Saturday, 2 March 2013

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow Swatches

Kiko is a budget-friendly Italian brand with stores in the UK. Recently, I placed an order on their website for several of their Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadows. These normally retail at £6.90. I was able to get a 20% discount and free shipping for being a new customer. Shipping was very fast. I placed my order on Monday and it arrived at my husband's London address on Thursday, shipped from Milan via UPS with tracking.

Those in the black plastic packaging are from the permanent range while the two in the metal packaging are from the new Colors In The World spring collection. These are all made in Italy.

I was particularly intrigued by #31 Hypnotic Iris, a periwinkle blue with a slight flash of pink.

From the Colors In The World Collection, I also picked the Vivid Eyes Kajal & Eyelinber 03 Festive Indigo/Black (£7.90), which is made in the EU. The Festive Indigo shade is a bit darker and lacks the pink flash of Hypnotic Iris.

These swatches are just one layer each. The Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadows have an impressive creamy consistency that glides over the skin without any tugging. They lay down the color with ease and build up quickly to a wonderfully pigmented finish that is more satin rather than shimmery metallic.

The Kajal & Liner are less pigmented than the Stick Eyeshadows, but still have pretty decent payoff.

#18 Midnight Blue is the only one that has tiny pink micro sparkles.

If you visit Italy, Kiko is well worth checking out for its massive product range and affordable prices. In London, there are two stores in Westfield White City and Westfield Stratford.


The Driveller Kate said...

I adore these! Regret passing on the LE iris shade now -- I love the pink flash in your photos.

sophia said...

the midnight blue looks absolutely gorgeous!

Joyce September said...

Such beautiful colors - especially Teal, Soft Apple Green & Hypnotic Iris! Great choice of colors you chose there~