by | Aug 4, 2017 | istylenotes, Kosas, Lips | 0 comments

I discovered Kosas Cosmetics few months ago and I bought Rosewater and Undonw unseen. I really liked the texture and the moisturising power, so I decided to try other colours in the range. I was particularly attracted by Fringe, a plummy earthy red.


Like the other lipsticks by Kosas that I tried the texture is unbelievable: super smooth and sort of gel like. The payoff is significant and with one swipe on the lips directly from the bullet I get a full on colour. No streaks or bleeding. These lipsticks are of a superior quality to everything else on the market.

Even if Fringe is a “dark” colour it is not drying on the lips. On the contrary, it is super comfortsble and moisturising. It is like a balm with the coverage of a lipstick. As I am really pale I prefer to apply this colour as a stain during the day and as a full on lipstick in the evening if I am going somewhere special like the theatre (bare makeup with a pop of Fringe on the lips).

Good stayng power if you dont eat or drink (about a couple of hours). It fades naturally without looking patchy. Another hit by Kosas!


Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (derived from coconut oil), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelila Wax), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, Lanolin Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Anuus (Sunflower) Extract, Microcrystalline Wax Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Rosa Muschata (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Vanillin, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol.
May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Manganese Violet (CI 777742), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Carmine (CI 75470)

All products are gluten, egg, nut, soy and cruelty free. Also free of parabens, phthalates, BHA/BHT, mineral oil, propylene glycol, petrolatum, and synthetic fragrance.


It has a slight scent of vanilla. My nose takes it very well, but yours may not.


Straight from the tube. No need to use a lipliner.  The formula is very moisturising and has excellent coverage. If you prefer you can apply it with a lip brush or, for a hint of colour, dab it on the lips with your fingers (it will look like a stain).

As i am very pale during the day I like to apply it as a stain. If you have darker skin it can be used also as a blush on the cheeks.


Picture of Fringe taken in natural light (directly from the bullet).

From left to right (in natural light, no flash)      Rosewater, Stardust, Fringe and Undone.


4.0 grams. The lipstick is in a bullet (yeah!!!!) and it is contained in a clean and classy black container. It has a minimalist carton box. Love it!



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