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

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). We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks! Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Blush) Pressed Blush…

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Kosas Longitude Zero Color & Light Pressed Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

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 products applied well to bare skin, blended out nicely,…

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

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 almost smoothing. FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and…

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Kosas Contrachroma Color & Light Pressed Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

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 for eight hours on me before showing signs of wear.…

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

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 for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent). We hope you’ll consider supporting…

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Best of Kosas Color & Light Palettes – Beauty Article

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 formula was more…

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Kosas Helios Color and Light Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

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 blended out evenly on my skin. They both lasted eight…

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Kosas Tropic Equinox Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

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 as it was more prone to lifting them up. FURTHER…

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Kosas Tropic Equinox High Intensity Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

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 and lasted around eight hours. FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for…

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Kosas Velvet Melon Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

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 marketed as having. FURTHER READING: Formula Overview…

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Kosas Velvet Melon High Intensity Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

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 a lighter hand might be the way to go…

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Kosas 8th Muse Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

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 general performance and characteristics (like scent). We hope you’ll consider…

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

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 wasn’t quite as easy to apply as the blush, but…

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Kosas Light Baked Bronzer Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

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 that it had nearly opaque color payoff in a…

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Kosas Deep Baked Bronzer Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

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. It had opaque pigmentation…

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Kosas Medium Baked Bronzer Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

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 nearly opaque…

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4 Non-Stressful Tips to Organize Your Beauty Products – Beauty Article

Sheena Yaitanes, the founder of Kosas, shares her laidback method for controlling the chaos (no prior Kondo experience required). When it comes to organizing, everyone has a system — or lack thereof. Sheena Yaitanes, the founder of the Los Angeles-based clean makeup brand Kosas, is surrounded by palettes and stacks of products all day. Her 1920s-era home doubles as her workspace, testing lab and sometimes warehouse. “It’s filled with beauty products of all kinds that are in various stages of…

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