Kosas Heatwave & Malibu Wet Stick Lip Shines Review & Swatches


FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.13 oz. – $184.62 Per Ounce

It’s supposed to have “sheer coverage” (that can be built up) with a “soft shine finish” and be hydrating. The shades ranged from semi-sheer to medium and buildable in their pigmentation, but there was a fair amount of variance from shade to shade.

The texture was lightweight, balmy, and had moderate slip, which made it comfortable to apply and to wear. There was a touch of product that settled into my lip lines, but it wasn’t enough to be noticeable–for most shades–from a normal viewing distance or even as the product wore away. I also felt like the formula was fairly forgiving of lip texture.

Unsurprisingly, they had shorter-than-average wear for a “lipstick,” as that balmy feel came into play. Some shades lasted as short as two hours while the longest was four hours, which wasn’t the no rm. I found the formula to be lightly hydrating overall.

The formula had a subtle, sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Kosas Wet Stick Moisturizing Lip Shine swatches.

Ingredients

Squalane, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, Diisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Microcrystalline Wax, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Glucomannan, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tribehenin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Ceramide NG, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Trihydroxystearin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Vanillin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol [May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.13 oz. – $184.62 Per Ounce

It’s supposed to have “sheer coverage” (that can be built up) with a “soft shine finish” and be hydrating. The shades ranged from semi-sheer to medium and buildable in their pigmentation, but there was a fair amount of variance from shade to shade.

The texture was lightweight, balmy, and had moderate slip, which made it comfortable to apply and to wear. There was a touch of product that settled into my lip lines, but it wasn’t enough to be noticeable–for most shades–from a normal viewing distance or even as the product wore away. I also felt like the formula was fairly forgiving of lip texture.

Unsurprisingly, they had shorter-than-average wear for a “lipstick,” as that balmy feel came into play. Some shades lasted as short as two hours while the longest was four hours, which wasn’t the no rm. I found the formula to be lightly hydrating overall.

The formula had a subtle, sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Kosas Wet Stick Moisturizing Lip Shine swatches.

Ingredients

Squalane, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, Diisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Microcrystalline Wax, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Glucomannan, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tribehenin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Ceramide NG, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Trihydroxystearin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Vanillin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol [May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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