Kiko Milano Unlimited Lip Stylo in Number 17 Tulip Red

Hello folks! I am a big fan of Kiko Makeup products and have reviewed quite a few of their makeup items on my blog. Most of the time I end up buying stuff from their gorgeous limited edition collections. They have great prices (especially on sale) and pretty packaging – enough to get my attention πŸ™‚ So far everything I have tried from the brand have been hits.

I decided to try out the Unlimited lip stylo in number 17 from their permanent line. The lipstick is described as being creamy with a semi matte finish. This also promises high pigment and a long lasting finish. The packaging as you can see is on point! It looks like a gun metal pill and has the color printed on. Now, the color is not 100% accurate but it is quite close. The lipstick also has some weight to it so it feels more expensive than it really is.

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Kiko Milano Unlimited Lip stylo in No.17 Tulip Red

The color is best described as a bright red with orange undertones in the tube. Once applied on the lips however, the orange doesn’t come thru so much and it looks like a nice warm red. The lipstick bullet shape is quite nice too and givesΒ  good coverage with a single sweep.

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Kiko Unlimited lip stylo in Tulip Red

Everything so far sounds great, but the formula is where I kind of went meh! The lipstick is described as being creamy but I found that this drags a bit over the lips especially if I tried wearing this with no lip balm underneath. It is a bit waxy in texture. I was disappointed since I absolutely love the formula of their matte lipstick from the Rebel Romantic Collection (REVIEWED HERE). The formula on that lipstick is amazing..it is creamy, matte, pigmented and comfortable.

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Swatch of the Kiko Unlimited lip stylo in number 17

They do deliver on the promise of intense pigmentation! The color is quite vivid on the lips and it does stay put on the lips for an entire work day. This particular color does stain my lips a bit so I always have some color on my lips at the end of the day ( in a good way!)

Overall, this isn’t a bad lipstick. The formula is so so. I have tried better products from the brand before, so this is my first average product from Kiko.

What are your favorite Kiko products?

Until next time, ciao!!!

 

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Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask- Shea Butter

Hello folks! By now I am guessing most regular readers of the blog know I have dry skin and I am always looking for hydrating products. I have not tried too many sheet masks and recently decided to look into them a bit more seriously. I picked up the Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask in Shea Butter from the Innisfree store I found during one of my travels a while back. The shop assistant recommended this one for dry skin so here we are!

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Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze mask in Shea Butter

The packet like most sheet masks felt heavy and opening it up, I found a well soaked sheet mask. The liquid is quite thick and is best described as white color lotion. The material of the mask felt quite sturdy at first when I took it out of the packet, however it did tear while I was removing the mask after I was done. The mask was not too messy to put on, and was quite big! The instructions said to put it on for 10 to 20 minutes after cleansing and toning your skin.

The mask unfortunately has a baby powder smell which I hate. Even the L’occitaine Shea face cream I tried had the same baby powder smell. I wonder why all things Shea have to smell that way 😦

Removing the face mask after 20 minutes, my face looked like it was slathered in white lotion (with the smell, it almost felt like baby lotion on my face). They say in the instructions to gently tap the skin to absorb the excess stuff. I kept the lotion on for a good 40 minutes beyond which I could not tolerate the slimy feel. It became increasingly sticky and my face felt like it was covered in sticky sweat. After washing off the excess, my skin did feel soft and moisturized but nothing too amazing to go thru that awful sticky feeling.

Overall, it is a decent face mask and good for some hydration once in a while if you can tolerate the sticky feel. I most probably will not purchase this one again since I am not a fan of the smell nor that sticky feeling.

What are your favorite face sheet masks?

Until next time, ciao!!