The lovely people at Kiko Cosmetics have given me a selection of their make up to review. I’m so happy to try out their cosmetics as this isn’t the first time I’ve tried something from Kiko itself, I reviewed their Self Tanning Spray last month but this is my first time trying out their make up.
Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eye Shadow
The Long Lasting Stick Eye Shadows from Kiko are limited edition, long lasting stick eye shadows and I have four. All of the colours were developed exclusively for Kiko’s ‘colours in the world’ collection and they’re vibrant, bright and bold. I love reviewing make up as I get to try out shades that I perhaps wouldn’t usually buy if I were in a store.
Shade 33- Smoky Grey
Smoky Grey is perhaps the most instantly wearable from the shade range. It is predominantly a grey but it does have a lot of brown tones in it. I would wear this to soften a black smoky eye or to add depth to a grey or brown eye look. It is great for applying all over the lid and then packing shadow on top, like the Kiko Pigment Loose Eyeshadow in 32 Burning Brown that I’ll come to later in this post. The Smoky Grey Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow has a pretty matte finish.
Shade 29- Intensive Coral
Intensive Coral looks a lot lighter and brighter than it does on the Kiko website. It is gorgeously creamy and has a slightly glossy finish. This shade is pretty easy to wear considering it is a vibrant light coral. I use this to line the lash line of the inner half of my eye and I also work this onto the inner half of my eyelid too. This really brightens and opens the eyes.
Shade 32- Soft Green Apple
Soft Green Apple is a beautiful bright minty green shade. I find that the texture of this one is matte like shade 33. It really adds a pop of colour to the lid and looks great when lining the lower lash line.
Shade 30- Shiny Fuchsia
Shiny Fuchsia looks a lot more purple on the website than it does in real life. Looking at it now it is definitely a much brighter, more vibrant pink with quite a metallic finish. This is the hardest shade for me to wear on my eyes but I’ve been wearing it on my lips instead and it looks gorgeous as well as sticking around for a pretty long time!
All of the stick eyeshadows are very easy to use and provide a smooth and creamy application on the eyes. I do find them hard to blend onto the eyes so I prefer to use them for more of a precise application or all over a specific area as a base and then to apply eyeshadow powder over the top.
They are definitely long lasting and don’t crease easily. Once they’ve dried down, they don’t smudge or transfer onto the skin around my eye. Kiko claim that these are water resistant and whilst I haven’t tried splashing my eyes with water or been out in the rain whilst wearing these, I would agree that they would be water resistant as they are pretty difficult to remove. I need to use an oil based eye make up remover to take these shadows off and even then, I feel like I’m tugging at my eyes so they definitely have some staying power!
These are on special offer at the moment for £3.40 from the Kiko website.
Kiko Pigment Loose Eyeshadow
The Kiko Pigment Loose Eyeshadows are gorgeous pots of concentrated loose powder eyeshadow that is made from pure pigments. There are 6 shades that have been developed for the ‘colours in the world’ collection as well, like the Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadows. I have two colours and I must say I have a differing opinion of the pigments.
Shade 32- Burning Brown
Burning Brown is an absolutely gorgeous deep brown metallic loose eyeshadow. I LOVE it as it is so pigmented and looks incredible packed onto the lid or worked into the crease. If I could liken it to another shadow, I’d say its a great dupe for MAC’s Satin Taupe. It doesn’t crease, it lasts all day and I’d repurchase it in a heart beat!
Shade 27- Beaming Beige
Beaming Beige is quite a sheer shimmery wash of colour. It is quite a peachy shade but it isn’t very pigmented. It provides a gorgeous glittery shimmer to the lid but the colour pay off just isn’t there. Instead, I use a matte shade to highlight my brow bone, for example, and then I wash this over the top to really give my eyes a bit of sparkle.
These are on special offer at the moment for £2.90 from the Kiko website.
Long Lasting Lipstick in Shade 06 Red Orchid
The Kiko Long Lasting Lipstick that I have is in the colour 05 Red Orchid which is from the ‘colours in the world’ collection. It is super easy to apply and feels smooth and creamy on the lips. It is really long lasting as it almost stains the lips. It smells quite sweet, like vanilla, which I love. Whilst this isn’t a colour I would usually go for, I would definitely like to try other shade of lipstick from Kiko as their formula is fantastic!
The Long Lasting Lipsticks are on special offer at the moment for £3.40 from the Kiko website.
Overall, I’m so impressed with the make up that I’ve tried from Kiko and I have to say that I think as a brand, they’re a great addition to the UK beauty market!
What are your favourite Kiko products?
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