rachel Krause, Samantha Sasso, Kosås, Megan Decker


Lipsticks You Can Still Wear When Your Lips Are Beyond Chapped

Having flaky, dry lips doesn't rank high on our list of everyday grievances — it's more of an annoyance than anything. But somewhere down the list, right next to missing your bus or spilling coffee on a white shirt, there it sits: the bane of any lipstick lover's existence.It's trivial, sure, but we dare you to find a makeup nerd who hasn't had a look ruined by a pair of lips that resemble two withered prunes. "Flaky lips are a real problem [because it's] damaged skin," says Sara Happ, founder ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, NARS, Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, Burt, Ilia, Ulta, Happ, CoverGirl, Sara Happ, l f Cosmetics, Kosås, MatteCharlotte Tilbury, GlossyNyx, Liquified Lipsticks