Kiko Milano is already becoming my favorite brand for nailpolish and I have quite a few Kiko products with me. In my Kiko Haul post (which is only a part of my Kiko collection btw!), I also bought a couple of lipsticks (which are long pending for review). In this post I am reviewing Velvet Passion Matte lipstick in shade 311 (Poppy Red).
There are atleast 12 different range of lipsticks in Kiko store, creamy to matte to liquid to bullet, you name it and they have it, each probably in 10+ shades to choose from. And the pricing starting from drugstore price to mid-high end price. Velvet Passion Matte lipstick is definitely in the high range of their pricing. Also, all their expensive lippies come in an interesting packaging.
Price: Rs 1050 for 3.5g
Kiko Milano Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick 311 Poppy Red Review
Kiko Milano Velvet Passion Matte lipsticks come in black cardboard packaging which has all the necessary manufacturing, ingredients and pricing details. The shade number is written on the flap. Kiko does not mention the shade name in any of its products, only the shade number. The lipstick comes in distinctive matte grey and gold aluminium tube which is quite unique and attractive. The cap of lipstick is magnetic and shuts tight securely. The matte gold and grey packaging looks futuristic and luxurious. The lipstick has Kiko Milano’s KK logo engraved at the top and shade number stickered at the bottom.
The lipstick bullet has a unique shape and the square tip helps in easy and precise application. It has swivel up mechanism and the bullet has KK logo engraved on the side.
Shade Poppy Red 311 is a beautiful tomato red color with hints of orange. The shade instantly brightens up the face. If you are afraid to wear orange lipsticks, orange based reds like this are a safe bet. Pigmentation of Velvet Passion lipsticks is amazing and needs 2 layers for full color. It is smooth to apply and glides effortlessly without any tugging. Texture is velvety matte which is comfortable on the lips and doesnot make the lips dry at all. The texture reminds me of Moisture matte lipsticks by L’Oreal. L’Oreal ones are a tad creamier than these though. I donot feel the need to moisturize my lips separately before applying this, as I do for other matte lipsticks. The lipstick itself provides enough hydration. Also, the texture is thin and doesnot feel like I have any lipstick on my lips.
The lipstick doesnot accentuates fine lines or stick to dry bits like most matte lipsticks do. Instead, it blurs out any imperfections.
Being creamy matte, it is not completely transferproof but transfers only a little. Lasts 4-5 hours (with meal) after which it fades evenly to a beautiful stain.
It has faint vanilla fragrance which doesnot linger for long.
Velvet passion matte lipstick’s packaging, finish and texture totally justifies the high price of this lipstick.
If you are looking for a similar shade in budget price, check Maybelline lipstick in THIS post. Maybelline one is tad more orange than this.
The nailpolish I am wearing is THIS nailpolish, also by Kiko Milano
Overall, Kiko Milano Velvet Passion Matte lipstick come in an interesting and unique packaging. The grey- gold aluminium packaging with magnetic closure looks attractive and luxurious. The lipstick is housed in black cardboard packaging which has all the necessary details. The lipstick bullet also is uniquely shaped and the square tip helps in easy and precise application. The pigmentation is amazing and delivers full color in 2 swipes. The texture is what sets it apart from other matte lipsticks in market. The velvety matte texture doesnot dry the lips and is quite comfortable to wear. Lasts 4-5 hours (including meal) after which it leaves a beautiful stain. Shade Poppy Red (311) is a beautiful tomato red color with hints of orange. The shade instantly brightens the face and will suit most Indian skintones. The lipstick is bit pricey but is totally worth the money. Will definitely repurchase!