As mentioned here, Talia and I went to a Manchester Fashion Weekender Press Event (because we are serious journalists) and came away with a bag full of Kiko goodies. Over the last few months I’ve been trying them out and so, good people, i bring to you, a review.
1. City Filter Sunscreen £6.40
obviously, I live in the north and so sun isn’t something I’ve seen much of recently. However, this product works super well as a primer. It’s pretty much odourless, super smooth and absorbent, however it does leave you with a surface ready for your makeup to grip to. It’s great value for money considering the volume of product and the price. Also, who doesn’t love a sunscreen double up?
2. Water Eyeshadow in 224 Lavender £4.40
this eyeshadow is decently pigmented, though not amazingly. It holds well especially when used on top of a primer. The way it’s moulded means its easy to apply with a finger and brush alike. Whilst it’s a little shimmery, it’s not one I would go for when on the hunt for sparkle.
3. Smart Colour Eye Pencil £2.50
This eye pencil is super soft, and pigmented. It smudges easily if prompted, and is a rich colour. It’s super good value again, and comes out darker or lighter easily depending on pressure applied.
I’m unable to find this on their website still, but it appears to be floating round the web for purchase, anyway. This little palette is such a good staple piece! It has 2 blushes and 3 eye shadows, as well as 2 brushes and an eye pencil. The palette seems to suit a darker complexion better, especially the blushes. They’re the perfect duo for a subtle contour situation, and the little brush they provide works super well for the application. I would suggest a primer underneath, though. Again, the eye pencil is super soft, and a good little spare, or handbag touch up.