Hello IMBB beauties…..
Today’s post is going to be special; not only because I am writing for my all time favorite “lipsticks’ but with this review I am completing 100 reviews and tutorials with IMBB. I feel like raising my bat but for the time being I will raise the new lipstick in my stash. one more random pick by my mom from her recent trip. I am new to this brand so I did a bit of research on brand before moving on with the product.
From their website:
KIKO MAKE UP MILANO was established and founded in 1997 by the Percassi Group. It is an Italian professional cosmetics brand that features a range of cutting-edge makeup, face and body treatments. Safe and effective products of the highest quality, created to satisfy the beauty requirements of women, and even men, of any age.
“Be What You Want to Be.” This is how KIKO sums up its vision of Beauty. Through its extraordinarily wide and diversified range of products, KIKO allows everyone to express their own personality with custom-made products. A variety of colours, effects and sensations that are unique in the market to suit your style, skin tone, skin type and specific requirements, at every phase of your life.
KIKO’s identity is rooted in “Made in Italy” values and the world of the capital for fashion, art and design. The research into original textures and colours is combined with research into quality formulas with guaranteed performance, for a perfect fusion of quality and creativity. The result of cutting-edge scientific discoveries and the latest fashion trends, KIKO continuously renews itself with products that are always new and closer to the multiple ideals of beauty.
Kiko Crystal Sheer 406 comes in an interesting packaging. There is an outer paper carton which has the name, number, ingredients and all other required information. The lipstick comes in a metallic outer cover which is really glamorous. Inside the outer metallic cover is silver bullet which has to be pressed from the top. This will make the lower portion of the lipstick hang and you can pull it for use. The bullet has the word “KIKO” embossed on it. as I have only one shade from this range, I can identify it in my stash but only numbers is a con as you need to have strong memory to remember the shade in accordance to the number. Though I found names online there is no mention of names on the packaging. His particular shade is known as Tropical Orange.
Kiko Crystal Sheer 406 is from the crystal sheer range of Kiko. I have checked online, they have variety of finishes and I might lay my hands on them once I get the right chance. The sheer formula is pretty hydrating on the lips and for the winters it is a boon to have moisturizing lipsticks.
Pigmentation is not that great considering it is in the sheer formula. It covers pigmented lips but you need to swipe it multiple times to cover the pigmentation.
Due to the sheer formulation of the lipstick, the staying power is not that high. On me it stays for 2-3 hours without much food. With a lip-liner, the staying power will definitely improve. You will find the color is transferring to your tea cups or coffee mugs. Again Kiko Crystal Sheer 406 will not leave any stain on your lips.
My experience with Kiko Crystal Sheer Lipstick #406
Just because I had not mentioned any particular product to bring back from my mom’s trip I was all the more excited when she returned from the trip. It was like a bag-full of surprises. This was special as she likes this coral-orange shade a lot. Though I was shocked looking at the tube but on wearing it, I was on cloud nine. For me the ultimate orange in my stash is Bronze Orange from Maybelline, but if you have been drooling over that, I have attached a comparison picture of the two. The left one is Bronze Orange and the right one is Kiko 406. My humble request to all those who have access to this brand, make the full use of it. I am so so so loving the sheer texture of the lipstick.
6.90 pounds for 3.5gms
Swatch on bare skin:
Pros of Kiko Crystal Sheer Lipstick #406
• Nice shade
• Good attractive packaging
• Decent price for the amount of product
• Sheer formula
Cons of Kiko Crystal Sheer Lipstick #406
Will I repurchase/recommend Kiko Crystal Sheer 406?
Repurchase: yes yes yes….in other shades definitely.
Recommend: Yes, if you have access, send some to us also!
Take care beauties….Muah!