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KIKO Colour Shock Long Lasting Eyeshadow

Ever felt MAC, Chanel and Estee Lauder's cream eye shadows were a tad bit overpriced? Well, after Maybelline took the plunge with their colour tattoo eye shadows, KIKO have brought out a range of eye shadows that can give high end brands a run for their money. I wouldn't compare it to the Maybelline one however as this one's more of a grainy, mousse like texture.

I love the dinky little glass jar and gold lids they come housed in. Who can tell these are for £6.90 a pop?

I believe all the shades in the range have a frosty, shimmery finish to them. You can wear them lightly buffed into the lids with a fluffy blending brush for that hint of iridescent colour. These babies are however created to be worn full on, slathered on the lids with fingers. The pigmentation in these cannot be faulted and they glide on so smoothly. I feel it's a little tricky if you apply too much at a time, as more colour can get gathered in one place. One vital tip, build it slowly. Let the first layer dry and settle before you add more. It's only going to get clumpy if you layer on too much at a time.

Also, the frosty finish can tend to make fine lines look a little more obvious hence I like to use a primer underneath to fill in those lines and start with a flawless, smooth eye canvas. Also, once this goes on, it will only come off with an eye make-up remover. So full marks for the long lasting aspect!

The shades I have, 'Island Shimmer' and 'Sunset Coral' are gorgeously feminine and perfect for a pin-up look, paired with bold lips. I feel I would personally opt for the darker shades if I had to as they would look beautiful in a frosty, shimmery finish as such and make fine lines on the lid look less obvious. Regardless, these are apt for the season.

The way these come packed in detailed cardboard boxes that you don't want to throw away and expensive looking frosted glass containers, I feel they would make a perfect present for someone and not to forget, easy on your wallet too.


Unknown said...

I bought the same two colors! =) I love them ;)

Niesha said...

Lovely colours.:)




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