It’s the first time that I try Kose Addiction make up. Thanks to a sweet follower “Buggsiebee” who recommended this brand to me, I decided to finally splurge. A follow up review will be uploaded next week, together with other Kose Addiction product swatches I will receive during the week.
I also would like to review and compare Kose, RMK, Shu and Suqqu all together… but today, I just wanted to thank Buggsiebee, show you some swatches of the products I just received and briefly tell you my first impressions.
These are the eye shadows I ordered :
Sandbar is one of the most beautiful all-over wash color I own today. Flash Back is calling all the taupe lovers… a great hit.
Two days ago, I applied Sandbar on top of the Eye Laquer in Tortoiseshell, with Truffle in the crease and Rabbit Hole as a liner. It lasted during my 14 hours shift at work and beyond… amazing lasting power, texture and colors, they are complex and pigmented, I love them but I will see how they perform during this week, I don’t think my opinion will change anyway.
The blush I ordered is called “Revenge”. I have a big crush on red-ish blushes, I already have some of them, Dolce Gabbana, Shu Uemura, Nars, etc . This one melts on the skin when you apply it, the finish is more like a stain, you cannot see powder on the cheeks, just the color and some subtle shine. The product feels a bit hard to pick up with a brush, I don’t know if this is normal. I will update you in my follow up review. The result is really natural … It’s a vibrant flush with some glow.
This is the eye laquer in Tortoiseshell, it reminds me a lot of Laura Mercier Cream in Cocoa Velour, I love smooth creamy bases like these two, I apply them near the lash line and then blend upwards… then I apply an eyeshadow on top, either matte or any other powder texture. It lasts forever, I will review everything more in depth when I receive the next items, I would love to have at least two items of each to check the consistency.
Here is a quick swatch of everything together. The eyeliner in Rabbit Hole is the most long-lasting eyeliner I have ever tried. The texture also seems to be one of the best, still need to check this but it really looks like it’s a future HG candidate. If you blend it, it provides a very smooth and regular blended base for example.
I will be back next week with more Kose Addiction swatches and my follow up review.
Have you tried this brand already and have you any other eyeshadow recommendations ?