I think I have a problem... I have a massive addiction to KIKO Cosmetics. Like, srsly, I can't go to Oxford Street without dreamily walking into KIKO and purchasing whatever my eyes lay on. Luckily, this time it wasn't too bad because I was spending a voucher my beautiful pals at work gifted me for my birthday. LOVE. YOU. GUYS. And what is even more winning about this situation was that there was a fuck off massive sale so most of these products I purchased were a snazzy good percent off normal asking price. Don't you just love a bargain?
Here's what I snapped up this time:
1) Essential Bronzer 201 Sienna Melange £8.90
This bronzer is pretty darn beautiful, from the packaging to the actual bronzer itself. The dark wooden base makes this feel so expensive and the swirly shimmery baked product is dreamy. It is quite dark for my skin tone, though not too bad for these summer months when I have a real (fake) tan on my face so I am just being really sparing when I use this. It gives a really nice natural glow and it gives off the effect you've spent the whole of your weekend sunning yourself rather than recovering from a hangover and being bed bound teamed with back to back Netflix.
2) Tri-Bal Soul Baked Blush 01 Delux Coral £7.40
If I weren't in need of a nice blush, I would just sit and admire this all day. But y'know, life and that. I apply this on my apples every morning and love the glow it gives me. It has a really subtle glimmer in it so when the sun catches your cheekbones they really pop out. It's a really understated tone of pink rather than a 'look at me I just ran to work with six bricks in my rucksack' kind of look. Again, it has that rather swanky wooden packaging that makes you feel like your living the Chelsea lifestyle rather than kicking back in Kilburn.
3) Dawn Till Dusk Volume Effect Mascara £4.40
I am a bit of a mascara hoarder. I have set myself a little challenge in finding the world's most perfect mascara in terms of best value for money. Because of this, I have about 60 million half used mascaras floating around in every crevice of my room but hey, ho, that's the life of a beauty slash fashion slash lifestyle blogger I guess. This little baby is cheap yet decent. I have found it to be quite dry, but does make your lashes look about six feet long. So I would recommend this if you are on a budget and looking for something new, but don't expect amazing things. Just averagely good things. Let's just say it ain't nothing compared to my current number one fave, Maxfactor Masterpiece Max. Love you babes.
Unforgettable Mascara £2.90
Now I wasn't expecting much from this mascara. For £2.90 I can get a Tesco meal deal and be fully satisfied, not get a whole mascara and be equally as satisfied. But alas, I AM. I need to stock up on this product before they run out because this is amazing for the price. I LOVE the shape of the brush - it's curved shape gives so much curl to your lashes giving them a lengthy flawless look. There is one drawback and that is that it is a *little* dry - but that's nothing that teaming with another mascara won't fix. It certainly lives up to it's name!
I have been searching for these products on KIKO's website but as they are mostly in the sale they don't appear to be on the website. But do not fear - head on down to their stores as they should still be in stock along with a bazillion other amazingly discounted products INCLUDING one of my favourite lip colours: Free Spirit Lips & Cheeks in colour 01 Hearty Peach. Check out my previous KIKO review for a little run-down of that.
Thanks for reading guys!