this bohemian’s dreams, at least. it’s called stardust. need i say more? MY PERFECT LIPSTICK IS CALLED STARDUST.ok moving on from how happy that makes me. i have been wanting to try a kosas cosmetics lipstick since they came onto the scene about two years ago. they are full of great ingredients and don’t use any of the bad ones, including parabens, pthalates, mineral oil, phenoxyethanol, fragrance, petrolatum, and more. all of kosas’ colors are natural-looking and understated, even the darker or brighter ones. they are not only beautiful but unique, and a true staple for anyone, makeup lover or not.
so back to the colors. i was pretty set on getting rosewater, which is described as a blushing rose, with a hydrating finish. and then kosas released more shades for s/s 2016, including stardust. and i was sold! how could i resist a name like that? stardust is described as a sheer neutral nude with pink and brown undertones, like a summer tan. ok, now how could i resist THAT?but in all seriousness, stardust is exactly how kosas describes it. it is the perfect neutral brown pink, with not too much brown but not too much pink. it is truly my lips but better. it’s also the perfect level of color, so it doesn’t make it too obvious that i’m wearing lipstick. the finish is hydrating but not slippery, and extremely long lasting. honestly it really is like a summer tan – i just feel better with it on.
at $24, these lipsticks are expensive, but also in the exact price range of other natural and conventional lipsticks. they are packaged in a beautiful black tube with white writing – i did hope it would be metal packaging but it’s plastic. that was kind of disappointing but it also means that it is a lot lighter to carry around. this is the first lipstick that i have wanted to wear every day and that doesn’t make me feel overdone – it’s just the perfect amount of oomph for me.my only question is, why did it take me so long to bite the bullet? pun very much intended.
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