Sunday, December 29, 2013

Be Talk: KIKO Makeup Milano review series

Hola Amigos!!

The Christmas holidays are the best season of the year for people like me who like nothing better than wrapping themselves up in a warm blanket, grab a warm mug of hot chocolate and a plate of brownies and chatter away the cozy time with real and virtual friends!

Okay-so this time I decided to tell my makeup lover gang of girlies about a brand which has kept me smitten for about a year! It has a cute name- KIKO- one you can easily remember and certainly would not forget once you use any of its products !

KIKO MAKE UP MILANO was established and founded in 1997 by an Italian professional cosmetics brand that features a range of cutting-edge makeup, face and body treatments. Safe and effective products of the highest quality, created to satisfy the beauty requirements of women, and even men, of any age.

KIKO's identity is rooted in "Made in Italy" values and the world of the capital for fashion, art and design. The research into original textures and colours is combined with research into quality formulas with guaranteed performance, for a perfect fusion of quality and creativity.

The result of cutting-edge scientific discoveries and the latest fashion trends, KIKO continuously renews itself with products that are always new and closer to the multiple ideals of beauty.


To me-KIKO stores are wonderlands of wonderful makeup products available at dreamy prices of below 10 Euros! Yes, in Europe, products from almost all major brands- Maybelline, L'Oreal, Max Factor and higher above, start from 8 Euros (except some nail paints maybe). In the world of KIKO, everything costs between 2-15 Euros!! KIKO stores themselves look like dreamlands-such as these..

KIKO foundation and blushes
KIKO nailpaints

KIKO eyeshadows

KIKO stores actually look like a rainbow gallery!!

Sowww- in the coming weeks, the smitten-me will be reviewing one after another the following KIKO lovelies and share my experience with you all!

KIKO Luscious cream lipstick

KIKO Velvette Matte lipstick

KIKO peeling face mask

KIKO purifying mask
                                                                                                         and many more!!!
Stay tuned!!!

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Be Talk: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation

Product Name: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation

Quantity: 30 ml

Price: 19 Euros

Shade: No. 56

If there is one makeup accessory I go crazy over..its foundation. May be the craze started back in those days when i used to buy wrong shades-one worse than another and my quest to find the perfect foundation had begun that way. Although now I have already found my holy grail foundation - the Maybelline dream satin liquid foundation-my knack for pouncing on more foundation hasn't changed. That's how i found the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation-apparently when I had no plans of buying one :D

What the Bourjois website says about this foundation:
Give your skin a radiance boost with Bourjois’ Healthy Mix Serum Gel foundation – made from a vitamin-rich fruit therapy formula for an even complexion and an instant anti-fatigue result!

Its fresh and instant blending gel texture blends and glides onto the skin for an even, natural finish with no mask effect. Imperfections are erased, signs of fatigue are smoothed and the skin’s radiance is boosted for up to 16 hours*. Made from an instant anti-fatigue vitamin-rich fruit therapy formula with litchi, goji berries and pomegranates. Available in 6 radiance-boosting shades.

69% more radiance after 4 weeks of use. Hypoallergenic, lets skin breathe. Dermatologically tested
Do notice the smooth and flawless coverage!

Me Talk:I would say-my luck was well struck when I bought this foundation for 19 Euros. The shade matches my skin tone to the T. It stays really long-doesnt turn oily , blends perfectly and never breaks me out. That's all one looks for in their foundation, dont they? The quantity-when you consider the quality is ok for the price. It never looks patchy as the blending is easy and therefore wouldnt burn photos. Whats more, there are about 4-5 shade options, which gives you enough scope to find the correct one for your skin tone . 

To sum up:
Pro Side:
1) Creamy liquid texture, blends easily
2) Spreads easily and so easy to blend
3) Stays all day long
4) Light weight formula-gives no heavy feeling
5) Gives very good coverage-and face looks radiant all day.

Availability- couldn't locate any Bourjois store near my place-have to look up online stores