DISCOVERING THE PERFECT lipstick is like finding your soulmate; it just makes everything that much better. Of course, the hunt can be just as hard. Sheena Yaitanes created Kosas on a simple mission for more flattering colors that elevate our everyday looks. Her formulas are nourishing and natural — made with botanical ingredients — and the packaging is a chic as can be. Sounds like soulmate material to us.
The Kosas name comes from the philosophy of the five interconnected layers of the self: the physical, energetic, mental, intellectual, and soul. A bit much for a beauty brand? Not once you give one of these sexy highlighting combos a go or swipe on a non-toxic lip color that lasts all day.
We love the modern, minimalist and non-toxic vibe of Kosas. We asked Sheena to join our Green Goddess Guide series to share the best beauty insights she’s got with us…
If I only have 5 minutes to get ready, I…
I fill in my brows so they’re nice and bold, and throw on a bright lip like Thrillest. It takes even less than five minutes.
Beauty obsession of the moment:
Greek yogurt with goji berries.
Water with plenty of lemon and a pinch of pink salt.
Can’t travel without…
My own hairdryer.
Best beauty tip I ever learned backstage or on a shoot:
Don’t put blush near your nose.
For ultra-glamorous effect:
Products I rely on for lips:
All eight shades of Kosas lipstick, so I can choose with my mood.
Beauty tool I can’t live without:
Spoolie for the brows.
Weirdest beauty habit:
Blotting oil with toilet seat covers.
Always in my evening clutch:
In the shower I keep…
Two to three different types of cleanser (oil, normal, charcoal bar soap).
After a long night or rough weekend…
I hit the Korean spa for a full-body scrub and some time in the charcoal sauna.
The product that changed my skin…
My go-to DIY recipe or smoothie recipe:
Kale, spinach, parsley, strawberry, blueberry, banana, coconut water.