Review & Swatches: KIKO Velvet Mat Lipsticks

In December last year I discovered my favourite lipstick ever (post is here), and immediately fell in love with the creamy matte formula. Since then I’ve been back into KIKO several times and purchased 4 more of their Velvet Mat Satin Lipsticks, so today I will review and swatch them for you

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KIKO Velvet Mat Satin Lipsticks Review Swatches emilyloula 601 602 613 611 614

The first lipstick I bought from KIKO, and fell in love with was 613 Pink Carnation, the most gorgeous pinky mauve nude shade. At only £6.90 I had to go back and grab some more shades, so I was obviously delighted when I saw they were on sale for only £5 each – absolute bargain. I picked up 601 Nude Rose, 602 Natural Rose, 611 Autumn Pink & 614 Dark Berry, and all 4 have been used many times since.

Now, let’s take a moment – how gorgeous is the packaging on these lipsticks? They look so different to anything else I own – and as a huge lover of anything gold or rose gold, they’re right up my street. The concept of the packaging is something unique to me as well, to open it, you have to push the top inwards, and the lipstick slides out from the bottom. I think this is a great feature, making it travel friendly, as it stops the lipstick falling out in the bottom of your bag – a huge pet hate of mine.

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KIKO Velvet Mat Satin Lipsticks Review Swatches emilyloula 601 602 613 611 614

I think it’s often tricky to find a matte lipstick that doesn’t dry out your lips or tug upon application, but I have to say, KIKO have really hit the nail on the head with this formula. It contains K2 Repulp, which is a multi-function plant extract that helps to plump, energise, moisturise and revitalise your lips alongside anti ageing prevention thanks to Collagen and Sirtuin 1. With only one swipe of the lipstick, the finish is opaque, thanks to exclusive high-melting waxes that give amazing pigmentation for a high coverage effect.

As a result of a great line up of ingredients, the texture of these lipsticks are silky, light and comfortable with a definite hint of moisture – very uncommon from a matte formula. These lipsticks are described to have a Satin Matte finish, which I think is exactly right. They’re not a full on matte, as they have a very slight sheen to them but I personally thinks this makes them even more attractive once applied.

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Since these lipsticks are so creamy, I am definitely impressed with the staying power, as wear time is around 5-6 hours before they start to fade. I also find that they fade evenly, without leaving that dreaded patchy look, which can often be the case. Quite a few matte lipsticks in my collection will really show the true condition of your lips to the world, with every tiny dry patch sticking out like a sore thumb, but this really isn’t the case with this formula. I find that it actually smooths out my lips, almost filling in all the lines and imperfections, giving an overall more polished look.

Honestly, I’m not sure I’ve ever tried another lipstick like these, they give the most beautiful unique finish as well as having such a creamy comfortable consistency that I absolutely love wearing. I genuinely can’t believe that they retail for only £6.90 – I would definitely pay a lot more than that, as the quality of these is amazing – both the formula and packaging. At this price they’re on par with many highstreet / drugstore brands such as Maybelline or MaxFactor but I truly believe they rival, if not beat, many higher end alternatives.

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These lipsticks have very quickly become my favourites ever and coming from a lipstick addict that is definitely saying something. I honestly don’t have a bad thing to say about these and I would recommend them to absolutely everyone (I literally do).

Have you tried anything from KIKO? I’d love to hear your thoughts and favourites!

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  • These look beautiful, both the packaging and shades! I’m really starting to love KIKO. I’ve tried two of their smart lipsticks but now I really want to try these!

    Tara Eavan x

    • I haven’t tried any of their smart lipsticks actually! What do you think of them? xx

  • Pink Carnation looks gorgeous! KIKO is such a good brand and all of their products look really pretty x
    Emma |

    • Pink Carnation is my favourite shade, I wear it on a nearly daily basis – so gorgeous! KIKO are amazing! x

  • dark berry is so beautiful *_*

    • It’s such a lovely shade isn’t it!! x

  • These look absolutely beautiful! When I finally get the chance to visit KIKO store I will definitely pick some of them! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • They’re gorgeous aren’t they! Would definitely recommend giving them a go nif you do managed to visit a store! x

  • I have never tried anything from Kiko, I really want to but I don’t they are available in Canada! These lipsticks look gorgeous, autumn pink looks like it would be a favorite of mine!


    • That’s such a shame that they aren’t available where you live, hopefully they will be soon! Autumn pink is one of my favourites, such a gorgeous shade! x

  • These colours are all gorgeous – love them! 🙂

    Layla xx

    • They are all lovely shades aren’t they! Thanks for reading x

  • These shades all look gorgeous and from what you’ve said, they sound pretty amazing too! It looks like KIKO lipsticks are next on my list of cosmetics to purchase! =D


    • They’re so gorgeous aren’t they! They’re honestly my favourite formula, hope you love them as much if you do try them out! Would love to know x

  • I love matte lipsticks and these sound absolutely amazing, especially for the price! The shades all look gorgeous too 🙂 xx


    • Matte lipsticks are definitely my favourite finish, and these are just gorgeous! x

  • These are such pretty shades and I actually really like the packaging as well!

    G.J – A Personal Style, Beauty & Lifestyle blog.

    • They are so pretty aren’t they! I love the packaging too x

  • I NEED these lipsticks in my life. how beautiful are the colours. I totally expected the price to be much higher and that was just at the glimpse of the packaging!
    I know what purchase I’ll be making when I’m next paid!

    Sarah xo || See The Stars

  • I absolutely loveee this lipstick formula, I only have one shade so wish KIKO was here in Canada – they are true mattes that are comfortable to wear.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

    • That’s such a shame that KIKO isn’t available in your country – hopefully they’ll expand soon! x

      • I hope so too! There may be international shipping online though so maybe I should suck it up haha!

  • oh they’re such pretty shades! need to try more kiko

    from helen at

    • They’re so gorgeous aren’t they! I absolutely love KIKO at the moment! x

  • rubyredr0ses

    Natural rose… oh my .. looks like I might need to find myself a kiko!!! How gorgeous are these colours, and for that price I’m surprised you didn’t buy the whole collection, or did you? Haha love your blog, keep up the fantastic work xxx

    • They’re so beautiful aren’t they! I haven’t got the full collection quite yet, but I am definitely going back for some more shades! They’re too good to miss. Thank you very much xx

  • I totally agree with you – these lipsticks are amazing and the packaging is sooo pretty! I have the berry shade which I love and having read your post, I now want to go and stock up on some of their pinks & nudes 🙂 x

    Brenda BusyBee

    • Their pinks and nudes are definitely my favourite! I need to get myself a red though I think! x

  • I have never tried these but I love every single product I picked from Kiko. The packaging and the products are always on point! I love the swatch pink carnation! It’s lovely! x

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

    • I’ve loved everything I’ve tried from KIKO too, they’re amazing aren’t they! Pink Carnation is my favourite out of all of them, I wear it the whole time! x

  • Great post! I have a few of the KIKO Lipsticks, but never tried any of the Mat line… I will now, for sure! The packaging is gorgeous and I really liked how you described the formula.

    • I actually have only tried the Mat line so I think I need to branch out and try some different formulas – I just love this one so much! Thank you xx

  • I do have some Kiko lipsticks and although the colours are lovely, they just don’t compare to other higher end brands which I love for lip colours, however for the low price point they are pretty good 🙂

    • They’re definitely amazing for the price! I absolutely love mine! Thanks for reading x

  • I once bought a lipstick from Kiko and I hated it, I was so disappointed because Kiko is an amazing brand with some amazing products! The lipstick was not from this collection but still I was expecting more from them! I might try a new one from another range! These look gorgeous, really beautiful! I think my favorite would be pink carnation! Xx

  • You got such a good deal! I want to try these they sounds amazing 😀

  • Chloe Barnes

    gorgeous packaging <3 love those shades!

    Chloe xx

  • I want them even just for the outside look ! That rose gold ! Love them all x

  • SaraPags

    I LOOOOVE the natural rose one!
    Sara xx

  • Amy Fidler

    they’re all gorgeous x

  • silviabia

    I love the package of these lipsticks and the colours are so pretty too!

  • I really love these and I think Kiko generally has such good quality for their prices!


  • PamGregory

    I love the autumn pink!

  • kim neville

    Have never tried Kiko before but I am off to investigate after reading your review. Love the natural rose shade

  • Autumn Pink and Dark Berry look gorgeous!

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  • Cindy Fraz

    This packaging is SO pretty!!!

  • fatima zahra

    wow they seem so creamy. love the packaging!

  • Jessica Wraight

    Came here after I found out a KIKO store had opened up near me. As a lipstick addict myself, I’m very excited to see what I can find in there!