There seems to be a lot of talk about Kiko Cosmetics at the moment but I first heard about it from Selina who blogs over at missbeautyadikt or YazMakeUpArtist on youtube (check her out. She is a MUA and has serious skills). Anyway I hadn't heard of the Italian brand before she raved about it and was excited when a Kiko store popped up in Stratford Westfield. The first time I went I just picked up a lip liner that was on sale for 99p (usually retails for £2.50) but then my lovely friend gave me a few kiko things so I thought I'd review what I had. I know there's lots being said about their summer collection but sadly I don't have any of that.
I have 3 high pigmentation eye shadows - a highlight shade in 130, a gold shade in 102 & a dark brown in 132. These retail for £4.90 each.
I also added to my liquid liner collection with the kiko definition eyeliner which is a glossy black and has a super thin brush with a long tip.The formula is quite liquid so you may need to build up a little but the thin brush is great to help create a thin line. It doesn't transfer onto my lid and seems to last which is always great. This retails for £6.90.
|Left to Right: Liquid liner, lip liner 201, shadows in 132, 102 and 130.|
The liquid liner swatch took a bit of building up but the lip liner in shade 201 is very smooth and pigmented. I love this rosey colour and think it complements my skintone as I don't like pinks that are too light. As you can see from the swatches the shadows are very pigmented. They are really soft and easy to blend. Below I created a look using these 3 colours without any primer. I think these colours really complement each other for a soft neutral look.
Kiko is definitely on my radar for great quality at great prices. Have you tried anything from the brand? If you don't live near a westfield you can order online here.