05/05/2016

KIKO LIPSTICK LOVING

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I made my first trip to Kiko last summer when I discovered a store had opened in Churchill Square in Brighton and it's fair to say I've been pretty besotted with them ever since #kikofangirlandproud ;) Their stores are like an affordable version of MAC and I'm sure you can imagine how I basically turn into a kid in a sweet shop whenever I get to visit one much to James's delight I do find myself getting a *little* overwhelmed though as there is just so much to choose between and it always all looks so amazing, but the product that I seem to find myself gravitating towards the most is the lipsticks. They look, feel and smell so similar to MAC (in my opinion) and even come in little boxes which for me sets them miles apart from any other affordable lipsticks I've tried and well, let's just say I'm a little bit in love...
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Kiko Ultra Glossy Stylo 804 'Pearly Watermelon' - This is my go-to shade for spring/summer; it's such a pretty peach toned coral which is really easy to wear as it works with basically any makeup look (I particularly like it with glittery gold eyeshadow) It gives quite an opaque finish to the lips, but the glossiness stops it from being too 'in your face,' making it a perfect choice for everyday wear.
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Kiko Ultra Glossy Stylo 813 'Apple Blossoms' - This is a really pretty mauve which I think works well with my dark hair and pale skin and the colour pay off is insane, especially considering the glossy formula! I usually prefer plum shades in the autumn/winter months, but the soft tone of this makes it quite versatile and I think it works well this time of year with a pale pink blusher and a simple liquid eyeliner look. 
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(Left: Apple Blossoms, Right: Pearly Watermelon
The formula of these reminds me of the Revlon Colourburst Lip Butters £7.99, but I think these give a more opaque colour and I really can't get over what amazing quality they are for just £4.90 each! They are super easy to apply and tbh you could probably manage to apply them without a mirror which I love for everyday when I'm out and about. I do like to apply them over a lip liner (as I do with all of my lip products) but oh my goodness me, the staying power of these is amazing!! The glossy finish does wear off slightly after an hour or so, but they leave a really good wash of colour to the lips and after reapplying them once after lunch I really don't have to worry about them budging for the rest of the day! They're super moisturising too which I love as my lips can be a little bit dry.
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Kiko Smart Lipstick 905 'Red Coral' - This is just summer in a lipstick to me and I really can't wait to crack it out in the sunshine this week :) It's quite a bold colour without being too neon toned (I can find bright lipsticks a little too 'woah' on my pale skin sometimes), and it's one that I personally think works best with minimal makeup so the attention can all be on the lips.
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Kiko Smart Lipstick 912 'Crimson Red' - I'm really not a fan of red, but sometimes it's quite nice to have that 'red lips and winged liner' look going on, ya know what I mean?! So this is a perfect alternative for me as it's a deep, raspberry pink which you can build up to be quite a bold lip, or you can pat it into the lips slightly to make it a more wearable shade. I love wearing this with a simple monochrome outfit and it's one of those lipsticks which I always seem to get nice comments on whenever I wear it which makes me a happy little sausage :)
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(Left: Crimson Red, Right: Red Coral)
I honestly cannot get over how amazing these are for only £3.90 each - they're perfection in a lipstick! They glide onto the lips like a dream and give an amazing wash of colour with only one swipe and considering how bold they are, I find them really easy to apply. Again I like to wear a lip liner underneath them to help with longevity, but they're such a dream you could definitely get away without using one. These really do not budge at all and there are so many pretty colours available; writing this post has made me realise how desperately I need to add some more to my collection *scurries over to the Kiko website to place an order* #oops

Have you tried any Kiko lipsticks? I'd love to hear if you have any colour recommendations for me :)

Love Holly xo

22 comments:

  1. I love the red coral shade! Perfect for the summer! Kiko have amazing products, and they're all so affordable! Great post :)


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    1. It's so pretty isn't it :) They really are amazing aren't they I'm a little obsessed hehe. Thank you, really glad you enjoyed it <3
      Love Holly x

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  2. Apple Blossoms looks like such a pretty shade! I love KIKO Products, especially the base products.

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    1. It is honestly gorgeous, one of my favourites in my lipstick collection :) I haven't tried any of their base products but I really want to, I have such a long wishlist!
      Love Holly x

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  3. The crimson red is gorgeous! Loved your post. http://bymegankelly.co.za/

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    1. It's so pretty isn't it :) Thank you so much, really glad you enjoyed it <3
      Love Holly x

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  4. I've only ever tried Kiko eye products, loving these lipsticks and such affordable pricing too!
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    1. Their eye products are amazing too aren't they, I love the long lasting eyeshadow sticks! I really can't recommend them enough, especially for the price :)
      Love Holly x

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  5. These look lovely! I'm not really a huge fan of creamy or glossy formulas but the pigmentation seems great.
    I can't believe I still haven't tried anything from Kiko yet - I feel like a beauty blogger failure haha. xxx
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    1. They honestly are amazing and the smart lipsticks aren't glossy so you'd probably get on well with those :) Hehe they definitely are storming the blogging world atm, if you get the chance to try some bits I'm sure you'll love them!
      Love Holly x

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  6. I loved this post- I've yet to try anything from Kiko but after reading this I think a lipstick in the shade Apple Blossoms will be first up! It has such a pretty name too,
    Milly xx

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    1. Thank you so much my lovely, really glad you enjoyed it :) I honestly can't recommend their products enough and apple blossoms is one of my favourite lip products ever! Let me know how you get on if you do treat yourself ;)
      Love Holly x

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  7. I love Kiko lipsticks! I have a berry pinky colour and a nude and they are fab. They last for ages. Definitely worth the price (even though they are so reasonable!)

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    1. They're so amazing aren't they! I really want a nude for everyday wear but I always get so nervous of the whole concealer lips haha. They're such a bargain considering the quality aren't they :)
      Love Holly x

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  8. These look and sound gorgeous!


    Parie x
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    1. They really are, I can't recommend them enough :)
      Love Holly x

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  9. I've never really considered using Kiko for Lipsticks as I've never really seen any reviews about them but reading your post has totally made me want to give them a go! The Pearly Watermelon shade is gorgeous!
    Leanne xx
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    1. Let me know how you get on if you do give them a try, I honestly can't believe I haven't seen more people raving about them as they're my favourite lip products ever :)
      Love Holly x

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  10. These are all so pretty! I love KIKO so much, I have a stunning red in rose gold packaging!
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    1. It's such an amazing brand isn't it, I have a very long wishlist hehe and oh my goodness all of the rose gold packaging is so pretty :)
      Love Holly x

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