Kiko has just released a brand new line of polishes called Power Pro, with all new packaging and a new brush. I've got 3 shades to share with you today (it seems that all bloggers who received this package got the same shades...which isn't very helpful to readers, I'm sure you'd rather see a variety of shades!)
This new range promises a high shine, salon quality finish (don't they all?) with up to seven days wear. There's also a new brush with an easy-grip handle, striated rod (which basically means the brush rod has indented stripes, designed to distribute polish evenly) plus 1000 bristles with a rounded tip. After reading that I was more excited about the brush than anything else!
So does the brush deliver? I love it, actually. It makes application very easy and distributed a perfect amount over my nails (down to the striated rod!?) The rounded tip means little to no cleanup. One thing I will say is it's a bit on the thick side and not everyone will like that in a brush. Personally though, I wish all my polishes had this brush. The bottles have a rounded square lid which removes to reveal the easy grip handle underneath. I like the little Kiko logo on the lids!
As for the formula, for these 3 shades at least, it's excellent. Super smooth and very pigmented, it glides over the nail easily and leaves a glossy finish. They promise up to 7 days wear, and while a busy nail blogger can't really wear a polish for 7 days, I got up to 2 with no chips before I had to remove it. Usually I refrain from commenting on wear time because there are so many mitigating factors when it comes to it!
Fuchsia (12) is a hot pink creme. Flawless formula, I used 2 coats, no top coat.
Camellia (02) is a nude pink, which is lovely with my skin tone (although this picture doesn't really reflect that at all) again with a fantastic formula. This is 3 thin coats, but you could use 2 thicker ones if preferred. No top coat
Red (13) is a basic red creme. We all know by now that I hate red cremes. Great formula, you could use 1 coat but I use 2 as a rule. No top coat
For a price tag of £4.90 each, these are wonderful polishes with a better formula than some high end polishes I own. The shades I was sent are not really my thing, but there's currently 48 to choose from over the entire range. What do you think, are you a Kiko fan?
- Available now from Kikocosmetics.com (currently in an offer, buy 3 get a 4th free!)