When it comes to budget beauties everyone knows about the all stars aka pretty much every brand you can find in Boots and Superdrug but what about those other more niche companies that offer penny saving beauty options however don’t get as much mention? Case in point, Kiko. Thanks to their store sitting pride of place in both Westfields and Regent Street, understandably people are becoming more familiar with this Italian brand. Once you take a look at the products for yourselves it’s no surprise why!
The other weekend I happened to find myself meandering down Regent Street with a spare five minutes to hand. Kiko was standing pride of place in front of my eye line so I made a quick dash in and didn’t leave empty handed. If you haven’t been to a store before, prepare for a lotta makeup. From shadows to lips to skincare and even brushes, everything is housed under one roof and everything has an incredible price tag.
Catching my eye were the Long Lasting Wet and Dry Use Eyeshadows. With their rippled effect in the pan and 50% off price hello £4.40 don’t mind if I do I fell in love with pretty much all the shades but restricted myself to one. 228 Taupe was the winner and it’ shimmery finish gives a cooler toned option to your average nude. With grey undertones this looks gorgeous when paired with a pinky All That Glitters type of base and I’ve been smoking it out throughout my crease and under my bottom lash line. Highly pigmented, blendable and super soft to apply – would it be wrong if I picked up every colour in the line?
As I was perusing on the day St Valentine declared ‘let there be love’ I snapped up a red lip liner ready for my Saturday night on the town. With three different lip pencil formulas to choose from I kid you not I went for the Smart Lip Pencil in 706 Classic Red. For only £2.50 I didn’t have to think twice before adding it to the basket and skipping over to the checkout. Considering the super cheap price tag this holds a lovely creamy formula that glides onto the lips without dragging at the skin. Kiko you’ve got my attention and boy am I hooked on your deliriously good beauty selection ;)