Unconventional lipsticks: Kiko Luscious cream in 523 and 524

Kiko Luscious Cream lipsticks in 523 (black) and 524 (taupe)

 Let me introduce you to the unconventional beauties that are the Kiko Luscious Cream lipsticks in 523 (black) and 524 (taupe).

If you browse beauty blogs, you will frequently find plenty of looks that showcase more unconventional colours than you are used to seeing in glossy magazines. This search for original looks and rainbow colours has originated the creation of some brands that thrive in that niche sector.

Kiko Luscious Cream lipsticks in 523 (black) and 524 (taupe)

However, reluctant as I am to buy colour products without being able to test them first, I contented myself with ooohing and aaahin over such looks.

Luckily for me, Kiko Cosmetics has in its permanent range some colours that are very interesting and that expand its range into the less mainstream options.

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Favourites 2014

Favourite products 2014


So this is the almost compulsory feeling post that features all those products that I kept reaching for during 2014.

When you keep using a certain product it is because it performs well and you trust it to deliver good colour or to stay put for as  long as you are wearing it. Personaly, I love reading this type of posts as you can always find little treasures that you knew nothing about. So even though this blog is quite new, let me introduce you to my favourite products of 2014.

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Spotlight on: Kiko Tropical Waterproof Eyeliners

Kiko Tropical Waterproof Eyeliners

In this post I am featuring all the Kiko Tropical Waterproof Eyeliners (6.9€ for 4.5mL) that I own, which were released as part of the Life in Rio collection this summer.

With a recent purchase of one of the shades at a discounted price, I now own four of the six shades that were released, which are:

Kiko Tropical Waterproof Eyeliners

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New: Kiko Daring Game eyeshadow palette in 03 Elegant Ebony


This post features the other palette I bought from one of Kiko’s latest limited edition launches, the Daring Game collection, which was inspired by casinos.

This is the Queen of Shadows eyeshadow palette in 03 Elegant Ebony, a generally cool toned palette that, in this case too, is a very basic nude palette.

Kiko Daring Game collection, Queen of Hearts in 03 Elegant Ebony

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New: Kiko Daring Game Eyeshadow palette in 01Essential Brown


This autumn Kiko launched their Daring game collection, inspired by the world of casinos. It was a very sleek-looking collection and contained some fabulous palettes that included eyeshadow palettes and blush and bronzer palettes.

Among the many pretty things available I picked two of their Queen of Hearts eyeshadow palettes, 01 Essential Brown and 03 Elegant Ebony.

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Spotlight on: my depoted Mineralize products

Dome Z-palette with baked items

As part of the decluttering project I am carrying out, I decided to depot my mineralize products. As was the case with my regular eyeshadows and blushes, trying to find a specific shade was time consuming and the products ended not being used as much.

Also, in the case of the Mineralize Eyeshadows, I don’t like the product so far, so by depoting them and keeping them visible I am trying to force myself to use them.

The only products I have not depoted are my Minerlize Skinfinishes, as I would simply need several palettes to contain them!

As the Mineralize products are dome shaped as opposed to the flat surface of regular formulas, I had to buy a Z-palette high enough that could contain them, the Dome Palette.

Mac Mineralize Blushes

The top row contains 4 limited edition blushes: Amber Glow, Petal Power, Talk of the Town and Lavish Living.

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New: Kiko purchases

Kiko Tropical Waterproof Eyeliner in 05 Piranha Purple and Luscious Cream lipstick in 524 Taupe

I recently stopped by Kiko and could not resist going home with two new little treasures.

On one hand I got my hands on the beautiful Luscious Cream Lipstick in 524 Taupe (6.90€ for 3.5g). This is a step outside my comfort zone as I have been staying away from anything brownish. Everytime I saw this lipstick at the store I wondered how one could pull it off without looking clownish or like the walking dead. Well after seeing the fantastic Linda Halberg pull of plenty of cooled browns and taupes recently, I thought why not?

Kiko Luscious Cream lipstick in 524 Taupe and Tropical Waterproof Eyeliner in 05 Piranha Purple

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New: Kiko Daring game collection, Long lasting Eyeshadow

Kiko Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadows

For some time now I have been deeply in love with cream shadows and stick shadows. In the case of cream shadows, I really love MAC’s Paint Pots and Maybelline’s Colour Tattoos, while in the case of stick shadows I have been enjoying playing with Kiko’s Long Lasting Eyeshadows.

So you can imagine my joy when I went to check out Kiko’s Daring Game collection a few weeks ago and saw these gorgeous Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadows! So pretty!

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Bye byes: products leaving my stash

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For a few months now, I have been trying to purge and consolidate my stash in order to enjoy what I have and find new homes for those products that I do not use. As an added benefit, the fact that I am forcing myself to go through my products means that I find forgotten gems in it and that I am not as susceptible to the next shiny new product to pop up when I know that I already have similar products.

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The products featured here are colour products that are leaving because I either do not reach for them or because their quality is not up to par. For these reasons, I am giving these products to friends and family who will enjoy them better.

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