We’re thrilled to have Emma, founder of Emma’s Edition, guest blog for us today! Emma is a Seattle Lifestyle Blogger focused on fashion, career, and life advice. She’s here to help us introduce a fabulous new cosmetic line, Kokie Cosmetics! This cruelty-free, high-end quality line is available at most Bartell locations.
Meet Kokie Cosmetics:
Founded in 2015, Kokie (also pronounced co-key) is a full line cruelty-free cosmetics brand. I recently learned that the word “kokie” derives from the Korean word for elephant. Kokie represents being bold and beautiful.
Kokie offers everything from brushes, to brow powder, and liquid lipstick. Additionally, Kokie also offers makeup brushes, travel bags, and nail polish – all at affordable price points.
Why I’m excited about Kokie Cosmetics at Bartell Drugs
As a grad student at the University of Washington, I stop by University Village and Bartell Drugs at least once a month. I’m usually picking up a prescription, browsing through the snack and gum aisle, and then walking through the cosmetics aisle.
Bartell Drugs is usually a one stop shop for me – especially as I’m running errands, running to class, and running to campus to work on group projects. I’m excited that I’ll be able to pick up make-up essentials from Kokie like liquid lipsticks and makeup brushes at Bartell Drugs without breaking the bank each time!
Here are 4 Summer Makeup Favorites from Kokie
The Powder Contour Palette
This is my first contour palette ever and I love it! I was excited when Bartell Drugs sent this over in my Kokie package. I’ve always wanted to try a contour kit but never took a chance on it. While I enjoy make-up, I wouldn’t consider myself an expert. I’m a woman on the go and I try to keep my makeup simple.
I think I’ve avoided contouring because 1) it seems really intimidating to me to learn how to contour and 2) it also seemed time intensive. I literally turned the palette over to read the directions of where to use the three highlight and three contour shades. I was surprised how smooth the powder formula went on and that it lasted all day! Plus, this contour kit is only $15!
The Liquid Lipsticks
Liquid lipsticks are one of my favorite things to wear! I love adding an everyday lip color I can work to work and on the weekends. These liquid lipsticks went on smooth and they’re currently in my purse! Kokie’s Kissable liquid lipsticks are $6 a piece and come in 31 shades.
Brow Pomade Gel
I fill in my eyebrows every single day. I fill in my eyebrows even if I’m running super late to work and don’t have time to put on mascara or foundation. I fill in my brows because I think they help frame my face.
I was gifted the brow pomade gel in 816 dark brunette. I think this brow gel did the job filling in my eyebrows and I liked how it was highly pigmented. My eyebrows also last all day – literally a full day of work and a 4-hour grad school class on Tuesdays.
The Brush Set
I was so excited when Bartell Drugs sent a whole brush set from Kokie. I personally always struggled with finding what brushes to use and end up asking my sister what brushes to buy next. I loved the angled eyebrow brush and the round blush brush. Both these brushes made it easy for me to fill in my eyebrows and use the contour kit!
Have you picked up Kokie Cosmetics at Bartell Drugs yet?
Thank you for reading!
Photos by: Karya Schanilec