Simply Lippy Challenge Day 306 | Kiko Smart Fusion Lipstick in Shade 418, Blackberry 

Today’s lipstick shade is a very bold berry shade, and although it won’t be to everyone’s taste, I love a bold shade like this especially in Winter.


I’ve tried a few different shades in the Smart Fusion range, most of which have been lovely, particularly Grape, which I wore a few weeks back.


One of the things I liked about this range initially was the pigment which is very good, especially as the finish of these lipsticks is a slightly sheer cream. I don’t know if it’s because this shade is so dark though, but the pigment in it just wasn’t as good as some of the previous shades.


The sheer element was much more obvious and I felt like the colour was slightly dragging when I applied it. If you’re dubious of shades like this, a good way to try them out is by choosing a sheer finish as it’s not quite as dramatic as an opaque matte. But given that I usually adore this kind of shade, I just found myself feeling a bit disappointed by it.


The creaminess is nice and it smells of delicious sweet vanilla, and it also makes the lips feel very smooth and moisturised. However, I wouldn’t call it hydrating and because the shade is so bold, I found the lasting power wasn’t as good as with previous shades.


All in all, I love the colour, but wish the finish had been more opaque this time around.


What do you guys think? Do you love a bold lip too or is this a step too far? As always I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Sorcha 💋

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