Kiko Milano seem to be everywhere at the moment and I am only just trying them for the first time. Sometimes I can be so slow. When I was in Covent Garden a few months ago, I saw their store and I’m now kicking myself for not going in. As much as I love my high-end, take out a second mortgage, sort of makeup there are times I like to think I’m getting a bargain. For me, Kiko is the ultimate bargain. Ok, so I’ve only tried a few products, but I was seriously impressed at the quality.
Before I even get onto how lovely these are, let’s talk about the price. Normally these sell for £8.90 each but they’re currently on offer for £6.20 on the Kiko site – grab them!!
When these arrived and I opened them, I fell in love. The shape of the eyeshadows is so unique and totally Insta-worthy – it almost felt wrong to put a brush in them. This lovely shape isn’t just a design feature though – it has a purpose. The eyeshadows are ergonomically designed to allow you to get the best amount of product on your brush. Clever as well as pretty.
I was also really surprised by the texture of these shadows. To say that they are beautifully soft and creamy is an understatement. I love how they feel. You can use them wet or dry and create ‘multi-dimensional’ makeup looks with this. Each shadow contains spherical powders that result in an ‘outstanding colour effect’.
I love how well these blend, and that they feel so light on the lids (thanks to smoothing and moisturising active ingredients). I have 203 (Burgundy) and 210 (Golden Spring Green) and even though I have a lot of eyeshadows, I need more of these in my collection.
BB Cremes don’t normally float my boat but this has been a game changer for me. I’m starting to go off foundation a little bit but recently, I’ve still needed the coverage. My skin is playing up and I’ve felt that I need something to disguise it and this has been perfect. In fact perfect doesn’t even come close.
This is a multi-function creme so as well as covering up my dodgy skin, it also protects, perfects and moisturises. The formula of this is really nice – it’s not too heavy and is enriched with Sea Kale extract that energises and protects the skin.
Foundations have started to feel a little bit too heavy for me recently, but this is nice and light to wear but you can build it up to a medium coverage. You get a nice smooth finish, although it did start to break up after hours in a hairdressers chair the other day. With SPF 30, it’s also a great option for the Summer months. I genuinely love it and for just £9.90 you can’t go wrong.
How freakin’ cute is this brush? I am obsessed with it, and it’s currently on offer from £10.90 down to £3.20 so it’s the bargain of the year. Makeup brushes are the one thing I’m really not short of, but the more the merrier. You’d think that the low price would affect the quality, but it really doesn’t. This is one lovely brush.
Face brushes are great as they can be used for a variety of uses. I’ve been using this for a light bronzed look and it works like a treat. You can also use it for powders and highlighters, although it didn’t apply blusher that nicely. However, that was probably just my lack of skills lol.
The synthetic bristles are high quality and are the perfect density for powder products. The brush has a rounded tip that works to sculpt the face and it feels so good. I love how soft it feels and I can see me using this for a long time.
My first impressions of Kiko? Good, very good. If you’re looking for affordable but high quality products, then you know what to do.
* Contains PR Samples