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.
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.
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.
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 Brownand 03 Elegant Ebony.
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.
The top row contains 4 limited edition blushes: Amber Glow, Petal Power, Talk of the Town and Lavish Living.
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?
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!
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.
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.