Thursday, 19 January 2012

Swatch: Kiko Cosmetics Single Eyeshadows in 174, 137, and 123

I went to the original Westfield in West London just after Christmas, with the intention of growing richer rather than poorer for a change, by manner of returning things I'd over-enthusiastically bought before Christmas.  Naturally, after speaking a few sneaky pounds in the Oasis sale, I discovered a store full of makeup from a brand I'd never tried before, and my plan was doomed.  The store in question is Kiko Cosmetics - an Italian budget to mid-range brand, who produce a wide range of products in a myriad of colours.  

Typically, I gravitated towards eyeshadow, a product of which I already own too many.  But, y'know, it was in the name of science and stuff.  These shadows are pretty darn cheap, at £4.90 each (or 4.90£, as the European website states), and come in a staggering 81 shades, with a variety of finishes.

137 Satin Rosy Red

123 Satin Wood Brown

174 Satin Dove Grey

Left to right: 123, 137, 174

As you can see, these colours are reasonably well pigmented for the tiny price, with a lovely satiny finish.  I bought the first two shades primarily to fill in and colour my eyebrows, and I've found them incredibly effective for doing so - they apply smoothly and quickly thanks to the pigmentation level and soft texture, and wear solidly all day with no slipping, fading, or transferring.

As you can see from the EOTD above (using colours from the new UD Naked 2 palette), the two colours combine to provide a strong, evenly coloured brow that's a great shade of reddish brown which looks natural and striking alongside my red hair colour.  Lovely.

I'll definitely be buying a few more of these (even if I don't actually need them).  You'll find them at the Kiko Cosmetics store at Westfield, or on the website, where they'll cost you a tiny £4.90 each.


  1. I've been hearing a lot of good things about this brand so will have to check it out, thanks for the review :)

  2. I really love the shades you have chosen. Especially 137. Still have to try this brand...

  3. Definitely worth a shot, ladies - I've been impressed with what I've tried so far!


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