KIKO Kiss Balm Review

by - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

This post is well overdue as I should have posted this a few weeks ago but as you probably know I have been a little quiet as I have been rather busy. 

A month ago, on my travels to Spain I was shopping in the Ondara Shopping Centre near Javea (which is amazing by the way, they have a Zara Home! - I know) and I was introduced to KIKO Make-Up. I had previously heard wonderful things about this Italian cosmetics brand but they only have a few stores in the UK all of which happen to be absolutely no-where near where I live, and as I am a little funny when it comes to trying new make-up I didn't want to buy online incase I didn't get what I wanted, so sadly for me I never got to try anything in person.

Needless to say I was so impressed as the store and the cosmetic range is absolutely to die for! Everything is so reasonably priced and the pigmentation of the products is amazing. I couldn't believe my little green eyes when I seen these KIKO Kiss Balms - look familiar? I thought so too! 

They are the BEST dupe I have ever seen and I think I actually prefer these (in case you are wondering they are an amazing dupe of BeneTINT lip balms by Benefit Cosmetics)! 

Normally I find lip balms quite sticky so I get put off using them and will usually end up using a moisturising lipstick but in store I managed to try these before purchasing and oh wow I was impressed, the texture is really creamy but not glossy and the subtle tint is just enough to give you a little pop colour. 

When using these lip balms my lips were instantly hydrated and felt really soft - each lip balm is also scented (varies on different shades) so it make's your lips feel and smell divine. I guess that's why they are called Kiss Balms.

I picked up Shade 06 Blackberry which is subtle plum purple colour, its enough to wear every day without feeling overdressed with your make-up and Shade 01 Apricot which is a soft coral colour, this shade actually looks brighter in the tube but when worn it is a beautiful subtle coral that just lightens your lips. Both shades are scented exactly as the name and the finish on these lip balms are soft and creamy without leaving your lips with an over glossed look.

As these were purchased in Spain I picked these up for €4.10 each which converted to around £3.29 which is super amazing, you can get these on the UK website here which are a little more expensive than being purchased in the EU but still very reasonable at less than £6 a pop.

I absolutely love KIKO and I am a newly converted fan, I am so chuffed that I was introduced to their products. Any ladies who live in London, you are very lucky as I am told there are around 3 stores - I am sorry if I am wrong and I will definitely be trying to get the whole collection and I will certainly be trying a range of their products. 

Have you tried KIKO Kiss Balms? Are there any KIKO products that you would recommend?

*NB: This is not a sponsored post and I have not been financially rewarded by KIKO to feature this product. This product was purchased by myself however the product was on offer at the time due to a store discount offer.

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