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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

kiko dark heroine collection

kiko dark heroine collection review swatch photo
kiko dark heroine collection  review swatch photo
Colour Impack Eyeshadow Palette in  Lounge Nights kiko dark heroine collection review swatch photo
Colour Impack Eyeshadow Palette in  Lounge Nights kiko dark heroine collection review swatch photo
Loud Night Bronzer kiko dark heroine collection review swatch photo
Velvet Stick Blush kiko dark heroine collection review swatch photo
Twinkle Eye Pencil kiko dark heroine collection review swatch photo
Laser Nail Lacquer kiko dark heroine collection review swatch photo
Latex Like Liquid kiko dark heroine collection review swatch photo
kiko dark heroine collection review swatch photo
kiko dark heroine collection review swatch photo
Kiko Loud Night Bronzer*
Kiko Colour Impact Eye Palette*
Kiko Velvet Blush Stick*
Kiki Twinkle Eye Pencil*
Kiko Laser Lacquer*
Kiko Latex Like Lipstick*

I've heard of the brand Kiko Make Up Milao before but I've never actually tried anything out. It's not a well known brand here in the UK but I hear they are quite well known in Europe and other parts of the world. Recently the Dark Heroine collection was sent to me and from inital impressions I had high hopes. The colours looked excellent and I felt the whole collection had a really coherent theme which was right up my street. The Dark Heroine collection is designed for "women of the night" (ooh-er!). Women who are fearless, confident and self assured. Inspired by the night, neo gothic nods and bold colours, this collection promises big bold shades and flashes of colour.

The Loud Night Bronzer is a really nice fine bronzer which feels ultra fine and adds a subtle glow to the face without looking muddy or dark. The mixture of shades really flatters my skintone and gives colour and warmth to my face. My favourite item is the Colour Impact Eye Palette. It's the perfect autumn winter palette with a variety of shimmer and matte shades which can produce a fair few looks. The matte shadows have good colour pay off but can feel slightly chalky (although I find most matte's are a little chalky!) The shimmery shades are all beautiful but do contain a lot of glitter so might not be up everyones street. I really like them though, but they are best used with a sticky base to prevent fall out. The palette actually reminded me quite a lot of something Nars would put out. I especially like the burgundy shade and the glittery neutral shades. The Velvet Blush Stick is nice, but I find the formula a touch chalky after it's dried down doesn't give the best colour pay off (on me it was a very pale pink tone, despite looking peachy in the tube). It applies well, is quite creamy and is very easy to use. The Twinkle Eye Pencil is a soft, blend-able dark brown shade which I really liked, I found it was easy to smoke out and lasted well on my eyes without migrating. It's also self sharpening so no need to have a sharpener on hand! The Kiko Laser Lacquer is a nice blue duo-chrome shade, which isn't up my personal street but I did feel the quality of the polish was there. The Latex Like Lipstick is a really lovely creamy formula which has an almost vinyl finish on the lips. It applies with easy and is opaque in one swipe.

In all I'm very impressed with the colours and the products within the range. With the prices from this collection varying from about £5 for the polish and £17 for the palette I do feel they are slightly overpriced. I do really like the palette but I feel it's not worth the high price tag. There isnt anything wrong with it, I just dont think it's worth that much. Despite that there is nothing I could complain about from this range, I just feel its not as good quality as it could be, but that doesn't make it bad in terms of the actual product.

In London their is a store in Westfields Stratford and their is also one openeing up near &Other Stories just off Regent Street. You can purchase their stuff on their online store at Kiko Cosmetics

41 comments

  1. You look gorgeous! Love the lip colour xx

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  2. That palette is beautiful!
    x
    thebeautyvillage.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I agree on the pricing of the palette - The colours are nice but £17 for 6 shades? Blimey!

    The pattern on the bronzer is lovely though, and the lip colour really suits you :) xx

    thriftyskies.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I love the eye shadow palette. The shades are lovely. Like you say, perfect autumn colours!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  5. Loving that lip colour on you, and the polish is gorgeous too :)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  6. Lovely!
    Sophie xx
    bleachedbeauty.blogspot.com

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  7. The eye palette looks soo nice!! Red lips really suit you xx

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  8. Youre too pretty!!
    Wish I could pull the red lip look off as well as you!!

    Lianne
    TheBrunetteSays...

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  9. Lily you're so pretty!
    the palette looks so nice, as does the lipstick, but I also find them a little overpriced :)
    I just own my eyebrow powder from KIKO and I really like it, so I might give some other KIKO products a try :)
    x

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  10. The eyeshadow palette looks gorgeous!

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  11. The eyeshadow does look good, but perhaps not at £17. It all looks so lovely on you though!

    http://creamandachinacat.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. That eye palette is beautiful. I'm addicted to burgundy eyeshadow shades at the moment! x

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  13. Fantastic photos :)

    Lologlitter.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Hi Lily, the bronzer is worth the price (as it prob lasts ages!) KIKO do have regular offers and discounts so depends what you're looking for. A massive one is opening up on Regent St soon :D xx

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  15. wow, this sounds great, need to check it out! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  16. the lipstick looks amazing on you!

    www.oliviaroses.blogspot.com

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  17. love the shade of lipstick
    http://shayleenanne.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. All these products look so pretty, never heard of the brand before will have to give a try, that lipstick looks perfect for the coming months :) xx Emmi

    http://emmihearts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Love the colours in the eye pallet, Be great for a smoky eye!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. These eyeshadows look great! I'm also very curious about the stick blush, looks... different xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  21. Wow that is such a cool collection, the nail polish is such a unique cool colour


    Emma | masqueradebelle09.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Love the palette and the blush! You look really lovely!
    xxx

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  23. Oh my gosh!! I love Kiko and this has got me so excited, all of these products look AMAZING!!!
    Emgeorgias.blogspot.com

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  24. They must be so much cheaper abroad, I went to Italy last year and spent a fortune on nail varnishes as they were 3 euros each! Do love kiko though!

    Thegirlwithtoomanyclothes.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Love KIKO - this looks great! wish i could get this in Canada
    erinandkatherine.blogspot.ca

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  26. Looks like a fantastic collection, especially the palette :) love kiko

    ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. The eye shadow palette looks gorgeous! Nice shades. I like all the products. I prefer natural and herbal products.

    Regards,
    Tropic isle jamaican black castor oil

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  28. You look beautiful
    That lip colour !!

    Love Oresiri xoxo
    http://oresiriteru.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. The eyeshaddow colours look gorgeous!

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. I am so sorry we don't have Kiko is Bulgaria. These products look really nice!
    htttp://beautylovesbooks.com

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  31. you look amazing here! so flawless!

    also, i'm hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog at the moment with a mac lipstick of your choice up for grabs so be sure to check it out! UK only though!

    katy x

    GIVEAWAY

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  32. Great post!! the Lipstick and the Stick Blush look amazing.

    Please feel free to check out my beauty and fashion blog

    www.modestglamamor.blogspot.co.uk
    www.modestglamamor.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. I've never thought of trying Kiko but some of these products look really good :)

    Kate xo | www.beautybabbles.com

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  34. Kiko nail polishes are quite great but I've never tired their makeup range. I really like the look of the eyeshadow palette, primarily the burgundy shade but I'm not keen on shimmer so I might struggle.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say

    x

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  35. Nice make up. I like your blog and your style.:)

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  36. I have a lipstick and a bronzer from KIKO that I like, but I love this stuff. Time for me to make a trip to france (they don't sell kiko in belgium, thankfully I live right next to france)

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  37. I bought a kiko blending brush when I was in Portugal on holiday and it is seriously one of the best brushes I own and could rival any Mac blending brush! I really want to try more of their products like this collection!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. That eyeshadow palette looks lovely! I may have to get it x

    lunapetals.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. I'm soon moving to London and the thing that makes me sad is the fact that Kiko is more expensive in the U.K..
    They don't simply convert the prices to Euro - Pound. It's like Zara, there is a jacket over here (Portugal) that is 59€ but in the U.K. is £59, so basically you are paying 10 to 15€ more over there :S.
    I have some Kiko products, my favourite thing are the nail polishes specially when they are in sale for 1.50€.
    xoxo
    K.

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