Kosas launched their first eye product, the 10-Second Eyeshadow, about a month ago and of course I was all over that. I picked up 3 shades – Globe, Element and Copper Halo – all in the warm/neutral colour spectrum (of course). I have been testing them for the past few weeks and since the eyeshadows are now available in Australia I thought it was time to let you know my thoughts.

Kosas 10 second eyeshadows

Globe is a neutral champagne shade.

Element is a warm chestnut shade.

Copper Halo is a warm coppery rose gold.

Kosas eyeshadow swatches
Kosas 10-Second Eyeshadow Swatches (top to bottom): Globe, Element and Copper Halo

The water-based formula is unlike other eyeshadow liquids or creams that I have tried in the past. It is very watery, which at first freaked me out but the doe-foot applicator makes for an easy and mess-free application. I’m a fan of working with my fingers so once applied on my eyelids I just blend away and the whole process is pretty easy. It can be layered to build up the intensity.

Kosas 10 second eyeshadow Globe Element Copper
Kosas 10-Second Eyeshadow in (L to R): Copper Halo, Element and Globe

It is, as the name suggests, an effortless product not only in application but finish. It creates a modern wash of colour that actually looks like it only took you 10 seconds to apply. Well played Kosas. Longevity wise, my hooded and oily eyelids are notorious for chewing up eye shadows so after a few attempts I have introduced a couple of steps into my routine prior to application. I make sure that the eye lid area is dry, then I powder it with some 14e cosmetics Aloe Nourish Prime + Set Powder. This has been enough to satisfy me and prevent me from going out to buy a separate eye primer, which I really did not want to do. After about 4 hours I get a bit of creasing and then I just use my finger to fix it up.

Kosas 10 second eyeshadow applicator
Kosas 10-Second Eyeshadow applicator

Overall I am really happy with this product and my favourite shades in order are Globe and Element. I actually find Copper Halo really similar to Element so I would recommend you get one or the other. All of these shades look really nice with blue eyes. These are all available on Revolve or Net-A-Porter and I assume Mecca Cosmetica is not too far behind.

On another note, Kosas have received a bit of a bad rap recently for a few reasons which I don’t want to really talk about in this post (DM me on on Instagram and I’d be happy to chat to you about it). You may see a little less of Kosas on my blog as a result but it all depends on how they choose to approach and respond to the recent criticism.

Let me know your favourite liquid eyeshadows. It’s definitely a new category for me! Post in the comments below or email me and connect with me on Instagram. To listen to the latest Fluke podcast, please visit iTunes.

Next week: Madara mask review

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