Wednesday, 5 June 2013

KIKO Long Lasting Colour Lip Marker '103 Peach Red'

KIKO Long Lasting Colour Lip Marker '103 Peach Red'*

Lip Markers are something I love the idea of. In theory they sound great but in reality, they leave a lot to be desired.. Transfer proof, smudge proof, long lasting colour is something that really appeals to me as lip products in general don't last long on my smackers at all. I'm always gulping down water, coke or coffee and I'm a constant lip licker on top of that. I've only tried a few lip markers but haven't had the best experience with any of them. One dried out completely in less than a week, one smelt like permanent marker and the other made my lips feel raw.

KIKO Long Lasting Colour Lip Marker looks exactly like a marker. It's easy to hold and most importantly, easy to apply. With each use the nib is saturated in product but not to the point where it's going to drip everywhere. I've been using it several times a day to make sure it doesn't show any signs of drying out and so far so good. I love great smelling products and this is no exception. The scent is very sweet and fruity which makes me want to reapply more often than I need to and it doesn't have even the slightest pong of permanent marker to it.

The texture is extremely lightweight, it feels like water when first appled and even my mum who doesn't wear make up (she can't stand the feel of it on her skin) said she would be happy to use it as she could barely feel it sitting on her lips. It dries down within a few seconds to a matte finish and you can add as many layers as you wish to make the colour more intense. Once dry I wouldn't describe the feeling it leaves behind as moisturising but it certainly doesn't feel like my lips have been stripped nor does it make them flaky as the day goes on.

As I've already mentioned, lip products don't last very long on me. I'm not sure how many hours this should last as it just says 'long lasting' but I get around 4 hours before I really need to add another coat. It's paraben free which is always good and is available in 8 different shades.

Have you tried this lip marker or any others?
Are you a lip licker like me?

KIKO Long Lasting Colour Lip Marker £6.90 available from

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*PR sample


  1. I've been hearing more and more good things about this brand and I think I'm gonna have to finally cave in and try something from them myself! This lip looks lovely, ay have to give it a go, I don't really like the feel of something on my lips either, so this seems right up my street xx

    1. Me too. The quality of everything I've tried has been brilliant, I was expecting the price to be a lot more. If you don't like the feel of product sitting on your lips you need to try these markers. If you don't like a matte finish you can use gloss or a balm on top.