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Sep 23 2015

Brand Spotlight: CK One Color Cosmetics

 

We’re back today with a Brand Spotlight! For those of you who may not know, “Brand Spotlight” is a series where I review several products from a single brand, one that is usually new to me. And that definitely applies to this feature because until acquiring these products, I’d never tried a single product from CK One Color (Calvin Klein Color Cosmetics).

 
CK One Color Makeup Review

 

Calvin Klein launched the CK One Color line of cosmetics back in 2012. As far as I can tell, the brand has limited distribution. In the U.S., I’m pretty sure the line is found exclusively at ULTA and I believe it is also carried in certain departments stores in Europe and Australia. CK One Color is definitely not sold anywhere in The Bahamas. I purchased these products in ULTA while visiting the U.S.

 
CK One Color Mascara – True Black
 

CK says: A precision curved brush and patented lycra technology amplifies, shapes, and lifts every lash for maximum volume. This is one of those “dual wand”, twist brush applicator mascaras. There is a mechanism located on the cap of the mascara which either shortens or lengthens the rubber bristled wand.  The longer setting promises to lengthen/define lashes while the short setting volumizes. Formula wise, it is wetter mascara but definitely very light weight (doesn’t feel heavy on the lashes at all).

 
CK One Color Mascara
 
CK One Color Mascara Wand
 
CK One Color Mascara Wand

 

CK One Color Mascara Demo

Bare Lashes (Left): Two light coats of the CK One Color Mascara (Right)


 

The pros of this mascara is that it is fairly buildable and doesn’t clump of flake. For my lashes (sparse and thin), the longer setting does an O.K. job at lengthening but the shorter setting doesn’t seem to add that much volume. I could definitely live with the more natural look, BUT, this mascara doesn’t control my lashes well enough. It gives me those weird ends where the tips of my lashes are pointing in all different directions. Retails for $18.00 USD.

 
CK One Color All Day Perfection Lipcolor – Untamed (210)
 

CK says: A creamy lip color that provides the perfect combination of color and comfort. Easy to apply and glides on evenly for a longwearing, shiny finish. Innovative technology combines myrrh and Japanese wax for comfortable coverage without a greasy feel, leaving lips feeling kissably soft.

 
CK One Color All Day Perfection Lipcolor Untamed
 
CK One Color All Day Perfection Lipcolor Untamed Swatch
 
CK One Color All Day Perfection Lipcolor Untamed Swatch
 

This is a very comfortable, liquid lipstick type formula that is thicker in texture (more like a traditional lipstick). With fully opaque coverage in one swipe, it wore well for about five-six hours without eating. My lips felt moisturized and not dried out.  Untamed is a medium, warm pink with a hint of berry. As it wears down, it does stain the lips, but because the shade darkens over time, the stain left behind is slightly darker than the original color. Bear in mind, this behaves like a normal lipstick would (transferring if you press your lips against something). Retails for $16.00 USD

 
CK One Color Cream and Powder Blush Duo –  Grace (200)
 

CK says: Contour and color. Gloss cream and micro-fine powder create versatile effects with a luminous, lighter-than-air finish. This cream/powder blush duo promises to deliver a natural looking glow with buildable, blendable color. It also claims to be long-wearing and light-weight.

 
CK One Color Cream and Powder Blush Duo Grace
 
CK One Color Cream and Powder Blush Duo Grace
 

Grace is a combination of a ruddy, warm peach (cream) and a light beige-brown (powder). Originally, I thought the color combination might work well to contour my light/medium skin tone, but the cream portion is just a little too red.

As for the powder portion, although it appears quite sheer in swatches, it’s little more pigmented once applied to the cheeks. The cream half has a silky, silicone-like texture that reminds me of the NYX cream blushes if you’ve ever tried them. It’s not so much creamy in texture as it is emollient. That being said, it does feels smooth and seamless when applied to the skin.

 
CK One Color Cream and Powder Blush Duo Grace Swatch
 

CK One Color Cream and Powder Blush Duo Grace Swatch

Cream portion of the CK One Color Blush in Grace blended out with a light layer of the powder portion


 

Instructions suggest using a sponge or fingers to dab the cream blush onto cheeks but I prefer a brush (works well with a stippling brush or even a fluffier traditional blush brush). If I wear the cream part alone, it gives my light/medium skin tone a healthy looking flush – not quite sun-kissed but not winter bitten either. Quite a lovely, Fall/Autumn appropriate shade, actually. The powder portion mattifies the look somewhat and the overall effect is more neutral. Retails for $25.00 USD.

 

Personally, my favorite product of the bunch is the Cream and Powder Blush Duo, but the liquid lipsticks is also quite nice (I love that it’s such a comfortable wear).

 

Have you ever tried anything from CK One Color?

 

 

 

 

The product(s) mentioned were purchased with the author’s own money. The thoughts and opinions expressed are the author’s alone. No affiliate links. For more information see Disclaimer here.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Stacey Barber

    The lipgloss looks really lovely!

    1. Kimmy

      Thanks Stacey – its more of a lipstick – really pigmented and like a liquid lipstick in texture. 🙂

  2. LindaLibraLoca

    I haven’t tried anything from CK one, it never tempted me. Just like their unisex fragrances it isn’t very appealing to me.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    1. Kimmy

      Their fragrances aren’t appealing to me either, hehe. 🙂

  3. elabellaworld

    I didn’t even know that CK had a makeup collection… That lipstick looks good! x

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

    1. Kimmy

      The line doesn’t seem to be widely distributed. I’ve heard quite a few people say their lip products are really good though. 🙂

  4. Shireen L. Platt

    I didn’t know that CK has makeup line up till last year! My favourite is the lipstick, the shade looks absolutely lovely on you and the quality seems great too.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Kimmy

      Thanks, Shireen. Yeah, the lipstick is pretty good – I really like the color. 🙂

  5. Renata Burden (@SpeakinBeautyUK)

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried anything from CK but I have to say I love the packaging and the colour of the all day lipcolour. Beautiful! x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

    1. Kimmy

      It is a very versatile shade, neutral enough but still some colour there. 🙂

  6. Brenda BusyBee

    I have a couple CK lipsticks – you occasionally see them in stores & online here in the UK. I haven’t tried any of these products though – I do like the look of that liquid lipstick! 🙂 x

    Brenda BusyBee

    1. Kimmy

      How do the lipsticks perform? I’d be curious to know as I’ve heard good things.

  7. ellesees.net

    this is one brand i haven’t tried that much of, so i appreciate you taking the time to review it for us.

    1. Kimmy

      Aww, you’re welcome. Glad it was of interest. 🙂

  8. Laura/Pink Frenzy (@Pink_Frenzy)

    The lip color looks gorgeous and I like its comfortable on the lips x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

    1. Kimmy

      Can you find CK One cosmetics where you are?

  9. stashmatters

    Oh that liquid lip colour is GORGEOUS! I’ve only ever had one CK One cosmetic item – an eye shadow – and I LOVE it. Unfortunately, we don’t have access to the brand. I found the eye shadow at Winners (TJMaxx). I really wish I could get more. The blush duo looks lovely too – very handy for travel.

    1. Kimmy

      I do love how natural the blush looks. Great for everyday.

  10. Brunette

    I don’t own a lot of CK but I have the mascara, and I love it!

    Brunette-ish | A Beauty Blog

    1. Kimmy

      Actually the mascara has been growing on me – I’ve been using a lot for my lower lashes. 🙂

  11. Alina

    Again this is another brand I would associate with fashion & not makeup. I quite like the look of the powder & cream duo, it’s a lovely shade x

    Beauty with charm

  12. Lisa @ Midwest Glam

    I haven’t tried anything from CK One, but have seen it at my local Ulta. I’m actually really digging the lipstick. It looks great on you and it totally looks comfortable.

  13. Emily Thorpe

    I never even realised that CK had a beauty range, looks like they’ve got some great stuff!

    Musings & More

  14. Lulle.Beaumiroir

    I have a ck One lipstick and I quite like it! I also JUST bought their brown pencil and gel duo last week. So far it seems pretty good.
    Beaumiroir

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