I’m a lady with full lips, if I do say so myself. Since my lips are larger than average, they dry out twice as fast! When the matte lip trend hit, I was all in. There was rarely a day you would catch me without my lips painted. While I love the look of a matte lip, this love affair was sadly one sided. Matte lip products dried out my lips so profusely I couldn’t even keep them on a full day. Matte lipsticks would always leave my lips cracked and sad looking. So, misguidedly, I decided to cover up the damage with more lipstick. Yeah… that didn’t go over so well. Lipsticks can be tricky, especially for ladies with a little more going on. Either they dry you out or they smudge at the drop of the hat. This was before I even realized that most of the common lipstick brands I used contained LEAD in them (along with a slew of other nasty God-knows-what ingredients). After this realization, I just did away with lipstick completely. Don’t believe me? Just check my Instagram! That was until I came across Kosas cosmetics. Their sleek modern branding drew me in, but the quality of their products is what makes me stay. Their lipsticks are botanically infused and the ingredients are sourced for two purposes, extreme nourishment and supreme luxury! The benefits of Kosas Cosmetics don’t cease at helping you appear painted for the gods. These lipsticks also defend against UV damage and environmental pollution, which both speed up the formation of fine lines. With ingredients such as castor oil (the first ingredient) and green tea seed oil, these lipsticks will help heal and hydrate, while the orange seed oil boosts collagen production and therefore softens and plumps your lips naturally! Do yourself a favor and invest in your health and beauty by paying your support to brands that are paving the way and setting an example of responsibility and ethics towards their patrons. The public deserves higher standards and beauty is never the place to compromise!