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"2014/2015 when lip liners took over our vanity"

To kick start my lip liner series, I thought I'd start off with a brand who has done so well so quickly in the last year or so, Kiko Milano. Since Kiko opened in Westfield Stratford, it has always been a store that I pop into when I get the chance- it's incredibly busy!

They have three different types of lip liners available;

Smart lip pencil £2.50
Automatic precision lip liner £5.90
Precision lip liner: £4.20

Each lip liner range and a total of 16 colours to choose from. From your nudes to reds to browns to plums and your different shades of pink- amazing huh? With the cheap price tags and huge colour range, it's hard to leave the store without a couple (or maybe more).

ROW 1: 709, 710, 504, 300
ROW 2: 301, 302, 303, 304
HEART: 305

SIMILAR TO: Mac All Fired Up
It's quite hard to describe this shade. Sometimes it looks red, sometimes cerise and sometimes a very warm pink (aka hot pink). I purchased this to wear under my red lipsticks (such as Mac Ruby Woo) but of course it can be worn on it's own- it's gorg!

Smart Lip Pencil in 710 Rouge Noir
DUPE FOR: Mac Media
This is an extremely deep plummy, vampy shade which I rocked a few times during winter- it definitely screams winter/halloween. But whose to say it can't be worn at any time of the year right? 

SIMILAR TO: Slightly darker than Mac Spirit
If you're loving your mauvey shades at the moment, the nudey-pinky, kylie jenner style, then this is the shade for you. I wouldn't say it's an exact Kylie shade, but it comes pretty close and probably a shade you ladies would prefer. This range of lip liners come with a handy sharpener on the end.

SIMILAR TOMac Subculture Lip Liner
A very natural shade of brown, a 'my lips but better' shade. Perfect for everyday work wear when you don't really want an obvious shade on the lips. 

This is my favourite and my most used Kiko liner. The name is quite deceiving if you're purchasing this online as it's most definitely a nudey brown rather than a pink. It's definitely a 'my lips but better' kinda shade, very natural and can be worn on its own- perfect for every day wear.

SIMILAR TOMac Nice n Spicy Lip Liner
I couldn't get a picture of the exact shade of this one, it's much more of a medium brown- it's definitely not a natural shade of pink as described by Kiko.

Again, another deceiving name. It's not a full on red, it's much more of a deep brown with slight red undertones compared to 301. I love pairing this with nude lipsticks to add a little warmth to suit my complexion.

I think the name Mauve kinda wins us all over, the colour is so in right now. This is one of those colours that look different against different complexions. On me its a true brown- it's very similar to 303 but a tad darker and much more on the brown side. 

SIMILAR TOMac Dare (slightly lighter)
A browny-reddish shade, looks different in different lightings. I love wearing this on its own, such a gorg bold colour which compliments olive-dark complexions.

ROW 1: 709, 710, 504, 300
ROW 2: 301, 302, 303, 304
HEART: 305

These lip liners are not like Mac liners in terms of quality and longevity but they are comparable and I would definitely say the quality is worth the price. Each colour is extremely pigmented, they glide onto moisturised lips very well and do a great job in keeping lipsticks in place when worn underneath- or even when worn on its own. I'd say they last a reasonable few hours before fading away in the inner part of the lips.

Kiko itself has had such an impact in the blogging world with the release of their huge eyeshadow range, foundations, lipsticks, skincare range and their limited edition range which they release quite often- I definitely recommend you check them out. Ensure your lips are exfoliated and moisturised before applying.

Westfield Stratford City (London)
Westfield White City (London)
Regents Street (just off the Oxford Circus junction - London)
The Friary Centre (Guildford)
Trinity (Leeds)
The Oracle (Reading)
Victoria Centre (Nottingham)


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