30 January 2018

Introducing Know Cosmetics - The New Cruelty Free Beauty Brand

Something I truly love about the online beauty community, is discovering new and upcoming brands. A lot of the products we see going viral are more than likely from unheard of brands, which is great!

One brand I've been very intrigued about for the past couple of months is Know Cosmetics. Originated in the US, Know Cosmetics have now brought their products to the UK and you find them stocked in your local Superdrug store.

I was kindly sent four of their products to try out so let's take a look at them:

No Thin Lips
The first product I was immediately drawn too was their No Thin Lips Lip Plumper. I've tried various lip plumping glosses and have only gotten a long with one of them and even then, it wasn't the best. This particular gloss is clear meaning you can either wear it on it's own, or apply it on top of any lip colour. It does slightly tingle as do most lip plumpers, but it's nothing unbearable like some others I've tried. I did find my lips looked a lot fuller after applying this, especially my top lip. So overall this gets a big thumbs up from me!

No Bare Brows
I must admit I'm not the biggest fan of brow pencils and tend to use my ABH Brow Pomade over anything, so was a little nervous about this product. This is a multi purpose product with the brow pencil on one end and a clear brow wax on the other. It also comes with a sharpening cap, and a brush cap to comb through your brows. In terms of your brow needs, this product is all you could ever need! I was rather impressed with this pencil as it's not heavy looking at all so makes your brows look full yet natural. My only issue is it comes in a universal shade, which obviously isn't going to suit everyone. Even on me, this shade was a little too light.

No Bleeding Lips
I think this is my first time using a lip liner like this! Now and then again our lipstick decides to be a pain and bleed at the edges, well this is exactly what this lip liner aims to fix. The liner is clear meaning you can use it with any coloured lipstick which is fab. This did drastically improve the wear time of my lipstick and kept it looking immaculate for much longer than usual.

No Dark Shadows
And finally we have 'No Dark Shadows', which is essentially a concealer for your under eyes. Mine is in the shade 'Pizazz'. I'm sad to say that I really don't get on with this product. It is a very thick concealer, which to isn't great for the under eye area. Because of it's consistency it makes it hard to blend and is very drying. But for me, the biggest issue is again to do with the shade range. This concealer only comes in two shades.. 'Wow' which is for skin with pink undertones, and 'Pizazz' for yellow undertones. On my skin, I can make this shade work, but I think it's quite obvious why only having two shades is a big problem. For anyone with lighter or darker skin tones than mine, this product is not going to work for you. 

My final thoughts on this brand are very mixed. I do really enjoy their lip products and will be continuing to use them, and even the brow pencil really surprised me! However, the main issue across these products is their shade range. I could maybe look past the brow pencil, but in 2018 I just don't think it's acceptable to have only two shades of concealer. 

What are your thoughts on these products? Have you tried them before?

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*This post contains PR samples. All words and opinions are my own.
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