Thursday, 17 April 2014

Kiko Life In Rio Collection Summer 2014

Kiko are right on point with their limited edition collections and their new 'Life In Rio' launches are no different. There is plenty of stunning products to choose from, including  cream & powder foundations, baked bronzers & blushers, BB creams, shimmering body oils, lipsticks, liners, dual ended pencils, nail polishes and a a face brush duo. The compacts feature beautiful, colourful designs and the selection of shades and formulas is very summer appropriate. 

As you can see, the outer packaging of Kiko's Life In Rio range is very vibrant and it screams summer.

My favourite product from the selection I was kindly sent is the Creamy Touch Eyeshadow Duo* (£9.90). The formula of the pencil is soft and creamy and applies like a dream. I have never tried such a velvety texture in a pencil form. It is incredible and easy to blend. My combo (101 Brown & Shell) consists of two matte colours, perfect for a subtle brown and nude smokey eye or for adding a little bit of definition to the crease. I am obsessed with it and I have been using it every day since it  arrived in the post. You can see the look I created with it below, it literally took me 30 seconds and the effect lasted all day, without creasing or fading! Fantastic! Thank you Kiko for bringing out the most incredible cream shadow duo ever! There are 6 colour combinations too choose from, but 101 is THE ONE! I can't recommend it enough.

Simple smokey eye with the Cream Eyeshadow Pencil in shade 101 Brown & Shell, plus a little bit of mascara.

I am a big fan of Kiko lipsticks and the new limited edition Exotic Shine Lipstick* (£8.50) ticks all the boxes. Stunning gold packaging, a hydrating formula that simply glides onto the lips, beautiful colours and good lasting power. There are 6 shades available, including nudes, corals, pinks and reds.

Wearing Kiko Exotic Shine Lipstick in shade Original Magenta.

I like using powder foundations as setting powders, to add extra coverage when I really need it. The new Kiko Sunproof Powder Foundation SPF 15* (£14.90) is perfect for this purpose and comes with an added benefit of spf 15. It is lightweight and gives light to medium coverage with a natural looking matte finish. It can be used dry or with a damp sponge, depending on the effect you want to achieve. I will definitely use it during my summer holidays, since it claims to be totally waterproof.  Available in three shades.

Kiko Sunproof Powder Foundation SPF 15 in shade 200 Light.

I love a bit of colour on my eyelids and I have  a soft spot for liquid liners. What's different about the Kiko Tropical Waterproof Liner? It is nearly impossible to take off. I had to triple cleanse with oil cleansers to dissolve my eye makeup and I still had a little bit of blue stuck in between my lashes the next day. At least they weren't lying about the formula being waterproof, eh? :) The colour is absolutely stunning, vibrant and super pigmented and I love how it looks paired with one coat of mascara. Perfect for holidays and festivals. I might invest in the brown shade, because I want to wear a little bit of makeup on the beach in July, without worrying about smudging and fading.

Kiko Tropical Waterproof Liner in shade 03 River Turquoise
L-R: Eye pencil Duo, Liner, Lipstick, Foundation.

Kiko Life In Rio Collection is available from and Kiko stores.

*PR samples



  1. This is just an absolute gorgeous collection! I'd really like to try the eyeliner and the powder!

    Kat B - Katience

  2. Oh my, those packaging! Just amazing.

  3. OMG, this new collection screams summer and carnival to me! Looove the liquid liner, looks amazing on you, and that bright color is perfect for summer! I would love to try the creamy eyeshadow pencil and the lipstick as well...if only I could get my hands on this brand in my country!

  4. I love Kiko :) and packaging is so colorful and fun :)

  5. The packaging is so nice! I love the lipstick!

    Laura- DemandBeauty xo

  6. I really want one of the lipsticks, they sound lovely. Love the packaging!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

  7. The new collection looks great! I love the colorful packaging as well :)

  8. The more I see Kiko products the more I want them, this particular set is very impressive, there isn't one thing I don't like the look of x

  9. Beautiful products! I love the packaging too!

    Lauren // Lipstick & Lacquer

  10. Love Kiko! I have one of their lipsticks featured in my latest post and been planning on doing a post on them for a while. Such a great brand! Their eyeshadows are amazing.

    Great post & Haaappy Spring!
    Hailes Hearts Fashion.

  11. Wow! Everything looks stunning, from the packaging to the swatches. I'm particularly interested in the eyeliner and lipstick, they look so colorful and just right for summer!

  12. I need to pick-up the bronzer and the eyeliner !

  13. so jelly! everything looks fab ()especially that eyeliner and eyeshadow duo), it sucks that we don't have a KiKo here in Canada. Enjoy!

  14. I do love eye liners that stay put and don't move around or smudge but I'm not keen when they go completely the other way and are impossible to remove as it makes my eyes really sore :(

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  15. I think I'm in love with that cream eyeshadow duo! It looks really nice on you. And the shade of the lippie is so pretty! And it looks like it has a really good pigment. I should try these!!!
    xx, Malena

  16. I'm so excited to go to Rome in under 3 weeks and go crazy in Kiko :)

  17. These look amazing! I love that blue liner, although, I'm not sure I'd wear it :P


  18. What a beautiful looking collection! Lots of colour and vibrancy, perfect for summer.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing


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