Welcome back to the blog! For today’s post I’m spilling the tea on my first impressions of a “new to me” cosmetics brand called Cosmakery. I was first introduced to the products on Instagram and was 100% drawn to the branding. The products seemed girly yet sophisticated if that makes any sense? As I learned more about them, I discovered this female owned business was started by a veteran makeup artist. Janelle Thomason has worked in the industry for 20 years and has an impressive resume of celebrity clients including Kate Upton. She is the owner of a Michigan based professional makeup studio called The Makeup Loft. Being 100% honest, I’ve had hit or miss experiences in the past with makeup brands created by makeup artists so I was very curious to see how these products performed.
Before I dive into the products, I wanted to hit some highlights of the Cosmakery brand. The products are all cruelty free and made without parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and gluten. Per my personal preference they are also fragrance free- raise your hands if you are one of those sensitive allergy girls like me! They are offered at budget friendly mid range price points and spoiler alert I think the quality far exceeds cost to consumer.
Ok onto to the products…I was sent 3 shades of their Color Cream Lipsticks to try and review. I generally like to try a red shade when I review a new brand of lipstick but I really don’t wear a ton of red in the summer. So I opted for a coral shade called Sorbet, a cool toned nude called Locket , and a deeper berry color called Mrs. True to their description these are buttery soft cream lipsticks that go on smooth and feel somewhat moisturizing. If your lips are at all dry I would not rely on this as a “balm” type lipstick – you’ll need to make sure to exfoliate and moisturize first but overall this formula is not dry. I was super impressed with the pigmentation of these lipsticks. Just one swipe was enough to fill in the color. True to most cream lipsticks they won’t last all day. You will definitely need to reapply after eating but I will take that small downfall any day compared to wearing a drying longwear matte lipstick. You can see swatches of all three shades below: Sorbet, Locket, Mrs.
Now onto what I like to call the “pro touches”…the first time I used this lipstick when I went to put the cap on it almost seemed to lock in place on its own. After try the mechanism a bit more I messaged the brand and sure enough the cap has a magnetic closure. Pure brillance, how many times have I hastily tried to cap my lipstick only to do a half assed job and later find the cap missing in my purse or worse yet the inside of my bag ruined? Cosmakery gets us ladies, they get the struggle! I’m looking forward to trying their oil free foundation for summer next and also their blush!
Cosmakery has offered my followers a discount of 15% off using code LYNNE15. You can check them out at https://www.cosmakery.com
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