Last weekend I went to Bergamo, Italy, which is a city about an hour from Milan. The trip was paid by my work, since it was a social bonding type deal, where we would get to know each other better – I figured, why not tag along (if nothing else I could see some pretty things, and buy some new makeup, since I knew KIKO is from Italy).
I only brought carry on baggage, so I couldn’t shop that much makeup while we were in Bergamo and Milan, since I already had filled my liquids bag.
But once we got to the airport, there was no limitations 🙂 Before hand I had researched whether there was a KIKO store in the airport, since I knew I would get something here – thankfully there was a store!
So as soon as we got to the airport, I just headed straight for the KIKO store (I have a tendency to spend a lot of time looking at makeup – so I figured I would rather have a lot of time after shopping, than stressing about making the fight in time).
The store was a small, but efficient one, with everything easily accessible – and very clean as well, I feel like makeup stores usually are really dirty since people can’t keep things clean.
So actually only I got 4 things, since I’m going to USA later this summer, so I’m saving my makeup budget for this 🙂
KIKO Cream Crush Lasting Colour Eyeshadow in 03
, which is a lovely mahogany cream eyeshadow, that I found (and fell for) on this
post over on MakeupandBeautyblog.com (which is a great place to lust over products).
KIKO Unforgettable Waterproof Mascara, which is a mascara that kinda got thrown in the mix since there was some kind of promotion, and the cassier told me about.
KIKO Velvet Passion in 317, a matte wine coloured lipstick.
KIKO kiss balm Lip Balm in 06 Blackberry, a tinted lip balm in a blackberry colour.
|Packaging from left to right: KIKO Cream Crush Lasting Colour Eyeshadow in 03, KIKO Velvet Passion in 317, KIKO kiss balm Lip Balm in 06 Blackberry, KIKO Unforgettable Waterproof Mascara
The packaging of the velvet passion lipstick has a magnetic “lock” which I found really genius. I don’t know how tight the seal is with this lock, but I like the idea.
The rest of the packaging is fairly standard, though I really like that you can see the colour of the lip balm on the tube.
|From left to right: KIKO Cream Crush Lasting Colour Eyeshadow in 03, KIKO Velvet Passion in 317, KIKO kiss balm Lip Balm in 06 Blackberry, KIKO Unforgettable Waterproof Mascara
I’m not sure how I feel about the shape of the velvet passion lipstick, I prefer more of a point, but we’ll see when I try it on. The mascara is a curve and volume one, which is the reason why the spoolie has this curved shape.
|Swatches from left to right: KIKO Cream Crush Lasting Colour Eyeshadow in 03, KIKO Velvet Passion in 317, KIKO kiss balm Lip Balm in 06 Blackberry,
When I swatched the cream crush lasting eyeshadow, I found it increadibly creamy, almost like a firm mousse texture. The Velvet Passion lipstick seemed pretty creamy for a matte lipstick, and the tinted lip balm is as can be expected: creamy and moisturizing.
This was my first impressions of the haul – I’ll try and do a look with the products later, and give a fuller review.
Have you gotten anything cool lately? I would love to hear about your hauls 🙂