Tuesday, 25 June 2013

KIKO Colour Shock Long Lasting Eyeshadow in Island Shimmer and Fierce Violet

These KIKO eyeshadows are rich, vibrant creams which can be used as eyeliner or eyeshadow.  They claim bright and sparkling shades with a creamy, light texture.  In their heavy glass pots, they certainly look bright, both colour and sparkle wise.  They're also not a dry, solid texture, as you can see from the fact that some time spent on their sides has led to the eyeshadow cream shifting about a bit.

Swatched, you can really see how intense the colour is, particularly on Fierce Violet, which is an absolutely stunning colour.  Island Shimmer, a fine silvery pink, is also very pretty, albeit eminently dupeable.

They also blend out very well, losing little of their intensity - Fierce Violet is still incredibly bright, and Island Shimmer has only a little less concentrated shimmer.  Luckily, the shadows remain blendable on the lid for a good minute before they set down firm, giving you plenty of time to work them into the lid and smooth the edges out.

I chose to apply Island Shimmer on the inner corner, blending it across the centre of the lid, and the blending a dot of Fierce Violet into the outer corner.  You only need the tiniest amount of shadow - they're very pigmented, and a little goes a long, long way.

Wear wise, I managed around five hours without creasing without primer, which is impressive given my super oily lids.  With primer, my purple gradient lasted a full fourteen hours before I removed it with cleansing oil.  Impressive stuff.

Given the quality of these lovely cream shadows, I was really surprised to find that not only do they usually retail at just £6.90, a fraction of the cost of some of the cream eyeshadows I've tried recently, KIKO are currently selling them for just £3.40.  Run, don't walk, to the KIKO website now - or pop into their stores at either Westfield centre in London.

Disclosure: PR samples

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  1. That purple is intense! I absolutely love it. It goes so well with the color of your eyes, too. I'm sad that Kiko still doesn't sell in the Netherlands ;)

    1. Oh no! Can you not order online from the UK store?


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