28 Aug 2015

KIKO Rose Gold Makeup: Rebel Romantic Review

How could any lady resist this glorious rose gold collection by KIKO? Rebel Romantic is far from only affordable but a truly inspiring, high end looking release. Hands down, this is the most sophisticated line of makeup I've seen in a while. From velvety outer packaging toward inner rose gold or edgy cobalt compacts. You can either choose to be a romantic soul or fierce and edgy princess. Rebel Romantic includes a variety of different makeup gems, accessories and tools. Believe it or not, everything is absolutely outstanding.

Perfecting Bronzer (12,90€, online) is the most astonishing piece out of entire Rebel Romantic Collection. A center piece that caught your attention with embossed details and similar concept as Charlotte Tilbury's blushers. Illuminating but matte perfecting powder blends the outer bronzer seamlessly. Velvety smooth texture could easily compete with higher end brands. 01 Light to Medium has a pink toned perfecting powder while darker option has a lavender tinged powder. This particular product is light enough for pale ladies but still pigmented and warm to satisfy medium skintones as well. You can use it mixed or separately for bronzing or setting your foundation. Longevity is also impressive as it doesn't budge or transfer for entire day. The only problem I've come across is that the inner design is too gorgeous to ruin.

Rebel Bouncy Blush (9,90€, online) is a cream to powder blush upon my surprise. On the first touch it feels like a dry mousse like cream product that looks like a genuine textured powder blush. Instead, it's a soft to the touch formula that needs to be blended quickly to achieve dry cream blush effect. It has a satin matte finish which is a rare find among drugstore array. It's indeed, perfect for oily skintypes and lasts entire day. 03 Treasure Rose is a mauve rose neutral pink with a slight berry undertone that would suit most skintones. Also, KIKO staff kindly applauded my choice as it has such a unique texture and concept. Besides amazing long wearing effect, it can also multitask as a matte stain on your lips.

Intensely Lavish Lipstick (6,90€, online) amazes with comfortable wear and satin/matte finish. KIKO claims it to be a ''creamy lipstick with an intense and bright colour'' which is true, but I haven't expected satin/matte like finish upon first application. Texture awfully reminds me of my current favourite lipstick formula - Maybelline Creamy Mattes. Formula is lightweight but highly opaque with one swipe. As you layer it, texture becomes slightly more nourishing and creamy. They are really long lasting and they evenly fade with eating or drinking. I choose the lightest shade out of them all, called 01 Lusty Peony, a flattering true deeper rose. Highly, highly recommend. Also, lipstick tube is perfectly weighted as YSL lipsticks and they close with magnetic cap.

Rebel Romantic Mirror (5,90€, online) as a accessory part of the collection, captures elegance with rose gold packaging. It has double mirrored inside, one of them has 2x magnification. This will be a perfect fit into my upcoming blog photos.

Without further ado, I'm letting you know that I'm absolutely charmed by Rebel Romantic Collection. You need at least one piece as products are all truly astonishing, outside and quality wise. For the first time I'm actually reconsidering ordering another batch of missed products due to my excitement and their outstanding performance. You need to try at least one Intensely Lavish lipstick and a blush or two. Perfecting Bronzer is glorious but not a must have if you can resist the design. All in all, this is one of the best collections I've seen in a while from KIKO Cosmetics. While I'm having a lukewarm relationship with their standard products (ugh,packaging is far from appealing), this collection blew my mind. KIKO also ships worldwide with reasonable shipping prices online. I am not sponsored by KIKO by any means but I sure wish I would be.