Saturday, April 09, 2016


Kiko Milano Makeup
KIKO Milano was a brand that I have always heard good things about but never got the chance to try it out. I guess I was never too curious until recently, when YouTuber Kathleen Lights mentioned the mascara featured in this post. I notice that recently people are mentioning this brand even more and I did not want to be left out and so, while on holidays in Madeira, I went to the nearest KIKO Milano store and grabbed a couple of products, the KIKO Milano Blooming Glow Revitalizing Face Serum and the Extra Sculpt Waterproof Mascara.
These are products that I have been using non stop and so I though I would review them here on the blog and maybe convince you to buy them - because they are worth it!

First, let's talk about the serum. This was the product I bought because the guy in the store said I needed to have it and I wanted to know why!
KIKO Milano Blooming Glow Revitalizing Face SerumI never, ever used any serum before applying my makeup. Normally I just moisturize and prime and I am ready to go. Now there is an extra step I have to take but I guess it is totally worth it.
The KIKO Milano Blooming Glow Revitalizing Face Serum claims to have vitamin PP, A and E microspheres to give the skin a boost of moisture, evenness and luminosity. After application, the complexion appears soft, even and radiant.
Packed in a beautiful airless glass bottle, the formula is preserved and you can actually see how much you still have - love that.
I love the fact that I can see all the little tiny particles and this feels like an high end product but only retails for £13.99.
This is a product that I apply after my moisturizer (I know, it is suppose to be the other way but this is how it works for me) and I can definitely notice a difference when applying my makeup.
The foundations glides much smoother into my skin and I can spread it evenly without much effort, giving my complexion a much smother look.
One thing that I was expecting from it was to kind of hide any fine lines and also prevent my concealer from creasing and that is something it did not do for me. I guess it is just my skin, because I have tried so many products that people love - like concealers that don't crease in others - but it never works for me. Still need to find that little gem.
Anyways, this is a great serum that gives my skin a nice glow, keeping it hydrated. It does not make me look greasy or whatsoever. Will definitely be repurchasing it.

The next product I picked up from KIKO Milano was the Extra Sculpt Waterproof Mascara. You all know that I have been looking for a mascara that gives me length, volume and holds the curl and I can finally say that I found it! YESS!

KIKO Milano Extra Sculpt Waterproof Mascara
This is a volumizing mascara with a thick yet creamy texture that applies easily and it is buildable without looking chunky and I love that about it.
The applicator it is quite thick and it has an hourglass shape that helps you to get to those tiny inner corner lashes.
I am quite messy when applying my mascara and so with this thick applicator I have to be extra careful to not get it all over the place.
With this mascara I get that extra volume needed, great length and the fact that is waterproof means that it holds the lash curl much better than the other regular mascaras and that is a pro to me as I have such tiny, flat lashes!
I also apply this to my bottom lashes and I love the effect that it gives.
With such a thick formula you would expect it to be very clumsy and chunky but it is nothing like that.
It is so creamy and easy to apply that you would be surprised.
I am definitely going to be repurchasing this mascara too, unless I find a better one!
The KIKO Milano Extra Sculpt Waterproof Mascara retails for £8.99 - it is definitely a great price for an amazing quality product! Have you ever tried it before? 

For my first go ever with KIKO Milano products I have to say that I am really impressed and now I am a fan of this brand. There are a few products that I will want to try in a near future but if there are any that you really recommend, please let me know!
If you are like me and never tried any KIKO Milano makeup, these two products would be a great start! You should definitely give them a go!



  1. would love to try them :)

    jess x |

  2. That serum looks amazing! I need to try out Kiko x

  3. I'm dying to try some more Kiko products! I love all of their stuff, so pretty and affordable! I will definitely be trying these! <3

    The Dazzle Guide

  4. The face serum looks interesting with all the bits in it! x

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

  5. It is really good & refreshing. Also it smells so nice!

  6. After trying these two, I will definitely be buying more products from their brand x

  7. let me know what u think about them x

  8. Oh I've heard about KIKO Milano but never got to try them out! Dying to try that mascara now :) x Alona

  9. I love Kiko, but I'm yet to try any of their skincare. I love the look of the serum xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

  10. I love kiko products, I'm dying to try the face serum!!

    Georgia Rose ||

  11. I've never tried any Kiko products :O though I'd really love too! Especially their lipsticks which look amazing. I used to have a face wash that had the little particles in it, which made me really enjoy using it haha!

    Sally - DiagonSally

  12. I love your photography, Lisa! That serum has got such cute packaging, it's unfortunate it doesn't work as well as you'd hoped! I really want to try some Kiko products, but I still haven't come across one of their stores! Btw, I'm Brazilian so it's super cool that you're portuguese!! haha xxx

    Fernanda |

  13. Your photography is so pretty hun! I have only tried two products from KIKO though, but I love them both. I would highly recommend their liquid liner pen, it makes it so easy to create perfect flicks. Also their wet and dry eyeshadows, they're so pigmented! I have their famous gold shade in the number 208 and this one is so perfect as a highlighter too. The KIKO Blooming Glow Revitalizing Face Serum sounds amazing as well. I really want that glowing look for the Spring/Summer time, so I'm definitely going to try this after reading your review.:D

    - - My Current Go-To Make-up Look

  14. I really wish I had easier access to Kiko items. There isn't one in the state I live in (at least not that I know of) but I could order online but it's not the same ;) xx

  15. Great products! Love these photos!

    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  16. That serum sounds pretty amazing for the price! I'm also intrigued by the mascara, it seems to be getting pretty great reviews!


  17. The mascara is now my favourite. I have never tried the Too Faced Better Than Sex but the brush of the KIKO mascara e so similar and it gives such volume and length that I would probably think it is kind of the same x

  18. Ordering online is never the same, I love seeing the makeup and lipsticks.. I really only order online when I know I love that product x