Skin type: dry and occasionally acne prone
Skin tone: fair with neutral undertones
Today’s review is on Kiko Milano Smart Fusion Lipstick ‘413 Red Papaya’. 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.
Polybutene, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax/cire Microcristalline), Mica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Ethyl Vanillin, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil), Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide. +/- (May Contain): Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 – Ci 77492 – Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake).
My Experience with Kiko Milano Smart Fusion Lipstick 413 Red Papaya:
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 ‘413 Red Papaya’ is a very bright yellow-based true orange colour. It looks quite vibrant on lips and instantly brightens up the face. This colour can only be pulled off well by confident women as it looks quite bold and poppy. Again, this shade is perfect for summers and surely is going to make you the true head-turner. Since I love oranges and warm shades I feel this is a decent purchase. But if you don’t like bold orange colours, you might skip this. It is perfect for brunches and parties. This colour will mostly suit fair to medium skin tones but it will also look good on dusky beauties.
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 looks 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.
I liked the performance of this lipstick and it is a great shade for me because I love to flaunt vibrant shades. This range is perfect for you if you have dry lips like me and are on a low budget. I would definitely recommend it to the readers. You will not regret buying it.
Pros of Kiko Milano Smart Fusion Lipstick 413 Red Papaya:
• Sturdy and travel-friendly packaging
• Vanilla flavoured
• Very affordable
• A very bright yellow-based orange colour
• Pigmentation is super rich
• Instantly brightens up the face
• Hydrates my lips
• Doesn’t cling to the dry patches
• Does not highlight harsh lines of the lips
• Easy to layer it
• 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 413 Red Papaya:
• Not completely smudge proof and transfer proof
• Staying power can be improved
• Cannot survive oily meals
• Needs complete reapplication
• Will wash out dusky skin tones
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Kiko Milano Smart Fusion Lipstick 413 Red Papaya?
Yes. I would love to try more shades from the cream range.
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