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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Kiko Cosmetics Generation Next Collection


Kiko is fast-becoming one of my favourite makeup brands and whenever I visit one of their stores I'm literally like a kid in a candy store! With a seemingly endless array of different colours and formulations - it's pure makeup heaven really!! If you're unfamiliar with Kiko then the best way that I can describe the brand is by saying that it's a bit like going to MAC, except more purse-friendly!

Some of you will know that Kiko bring out four fashion collections each year, and for Spring 2015 Kiko launched the Generation Next collection. The collection celebrates the future by featuring luminous layers of colour with innovative formulas and textures. I was really excited about trying out a few bits from the collection for myself, although the hard part was deciding on which products to try as it's such a fantastic collection! After a bit of deliberating, here's what I chose:

CC Cream Cushion (£15.90) | Link

Description: Lightweight colour-perfecting foundation with SPF 25 for a radiant complexion and even-looking skin. The fluid texture is easily absorbed and blends with the skin to conceal discolourations and imperfections. The UVB sunscreens help protect the epidermis.

Cushion foundations have existed in the Korean beauty market for a few years now and I’m really glad that this technology has finally been brought to our UK shores...and yes this foundation is very comparable (well, almost identical!) to the Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation.

Kiko CC Cream Cushion | Kiko Makeup

The shiny luxe looking compact contains a mirror along with an applicator puff for application. 
The puff applies the product evenly for a smooth even finish. 

Inside the compact you have a sponge - i.e 'cushion' soaked in foundation. To apply the foundation you simply press the applicator puff into the liquid cushion, then gently pat the product onto your face. It really is as simple as that, making this form of foundation perfect for those new to makeup/applying foundation - yes fret not my dears, with a cushion foundation you need not worry about blending or faffing around with makeup brushes.

Kiko Generation Next collection CC Cream Cushion | Kiko makeup | beauty blog | UK beauty blog | British Beauty Blogger 
The foundation has quite a fluid watery texture but when applied it provides buildable medium to full coverage. It feels very light and comfortable on the skin and evened out my skin tone nicely leaving me with an overall flawless natural looking finish - yup I love it!! So far I'm currently really loving this foundation and the handy compact is perfect for top-ups on-the-go. Note: Combination skin types like mine will probably benefit from using this type of foundation with a primer and setting powder.

The CC Cream Cushion is available in six different shades - I have the shade Neutral 90 which is a tad dark for me but should be workable for when I'm tanned:

Kiko Generation Next collection CC Cream Cushion | beauty blog | UK beauty blog | British Beauty Blogger 
Mosaic Highlighter (£14.90) | Link

Description: Multi-colour illuminating powder enriched with light-reflecting pearls for naturally glowing skin. The product's five different shades help you create a flawless complexion.

I absolutely adore this product!! ...and yes it is a Guerlain Meteorites dupe - yup another high-end makeup dupe for us makeup lovers to swoon over!

Kiko Mosaic Highlighter | Kiko makeup | beauty blog | UK beauty blog | British Beauty Blogger | www.thebellenarrative.com 
Isn't this the prettiest product ever??!! I was afraid of the pretty pattern spoiling/fading with use, but to my absolute delight it still looks fine after several uses!

This is a really excellent quality powder highlighter that imparts a subtle, pretty shimmer. The gorgeous silky soft texture blends and applies beautifully, and let me just tell you how fine and delicate the resulting shimmer is! It is not the slightest bit coarse or gritty, and I would go as far to say that the quality is comparable to my high-end products, especially my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade. ...Except that I like the Kiko Mosaic Highlighter better as the gold-toned shimmer suits my skin tone better than Lightscapade.

The Kiko Mosaic Highlighter comes in one shade - '01 Future Light' which should suit all skin tones. As you can see from the swatch below the shade is a lovely gold-toned shimmer:

Kiko Mosaic Highlighter swatch 01 Future Light | Kiko makeup | beauty blog | UK beauty blog | British Beauty Blogger | www.thebellenarrative.com 
I adore this product to bits - it's an absolute must-have ladies!!

Generation Next Face Brush (£15.90) | Link

Description: Face brush, ideal for applying powdered products, such as bronzers, blushes, highlighters and face powders. The soft and compact synthetic bristles ensure that the product is applied evenly.

When I saw how pretty this brush was I just had to have it! I really love the pretty pink bristles and colourful purple handle!

Kiko Generation Next Face Brush | Kiko Makeup Brushes


This is a great quality makeup brush, the bristles are very soft and it picks up and applies product beautifully, and so far I can't fault it one bit. I haven't noticed any shedding yet either so I'm seriously thinking about getting another one of these brushes!

My overall thoughts

The Generation Next collection’s luxe shiny silver packaging has captured my heart so it’s a shame that it is limited edition, but I guess that means that I'll just have to stock up on my favourites! I have a spring and summer full of events (engagement parties and weddings - I'm actually a bridesmaid!) so I think that I chose the right products for the job. The amazing CC Cream Cushion foundation and highlighter will definitely help me look all gorgeous and radiant - and of course I have the pretty pink bristled brush for applying the highlighter. Overall a great set of products and I'll definitely keep on exploring Kiko's limited edition collections in future.

The Kiko Generation Next collection is available from Kiko Stores nationwide and online at www.kikocosmetics.co.uk.

I did also pick up the Face blush brush which is part of Kiko's permanent collection, but I wanted to keep this post based on the Generation Next collection so I'll review that in a later post for you.

What do you think of Kiko's spring collection? Are you a Kiko fan too?!

Aimee x


Disclaimer: I was very kindly given a gift voucher to buy products of my own choosing for review

56 comments:

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it :) x

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  2. That mosaic highlighter looks lovely! I love the design x

    Blushhx

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  3. I love KIKO, their products are so good and the packaging looks similar to high-end brand. The highlighter looks really cute, but my favourite from your picks is the face blush brush. It looks like the perfect tool for contouring.

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    1. It really is, I'm so impressed with the quality! x

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  4. I love love love Kiko, I have only just discovered it and I am just like you, a kid in a candy shop haha!!

    Lifestyle Funxion

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    1. I think Kiko has fast become one of my favourite makeup stores :)

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  5. Lovely products!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  6. These are all so gorgeous!
    Have a successful day dear!

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  7. I love KIKO, great post !

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  8. Their products look so good! I have always wanted to try out KIKO (: x

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    1. You should definitely try Kiko!

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  9. you made excellent choices...the first foundation that comes with the spunge sounds great....and that illuminating powder (second product) is indeed one of the pretties beauty products I have seen. I don't know much about brushes, but the one you selected seems wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Ivana, I'm in love with everything that I choose :) x

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  10. This makeup I had never use and love the packaging
    the highlight my favorite stunning shades great presentation.

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    1. They're such gorgeous products, the packaging is lovely :)

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    1. Thanks so much hun, I'm really looking forward to it :)

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  12. I love Kiko too! Their nail polishes are amazing!
    Thanks for sharing Aimee!
    XO
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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    1. Such a fab brand isn't it :)
      I'm actually going to pick up some nice summery nail polish shades soon! x

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  13. Lovely post! :)

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  14. Absolutely in love with the highlighter, Aimee! I'm sure you face shimmers like the stars :D

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  15. That highlighter looks soooo pretty!

    X Marjolein
    http://misscocoblue.blogspot.com

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  16. I haven't tried Kiko products before but they look and sound so good! I really love the sound of the CC cream and will have to give it a try myself! The highlighter looks so pretty! x

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  17. I really like that CC, it looks that it has great quality :)

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  18. The brush and the highlighter look gorgeous! x

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  19. This sounds like a great product to review, I think my fave and the one im interested in is the highlighter, sounds good! :)


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  20. I've kind of fallen in love with KIKO only recently but they're such an amazing brand for make up. These products all look really lovely as well! I especially like the Mosaic Highlighter - it really is super pretty ♥

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  21. Very lovely post dear:)
    xoxo Antonella <3

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  22. The blush seems amazing!!

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  23. I'm not sure if we have Kiko here. but I really love the highlighter. It's so gorgeous.

    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  24. Oh wow, I love the look of the Kiko highlighter, the colour is gorgeous. There's a Kiko store near me that I walk past all the time, I must make a note to actually visit.

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

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  25. you have a lovely blog! :)

    http://www.itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  26. Wow, stunning products. ^^
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  27. The powder highlighter is so pretty and I love the pink brush!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  28. nice pics!

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  29. I just love this Brand !
    Kiko's products are always so great !
    xoxo,

    http://atwednesdaysiwearpink.blogspot.com/

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  30. Nice product! I love Kiko :)

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  31. I love Kiko products, great post!

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  32. Amazingb products! I need to try Kiko asap I see so many bloggers raving about them! Think this duo will look incredible on you when your a bridesmaid! Perfect wedding makeup
    Sophie Jenner
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  33. your blog is adorable and I guess I have to try Kiko now! That CC cream looks amaze :) joined with GFC and hope you will do the same

    xoxo
    Chic Dream Jar

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  34. Great review. I'm also a Kiko's fan. I especially love its lip pencils and nail polishes. That brush looks great, I want it now!

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman

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  35. The mosaic highlighter looks great :) I'll have to check this brand out

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  36. I love the sound of the Kiko highlighter, very pretty colours and packaging too! xx

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  37. Highlighter looks amazing!

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  38. I love KIKO. Great post .

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  39. I love Kiko cosmetics, great review!:)
    M
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