April 19, 2018

Kiko Free Soul Blurring Eye Balm Review & Swatches

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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!

Sad sigh!

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.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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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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  • Deb

    Hey Muse, have you tried Kiel’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector? I looked at your archives briefly and didn’t see a review so I just wanted to mention it to you. I found it because I was hunting for something for eyes with spf. It has spf 30 so I decided to give it a go. I don’t have bags or dark circles or puffiness so I can’t speak to those. BUT… I have much redness on my upper and lower lids and such dry skin. If I don’t conceal I look like I’ve just come off of a crying jag. This stuff is a concealer and spf eye cream in one. And honestly I was surprised by how well it’s working. It’s not a super heavy duty concealer but it does disguise my redness. And most importantly, it doesn’t drag or cake or crease or splotch on my oh so dry eye skin.

    • Isabella Muse

      I haven’t! I did try the Kiel’s Clearly Corrective Perfector Serum! But didn’t see much change in my skin tone. Interesting! I’ll have to check it out thanks Deb ;D

      • Deb

        I would recommend trying to swatch it somewhere first…if you can. The pigment isn’t strong and I don’t know if it would be enough for you. But the formula is good.

    • Torty

      I confirm that Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector is well worth trying. I use it on top of my eye cream, put my foundation on, an eye concealer (MAC) and then apply Laura Mercier’s Secret eye Brightening Powder.

  • Amy

    thanks for the review! I’ll wait for a discount price and get it then 🙂