14 May 2013

kiko long lasting colour lip markers


Lots of brands have brought out lip markers - felt-tip pen style lip stains - in the last year or so, and I kept meaning to try one but I wasn't really sure as I thought you might need super smooth lips to pull them off.  I just thought they'd probably have a really drying formula.  

Recently I was sent these *lip markers from KIKO, so I'm finally giving the lip pen formula a try.  The colours I have are a bright pinkish red, a fuchsia pink and a more orangey-red.  The pink is my favourite and I couldn't wait to try it on, so I gave it a go without even prepping my lips and was surprised at how easily it went on without making my lips look flakey.  

As these are a stain product I expected them to be long-lasting - I got around 4 hours wear from each application, even when I was getting through lots of cups of tea.  The finish is matte and you get great colour payoff.  

I'm really pleased with these - lip markers weren't a product I necessarily expected to get along with, but I've really enjoyed using them.  They apply really easily too - I sometimes make a few mistakes applying a bright colour but I find the felt tip style of these makes it easy to be precise, even when I'm reapplying during the day.  My only negative is that my pink pen seems to have dried out a bit, I'm not sure if I managed to leave it with the lid off some how or something - the other colours are fine.

The KIKO lip markers come in 8 different colours and cost £6.90 each from kikocosmetics.co.uk

Have you tried a lip marker before?

13 comments:

  1. They look kinda cute.. I love the colours from your swatches! xx

    Gemma | ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  2. love 102 and 103 gorgeous

    Carrieanne x

    http://imjustalittlepixie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I've never tried a lip marker before but I want to try these out. I only discovered Kiko recently . I love their lipsticks. I live in Madrid so I always pop in to the Kiko store near my house, the are a great brand.

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    1. I'm quite new to Kiko but so far it seems they have some great products and they're not too expensive either x

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  4. Nice swatches, cute nails btw =)

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  5. Hi, I've been following your wonderful blog for a while now but never plucked up the courage to comment! Totally not related to your lovely post.........what colours/top coat are you wearing on your nails in this picture? They look fab! Keep up the good work! Love Em x

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    1. Thank you - great to hear you like it :) The white is OPI alpine snow and the coloured glitter top coat is called Pride from 27 Polish which is an indie brand - I think you can get it either on eBay or etsy xx

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  6. They're really pretty colours, I'm loving lip markers at the mo! I use the NYC ones they're about £3 and haven't dried out at all.. total bargain :)

    Sara at BelfastBeautyLove xx

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  7. I love Kiko products - I haven't tried these yet though :) x


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. These seem like a really cool product! Your nails looks amazing by the way! xx

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  9. I must try this! I have one similar like this from Catrice but it makes my lips really dry and flakey :( Putting this on my wishlist!

    http://www.missizziecollins.blogspot.com

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