Monday, 18 January 2016

Kiko Long Lasting Eyeshadow Sticks | Review

I have wanted to try the Kiko Long Lasting Eyeshadow sticks for such a long time now, ever since I heard they were comparable to the By Terry Ombre Blackstars, which happens to be one of my favourite makeup products of all time. Finally, I managed to get my hands on a few after checking out their new store at Merry Hill.


I picked out four shades, at £3.40 each they were a steal, you can get them for the same price here. It shocks me that four of these still don't amount to even half the price of a By Terry stick. The eyeshadow sticks come in matte black boxes which reminds me of Nars. One thing that bothers me is that nowhere on the packaging can I see the actual name of the shadow, just the number is visible. I like names, I am just a bit funny like that.


They all come in black tubes and you can see the actual colour, or an approximation of the colour on the bottom. They are nice, nothing super fancy and not as luxurious as the By Terry sticks, but they still look well-made and not cheap or inexpensive at all.


The four shades I picked up, after deliberating and swatching up my arm were Golden Brown (06), Golden Beige (07), Black (20)and Golden Taupe (38). Sensing a "golden" theme here. You can see them swatched below: Golden Taupe is a beautiful mauve, cool-toned taupe with a slight shimmer; Black is a rich matte black that I thought would make a brilliant eyeshadow base, Golden Beige is a gorgeous shimmery gold, and Golden Brown is my favourite it's an almost greenish brown with gold flecks. I really thought these colours would compliment my eyes and they were good everyday shades.


In swatching them, I noticed that they were beautifully pigmented, smooth and creamy. They would blend out beautifully on the eyes, you could wear them on their own or as a base for other eyeshadows. I actually left the swatches on my arm all day and even showered, as it claims to be water-resistant. Eight hours and one shower later here is how the swatches looked:


I am quite impressed, the top swatches were subjected to the most amount of water and although you can't clearly see them there was still quite a bit of product left on my arm. I was shocked as I wasn't being careful at all, of course I didn't scrub the swatches but it was under direct water for about twenty minutes. Brilliant, I definitely might be going back for more, if you want to suggest any more shades or any products you would like me to review please leave me a comment below and do not forget to subscribe, it means so much. Take care.

Love ♥
Kiran 
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    1. Hello,

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  2. I LOVE these sticks! I have 5 and I want them all haha, they're just amazing and so easy to use xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I know! I am also just as obsessed, I have been checking out swatches online. I am beyond certain that I want at least eight more, they are such a bargain, I hope they never get rid of them. Thank you for commenting, Gemma, you're the best!

      Kiran x

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  3. I love love love these! I think they're practically the same as the By Terry ones too :) definitely check out Golden Chocolate and Rosy Brown if you go back for more! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. I definitely will! Adding them to the list, might get the purple shade too.

      Kiran x

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  4. These look really nice shades and £3.40 was such a great price. They are back up to £6.90 now, but that's still pretty reasonable I think.
    Leighlee
    http://beautybargainsandbeyond.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw that makes me sad, it is still worth every penny but I was planning on going back tomorrow and picking up every shade known to mankind. I might wait it out for them to go back down again haha, thank you for commenting sweet!

      Kiran x

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  5. Hey I LOVE these sticks! so sad I only picked up one when I was travelling :( Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin? Let me know :) x

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