Kiko Contouring Pencils Set*

Kiko Contouring Pencil Set

I’ve been seriously impressed with Kiko Cosmetics newest Rebel Romantic Rose Collection. It’s chock-full of stunning shadows, lipsticks and liners, but the product that I got most excited about trying was definitely the Contouring Pencils Set.  Packaged in the most stunning baby pink and rose gold capped crayons, the Contouring Pencil Set is an absolutely perfect way to dip your toe in the contouring trend.

Kiko Contouring Pencil Set. 1

As well as making you look good, the Contour Pencil duo also looks super chic in your makeup bag, but they are as clever as they are pretty! The duo really reminded me of a slightly paired down version of Smashbox’s Contour Stick Trio (here) and they are a really awesome way of getting to grips with adding contouring to your makeup regime.

Kiko Contouring Pencil Set. 3

The Contour Duo consists of a Bronzer and a Highlighting stick, so they are a no-fail way to fake Kardashian-esque cheek bones. To use, I swipe a little of the bronzer stick in the hollows of my cheeks, down the sides of my nose and on the underside of my chin. I then blend, blend, blend so that I’m not left looking too stripy. I add a sweep of blush to the apples of my cheeks, and then add the highlighter down my nose, on my cheekbones, brow bones and to my cupids bow. I then get to work blending again. I then sweep a little of my regular bronzer on top, and I’m absolutely loving the results.

Kiko Contouring Pencil Set. swatch

The formulas of both Contouring Pencils are buttery soft, and the colours blend into skin easily, meaning they don’t look too harsh or cakey once applied. I would say that it’s a pity that there aren’t a selection of colours that the briner is available in, as some very light and dark skin tones may find the colour unsuitable. The highlighting pencil is a complete find though – it adds a subtle sheen, rather than sparkle, and I’ve fallen completely in love with it!

Kiko Cosmetics Contouring Pencils Set is priced at £9.90 and is available here

Kiko Intensely Lavish Lip Pencil – 01 Lusty Peony*

Kiko Intensely Lavish Lip Pencil

If I’m completely honest, I’ve never been one for lip pencils. I know they’ve really seen a resurgence recently (thanks in part, to the weirdness which was the Kylie Jenner over-lining phenomenon) but I’ve never really bothered with them. I think it’s probably because most of my lip products are neutral coloured glosses.

Kiko Intensely Lavish Lip Pencil 1

So, when Kiko’s new Intensely Lavish Lip Pencil in 01 Lusty Peony, I thought it was the perfect time to really give it a go! Matching the Intensely Lavish Lipstick I reviewed here, Kiko’s new Intensely Lavish Lip Pencil is described as a ‘long lasting lip’ pencil with ‘vivid colour’ which is perfect if you’re looking to create a super polished lip look!

Kiko Intensely Lavish Lip Pencil swatch

The texture of Kiko’s lip pencil is beautifully soft, with a great amount of colour payoff. After exfoliating my lips, and prepping them with a little lip balm, I carefully lined my lips using the pencil. 01 Lusty Peony is a beautiful dusky rose shade, which is perfect for creating a pretty, amplified nude lip. The pencil’s soft texture meant I wasn’t left with a scary line around my lips a la Pamela Anderson in 1992, and I mades sure to smudge the liner into my lips afterwards to ensure an even colour. After my lining, I just swiped the Intensely Lavish Lipstick on, and I was good to go. The liner really added to the longevity of the lipstick, without feeling drying to looking too harsh!

Kiko’s Intensely Lavish Lip Pencil is priced at £4.90 and is available here.

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