KIKO Flawless Fusion Bronzer 03 Cinnamon Review Swatches

KIKO Flawless Fusion Bronzer: How to Look Healthy and Radiant in the Dead of Winter

You may have noticed that, now it’s winter (well, technically, it’s still fall for a couple more days), I’m pretty damn pale. Unfortunately, though, I’m not the Dita Von Teese, beautiful type of pale. I’m more of the ‘Are you sure you’re feeling OK?’ type of pale – that is, sallow and sick-looking. VERY NICE, I know. Luckily, makeup is my best friend and comes to my rescue with its amazing concoctions, thus preventing any unnecessary worries concerning my perfectly good health (*touches wood*).

I find that a bit of bronzer works wonders at instantly making me look healthier and radiant. My favorite type are the sheerer ones, like my beloved Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder, Guerlain Joli Teint Powder Duo or Dior Nude Air Tan Powder. Being practically impossible to overdo, these powders are ideal for those with lighter complexions, who might worry about traditional, more pigmented bronzers looking too harsh and artificial.

KIKO Flawless Fusion Bronzer 03 Cinnamon Review Swatches

The new Flawless Fusion Bronzer from KIKO is a very nice addition to the ‘healthy glow powder’ category. It is sheer enough to always look natural, but also buildable, so that it is actually visible on the skin. It comes in 6 shades and, as with all sheer bronzers, I recommend choosing a darker shade than you normally would, otherwise it probably won’t really show up on your skin. I got shade 03 Cinnamon, which is still quite light, as you can see in the swatches. It blends effortlessly and wear-time is pretty good: on my oily face it lasts about 6 hours, but if you have normal to dry skin it is most likely going to last way longer on you.

KIKO Flawless Fusion Bronzer 03 Cinnamon Review Swatches

The Flawless Fusion Bronzer doesn’t disappoint in the packaging department, either. It is housed in a super pretty gunmetal case that, even though it’s plastic, feels sturdy enough to survive numerous trips inside my handbag and has that clever magnetic closure I always very much appreciate.

Do you guys use bronzer? Do you prefer the more pigmented type or the sheerer ones like KIKO Flawless Fusion?

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  • Reply
    Anna - Alina
    December 19, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I’ve never used Kiko!!

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      Carol in a
      December 20, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      Some of their products, like this one, are really good!

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    December 19, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I usually use the lighter ones. My favorite to day is The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzer in 02.

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      Carol in a
      December 20, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      It looks like something I would use!

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    Shireen L. Platt
    December 19, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Bronzer is a must have for me after moving to Canada, had no need of it back when I was living in Malaysia but I look like death during winter here. I love Essence Sun Club Matte bronzer and Pixi Beauty Bronzer too, I want to try Kiko but for now I have to wait until they decide to ship to Canada. 🙁

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      Carol in a
      December 20, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      I love the Essence one, too! I think KIKO will start shipping to Canada pretty soon, they are expanding so fast!

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    December 19, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    I prefer the lighter ones, they are easier to work with. Finish looks beautiful as well as the packaging.

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      Carol in a
      December 20, 2015 at 7:12 pm

      The packaging was what caught my attention first, but I also really like the product inside!

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    Shannon Sage
    December 19, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    This looks wonderful! I’ve never tried Kiko but I’ve heard good things! It sounds like we have very similar skin, pale and oily! This looks so lovely that I definitely want to keep an eye out for it!

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      Carol in a
      December 20, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      Some of their products are definitely worth checking out!

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    December 19, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I don’t use bronzer, but I must say that I love the packaging!

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    December 19, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    I have the Hoola Benefit Bronzer which I really like as it’s very buildable, so I think this would be a good one for me to try out as well. And I agree, I love the packaging; it looks pretty luxurious too!

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      Carol in a
      December 20, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      I used Hoola in the past and loved it!

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    ~ carmen ~
    December 19, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    I should probably get this because my tan is fading & I’m looking a little dead. Have a fantastic weekend! :]

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      Carol in a
      December 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      It definitely helps me look a little less corpse-like!

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    Wendee Isaacs
    December 20, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Sounds like a great product. I haven’t tried any kiko product before though

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    H A Parker
    December 20, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    I definitely still use bronzers in the Winter Carol! I am pale as it is, so I need that extra bit of bronze in my life haha. I definitely prefer the sheerer ones, so it doesn’t look too much. My favourites are the moment is the Bobbi Brown matte bronzer and one from the ABH light to medium contour palette. – My Christmas Gift Guide – For Him

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      Carol in a
      December 20, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      I saw you using the Bobbi Brown one in your videos and loved the look of it!

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    December 20, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Nice picks! I’d love to try the one from Kiko, they have such amazing products.
    I have no idea why, but I’m using a lot less bronzer in the cold season, I just enjoy my sort-of-pale color more.
    But in the summer, I am addicted to my bronzing powder, can’t live without it. Hmm, weird, huh?


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      Carol in a
      December 20, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      I actually think that most people use bronzer more in the summer.

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      Carol in a
      December 21, 2015 at 9:07 am

      It does look good, doesn’t it?

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    Velvet Blush
    December 20, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    I haven’t really given sheer bronzers a go before but maybe that’s where I’ve been going wrong! This sounds great and I like the fact it’s available in 6 shades so you can pick the one that works the best for you 🙂

    Velvet Blush

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      Carol in a
      December 23, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      I love how natural sheer bronzers look!

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    December 20, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    What a beautiful compact! I need to give it a try, I don’t own a single matte bronzer I’m happy with (I have a few from Physician’s Formula but they’re really too sheer).

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      Carol in a
      December 23, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      This one is not half bad in my opinion! And yeah, it is beautifully packaged!

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    Alyssa Monique Bustillo
    December 20, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Such a lovely review! I followed you on bloglovin lets connect and follow me as well.

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    December 21, 2015 at 2:20 am

    I have a kiko blush at home and really like it; I’d love to try this since so far their cheek products seems to be amazing! It sounds lovely, and yes that casing is sleek!!!

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      Carol in a
      December 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      If you do try it, let me know how you like it!

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    December 21, 2015 at 2:21 am

    Love the packaging, how pretty! I often find that bronzers are very easy to overdo on me, so this might be a good one for me to check out! Thanks for the lovely review 🙂
    xo Kiki

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    December 21, 2015 at 6:11 am

    The bronzer looks nice. Love the packaging.

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    December 21, 2015 at 7:10 am

    never thought kiko would make such a nice bronzer. must go to try it out since my hoola one is almost out!

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    December 21, 2015 at 8:05 am

    I use Mac Ginger as a bronzer for my NC42 Skin tone..but i am looking for a really good one..I may give this one a try..looks gr8…thanx for the review 🙂 was really looking for a good one

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    December 21, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I haven’t tried the Kiko bronzer, but it looks fab and the packaging is so cool! I use Nars Laguna and it’s amazing and totally my savour this winter as my skin is soooo white too! I look like a ghost haha xx

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    December 21, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Your photography is gorgeous! Lovely post x

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    December 21, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Never tried this brand before but looks nice. Even though I’m a natural tan, I hate bronzers that are too dark. They look so unreal on my skin. And I also hate bronzers with shimmer.


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    December 21, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    It looks amazing!♥

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    December 21, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Kiko has just launched this collection in Spain and I’m really excited! I bought one of their High Pigmented new shadows but I haven’t tried any of the face powders (I will for sure, they look amazing).
    I love bronzer and I prefer something sheer but still buildable than something really pigmented that ends up looking patchy.
    I hope you have a great day, Carol! xx


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    December 21, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I’ve heard so many great things about this brand, but haven’t tried it and I’m not sure if it’s sold in the states. This sounds like a great product, thanks for sharing, beautiful! I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far 🙂



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    Danielle Beautyblog
    December 21, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    This looks like a great shade and I love the packaging! Really want to try more form Kiko!

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    sonia // daring coco
    December 22, 2015 at 3:45 am

    Ahahaha I too am not that gorgeous shade of pale like Dita. Thank God for bronzers!


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    December 22, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Seems like a great product! Love this review, Carol! -Maireem

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    Renata Burden
    December 22, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    I’m loving Kiko’s latest releases. They look so elegant and high end like. This bronzer is beautiful. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    December 23, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    KIKO is the brand I would love to explore more in 2016. I have seen so many lovely Kiko products and this one is one of them 🙂
    Thanks for a great review, sweetie!
    Enjoy the holiday season <3
    xox Nadia

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    May 4, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    My favourite bronzer is from Kiko, the soft focus compact in 100! But I think they discontinued it (there is no longer at the website I don’t know about the actuall store). It is perfect and lasts literally ALL DAY LONG! If you can get it I truly recomend it! If you are intrested about more Kiko products check my blog!

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