The 3 Most Popular Kosas Lipstick Shades Review

Kosas Lipstick

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After I quickly fell in love with Kosas as a brand in general, I knew I had to try the Kosas lipsticks. I love that they’re a clean beauty brand with a focus on creating makeup that feels as good as it looks. Kosas is a visionary collection of nourishing, skin-flattering color cosmetics and I like that idea. After I tried their cream blush duo (which they call Color & Light Palettes) I was sold.

I quickly introduced more Kosas products to my collection, such as their amazing The Sun Show Bronzer, a couple of their lip oils, concealer, and eventually bought a set with Kosas lipsticks. This set, The Most Wanted set, contains 3 different full-size lipsticks for a discounted price.

The 3 lipsticks in this set are Kosas’ most-asked-about lipsticks containing only clean and nourishing ingredients such as Mango Seed Butter, Shea Butter, Cocoa Seed Butter, Rosehip Seed Oil, and Jojoba Oil. In total, Kosas has 11 lipstick shades that retail for $28 each. The Most Wanted set retails for $58, which means you get a $26 discount when you purchase the set. Basically, you’ll almost get one lipstick for free. If you’re into the shades in the set, then this is a great deal!

The Kosas Lipsticks in The Most Wanted Set

The 3 lipsticks in this set are Rosewater, Stardust, and Undone. All have a pinkish undertone, which really makes these Kosas lipsticks a great set but you still get 3 different shades too because they’re not too similar. The shades descriptions:

  • Rosewater: A sheer, cooler tone on the pinker side of nude.
  • Stardust: A medium-sheer, warmer tone peachy pink.
  • Undone: A warm balanced toasted pink.

Each lipstick contains 0.14oz/4g. Kosas is a cruelty-free brand and leaping bunny certified. Their products don’t contain ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, sulfates, talc, BHA/BHT, etc. Kosas is available at Sephora and on their own website. Moreover, Kosas ships worldwide through their own website with the exception of Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and Russia. Australian customers can shop through Mecca.

I noticed right away that the Kosas lipsticks are very hydrating and comfortable on the lips. They apply smoothly and easily, with good coverage and a slightly glossy finish. Rosewater and Stardust are described as sheer and sheer-medium, however, I still think they give great coverage with one swipe but are easily buildable if you’re looking for some more pigment.

The formula is lightweight, you barely can tell you have something on your lips, and look flattering. The thing I like most about these lipsticks is that they really smooth fine lines. I see a difference in my lips when wearing the Kosas lipsticks or any other brand. My lips feel and look smooth!

The lipsticks stayed on 3-4 hours without eating. They will fade when eating or drinking but I didn’t notice harsh lines so I would say they fade very subtle and natural. However, how darker the shade how easier you can tell it’s fading so keep that in mind. Still didn’t really have problems with the fading and you can easily re-apply.

My favorite shade out of these 3 is Stardust, followed closely by Rosewater. Undone is a bit of a brighter shade (for my skin tone) and even though I’m scared for brighter lipsticks, I really like this one. It’s a very classy shade. I’m sure I’ll enjoy these lipsticks a lot! I see myself reaching for Stardust on a daily basis since I have them.

If you like pinkish-toned lipstick, with a slightly glossy finish but almost looking matte and is still very comfortable and hydrating on the lips you want to try these Kosas lipsticks for sure! What makes them different from any other bullet lipstick is how it smooths fine lines. A big plus for me!

Have you ever tried Kosas lipsticks before? If so, do you like them? If not, do you want to try them? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I just discovered that all the shades you mentioned in this article are being discontinued. So sad…. A wonderful, moisture rich color. Rosewater is was me everyday go to color.

    1. Noooo 🙁 after your comment I went straight to the Kosas website and saw you’re right… I really hope they bring them back, maybe it’s just a packaging rebrand (like how they did with the liquid shadows).

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