KIKO Cosmetics Haul

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Sometimes things happen that make me doubt how much my friends love me. I mean, how could nobody tell me that KIKO Cosmetics had opened up a free standing store in Pentagon City Mall?!

Booo people, boo.

Luckily a last minute outing a couple weeks ago gave me the opportunity to pass by and I did not resist. I in fact did the opposite of resist, and bought a bunch of stuff that I didn't need. I've decided that since everything but the blush was half off, and the blush was still 30% off, that I could have done much worse. Just let me lie to myself ok?

I'm still trying everything out, but I wanted to give you all a quick look at what I bought and my initial thoughts!

(Clockwise, left to right)
1) Deco Delight Lipstick in 05 Mango Twist 2) Miami Click Stick Eyeliner in 03 Everglades Green 3) Sahara Glow Highlighter in 01 Desert Colours 4) Colour Shock Long Lasting Eyeshadow in 102 Revolutionary Burgundy 5) Soft Touch Blush in 107 Tomato 6) Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in 10 Emerald Green, 37 Burgundy, & 7 Golden Beige 7) Color Fever Eyeshadow Palette in 101 Coral Burgundy 8) Unforgettable Mascara



Highlighters are really hard to swatch - especially when they're imitating the Guerlain Meteorites. Trust me, an attempted swatch is there. 


At first touch, I'm really impressed with everything I bought. The eyeshadow swatches are slightly more impressive on my fingers than on my arm, but that's without primer so I'm willing to withhold final judgement until I try them for real. The stick eyeshadows are ridiculous beautiful, as is the Colour Shock pot, even though for the latter I have no idea how I'm going to use it yet (I also wish my swatches showed off the micro glitter in the cream. It's so pretty!).  The liquid eyeliner is great, with a brush tip and a formula that does not budge, even in DC's humid summer weather. The lipstick I've used a couple times and don't have a firm yay or nay opinion on yet, though I would say it's not particular moisturizing, despite the glossy finish.

Have you used anything by KIKO? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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