You might remember from this Kiko haul post that I am rather fond of the Italian cosmetics brand and when I find myself in any European city (they sadly aren't to be found in Ireland), I get a little starry-eyed and stock up.
Now, you can of course shop online with them, which I actually did earlier in the Summer as I wanted to get in early with a birthday present for my sister and thought she'd really like one of their most recent releases (more on that below) but nothing quite beats squishing through the crowds in-store with your Kiko shopping basket while your husband suffers in silence outside.
This is really only part one of my hauling because I also got some full price items that are perfect for Autumn and its burgundy hues. More of that another day. These however, were all on sale or else quite cheap, and yet still excellent quality.
First up are the two rose gold items at the front. These were both part of the aforementioned Summer range that I bought online for my sister. I regretted not buying any for myself at the time and when I saw that these were 50% off in store, well obviously I had to get them. The lip gloss is actually riding on the whole lip oil phenomenon that started last Summer with Clarins and YSL and like those, it's designed to leaves your lips glossy and moisturised without the stickiness that accompanies most glosses. This is shade 02 (annoyingly, Kiko rarely name their shades. Gah). It's vanilla-scented and lightly shaded pink.
In The Shade is a double-sided pencil with a taupe shadow on one side and a matte cream liner on the opposite end. This came in a few different varieties but I've been looking for a light coloured pencil for my water line for a while and the shadow is a colour I tend to go for a lot as it goes well with blue eyes. Both sides are creamy, long-lasting and nicely pigmented.
I've recently seen the light when it comes to lip pencils. I used to believe they were unnecessary faffing and an opportunity for the girls who work on the Charlotte Tilbury counter to sell you more stuff but actually, they make your lipstick look a little fuller and they prolong wear time. This fella was only €2.50 (sure where would you be going?!) and again is pure, smooth colour. It's actually more of a magenta than what the camera has shown it to be and will work well equally under a red as a pink. Hurrah!
Lastly then, is this fella which was reduced to €9!!
This is the Take It All Beauty Kit in 02, Rosy Tones.
Again, my camera has washed the tones out somewhat but what we have here is a non-orange toned bronzer, a warm peach toned blush, a pale pearlescent pink shadow and two matte nudes. There's also a mini black liner and a couple of brushes. These are all really wearable shades and in spite of what the light is showing you here, these are actually super pigmented. The fact that this is a small and zipped case means it's ideal to throw in your bag for work, weekends away, nights out etc.
That's the lot for a minute.
Are you also a big Kiko fangirl?
What do you think are their must have products?
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