Lately I’ve seen post after post about Italian cosmetics brand Kiko, so began trawling through their site and planning an order. I also featured a few of their eyeshadows on my most recent blogger wishlist post.
In the end, I concluded I would be good and held off from ordering, but whilst wondering through town I came face to face with their new store. They’re offering 6 items for 3, which I couldn’t refuse so I went in to have a look at their range and see if it lived up to the hype.
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What struck me first was how much choice there was, half the store was dedicated to eyeshadow alone. They have a variety of different product types which all shared two things in common: they’re highly pigmented and come in a massive choice of colour.
I was completely indecisive so spent a while sampling things and was impressed with the quality. I had wanted to try their mattes but something about the glittery and super colourful shadows was tempting me, I almost left with some ridiculously shimmery purples but had to remind myself that I likely wouldn’t wear them much.
In the end I compromised and went for a neutral colour -200 Champagne from the wet eyeshadows-, but a product which couldn’t be further from matte if it tried. From the tiny swatch I made I was covered in glitter!
For my second choice, I picked what could only be described as the essence of unicorn blood; This has to be the most glittery product I’ve ever bought, it’s described as Pearly Grey -229 also from the wet eyeshadows- but it’s pretty much like a pressed silver glitter pigment. I had a quick play yesterday and it goes over other shadows in the same way a loose pigment would.
I’ll be totally honest and admit I didn’t notice these were ‘wet’ eyeshadows when I got them. I fell in love with the texture and they have good colour payout when swatched dry, but I’m interested to see how they work when used wet.
Lastly I picked up a long lasting shadow stick in colour 25, light taupe. I got this with the intention of using under my eye and it’s a little bit too shimmery for that, but it blends really and does what it says on the tin, it holds really well! Yesterday for a quick eye makeup I just used this on the crease and blended up.
I’m really impressed with the products I got and am already thinking about my new purchases, I don’t know how long the 3 for 6 offer will last but it’s well worth making the most of.
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