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Monday, May 25, 2015

A Few New Kiko Purchases

Kiko Haul

Each time I visit London I try to make a point of calling into Kiko and purchasing a few items, as an Italian brand that has next to no retail space within the UK you have to grasp such shopping experiences when they are presented. Due to the level of customer service within the Regent Street Store (borderline rude) I do make my trips short and sweet so I don't have as much as a haul to share, rather a handful of goodies.

Kiko Haul
Kiko Haul
Kiko Haul
Kiko Haul
Kiko Haul

My favourite Kiko item is Kiko Long Lasting Eyeshadows Sticks, I own a good few and have yet to be disappointed by any of my choices. They are often noted as the ultimate By Terry Black Star Ombre dupe, I can't say I fully agree but they are a lovely product within their own right and one I rely on almost daily. Kiko Long Lasting Eyeshadows Sticks are a silky, soft and easy to blend out cream eyeshadow but that is not all, they stay in place all day long (even on oily skin), come in a huge variety of shades and are more than affordable at £6.90 each. The latest two additions to my stash are: Kiko Long Lasting Eyeshadow Stick in 21 Passion Fruit - a peachy pink, with gold nuance and shimmer aplenty - think of it as a good alternative both in shade and texture for MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque. I also purchased Kiko Long Lasting Eyeshadow in 28 Bright Ivory, which is more of a creamy matte beige than Ivory tone. It reminds me a lot of MAC Paint Pot in Painterly only marginally cheaper. I can't get enough: convenient, cheap, diverse (they can be used as eye liners, an eye base as well as a standalone eyeshadow), long wearing and easy to use. Make the Kiko Long Lasting Eyeshadow Sticks your next Kiko purchase, you can find them here - link.

Kiko Haul
Kiko Haul
Kiko Haul
Kiko Haul
Kiko Haul

It's not often I am able to say believe the hype but Kiko Water Eyeshadows are incredible, sadly there wasn't a huge variety of shades to chose from in-store but online the colour selection is vast. As fellow bloggers have surely pointed out the texture and formulation is not too far removed from the NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadows and blushes for that matter. Kiko Water Eyeshadows have been created to be used both dry and damp - when dampened the pigment becomes more intense but as you can see from my dry swatches it isn't really necessary, they are certainly not lacking in this department. The texture of the eyeshadows have a certain gel/gelee quality which led themselves well to both the eye lids and cheeks. I purchased the Kiko Water Eyeshadow in the shade 218 Grapefruit Pink - a golden tinged, perfect peach based pink that is not world's apart from NARS Orgasm Blush in tone, only far more flattering. Unlike said blush Kiko Water Eyeshadow in 218 it does not settle into open pores or fine lines as well as being a blush and highlight rolled into one - not too shabby for an eyeshadow huh? As an eyeshadow well I can happily report it is just as wonderful - long wearing (with or without a primer), not prone to fading or creasing and are a joy to blend out. I think it is safe to say I am a huge fan and can't wait to pick up a few of the lighter shades to use them as highlighters. Find them here for £8.90 each - link.

Kiko Haul
Kiko Haul

Lastly we have the newly launched Kiko Extra Sculpt Mascara - a great everyday lengthening and volumising mascara that doesn't cost the earth. Personally along with fragrance I find mascara to be one of the most subjective areas of the beauty world - what works for one, won't the other. Admittedly the huge brush head can be a little messy but it does effortlessly coat each lash, expanding and thickening as it goes. One coat of this jet black mascara gives a natural flutter, two to three an almost false lash effect that is not prone to clumping, smudging nor smearing. At just £8.90 I am suitable impressed, you can find it here - link.

Kiko is a brand I want to familiarise myself with a little further so please let me know your favourite products and shades - it is only fair that you enable me every now and then ha!


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32 comments:

  1. Ooh the water eyeshadow looks stunning! xx

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  2. Some great picks, those eyeshadow sticks look lovely x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  3. I love KIKO and I really want to try the eyeshadow sticks!

    Jenna / beautyandthestyle.co.uk

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  4. It's a shame the store you went to didn't seem that good - in Cambridge, even though it's small there is a huge selection and the staff seem really nice. But I haven't got anything from there yet (shock horror)! I'm definitely going to buy an eyeshadow stick - I think I'll go for a champagney shade. That mascara sounds amazing as well.

    Polka Dot Penny

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  5. The Long Lasting shadow sticks look promising! x

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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  6. I want to try Kiko so badly! I'm definitely getting the Shadow Sticks first. Passion Fruit is also super pretty!

    Pauline | Catpacking

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  7. I love KIKO cream eyeshadows, they're so pigmented!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  8. You picked up such lovely products! The shadow sticks especially look impressive.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  9. i love your haul! Try kiko lucious cream lipsticks!

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    1. The Lucious Cream lipsticks are really pretty, especially Rubellite :)

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  10. I really want to try the kiko eye-shadow sticks as the quality looks amazing! I also am in love with the water eye-shadow shade, its stunning! You picked out some really amazing products! Lovely post xx

    Beauty Girl

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  11. I had a contour palette from kilo that I LOVED but broke it :( I'm currently using their mineral foundation, liquid foundation and eyebrow marker. Love them all. I also got my hands on their translucent powder but I think that was the only miss for me.

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  12. Ooh, that eye shadow single is gorgeous, both in the pan and in swatches. Such a perfect Summery shade! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  13. Shame about the customer service, that's no good! I have yet to try any KIKO yet but the shadow sticks look so good

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  14. Everything I've swatched in Kiko I've loved, but I nearly always leave empty handed as the assistants are so rude and the music so loud - it's the same in the stores in Guildford and Oxford too. I'm hoping they are nicer in Italy! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

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  15. I've loved the few Kiko things I've tried so far, I just wish they'd bring some more shops up north! I'm too picky to order online!
    Amy | Hair • Nails • Etc

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  16. That blush looks gorgeous! Never tried tho brand before but i feel i might need to now!!http://lamourdecaitlin.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I've never used Kiko but I definitely want to try! I'm not even sure if it's available in the States...I'd probably have to buy it online.

    bigfluffycats.blogspot.com

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  18. I love these eyeshadows! I have a few but still want more they look amazing on the eye and apply lovely

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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  19. You picked my two favourite Kiko products!!

    I have been singing their praises to all who would listen for a long time now.

    I have not tried the nars dual intensity formula, but I can tell you that the sparkly kiko water eyeshadows remind me very much of the Mac ExtraDimension formula. What is more, the shades 200 and 208 (I think) make for gorgeous highlighters!

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  20. I love the shadow sticks and I'm very tempted to do an order whilst the 30% off is on...xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  21. I have been getting into creamy eye products and Kiko is a brand I really want to try, so I will definitely be looking into these further x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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  22. Okay... so I definitely need to try more from Kiko!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  23. I wish Kiko was easier to get a hold of, I'd love to try the eyeshadow sticks!

    shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I found the staff completely disinterested in London and the music was ridiculous it was so loud! Their website is hopeless too (can't put in anything other than one line for your address!). Shame because the products really are lovely (check out the summer Tribal stuff - absolutely gorgeous & stunning packaging) but there's work to be done clearly.

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  25. You've convinced me that I need to make an order from Kiko! I love the look of the eyeshadow sticks.

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  26. The price is incredible for such long wearing products.
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    http://prettymadthings.blogspot.co.uk // x

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  27. Gorgeous choices! That shadow looks amazing.

    Emily x
    www.emandthem.co.uk

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  28. I still need to try Kiko!! That eyeshadow looks beautiful! <3
    Marieta A. | Head of Roses

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  29. I went into Kiko for the first time today in Oxford Westgate Shopping Centre, and I have to say I was so impressed! I bought a lipstick, and I wanted to try the eyeshadows as they looked so gorgeous, and I definitely will next time! The customer service in the store I went to was lovely; the staff were so helpful(:

    -Charlotte (http://allthingsmakeupbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk/)

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  30. Never heard of kikos before but love the subtle eyeshadow sticks. They look so pretty

    The Artistically Challenged

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