Sunday, 29 May 2016

NEW IN: KIKO and Sleek lipsticks


Like many of you, I have recently become obsessed with Matte lip products! I think my obsession started when I received my Kylie Lip Kits! I just really love how easy they are to apply, the colour pigmentation you get from them and the fact you don't have to top them up as frequently. I have loved my Kylie Lip Kit in Candy and wanted to try and find a cheaper alternative in the UK which is much easier to get my hands on. I believe these products are new in but they are certainly much easier to get than ordering online from Kylie Cosmetics. Which I am currently in a email battle with for custom charges, but I am sure I will update you more on that soon!




I first heard of these Sleek Matte Me lip-creams from a fellow blogger who I can't for the life of me find the post of now. She had basically got all of the colours and done a really pretty review which to me seemed to good to be true. Now I don't know if I had just got my hopes up for these lip creams but they weren't as amazing as I had imagined! To start with there wasn't that much of a colour range that would be wearable as everyday. I went for a safe option of Shabby Chic which is a lilac/pink shade. It came out really dark on me and not as nude as I was hoping. But the formula is lovely and it sets really quickly. I will probably use this on days when I am not using Candy. Then I got Fired Up, which is in a red tone. This was always going to be a risky version for me, but it just doesn't apply well. I have applied this with both a liner and on its own and I have the same problem of it being too dark and then light in one section. The formula is just not the same to Shabby Chic which is where I feel it has let them down. I am going to give it another attempt soon, so hopefully I get a better outcome!




 Then I made a quick stop into KIKO and ended up swatching all of their new products. Firstly I saw the smart lipsticks on display. I fell in love with this shade 913 Rosewood. It is a gorgeous deep rose colour and it smells lovely as well. For the cheap price of £3.90 I wanted to see whether it was just 'cheap' or if it works well. I am in love with it and have worn it lots since! I was then drawn in by the velvet passion collection on display. I got shade 319 which is a purple/brown shade. This is very different to anything I have ever tried before but loved the idea of having a matte lipstick as this is something I haven't tried before. I really love this lipstick also. Although it is dark the purple hint to it makes it not as harsh against my skin. The couple of times I have worn this shade I have been given compliments on it which makes it that much better!


Swatches L-R: (Fired Up, Shabby Chic, 913, 319)
Hope you enjoyed this post and loved my little finds on the matte lipstick front. Although I am still on the search for the perfect matte I have started it off well with these little goodies!

Thanks for reading!
Lots of love,

16 comments:

  1. Those Kiko lipsticks look lovely! They always have such good prices! x

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment!
      I know, they are gorgeous!

      I love the colours as well so its a win win when the price is nice too!

      Lots of love,
      Francesca ♥
      http://bellamomento.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I have spotted you on Fleur's blog and I decided to come and say hi! I really enjoy reading your posts. I would love it if you stopped over at my blog, too: shoppingobsessive.blogspot.com
    Are you up for any collaborations?
    xox, The Shopping Addict

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    1. Aww thanks for coming and reading!

      Yes I am up for collaborations, let me know more info!

      Lots of love,
      Francesca ♥

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  3. Shade 319 by Kiko looks absolutely gorgeous on you! A Kiko recently opened up in my town, I'll need to make my way down their and have a swatch!

    Lima
    www.fashionicide.com

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    1. Thank-you for the lovely comment!
      I have worn the shade lots already as its such an unusual and unique shade!

      You need to have a swatch of it! And the smart lipsticks too as they are so long-lasting and come in so many gorgeous shades!

      Lots of love,
      Francesca ♥

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    1. They are amazing! You need to try them out!

      Lots of love,
      Francesca ♥

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  5. I've been eyeing Sleek makeup for so long now but sadly they do not ship to India. That being said, I do really like looking through blog posts about them or browsing their websites in hopes that they will one day be able to deliver to my doorstep.
    The shades you picked are so different from my taste but I love the way they look on you! I must say, you look pretty badass in that picture! Remind me to never cross you! I might just start experimenting with deeper shades after reading this.
    Also, I absolutely love you header! It's so simple and classic but I'm berating myself for not thinking of it first!
    I'm sorry for the super long comment. It's really late where I am. Blame it on sleep deprivation and internet addiction!
    x
    Aria | All Souled Out

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    1. Haha!
      Thanks for the comment lovely!

      Its a shame that Sleek don't deliver to you! They are really good, perhaps look somewhere online!

      Francesca,💜

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  6. I love the 319 shade, it looks lovely on you! Also, I have bought three sets of the Kylie Lip Kits and got charged with customs twice which I paid. Have you had to pay for yours? x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

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    1. Hey Louise!

      Thanks for the lovely comment! I love the shade so much too! It's the perfect rosey toned colour and looks amazing for every day. 💜

      Customs on the Kylie Lip Kits is such a weird thing! I haven't had to pay customs on any of the two lipkits or 1 lipgloss order that I placed. But then when I got sent replacement glosses I then had to pay customs on that which was rather frustrating! It's weird how it is done so randomly as well? I have only bought two things each time so maybe it's to do with weight, but it's really odd how they work it out! I'm not sure that I will be ordering from them again now because of the rubbish customer service I have had from them anyway!


      Thanks again for the lovely comment!
      Love, Francesca 💜
      http://bellamomento.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Hi Francesca!

    This is so interesting - I've literally just been thinking about buying one of the Sleek lipsticks but now I'm not so sure... though I'll probably end up getting one anyway!

    I'm like Kiko's biggest fan ever, their stuff is fab and so reasonably priced! I have one of their matte lipsticks and it's perfect for every day wear, sort of a your-lips-but-better shade.

    Great post & fab pics :)

    Rebecca xx
    - www.thestyleshake.com -

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    1. Rebecca, Thanks for the lovely comment!

      The sleek lipsticks are really good, although perhaps not my favourite matte finish ever! But they are still really really good.

      Kiko is one of my favourite brands ever! They are one of the first ever makeup brands, aside from the normal boots and superdrug classics, that I bought makeup from. Ironically around the time I started this blog I found Kiko! I love the matte lipsticks and its always great to have a your lips but better shade in your collection for sure! I have a couple of those myself!

      Thanks again for the lovely comment!

      Love, Francesca 💜
      http://bellamomento.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I have one the sleek matte lip creams I bought ages ago, but now since they added more colours to the range I wonder if they improved the formula in any way.

    Kookii || Beauty By Her♥

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    1. I hope they have changed the formula! The finish of them isn't bad, but it isn't amazing either!

      Thanks for the comment!
      Francesca xx

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