Kiko Free Soul Blurring Eye Balm ($20) is a new blurring eye balm that smooths and hydrates the eye area while giving it a fresh, radiant look. This is a limited edition launch from the Kiko Free Soul Collection which bugs me something silly because at first I actually didn’t like this but after using it for a while now I’m disappointed that it might disappear!
Kiko Free Soul Blurring Eye Balm is an odd product as the description reads it’ll camouflaged blemishes, smooth the eye contour area, and add instant radiance and freshness to eyes. Wait, what? Blemishes? Not sure where that came into play.
At first, it seemed like they might be recreating Clarins Instant Smooth Line Correcting Concentrate or L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Eye Smoother both of which contain silicone and have a thicker, creamier texture to fill fine lines and prep for concealer.
But in reality that’s not the case at all. This formula is actually much, much thinner and almost gel-like in texture. I instantly hated it because it has some a sort of gold iridescent look to it. I don’t really like shimmer of any kind under my eyes as I feel like it puts a spotlight on my puffiness and finer lines. I was quite wary to try it due to this as it seems like gold mica was laced into the formula. Thanks but no thanks.
None the less I started using it.
It has a ball applicator which resembles a smaller version of the one on the Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream. I’m actually boring and just squirt a small amount onto my ringer finger and apply but you can give yourself a little massage with the applicator should you like.
The texture absorbs very quickly and it feels light and refreshing. There’s enough moisture to go without an eye cream so I’ve taken to using it after my eye cream to prep my eyes for concealer and I feel like it truly excels in that area. There’s not a lot of truly beneficial ingredients here but it does seem to smooth my lines and preps well for concealer allowing it to apply smoothly. The moisture it provides allows concealer to apply without tugging and my eyes look quite fresh with it worn under my concealer. Oddly enough, it’s become a daily part of my routine since I like what it does for my eyes.
But as I said, there’s nothing extremely beneficial here. It’s not going to treat fine lines or puffiness, it’s not going to conceal, but for some reason it does give my eyes a fresher more awake look. That made it worth the purchase!
I probably wouldn’t recommend you pay the full $20 price for it but if you happen to score it on sale I’d say try it out!
Kiko Free Soul Blurring Eye Balm is available now at kikocosmetics.com.