KIKO Artist Collection Review & Swatches - Really Ree
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KIKO Artist Collection Review & Swatches

7 Feb 2016 (Updated: 19 Jan 2019)

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Right! I think this new collection from KIKO is going to go down extremely well! The packaging is lovely, the products offer some innovative twists and once more we are getting high performance at really accessible price points. Here’s a look at the KIKO Artist Collection.

KIKO Artist Collection Review

I love this white packaging with the artist’s watercolour brush stroke across it. It is so pretty and really expresses the theme of the collection well. Lip pencils look like artists’ tools, the powders in pans look like watercolour pieces and there’s excitement in the product choices too – I was particularly drawn to the cushion highlighter!

KIKO Artist Collection Review

KIKO Artist Collection Contents

  • Glacial Light Soft Sifter Foundation £12.90 – water based brightening foundation
  • Glowing Pearl Cushion Highlighter £8.90 – illuminating pen
  • Velvet Loose Mineral Beauty Powder £10.90 – 4 shades
  • Blending Wave Multicolor Blush £10.90 – 4 shades
  • Fine Art Eye Pencil £5.90 – 6 shades
  • Signature Eyemarker £6.90
  • Artist Stroke Mineral Loose Eyeshadow £6.90
  • Fine Art LipPencil £4.90
  • Colour Click Lipstick £6.90
  • Artist Powder Face Brush £13.90
  • Artist Foundation Face Brush £13.90
  • Artist Eye Duo Brush £11.90
  • Artist Pochette £9.90
  • Blooming Glow £13.90

So this is a fairly large collection and I have 10 different pieces to show you.

KIKO Artist Glowing Pearl Cushion Highlighter

KIKO Glowing Pearl Cushion Highlighter

Ooh I love this. You probably know that I am obsessed with highlighter and I really like this delivery system. It’s a clicky pen and the product dispenses via a cushion tip. There are 2 shades – I have 01. It contains very fine glitter so great if you like a bit of sparkle.

KIKO Glowing Pearl Cushion Highlighter Swatch

KIKO Artist Blending Wave Multicolor Blush

KIKO Blending Wave Multicolor Blush

Oh this is so pretty! It’s a blush with 2 shades that you swirl together for a fresh healthy glow. There are 4 shades. I have 01 Creative Peach.

KIKO Blending Wave Multicolor Blush
KIKO Blending Wave Multicolor Blush Swatch

KIKO Artist Signature Eyemarker

KIKO Signature Eyemarker

I really like these spatula nibs on eyeliners. Max Factor do one and Estee Lauder’s Little Black Liner has it on one end, and it allows you to do fine and thick lines.

KIKO Signature Eyemarker Swatch

KIKO Artist Stroke Mineral Loose Eyeshadow

KIKO Artist Stroke Mineral Loose Eyeshadow

This has a super fine texture and delivers a really intense result. There are 6 shades and I have shade 02. It is hard to capture the glimmer this gives, but it is impressive!

KIKO Artist Stroke Mineral Loose Eyeshadow Swatch

KIKO Artist Fine Art Lip Pencil

KIKO Fine Art Lip Pencil

I love the shape of these pencils – just like the ones I used to use in school art lessons. KIKO always do lip liner really well. There are 6 shades and I have 04 and 06.

KIKO Fine Art Lip Pencil Swatches

KIKO Artist Colour Click Lipstick

KIKO Colour Click Lipstick

These have a click opening system (I think I have seen something similar from Chanel), and the texture is smooth and creamy. I have the shade 05 and there are 5 others.

KIKO Colour Click Lipstick Swatch – 05

KIKO Artist Brushes

KIKO Artist Collection Brushes

I love these brushes with their ombre bristles!! And they are super soft! This is the foundation brush and the powder brush.

KIKO Artist Blooming Glow

KIKO Blooming Glow Serum

Now this looks very Guerlain! This is a revitalising serum for hydration, smoothness and radiance. I haven’t tried this properly, but I like the few bits of KIKO skincare that I have tried.  It is super affordable and this promises to be a great base for foundation.

KIKO Blooming Glow Serum

It feels very hydrating and give the skin a nice subtle glow.

So that’s the Artist Collection! What do you think? It’s available from February 2016. Find KIKO HERE.



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