Cos Watercolours

Sustainable Beauty Meets Spectacular Art

Cos Watercolours | The Product

Cos Watercolours deliver an alternative route to waste produced by the cosmetics industry.Cos utilises the colours of eyeshadow palettes to act as pigments, bridging the gap between waste and art through circular economy principles by upcycling waste make-up into a functional paint. It provides the cosmic shimmer found in cosmetics in the form of a travel friendly set of watercolours. When items are dropped, damaged and discontinued they are no longer sold on shop floors and sent to landfill. By focusing on one element of these products at a time and finding the value in it, a new life can be given to colour cosmetics before considering disposal, making an impact on a national scale and encouraging other retailers to do the same. 

Cos, there’s always a better way.

Cos Watercolours deliver an alternative route to waste produced by the cosmetics industry.Cos utilises the colours of eyeshadow palettes to act as pigments, bridging the gap between waste and art through circular economy principles by upcycling waste make-up into a functional paint. It provides the cosmic shimmer found in cosmetics in the form of a travel friendly set of watercolours. When items are dropped, damaged and discontinued they are no longer sold on shop floors and sent to landfill. By focusing on one element of these products at a time and finding the value in it, a new life can be given to colour cosmetics before considering disposal, making an impact on a national scale and encouraging other retailers to do the same. 

Cos, there’s always a better way.

Cos Watercolours deliver an alternative route to waste produced by the cosmetics industry.Cos utilises the colours of eyeshadow palettes to act as pigments, bridging the gap between waste and art through circular economy principles by upcycling waste make-up into a functional paint. It provides the cosmic shimmer found in cosmetics in the form of a travel friendly set of watercolours. When items are dropped, damaged and discontinued they are no longer sold on shop floors and sent to landfill. By focusing on one element of these products at a time and finding the value in it, a new life can be given to colour cosmetics before considering disposal, making an impact on a national scale and encouraging other retailers to do the same. 

Cos, there’s always a better way.

Cos Watercolours deliver an alternative route to waste produced by the cosmetics industry.Cos utilises the colours of eyeshadow palettes to act as pigments, bridging the gap between waste and art through circular economy principles by upcycling waste make-up into a functional paint. It provides the cosmic shimmer found in cosmetics in the form of a travel friendly set of watercolours. When items are dropped, damaged and discontinued they are no longer sold on shop floors and sent to landfill. By focusing on one element of these products at a time and finding the value in it, a new life can be given to colour cosmetics before considering disposal, making an impact on a national scale and encouraging other retailers to do the same. 

Cos, there’s always a better way.


Cos Watercolours Artwork | Ameenah Begum

My watercolour works presented in this gallery have been created using Cos Watercolours and a biro pen. The images created consider perspective and people, (or lack of people). I enjoy using watercolour paints as it allows you to be free with your artistic license whilst having the ability to layer and work on top of a base to create depth. It was a great opportunity for me to incorporate colour into my detailed pen sketches. I hope my creations can help others to also venture out of their comfort zone and develop their artistic talents.