Monday, 8 September 2014

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow Swatches

If there's one Kiko product that I would recommend, it's their Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow (£6.90) which is available in over 40 shades. Kiko is an Italian makeup brand that now has stores in the UK, France and Switzerland. Last year, I hauled virtually the entire range as I love how travel-friendly and fuss-free these are to use without the need for fiddling around with brushes or dinky sponge applicators. Just swipe across the lids, quickly blend with one's finger and you're set to go. These hold up reasonably well over the course of a day with primer underneath, although there is some creasing.

Kiko's version is very similar in texture to Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color and By Terry Ombre Blackstar but at a much more affordable price point. The other two brands do have some unique shades that cannot be duped by Kiko but Kiko's range is so extensive that one is genuinely spoiled for choice. The shades do vary in terms of their smoothness and creaminess with some being more dry and stiff but on the whole, most shades are easy to work with. I placed my order through the Kiko (Switzerland) website, which meant navigating it in German. My order was actually despatched from Italy, which led to the unpleasant surprise of having to pay Swiss customs duties.

The permanent range comes in black packaging with the shade color shown on the end. Occasionally, Kiko releases limited edition shades which usually come in a silver reflective packaging. The Digital Emotion collection for Holiday 2013 included a five shade set. I don't think Kiko has released any new shades since then.






Grey/dirty taupes

Hope these swatches are helpful. This post has been sitting in my drafts folder since last December and I glad that I finally finished it. For more swatches, you can check out Drivel About Frivol.


Citrine said...

Love all the browns/taupes and that #36 rose gold! I wonder if it will ever hit US...

Bellyhead said...

Thank you for this extensive reference for all the KIKO fans! It just opened two locations in the US (in New Jersey) and the choices were mind boggling. :)

Jacqueline said...

I discovered these through a fellow makeup addict, these are wonderful. Thank you for the lovely swatches, makes it so easy to pick out my favs. If only we can get Kiko in Sg.

Anonymous said...

fab swatches. well done.

Sweetcloudnine said...

I only own #7 but use it everyday to brighten the inner corner and complete a brown smokey eye, just the perfect amount of shimmer!

Belle said...

Amazing collection of swatches! I just placed my order for 05, 06, and 07 tonight. Thanks for swatching so many colors, Haru :)