Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Kiko Cream Lipstick in 02 Cool Rose
Today I'll be bringing you a very small Kiko review.
I picked up the Creamy Lipstick over the 4th of July weekend for a cool $2.90 on sale because, well, who can resist? Normally I'd be leery of inexpensive lipstick, but I recently purchased an amazing sheer lipstick at Kiko for $1.
The sales associate also sold me by telling me these were new, and had come in on sale. Then, I swatched. The Creamy lipstick line was available in four shades in-store but online, it comes in six shades. It's also listed online as being a new formula.
Just like other Kiko reviews, let's go straight to their own product description:
"Creamy, full-shade lipstick.
I picked up shade 02- Cool Rose to test.
I used to favor these types of pinks, but I don't wear them often these days. Admittedly, it's because I haven't purchased one in awhile and I loved the texture that I selected this.
I find Kiko's simple, clean tubes to be nice. They're not luxurious, but they're nice to pop in your purse:
I had a hard time accurately capturing the color of the lipstick with my camera, but I have a feeling the comparison swatches will give you a better idea.
See what I mean? The next shot is the most accurate.
So no, not a unique color. But it's a lovely color that I find to be flattering.
Let's talk formula for a minute- it's luscious. Just like its name suggests, it's creamy. It's also pigmented and lovely.
Here it is, swatched under photography lights:
And under warm ambient light:
Now, the real test: would it cover my pigmented lips?
Now that's a pretty, flattering cool pink. It's shiny and glossy and I would've loved to have had it this past spring.
As I mentioned, I used to really love shades like this. I reached into my stash to grab two of my favorites- one of which has a similar formula to the Kiko (the Lancome):
So color-wise, it's close to MAC Snob. Formula-wise it's like the Lancome.
Bottom Line: If you're able to get your hands on one of these, I'd pick the color that calls to you- albeit I'd recommend a lighter shade with an emollient formula. For a bargain price, I've added a real gem to my collection.