It has been years since I last bought a piece of makeup from Kiko Cosmetics. Back in the day I was all about this brand, but nowadays I have lost track of it a little bit. I still love the brand whenever I use their products, but I do forget about them a little bit from time to time. Anyway, back in London when I walked past their store I decided to take a look inside and see what they had in store for me. I ended up buying this Glossy Dream lipstick and today I’m going to review it for you guys. So, if you’re interested in finding out more about this lipstick, including what it looks like on my lips, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s start off by talking about one of my favourite parts of this lipstick: the packaging. I mean just take a look at it, it is so flippin’ pretty. It’s by far one of the most luxurious looking affordable lipsticks I have ever seen. The outside of the tube is made out of a kind of matte silvery material with the Kiko logo on the top in shiny silver. The tube in which the lipstick is packaged has a shiny golden bottom and a little matte silver part on top of that. I really like this colour combination, it looks incredibly chic and pretty.
The way this lipstick opens up might be even more amazing. You have to press on the bottom of the lipstick and then you can take it out of the silver part. This might sound like something not that exciting, but to me this is a very exciting detail. It’s something you see quite often in more luxurious lipsticks, but I haven’t seen much like this in the drugstore just yet. So well, I’m impressed and I love everything about this packaging.
Kiko Glossy Glossy Dream Lipstick – €6,95
Moving on. Let’s start talking about the shade I got. The shade I got is called 204 Warm Rose. I do think that that’s a very suitable name for this shade. It is quite a unique colour. This is a bit of a combination between a plummy shade, a red and a darker nude colour. Because of this combination between all those things it ends up being a wearable lip colour that is nude and bold at the same time. Well nude isn’t exactly the right word for this, but you get the point right? It’s a fun funky colour, but wearable for everyday.
Because this is a lipstick from Kiko’s Glossy Dream range this isn’t the most opaque colour in the whole wide world. These lipsticks aren’t meant to be very opaque and therefore the fact that they aren’t is okay. This is more of a sheer lip colour. In my opinion sheer lipsticks are the best kind of lipsticks because they are more wearable than opaque colours, they are more often than not a lot more comfortable and they often have this gorgeous glossy finish which I think looks really pretty.
According to Kiko their Glossy Dream lipsticks have a semi-transparant colour that reflects the light in a natural way. The formula contains extracts of orchids and hyaluronic acid. The softening, creamy texture melts on to the lips and makes them soft and shiny. The lipstick feels incredible on the lips, thanks to which it applies easily and smoothly and it’s also supposed to wear comfortably.
Overall it sounds like this lipstick is totally up my alley. Like I mentioned earlier in this post I do really like sheer lipsticks. I just think it’s an easier type of lipstick to use than matte, opaque ones are. I also think they look more natural and feel more comfortable on the lips. The claims confirm this idea. Of course that doesn’t mean it actually has to be true, but from my experience with this lipstick I can confirm that these ideas I had about sheer lipsticks are true. This lipstick really is extremely comfortable to wear. It feels so soft and lightweight on the lips, wearing it doesn’t bother me at all.
Kiko also claims that this lipstick applies very easily and smoothly. This is something I have noticed from the moment I first put this lipstick on myself. I was so surprised by how easily this lipstick went on. It just glides over the lips and within a split second you’re done. It’s super quick!
The amount of pigment in this lipstick is just right if you ask me. It’s definitely a colour that will show up and that people will be able to see, but it’s not too bold for me. It’s just the right balance between a bold colour and a wearable lip colour and I like that about it. The finish is really pretty as well. Since this lipstick is called the ‘Glossy Dream’ I did expect it to have a nice and glossy finish and that it does. It is not just as glossy as a lipgloss, but it is glossy in a pretty way. I like it.
The staying power of this lipstick isn’t something that is going to blow anything away. It just stays in place for a good couple of hours but how long it will stay in place exactly really depends on how much you do with your lips while wearing it.
Overall I’m really impressed by the Kiko Glossy Dream Lipstick. I’m really glad I decided to step into the store and I’m even more happy that I decided to buy this lipstick. I think the packaging is just stunning, the colour is gorgeous and the quality of it is even more impressive. I’m really blown away by this lipstick and therefore I highly recommend getting one for yourself if you’re on the hunt for a new lipstick! It’s definitely worth the try!
That was it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s post and be sure to let me know what you think of this lipstick and whether or not you enjoy using the Kiko Glossy Dream Lipsticks!