August 9, 2016

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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The new, limited edition Kiko Finish Line Lipstick ($5.90) arrive with the Kiko Beauty Games Collection for Summer 2016. I’m not exactly Olympic Game material but I can play some role in the beauty games that’s for sure. Seriously though, Kiko’s Beauty Games Collection actually creates an interesting idea. Imagine if we had a yearly beauty game event? We could enroll all our “best athletics” and they can compete in games like applying your lipstick the way Molly Ringwald did in the Breakfast Club, a completely useless but awe aspiring trick. Of course, there would also be a Liquid Eyeliner Event where “athletics” would be judge on their quickness applying a perfect cat eye look.

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What sort of events would you like to see in a beauty games event?

You brain storm while I cook up this review of Kiko Finish Line Lipstick!

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick are available in six shades and look a lot like the chubby little lip pencils available in the Kiko Innocent Desire Lipgloss Set that launched with the Kiko Holiday 2015 Collection. Although shaped the same these are a lot bigger at 0.09 oz in size and also have a creamy, matte finish versus the glossy ones in the Innocent Desire Set.

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Empowered Mauve, Generation Rose, Heroine Red, Deep Red, Fresh Magenta, Visual Fuchsia)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Empowered Mauve, Generation Rose, Heroine Red, Deep Red, Fresh Magenta, Visual Fuchsia)

These are kind of a refreshing change on the typical chubby lip pencils we see as they have a slanted tip for application which gives them a lipstick look. They also have a lipstick formula so, don’t let the packaging full you. One minor rant about the packaging though is the fact they don’t swivel completely down which means you have to be careful when replacing the cap less you slice off a chunk of lipstick. I’m always a sad panda about lipsticks or balms that don’t swivel completely down.

I’m not much of a matte lipstick kind of girl but these have a creamy formula that glides on easily without dragging. The matte finish wears lightly and comfortably without drying out my lips. I did have problems with one shade, Generation Rose, which did had a tendency to fall into my natural lip lines. Aside from this the other colors performed very well and wore for a solid four hours without feathering or migrating. They all had excellent pigmentation with Generation Rose being the sheerest of the six colors. With Fall on the horizon I’d highly recommend a purchase of Empowered Mauve. Despite the name, this isn’t really a mauve but more of a rosy terracotta which I thought made for a lovely autumn shade.

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Fresh Magenta)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Fresh Magenta)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Fresh Magenta)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Fresh Magenta)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Visual Fuchsia)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Visual Fuchsia)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Visual Fuchsia)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Visual Fuchsia)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Generation Rose)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Generation Rose)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Generation Rose)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Generation Rose)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Deep Red)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Deep Red)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Deep Red)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Deep Red)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Heroine Cherry)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Heroine Cherry)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Heroine Cherry)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Heroine Cherry)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Empowered Mauve)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Empowered Mauve)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Empowered Mauve)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick (Empowered Mauve)

Kiko Finish Line Lipstick are a great little addition to your matte lipstick wardrobe collection and they won’t break the bank at under $6 each (Free Shipping on orders of $15 or more).

Get ’em now at kikocosmetics.com.

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This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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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 or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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