Kiko Cosmetics: First Impressions, Haul, Swatches

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I haven't posted a haul in ages because I haven't been able to buy any new makeup in a long time. However, I recently stopped by a newly opened Kiko Milano store and had to leave with a few items. I had never been to a Kiko store before or even seen their products in person. I was definitely like a kid in a candy store and can now understand why Kiko has so many fans. I've already used all of the products I hauled so I can share my thoughts on the quality along with the swatches.



review haul swatches kiko milano cosmetics makeup green teal eyeliner intense colour long lasting 11 218 matte lipstick 610 metallic teal blue avorio macroperlato rosy brown
review haul swatches kiko milano cosmetics makeup green teal eyeliner intense colour long lasting 11 218 matte lipstick 610 metallic teal blue avorio macroperlato rosy brown

These three products caught my eye the most (along with a Limited Edition blush but I ended up leaving it behind). From left to right: Matte Lipstick in 610, CLICS System Eyeshadow in 218, Intense Colour Long Lasting Eyeliner in 11.

Kiko Velvet Mat Lipstick in 610 Rosy Brown ($9): One thing I noticed was that most of their lipsticks are shiny/lustre/creme finishes. 80% of my lipstick collection consists of mattes since it's the finish I prefer so I found this a bit disappointing. Even the ones that Kiko labels as "matte" aren't all that matte at all. Anyhow, I picked up 610 because it looked like a nice 90's reddened brown. The tube is beautiful, the pigmentation is nice, and it feels great on the lips. My only critique is that I wish it were longer lasting and more matte.

Infinity Eyeshadow in 218 Avorio Macroperlato ($8): I think their eyeshadow selection is their most tempting area. There are a bunch of beautiful colors and finishes. I own too many eyeshadows already so I opted for a light beige with small silver glitter because I go through theses types of shades quickly. I tend to use them regularly as a browbone or blending color. The pigmentation is good and the texture is soft, but 218 is a bit powdery and disappears into the skin easily. These eyeshadow pans are meant to go into Kiko's CLICS palettes so I intend to build my own eyeshadow quad in the future.

Intense Colour Long Lasting Eyeliner in 11 Metallic Blue Teal ($8): This is the product I was most impressed with. When I swatched it at the store, it felt incredibly creamy and the color was both beautiful and pigmented. Luckily, it also wore really well on the eyes. Number 11 lasts several hours without smudging, even on the waterline. Its creamy and gives you some time to blend or smudge it if that's what you desire. This eyeliner completely feels like a high-end product to me. 


Final thoughts: 

- I find it quite annoying that Kiko doesn't name any of their products and they have so many! All those numbers are hard to remember and somewhat confusing (also really annoying when it comes to googling swatches). Edit: Apparently the products have names on their website (I found this out while looking for direct links to each product) but these names appear nowhere on the packaging or in the store.

- I understand the hype for this brand now! If Kiko had more international availability, I believe it would be a household powerhouse brand name such as NYX or Revlon. The store, the presentation, the quality, and the packaging are reminiscent of high-end products but the prices are equal to drugstore brands such as Revlon and L'Oreal. 

- I believe I'm going to be visiting my local Kiko store frequently. I love that you can swatch and try every single one of their products in the store. If you have a Kiko store near you, I highly suggest you try and visit it. The price point is on par with most drugstore brands but you have the benefit of being able to try things before you buy them. 


I never thought I'd be able to try any Kiko products so I skimmed over most of their reviews in the past. I don't really have any knowledge about their best or most popular products. I'd love it if you could recommend your favorite Kiko products in the comments section. Thank you! :)

xx Coco

24 comments

  1. I didn't shop at Kiko in forever, I should check their collection !

    Sara,
    www.thecrimeofashion.com

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    1. They're holiday items have the prettiest packaging!

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  2. The swatches look absolutely beautiful. Wish KIKO was easier to find in America!

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    1. Agreed! You can shop online though. Their U.S. website had a great Cyber Monday sale recently.

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  3. Kiko is one of my favourite brands of all time and the products I will forever repurchase are the Duo Phase Makeup Remover, Full Coverage Concealer, Precision Eyeliner alongside the Gel Liner, Unlimited Stylo lipsticks my favourite shade is a mauve pink (number 13) and the eyeliners from the range you picked yours are to die for! They have a new lipstick range and the lip liners don't budge so is also a good one to look after! I have sooo many things from them and I love everything but the ones mentioned are for sure my favourites! :) xx

    Sara | www.marybloomy.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the recommendations!

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  4. That lipstick is just stunning! That'll look amazing on you! I'm so glad you're posting again! :D

    brooke | brooke elise

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  5. That eyeliner is such a beautiful colour! I feel a splurge coming on :)

    Emily / The Mini Mermaid

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  6. I love Kiko- I won some products in a contest a few years ago and have been obsessed ever since. Such good value for money, too.

    Claudia Harriet // Student Lifestyle Blog

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  7. Ah, I so wish we had a Kiko store here in Toronto! Love that shade of lipstick and the pigmentation of the eyeliner is super impressive :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  8. I've heard some great things about Kiko over the past few years but I never got the chance to get them! It seems like they're only available in the UK! Still, I'd love to get my hands on Rosy Brown! Haha <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

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  9. Love the lipstick shades , look amazing and worth to try <3

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  10. Love that shade of lipstick! I get weird satisfaction about how they open too, like a little gadget!

    Kirstie | Kirstie Pickering

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  11. Lovely images, that lipstick shade looks gorgeous!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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  12. I adore Kiko products so much! You picked up some pretty amazing pieces :)
    x

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  13. Kiko products are pretty good--their polishes and eyeliners are definitely my favorites. That lip color is so pretty, very 90s indeed!

    You should definitely check out H&M's new beauty line, the shadows are insanely beautiful.

    XO
    Paige
    http://eyelinerwingsandprettythings.com

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  14. I've never even heard of this brand! It's awesome that they have their own store, so it is pretty surprising that they don't have names for anything. The packaging is to die for.

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  15. You must try their eyeshadow sticks. They're incredible. Love #05, #06 & #38. The lipstick also looks so pretty. I need to pop into my local store and check their new products out. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  16. The packaging for the lipstick is really different and beautiful! I love that :) xx

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  17. I really want to try Kiko products! Mostly their eyeshadows!

    chloé⎪ status.chlo

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