December 11, 2015

Kiko Shining Star Lip Lacquer Review & Swatches

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Kiko Shining Star Lip Lacquer Shiny Liquid Lipstick ($11) is a new limited edition liquid lipstick that launched with the Kiko Holiday 2015 in four different shades. Like many Kiko products these have an excellent formula with a budget friendly price.

Let’s take a look!

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Kiko Shining Star Lip Lacquer comes packaged in a festive red box ready for gifting. These come housed in a chubby little barrel that holds 0.2 oz of product and have an attached sponge applicator for application that saturates well with color.

Kiko Shining Star Lip Lacquer

This is a hybrid formula that has the consistency and finish of a gloss but the color pay off of a lipstick. This is a fairly thick formula with a good deal of tackiness and a high shine finish. Although tacky it wore comfortably on my lips for a solid four hours while retaining its shine quite nicely. Application is iffy on drier lips so work on as a smooth a lip surface as possible. I noticed when my lips were prepped well it was a smooth, easy glide but if my lips were dry color dragged, looked patchy, and color fell into my natural lip lines. I recommend exfoliating prior and applying a little Chapstick or soft lip balm before the gloss. These are highly pigmented so they do fall into the liquid lipstick realm but not only due to the opaque color but also because they wear so long! I didn’t notice a flavor or fragrance but they did have a little bit of an unusual taste but nothing fruity, sweet, or anything like that, just kinda a weird under laying flavor that I can’t put a name to. I did notice a very slight tingle after application but nothing that bothered me at all but I thought it worth mentioning for those who are sensitive. The glosses have no shimmer just a pure cream finish with a high lacquer-like shine.

Kiko Shining Star Lip Lacquer Swatches (Cool Mauve, Unique Magenta, Intensive Red, Innocent Sangria)

Kiko Shining Star Lip Lacquer Swatches (Cool Mauve, Unique Magenta, Intensive Red, Innocent Sangria)

Kiko Unique Magenta Shining Star Lip Lacquer

Kiko Unique Magenta Shining Star Lip Lacquer

Kiko Shining Star Lip Lacquer Unique Magenta

Kiko Intensive Red Shining Star Lip Lacquer

Kiko Intensive Red Shining Star Lip Lacquer

Kiko Shining Star Lip Lacquer Intensive Red

Kiko Innocent Sangria Shining Star Lip Lacquer

Kiko Innocent Sangria Shining Star Lip Lacquer

Kiko Shining Star Lip Lacquer Innocent Sangria

Kiko Cool Mauve Shining Star Lip Lacquer

Kiko Cool Mauve Shining Star Lip Lacquer

Kiko Shining Star Lip Lacquer Cool Mauve

All in all if you like fully pigmented glosses, which seem to be such a rarity, these bring plenty of color to the table and a good deal of gorgeous shine and long wear!

Plus at $11 bucks each they are a bargain!

Get ’em now at your favorite Kiko store or online at kikocosmetics.com.

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • cecilia

    I’ve been dying to try out some stuff from Kiko for a long time, but the shipping is 16 dollars even if you only order something small, so it is too robbing for me 🙁 It’s a shame because all their things I have seen seems so nice, too.

    • Isabella Muse

      weird as they offer free shipping on a minimum order of $35! I never got charged $16 to ship…strange!

      • cecilia

        Maybe they lowered it, I haven’t checked for a few weeks. Would be nice if they have, I might be getting something after all then 😀

        • Isabella Muse

          right now it is free shipping on all orders but it’s been free shipping since they launched the site on $35 orders or more. Weird you got charged $16!

          • cecilia

            Guess it depends on where you live, to my country it is still expensive 🙁

  • Terry Lam

    These look lovely Muse! Sounds like Dior fluid stick but probably longer lasting. I NEED for $11.00.