Welcome Back Everyone!
Hope you’re all doing well and enjoy summer. Today I have some really exciting things to tell you… Lucy from Lucylovesme is joining me today for a little haul about our recent purchases from Kiko. As we both have bought different products, we’re sure there’s something for everyone in here. And also some of them are on sale right now and just right for summer, soooo…
Let’s get right into it!
3D Light & Glow Highlighter
Highlighters are ever so popular at the moment and are perfect for the summer weather when foundation is a little lighter or you’re just wearing a BB cream or tinted moisturiser. You want a radiant and dewy complexion and for the light to catch the high spots on your face. I think using a highlighter is a great addition to a day time look as you can still be natural and subtle with it or build up a bit more for the night time and use on eyes and cupids bow as well as on cheekbones. There are all forms in the shops at the moment: liquids, powder and seeing as we’re all on the go most of the time, tube highlighters really
hit the spot.
I have added to my Kiko Milano and highlighter collection with my latest purchase of the 3D Light & Glow Highlighter which is currently on sale in the UK at £4.90. It comes in 3 different tubes consisting of 3 colours. I have 02 Challenge Peach which is pink, bronze and beige. As always with Kiko, the packaging is gorgeous and not easy to miss in a bright fuchsia pink tube which has a built-in sponge at the bottom where you can blend either one or two or all of the colours.
The texture is quite rich, soft and creamy giving a subtle radiance depending on how much you want to build up, but it is very easy to blend with fingers or using the sponge. It also combines as a blusher on your cheekbones and a lovely highlighter if you use the lighter colours above the eye lid.
It is long-lasting (even during a very busy, hot, sweaty day!) but great for carrying around and applying quick, easy touch ups should you wish.
I also adore the Kiko Milano Desert Dunes Baked Bronzer from the Limited Edition Wanderlust range (unfortunately now sold out) as it not only has the most gorgeous gold, glitzy yet chic and glamorous packaging, but is massive so will last for ages and has a big mirror inside useful for quick touch ups when you’re on the go. It gives a really natural glow and sheen without being too glittery or cakey. My only negative is that it doesn’t last too long so I find a few touch ups during the day or night are required. I have the matching face brush which is just as beautiful and a really well made, long-lasting brush.
Eyebrow Fibers Coloured Mascara
The Benefit Brow range has had so much publicity of late and of course I have tried a few of the products, but was looking for something a bit less expensive and with a slightly bigger tube because as much as I do like the Benefit Gimme Brow, I do think £18.50 is expensive for a tiny tube of something you would use very quickly. So I purchased the Kiko Milano eyebrow fibers coloured mascara which is a bigger tube and a more wallet friendly £7.20 currently only £5 in the sale). The brush is slightly bigger than the Benefit Gimme Brow and more mascara like. It is easy to be quite heavy-handed with it and create really defined, thick, dark eyebrows, but I use gently and lightly for a more subtle definition and filling in sparse hairs. Mine is in 05 Deep Brunettes, but there is a really good range of colours unlike the Benefit which has only 3. They both have gel consistencies so if you use a thick sweep of the Kiko one then eyebrows can look quite glossy. It really depends what kind of look you are going for.
(Photo Credits: Kiko Cosmetics)
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Make-Up Fixing Spray
For summer especially I decided to try Kiko’s fixing spray. It doesn’t contain perfumes and part of its ingredients is camomile. Also, it’s made with a formula that has the effect to reduce allergic reactions. The packaging looks elegant and simple, the sray is easy to store and can be used on-the-go. The product promises to give a long-lasting, professional finish without being sticky. The result after one use was really satisfying. I sprayed with a 10cm distances just 1 second and my make-up was set completely. Nothing cakey or liquid and not possible to wipe away. The spray also cooled my face which I find very good for summer. Still, I will not repurchase this product as it only lasted about 2 weeks and it was empty although it is quite large with 75ml. So I guess I might look for a different fixing spray.
Blending Wave Multicolor Blush
Next up is a really pretty blush I bought about a month ago at Kiko. It’s a two-color blending blush in the shade 03 – a really dark rose and a lighter rose shade with peachy undertones (was quite hard to define). The colors can either be worn seperately or both mixed and blended together, so you actually have two blushes in one… The packaging is different from a normal packaging, it lokks like it was just painted by an artist. The texture is silky and smooth without being dusty. Also the pigmentation is great – just one swipe is enough to have a good color-payoff. I think there is at least another shade available in a very light pink shade and it’s definitely on sale now… To read more about this product and to get some swatches, check my blog again in some days 😉
Rebel Bouncy Cream Blush
This is a cream blush I found by accident during sale at Kiko, I got it just for 4€. This one is from the Rebel Romantic Collection and it’s available in four different shades: peach, pink, rose and dark red. Mine is the shade Treasure Rose. As the name already says, it’s a darker rose tone. I love the packaging of this blush, the golden shade makes it look really elegant and sophisticated and inside is a little mirror. The blush is smaller than I expected it but the color lasts very long because you don’t have to use a lot to get a good pigmentation. The texture is definitely really creamy and can be blended easily (that’s where most of the cream blushes have issues). Get your hands on it – it’s on sale now! And for more photos, information and swatches check my blog again in some days!
Hope you enjoyed our post and our haul! What did you recently buy at Kiko? Let me know…
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