I finally went into Kiko and bought some products. I had been avoiding Kiko since I had the most awful experience in their recruitment process which involves a wannabe employer shouting at me down the phone telling me I must go on the London training because they really wanted me there.. hmm they didn't get me there! Moving on as I guess it's just the stress of opening a new store, I finally went in and I was very happy with what I've picked up.
I've started to fall in love with using cream eyeshadows as a base for my eyeshadow rather than being disappointed with eyeshadow primers and I find I can get more of a shimmery look with a cream colour base. I was looking at the sale items in the Westfield Stratford store and they still had a few products left from the Rebel Romantic collection including 3 shades of the cream shadows! All the shades in the collection are metallics and I was disappointed they didn't have 02 Absolutely Rose left but it did have 03 Strong Chocolate and 06 Dynamic Taupe! These cream shadows are a little bit drier than Maybelline Colour Tattoos but still have lots of pigment and pretty blendable. I always use my Nanshy Blending Brush with cream shadows and it hasn't let me down, I think it is the synthetic yet soft bristles.
The other two products I picked are two lip liners. I have started branching out into more purple and purple toned products so I needed something to stop these bleeding and making my lipsticks easier to apply! What I like about these lip pencils is that they come sealed so you know they are brand new rather than having to check each product before you buy. I picked up the Smart lip pencils in shades 710 and 715. 715, Periwinkle Violet, is lilac lip liner that suits most pink toned light purples but can also be used with greys whereas 710, Rouge Noir, is a darker plum purple that I find works better with plums, dark berries or deep purples. For £1.20, what's stopping you?
Toodle pip till next time! xxx