They have a creamy texture making them very easy to apply. Although they do dry down after a few minutes, they remain quite velvety and don't feel at all uncomfortable to wear. My lips are always a little on the dry side and I often find matte lip products difficult to work with, but I think both the texture and the finish of these is really nice.
|Kiko Matte Muse Lipsticks in Plushy Rose* and Haughty Mauve* | £6.90 each|
Plushy Rose is a wearable light peach pink. It's my favourite of the two, although that's not going to be much of a surprise as you know I love this kind of shade. It's light enough to be a colour I would wear everyday and there's enough pink in there so it doesn't look too pale. The colour applies smoothly and it wears off evenly throughout the day so I don't have to worry about having splotches of colour everywhere if I don't have time to reapply.
Haughty Mauve isn't really mauve at all, on me it's really more of a raspberry shade and quite similar to my beloved Revlon Cherries in the Snow that I wore a lot a few years ago. High five if you remember those days! This shade also applies smoothly, but sometimes it can look a little streaky with just one layer. Again it also wears nicely, there's always a bit of a stain left behind at the end of the day, which looks pretty.
I'm certainly beginning to see why products from Kiko receive the praise they do.
Is there anything from Kiko that you would particularly recommend?