After the marathon two weeks ago, Cart and I were in this mall called the Parco Leonardo and we stumbled upon a shop full of women. Naturally, being curious, I went to explore inside And I realised that I was in a make-up shop. I was so excited like a kid in a candy store.
Kiko, in honestly is a strange name to me because the first thing when I think about Kiko is a little sea creature from Neopets.
I wanted to purchase the hot pink couture eye shadow palette from the ‘Posh Couture collection’.
Isn’t this look totally darling? I love the gold and black eyeshadow look going on here.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find it anywhere! A quick check with the clerk, revealed that the collection was was over. Turned out that the posh couture collection was out for fall/winter 2009 and since it’s spring now, it was all gone.
Instead, there were currently the ‘Electric town collection’ going on. So I was contemplating on getting the Ropopongi Green eyeshadow palette instead as a replacement. But swatching it, the colours didn’t look very vibrant on my skin. It could probably be more colourful when applied wet or used with eyeshadow primer but I just wasn’t convinced.
Nevertheless I got for myself a couple of the other items in my list. First off, is the nail polishes.
What I liked about Kiko is that, there is a wide range of variety in the colours that they had – up to 105 variations. Compared to the more traditional pinks and reds, Kiko had unusual colours, practically every shade of the rainbow.
So I got for myself the base in pastel pink and the unusual shades of Cerulean blue and Spring Green nail polish as well as the more classic Vermillion Red shade.
Application wise though, the polishes were rather runny and I needed at least two coats before the nail polish would look decent. But the worst part is, it took ages to dry! Even after 10 minutes after applying, I find myself having the nail polish smudging.
I’m not sure that I’d purchase more which is a pity because of the range of unusual colours.
The only thing I liked from the nail range is the polish remover. Your fingers smells like vanilla after using it.
The next item that I got for myself is the limited edition ‘Red emotion satin lipstick’ in Sensual Red.
I really like this lipstick. It is very bright, bold and eye catching among all my other pink lipsticks. Wearing it, it felt rather comfortable and moisturizing despite of how matte it looked like on my lips. Moreover for 6.90 euro, I think that it was a very good buy and actually cheaper than most drug-store brands.
Its quite coincidental that Kiko came out with the red emotion line because it was most certainly awesome in my recreation of the 40’s look. What do you think?
If you’re wondering how I did my bangs, I used this tutorial. Takes a bit of practise in rolling though.
And you could put it up your back hair in a pony tail or style your hair any way you want to. Pretty cool huh?
Anyway, I find Kiko cosmetics pretty fun to use. I love the red emotion lipstick a lot. And while the nail polishes could do with a bit of improvement, kiko on the overall is good place to check out on account of the affordable prices.
4 nail polishes, a polish remover and a lipstick for 27 euro. I don’t know of anywhere else in Italy where you could get cosmetics at this prices. At the moment, I’m not sure if Kiko will be expanding outside of Italy though.
Check out my other reviews of Italian cosmetics