Wow this was suppose to be posted weeks ago but you know how life can get in the way of things.
So a new shop opened up in Nottingham (probably old news now) which was Kiko Milan. I’ve heard of this brand but have never tried any of there products before until now, there products are very affordable so I think I’ll be visiting this store more often.
I decided to pick up some products for summer and ditch my beloved winged liquid eyeliner for a bit and use a smudge eyeliner kohl instead. I just wanted a change in my everyday look as it’s very easy for me to get sucked into the same old products day in day out so, I found this brown Automatic Precision Eyeliner And Kohl for £5.90 and a lip balm called Kiss Balm in ‘Apricot’ for £5.90.
Over the past few months I have really been loving these over the summer, the lip balm especially I carry it around with me all day at work as it being a nice pocket size.
The packaging on these two products is so pretty definitely get more for your money on the look of these. The lip balm kinda reminds me of the benefit lip balms so maybe they are a good dupe but I can’t compare as I haven’t tried them, with the eyeliner it’s a double ended product as I expected, one side being the kohl liner which has a twist pen style and the other is a slanted rubber which helps create the smudge by simply dragging the product out and softening it. What I later found out after pulling the lid off was that there is a built in sharper to help give you a pointed edge which is really helpful at times. Many eye products are doing this now such as my No7 eyeshadow stick.
|Built in sharpener|
The Kiss Balm
This has a sheer courage coral tint which is buildable in colour. I tend to do two coats until I’m happy, with a glossy finish. It’s comfortable to wear but can be a bit sticky but not thick like some lip glosses and it’s very hydrating with an SPF 15 which is always a bonus on protecting your skin. It lasts for a few hours 1-2 maybe less on the lips until it soaks in and wears off.
Automatic Precision Eyeliner And Kohl
This is a bronze brown in the shade 713 with tiny specs of glitter which is hardly noticeable as it’s more of a sheen but is so pigmented and bold all you need is one stroke of colour, It glides on so easily and smooth with no creasing but can be quick drying so make sure your quick with the smudging. It’s very good at lasting for most of the day with no transferring or flaking, for this kind of price I really didn’t have high expectations as I was actually on the hunt for the Stila Smudge Stick but they sold out on the brown shade and this is defiantly a great alternative.
|Left to right: Eyeliner, one stroke, smudged liner, one coat of Kiss Balm|
As this store has been open for a few months I have been in and out and I picked up a green concealer as I read this is great at covering redness which I have been using on my spots.
I am liking Kiko though and will be trying out more products. I’ve been using these two products constantly over the summer and have been loving them.
Let me know what your favourite products are from Kiko?