Kosas Longitude Zero Color & Light Pressed Palette Review & Swatches

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Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette

Longitude Zero

Kosas Longitude Zero Color and Light Pressed Palette ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) is the lower intensity version which is supposed to have more buildable coverage, though both shades were more semi-opaque to opaque; the more powdery texture makes it easier to pick up less product with a lighter hand if truly buildable coverage is desired. The duo featured a medium-dark pink blush paired with a light pink highlighter. The products applied well to bare skin, blended out nicely, and wore for eight to eight and a half hours.

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

Longitude Zero

PPermanent. $34.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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Kosas Longitude Zero (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Longitude Zero (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Longitude Zero (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Longitude Zero (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Longitude Zero (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Longitude Zero (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Longitude Zero (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Longitude Zero (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Longitude Zero (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Longitude Zero (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Longitude Zero (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Longitude Zero (Blush) Pressed Blush

Longitude Zero (Blush)

Longitude Zero (Blush) is a medium pink with muted, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was actually quite pigmented, rather than buildable as marketed, and the only way to build it up was to use a very light hand (which is true of most pigmented products!).

The texture was soft, smooth, and finely-milled with a bit of dryness in the pan, but it applied so well–it blended out beautifully, but the way the powder sat on my skin was smoothing with a more natural-matte finish. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

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

Formula Overview

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The formula offers two levels of intensity--a standard level and a "High Intensity" version--that allows the customer to pick the level of pigmentation and depth desired. The standard intensity offers "buildable, blendable" blush and highlighter that is "easy-to-apply," while the "High Intensity" offers "double color payoff."

The texture of the blush seemed drier, more powdery, but I was surprised--and impressed!--by how beautifully the powders applied, blended, and sat on my skin. They went on with almost no effort at all with an even lay down of color that diffused easily along the edges, didn't look flat or dry on, and were fairly true-to-color.

The pigmentation of the standard intensity level was more medium to semi-opaque, buildable coverage, while the pigmentation of the High Intensity versions were nearly opaque to opaque and were a bit darker/deeper in tone overall. The majority of the shades lasted between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Kosas Pressed Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Nylon 12, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Boron Nitride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Tocopherol May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 30 (CI 73360)

Longitude Zero (Blush)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B+
B+
9.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Kosas Longitude Zero (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Longitude Zero (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Longitude Zero (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Longitude Zero (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Longitude Zero (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Longitude Zero (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Longitude Zero (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Longitude Zero (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Longitude Zero (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Longitude Zero (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Longitude Zero (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Longitude Zero (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter

Longitude Zero (Highlighter)

Longitude Zero (Highlighter) is a light pink with strong, warm undertones and soft shimmer throughout. It had more distinct shimmer, so larger in particle size, compared to most highlighters in the range. The consistency was moderately powdery, so there was excess kicked up in the pan, but thankfully, it didn’t look dry or dusty when applied to bare skin (or over foundation).

It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage, so it was a bit more pigmented than anticipated. The product applied evenly to my skin, blended out with little effort, and lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

Formula Overview

-

The formula offers two levels of intensity--a standard level and a "High Intensity" version--that allows the customer to pick the level of pigmentation and depth desired. The standard intensity offers "buildable, blendable" blush and highlighter that is "easy-to-apply," while the "High Intensity" offers "double color payoff."

The texture of the highlighter seemed drier, more powdery, but I was surprised--and impressed!--by how beautifully the powders applied, blended, and sat on my skin. They went on with almost no effort at all with an even lay down of color that diffused easily along the edges, didn't look flat or dry on, and were fairly true-to-color.

The pigmentation of the standard intensity level was more medium to semi-opaque, buildable coverage, while the pigmentation of the High Intensity versions were nearly opaque to opaque and were a bit darker/deeper in tone overall. The majority of the shades lasted between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Kosas Pressed Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Nylon 12, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Boron Nitride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Tocopherol May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 7 (CI 15850)

Longitude Zero (Highlighter)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B
B
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Beautiful blush in this duo! I’m less than thrilled about that highlighter, though. Seems way duller in finish than its High Intensity version. I think I will stick with the High Intensity duo as my pick.

These look lovely. Christine, when you have other highlighters listed in the “On The Face” section, should I assume that those products are only on other parts of your face, and not the cheek area? I’m trying to assess how much of a highlighting a cheek product has on it’s own – so wanted to confirm that’s the only thing I’m looking at (besides any underlying base product). Thanks so much!

No, I was just stupid and didn’t remove those from the information – I removed the lip products instead but meant to remove the cheek products as I’m not wearing them in these photos (but am wearing them in other photo sets – e.g. for lipstick swatches!).

I like the shades of this duo – and I actually like the highlighter – because it isn’t too shiny. But I guess that defeats the purpose of a highlighter though…

No, it doesn’t. (Defeat the purpose) Some HLs are metallic, some are glass-like, some sparkly, or glittery, others glow, others give a wet look. Probably a dozen other descriptors. IKexactlyWYM. I love SG, but the cream e/s is so shiny, i feel like a fool. Some CP SSSs are that way, too. The more subdued nature of this HL is its strong point. Some want to look like an oncoming train, but this is far more natural. I liked it, too.

This is gorgeous and I love the highlighter. The blush reminds me of MAC Dame, just that perfect medium pink that’s not too mauve but not too bright.

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