Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color & Light Pressed Palette Review & Swatches

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Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette

Papaya 1972 (High Intensity)

Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) Color and Light Pressed Palette ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) contains a brighter, medium orange blush paired with a peachy-orange highlighter. The two shades complemented each other, and they were both pigmented, blendable, and easy to work with.

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

Papaya 1972 (High Intensity)

PPermanent. $34.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Blush) Pressed Blush
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Blush) Pressed Blush

Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Blush)

Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Blush) is a brighter, medium orange with moderate, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color payoff in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer.

The consistency was soft, somewhat drier to the touch, and was moderately powdery, though it proved to be drier only in feel as it applied smoothly, blended out with ease, and looked seamless on my skin. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Boron Nitride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Barium Sulfate, 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 6 (CI 15985) Lake, Red 6 (CI 15850), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007)

Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Blush)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter
Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Highlighter) Pressed Highlighter

Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Highlighter)

Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Highlighter) is a light, peachy orange with moderate, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product that diffused easily along the edges.

The powder was soft, slightly drier to the touch, and had some powderiness to it, but it did not look dry or powdery when applied to my skin. It had a soft sheen that added glow but didn’t look overtly shimmery so it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. This shade stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

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 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, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, 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)

Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Highlighter)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Love that highlighter, but as happens so often with duos, the blush just isn’t for me. Oh well, I do have CP Clock Work for an orange highlighter.

For an orangey based kind of product – these look really good. Both shades complement each other well and can be worn separately. This brand does its blushes well.

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