New spring makeup from KICKS

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My inner photographer is back! Thanks to the light and sun. Ah, spring. I’m gonna talk about spring even though it was snowing just a second ago and the ground is white. I already packed all my warm mittens and beanies away and I have pink roses on the table. Winter is over. Even though it’s just coming… GOT fans, anyone?

KICKS recently came out with some brand new stuff and I was so excited to try them. I’ve found some great products and brushes from them and I feel like they just keep getting better. It’s also a nice reminder, that makeup doesn’t have to be super expensive. And it can still look like it.

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KICKS makeup review – new spring makeup

I think the most exciting products from this launch are the liquid eyeshadows* (which are so pigmented!) and satin lipsticks*. I’m not a fan of matte lipstick and the consistency in these lipsticks is just to my liking. Not matte, not shiny – something in between. I also loved the new look of the makeup brushes (and their quality) and a gold highlighter. Nothing screams summer like a touch of gold on your cheeks.

 


Swatches of KICKS Liquid Eyeshadows in the shades Mesmerized, Hypnotized & Dazzled.

KICKS Liquid Eyeshadows

The liquid eyeshadows are very metallic and pigmented. They are an easy way to bring a little something to your eye look. The color is intense, but what I also like about these is that you can use them with your fingers and make them subtle. Below I have photos to show you the two ways to wear them. These are water-based, they dry down quite quickly, they last well and they feel comfortable.

Pro tip! If they dry down, you can wet your finger or brush and they can be blended again.

KICKS Liquid Eyeshadows* 12,90€ (now on sale 9,67€)

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Wearing Mesmerized & Hypnotized on my lids. I’m also wearing the gold highlighter in my inner corner, a touch on the lid and on my cheekbones.
I showed you how to do this on my Instagram stories, so go check it out! Super easy to recreate, I promise!


Dazzled liquid eyeshadow on the lids cut-crease style. As you can see – very pigmented and metallic!

kicks cream please lipstick

KICKS Satin Lipsticks

Everything is done right in these lipsticks. The packaging is simple and beautiful with an attention to detail – there is a magnetic closure, which to me, adds that bit of luxury to the lipstick. The consistency in the lipsticks is creamy and comfortable. On my lips these last well and I only need to fix it a little after eating. Definitely recommend the lipsticks!

KICKS Satin Lipsticks* 14,90€ (now only 11,17€)

kicks cream please lipstick

KICKS Satin Lipstick Cream Please – warm light pink nude

kicks just kissed lipstick

KICKS Satin Lipstick Just Kissed – cool pink nude

kicks brick lane lipstick

KICKS Satin Lipstick Brick Lane – a raspberry red


Wearing KICKS highlighter, Fake Freckles Pen and Just Kissed on the lips.

KICKS Gold Highlighter

The gold loose highlighter is quite the basic loose highlighter. It’s very fine, so it can be applied quite subtly on the skin. Then again, you can layer it to get a super intense color. The jar is quite big so it will last a long time! The highlighter can also be used as an eyeshadow or you can mix a little to your body lotion to get a nice glow.

Soon available*.

KICKS makeup brushes

The first brush that caught my attention was the  Smokey eyeshadow brush*. It reminded me so much of my Zoeva 221 brush, which I use almost daily. It’s soft yet sturdy, so it’s perfect for my crease. I also like the face brushes. They are soft and make makeup application easy. I also love how the brushes look!

KICKS makeup brushes*  prices 5-15€, these are now on sale too!

kicks cream please with gloss makeup
Wearing Dazzled on my lid and Cream Please on my lips (with a gloss on top).

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For this makeup look I also used my Fake Freckles* pen to create a sun kissed look to my face. That product is one of the most genious products I’ve tried – as I told you, I’ve found some awesome products from the brand.

You can also see in the photos a gold hair pin*, which is pretty handy for when you want your hair up quickly.

 

What do you think of these products?

5 days of makeup: glitter, glow & pop of color

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clarins everlasting foundation the beautyblender re-dew set refresh spray

nyx glitter goals makeup

 

It’s the last day of my 5 days of makeup challenge! I have to say, it’s been both challenging and fun.

This final look is all about the glitter lids and orange-red lips. And a bit about the skin as well. You might have noticed a slight glowy skin trend going on with me at the moment and this look is no exception.

the beautyblender re-dew set refresh spray

The beautyblender Re-Dew Set & Refresh Spray

I got some more new products (in pr) and here I just had to try the beautyblender’s new Re-dew Set & Refresh Spray*. The Re-Dew Setting Spray contains hydrolized silk, hyaluronic acid as well as some light oils and even probiotics. It can be used as a setting spray, before foundation, spritzed onto a sponge or just as a refresher during the day.

It’s only been my first time trying it so I’m giving you my first impressions. First of all, I love the packaging. I also like how fine the mist is – it’s easy to spray on. I can’t wait to try it on top of my foundation and powder, since it should make them melt together nicely. But for my first time using it, I wanted to see how it works with a foundation that is quite full-coverage and semi matte, since the spray has some hydrating properties. The foundation I used was one of my favorite foundations, Clarins’ Everlasting Foundation+. I sprayed my damp beautyblender with the mist and blended my foundation with that in sections. My skin can get a bit dehydrated and right now that foundation is a bit too matte for my liking. But paired with this mist – it was perfect! It gave the foundation and my skin a nice hydration boost – with some glow.

I also got the original beautyblender in a new color: electric violet swirl*. 

the beautyblender electric violet swirl

5 days of makeup challenge

I used NYX Glitter Goals* liquid glitter eyeshadow in my first look of this week so it’s only suitable to end this week with the same product. Here I applied it straight onto my lid to, whereas in my first look I just applied a touch of it. Again, as I said, I love how easy these glitters are to work with. No mess whatsoever, since they are in liquid form.

Products

Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick, Call Me Crazy
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nyx glitter goals industrial beam
What did you think about this 5 days of makeup challenge? I would love to hear your feedback! And as always, if you have post suggestions, leave them down below.