Kiko Generation Next makeup collection review

I'm coming to the conclusion that Kiko have taken over my makeup bag. Almost every product I try from them ends up becoming a permanent fixture as it's just so good! Their latest collection, Generation Next* is perfect for spring, with lots of wearable shades for eyes, lips and cheeks.

Kiko Generation Next makeup collection

Over the past few weeks I've become a bit obsessed with the Mosaic Highlighter from the range, who's pastel pattern makes for a beautiful finish and something to rival a lot of high end brands. It reminds me a lot of the Guerlain pressed meteorites that have just launched, only at less than half the price (Kiko's version is £14.90). It's so pretty that it took me several days to work up the nerve to swatch it properly as I didn't want to disturb the finish (tragic, I know)! There are also four shades of blusher with similar mosaic designs that I've got on my wishlist - I had a quick swatch in store and they blend into love soft pink shades.

The Frosted Look Lipsticks are a lot more pigmented than I initially thought they would be - 06 Stylish Peony is a bright pinky coral and is a lovely shade for spring. They last well on the lips and have a slightly sheeny finish, so won't leave you with dry lips after a day's wear. There are six shades to choose from in this formula, ranging from nude to magenta. £7.50

Another product win for me has to be the Cool Touch Eye Shadows. These are an unusual texture that sits somewhere between cream and powder and applies best with a smallish brush. Once on the lids these provide a good pop of colour and don't budge for hours. The turquoise shade here is a bit out of my comfort zone, but I'm quite tempted to stock up on a couple of others in the more neutral shades, as let's face it, you can never have enough brown shadows. Ahem. Eight shades, £8.90 each.

I adore the bronze shade of the Crystal Eye Liner I've been testing out, although for me, the lasting power isn't amazing. I've found this to work best on top of a nude eye shadow shade as my lids are a little oily and tend to transfer the product otherwise. £6.90 each.

I've left the Glassy Lipgloss for last, purely as I'm really not a fan of lip gloss in general - give me a matte lip any day. This one isn't too sticky, which makes a nice change and the soft pink colour is great for a 'my lips but better' slick of gloss. If you're a gloss fan then these would be a nice addition to your collection, with six shades to choose from. £7.90

The Generation Next collection has just popped up in Kiko stores and their website - if you're tempted by just one or two pieces, make it the mosaic highlighter and blushers; they're the must-haves in my book!

Do you like the look of anything from the new collection?

*PR samples 


  1. I am so glad to have found Kiko, the products are all so lovely. Can't wait to try this new collection out

    Laura xx


  2. Oh, I wish we'd have Kiko <3 The mosaic highlighter looks to die for!! I'm a huge fan of their cosmetics, I love it! The next time I'll come near a Kiko shop, I need to get some lipstick(even tho I know it will be a long time until that happens ;) )

    ( http://nyxsbeautyblog.blogspot.com/ )

  3. Love the look of the pressed powder - you're right, reminds me of Guerlain! And without a silver glitter overspray like Physician's Formula.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  4. Kiko collection is so tempting. I am excited to try them. The color is lovely especially the eyeliner.

  5. I only own 1 kiko product and that's a small eyebrow palette that I've not been brave enough to try yet., although I'm warming to the idea. Definitely going to be putting the highlighter and blushers on my list to try now. Have to confess this has become one of my favorite blogs Kat. I am red haired, pale skin, invisible eyebrows etc but the slighly rosier nude shades work better for me.


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