Covering my eye bags in the short term whilst actively diminishing them in the long term? It’s a yes from me.
Known the world over for their iconic Tinted Face Oil, Kosas is the ultimate in tomboy beauty. The brainchild of biology, chemistry and fine arts graduate Sheena Yaitanes, the clean beauty brand has come a long way since its humble kitchen table beginnings in 2015.
“I loved makeup and had been around it my whole life, but I never considered myself a real girly girl. I didn’t feel that there was a brand that was speaking to me. So, I decided to create my own,” says Yaitanes.
Focusing on clean ingredients and simple-to-apply formulas, the brand has become the Sporty Spice of the makeup world. Whether looking for a your-lips-but-better shade, an easy cream eyeshadow or a no fuss cheek colour, Kosas have got you covered.
That’s why, when given the opportunity to try their debut concealer, I (obviously) couldn’t say no.
Introducing Revealer Concealer
For a brand that takes pride in curating quality products, a new release is a seriously big deal. Hence my excitement at the new Revealer Concealer (what a name!) – a medium-to-full coverage concealer that is both creamy, soothing and available in 16 shades.
The ideal skin-perfecting companion to the Tinted Face Oil, this concealer will cover without disguising, a balance that is very hard to come by.
“Everyone wants to look like themselves, but better, when they put makeup on. No one I speak to wants to look different. That’s what I always keep in mind,” says Yaitanes.
This philosophy is definitely evident in the formulation. The concealer’s light reflecting particles disguise imperfections by brightening the skin; this means there’s no need for a thick formula to cover dark circles, blemishes or redness. Translation? It’s lightweight but gets the job done – and then some.
Skin Care, Meet Makeup
As a self-proclaimed skincare junkie, I was very intrigued to dip my doe foot applicator into a concealer that is both good for my skin and easy on the eyes (i.e. makes me look significantly less zombie-esque on my morning commute). And as you’ve probably gathered if you’ve reached this point – I was highly impressed.
The combination of caffeine (to reduce puffiness and shrink capillaries) and pink algae extract (to hydrate and fight against free radicals with antioxidants) means the concealer both covers and reduces the appearance of dark circles. At the same time.
“I love skincare, I think a lot of people do [and] we’ve gotten really knowledgeable. There are so many skincare products out there now and we’re doing really great routines and have gotten our skin to a really healthy place. The last thing you want to do in the morning is heap on makeup that is going to harm that or reverse any of the work you just did,” says Yaitanes.
The formulation also contains arnica to soothe inflammation caused by breakouts and panthenol (otherwise known as vitamin B5) to calm irritation. To top it all off, a potent dose of peptides and hyaluronic acid stimulates collagen production and helps the skin to retain moisture.
No wonder it looks good all day long.
Not a brand to compromise, Yaitanes created her line as a leader in the clean beauty movement.
“It wasn’t necessarily a conscious decision,” she admits. “I really didn’t like any makeup formulas. I didn’t like the way they felt and I didn’t like what they did to my skin. So, those were the things that I wanted to solve and using clean ingredients was how I got there. It makes the product so much better.”
Knowing that the ingredients sitting on my skin all day were actually good for me, was a peace of mind I didn’t know I needed until I had it.
So, Is The Revealer Concealer Worth It?
In a word: yes.
My skin has never felt better and the formula doesn’t bunch up by the end of the day (like many a concealer previously). I don’t mind if a little of my imperfections poke through, so the medium coverage formula is plenty for me. But, if you are looking for something a little more heavy duty you may need to go elsewhere.
The ingredients have also visibly reduced darkness under my eyes and helped in reducing redness around my nose area. The inflammation on the breakouts that have (for the moment) set up camp on my chin has also reduced significantly.
Basically, if you can get your hands on it. Do. That is all.
The Kosas Revealer Concealer will launch online at mecca.com.au on March 31st 2020 and in stores on April 28th 2020.
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