New Kiko Liquid Skin Foundation and Dark Circle Concealer first impressions


Happy Monday loves!
Everyone knows I'm a sucker for new releases, especially when they come from one of my favorite brands. Ever since I tried the Kiko Unlimited Foundation a few months ago, I have been impressed with the improvement in quality of the base products of the brand. So when they launched a new line of foundation and concealers, I purchased the new Kiko Liquid Skin Foundation and Dark Circle Concealer to try and test. I have been wearing these together for the past week and will be sharing my first impressions.


The new Kiko foundation comes is a sleek frosted glass bottle with a very convenient dropper. The formula is very liquid and lightweight, putting it in the same category as the L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint and the Maybelline Dream Wonder foundations. However, the dropper makes the whole difference in application because you can easily dose the amount of product you're dispensing.

The Liquid Skin Foundation is said to give a second skin effect thanks to the active ingredients in the formulation: hyaluronic acid moisturizes the skin, Vitamin C and resveratrol are strong anti-oxidants that improve the texture and elasticity of the skin ad creatine smooths the skin and gives a silky finish. This base also comes with an SPF 15 which is always handy when going towards the sunnier and warmer seasons. There are 14 available shades with warm, cool and neutral undertones, so you're sure you're going to find a good match. I guessed mine online to be Warm Beige 30 and it is a perfect match!
Left: bare skin; right: with Kiko Liquid Skin Foundation in WB30
My experience:
I find that the best way to apply this foundation is to use one or two drops at a time per section of the face and work them in with my hands. The formula is too liquid to be used with a brush because you would end up with stripes. As you can see in the before and after pictures, the Liquid skin does a good job in uniforming the complexion and the coverage is light, giving you a real second skin effect. As you can see the breakouts on my chin and forehead are still visible but the overall look is smoother and more uniform. I definitely see this as a summer / good weather foundation because it is very lightweight and you cannot feel it on your skin at all but you need to have good skin to begin with or this will not be enough.

Regarding lasting power, the Liquid Skin foundation lasted around 4 hours on my combination skin feeling and looking fresh, then as my natural oils came up it broke down quite quickly in my t-zone so I'd say it is not the most long lasting I have tried, but a great option for an afternoon out shopping or with friends.

With Kiko Liquid Skin Foundation in WB30 and Dark Circe Concealer in 4 Cream
To increase coverage is specific spots I used the new Kiko Dark Circle Concealer under the eyes, around the nose and on the breakouts on chin and forehead. This little guy comes in a cute black packaging with a pump. First thing to be careful about is actually the pump itself because it erogates a lot of product, it actually reminded me of the MAC Pro Longwear's overly generous pump. The formula is fluid and lightweight and easy to blend. There is a wide range of colors available and a handy table that matches your concealer to your foundation shade so that ordering online is quite easy. As you can see in the photo, the concealer does a great job at brightening but I wish it gave higher coverage. I am used to my Maybelline Fit Me and I don't think that this is enough for my dark circles or other imperfections.

To sum it up, the Kiko Liqiud Skin Foundation and Dark Circle Concealer are nice lightweight and light coverage options, but for the price, 18.90€ for the foundation and 8.90€ for the concealer, I would probably choose for other similar products on the market such as the L'Oreal Nude Magique foundation and Maybelline Fit Me concealer. 

If you want to try these or other Kiko products (check out some previous posts to see my favorite), until tomorrow you can have 20% off your order with the code 4ALLWOMEN in occasion of the International Women's Day.

Are your going to try these out or do you prefer fuller coverage?
xo
A


Alice's Beauty Madness

Comments

  1. Stephanie HartleyMarch 9, 2015 at 12:31 PM

    I love the KIKO lipsticks, and thus foundation looks really good at toning up and evening your skin


    Steph - http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow the foundation looks very natural one you :) http://ninasbargainbeauty.blogspot.com

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  3. Love KIKO and have not long gotten the Universal Fit foundation and I love that. Might try this one next :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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  4. Heard good things about Kiko but never tried the brand, the foundation looks good on you.

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  5. Have followed kiko products for a while but have never been able to try them..These look great!

    http://www.snedbyrida-k.com/

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  6. I really want to try Kiko the foundations and eyeshadows look great.


    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  7. Thou Shalt Not CovetMarch 9, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    I have major dark circles, I'm still on the hunt for my holy grail coverage! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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  8. i like the design of the foundation. if it did well on oily skin, i definitely would have checked it out

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  9. I like the packaging of the foundation, so stylish. If it had longer staying power I would give it a go. xx


    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  10. How I wish there was a Kiko Store in Manchester! You look glowing! xxx

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  11. This just confirms that I really need to give some Kiko products a try! Added to my ever-growing shopping list. Great review :D

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

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  12. I love the sound of these two, especially the dark circle cream x

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  13. Looks great on you! I didn't like the L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint as much for that reason, I kept spilling it.

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  14. i have never heard of this brand but i love the natural look of this fountain on you!

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  15. I keep hearing such good things about Kiko, I ought to try some of their stuff. :)

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  16. sounds good <3 check out my new post at http://shizasblog.blogspot.com/

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  17. the dropper is definitely something I'll keep for other foundations when I finish this one :)

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  18. absolutely!!! it is such a great affordable brand! their shops are like candy shops for makeup addicts!! :)

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  19. Thanks Nafi! I wish i had a shop near me as well, but then I'd be there every other day..

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  20. Kiko is popular with the Mrs, so I have no doubt this is great too.

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  21. I'd probably agree with you and go for cheaper options, but this review was great and I'd give Kiko products a go, especially the foundation! :)
    x

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  22. Hi, any idea where I can buy this in the U.S.?

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  23. Hi Sam,
    unfortunately there isn't an online shop for the US yet, buton this website http://www.kikocosmetics.us/?overlayClosed=true
    you can see where there are physical shops. Kiko is expanding each month and hopefully the webshop will open soon!

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