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Skin concern: acne, dark circles

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lizbentley17
I’m a huge fan of Kosas makeup, so needless to say I was thrilled when they dropped a concealer (and right when I needed a new concealer, too!) I love this brand because they tout themselves as being “makeup for skincare freaks,” and that’s such a perfect description. Their products are always chock full of soothing ingredients that not only look great as makeup but also help improve skin with regular use. I have their tinted face oil, cream blush and highlighter, and lip balm, and I love them all! This concealer has been a daily staple since I got it. A word about the shades: Kosas says to get the same shade as the tinted face oil, but I had to go a shade lighter (I’m a 3 in the TFO and I got a 2 for this concealer). They do tend to run pretty yellow-y, undertone-wise, so I would highly suggest getting a sample or swatching these if at all possible before committing to buying. So this concealer is marketed as a concealer, eye cream, and spot treatment, highlighting again how Kosas aims to make products that are both makeup and skincare in one. I use this on my dark circles and on any acne or scars that aren’t covered by my base. It contains ingredients like arnica, caffeine, and peptides, which help support natural healing processes and brighten the skin. It also has hyaluronic acid, squalane, and botanical extracts like algae extract, rosemary leaf oil, and fennel fruit oil. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free. This is a very creamy concealer that I find blends very well into a natural, skin-like finish while doing all the concealing I need it to do. It wears super well throughout the day—the only caveat it that it does crease badly on me if I don’t set it with powder. While it’s not a dramatic difference, it does seem to be helping slightly with the healing of blemishes—at the very least, the moisturizing ingredients keep the skin soft instead of dry—I’ve tried too many concealers in the past that made blemishes look like dried up frosted flakes 😩 I highly recommend Kosas to all my fellow skincare freaks, and I think they knocked it out of the park with this one!
Apr. 14, 2020
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IanMichaelCrummLove this concealer 😍
Apr. 29, 2020·1 like
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lizbentley17it’s a keeper!
Apr. 29, 2020
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Kosas concealer
Kosas - Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer This product came out earlier last year. I love concealers because I have dark circles and I’m always looking for a good one. This became a staple product in my collection after trying it. Just a couple days ago Kosas released new shades to their line so hopefully it works for more people now. This is a description based on the Kosas website: Turn on your best skin. 
A medium coverage, super creamy concealer, eye cream, and spot treatment in one that visibly brightens and helps reveal better skin over time. Sooo what are my thoughts? This product is on my top three favorites for a concealer. If I’m going for a natural makeup look I ALWAYS grab this one. It’s extremely creamy and looks beautiful on the skin. After applying it under my eyes I can instantly see the skin care benefits. It sounds weird, but it’s true. This concealer is medium coverage, but if I want added coverage I just use an eye corrector beforehand. It also lasts all day if I set it with powder. Cons? This product runs VERY yellow. Even for me, it’s a little too yellow sometimes. If I want to neutralize this shade I mix it with another concealer. It will crease. Because this product is so creamy, it will crease under your eyes if you don’t set it. What are your thoughts on this product?
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SamanthaSQ
Ilia & Kosas on Sensitive Eyes- hit or miss?
I have very sensitive eyes, and just about every makeup brand (including natural/organic) I’ve tried irritates them; they get watery, sting, and within 20 minutes I have to run to the sink to get it off. I got to the point where I just didn’t want to bother trying anymore. Lately however, I’ve started looking again for that HG product that my eyes wouldn’t hate; I’m tired of looking at eyes that look permanently tired (hereditary dark circles). I did a bunch of snooping online, and after staring at Ilia products and Kosas for awhile, and reading reviews, I decided to spend the $$, so here’s my thoughts! I swatchedILIA - True Skin Serum Concealer and Kosas - Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer, and ended up giving Ilia’s a try. I picked up their lightest shade, in Arrowroot. My skin leans combination and I wanted something that felt barely there. Kosas concealer is just what it advertises, it’s very creamy and has a very heavy consistency. Their lightest shade also was too dark on me, so I went with Ilia. The concealer itself really does blend seamlessly into my skin, it has sort of this barely-there scent that I can detect if I sniff the bottle, but it isn’t something I’d ding it for. It kind of just smells like a yummy skincare product tbh. It has a super light consistency, if makeup could be serum-ish, I guess this would be it? It’s very light, and it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing anything which is exactly what I hoped for. The verdict? Hit! No stinging, no itchiness, no irritation. I was super pleased, and it held up all through the day without primer. No creasing really either, which I was impressed with. All in all I will 100% continue to use this, and I’d really like to try some of their other products! The price is a bit hefty, at $30.00 if you’re looking for more affordable products. But in this case I feel like I’m getting what I paid for, especially for a product that not only doesn’t piss off my eyes, but works beautifully. As for Kosas - The Big Clean Volumizing + Lash Care Mascara , I’m kind of sad. Here’s why: It didn’t clump, and it did just what it says. My lashes were voluminous, but also looked very natural. And, most importantly, my eyes didn’t hate it. It felt fine, and all day I forgot I was wearing it. The one gripe I have with it though, is that within the first hour it began rubbing off underneath my eyes, which really sucks because I love everything else about this mascara. It proceeded to do so on and off throughout the day, and honestly it’s like most of it faded off. Due to that, l probably won’t continue to use it. I wanted this to be my HG, but it was kind of a miss due to the way the formula rubbed off and faded. I’m glad I got the mini to trial it instead of the regular size, which retails for $28.
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