A New Obsession For Lazy Make Up Days (or when I’m just in a rush)

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Hey Peeps,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! So today I’m back with another review! Yay! If you happen to follow me on Instagram and/or Twitter ( which you obviously totally should haha) you might know that I recently went on a little shopping trip to Kiko and picked up a highlighter, a lipstick and two eyeshadow products. Okay, so I’m obsessed with all of them but today I want to focus on the eye make up as I’ve been honestly using it almost every single day and I’m just obsessed! Like seriously obsessed!

Okay, the first product I picked up was the Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow. Originally, I wanted a different shade but it was sold out so I thought I’d play it save and go for a color I’d love anyway and I ended up purchasing the shade 06, which is the most stunning bronzed shade. It reminds me a lot of Maybelline’s infamous color tattoo in On and On Bronze or whatever it’s called. I always find myself going for taupes and bronzed shades because I love how they emphasize my blue eyes. Anyway.. basically this is a creamy eyeshadow in a stick form. You twist the bottom and the product comes out at the top. Very simple! This product promises that it doesn’t transfer and lasts 8 hours! Now that sure sounds good to me! Firstly I haven’t had any issues with this product transferring or smudging and it really does last long! I haven’t checked if it’s actually 8 hours but I usually put this on in the morning and when I come back home at around 4 or 5 it’s still looking good, so what more could I want?

I love doing my make up! It’s one of my favorite things to do (don’t judge!) and I love playing around with loads of products but then again I also love sleep and my bed. So to be totally honest, on most days when I have to get up early my bed wins over make up and I’d rather stay cuddled up in bed for 5 more minutes than worry about my eye make up. This product is amazing for days like these! Basically what I do is use the other eye shadow which I will come to in a second and apply this over my lid and then I go in with this and I will apply it halfway along my eye lid, within my crease and I’m done! Okay, I usually will use a light shimmery shade to highlight my brow bone but then I’ll be done! Takes me 2 minutes. I’ll put on some mascara and I’m good to go.

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Okay, so let’s move on two eyeshadow number 2 which is called the Kiko Eyetech Look Eyeshadow. Mine is in the shade 117, which is this gorgeous shimmery greyish bronzy taupe shade. (I suck at describing colors. I know) I absolutely love applying this just all over my eye lid because it’s such a nice neutral shade that pretty much goes with anything. This product comes with a sponge applicator and basically you screw off the bottom and then you find the product kind of in the lid of the product. Okay, this probably makes no sense but I hope you get what I mean from the pictures.

This eyeshadow is more of a really finely milled powder and it’s fairly shimmery but I really like this at it is not too over the top and perfect for a neutral every day look in my eyes. Kiko promises that it lasts up to 10 hours. Again I will apply this in the morning around 7.30ish and when I get home after university seminars and lectures my eye make up is still intact and looking good. Sometimes the color has faded a bit but nothing major.

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In conclusion I love love love these two products on days I’m either in a rush or just can’t leave my bed! They’re so easy to apply and they last! They don’t move around or smudge and they’re really affordable! I know I will be paying my local Kiko store another visit soon picking up more shades!

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Have you tried any Kiko products lately? Any recommendations?

As always thank you lovely people so much for reading!

XO,

Sophie

Kiko Golden Game Sculpting Bronzer

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As you might have seen in one of my recent haul posts, I bought the Kiko Golden Game Sculpting Bronzer in 01 radiant Honey. Having heard so many good things about this product I was really excited to try it.

First of all I really like the packaging. The sculpting powder comes in a rather chunky white packaging and when you open it up you get quite the big mirror. The product itself contains two bronzer shades, a lighter and a darker one, and a gorgeous highlighter.

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The two bronzers aren’t insanely pigmented and you need a bit more of product to get the look you want, however, this might be quite handy if you are just starting out with contouring and you don’t want to over do it, because that can happen quite fast. I also really like how it comes with two different shades. You can either use the lighter one to add that bronzed glow and the darker one for contouring or, how I like to do it, you just swirl your brush through both of them and mix them up.

Now on to the highlighter. This really is a gorgeous one. It is quite glittery, so a little really goes a long way. All you need is a tiny bit and it will add a beautiful golden shimmery glow to your cheeks.

Considering the price I can definitely recommend this as you get two bronzing shades plus a beautiful highlighter. I’m quite pale, which made contouring quite hard for me at first but with this duo it’s so easy to do even when you are just starting out, because it’s very subtle and it takes a lot of product to really go overboard. Oh and have I managed the adorable packaging?

Have you tried this? What are your favorite products for contouring?

XX

Sophie

Another Week, Another Haul?!

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If you happen to follow me on Instagram (@ablondesworld) you might’ve seen that I’ve been weak again and bought more make up. Yes, I know in my last haul post, which is sadly just a week old, I promised there won’t be any new make up haul posts coming up any time too soon but, oh well, looks like I’m breaking that promise. I do have an explanation though! Last weekend my best friend and I went out for some make up shopping and I ended up buying a foundation. She wanted a lipstick but couldn’t find one she really wanted (I know I’d never have that problem for sure), so we decided to go to a Mac counter this weekend, which we did yesterday. When we were there one thing lead to another and I came home with a few more things than I intended to buy. I think I need to put myself on a spending ban now. But anyway… let’s see what I got, shall we?

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Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in light

I’ve mentioned this on this little blog of mine what feels like a million times but it’s my holy grail powder and I love it. Unfortunately I used up my old one completely, so I had to get a new one. Makes sense, right?

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter in Soft & Gentle

This is probably one of the prettiest little things I own. I absolutely love this highlighter. Clumsy me though, I dropped my old one and it was completely shattered and smashed into tiny little pieces of dust. Trust me, it was a very sad day. Now I finally repurchased it because I just needed this beauty back in my life.

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Mac Eyeshadow in Cranberry

Everyone seems to love this one. It is such a gorge shade for fall and I’ve been wanting to by it for ages but for some reason never did. Now that it’s fall it keeps coming up on my Twitter timeline and many of the blogs I read. Hence I decided to finally take the plunge and buy it after all.

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Kiko Golden Game Sculpting Bronzer in 01 Radiant Honey

The first time I ever went into a Kiko store must have been about four years ago. I’d never heard of the brand before but they nada sale going on, so I grabbed a few things. For some, to me unknown reason though. I never went back. Not a whole lot of people I knew knew this brand and so I kind of forgot about it. Lately Kiko has been pretty hyped up though and getting a lot of attention. I’ve digged up my old Kiko products and remembered, that I actually really liked them, which was quite obvious as well because all of the products were pretty used up. I guess I just never went back for more because they only have stores in bigger cities and not too close to where I live. However I came across one of there stores yesterday and had to go in. Lots of their products have been getting so much love lately and especially this highlighter and bronzing duo has been quite hyped up, so I’m interested ins eyeing how good it really is. Or how well it works for me. The packaging, however, is absolutely stung already.

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NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee

If you have been following my blog for a while now you might be familiar with my obsession for these lip glosses. I only own two oft them but I just had to add another to my small but growing collection. These are my favorite lip glosses ever atm. I’m obsessed and that’s okay. I even enabled my best friend to get one and she’s not all that into make up.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 611 Yoghurt

Since I loved the NYX butter glosses I thought it was time to branch out and try some more of there products. After looking through the shelves and swatching a few products I opted for this one. I don’t own a lot of eye shadow pencils, which is a shame because they are ideal for lazy days. The color of this one is a pretty light brown with some slightly pink undertones. It’s just a gorgeous color and I can’t wait to try it out.

This concludes my little haul. And when I say there really won’t be another make up haul too son I really hope I mean it this time.

Thanks for reading!

XX

Sophie