KIKO Campus Idol Collection | Review & Swatches


I have to admit that the cheerleader/US college Campus Idol Limited Edition isn't the most 'me' in terms of theme (like Daring Game or Rebel Romantic), however after receiving and loving a product from it for Christmas I decided to explore the rest of the range.

Pump it Up Volume & Curl Mascara | £8.90

I must admit, I kind of picked this up for the novelty value! And at the same price point as most drugstore mascaras; why not? As you can see, it has a pretty interesting wand and I've never seen anything quite like it. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed using this mascara. It did lengthen my lashes a little but it injected some real volume without any clumps. It didn't flake during the day and it held a curl nicely. I probably have others I like more but I'm pretty happy I picked this one up.

All Stars Face Palette in 02 Beauty Coral | £14.90

I have to say, I basically bought this for the bronzer as I'm obsessed with the one from the Rebel Romantic collection (which is sadly no longer available). However I also liked the idea of having all my cheek products in one palette. The texture of the blush and bronzer is really smooth, however the highlighter is slightly chalkier unfortunately. The matte bronzer is nice and warm without being orange on the skin. It's really nice and easy to apply to the parameters of my face to add a little something. The coral-toned semi-matte blusher is a lovely shade and applies nicely for a natural flush of colour. I don't find it fades patchily during the day too, which is one of the main things I look for in a blusher. The highlight is quite subtle; it looks fairly matte but has a very slight sheen. It's not my favourite and it's definitely a super-subtle look but it works well enough for a daytime look.


Double Dare Eyeshadow & Eyeliner in 02 Copper & Chocolate | £7.90

This is the one my mum got for me for Christmas and of course it's my favourite product from the range as I'm obsessed with the permanent KIKO Long-Lasting Stick Eyeshadows. This shade is copper; a golden-bronze-rose shimmer that's stunning on the inner corner. I'm pleased to report that it's just as creamy, long-lasting and pigmented as the permanent formula (personally I found the ones released in the Midnight Siren collection fell short of the permanent line's quality). Chocolate is a deep brown eyeliner I like to use on my tight line as a less-harsh alternative to black that makes my lashes look fuller. The formula is creamy enough to apply well but also waxy enough not to smudge and smear. 

Double Match Lipstick & Lipliner in 04 Sweet Marsala | £7.90

I can't believe more brands aren't doing something like this, as it's pretty ingenious! One end is a lip liner and the other is a lipstick crayon. I must admit I was a little disappointed that the lipstick wasn't a semi-matte, creamy formula. It's pigmented but really quite glossy and I'd have preferred a more satin finish. However the lip liner is creamy enough to fill my lips in entirely before dabbing a little of the lipstick in the centre. The liner is really nice and easy to apply but waxy enough to be long-lasting. The lipstick is pretty sheeny so obviously doesn't have as long a wear-time.


Have you tried anything from the Campus Idol Collection? Which has been your favourite KIKO Limited Edition range?

 


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46 comments

  1. That Double Dare Eyeshadow and Eye liner in Copper is absolutely stunning!! I've been getting more into Kiko lately and will have to make a purchase soon ;)
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    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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    1. Ah KIKO is one of the best affordable brands :) xx

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  2. Such a gorgeous, cute collection as always from Kiko x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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  3. Copper looks like such a beautiful shade. I have to say that I probably wouldn't be drawn to this from the packaging alone but it sounds like there's some real gems in this collection! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

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  4. I've not tried anything from this range as it didn't appeal to me when I was looking at the products online but now I have to say that this lipstick is stunning and the cheek palette is gorgeous too :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  5. That 02 Copper Colour is gorgeoussss!!

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/life-without-a-fun-sponge-lwfs-12298541

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  6. I almost purchased this set, but I just couldn't get on with it. I didn't fell attracted to the products enough to pull the trigger.
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  7. The packaging doesn't really do it for me. But how stunning is copper eye shadow and chocolate eyeliner! xx

    www.lpagebeuaty.com

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  8. The copper colour eyeshadow looks insanely pigmented! I definitely need to and check out those eyeshadows along with the double ended lipstick/lipliner :) xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. The copper eye shadow looks so pretty, my ideal shade!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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    1. It's a perfect inner-corner highlight :) xx

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  10. I admit that the packaging doesn't do much for me but the swatches are stunning and I love the idea of the double ended lip products too :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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  11. I swatched the face palette in store and was quite disappointed by the pigmentation and the colour of the bronzer - to me, it does look quite orange. That's why I didn't pick it up. Such a shame because I adore the look of the packaging!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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  12. I really like the Sweet Marsala shade, though lipstick is not long lasting but I can overlook that for that shade. Interesting wand shape that Mascara has. Double ended lip products are so cool :)

    Some eyelooks using the MUR I <3 Makeup eyeshadow palette | Curious And Confused Me


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  13. Ah, that Copper/Chocolate duo- so stunning! Kiko needs to make its way to Canada, pronto! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. I hope they do as their standard line is just great quality and their LE collections are stunning :) xx

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  14. I wasn't too attracted to this collection either but I'm loving the look of those dual ended eyes and lip products! :) xx
    Gyudy @ Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

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  15. Sweet Marsala is such a gorgeous shade! So handy it has the lip liner and lip stick in one! I've never tried any of the limited edition collections from Kiko but I wish I had got some from the Rebel Romantic collection!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I have to admit, I pick up something from every one they release haha xx

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  16. I haven't yet, but the double ended lipstick/lipliner is such a great idea! The shade you picked is really pretty aswell :)
    I might have a look at that eyeliner aswell as I wanted to get a brown one for some time now, haha :) xx

    http://get-ready-with-laura.blogspot.de

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  17. That mascara wand is seriously eye catching, I can see why you picked it up first as a novelty thing. I have to admit even though a lot of these sound really good the packaging kind of throws me. I think I prefer a simpler design and something a little more sleek.

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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  18. that double dare eyeliner is gorgeous oh my! I'm just not a fan of the packaging it's quite plain and not as eye catching as their other themes!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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  19. Thanks for your share, and i need to learn these tips

    Linda www.missydress.se

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  20. that copper & chocolate is beyond beautiful!

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    1. It's a lovely colour combination! :) xx

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  21. I've been looking at this collection for ages, and I must say - that copper shadow stick looks like heaven!

    Thank you for the Kiko inspiration! xo

    Holly | www.thekittyluxe.com

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  22. That Copper shade is so stunning! You have me forever wanting to try Kiko but I always forget to place an order when I'm treating myself :') As always great post x

    Darling Jordan

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  23. I haven't tried anything from this range yet, Rebel Romantic is my favourite, especially the packaging of it. This wand looks really interesting, something I haven't used before. Cooper is a beauty! I like the idea of double ended products. xx

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. There were so many products I loved from that range - I guess that's the sad part about LEs :( xx

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  24. Love your blog, very cute!

    Dajana | https://dajanaerd.wordpress.com

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  25. I haven't tried anything from this range, but i really love KIKO products. The all stars face palette looks gorgeous, especially the blusher in the palette!

    <3
    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. aaaaah that copper and chocolate combo is beyond perfect, I really want it - but I don't need it. The drama that is make up!

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  27. That copper shade is EVERYTHING! Wow, amazing to think you can get such a beautiful colour for a great budget price. I also love the look of that bronzer, doesn't look too warm/orange at all.
    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe

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  28. That trio looks so unusual and pretty.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  29. I didn't know about that new collection! I love KIKO so I have to check this out :)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. I'v never tried anything from this brand, I'm not sure if it's available in the US. The Double Dare copper shade looks so beautiful and pigmented. If I can find one, I'm definitely going to try and pick it up.
    xx Dany
    http://the-queens-empire.blogspot.com

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  31. The lipstick lipliner duo I'm sure I have seen in other brands but nevertheless it's a nice idea! It's good to hear opinions on mascara wands shaped like that, I'm defo not a fan they don't perform well for me but it's good it worked for you:-) I am a sucker for anything varsity so the draw for me would be that if I was to cave rather than the actual products.
    Rosie x
    www.whatrosiewrote.com

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  32. I got some of this collection i got the face palette and the eyeliner sticks omg! they are beautiful i was so surprised at how pigmented they were

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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  33. I haven't tried anything from this collection but I was thinking maybe I could pick up the mascara as I'll need a new one pretty soon! :)

    abittersweetdiary.blogspot.pt

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  34. Those eyeshadow sticks look incredible but I have to say this packaging makes me feel really old. It doesn't appeal to me at all. LOL!
    Sal UmmBabyBeauty | @ummbaby

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  35. The Double Dare eyeshadow and Eyeliner stick!! I wish it wasn't limited edition :c there are no Kikos in Australia

    chloé⎪ status.chlo

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  36. I love Kiko products! I think the paltte espacially looks great!
    http://london-vibes.blogspot.gr/

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