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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

What's New From Kiko + Reviews

Kiko has been killing it with their recent collection, and here's a sampling of my favourite products...

Glow Potion Perfecting Serum: I purchased this product for two reasons: One it's called a 'glow potion' and two because of the gorgeous frosted bottle and rose gold packaging. But is the product any good? Depends on what you're looking for. The iridescent serum adds a subtle glow to the face and dries to a silky, smooth matte finish. It feels hydrating but definitely not a substitution for your nightly serums and moisturisers. It's a great makeup base that creates a smooth complexion. Suitable for all skin types - particularly great for people with oily skin.

Gossamer Emotion Creamy Lipstick: No the rose gold packaging didn't sway me, nor did the affordable price tag. What really swayed me was the creamy formula that delivers rich pigmented colour in just one swipe. I found two nude lip shades that perfectly complement my olive skin tone. I bought the shades 105 (pinkish brown) and 106 (mauve) because they're are so distinct yet look like my natural lip colour. With a good five to six hours of lasting power, these lipsticks can be worn sheer or built up to an opaque colour. The unique click packaging lends a luxe look to these lipsticks. A must-have in any lip wardrobe.

Intense Colour Long Lasting Eyeliner: My eyes get watery every time I apply eyeliner and I've tried every imaginable drugstore eyeliner but none have the lasting power as these Kiko ones do. Though it's not the blackest black eyeliner, it glides on smoothly without making my eyes water. It's seriously pigmented and delivers rich colour in one smooth stroke. I experience slight smudging at the end of the day but that's no biggie considering the eyeliners from Rimmel and Maybelline disappear after two hours. It comes with a smudging tool at the end which isn't of much use. 

Soft Touch Blush: Not a recent launch but I fell in love with this terracotta-pink blush the moment my eyes fell on it. I'm loving everything with a hint of brown and rust - autumn's changing hues is clearly reflecting in my makeup choices. This warm-toned blush perks up my skin in an instant. I've been wearing it everyday since I bought it because it adds a youthful flush to my face without looking too obvious. It's a highly pigmented matte blush that needs to be applied with a light touch to avoid looking like circus clown. 

Power Pro Nail Lacquer: This orange-y red nail colour is perfect for the upcoming festive season. The pigmented formula delivers a flawless opaque colour in one coat. I can't say much about longevity because nail polishes don't last longer than two days on me. Not even with a seche vite top coat, so it'd be unfair to talk about it. Great formulation, great price, that's all. 
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