As I have said before, one of my favourite products by Kiko is their eyeshadow sticks. They have a great selection of shades in their permanent range, but they also like to launch new shades in their limited edition collections. Let me introduce you to the new two members of our family.
As you can imagine, I was ever so happy when they launched the Daring Game collection and it included some new goodies, named the Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadows.
I picked a few shades and continued to drool over the other ones. They say that patience is rewarded, and they might be right as I kept waiting for the collection to hit the discounted zone as new ones were launched. And yeah, I already took advantage of this as I showed you in this post here. But when I saw the prices go even lower, I could not resist them and I picked up these two beauties.
This collection had a casino theme and many of the Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadows were in shades reminiscent of gems, and these two are exactly that.
I took advantage of a recent sale at Kiko to purchase these three nail polishes. All nail polishes were on sale for 1€ each so I simply did not think about it much.
I’ve been in a teal-aqua-blue loving phase so I ended picking two gorgeous shimmery shades and a basic black.
Each nail polish bottle contains 11mL so I couldn’t be happier with the price-quality ratio. On my nails these nail polishes last up to 4 or 5 days whithout chipping (with a coat of Seche Vite as I always do).
It is very easy to be weak and pick up one of these inexpensive nail polishes, specially when the range of shades is so big that you will always find something that will look nice for that do or event.
Having drooled over the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize and the Tom Ford Creme Color for Eyes, I knew that I had some cream eye shadow pots of my own that had a similar look and that I could play with while I moaned over the unfairness of life, inaccessible brands and how expensive they are.
So, when I went through my stash I found two of the Kiko Colour Shock Long Lasting Eyeshadows from the Boulevard rock collection of 2014.
I also found a highlighter in a similar packaging. It was the Exotic Highlighterin Taupe from the Lavish Oriental collection of 2012.
You might know that I am a big lover of cream and stick eye shadows and that Kiko is a great brand when it comes to this type of product. They not only offer a vast range of shades in their permanent collection but they also launch limited edition shades now and then.
Another of the great things of Kiko is that they always have products of past collections at a discounted price both in store and online.
So when I visited the store and found these two Colour-Up Long Lasting Eye Shadows, a formula I had already bought some more neutral shades in, in the outlet pile I knew they had to come home with me.
Let me introduce you to my picks from Kiko’s Modern Tribes collection.
Although there were some seriously nice offerings (go to Kiko’s website and drool over the powders’ packaging!) I choose to try two of their Free Spirit Lips and Cheeks pencils as I had yet to try one of these multipurpose type of pencils.
They have six shades available, including a nice red, but I opted for the more neutral or natural shades. I usually go for the bright colours so I thought that a change would be nice.
The pencils are 8,90€ each and contain 4,5 g of product. Also, inside each box comes a jumbo pencil sharpener, which I thought was a nice touch on their part.
Is a Kiko store your wallet’s kryptonite? Do you have any staples in your stash that bear the Kiko logo? Do you find yourself entering the store just to check what new products have been launched?
If you replied affirmatively to one of the questions (or all of them!) then you will be as excited as I am about their new Kiko Rewards system!
How does it work you say. Well it could not be easier! You simply download their app, Kiko Rewards, and introduce your details. Once it has been installed, you will be greeted with 200 bonus points on your “card” as a welcome present.
When you visit a store you simply show them the bidi code and they will scan it. And ta dah! That is all you need to do.
Learning how to frame your eyes in the most flattering way is no easy feat.
Many among us may have committed all kinds of crimes against the eyebrow; from overtweezing to tadpole shapes to insisting on a line that is not natural to you.
Fortunately, with time and practice one finds what best suits ones features. You simply use a spoolie and some scissors to cut long hairs and some tweezers to get rid of the ones that grow outside your shape. And once peace has been signed with what mother nature provided, we want to help our eyebrows to look their best.
The first type of product that I ever used was a pencil. Initially I was really reluctant to follow the advice I had been given and give my too short eyebrows a little tail with a brown eye pencil.
I ended liking the effect and fortunately I found more appropriate shades than dark brown and more appropriate formulas as well.
These days I am using Kiko Precision Eyebrow Pencil in 03 (5,90€) which is a medium brown shade that leans a bit warm. It is perfect to harmonize my black eyebrows with my dark brown hair.
For some time now I have been decluttering my stash of lower quality products, those that did not work for me or simply those that for any reason I did not reach for.
In the case of the ones featured in this post, we could consider them my training wheels, as I am putting aside to give away or throw away some brushes that I bought when I first started and a cheap basic palette that has allowed me to play with different colours without breaking the bank.
Kiko has some decent brushes and at affordable prices. They have both permanent and limited edition brushes, which are worth a look if you are in the market for basic brushes (specially if you take advantage of the frequent sales).
Above are pictured the face 102 brush and two limited edition brushes. The powder brush is quite dense, works well to blend powder on the face but is scratchy. I have found nicer substitutes to this one.