I’ve been wanting to write a post about the Italian cosmetics brand Kiko for a while now. I first discovered the shop while shopping, I was wondering what was going on in the shop I passed by since it was PACKED, so I went inside to have a look. It’s all about colour at Kiko and the line is HUGE! They must have thousands of different products, everything from makeup to skin care to nail polishes. And even better, their products are all affordable at 3-20€ a piece!! So for that reason I was actually a bit skeptical at first, but now, after trying some of the products for a while, I have to say I’m impressed!
The first products I bought was the Soft Focus Concealer (#01) and the Invisible Powder. The concealer is light but covers well at the same time, it’s perfect for spots, fine lines and dark circles under the eyes. Price: 7,50 €.
The Invisible Powder is a translucent finishing powder to be applied over foundation or worn alone. The powder is white but becomes invisible on contact with the skin, it slightly mattifies the skin without changing it’s natural contours. It make’s your skin feel super soft and it stays all day! Price: 11,90 €.
I can honestly say that it is just as good as the Microfinish powder from Make Up for Ever or the Mineral Finishing Powder from Laura Mercier, that I’ve used a lot at photoshoots.
I recently bought their Pigment Loose Eyeshadow which is another great product! As you can see the products contains a lot of eyeshadow, probably enough for a life time. The eye shadows are very pigmented as well so you don’t need to use a lot. Almost all the other (compact) eye shadows at Kiko contained a lot of glitter, which was a bit over the top for me. But I love these loose powders and I’m probably buying some more colours more next time I’m there. Price: 5,90 €.
I’ve also tried their Long Lasting Stick Eye Shadow which is amazing. Not only is it unbelievably soft and blendable, but the color is a beautiful burgundy/plum that lasts hours before fading or creasing. Price: 6,90 €.
I bought this Nail Lacquer the other day and I absolutely adore the colour (#303), it is perfect for autumn! Not only is the colour beautiful but the nail polish stays on for days before it starts fading, it also dries very fast which is a big plus in the book! (The colour looks much ligther in the photo than what it really is, the real colour is more similar to the colour of the bottle.) Price: 3,00 €.
When it comes to their lipsticks they have tons of different colours, they are long lasting and very moisturizing! The price is only around 6,00 €.
All in all, I’m very impressed with this brand, the good quality, the huge range of colours and the affordable prices. When it comes to buying their products I’m not sure if their online shop ships to other countries, and I’ve only found one shop in Paris, though if you’re going to Italy you’ll be sure to find it! I think they have shops in Spain as well.