KIKO Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick Review Swatches

REVIEW | KIKO Velvet Passion Matte Lipsticks and Ever Lasting Colour Precision Lip Liners

KIKO Velvet Passion Matte Lipsticks in 307 Cyclamen Pink, 312 Cherry, and 319 Chocolate

You know I love me some matte lipsticks…

So when I heard that KIKO’s most recent launch fell into this category, I got pretty damn excited!

The brand new Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick comes in 20 shades, and I think it’s going to replace the fan favorite Velvet Mat Satin Lipstick. I’ve been playing with 307 Cyclamen Pink, 312 Cherry, and 319 Chocolate over the past week, and today I’m ready to share my opinion with you.

KIKO Velvet Matte Passion Lipstick Review SwatchesThe new KIKO Velvet Passion Matte Lipsticks have a rather futuristic appearance, don’t you think?

Packaging-wise, the Velvet Passion Matte Lipsticks feel heavy and more expensive than they actually are, and I like that the matte finish of the tube hints at the finish of the lipstick itself.

KIKO Velvet Matte Passion Lipstick 312 Cherry Swatch ReviewThe KIKO Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick in 312 Cherry is the most long-lasting one on me and leaves behind a pretty stain

The formula is pretty creamy, which means that they glide on the lips effortlessly and are very comfortable to wear. Their texture is quite thin, so longevity is good, but not the best, with 312 Cherry being the most long-lasting one and 307 Cyclamen Pink coming in a close second.

KIKO Velvet Matte Passion Lipstick 307 Cyclamen Pink Swatch ReviewWearing the KIKO Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick in 307 Cyclamen Pink and the KIKO Everlasting Colour Precision Lip Liner in 412 Fuchsia

307 Cyclamen Pink is the only one I wouldn’t recommend, though, as it emphasizes dryness on my lips I don’t even know I have and looks pretty unflattering (it didn’t translate into the picture, but trust me, it’s true). I wonder if I got the only ‘bad’ shade or if the quality is not consistent throughout the range…

KIKO Velvet Matte Passion Lipstick 319 Chocolate Swatch ReviewKIKO Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick in 319 Chocolate. I didn’t think I would, but I actually love this shade!

Alongside the Velvet Passion Matte Lipsticks, KIKO launched 16 new twist-up pencils, the Everlasting Colour Precision Lip Liners.

Everlasting Colour Precision Lip Liner 412 Fuchsia ReviewKIKO Everlasting Colour Precision Lip Liner in 412 Fuchsia

Based on the only shade I got, 412 Fuchsia, I think these are the type of pencils that work best when used in combination with lipstick, in order to extend its wear time and get a sharp edge (unlike the Creamy Colour Comfort Lip Liners, which in my opinion are better suited to be used on their own). The Everlasting Colour Precision Lip Liner in 412 Fuchsia is neither too hard nor too creamy, so that you can outline the lips precisely without it feeling scratchy or uncomfortable.

All in all, if I consider the Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick in 307 Cyclamen Pink as an exception, I think these new launches are definitely worth checking out.

FOLLOW ME ON Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Bloglovin’ | Google+

You Might Also Like...


  • Reply
    May 8, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I don’t know how Kiko does that, but their packagings always feel more expensive and luxurious than their prices! I actually quite like the shade Chocolate! It’s such a shame it emphasized dryness!

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      May 8, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      Oops, I meant that 307 Cyclamen Pink is the one that emphasizes dryness. I’ve edited the post now so that it’s more clear! 😉

  • Reply
    May 8, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I just ordered some products from kiko including those lipsticks! I love the packaging and hope they turn out as good as the first one you tried! I ‘m a huge fan of the older formula!

  • Reply
    May 8, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Love the packaging. I like 319 Chocolate out of the three. All shades look pretty on you. I hate when shades performance differ within the range, it kind of makes it hard to pick up shades blindly 🙂

    Where was I? Some pics to go with it…. | Curious And Confused Me

  • Reply
    May 8, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    I like that third one you are wearing very much.

  • Reply
    May 8, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Their packaging is so unique! Chocolate would be perdect for fall, but for now I prefer brighter shades! It’s amazing how every shade looks good on you! 🙂


  • Reply
    Hanna Marie
    May 9, 2016 at 2:57 am

    All of those shades look so pretty –Hanna Lei

    Latest Post: Outfit: 2-D Cartoon Bag after Finals

  • Reply
    May 9, 2016 at 2:59 am

    I still haven’t tried any Kiko products, I love the packaging though. It’s so different! You look stunning in all three shades but the red lip really suits you so well. I always (when I actually buy makeup) try to buy different shades, come home and realise I’ve discovered that it’s a dupe haha!

    Sally – DiagonSally

  • Reply
    May 9, 2016 at 5:01 am

    I actually thought Cyclamen Pink looked really pretty and vivid! The packaging is really cute for these, wish I could get some here in Canada haha! Also your brows look soo good!

  • Reply
    May 9, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    The bad impression Cyclamen Pink made on you surely did not translate into the picture, but of course Cherry is my favorite. On first sight Chocolate looked a little patchy, did you have issues with that?

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      May 9, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      No issues! But the texture is pretty thin, so it might be ever so slightly uneven. Not really noticeable in person, though.

  • Reply
    May 9, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    The Fuchsia shade really pops and looks beautiful on you.

  • Reply
    May 9, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Cyclamen pink look super gorgeous on you Carol. Loved it 🙂

  • Reply
    May 9, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    I might be the only one but I don’t actually like the packaging of these. I love the brown and red shades on you and your brows are just perfect!!

  • Reply
    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    May 10, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Kinda digging the packaging! Cherry looks amazing! Totally your shade! Have I ever told you that I’m jealous of your brows? Cause I am lol.

  • Reply
    May 10, 2016 at 5:54 am

    I haven’t heard of this brand yet,b but interesting. I’m obsess with matte lipsticks 🙂


  • Reply
    May 10, 2016 at 8:38 am

    I’m heartbroken that they’re discontinuing the Velvet Matte Satin, but these new ones look pretty good too! I’ll try them when I get a chance.

  • Reply
    May 10, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Such beautiful colors! They look good on you ☺
    Nati xx

  • Reply
    May 11, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Love these lip colors on you! You look beautiful!



  • Reply
    May 11, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    I’m not terribly enchanted by matte lipstick (said the girl with a drawer full of them) !!
    I have dry lips.. no, not dry: dehydrated. It’s all my fault, because I do not drink enough water during the day, or I get caught by work, work, work, and forget to sip from my bottle. Hence, my lips are so dry they stick together and when I try to open my mouth a bit of skin actually peels off.
    Matte lipstick looks terrible on that. Any lipstick, really.
    Tell me again, why have I bought so many matte lipsticks? Oh, yes it is because of articles like yours!! I ended reading your article with so many pretty pictures and immediately thought “oh, I never tried kiko lippies, may be those will work” (not)
    Some bloggers just need to stop being so awesome 😛

    Nati | Gattinoni skincare GIVEAWAY

  • Reply
    Kiss & Make-up
    May 11, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    You can truly wear any color lipstick! All of them look fantastic on you.

  • Reply
    Nora Gouma
    May 12, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Love all the colors, thank you for sharing, you look absolutely stunning!!!


  • Reply
    May 13, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Really love Chocolate on you, hon! It’s such a great feeling when you end up loving something you had very little expectations about 🙂 KIKO has been on my radar big time thanks to you and Ela of ElaBellaWorld – full credit to you both for recommending all the lovely bits & pieces from this brand. P.S. You take the best photos that display the makeup naturally. Just wow. Need some tips 🙂
    xox Nadia

  • Reply
    H A Parker
    May 14, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Well all of the shades that you picked up look beautiful on you Carol! Also they really look so creamy and pigmented for matte shades. I love that they have complimenting lip pencils too, I think that’s quite unique at the moment. I will have to check these out, as even though I’m trying to wear more satin finishes for the Spring/Summer – I can’t resist a good matte lipstick.:D – My Glowing Spring Make-up Look + GIVEAWAY

  • Reply
    May 23, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Currently broke but I’ll be running to Kiko as soon as I have money to stock on Velvet matte satin, those were the best 🙁

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      May 24, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Hi Betti! I really hope you can get your hands on some of those before they get discontinued 🙂

  • Reply
    May 26, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Wow these look really pretty. The chocolate shade is stunning. Love the packaging too.

  • Reply
    July 14, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I have the shade 318 Vintage rose and it performs great! Worth checking out! You look gorgeous in every shade you have!

  • Reply
    Lulinaiem Sakura Viet Nam
    August 16, 2016 at 5:46 am

    I like KIKO Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick in 312 Cherry. It makes you more sexy.

  • Reply
    Carla N.
    December 28, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    I own Cherry, and I LOVE it!
    As you observed, the formula is comfortably creamy, though the finish is matte.
    Red lipsticks tend to go pink on NW15 me, but Cherry goes on as a beautiful “holly berry” red, and stays that way.
    May Kiko never discontinue it!
    I had my eye on Cyclamen Pink, but after reading about its texture, I may skip it.

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      December 30, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      Hi Carla! Yeah, Cyclamen Pink is nowhere near as good as Cherry, I gave it away.

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.