I'm suuuuper excited to show you guys my first ever, very big order from KIKO Cosmetics. They're an Italian company who have stores in the UK in both Leeds and London. The makeup from the website is shipped from Europe and I'd say the prices are 'mid-range' definitely pricier than drugstore brands but far cheaper than MAC or Benefit. However it didn't take forever to arrive - I ordered last weekend and it arrived on the following Friday.
So let's kick off with the stuff I got from the permanent KIKO line...
I chose 2 of the Velvet Touch Creamy Stick Blushes (£7.90 each) in the shades 02 Golden Peach and 06 Geranium. I was considering getting the Makeup Revolution Blush Sticks but none of the colours were really 'me' so I decided to add these to my KIKO order. I've tried Geranium, a medium muted pink and though it is a cream an does have a slight shimmer, it doesn't make my combination skin appear shiny at all. It's lovely for a natural flush of colour and the amount of product you get is amazing - they're twice the size I was expecting them to be!
I also got a free Luscious Cream Lipstick in the shade 509 Passionate Fire Red which retails at £6.90 (though is currently £5 online). I'm not really a red person but it's worth giving the shade a go and I'm so impressed at how luxurious the packaging feels. For various reasons I did this as 2 separate orders so I have a second one of these to go in my giveaway prize box!
Being a cream eyeshadow lover, it was only right that I got a few of the fabled Long-Lasting Stick Eyeshadows (£6.90 each), which have been called a dupe of high-end brands such as By Terry, Laura Mericer and Bobbi Brown. There are other stick eyeshadows on the more budget end of the market but I haven't seen them in such a huge selection of shades as the KIKO ones. Naturally I picked up the shimmery neutral shades! I have high hopes for 04 Golden Chocolate, 05 Rosy Brown, 06 Golden Brown and 07 Golden Beige.
Now onto the beautiful Daring Game Collection...
I love a berry lip at this time of year and I'm a huge fan of creamy matte lip colours so the Ace of Diamond Lipstick in 27 Refined Burgundy (£7.90), which is described as 'demi-mat' sounded perfect! And look how stunning the packaging is! You have to spend £25 for UK delivery (kind of a bummer) so to bump up the price of one of my orders I picked up the matching Ace of Diamond Lip Pencil in 27 Refined Burgundy (£5.90), which also looks nice and creamy.
I then got a Top Pairs Blush duo in 02 Raspberry Rose and Peach (£14.90). There are 2 other shades which are a little more muted and light. I also got another little duo, the Golden Game Sculpting Bronzer (£15.90), in the shade 02 Precious Sienna (the darker of the 2) which I've heard a lot about. There are 2 low-shimmer contouring shades - one lighter and one darker - and a lovely beige-champange shimmery highlight. Finally I picked up a little quad, the Queen of Hearts Eyeshadow Palette (£14.90) in (you guessed it: the neutral option) 01 Essential Brown. I've tried this one out and the shades have the beautiful pearlescent sheen I'm loving at the moment - they look almost matte from a distance but are shimmery close up. I've since seen Lily Pebbles say it's a dupe for Charlotte Tilbury's Dolce Vita Luxury Palette, which I'm hoping to get for Christmas - so I'll do a comparison. Let's take a moment to appreciate how amazing and luxurious the packaging is on this compact...
Overall I'm pretty wowed by their range and can't wait to try all this out and review it! I got 20% off which unfortunately is now over (I did try to get this up in time but unfortunately I couldn't take the photos before it ended) however I believe they do offers fairly frequently so you might want to sign up to their newsletter.
Have you had anything from KIKO Cosmetics? What did you think of their stuff? If you haven't I'd also love to hear your thoughts on the things I chose :)
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LOVE Kiko so much right now and everything is really good quality. I really want more bits but I need to stop buying for a little while :)ReplyDelete
Pams Stuff and Things
I'm so amazed with the quality so far and the packaging really does feel high-end :) xxDelete
Nice post. I had cream eyeshadow, but in a small pot. It was very nice and the pigmentation was great. Now as I'm planning my trip to Italy, I'm thinking about buying these cute little things:)ReplyDelete
I would definitely check them out in Italy as you'll be able to swatch everything in-store :) xDelete
Wow, that is some Haul! Love it! And those Kiko cream shadow sticks DO look like the Laura Mercier versions (which I recently picked up, lol). I'll have to check out their international shipping options (Bahamas) and see if it is still economical when factoring in shipping and duty/customs. I'm really curious to compare the two now! :-)ReplyDelete
Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog
It's definitely worth checking out :) I'm hopefully getting the mini Laura Mercier set so I'm looking forward to seeing if they're worth the extra xxDelete
I haven't tried much from Kiko but I'm really intrigued to see what you identify as products worth trying. I'm always a bit overwhelmed when I visit the London store! xxReplyDelete
Angelica // One Little Vice
The eyeshadow quad is already a winner for me it's just beautiful! But I'll update on everything soon :) xxDelete
You weren't kidding when you said it was a big haul. So many gorgeous products especially the Daring Game collection! I want to get my hands on their latest collection xReplyDelete
Beauty with charm | TOOFACED GIVEAWAY
Yes their new one looks beautiful! I was very tempted to buy it based on the packaging but I really didn't need any of it haha xxDelete
wao!! huge haul really.. i wish kiko was available where I am :( the packaging is soo beautiful :)ReplyDelete
Aw it's a shame it isn't! They've only expanded into the UK in recent years so they might come to you in the future. Otherwise there's a good excuse to shop if you come to Europe on holiday ;) xxDelete
Oh I loooove KIKO!! Their eyeshadows are fantastic. I bought a bright orange one for something like £2 and it's SO pigmented. Like, crazily so.ReplyDelete
I've heard brilliant things about the long-lasting eyeshadow sticks as well. Can't wait to see what you think of them! :) xx
Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog
Wore them today and I'm seriously doubting getting the Laura Mercier ones now! I don't see how they could be that much better to justify the price difference! XxDelete
Love the look of the stick eyeshadows! I've never tried anything from Kiko but might have to now!ReplyDelete
cat // je suis cat
I'm so impressed so far :) they really aren't a brand you hear enough about! XxDelete
I haven't tried anything from KIKO yet but I've been looking at the website and thinking of placing an order, their lipsticks and eye shadows look gorgeous! The sculpting compact has been compared to Charlotte Tilbury one so I'm interested to see how you'll like it :) xReplyDelete
Mummy's Beauty Corner
I forgot about that comparison, so I guess there are 2 CT dupes in there :) I've used the sculpting compact once and whilst I do really like the contour/bronzer shades I found the highlighter too glittery! I think that's been the only thing I've been a little less keen on so far xxDelete
You have picked up some gorgeous items from Kiko! I love the eyeshadow sticks. Keep telling myself I'm gonna buy one but unfortunately I kinda feel like I already have something similar and end up never getting it. #05 is a perfect dupe for my beloved By Terry Misty Rock. #04 and #06 also look pretty! Will have a closer look at them. I didn't see the cheek stick blushes last week when I went to the store. Must go again to check them out. :D xxReplyDelete
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They really are lovely! I'd be interested to see how the By Terry and KIKO compare if you do end up with both :) xxDelete
I am in love with the Ace of Diamond lipstick and lipliner!!! They are now on my beauty to get list x xReplyDelete
They really are lovely to use! Not drying at all so perfect for this season :) xxDelete
I've never tried anything from Kiko but the Daring Game packaging looks absolutely amazing and the colours look so nice!ReplyDelete
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It's so amazing for the price. Barely any more expensive than the standard drugstore brands :) xxDelete