A few weeks ago I scuttled down to the KIKO shop in Westfield Stratford in search for a metallic gold eyeshadow. The good news is I found exactly what I was looking for. The bad news is I ended up buying 6 surplus items. But it isn’t really bad news because I’m in pigment heaven. I’ve since had a quick try with the bits and bobs and will do reviews of the most interesting in the coming weeks. Here’s a run-down of what I bought.
KIKO Water Eyeshadow 208 Light Gold (£8.90): This is the eyeshadow I was hoping to find when I embarked on my KIKO trip. It can be used dry or wet for extra colour payoff, and really, I couldn’t resist the stunning swirl design.
KIKO Eyeshadow Matte 158 Dark Violet (£2.90): Great pigmentation for a matte eyeshadow, at an unbelievable price, this was a no-brainer.
KIKO Eyeshadow 134 Pearly Cocoa (£2.90): Again, I didn’t need this but at that price, how can you actually say no?
KIKO Colour Sphere Eye Shadow 16 Gold Special FX (£5.90): The whole range of the Colour Sphere eye shadows was mesmerising. I was in a goldy mood so bought this in this goddess-like gold glitter shade.
KIKO Glamorous Eye Pencil 400 Gold (£4.20): Surprise, surprise, gold again. This looks fabulous in the inner corners of the eyes for an ethereal kind of look.
KIKO Double Glam Eye Pencil 104 Misty Green and Blue Teal (£7.90): You know when you’re paying for your goods at the counter and the cashier asks you if you’d be interested in the special they’ve got on? (Incidentally, does anyone ever buy those massive Milky Bars at the WH Smith till?!) Well, for once, I said yes I’ll take one. I didn’t even realise it was almost double the price of the regular eye pencil. Anyway, this is a double ended pencil with a complementary shade either side. I’ve not worn these properly yet but when I swatched the two colours on my hand, they literally DID NOT BUDGE for the entire day. Impressive!
KIKO Full Coverage Concealer 04 Dark (£7.50): Finally, I idly picked up this little concealer pot from the sale section. I’ve no idea if it’s any good but I was seduced by the NARS-like packaging. It was £5.90 so there was a nice little saving to be had.
KIKO is available online at kikocosmetics.co.uk or instore in both Westfields and on Regent Street, all in London. If you do pop in the store, just a word of warning. From what I remember, the colours are only named by number. I had to go online to find the actual names so keep that in mind if you’ve chosen what you’ve wanted online before popping in – make sure you’re armed with the numbers!