I had done a little research online before we left so I wouldn’t be overwhelmed in the store, because Kiko has tons of products!
So let’s see what I brought home with me!
First of all, there are quite a few Kiko stores in Milan, so you really don’t need to look for them, you’ll run into one eventually!
The prices I mention in € are from the Belgian site, but because that’s in French the links will take you to the UK site. Just fyi!
First item on the list: a lipstick. The Velvet Mat Satin lipstick range caught my eye instantly (surprise surprise) but for some reason the bold colours didn’t do it for me. Charlotte Tilbury’s Amazing Grace was such a good purchase, I decided to go for a rose colour again: 613 Pink Carnation.
I am absolutely not claiming this is a dupe, but it’s a nice lower budget alternative. It’s nowhere near as soft and creamy, but it’s a nice matte shade. – €6,90
No lipstick without lip liner (well, in an ideal world…) and the lip liners were on sale! I got the Smart Lip Pencil in 712 Rose Mauve.
The lipstick and lip liner match perfectly and, very unintentionally, result in a bit of Kylie Jenner lip look… – €2,50 (for real!)
I’ve also been looking for a transparent lip pencil and before splurging on a high-end version I got Kiko’s Invisible Lip Liner.
I haven’t tested this yet, but I would definitely not use this to replace a true red liner with a bold red lipstick. However, I think it might be a nice lip liner for a mlbb lipstick shade. – €5,90
I also ventured into their complexion products. I got a blush and a highlighter, both are sticks.
The highlighter I chose is the Radiant Touch Creamy Stick Highlighter in 101 Rose. This product comes in 2 shades, the other one is 100 Gold and I have to say I did not see much of difference between the 2.
They aren’t very pigmented but do add a lovely glow. – €8,50
The Velvet Touch Creamy Stick Blush is the highlighter’s sibling. It’s the same product but it has more pigment (still not highly pigmented though) and less of shimmer/shine. It also comes in more than 2 shades, I chose 03 Coral Rose.
I really like the colour, it’s a true coral and will be perfect for summer! – €7,90
The last product I got is actually my favourite (for now…)! The Kiko products I’ve read the most about online are the Long Lasting Eyeshadow Sticks. I wanted a shade that would work well with other colours but also on its own, for those lazy days or maybe on holiday. After a lot of swatching I chose 04 Golden Chocolate.
I am so impressed with this! The colour is beautiful, it’s not too shimmery without any pigment (a problem with many eyeshadow sticks in my opinion): it’s quite perfect, thank you very much! And the long-lasting bit? It’s not a just a name or a claim, it’s 100% true!- €6,90
You can buy Kiko online, or for any Belgian readers who want to see it in store: there’s a Kiko store in Lille, near Galéries Lafayette. So anyone who’s from my area (Ghent!) can plan a little shopping trip to Lille and add Kiko to the itinerary!
Next week: Burberry. See you then!