Hallelujah! A long-lasting natural lipstick!
This isn’t just good for a natural lipstick. Kosas makes a great lipstick. Period. It just happens to be made with clean ingredients.
A Superior Lipstick
Here’s why these lipsticks are better than the average natural lipstick:
- Kosas lasts longer than any natural lip color I’ve tried (and I’ve tried a lot!).
- They aren’t drying, which is surprising for the nearly-matte finish. My lips stay soft all day long.
- The pigment doesn’t settle unattractively in the little lines of my lips.
And of course, the ingredients are clean and safe.
Kosas Lipsticks are highly pigmented with a nearly-matte finish.
How to Wear
Just a swipe of color is all it takes.
These lipsticks can be applied in the usual way, even with a lip liner. But the way I’ve been wearing them—which I believe is more flattering—is to apply a very light swipe of the color across lips, then with a clean finger, gently massage the color into the lips. I don’t apply liner.
The heat from my finger lets the color to blend into the skin seamlessly, and makes the nearly-matte finish of the lipstick look almost like a stain (but better).
Even after I’ve been wearing the lipstick for a while, and I can’t feel it on my lips anymore, the color is still there, and my lips are soft.
Kosas Lipsticks are available in 8 shades. Compare them here.
The four shades I’ve been wearing are Royal, Fringe, Undone and Rosewater.
Inside the Ingredients
All Kosas lipsticks are free of nasties like parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, or polyethylene glycol. They use castor seed oil and other plant-based oils when other companies may use highly processed mineral oil.
And these lipsticks are free of phenoxyethanol, a preservative avoided by purists.
The ingredients vary a bit from shade to shade, but here’s the ingredients from my personal favorite, Royal: castor seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, candelilla wax, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, octyldodecanol, lanolin oil, pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate, carnauba wax, beeswax, cocoa seed butter, green tea seed oil, mango seed butter, grape seed oil, rice bran extract with rosemary leaf extract and sunflower extract with tocopherols, microcrystalline wax, shea butter, rosehip seed oil, jojoba seed oil, safflower seed oil, orange oil, vanillin, vitamin E, ethylhexylglycerin, caprylyl glycol. May contain: mica, iron oxides, titanium dioxide, blue 1 lake, red 7 lake, red 22 lake, red 28 lake, red 30 lake, manganese violet, yellow 5 lake, carmine.
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This is not a vegan lipstick.
Where to Purchase
Kosas Lipsticks are $24 a pop. Find them here.
This product is part of my popular guide, Natural & Nontoxic Makeup: The 75 Best Products to Up Your Beauty Game.
*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.
**Products get makeovers too. Be sure to check if this product has been recently re-formulated before using it yourself.