11 October 2014

Kiko Milano Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadows - Metallic Eyes

Kiko Milano Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadow Pencils in 28 Persuasive Anthracite, 11 Charming Champagne & 29 Irresistable Teal - Aspiring Londoner

I’ve been utterly obsessed with the Kiko Milano Limited Edition Daring Game Collection for Fall/Autumn.  It’s inspired by smart and beautiful Bond girls and casinos often featured in Bond films.  It’s created for confident women to create eye catching looks.  Today I’m going to share with you the Kiko Milano Color-Up Long LastingEyeshadow* £7.90, aka the best eye shadows ever!

Kiko Milano Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadow Pencils in 28 Persuasive Anthracite, 11 Charming Champagne & 29 Irresistable Teal - Aspiring Londoner
 
I have tried some Kiko Milano makeup before, however the fact that all Kiko stores are in London, makes it difficult for the rest of us to get them.  Kiko, if you’re listening, please open more stores across the UK!!!  Their eyeshadows are well appreciated through the blogosphere.  Some even compare it to the cult By Terry Ombre Blackstar Eyeshadow sticks which are amazing (read about my By Terry experience here).  After trying these out, I can see the reason behind the comparison.

Kiko Milano Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadow Pencils in 28 Persuasive Anthracite, 11 Charming Champagne & 29 Irresistable Teal - Aspiring Londoner
Kiko Milano Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadow Pencils in 28 Persuasive Anthracite*, 11 Charming Champagne* & 29 Irresistable Teal*

Kiko Milano Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadow Pencil Swatches in 28 Persuasive Anthracite, 11 Charming Champagne & 29 Irresistable Teal - Aspiring Londoner
Swatches (top to bottom) - 29 Irresistable Teal*, 11 Charming Champagne* & 28 Persuasive Anthracite*

The Kiko eyeshadow crayons/sticks have the creamiest formula.  This makes it really easy to blend with your fingers.  The pigmentation is very intense and of high quality.  The swatches are literally one swipe of the shadows, and you can see the incredible colour payoff!  I’m so so impressed!  As soon as you apply it, it’s really creamy and easy to blend, but you have to act fast as they do set.  Once set, I can tell you, the eyeshadows do not budge!  Bioderma finds it hard remove!  It does remove it with some rubbing, but I’d recommend using an oil cleanser or a bi-phase eye makeup remover to get them off as you don’t want to rub the eye area to much!

Kiko Milano Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadow Pencil in 28 Persuasive Anthracite, 11 Charming Champagne & 29 Irresistable Teal - Aspiring Londoner

Kiko Milano Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadow Pencil in 28 Persuasive Anthracite, 11 Charming Champagne & 29 Irresistable Teal - Aspiring Londoner

Kiko Milano Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadow Pencil in 28 Persuasive Anthracite, 11 Charming Champagne & 29 Irresistable Teal - Aspiring Londoner

To create the look in the photos, I applied Kiko eyeshadow pencil in 29 Irresistable Teal in the inner and outer corner of my eyes and blended towards the middle, but not covering the whole lid.  Then I applied Kiko eyeshadow pencil in 11 Charming Champagne in the middle of the lid to create a ‘pop’ of glitter to the look and again blended with my fingers.  I also applied this shade to the inner corner of my bottom lash line and the 28 shade to the outer corner of my bottom lash line.  I blended with my fingers again to make it quite subtle.  I used a black felt liner to line my top lash line quite finely, keeping really close to the lash line and creating a wing.  Then went in with 3 coats of mascara to top and bottom lashes to intensify the look.  I was really pleased with how it turned out, and I suspect it’s going to reappear in an evening out soon!

I’m so glad the Kiko eyeshadows have lived up to their hype!  Last week I was in London, and I’ve bought a few more from their permanent line – I may end up buying more online!  Their range of colours is incredible too, so whatever colour you’re looking for, I’m sure you’ll find them!

Have you tried the Kiko Milano Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadow Pencils?  What do you think of Kiko Milano makeup?  Share in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!


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