Today's product deserves a full review because it's incredibly good and I believe it really deserves a place in Kiko's permanent collection.
The CC Cream Cushion System was part of the spring collection 2015.
I bought it more intrigued by the cushion system than by the foundation itself but I was incredibly surprised by its quality when I started to play with it.
I am sure you are familiar with the cushion system: it is basically a compact case that contains a sponge completely impregnated with a fluid foundation.
To apply it, you will need to press the sponge applicator onto the cushion.
Last year Lancome came out with a cushion system, a first in the European market and few months later, Kiko followed with the release of this Cc cream.
The original cushion system comes from the oriental market, where they have been around for a while now.
Now, back to Kiko.
The sleek and neat silver mirrored packaging is incredibly nice to look at but not very friendly when it comes to fingerprints.
Inside, there is a little compartment that allocates the sponge applicator that once open, reveals the sponge.
The minimal pressure will see the fluid foundation coming out of the sponge.
The foundation itself is quite thick and I must say I did not put my trust on it, it just looked too dense and cakey.
How wrong I was!
This foundation blends like a dream, leaving the most natural and smooth complexion, with a incredible velvet finish.
The coverage is medium/high and I have been able to skip the concealer in case of spots by just adding a bit of foundation patting it with a beauty blender lookalike.
I am not a big fan of the sponge applicator, so what I do is applying the foundation with the applicator first but then I work it and blend it with a complexion or foundation brush.
I set it with a transparent powder and here is another reason why I love this foundation so much: it lasts, and it lasts a long time!
I can go from morning till night without the need to retouch it or re-applying it if I am going out after work.
I have used different setting powders and the results are all the same, a brilliant lasting performance.
I am normally mac nc30 and I reached a perfect match with the warm beige 30.
I really hope Kiko will repromote this foundation in its permanent line or at least in some of the next collections, c'mon Kiko I need some back ups.
Apparently Topshop is coming out with a cushion system next spring, let's see if that one is any good!