Kosås Cosmetics new lip colors are in and as you would expect, they are stunners! Kosås formulates universally flattering shades from nudes to brights that even I feel comfortable enough to wear – I call them bold lips for the timid. Kosås Weightless Lip Colors are remarkable and unique in their ability to transform well from a sheer stain to a full-coverage lipstick, while offering exceptional long-wear. See my previous review here.
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Kosås Cosmetics creates a line of lip shades for the modern it-girl. With nature as a muse, Kosas takes a fresh approach to color cosmetics with ultra-modern, on-trend lip colors that are consciously formulated. Kosås Cosmetics are handcrafted in small batches and are gluten, egg, nut, soy and cruelty free and formulated WITHOUT parabens, phthalates, BHA/BHT, chemical preservatives, mineral oil, propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, “fragrance”, petrolatum, Vitamin A, retinoids, or retinoid derivatives. Kosås Cosmetics Weighless Lip Color’s do contains a fine combination of natural oils, butters, and waxes for hydrating, anti-aging and collagen boosting benefits. A complete list of ingredients can be found at kosascosmetics.com.
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Au Naturale celebrates spring with the release of three trendy lip shades, in their African Color Collection. A statement lip is all the trend this season, and Au Naturale has covered the bases. Think plum, red, magenta, and rich pigments.
The African Colors Collection features two glosses and one lipstick, all intensely pigmented. Just check out the swatches…
First up is African Affair, a matte lipstick that is both unique and bold. I would describe it as a brick-red shade with a purple pearlecence. The wear is excellent, however, the formula seems drier than I am familiar with from Au Naturale. Both Ravish and Deep Coral Lip Glosses are generously pigmented, soft and ultra nourishing, with a fruity scent. For me, the formula is a love. They layer well for a more intense finish. Ravish is a beautiful bright pink, that brightens the face. Deep Coral is a warm dark coral shade with a golden shimmer. A gorgeous color for when the temperatures heat up.
Wearing African Affair Lipstick with Ravish Lip Gloss and Organic Creme Bronzer on both cheeks and lips.
Au Naturale Lip Gloss* $15 Lipstick* $22
Available at aunaturaleglow.com
Use code ‘SPRING’ for 30% off at the Au Naturale website
Gressa Skin’s Lip Boosts are an all-natural lip product that drench your lips in nourishing botanicals. These lipstick/balm hybrids are a versatile product that can go from a wearable matte stain, to a to a vibrant glossy red lip, depending on your application. Always moisturizing and never drying, the Lip Boosts claim their place amid my favorite lip products. Since first discovering the shade Bare, my collection has only grown, as Gressa Skin continues to add more shades to the line.
Gressa Lip Boost in Aux Rouge is a classic and ultra-flattering red shade. For a red-stained lip, I just tap some Aux Rouge onto my lips, using my fingertip. For a vibrant red glossy lip, I recommend using the Gressa Lip Brush for a heavier and more defined look. Aux Rouge has a long wear time, with a soft, moisturizing feel.
Gressa Lip Boost in Aux Rouge
Wearing Aux Rouge applied with a lip brush for a vibrant, glossy finish.
Gressa Lip Boosts are a must-try for all you ingredient nerds, or for those who suffer from chronically dry lips.
Gressa Lip Boost in Aux Rouge $26 at gressaskin.com
Dior’s Addict Gloss Collection is made to be mixed and matched for hundreds of possibilities. “Four shimmering shades of Dior Addict lipstick and four, pure, more sophisticated shades of Dior Addict Extreme allows you to have fun and create your own custom-made look.” Today I have the coordinating shade Diablotine on my lips and tips.
Diablotine “displays the sensual red of a fiery temptress or, of a Trafalgar dress, straight out of a Dior show.” This sheer muted-red is easy to wear, I wont need to wait for an event to wear this ‘everyday’ red-shade. The Dior Addict Extreme lipstick packs gorgeous pigment and wears comfortably, providing my lips with an extra dose of moisture. Layering this lipstick provides more pigment along with some extra sheen. It’s not the best for longevity but the low maintenance, slick formula makes it easy to reapply.
I have swatched Diablotine in the photo above, first with one coat and then layered. I adore this shade paired under the shimmering Dior Addict Gloss on Etoilee 013, which adds incredible dimension. Diablotine Addict Extreme Lipstick pairs perfectly with Diablotine Nail Polish.
Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick $31 (nordstrom.com)
Dior released four nail polish shades for Spring in their ‘Sparkling Shine’ Collection. I was absolutely smitten with these shimmering shades as soon as I spotted them. I have already shared with you my review of Délice. Teri from BellaChique.com has a lovely review of Spring Ball and the manicurator.com has some incredible swatches of Princess. Today I am sharing with you my absolute favorite of the bunch, Diablotine #643.
Diablotine is a red-coral with pink and gold shimmer. The formula is exquisite as per usual and the flat/tapered brush makes application incredibly easy. The polish easily covers in one coat. Two coats lasted me five days without chipping.
The shimmer in Diablotine is beautiful and in the sunlight it’s utterly captivating. My photos have not quite captured just how lovely this shade is. It appears more flat in my photos than when viewed it in person.
I also picked up Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Diablotine which I will share with you this week.
Dior Vernis $24 (nordstrom)
Have you picked up any of the polishes from the ‘Sparkling Shine’ Collection?