Kiko Milano: Best Friends Forever collection

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Kiko Cosmetics Best Friends Forever collection

Kiko Milano has launched a cute as a button limited edition called Best Friends Forever just in time for Valentine’s Day.

As you could expect, this collection has plenty of reds and pinks and hearts to satisfy any cravings for them that you may have had.

The collection has quite a few items, including pencils, lipliners, face powders and mascara, which I did not pick. But let me tell you my opinion on the items that I did pick.

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True Love Nailacquer in 03 Red Kiss

True Love Nail Lacquer in 03 Red Kiss: this nailpolish reminded me of the matt sugar ones that I enjoyed so much. It dries onto a matte sand texture but it has pink shimmer that reflects light.

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Kiko Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadows collection

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Kiko Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadows in 20 and 29

As I have said before, one of my favourite products by Kiko is their eyeshadow sticks. They have a great selection of shades in their permanent range, but they also like to launch new shades in their limited edition collections. Let me introduce you to the new two members of our family.

As you can imagine, I was ever so happy when they launched the Daring Game collection and it included some new goodies, named the Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadows.

I picked a few shades and continued to drool over the other ones. They say that patience is rewarded, and they might be right as I kept waiting for the collection to hit the discounted zone as new ones were launched. And yeah, I already took advantage of this as I showed you in this post here. But when I saw the prices go even lower, I could not resist them and I picked up these two beauties.

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This collection had a casino theme and many of the Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadows were in shades reminiscent of gems, and these two are exactly that.

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Kiko Nail Lacquer

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Kiko Nail Lacquer

I took advantage of a recent sale at Kiko to purchase these three nail polishes. All nail polishes were on sale for 1€ each so I simply did not think about it much.

I’ve been in a teal-aqua-blue loving phase so I ended picking two gorgeous shimmery shades and a basic black.

 

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Kiko Nail Lacquer in 298, 530 and 275

Each nail polish bottle contains 11mL so I couldn’t be happier with the price-quality ratio. On my nails these nail polishes last up to 4 or 5 days whithout chipping (with a coat of Seche Vite as I always do).

It is very easy to be weak and pick up one of these inexpensive nail polishes, specially when the range of shades is so big that you will always find something that will look nice for that do or event.

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Kiko Colour Shock Long lasting eyeshadow and Exotic Highlighter

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Kiko Colour Shock Rhythmic Blue, Taupe Highlighter and Revolutionary Burgundy

Having drooled over the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize and the Tom Ford Creme Color for Eyes, I knew that I had some cream eye shadow pots of my own that had a similar look and that I could play with while I moaned over the unfairness of life, inaccessible brands and how expensive they are.

So, when I went through my stash I found two of the Kiko Colour Shock Long Lasting Eyeshadows from the Boulevard rock collection of 2014.

I also found a highlighter in a similar packaging. It was the Exotic Highlighter in Taupe from the Lavish Oriental collection of 2012.

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Kiko Colour Shock Rhythmic Blue, Taupe Highlighter and Revolutionary Burgundy

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Kiko Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadows in 28 and 33

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Kiko Colour-Up Long Lasting Eye Shadows in 33 and 28

You might know that I am a big lover of cream and stick eye shadows and that Kiko is a great brand when it comes to this type of product. They not only offer a vast range of shades in their permanent collection but they also launch limited edition shades now and then.

Another of the great things of Kiko is that they always have products of past collections at a discounted price both in store and online.

So when I visited the store and found these two Colour-Up Long Lasting Eye Shadows, a formula I had already bought some more neutral shades in, in the outlet pile I knew they had to come home with me.

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Kiko Colour-Up Long Lasting Eye Shadows in 33 and 28

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Kiko Free Spirit Lips and Cheeks

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Kiko Free Spirit Lips and Cheeks in 01 Hearty Peach and 04 Typical Dahlia

 

Let me introduce you to my picks from Kiko’s Modern Tribes collection.

Although there were some seriously nice offerings (go to Kiko’s website and drool over the powders’ packaging!) I choose to try two of their Free Spirit Lips and Cheeks pencils as I had yet to try one of these multipurpose type of pencils.

 

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Kiko Free Spirit Lips and Cheeks in 01 Hearty Peach and 04 Typical Dahlia

 

They have six shades available, including a nice red, but I opted for the more neutral or natural shades. I usually go for the bright colours so I thought that a change would be nice.

The pencils are 8,90€ each and contain 4,5 g of product. Also, inside each box comes a jumbo pencil sharpener, which I thought was a nice touch on their part.

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Kiko rewards program: you need this app!

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Small haul taking advantage of the new Kiko Rewards system

 

Is a Kiko store your wallet’s kryptonite? Do you have any staples in your stash that bear the Kiko logo? Do you find yourself entering the store just to check what new products have been launched?

If you replied affirmatively to one of the questions (or all of them!) then you will be as excited as I am about their new Kiko Rewards system!

How does it work you say. Well it could not be easier! You simply download their app, Kiko Rewards, and introduce your details. Once it has been installed, you will be greeted with 200 bonus points on your “card” as a welcome present.

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Kiko Rewards system

When you visit a store you simply show them the bidi code and they will scan it. And ta dah! That is all you need to do.

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