May 20 2015

Kiko Cosmetics: A look at the regular line

 

In addition to the lovely items from the Kiko Cosmetics Generation Next collection that I received in my beauty swap, Gyudy also included some bits from Kiko’s regular line. Aren’t I a lucky girl? I’ve had a chance to try everything out at least once. Here are my first impressions…

 
Kiko Cosmetics Review
 

Kiko Cosmetics Review
 

Kiko Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow – Emerald Green 212

 

The water eyeshadows, as the name suggests, are dual wet and dry shadows which Kiko claims are a “mixture of groundbreaking spherical powders for an outstanding color effect, bringing together extreme coverage, pure luminosity and long-lasting wear”. They promise a soft, creamy texture, light-wear and easy blendablity.

Kiko Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow Emerald Green 212
 
Kiko Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow Emerald Green Swatch
 

Emerald Green is a multi-dimensional green-blue teal that is simply stunning. I featured it in an eye look on Instagram yesterday. Pop this on the entire lid and blend out with a soft, matte black and you’re set. The swatch shown is the product dry and is plenty intense but if you choose to use it wet then you can definitely increase the intensity several notches. Wear time is 8+ hours as promised with no creasing or fading. I also love the shape and the wave pattern which makes the product look like some sort of jewel.

 

Kiko Cosmetics Smart Lipstick – Candy Rose 903

 

Described as “dense and nourishing” with a silky and smooth-gliding formula, the Kiko Smart lipsticks promise comfortable and effortless application adjustable colour and long-lasting coverage. They are offered in 3 different finishes: full, satin and pearl.

 
Kiko Cosmetics Smart Lipstick Candy Rose 903
 

Kiko Cosmetics Smart Lipstick Candy Rose 903

 

Kiko Cosmetics Smart Lipstick Candy Rose Swatch
 
Kiko Cosmetics Smart Lipstick Candy Rose Lip Swatch

 

Candy Rose is a sheer, neutral pink rose that is not as opaque as I expected, but definitely buildable (hence the adjustable coverage). The texture of the lipstick is emollient and as a result, I wouldn’t exactly characterize it as “long-wearing”. But it is lovely, super comfortable formula. I’m not sure what the finish on this one is meant to be as the packaging doesn’t seem to say. But I’m guessing, by the sheerness, that it’s a pearl. The smart lipsticks are reminiscent of MAC, with their subtle vanilla fragrance.

 

Kiko Cosmetics Long Lasting Stick EyeshadowBurgundy  37

 

Although I’m not generally a cream product kind of girl, I do love me a good eye shadow stick. With Kiko’s promise of a creamy, extremely blendable formula that is vibrant in color, water-resistant, and long-lasting, I was very excited to say the least. You know how much I love my Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks. They also claim that once set, the color remains uniform and radiant for up to 8 hours, without streaking or smudging.

 
Kiko Cosmetics Stick Eyeshadow Burgundy 37
 
Kiko Cosmetics Stick Eyeshadow Burgundy 37
 
Kiko Cosmetics Stick Eyeshadow Burgundy Swatch
 
Kiko Cosmetics Stick Eyeshadow Burgundy
 

Isn’t Burgundy frigging fantastic? In the “eye look” featured above I blended the shadow stick using my finger (no brushes) – you can see how the red tones in the burgundy shift to more brown tones as the product is sheered out. I didn’t use anything else besides a coat of mascara. On the lower lash line, the shadow stick did skip a bit, as apparent from the photo, but this could be rectified by blending out with a brush. Overall, I think Burgundy is fabulous for a one shadow look and it’s definitely one of my favorite products of the bunch.

 

Kiko Cosmetics Smart Lip Pencils – Coral 702 and Fuchsia 708

 

The Smart Lip Pencil is a basic, wooden liner that Kiko says offers “an intense, high-coverage line that adheres perfectly to the lips from the first application with a no-transfer, smudge-proof hold.”

 

Kiko Cosmetics Smart Lip Pencils 708 Fuschia and 702 Coral
 
Kiko Cosmetics Smart Lip Pencils Swatches Fuschia and Coral

 

When I first opened these I was immediately reminded of the two MAC lip pencils I recently hauled in Heroine and Fruit Cocktail. The Kiko shades, Coral (left) and Fuchsia (right), aren’t definitely different, but have a similar spirit. 🙂 And Gyudy sent my package before that haul would have be posted. The girl definitely knows me and my taste.  These affordable pencils are surprisingly creamy and comfortable on the lips.

 

I feel like I’m making some headway in testing out the wonderful products I received in my swap with Gyudy and could not be having more fun doing it! I think, I’m definitely developing a true love for the Kiko Milano brand. Who’s with me?

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Wow, everything sounds amazing, especially that eyeshadow stick! I love burgundy shades and I really want to try it out!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

    1. If you have access to Kiko, I definitely recommend the shadow sticks. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Rachel!

  2. Gorgeous picks! I recently bought two of the Water Eyshadows and I can’t get over how pretty they are 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    1. Ooh, which ones did you get? 🙂

  3. The Emerald eyeshadow looks gorgeous and very pigmented !

    1. I know, isn’t it? I’m definitely in love.

  4. I really loved the green eyeshadow on you in one of your instagram pics! You got some amazing products! xx

    1. Thanks, hun, I appreciate that! I’m definitely working on getting the eye makeup photos to show up better. 🙂

  5. Wow! All of these look great! I have never tried this brand before. The Emerald Green eyeshadow looks stunning!! 🙂 xo

    1. Thanks, Katie. I think you can order it online to ship to the U.S. but I’m not 100% sure. 🙂

  6. Omg, all the products look really good! I seriously need to place an order for some of these products, Kiko seems to be really killing it!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. I can’t recommend Kiko enough! So impressed!

  7. Oh that eyeshadow stick and the eyeshadow! They have to be my favorites here! I am developing a strange obsession with teal eyeshadows, even though in the past I preferred to keep teal to my nails! I’ve heard wonderful things about Kiko eyeshadow sticks. Burgundy is such an interesting shade!

    1. Hehe. I can completely relate to your obssession with Teal…as I am about all things green lately… 🙂

  8. I love these water eyeshadows by Kiko, they’re so well pigmented! (:
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

    1. The pigmentation is truly exceptional. They remind me a little of the NARS dual intensity eyeshadows. 🙂

  9. I’m so happy you’re enjoying these Kiko products! I tried to pick things I’d recommend and I’m happy you like them too! I adore the lip liners in particular, they’re amazing and when I think how ridiculous is the price I love them even more 😉 xx
    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    1. I KNOW – the price on the liners is incredible. 🙂 Thank you again for picking out such wonderful products. I love them! xo

  10. Oh my gosh! Love the pigmentation on all these products. They look so vibrant and beautiful.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

    1. Kiko definitely gets an A in pigmentation. The eyeshadow stick in Burgundy just takes my breath away. 🙂

  11. That emerald green eyeshadow is just stunning, might have to get it soon. I also have the eyeshadow stick in Burgundy, another stunning shade isn’t it. Glad to hear you loved your first adventure into the world of KIKO x

    Beauty with charm

    1. Do you have any tutorials up on how you’d use Burgundy, Alina? Would love to see how you wear it. 🙂

    • Silke Laura on May 25, 2015 at 3:18 pm
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    Gyudy picked out some great products here! I always love wandering around in the London Kiko Store. A very overwhelming choice of products! The Emerald Green eyeshadow is stunning.. I’ll have to check that one out, could look great smudged on my bottom lash line with black eyeliner!

    1. Yes, I think it would look spectacular that way. I need to try it soon – thanks for the inspiration, sweetie. 🙂 xo

  12. The kilo emerald green eyeshadow is gorgeous! That shade just pops right at ya. 🙂

    1. Doesn’t it? I’m in love for sure. xo

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