To celebrate 20 years of Kiko, they’ve launched a few brand collections including the Less Is Better collection with the cutest pastel packaging you ever did see. Luckily, the lovely folks over at Kiko’s PR team sent me over a few bits n’ bobs to try out, and since I don’t feature Kiko very often I thought I’d do a little brand focus!
LESS IS BETTER ULTRA MATTE LIPSTICK* – £6.90
I didn’t actually realise that this is a liquid to matte lippy until I opened up the packaging, I thought it was one of those skinny lipsticks. But to my delight, I had a brand new liquid lipstick to try out. There are 4 beautiful shade selections for this lippy, and I was sent “04 Impeccable Rosewood” to try out. The colour is absolutely stunning and 100% something I would pick up for myself. It’s quite a dark rose shade, with mauve undertones, and makes for quite a vampy lip.
The formula is insane guys, it’s thin yet opaque, and doesn’t streak at all. Plus, it’s totally buildable – which is great because the lil bit of the inside of your lips does wear away after eating, but you can top up on the spot. There’s no need to remove and start again (like some liquid lippies) and the formula always feels weightless. This lipstick honestly lasts all day (with a few touch ups) on my lips, and looked just as fab as the moment I put it on in the morning.
LESS IS BETTER FLUID HIGHLIGHTER* – £11.90
As liquid highlights go, this isn’t a bad price at all – plus, a massive thumbs up on the squirty, lid packaging Kiko! This product is perfect for strobing, and the shade I have – Gentle Champagne – has the perfect golden undertones to make my skin *pop*.
It doesn’t wear the best throughout the day, so if you’re into that blinding highlight, this probably isn’t going to be your go-to. However, if you’re looking for a natural “glowing from within” look to dab onto the cheekbones and nose – this is 100% worth trying. I do always need to set this with a powder highlight on top – but it gives a beautiful dewy sheen to the skin, which someone with dry skin might appreciate more than myself. Also, if you have dry skin you could totally mix this with your foundation for a natural, daily glow to the skin.
LESS IS BETTER CREAM BLUSH* – £8.90
This cream blush is water based, which I love, as it doesn’t look or feel sticky on my oily skin. It’s also in the cutest packaging ever, which is perfect for dabbing in a mini beauty blender. This is my preferred way of applying, but you can totally go in and dab with your fingers if you prefer it guuuurl. The shade is so universally flattering, however it does have a more sheer application. I’m not a massive fan of in yo’ face blush intensity so that’s cool with me, but if you like to make a statement you could try layering up or setting with a blush topper.
What have you tried from Kiko?
Which products would you recommend?