In the summer especially, natural, glowy makeup that doesn't mask my skin is always my goal. That said, I also seek some coverage and have found that many clean makeup brands don't provide enough for my liking. Enter Kosas. Its well-edited line of clean products was everything I was seeking in a makeup brand when I discovered it. The first product that hooked me was the Weightless Lip Color (more on that below), and each new product that I try gets me more and more hooked. There aren't a ton of products, but it has everything you could possibly need for the perfect glowing, dewy makeup look.
And now, for the even better news: Kosas is having a summer sale, which means that everything is 20% off June 22 through 26 (sets and the new Chemistry Deodorant excluded). That includes the cult-favorite Tinted Face Oil, new Revealer Concealer, and the beautiful 10-Second Eyeshadow. Ready to add to your Kosas collection or want to try the brand but don't know where to start? Scroll for my favorite products that I'd be lost without this summer.
This cream blush is so sheer and blendable you barely even need a mirror. Every shade works for every skin tone, and each is paired with a coordinating highlighter. If you're on the hunt for a dewy cheek color that lasts, this is the ticket.
This is unlike any tinted moisturizer you've tried—trust me. It's a thin liquid that spreads easily on the skin, blurring imperfections and leaving a velvety finish with a surprising amount of coverage. The lightweight serum, which is packed with botanical oils, has been my go-to foundation on hot summer days.
Here it is: the product that got me hooked on Kosas. This is the ultimate your-lips-but-better lipstick, and it's the most comfortable lipstick formula you'll ever wear. If you didn't know better, you'd even think it was a balm. The creamy lipstick comes in an array of perfect, wearable colors, but Rosewater will always have my heart.
I've always struggled to find a bronzer that doesn't look completely fake on my fair skin. Then along came The Sun Show Bronzer. It's technically a powder, but it's magically creamy thanks to the addition of shea butter and meadowfoam oil. It's buildable and natural-looking (even though it has a touch of shimmer), instantly warming up your complexion.
I've tried other concealers from clean beauty brands, and they don't have anything on Kosas's. With other brands that promise a dewy concealer, I end up with more dew than coverage in all the wrong places. Revealer Concealer, on the other hand, provides the perfect amount of coverage for the under-eye area and blemishes, and it brightens impressively. It also contains lots of skin-boosting botanicals.
I thought I had kind of moved on from lip gloss until I met the lovely Wet Lip Oil Gloss. It doesn't leave that thick, sticky finish that others do. Even though the tube looks like something that Malibu Barbie would carry around in her tiny purse, it looks decidedly grown-up on. It just makes your lips look juicy and stays put for hours. I highly recommend the shades Malibu and Dip.
You can't really call this a cream eyeshadow, but it's definitely not a powder. It's as thin as water and dries even more quickly, so blend quickly and you'll have the most beautiful wash of shimmer.
Tinted lip balms are usually my summer lip product of choice, especially now that wearing masks is crucial. This one is super moisturizing and even a little plumping and provides just the right amount of color.
While Velvet Melon is my palette of choice in the summer, 8th Muse is my favorite for the cooler months. It provides the prettiest flush.
I'm constantly on the hunt for a good nude lip color, and this one checks all the boxes. It's hydrating, perfect for everyday wear, and looks amazing on a wide variety of skin tones.
I don't really ever go crazy with eye shadow, but when I want to have a little fun with it, a sheer pop of color is all I need. You can go subtle or layer it on for a more dramatic look. Just work quickly—it literally dries in 10 seconds.
I was initially hesitant to try such a bold lip gloss, but trust me—the color payoff is perfect. It's so sheer that it's easy to pull off, and it wakes up your whole face. Just try it.