I was out in Edinburgh for a girly day just before Christmas and I noticed Kiko were having a sale so I treated myself to a couple of bits.
I think I had only been in the shop once before but it was so busy I never really got a chance to look at much.
I didn’t really get a chance this time either as it was packed but I grabbed a couple of things that caught my eye anyway.
I can’t remember too much about the prices of each of the products but I do know it was less than £15.00 for everything which I thought was really good.
I also didn’t think it was very clear what I was buying until I checked the label or the sample which is how I managed to pick up two lip products – I swear the lip balm said it was glitter eye shadow or something! The perils of the sales and the Christmas period in general I guess!
I was greeted by a lovely guy wearing the best eye makeup I think I’d ever seen! He also asked if I needed help but since I didn’t know what I was looking for, I thought it was best to do it alone.
First up I found Gold Waves lipstick in the shade Mystical Wine (I love the name!). I think it was the only colour of this particular one available as I didn’t see any other shades.
The packaging is gorgeous! It’s also magnetic so no chance of your lippie losing the lid when it’s in your bag!
I like how it sits flush in the handle and the shape make it really easy to apply.
It’s a nice formula. It’s not too creamy but not drying on your lips either. It’s almost matte which makes it last a fair while too.
I wouldn’t say it’s the most pigmented lipstick I’ve ever tried but with the shade it’s quite hard to tell. I’m not sure if darker shades would have more of a colour pay off or not.
This is the Smart Cult eyeshadow palette in Matte Revolution.
I remember that there was a choice of two of these palettes. This one and a more neutral toned shimmer palette. Of course I went for the bright colours!
You get 12 matte eyeshadows in this palette. I think this might be one of the few only matte palettes I’ve ever bought as I’m not normally drawn towards them too often.
There is a pretty wide mix of colours here and you could use the rows as a guide to build up a look.
The shadows themselves are quite powdery and you do get a lot of kickback in the pan bit luckily not too much fallout on your face!
They blend quite easily but I found it really hard to actually build the colour up and when blended together they looked a little muddy.
The packaging is plastic and you get a decent sized magnifying mirror (at least I hope my face isn’t that big! 🤣). The palette is a good size for travelling as it doesn’t take up much room. I just wish it had a shimmer or two to spice it up a little!
My accidental purchase! I’m sure this was under £2.00 so I’m definitely not complaining. You can never go wrong with another lip balm!
Again, the packaging looks really sleek and it sits flush with the lid so you don’t have to worry about messing up the product when your closing it.
It’s easy to apply and provides just enough colour. This is in the shade Blueberry buy I’m sure there were others available.
It is really hydrating and I find myself reaching for this through the day quite a lot just now – my skin and lips are taking an utter battering just now with the cold weather it’s and just the kind of pick me up I need at the minute!
I really want to try more from Kiko – especially their mascara and foundation but I found it really hard to try and get a match for my pasty skin in the Edinburgh store!
Have you tried Kiko before? Let me know what you would recommend in the comments below and I will try and see if I can pick it up next time I’m visiting.
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