Black Friday Haul 2014!!

Monday, December 01, 2014

Hello gorgeous! 

Sooo last Friday was Black Friday, and Kiko had crazy sales and I simply couldn't contain myself :p
I came home with 6 lipsticks - yeah I know, a bit too much, but then again, each one of the Smart Lipsticks was 1.75€ (originally 3.90€!) and the Luscious Cream lipstick was 3,50€ (originally 6.90€!), so if you think about it, it's actually a GREAT deal. 

Just a little warning: the pictures aren't COMPLETELY perfect, because I wanted to put this up today (Monday), but you still get the real color pay off and that's what matters the most! 

So without further do, let's start the haul!

Starting off with the Luscious Cream Lipstick, how gorgeous is that packaging?! I got the color #507 Peach Rose, and the name is pretty self explanatory. It's a peachy, pink toned nude. It's beyond beautiful! I'm not a nude lipstick person, to be honest I like darker colors or more "my lips but better" kind of colors, but the moment I swatched this on my hand, I was sold! 

As you can see, it's a nice warm peachy nude and it surprisingly goes really nicely with my pale complexion and it doesn't make me look dead or washed out. 
I have to say, though, that it will show the lines on your lips and if your lips are chapped, just skip this formula all together, because it's so creamy that it gathers a bit on chapped areas and on fine lines. But if the only thing concerning you are the fine lines, then just pat your finger on your lips after applying this, or blot your lips or even (if you want to make this lipstick more matte) set your lips with some translucent powder and it should stop the lipstick from moving! 

Moving on to the Smart Lipsticks, I got the color #903 Candy Rose, which you can see above that this is a "my lips but better" kind of color. It's definitely a pinker, sheerer version of the Luscious Cream lipstick that I got, which makes it less nude and more wearable on a daily basis. Also, you don't have to think a lot when you put this lipstick on, you can literally apply this on your way to work/school without a mirror and it will look good, which is a great plus. 

This is a creamy formula but it isn't as rich as the Luscious Cream formula, so it won't gather on fine lines or dry patches, which is great if you have those problems, like I do. 
This is definitely going to be one of my go-to lipsticks, since it adds the right amount of pink to my face without being too much, it makes me look well rested, hydrated and over all really well, so I really recommend this color, and this comes from a person who usually doesn't gravitate towards these kind of colors in store, because looking at the bullet it looks WAY pinker than it actually is. So if you can, give this one a try! 

This is the color #909 Cherry Red. Honestly I don't think this is a cherry red, for me this is more of a Snow White/ apple red. It's a GORGEOUS blue-based deep red, and it's SO creamy! It's amazing! It's really easy to apply, it doesn't settle into fine lines, it shows dry patches a little bit but nothing over the top, and because it's blue based, it makes your teeth look really white - who doesn't like that?! 
It suits my skin a LOT better than the previous red one that I reviewed (#908 True Red), which is an orange based red, and I see myself wearing this a LOT this Winter since I get extra pale, so once again, if you can, get this one! 

This is the color #913 Rosewood. I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS LIPSTICK! It's a beautiful mauve-y pink, it's so creamy, it's so rich, as you can see above that it doesn't settle into fine lines a lot, which was one of my concerns when I swatched it in the store but GOD DAMN YES! It looks so pretty, so chic and if you have an edgier (or even really feminine, vintage) style and you don't really like bright pinks or vibrant pinks on your lips, but you still want a nice punch of color, this lipstick has to be in your collection. It's one my favorite lipsticks from my entire collection, and trust me - I have a TON of lipsticks. 
So, once again, I really recommend this lipstick :p 

This is the color #914 Amaranth. I am finally getting this color! I've been eyeing it since March and i just could never justify getting such a dark color (it's not that dark, but it's quite dark) that I'm not going to be wearing all the time, but it was 1.75€ so why the hell not?! It's a deep purple-blue based burgundy, it's SO BEAUTIFUL! It's on the sheer side, which is a good and a bad thing - it's good because if you're just starting to wear these kind of colors, it's better to start with a sheer formula, and it's a bad thing because the color in the bullet it's so stunning that I just want it on my lips - all the time! 
This color does show off dry patches, so if that's a problem for you, tap your finger on your lips and do the powder trick and you'll  be fine.
Do I recommend this color? Yes and no. Yes if you are into darker bolder colors and don't mind them being  sheer and no because I honestly wanted this to be a lot darker than it is - or better said, less sheer! 

This is the color #923 Peony Purple. I went a bit crazy, as you can probably tell by now, and I just couldn't leave this GORGEOUS yet so hard to wear lipstick in the store, it was looking right at me, I had to! 
This is, again, a sheer formula, very creamy though, and I think it's a really good thing that this one is on the sheer side because if it was the color on the bullet, I don't think I would even buy it, like.... ever. 
This is a pink-blue toned vibrant purple. It's a beautiful color, it really shows off dry patches, its moves a LOT on your lips, it's one of those really high maintenance colors, so if you can't be bothered with checking your lipstick or checking if you have lipstick on your teeth, don't even bother looking at this lipstick, it's just not for you. 
But I'm a lipstick junkie so I had to get it because it's was just so cheap. 
Do I recommend it? Not really, unless you collect lipsticks like I do and you would wear it and check your teeth every time you talk. 

And this is ALL I got on Black Friday! It's a ton of lipsticks but I'm SO happy and so proud of myself for getting colors that I will wear a ton, instead of going for the ones I wouldn't really wear just for the sake of having them on my collection - yay for self control! 
But when I have the chance, I will get all the Kiko lipsticks - no doubt! 

Tell me what you got this Black Friday and let me know what you think of the lipsticks that I got and which color I should get next! 

See you next time! Have a wonderful day! 


FTC Disclaimer: None of the companies and brands mentioned asked me to mention them on this post. The links above are not affiliate. I bought everything myself. All opinions are my own. 

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