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Skin type: dry and occasionally acne prone
Skin tone: fair with neutral undertones
Today’s review is on Kiko Milano Smart Fusion Lipstick ‘408 Candy Rose’. Read on to know about this product.
Price: GBP 3.90 (INR 390) for 3 g
• Rich and nourishing lipstick.
• The creamy, enveloping texture leaves the lips feeling wonderful and incredibly soft for a long time.
• The lipstick glides on easily and the colour is revealed immediately.
• Available in 36 striking colours. Medium to full coverage.
• Dermatologically tested.
My Experience with Kiko Milano Smart Fusion Lipstick 408 Candy Rose:
The ‘Smart Fusion Lipstick’ range from Kiko Milano has about 24 shades in its collection. You will find it hard just to grab one shade from this range. The colour collection is awesome to choose from and is greatly suitable for Indian beauties. Now let’s get into the packaging details.
The lipstick bullet comes in an outer cardboard black box that has a matte finish in it. The brand name and other details are mentioned on the body of this box. The lipstick bullet is black in colour and has the brand logo printed on the top of the bullet. This type of simple and minimal packaging gives a classy finish to these lipsticks.
The black cap closes securely in place with an audible click. There are details related to the product description and ingredients list on the cardboard body. The shade code is mentioned on the outer cardboard box and top of bullet body. Overall, the packaging is travel-friendly and sturdy.
The shade ‘408 Candy Rose’ is a very pretty cool-toned peachy pink colour. This looks quite subdued and is suitable for daily wear. It will suit fair to medium skin tones more and will wash out dusky beauties. Since the colour looks much muted, you can wear for college or office. Since I love such muted colours, I liked this shade. It doesn’t brighten up my face but it has a charming vibe to it. The lipstick is free from any kind of shimmer or glitter and it has a proper opaque finish.
The pigmentation of this lipstick is super rich and intense. On my lips, it needs 1-2 swipes to obtain the true colour payoff. Pigmented lips will need about 3-4 swipes to hide their lip pigmentation completely. It is very easy to layer the product to build the intensity and it will never feel heavy or cause crumbling. This lipstick has a strong scent of vanilla, the odour is very sweet and I feel like I would eat up the whole lipstick.
Texture and finish:
Being a cream lipstick, it has a super creamy texture that glides on the lips smoothly for an even application. It does not cause any pulling or tugging during application. This lipstick provides the right amount of sheen and glow, which look perfect. This lipstick is a big relief to me because I have super dry lips if not prepped. It hydrates and nourished my lips and gives a creamy finish. It never dries out my lips. It acts as a good lip plumper and adds definition to my lips.
The formula is very lightweight and does not cause any discomfort when I rub my lips. I think it is definitely worth the price you pay for it. When you buy lipsticks with a creamy formula, you can even apply it without prior moisturisation. This is a big benefit of this lipstick. It does not get patchy and does not highlight the harsh lines of my lips. The main drawback is that it doesn’t set on the lips, so if you touch your lips by chance, the colour will spread all over your face. Hence, But this lipstick is not completely smudge-proof and transfer-proof.
To make this lipstick last longer, I dab some loose powder on my lips. Then, I line the cupid’s bow of my lips to make an ‘X’ with a lip liner. This gives me fuller looking lips and also helps the lipstick to stay in place longer. You can also apply the lipstick using a lip brush for a more precise and defined application.
This lipstick stays for a decent amount of time. It can stay for about 4-5 hours and it would not need any reapplication. If you are having oily meals, then the formula breaks down from the centre of your lips and the intensity fade away slowly. After that, you would need reapplication. When it fades away, it does behind a nice soft stain of colour which looks amazing. Removal of this lipstick is super easy. Any normal makeup remover can remove it completely.
This is a very pretty daily wear shade and the performance is also good. It is quite hydrating and is perfect for dry lips. I enjoy using it and I do recommend it to the readers if you have fair to medium skin tone.
Pros of Kiko Milano Smart Fusion Lipstick 408 Candy Rose:
• Sturdy and travel-friendly packaging
• Vanilla flavoured
• Very affordable
• A very pretty peachy pink colour
• Pigmentation is super rich
• Instantly brightens up the face
• Hydrates my lips
• Complements fair to medium skin tones beautifully
• Doesn’t cling to the dry patches
• Does not highlight the harsh lines of the lips
• Easy to layer
• Good for everyday wear
• Ideal for people with dry lips
• Glides smoothly on lips
• Light-weight formula
• You can skip the moisturisation part before application
• No parabens
Cons of Kiko Milano Smart Fusion Lipstick 408 Candy Rose:
• Not completely smudge-proof and transfer-proof
• Staying power can be improved
• Cannot survive oily meals
• Needs complete reapplication
• Will wash out dusky beauties
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Kiko Milano Smart Fusion Lipstick 408 Candy Rose?
Yes, it is a gorgeous shade to own.
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