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KIKO Colour Shock Long Lasting Eye Shadow











For cream eye shadows that simply do no budge, KIKO's current offerings top my list. Now that Spring/Summer is just around the corner, everyone wants to break from the routine of matte, dark shadows and dive into vibrant, shimmery lids and what better than a cream formula to do that. This one's almost a whipped mousse like texture that envelopes the skin in a veil of opaque pigment. 

If you like subtle, sheer lid offerings, then this is definitely not your cup of tea. It's bold, bright and full on with metallic and frosty being it's best features if you know how to use it correctly. I prefer scooping them on to the back of my hand and then buffing it on to the lids, building up sheer layers for greater intensity. This is the best way I found to avoid creasing and getting a seamless finish. 

They dry to a powdery finish which is never a bad thing when it comes to eye shadow longevity but just like mascara's, once dry it becomes tricky to tamper with it. I try and achieve my desired finish in the first few minutes of application and then allow it to set. KIKO couldn't have done better than a mint green and a pastel pink when it comes to Spring/Summer colours. Oh and if you're too shy to don this outside of your bedroom, then applying this with a good old eye liner brush always does the trick. It doesn't have to be the upper lashes! Switch it up this season and add a dash of colour to the lower lash line. 

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