My First KIKO Haul

5/10/2017


When I was in Vienna, I knew I wouldn't have too much time for shopping but there were two makeup brands I was absolutely sure I needed to check out - Zoeva and KIKO. Since it turns out Zoeva eyeshadow palettes are an online exclusive (ladies at Douglas told me), I knew I needed to find a KIKO store. Luckily, there was a store in the SCS and I must say that ladies who work there are one of the most helpful, genuine and loveliest sellers I've ever come across (I'm not exaggerating!). They were so friendly it actually felt like I was browsing makeup with my friends. They helped me find products I knew I like and actually need in my collection and they weren't pushy at all. I am looking forward to shopping there again! I went home with (only) three makeup items but all are so, so good I will surely expand my KIKO collection.

I haven't been much of an eyeshadow wearer lately so I needed something special to reignite my love. This gorgeous mono eyeshadow is absolute perfection and it reminded me of NARS Dual Intensity eyeshadows - my only regret is not purchasing all the shades! KIKO Water Eyeshadow in 227 Light Taupe (€8.95) is so creamy and wonderfully pigmented - you can use it with a dry brush or a wet brush but clean fingers do the trick for me. The indentation in the middle is perfect placement to picking up the eyeshadow and it applies so beautifully. There's no dragging of the skin, it's so silky and adheres evenly. I use my Catrice eyeshadow primer underneath and the only light creasing I've noticed is after the 7h wear mark, in the inner corner of my eyelid (where skin folds the most). There is fine metallic shimmer which is perfectly blended with this cool taupey color. It gives so much life, dimension and shape to my hooded eyes. It opens them up and looks so pretty.

KIKO Eye Pencil in 06 Mat Ebony (€5.50) is all I ever wanted from a brown pencil - no shimmer, creamy texture (no thugging, no dragging of the skin), easy to smudge, sets fast but not too fast - you have time to smudge it up if you wish, intense dark brown pigment, no transfer and awesome longevity. If can appear as a sharp liquid liner if you wish and it can look sultry smudged - it's a very versatile pencil. I am in love ♡

I was told that KIKO Face Makeup Fixer Spray (75ml | €9) is their best-seller - there were only two bottles in stock! I must admit that none of the fixing sprays I've tried ever wowed me but this - this one blew me away with how good it is. I actually tested it during the Vienna trip and the #dmbloggerevent and I didn't fail me. My makeup was as fresh and hasn't faded long into the night and you know that the most important quality of a fixing spray is how well it holds your make up in place. I am wearing it daily since I've arrived home and I must confirm that it's incredibly effective. It has a very fine mist, it puts makeup under lock and key for a good 10 hours and it dries instantly therefore is invisible to the naked eye. It contains soothing chamomile, tailored cosmetic alcohol and is hypoallergenic. My new must-have! I have a completely new makeup routine as of late and I will be sharing everything I've been loving - wanna take a peek into my makeup bag?

  • Tokom kratkog puta do Beča, znala sam da nemam mnogo vremena za šoping ali ono u šta sam bila potpuno sigurna jeste da moram pronaći proizvode dva brenda - Zoeva i KIKO. Nakon što sam saznala da su Zoeva palete sjena za oči online ekskluziva (tako su mi rekle prodavačice u Douglasu), fokusirala sam se na pronalazak KIKO radnje. Srećom, pronašla sam je u SCS centru i moram reći da su djevojke koje tamo rade najljubaznije i najkorisnije koje sam ikada srela (uopšte ne pretjerujem). Bile su tako ljubazne i opuštene da sam imala osjećaj kako sa prijateljicama razgledam šminku. Pomogle su mi da pronađem šminku koja mi je trebala i koju ću stvarno koristiti bez da su bile agresivne. Kupila sam (samo) tri komada šminke ali su toliko, toliko dobri da sam sigurna kako će se vremenom moja KIKO kolekcija proširiti.
  • U zadnje vrijeme i nisam nosila sjenu na očima tako da mi je bilo potrebno nešto što će me podsjetiti zašto volim šminkati oči. Ova krasna mono sjena me podsjetila na NARS Dual Intensity sjene i toliko je kvalitetna - jedino mi je žao što je nisam nabavila u svim nijansama. KIKO Water sjena za oči u nijansi 227 Light Taupe (cca 17.50KM) je tako kremasta i pigmentirana - možete je nanositi suhim ili mokrim kistom za sjenu ali meni nekako najviše odgovara nanošenje (čistim) prstima. Udubljenje u sredini je savršeno mjesto za pokupiti proizvod na jagodicama. Tako se divno nanosi, nema zatezanja kože ni rasipanja sjene jer je svilenkasta i savršeno prijanja uz kožu. Nanosim je preko Catrice baze za sjenu i jedino blago nakupljanje u pregibu koje sam primjetila je bilo nakon 7 sati nošenja, u unutarnjem kutu kapka (gdje se koža najviše presavija). Fini metalik šimer je besprijekorno utkan u srebrnkasto-taupe boju. Tako lijepo "otvori" oči a mojim spuštenim kapcima podari svježinu i lijepo im naglasi oblik.
  • KIKO olovka za oči u nijansi 06 Mat Ebony (cca 11KM) je ostvarila sve što bih ikada mogla poželjeti od smeđe olovke - nema šimera, kremasta je (ne vuče se po kapku, nema isprekidanih linija), lako je razmazati, suši se brzo ali ne prebrzo - ostavlja vremena da je razmažete ako želite, ima intenzivan tamni pigment, ne preslikava se i traje veoma dugo. Možete je nanijeti ošto i precizno tako da imitira tuš a može biti i senzualna ako je razmažete uz liniju trepavica. Veoma je lako raditi sa njom i prilično je jasno da je moja nova ljubav 
  • Rečeno mi je da je KIKO Face fiksator šminke u spreju (75ml | cca 17.50KM) best-seller ovog brenda, u šta sam se uvjerila kada sam vidjela da su preostala samo dva primjerka u radnji. Moram priznati da me prethodno niti jedan fiksator nije naročito dojmio ali ovaj mi je toliko dobar da ne preostaje ništa drugo već da vam ga srčano preporučim! Testirala sam ga i tokom boravka u Beču i tokom #dmbloggerevent druženja - nije me ostavio na cjedilu. Šminka mi je ostala svježa i netaknuta duboko u noć a jasno da je najbitnija stavka fiksatora upravo koliko je dobar u zadržavanju šminke netaknutom, bez razmazivanja i blijeđenja. Koristim ga otkako sam se vratila kući pa je tokom ovog vremena potvrdio svoju efikasnost. Raspršivač nanosi veoma finu, sitnu izmaglicu, šminka je "zaključana" sigurno do 10 sati na licu i odmah se suši po nanošenju (uopšte nije vidljiv na koži). Sadrži kozmetički alkohol (meni nije izazvao iritaciju), umirujuću kamilicu (da izbalansira sastav) i navedeno je da je hipoalergen. Ukratko, postao je moj must-have! Također sam se uhodala u potpuno novoj makeup rutini, koristim dosta novih proizvoda pa me zanima - želite li zaviriti u moj neseser?


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10 comments

  1. ovo je baš "moja nijasna" sjenila. Na žalost, nemam još nijedan njihov proizvod

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    1. Nijansa je savršena ❤
      Bude li ti se ukazala prilika da tokom putovanja kupiš nešto od KIKO kozmetike, ova tri proizvoda imaju moju preporuku iako vjerujem da nisam ni zagrebala površinu i da je ostalo toliko toga dobrog za otkriti!

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  2. That color is gorgeous! A very subtle metallic is always a good choice and perfect for day or night.

    Best,
    Rebecca
    http://bexpeditions.com/

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    1. I couldn't agree more! A hint of metallic makes everyday makeup stand out a bit as well.

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  3. I love Kiko, wish we had it in Slovenia. Their creamy stick eyeshadows are also great, as well as some basics like lip liners and nail polishes. That eyeshadow you chose is gorgeous and it suits you so well :).

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    1. I'm kinda crushing on KIKO as well! :D ❤
      Oh, I should've asked you for recommendations - damn!
      Maybe next time I'll pick up a few of those eyeshadow sticks ;)
      And thank you - I usually go for these colors, they're my favorite.

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  4. Such a great haul. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. A small but sweet haul ❤ And thank you for reading dear Beth :*

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  5. So interested in this brand now! I'm looking forward to maybe trying it out!

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    1. Definitely give them a go - I wish I had purchased maybe a few more bits because these three I have I am really happy with!

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