Get ready with me: Kiko Foundation and Maroon Eyes

Monday, 26 October 2015

Last Friday I went out to lunch with a few friends...and yes standard I had a couple of glasses of wine - you can't have Tapas without red wine!

After lunch I wandered off to Kiko to get a new foundation (I'd heard good things about them) and somehow managed to colour match correctly even with the wine - so I'm pretty proud of that!

The reason I need a new foundation (need being a strong word) is I've been getting into a routine of weekly fake tanning (since returning from Turkey) and am trying to maintain my tan without resorting to sunbeds, which as we all know are terrible for you!

Problem is...this means my usual foundation doesn't match! Especially as, because I've been using my Magnitone, my face is so pale compared to my body. In fact I've just given up on fake tanning my face because the Magnitone takes it off straight away.

So I am now one of those people with a tanned body and white mask face! I feel like it will be better for my skin too - properly exfoliating my face rather than filling my pores with fake tan! We shall see.

ANYWAY - I got a new foundation...and I went out Saturday night so thought I would do a get ready with me/first impression!

Excuse the is now very dark in England in the evening...!

I started with a bare face - you can see the difference in colour can't you! - and put some tape on my eyes to ensure my smokey eye stayed in the correct place!

If you do this make sure you destick the tape a bit on your hand first

I went for an Autumn smokey eye so here are the colours I used:

I love these palettes - they're both ones where I picked the shades and put them in the palettes myself.

I used a variety of these colours to create a smokey eye - as you can see the tape maintains the shape!

I basically used the lighter matte Kiko colour on my lid and used all the other berry shades to deepen my crease

I then used the NARS liquid eyeliner to create a wing (with the tape still on)

I then peeled off the tape and used my L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara

 I also added Velour Lashes in You Complete Me

Awkward pale face...

Time to sort that out!

I got the Kiko Universal Fit Foundation in WB90

I applied this with a flat foundation brush and then pressed it into my skin using a beauty blender

As you can see it matches my neck pretty well!

It looked uber dark to me...but I think my tan is just quite dark

Time to add some dimension!

I started off with the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
Then set this with the Banana shade in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour kit

I then used the darkest colour in my NYX Contour cream kit to contour my cheek bones and set this with the colour Fawn from my Anastasia Kit

Finally for highlight I used the Seventeen Instant Glow and the MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in Global Glow


Time to change out of my sexy dressing gown... 

Put in my FoxyLocks extensions in Brown Black 

And I was good to go....

Just so you can appreciate the added length - here is a pic where you can see where my regular hair stops:

But when I'm not leaning in front of a white wall they blend in perfectly! 

The foundation stayed put all night and had just the coverage I wanted.

For daytime it is a little heavy for me...but for nighttime its perfect - especially for under £7!

Have you tried any of the Kiko range? Let me know below if you recommend anything!

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