Matte liquid lipsticks are all the rage right now and here I am, craving a beautiful lipgloss. I picked up this Kiko Milano 3D Hydra Lipgloss when I was in Italy back in September and I am absolutely in love with everything about it.
KIKO 3D Hydra Lipgloss in 07
First off, the packaging. It comes in a box… I chuck this out anyway so Kiko doesn’t get any points for that, BUT… the lipgloss tube itself! The shape of it is beautiful but what’s better is that you can see and feel when it’s closed because the shape of the wand lines up with the shape of the tube and it makes a little click. This packaging is perfection, aesthetically pleasing and practical.
Now here’s the thing about lipgloss… Not everybody likes it (no shit). I like my lipgloss to be thick and to feel a bit sticky on my lips. When a lipgloss is a bit sticky, I find that it lasts a lot longer on my lips. I love the Mac Lipglasses for this reason, they’re very thick and very sticky but they last a really long time. This Kiko lipgloss formula doesn’t quite beat the Mac Lipglasses but it comes in pretty close!
I love how this is thick enough to make my lips look a little bit plumper and as for the “hydra” bit of the name, yes, it is indeed very hydrating.
I love this particular colour, shade 07. It’s a perfect pinky nude colour that’s just perfect in my eyes. It’s the colour that I wish that my lips could be.
I love everything about this lipgloss, it’s really truly stunning and it exceeded all of my expectations.
KikoMilano_Hydra Gloss 3D
This is certainly worth picking up if you’re at a Kiko store and you’re into thick sticky lipglosses.
Recently, Catrice Malta kindly sent me a lovely PR package with some Catrice favourites and this red lipstick was one of the products.
The packaging of this lipstick looks like a crayon and this promises to be a 6 hour wear matte lipstick.
So my first impressions of this lipstick is that the colour is a perfect red and I was really impressed with how pigmented it is. One swipe gave me a full coverage.
Here’s what it looks like on my lips…
When I applied this, I found it quite difficult to get nice clear edges with this shape of bullet. It was quite difficult to get my cupid’s bow looking right. I did end up having to clean it up with some concealer.
I do love the coverage and the colour of red. It is certainly very matte but I felt like this lipstick immediately started drying out my lips.
After a couple of hours, this started to look quite dry and flaky and for this reason, I’m not a fan of this lipstick. I own many other red lipsticks and this is one that will be quite far down my list of red lipsticks of choice.
I am disappointed by how this wears because I do love the colour and the finish. That said, this isn’t a lipstick I can recommend unless your lips are perfectly moist and you’re not worried about drying and flaking.
I spent this evening at the brand spanking new Flormar store that opened right opposite Bay Street in Malta, next to the I Am accessories store. The event was to celebrate the new store and to introduce us to the new Flormar range. This is Flormar’s second shop in Malta, read about my first trip to Flormar in Paola here.
The new collection consists of the two types of BB Creams: The Blur Effect BB Cream and the Anti-Blemish BB Cream. The blur effect BB Cream helps conceal imperfections and contains SPF 30 and the Anti Blemish BB Cream is oil free with a mattifying effect that’s suitable for blemished and combination to oily skin.
Flormar Blur Effect BB Cream
The next product is the Match BB Lip Balm that has customised shades that adapt to your lips according to your lips PH Balance.
Flormar Match BB Lip Balm
Flormar also came out with an Extreme Matte Lipstick. The first thing that caught my eye with this lipstick is the really interesting bullet shape that it has. It is SO pretty! When one of the bloggers pointed this out to me I went to pick up one of the lipsticks… you know.. to have a better look at the shape, and I low key hit it with my nail and ruined it. Shh!
Anyway… This lippie is meant to be very matte and not drying on the lips. It’s worth getting this just to look at the diamond shape of it. I won’t hit yours, I promise.
Flormar Extreme Matte Lipstick
Finally, there’s the new Satin Matte Blush hat comes in six different shades and the packaging comes with a tiny brush and a small mirror. I love how the packaging of this lets you see the colour of the blush from inside while also containing a small mirror. I love this packaging from Flormar.
Flormar Satin Matte Blush
Do go check out the new store in Paceville and check out these new products.
Thank you Flormar Malta for inviting me to this awesome event!
I’m constantly on the hunt for the perfect lipstick, and the perfect liquid to matte lipstick formula. I recently bought a couple of Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes and now it’s time for a review!
The colours I got are called Adorable, a pinky nude beige shade and Covet, a deep dark vampy brown colour. I got mine from Amazon, Covet from here, and Adorable from here.
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in Adorable
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in Covet
I am absolutely blown away by the quality of these lipsticks. The dark brown shade works better than some dark shades from Kat Von D. This goes on very smoothly and it gives off a very pigmented and even swatch just at one swipe.
These lipsticks are not drying but they’re not hydrating either. I think it’s quite impossible to make a hydrating matte liquid lipstick.
As for longevity, these stay on my lips until I wipe them off. If I eat, they fade but they don’t crumble.
As for price, they’re almost half the price of Kat Von D and Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks. They are as good as, if not better than the more expensive brands of liquid lipsticks and I’m really really glad that I bought Milani Covet instead of Jeffree Star’s Dominatrix (a shade I’ve been eyeing for a while).
I’m in love with the dark brown shade and I’ll be getting a lot of use from it during the autumn months and the nude shade is now permanently in my handbag and it’s my go to nude liquid lipstick.
These lipsticks are fantastic, and I highly recommend them!