I love Kiko and have raved on this blog about their nail varnishes. But I haven’t tried a lot of their make up and I’m not sure why. I picked up some bright beauty bits from Kiko (woohoo alliteration!) on a recent holiday so let’s have a look…
Bright Beauty Bits From Kiko
One of the hottest trends for SS16 is blue eye make up. I think a lot of people are put off by those words as you instantly think 80s pale blue eye shadow right up to the eyebrow, Pat Butcher style. But don’t worry! The modern blue look can be as subtle or in-your-face as you like.
I was really excited to try the Kiko Super Colour mascara in ’07 Sky Blue’. On the brush this looks really bright and obnoxious (and unwearable for most) but on the lashes this is more like a teal colour and is much more subtle. I have blonde eyelashes, so obviously my lashes are more suited to showcasing coloured mascaras in all their glory. I’m always looking for white mascaras to use as a base, so if you have any recommendations please let me know in the comments.
The actual mascara is fairly standard: a chunky brush that adds volume. It’s definitely not waterproof so an eyelid primer is necessary if you’re an oily-lidded gal like me.
Kiko eyeliners come in lots of exciting colours – the orange pencil is calling to me! – but I went for my tried and tested favourite shades. The top swatch is the Kiko Super Colour Eyeliner in ‘107 Blue Majorelle’. It has a cone-shaped felt applicator which is very forgiving for eyelids with fine lines (something I’m becoming more aware of!). It dries to a shiny/vinyl finish which I really like, but it does mean that layering it can be tricky if you need to top it up as it can flake if you’re too heavy handed. I wore it in this instagram photo and I had so many questions from people asking what it was. Always a good sign!
The bottom liner is the Kiko Colour Kajal Eyeliner in ‘112 Green Grass’. These eyeliners are great if you’re looking for something that won’t budge all day, even on the waterline EVEN if you have really watery eyes like me. It’s very smooth to apply with no dragging, but isn’t so creamy that it goes everywhere.
I’m going to update this post this weekend with some photos of me wearing these products so you can see what they’re like on.
What are your favourite Kiko products? Is there anything I need to try? Will you be picking up and bright beauty bits from Kiko? Leave your recommendations in the comments.