Thursday, 24 March 2016

KIKO AND LORD & BERRY HAUL

Kiko and Lord & Berry Haul

Both Kiko and Lord & Berry are brands that I've never really delved into properly before- I've tried the odd product from each, but found that I didn't really have a feel for the brands. So, I thought it was time for a haul from each so that I could try quite a few items that interested me or that I wanted to inspect the quality of. I featured some other products that I got from both in a post, here.

Kiko Haul
Kiko Glossy Dreams Lipsticks
Kiko Glossy Dreams Swatch

Let's look at the Kiko products first. I have a lot of matte red and pink lipsticks, but not a lot of glossy ones, so I picked up two of Kiko's Glossy Dream Sheer Lipsticks (£10.90) in the shades Red and Magenta. The dual-toned metal packaging on these looks fabulous and it's really enjoyable to pop the lipsticks in and out of their cases. Although they are described as sheer, they actually have quite a full and highly pigmented coverage. These lipsticks just glide on and are so moisturising and comfortable to wear.

Kiko High Pigment Wet & Dry Eyeshadow in Metallic Indigo
Kiko High Pigment Wet & Dry Eyeshadow in Metallic Indigo Swatch

I also wanted to try one of their eyeshadows and went for a bright cornflower blue, in keeping with the current SS16 beauty trend. This is such a pretty shade! The High Pigment Wet & Dry Eyeshadow in Metallic Indigo (£6.90) really packs a colourful punch and is very blendable. It has a creamy powder formula and is very long-lasting too.

Kiko Shade Fusion Trio Blush in Sand
Kiko Shade Fusion Trio Blush in Sand Swatch

Finally, I was really interested in Kiko's blushers. Their Shade Fusion Trio Blush in Sand (£10.90) comes in a lightweight and compact plastic metal-look packaging. It has a very natural matte effect that gives a delicate flush of colour to my very pale cheeks. I think you would need to have my skin tone for this shade to work for you. It stays put all day and has Vitamin E and Argan Oil in it- so it goes on very smoothly and nourishes your skin.

Lord & Berry Haul
Lord & Berry Lipsticks
Lord & Berry Lipstick Swatch

Let's move on to Lord & Berry! I got two lipsticks- one is nude-toned and the other is a darker brown-toned pink. The first is the Crayon Lipstick 20100 Shiny in Naturelle (£10.00), which is definitely a 'your lips but better' shade. I would actually say that this is a cross between a matte and a shiny lipstick as it certainly doesn't have any real gloss to it and is long-lasting like a matte formulas are. It's in a handy pencil form and is incredibly creamy. It applies really nicely and feels comfortable and hydrating on the lips too. The other one I got is the Lord & Berry Absolute Intensity Satin Finish Lipstick in Desert Rose (£12.00). I'm not actually that keen on the formula of this as it's very thick and my lips feel heavy with it on. It does have lots of lip nourishing ingredients in it, but it just feels uncomfortable on me. It looks a bit uneven too- some very thick patches accumulate, so you can't really apply this right from the bullet.

Lord & Berry Stardust Pigment Eyeshadow in Dark Bronze Swatch

Finally, I picked up one of their Stardust Pigment Eyeshadows in Dark Bronze (£10). You only need to tiniest amount of this to blend out with- I took out too much and ended up with a ridiculously huge swatch. I wouldn't recommend you do this on your eyelid! It's not overly glittery, but just has a subtle iridescent, light metallic finish. This stuff is incredibly long-lasting and it's quite hard to get off. I've been enjoying using this on its own, blended all over my lid and teamed with a subtle brown mascara for a lazy-day makeup look.

What have you tried from these brands and what did you think?

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