Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kiko Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation review, before & after photos

It was the Lily Pebbles effect through and through.  I was in Kiko in Alicante earlier this month, completely overwhelmed with the sheer number of products available and while I slowly made my way around the shop, swatching everything in my path, I came across the Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation and remembered I'd wanted to check it out.

Nekked face
After choosing shade 15, I looked for an unopened box, but the girl told me in broken English that shade 05 was the same as 15.  I nodded along, waited for her to go away and then swatched the two shades.  They weren't identical but were close enough to warrant me shelling out the massive €5.90 on a tube.  In all honesty, I'd have paid triple or quadruple that for it, so it was an aul bargain.

Now my skin, despite being oily combination, can tend to go through dehydrated patches from time to time.  Either way, I wanted to try this and nothing was going to stop me.

Kiko Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation - 05 Light Beige
The formula is thick, creamy and is highly pigmented.  I learned this the hard way the first time I applied it because I literally caked my face in it like I was spreading butter all over myself.  Not the way I'd planned things.  I've applied it with both a beauty blender and my Nima Round Topped Kabuki Brush and both work perfectly.  You can see from the before and after photos that it gives a medium level of coverage, leaves me looking matte but not flat.

By lunch time, a good 5-6 hours after first application, it starts to break down on my nose ever so slightly.  But if I use a primer, it stays put all day.

Kiko Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation - 05 Light Beige
It completely evens out my complexion, makes my skin look smooth and almost plump and despite it's slightly thicker texture, feels lightweight on the skin.  I think this will be a good one for the winter when my skin is dryer, but during the summer, I'll be rocking it with a primer, but those with dryer skins won't need to prime.

You can buy it online or if you're in the vicinity of a Kiko shop, then go and check it out.  It's €5.90 and it'd be a sin not to investigate it further.

Have you tried anything from Kiko yet?  I bought a couple of the eyeshadow sticks so stay tuned for a review on them next week!


  1. ninegrandstudentMay 27, 2015 at 7:44 AM

    Definitely going to have a look at this whilst in Italy! Do you have any more recommendations from the brand? x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  2. I love this foundation, it's so good and a complete bargain x

    Beauty with charm

  3. I saw this on Lily Pebbles video and was intrigued. It looks stunning on you! So fresh and natural looking :) great everyday foundation.

    Kat |

  4. Well darn it, was just in Kiko the other day and didn't spot this! got a few lipsticks though!

  5. Karen your skin looks feckin gorgeous - in the BEFORE pic! You big ride!

  6. I really want to try Kiko products out!

  7. This is really gorgeous on you. Haven't tried anything from Kiko but seeing it all over the blogosphere so need to get on that bandwagon!!

    Becca | theBeautyInbox


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