Kiko Milano has been very popular on YouTube lately, so while in L.A. I picked up a few items to see what was all the hype about. First off I have to say there’s a huge price range, I found some shadows for only $3 and some for $14! That’s the same price as Anastasia’s shadows! I didn’t want to spend too much, so I only grabbed a few items just to test try.
First up are the Smooth Temptation lipsticks for about $3 each. They had a sale going on, 5 for $15 for any items in the small bins found in front of the cashiers. I got the shade 01 (nude) and 05 (muted red).
01 (nude) shade swatched on hand doesn’t seem like a bad color but when on the lips, it’s very unnatural to the point where it made me look dead! Not a flattering color at all.
05 (muted red) swatched nicely and looks pretty good on the lips.
-Goes on smooth
-Becomes more matte and drying throughout the day
– Needs reapplying or some type of lip balm over or under
– A little uncomfortable on the lips but not unbearable
-Transfers a little
-Leaves a stain
-Lasts about 4/5 hours without reapplying or eating and drinking
(There’s some transferring but nothing too much where all of the lipsticks comes off.)
Second items are the Infinity shadows, which were also on sale for around $3 each.
-Easy to build
-Starts fading after 4 hours of wear
Lastly I got the High Pigment shadows for $10 each.
-Little fall out
-Fades after 4/5 hours
Overall: The products aren’t bad. I like the shadows, they are very easy to build up and blend. The lipsticks on the other hand were a miss since it was quite drying on the lips. I do suggest trying out their shadows but only if they’re on sale. The price tag is a little high for what you are getting and they fade rather quickly even with primer on.