Don’t you love it when you run across something unexpected at a random place? That was my case with finding Kosås lipsticks while searching for office supplies at Russel and Hazel. They have a great store and in one little area some amazing beauty products. They carry beauty lines that contain mostly natural ingredients which is why they have Kosås. I instantly fell in love with these lipsticks.
It’s a small line with only 8 lipsticks (yes, Rosewater is missing), but curated to work with any skintone. Or in my case, how daring I want to go. Three of the seven shown here have become ones that I reach for all the time. The colors shown above from bottom to top are: Stardust, Undone, Royal, Electra, Thrillest, Fringe, Darkroom. My three favorites are Stardust, a light pinky nude when I want a barely there color for the weekends, Undone when I want a bit more color than Stardust it’s as if it’s more intense without being too much. Royal is what I’d call my perfect shade, a bluish pink/plum and once and awhile when I want to go a little more intense with warmer tones I reach for Fringe.
The lipsticks are made with antioxidants that heal and protect from the damaging effects of the environment with green tea, rosehip and grapeseed oils. Sweet orange is a collagen booster and mango and shea butters to heal, protect and moisturize. What you won’t find are parabens, phthalates and sulfates. Their philosophy is that color cosmetics should be simple.These are made by hand and I like that. I also like the soft, cushiony feel they give to my lips and the staying power is quite nice. If the darker shades seem too intimidating, an easy way to wear them is to dab the lipstick on right out of the bullet and then rub the lips together. That way you get the color without the deep intensity.