Tuesday, 7 July 2015

KIKO Haul!

You might have spotted in the first of my Rome blog posts that I picked up a few bits in KIKO while we were over there. I'm new to KIKO so I wasn't really sure what to go for. Himself got me a basket and said to work away and get whatever I wanted (it was my birthday). Being truthful, there was probably plenty of things I could have picked up but I was uncharacteristically restrained and sensible so I just went for the following:

KIKO make up

I had been really limited by my carry-on luggage so I only had two lip products with me and practically as soon as we arrived I wished I had red lipstick. That was actually the initial reason for going into KIKO.

KIKO make up

 I scanned various shades and finishes and ended up with this Luscious Cream Lipstick in 510; a classic blue toned red. Amazingly, it was actually himself that picked this shade out, because he's got a weirdly good eye like that. I love everything about this- it's a beautiful, flattering shade that looks good on me with or without tan and will be perfect all year round. As an aside, the packaging is some crazy cool space age shizz.

KIKO make up

I recently finished my Nuxe Reve de Miel so I was drawn to this little pot of Night Balm, to nourish your lips at, er, night. I only really use the Reve de Miel before I go to sleep anyway so this little fella is gonna live on my bedside table. It's very moisturising on the lips and seems to last well plus it smells delightful!

KIKO make up

Next up is a Velvet Touch Creamy Stick Blush in 02. This instantly reminded me of The Multiple from Nars, particularly this shade, which I think is a good match for Orgasm in that both are that peachy/pink with a shimmer throughout. Orgasm always looked well on me (that's what she said) but I haven't worn it in a long time and I'm big into cream/liquid blush at the minute so this seemed like a no brainer. 

KIKO make up
KIKO make up

Lastly, I have Double Deco Blush in Coral Gables. I'll be honest, this was too beautiful to leave behind. The outer packaging has a 70's disco kinda vibe and the powder itself is a delightful mix of a warm pink with gold shimmer and a matte peach. Love this.


As you've probbaly noticed, all I bought were lip and cheek products because yes, those are my own personal make-up predilections. I was tempted by an amazing looking bronzer but I've actually got too many bronzers to use and not enough faces, hence, sensible! 

Have you used KIKO before? 
XX

20 comments:

  1. Be still my beating heart! That lipstick! Those blushes! Just gorgeous. We SO need Kiko in Ireland!

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    1. We really do! We need to start a petition..

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  2. Love both of the blushes! Would love to go to a Kiko store! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. They had almost too much choice! I struggled to narrow it down tbh!

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  3. We have Kiko in France and I love it! My favorites are the lipsticks, concealers and nail polishes. I havn't seen the coral gable blush yet but it looks great!
    http://ladiesandcroissants.blogspot.fr/

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    1. I loved the look of the nail polishes actually but I was a bit restricted with luggage!

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  4. I am a huge Kiko fan but I haven't been there in ages. What do you think of their lipstick? Does it last long?

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    1. It doesn't last through eating, I had to top it up semi regularly, as I was..eating a lot! :D

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  5. Loveee Kiko! Their lipsticks are fab (and the packaging is so cool!) x

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    1. Grace, I was obsessed with the lipstick packaging! It's the unfortunate thing about writing instead of filming that I couldn't show off the cool clicking thing it does so I guess it's imagination time again :( xx

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    2. I know what you mean! When I wrote a blog post on them last summer there was no way a photograph could do the clicky-ness and holographic packaging justice. Sigh :( x

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  6. Very cute haul and kudos to himself for getting so wild! I definitely want to try the eyeshadow sticks but they're another brand I've never bought from but are on my list!

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    1. Ah he's great at stuff like that. Often times we'll go into a shop and he'll go "I bet you'd love that, wouldn't you?" about a dress or something and he's ALWAYS right! It's a weird skill, I tell ya!

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  7. I love Kiko I wish we had it here! That coral blush is beautiful

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    1. Me too! Such a good, affordable brand too!

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  8. Ooh good choices. When I was over in Rome I was actually too overwhelmed to go into Kiko. I haven't tried a single thing from the brand and didn't even know where to start so ended up buying nothing - I was in a very strange mood that day! Since then everyone has told me amazing things about the brand so I think I will just have to bite the bullet and grab some bits next time!

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    1. I was a bit overwhelmed too tbh! I kind of wish I'd looked online first for a better idea cause the shop was small and really packed with loud music playing and sales assistants in your face- I could have done A LOT more damage!!

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  9. Brilliant! I've only ever tried their nail polish and eye shadow sticks, that balm and blush stick look the business!

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    1. They're so pigmented, great quality! I actually had a look at their polishes and they all looked so good but I had no luggage space! :(

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  10. The night balm sounds fantastic

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