Friday, April 29, 2016

Brand in the Spotlight: KIKO MILANO



Percassi founded the Italian brand KIKO Milano in 1997, using the motto "Be What You Want to Be." to define the their vision of beauty, uniqueness and range of professional makeup - I couldn't agree more. I was introduced to KIKO Milano by my mum a couple of years ago, for Christmas she bought me one of their eyeliners and although the colour was a little...bold she doesn't like that I wear a lot of black over the course of the year, I've been gathering a few more pieces from the brand.

As far as I know KIKO isn't available in every country, but lucky for me it is in both the UK and in Switzerland which means I can always get my hands on it, especially in my local shopping centre yay Guildford! If you're someone just starting out in makeup, I would really recommend KIKO as the shop assistance are always so lovely and helpful! What I love about KIKO is the fact that it's a really high-quality budget friendly brand. I mean guaranteed it's not that budget friendly compared to let's say Wet 'n Wild or Primark beauty, but regardless, for the quality and the fact that they have sales very often, it's a good'n.


The first products I ever picked up from the brand were from their Rebel Romantic collection. Every now and again they release a collection and the Rebel Romantic one, laced with rose gold definitely caught my eye. Rather than doing it in collection format, I thought I would do it most easily through categories. I've tried two skincare products from KIKO, the Rebel Romantic The Glowing Potion Perfecting Serum (unfortunately not available anymore and has been all used up *not pictured*) and the KIKO Skin Tone Corrector Primer and personally, I don't think they live up to the hype. I mean don't get me wrong, the skincare products are good, but I don't think they really wowed me, not exactly life changing. As I am someone with quite sensitive skin which is very temperamental, this may just be my skin that hasn't fallen in love with KIKO's skincare. 

However, I have fallen in love with their eye products. I own a total of four of the KIKO Long Lasting Eyeshadow Sticks, what I would happily say are a dupe for the By Terry Ombre sticks. They are creamy, pigmented and the longevity is incredible. As if these aren't beautiful enough, I picked up the Long-Lasting Wet & Dry Use Eyeshadow. With it's sleek packaging, and heavily pigmented formula, I would say the KIKO eye-product range is my favourite of them all. Lastly from the eye product range I own one of the Cream Crush Lasting Eyeshadows. My only beef with this product is how small the little pot is, it's quite hard to get the product out - but other than that, creamy, buttery, pigmented and just darn beautiful - as per all of KIKO's eye products!


When it comes to lip products, I was never one for lip liners. Seriously, I was like lol, we need to line our lips now? however when I saw the shades 01 and 06 from the Rebel Romantic range I knew I had to have them. I love these as they really do stop my lipsticks from bleeding and aren't drying at all. I have to say what shocks me the most about KIKO is definitely how creamy all the products are. 



I hope you enjoyed the KIKO brand in the spotlight post, I hope to continue many of these in the future! Let me know if you have tried KIKO and what some of your favourite products are! 
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  1. I've been dying to try this brand but will need to ship these are they get expensive

    Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. I can't believe that not everyone can get their hands on KIKO, this definitely needs to change! I would have to say though, they are worth it! xx

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  2. i'm always looking at KIKO products online but am yet to actually purchase anything! this brand sounds amazing though:) lovely post:) xx

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Em! I would really recommend a lot of their eye products! xx

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  3. I love the Long Lasting Eyeshadow Sticks, I have the shade 05 and it's an exact dupe for By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock!
    xxx Claire
    http://www.claireellis.co.uk/

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    1. Aren't they great! Oh will definitely have to look into this shade as I've been wanting a colour match dupe for Misty Rock! Thank you for the recommendation and for reading! xx

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  4. I love KIKO! The pigmentation of their products is amazing and they're such an affordable brand. I've been wanting to pick up some of the pigments and water eyeshadows. They look amaaaazing. x

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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    1. Isn't it incredible! I love how they are affordable but actually worth the money as well, I haven't been disappointed in any of their eye-products! Thank you for reading :) xx

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  5. great post! The Kiko products are good! <3

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    Josephin
    // Tensia

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  6. I am such a big fan of the Kiko brand, their products are so impressive xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. So glad to have found another KIKO lover! xx

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  7. Kiko eyeshadows look so beautiful! I think I'll have to place an order x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope you do and let me know how you get on with them too! xx

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  8. These sound great! i might have to give them a try!

    http://www.carolinapinglo.com/

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    1. IF you can get your hands on their products I totally would! xx

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  9. I loooove Kiko Eyeshadows and lip liners! Not the biggest fan of their face makeup but I definitely want to try more. I've heard so many good things about the wet eyeshadow so I might have to pop into my local store and pick one up! ;)

    Maya X | Vogue By Maya

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    1. I have to agree on their face makeup, I tried swatching a couple of their bronzers and foundations but wasn't the biggest fan either - though they do have a new collection of makeup out so maybe this one will be a bit more promising xx

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  10. I don't understand why this brand doesn't become international and available everywhere. I want to try many things but in Australia you can't get it.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. No way! I didn't know they weren't available in Australia! Fingers crossed that they come available to you soon xx

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  11. Us Canadian can't get Kiko because they only ship to US but not here, sigh. I'm dying to get my hands on their eyeshadow sticks ever since watching Lisa Eldridge using them. This is a great review on the brand, Caroline!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Oh no! It saddens me that loads of people seem to not be able to get their hands on the brand where they live! Hopefully it will become available in Canada soon and when it does would love to know what you get your hands on! Thank you for reading! xx

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  12. I keep hearing so much about kiko, I really need to get around to trying some of their products!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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    1. I don't think it gets as much recognition as it deserves! xx

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  13. Aw Kiko seems like a great brand! I've wanted to try their eyeshadows for ages. Seems like such a great quality for a good price!

    xoxo
    www.hellohimawari.com

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    1. Their eyeshadows would definitely be my first recommendation for you to try! Love to know if you do end up buying some of their products xx

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  14. These photos are so pretty! I've heard and seen so much about Kiko (but am yet to see them on my side of the world! :/). Their eyeshadow sticks are something I've wanted for a while now though!

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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    1. THank you Raashi! You always make me smile with your comments :)! I've heard that they aren't available yet in Australia but here's hoping that they soon come your way xx

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  15. Some really great picks, I adore the eyeshadow sticks and the water eyeshadows so much as well. Kiko is such a great affordable brand and I think everyone should check it out!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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    1. Thank you Charline! Although it's not seen as a drugstore brand necessarily, it's still just as affordable and just as amazing! xx

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