Wednesday, 12 March 2014

KIKO NEW Rossetto transfer resistant Unlimited Stylo (No. 09,11,07 from left to right and top to bottom)

I bought yesterday the new KIKO long lasting Stylo lipsticks that just came out and I would like to post my first impressions on them plus some swatches for the people who are thinking of buying them online(KIKO now sends to many countries abroad including Greece).

Packaging: Sleek thin silver and highly slippery(watch out when you hold them) but looks nice.
Price: They retail at 6,90€ and come in 14 shades from nude to dark but with a wide range of reds and coral/pinks.
Consistency: They apply very creamy and soft but dry to a satin finish i would say and although in the begining they seem to move a lot in the lips when they dry they don't move at all.
Longevity: They claim to stay on the lips for 8 hours and I don't know if they do but yesterday I wore one of them and ate full dinner,drank and still when I was finished and came back home I had to remove  the lipstick with eye/lip remover.

Overall I like the concept of long lasting lipsticks especially during summer so I would say that they are worth a try.The color I wore yesterday No.09, did go on a little patchy but when it dried it looked a lot better.

Advice: When you put them on don't move them a lot on your lips,try to apply them evenly from the start and let them dry on their own to get the best result.

Hope I helped!

Thursday, 16 January 2014

KIKO Long Lasting Stick eyeshadow 8 Hr No transfer eyeshadow

KIKO Long Lasting Stick eyeshadow is a stick creamy eyeshadow that dries to a powder finish and lasts many many hours on the eyes.They can be worn alone for a quick makeup solution or underneath a powder eyeshadow as a base that will also make any eyeshadow last for a long long time.
They retail for 6,90€ at the moment but KIKO offer their products with lower prices all the time(their cost was lower some days ago but the offer finished) and come in 32 colors from bright ones to dark ones. The quantity of the product is 1,64 gr and the length of the actual eyeshadow stick is about 3,5 cm (when it's new).

I personally own 10 colors (swatched below) and I use them almost everyday on their own, as a base or even as an eyeliner since they are really long wearing.You may use them on the waterline also with no irritation effect at all.Their texture is very creamy and buildable and although some of them have a glittery finish after blending,most of them are very true to colour that you see when you twist them open.

The colours I own from top to bottom are from right to left: 28(LE contained in a Christmas gift set this year also),25, 05, 06, 04, 13, 17, 11, 33, 39.

Below they are swatched on my hand without primer and with no flash from top to bottom: 28(LE contained in a Christmas gift set this year also),25, 05, 06, 04, 13, 17, 11, 33, 39.

When i tried to wipe off the swatches above with regular wet wipes I couldn't even after rubbing for a long time.I had to use a cotton bud with biphase eye makeup remover to clean my arm.

Overall I would say that I love them and really think highly of them compared to many high end ones like Laura Mercier or MAC sticks that I also have (I think they are discontinued now).

Monday, 16 December 2013

KIKO Shine Lust Lip Tint Review

So since I'm a sucker for new lip products, I picked up recently the new products by KIKO which are called Shine Lish Lip Tints and are a lot close to YSL Lip tints if not very close.

They are 4,3 ml(0.14 oz) retail for 8,90€ each and come in 14 colours (of which I have 6) going from nude to pinks and dark violet.Their consistency is glossy, in some of them more sheer and in others more creamy and the feel to your lips is exacly like the one from YSL one,it gives you a cooling effect once you put it on and are a bit sticky and moisturizing to the lips.They have a straight and tapered spongy applicator which makes it easy to apply(especially on your bottom lip).

The colours i picked up are:

The following are swatches on a white piece of paper so you can see the colour exactly. The darker colours are more creamy and intense than the nude/bright ones and they stain the lips with the colour and the stain on your lips is there for many hours.You need to apply at least two coats to get the result of pigmentation and shine of each colour and although they feel a little heavy on the lips the result is absolutely stunning.
The following are swatches of the YSL I have in my collection(No.12/24) just to show you the similarity with the KIKO ones.

Overall I really like them(obviously since i got 6 of them) and if I could find a con it would be that in the light ones you need to take out and put in again the applicator a few times so you pick up more colour or mix the colour inside the container.

I would like to try the red colours also because they would be ideal for Christmas red lip!Hope I helped you in deciding on your next buy!

Have a Merry Merry Christmas!!!!!

Monday, 9 December 2013

MAC Prolongwear concealer

I purchased the MAC Prolongwear concealer when it came out and i have to say that in the begining i didn't appreciate it as much as i should.It is high coverage,thin creamy texture,really long lasting and the NC/NW shading system makes it very versatile for everybody to match. I use it mostly for my dark circles but also in any discoloration or blemish on the face and it works perfect for any of the above.

I am an NC30 in MAC foundations usually and although i bought the NC30 and used all of it(well not all of it because it went very greasy in the end and i had to B2M it), repurchased the NC25(which wasn't available until recently) and it provides a great luminous result under my eyes.I have heavy dark circles and usually i have to apply corrector (which in my case is the Giorgio armani master corrector) before the MAC Prolongwear to get the perfect result.

I set it with Laura Mercier loose powder which is a bit yellowish and this makes the area uner the eye even more luminous and prevents the product from setting into my fine lines (which i always had).My foundation regimen is as follows: i put on a primer face/eyes, apply foundation or BB cream with a flat kabuki brush,put my corrector under the eyes and let it set for a while, i put powder wherever needed usually in my T zone,apply bronzer/blush, do my eyebrows,then apply the MAC Prolongwear concealer and set it with my LM powder and then go ahead with my eye makeup.In the end if there is fallout i clean it nd apply the MAC Prep n Prime luminizer in pen form under my eyes going out and upwards towards the temples. 

My opinion overall on the product is that i provides a full coverage,creamy finish, matte when it dries result that i haven't found in many concealers until now.

Of course as in many things in life, it has a downfall which in this case it is the packaging.The pump bottle makes it impossible for you to control the amount of product you pump out everytime and this results in wasting a lot of product and messing the bottle with the excess product that came out.

I would highly recommend the product for all skin types, i myself am oily under my eyes, but if you have  dry skin you could firstly deeply moisturize before using it or maybe get away without setting it with powder on top.

Monday, 20 May 2013

MAC Prolongwear Lipglass Review

Ημουν πολυ επιφυλακτικη στο να αγορασω τα συγκεκριμενα προιοντα,ειχα ακουσει και δει στο ιντερνετ οτι ειχαν πολυ κολλωδη υφη και ολες ξερουμε οτι αυτο σημαινει πολυ μαλλι κολλημενο πανω  στα χειλη μας( κατι που καμια δε το θελει) και μια ασχημη αισθηση οταν ενωνουμε τα χειλη μας.

Λοιπον το Σαββατο βρεθηκα σε καποιο σταντ της MAC εδω στα ξενα και φορουσα ενα nude μολυβι και ενα nude κραγιον και αποφασισα να βαλω απο πανω ενα απο αυτα τα lipgloss να δω πως θα δειξει....ΦΟΒΕΡΟ!Εκανε τα χειλη μου ζουμερα,σαρκωδη και δε κολλουσε και τοσο τρομερα!Κοιταζομουν στον καθρεφτη και δε το πιστευα το αποτελεσμα.Αγορασα το ενα,πηγα πιο κατω,ξαναγυρισα,δοκιμασα και το αλλο και τελικα κατεληξα να παρω και τα δυο!

Αποχρωση Next Fad: Κοραλοροζ,ημιδιαφανο με ελαχιστα shimmer χρυσα και ροζ.Πιο διαφανο απο τα δυο, με καλη χρωματικη αποδοση και καλυψη.
Αποχρωση Infinitely Likable:Ροζ κουφετι,πιο opaque αποδοση χρωματος χωρις shimmer.

Και τα δυο φαινονται τελεια πανω στα χειλη,ειναι κολλωδη αλλα αυτο τα κανει και πιο σταθερα απο τα κοινα lipgloss.Δεν μπαινουν μεσα στις γραμμες των χειλιων(αν εχετε), δεν φευγουν απο το περιγραμμα,ιδανικα για πιο ωριμα χειλη κατα τη γνωμη μου.

Τιμη:20,50€ (εδω στην Ιταλια)

ΜΗ τα παρετε αν δεν αντεχετε να κολλανε τα χειλη σας!Θα με μισησετε!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Lipstick trick using Loreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain

If you are like me and you have reallllllllly dry lips and flaky lips so any matte or semi matte lipstick ends up looking like you have chalk on your lips,you might want to try this little trick i found that works nice for me.

Instead of applying lipstick and lipgloss on top,try applying the lipgloss first(not a very sticky one) and lipstick on top.The lipgloss underneath hydrates your lips and provides a base for the lipstick not to go into any lines or rough surface you may have.I actually like doing it by applying the Loreal new Colour wet shine stains and match the colour to the lipstick colour I'm going to wear on top.This way,you make your lip color last longer and make the color brighter.I guess you can do it with any less sticky lipgloss but the one by Loreal and also YSL new glossy lip stain will make the color last.

In the pictures I swatched Loreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain + Prestige lipstick in CLL-10 Strip.

Please give it a try and let me know what you think.


Monday, 18 March 2013

My new KIKO BB cream(compact) and mineral powder routine

So i decided to write this in English since i will be talking about a product that can't be found yet in Greece,the new BB cream Glow compact by KIKO a company that is present in Italy,France,Germany,Portugal and UK.It's a real pity that we don't have it in Greece because their products are absolutely fantastic and innovative!

Since the day i saw it in store and bought it I'm using the BB Glow compact in No. 5( as you can see) and i would say that I'm a MAC NC30 or NC37 in summer.I apply it using a damp Sigma F80 flat top brush and buff it all over my skin.I can say that the coverage is light medium like most BB products but buildable to medium.The finish is glowing satin one but doesn't have any glitter in it!It feels like you put a nice veil on your face evening out your complexion but not entirely covering your imperfections. you need to conceal if you want afterwards your major imperfections like pimples,scars,darkness or redness but for an everyday use you can also leave it without concealing.
I then apply the mineral compact powder by KIKO No.7 on top to have some better coverage and also set the cream throughout the day.I have a combination/oily t-zone skin with some acne scars and i like to be shine free for as long as i can throughout the day.This powder helps me to maintain the glowy touch on my skin but also absorbs excess oil from BB compact.

Overall I'm really glad with my new buy and I find it really easy in application and traveling also because it comes in a compact form.It costs 11,90€ and holds 8,5 ml of product which is a decent amount for a bb cream at this price.

Hope you liked my post!