These are the lipsticks I picked up from the Mac is Beauty collection. When I saw what the names of the lipsticks that I had picked were, I was amused. What must the planning meetings be like at Mac one wonders.
In the past, I would always have gone for the bright and opaque shades, but as I am trying to give a bit of variety to my lipstick collection this time I choose both a formula and a shade that I would not have chosen before.
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.
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.
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.
Let me introduce you to my latest fail when it comes to resisting a red lipstick, and I failed in a big way as I came home with the complete range of these beautiful bold lipsticks inspired by different actresses that are the L’Oréal Collection Exclusive Pure Reds.
When I saw news online about the launch of these I thought I might grab one or two (like I did in past launches of the L’Oréal Exclusive range), but I simply could not resist the selection of colours, specially since many of them lean pink and I think those kinds of reds suit me better.
In a recent visit to my Mac store, I went in with a plan and I stuck to it, which is always a good thing when you are confronted with plenty of pretty things.
This summer I attended a Mac Masterclass where the latest summer trends were shown. During the session, I explained my eternal problem with trying to find a foundation that I like and that my skin likes as well and the MUA suggested I try their tinted moisturizer, the Studio Mositure Tint. I have really enjoyed it, but it soon became apparent that Medium dark was not my shade even in summer (I’m NC20 in summer). So the first point in my attack plan was to get the tinted moisturizer in Light so I can mix them and adapt it to my current skin tone.
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?