Kiko Gold Waves is this year’s Summer Collection from the brand. As with every year, they feature beautiful limited edition packaging and products that are meant to create a summer bronzed look. Gold Waves features everything from bronzers, blushes, highlighters and lipsticks.
The packaging of the Kiko Gold Waves Summer Collection is gold with a pattern that resembles waves. I received some of the products from the collection for review consideration and I’m happy to say that I really like everything.
I got the following products for testing purposes:
Every summer, Kiko releases baked blushes and bronzers and they are always amazing.
If you haven’t gotten any of the previous years bronzers, they are pretty similar. This year the Gold Waves Bronzer comes in three shades, 01 Sun Celebration Honey (highlighting effect), 02 Mediterranean Tan (highlighting effect) and 03 Sienna Reflections (matte finish).
I received the shade in 02 Mediterranean Tan which is perfect for my light to medium skin tone (I’m actually more of a medium now since I got a tan). The shade is a medium brown which is not too warm but also not cool toned and gives a beautiful sun kissed glow on the skin without any noticeable shimmer. The formula of the Gold Waves Bronzer is silky and looks very natural on the skin. In fact the finish is quite similar to the Hourglass Ambient Bronzing Powders.
The bronzer is also huge. It come with 20g of product which will last you forever. Definitely worth taking a look if you don’t own anything like it.
The Gold Waves Blush is also a baked formula. It comes in three shades in 01 Sand Shore, 02 Coral Sunset and 03 Damask Mauve. I received the shade in 03 Damask Mauve which is a beautiful rose mauve with gold sheen. The formula feels the same as the bronzers and gives a gorgeous glow on the cheeks without any chunks of shimmer.
01 Golden Vibes is a duo-chrome champagne gold highlighter. It gives an intense glow on the cheeks which looks like more of a sheen rather than shimmer. It is quite pigmented so I like to use a light hand for a more natural look.
The line also has another shade in 02 Virtuous Golden Rose which looks like a pinky rose gold shade.
Swatches L to R: Gold Waves Blush in 03 Damask Mauve, Gold Waves Bronzer in 02 Mediterranean Tan, Gold Waves Highlighter in 01 Golden Vibes
The Gold Waves Metallic Eyeshadow is a liquid eyeshadow with a metallic finish. It comes in four shades and I got the shades in 01 Silky Gold ( a light true gold) and 02 Decorative Copper (metallic rose gold).
The liquid eyeshadow comes in a tube and a doe foot applicator that makes application very easy.The formula of the shadows is super pigmented and gives almost a wet look on the eyes. It also doesn’t creasy or flake through the day even without any primer.
I have a love/hate relationship with the roller type liners. I’ve tried a couple and they are all easy to use if you want to create a thin line. But as soon as I try to do a thicker line, that’s where it gets tricky. Noted, I’m not the best person to judge as I’m not that good at applying eyeliner.
The Kiko Gold Waves Rolling Eyeliner comes in four beautiful shades. I got the shade in 02 Lavish Blue which is a stunning cobalt blue shade in metallic finish. I love using blue eyeliner in summer to add a pop of color. The formula of the eyeliner is pigmented and doesn’t bleed through the day.
Swatches L to R: Gold Waves Metallic Eyeshadow in 01 Silky Gold and 02 Decorative Copper, Gold Waves Rolling Eyeliner in 02 Lavish Blue, Matte Crayon in 06
I don’t have a lot to say about the Kiko Gold Waves Mascara. It is a good volumizing mascara that is black and holds a good curl. It comes in the same gold packaging which makes it special. The wand is on the smaller side so it is great for both the top and bottom lashes.
The Gold Waves Matte Lipstylo comes in eight shades. It has a creamy matte texture and intense color payoff. I adore the red shade from the line. It is intense, doesn’t budge and it is very comfortable to wear. 06 Mauve Mosaic has the same texture but I feel like it is not as intense as the red shade. The finish that both give is like a stain and blotted lips.
Swatches L to R: 06 Mauve Mosaic, 04 Red Influence
06 Mauve Mosaic
04 Red Influence
The Gold Waves Radiant Face Brush Kit comes with three brushes. They are synthetic brushes with beautiful gold handles. The set has:
– 1 Precision foundation brush, perfect for evenly applying all types of foundation, fluid, compact or cream, without leaving streaks;
– 1 Powder brush, dome shaped, enables you to pick up the ideal amount of product and blend makeup easily;
– 1 Blush and highlighter brush, with soft and compact fibres, ideal for sculpting the features and creating sophisticated shadows.
All three brushes feel soft and well made. The size is great for travel but they are also big enough that they don’t feel like smaller type brushes.
Bottom line, it is another great summer collection from Kiko. If I have to pick favorites, I would go with the Gold Waves Blush, Bronzer and Highlighter. The powder compacts are really worth checking out.