It’s KIKO time! :)
The grass is always greener on the other side, isn’t it?
Well, it’s actually not always greener on the other side, but I think it’s human nature to want what we don’t have and take for granted what we do have.
Look at me for example: I always lust after makeup products I don’t have access to, but often ignore those I have within easy reach.
You know, like, KIKO stores here in Italy are literally everywhere, and I can easily walk past them without even entering (sometimes, LOL). But if, say, a ColourPop store magically appeared in my local mall, I’d get as excited as when I heard there would be a Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix (any fellow fans out there?). That is, super. Freaking. Excited. Bordering hysterical. 😉
Which, you know, is totally unfair to KIKO, since they actually make some truly kick-*ss products, like the ones I’m showing you today, for example. Definitely worth getting very excited for!
KIKO Gossamer Emotion Creamy Lipsticks in 106 Mauve & 117 Papaya ($12)
If you click the golden button at the top, the tube comes out the bottom… NICE!
KIKO Gossamer Emotion Creamy Lipstick in 106 Mauve (which to me doesn’t look mauvy at all)
KIKO Gossamer Emotion Creamy Lipstick 117 Papaya
The gorgeous packaging is what first drew me to the Gossamer Emotion Creamy Lipsticks, but I was delighted to find out that the formula is not half bad either. Their texture is creamy in a non-slippery way, so that they’re comfortable on the lips, but you don’t need to worry about getting lipstick all over your face and teeth.
Shades 116 Mauve and 117 Papaya are nicely pigmented and pretty long-lasting, but I’ve heard that some colors (the range features 30!) are sheerer and have a shorter wear time than others.
Actually, now that I think of it, I also have 130 Black, which I used for my 2015 wearable Halloween look, and it definitely is sheerer. And, by the way, if you want to go black (or any other very dark shade) on the lips, I’d recommend opting for a matte formula, so that you don’t need to worry about it smearing or getting on your teeth. Just saying…
KIKO Flawless Fusion Bronzer in 03 Cinnamon ($18)