This cream blush and highlighter duo was love at first sight. I was drawn in by the beautiful colour and packaging and was sold once I was swatched it – incredibly creamy and leaves a beautiful finish. I picked up the palette in ‘8th Muse’.
I was intrigued by the brand Kosås being described as ‘clean’ and so did a bit of research: Kosås doesn’t test on animals, is completely free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, propylene glycol, phenoxyethanol and synthetic fragrance. While I’ve started becoming concerned about the ingredients used in my skincare, I’ll admit that I don’t often look deeply into the ingredients in my makeup – which makes absolutely no sense, I know. It’s something that I’m trying pay more attention now. It’s fantastic that there’s now another clean beauty brand available in New Zealand (I bought mine from Mecca Cosmetics which has just started stocking Kosås… like literally the same day I bought the palette!).
This ‘Colour & Light Creme Palette’ uses rice bran to hydrate the skin, rosemary extract to boost circulation, moringa oil to brighten the skin and jojoba oil to fight free radicals. It’s incredibly easy to apply – some cream blushes are difficult to blend out and can leave you looking like a clown, but this seriously does blend like a dream. It’s also really pigmented so you only need to tap into it once or twice to get enough product (in terms of application, I suggest using your fingers).
The blush is described as being a true pink rouge and that’s definitely how it swatches, although when I apply it on my cheeks it almost turns a bit peach toned (which I still love). It certainly appears to be a universally flattering shade which can easily be built up for a more intense look, or sheered out.
The highlighter works and feels exactly the same as the blush. It’s a beautiful gold toned highlighter which looks very natural on the skin – I’m reasonably pale and was worried that it would be too dark on my skin, but it really blends in so well. There’s no obvious glitter particles which makes for a very natural look, although the highlight is definitely there.
Both the blush and highlighter are some of the most long lasting cream products I’ve tried in a long time. The palette retails for $54 NZD and I believe it’s worth every cent – creamy, pigmented, beautiful flattering shades, cruelty free, thoughtful ingredients and the palette comes with a mirror… what more could you ask for?