Kiko Cosmetics is an Italian brand that sells affordable make up as well as skin care. They've recently opened a branch in Newcastle so I thought I'd pop and pick up a lipstick and ended up with 2 lipsticks, 2 lip liners, a highlighter, 2 eyeshadows and nail polish. WOOPS. No Ragrets!
1 | Velvet Mat Lipstick shade 604 | £6.90
2 | Smart Lipstick shade 923 | £3.90
I've been lusting after a purple lipstick for so long and I've finally found the perfect
'barbie purple'-esque shade. It has a glossy finish which is a first for me as I'm a big fan of matte lipsticks. This would look amazing for evening or even a day time look. The packaging is simple and sleek, almost as nice as Mac lipsticks.
3 | Color Sphere shade 36 | £2.90
Photos doesn't this eyeshadow any justice. This gorgous blue/black shimmery shadow has holographic-y glitters that would create the perfect evening bold smoke eye. I can't wait to have good play around with it. The packaging could be improved but I can't complain as it comes at an amazing £2.90!
4 | Water Eyeshadow shade 204 | £4.40
This eyeshadow can be used both wet or dry. Using it dry can create a blended out smokey look. this would look amazing as a transition colour. You can dip your brush in some water and use this shadow as a cream for vibrant effect. I think this would also look good underneath the bottom lash line. Again the packaging is simple and professional looking.
5 | Radiant Touch Creamy Stick Highlighter shade 100 | £4.20
Ive been after a cream highlighter for a while but I didn't want to break the bank. So I picked up this golden creamy highlighter which blends like a dream. It has a nice glow without looking too glittery. The packaging makes it easy to apply.
6 | Quick Dry Nail Lacquer shade 817 | £2.90
After hearing a shop assistant rave on about how fast this nail varnish I couldn't help frantically throwing it in my basket. The value is just amazing. I can't wait to try this mauvey brown polish.
7 | Smart Lip Pencil shade 917 & 710 | £1.20
I thought I'd pick up a lavander lipliner to go with my Smart Lipstick shade 923. This shade would also look nice on its own. The value is just amazing at only £1.20, I thought I might as well pick up a dark berry shade to line my Mac Diva matte lipstick.
Overall thoughts? ...
I think I might have found my new favourite make up brand. Kiko cosmetics is super affordable yet super luxurious. The packaging is sleek and professional looking. Unfortunately the shades don't have names so its harder to remember shades or recognise them without opening it. Apart from that I can't fault anything. The quality so far, after swatching, is amazing. Still need to test out the longevity of them. I will definitely be back for more!