Sunday, 13 April 2014

KIKO Life in Rio Essential Bronzer in 201 Sienna Melange and Sun Lovers Blush in 04 Atlantic Camellia

KIKO Life in Rio Essential Bronzer in 201 Sienna Melange
KIKO Life in Rio Essential Bronzer in 201 Sienna Melange (darker and warmer in real life!)
KIKO Life in Rio Sun Lovers Blush in 04 Atlantic Camellia
KIKO Life in Rio Sun Lovers Blush in 04 Atlantic Camellia
KIKO Life in Rio Essential Bronzer in 201 Sienna Melange and Sun Lovers Blush in 04 Atlantic Camellia

KIKO is a brand I've been hearing more and more about recently, and the packaging of recent collections has caught my eye. The products in the Life in Rio summer collection (launching this month) look beautiful, particularly the bronzers and blushes, which I'll be talking about today. Just look at them. They could possibly be the prettiest products in my collection!

 The Essential Bronzer in 201 Sienna Melange* (£16.90) is the darker of two shades, and is huge! You get 20g of product, which is just as well for the more expensive price tag. It's slightly darker than the photo above suggests, and has the potential to look orange on pale skin tones, but is still wearable with a light hand. I've used a flash in the swatch photo so you can see the amount of shimmer it has. It's very subtle, thankfully, so gives a luminous glow rather than making you look like a glitter bomb. I actually prefer completely matte bronzers, but still like the effect this gives. The powder itself is soft, but does have a little fallout after dipping your brush in. It's not a great deal, and is better than a lot of powders I've used, but still isn't the best. Saying that, it means it's pigmented. The Body Shop's Honey Bronzer has no fall out at all, but it takes a lot of building up to achieve the desired effect. It also has a vanilla fragrance, which I like, but don't think it's necessary.

The Sun Lovers Blush in 04 Atlantic Camellia* (£14.90) is a beauty, isn't it? The marbled half is a mauvey brown, and the other half is a warm pink. Together, they create a dusky pink which warms up your complexion. The finish is radiant, which I really like. It's not flat, but not so shimmery that it will enhance your pores, either. The powder is similar to that of the bronzer, so there's a little fallout, but it's pigmented, too. I must say, though, that you can get similar quality blushes for less money, and this shade isn't the most unique, so I would look around before buying. However, you do get three different shades out of this, and the packaging is one of the best, so it all depends on preference! There's also another three shades to choose from if this one doesn't take your fancy.


Have you tried any KIKO products?

4 comments:

  1. I have been looking at the Kiko site on a regular basis for a couple of weeks but I never seem to buy any from them. These look so beautiful and the swatches look so good.

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