I definitely wasn’t planning on going into KIKO, so was kind of unaware what to buy when I went there. There wasn’t anything I knew I wanted to try and I didn’t want to take a risk of being a bold eyeliner if I didn’t know what the formula was like (this is when I was actually thinking slightly logically). However I ended up purchasing some things I really like! KIKO is so much cheaper in Italy as it is an Italian brand, however I definitely want to purchase some of the things I bought again when I run out – especially the lip liner! The things I brought were the glamorous eye pencil in 404, a gorgeous plum shade, one which I think will be great for doing grungy eye looks (and it’s waterproof which will be great for summer). A similar eye pencil that is definitely browner is the smart eye pencil in 802. It’s not waterproof however I fell in love with the shade and I think that it would be great for more everyday looks, especially blended out. A lip liner that I absolutely love is the smart lip pencil in 712, a darkish mauve pink. I love this under MAC’s please me, as although it’s slightly darker they just look gorgeous together. The formula is so creamy and the longevity is great, if i’m ever near a KIKO i’ll definitely be buying more of them! I also got a lip balm purely for the scent (it’s like artificial apricots) but the sheer colour it gives is also cute as well. A full post on these products will be up soon!
Lastly, I couldn’t not go into Sephora. It was my first time in one and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. Despite not having loads of money to buy everything I saw, I managed to pick up a couple of gems that come in the form of the Sephora lip creams. They’re absolutely gorgeous and the formula is great! I have to say these have to be up there with some of my favourite lip products (and trust me, i try a lot). Their only downfall I would say is the shade range, a lot of them are bold, garish colours that I just do not wear. These ones in ‘marvelous mauve’ and ‘infinite rose’ are my new loves though. Prettiness overload.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my new purchases from Italia and look out for some photos from the trip up on the blog Thursday!