Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Kiko: Haul and Review

Heey everyone :)
Sooo Milan is the home of Kiko and I am not going to lie - I took more than two trips in that store over the course of 8 days, I couldn't help myself, I just had to try/swatch everything :P Firstly I want to say that I loved the store in itself, and the two customer assistants there were really helpful and one also did my eye make-up randomly which was super nice of her. I've tried everything that I have bought and I have gifted some of the products to my sister who will be giving her input in the review :)

1) Daring Game: Queen of Hearts Eye-shadow Palette (€14.90/(4x2g))
So this new collection by Kiko has already been featured by a few people over the internet and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it - they have three different palettes to choose from, I chose ' 01 Essential Brown' which features 4 amazingly pigmented shades (a gold, a reddish russet, a cream and a brown shade). I love this palette because although it only has 4 shades it's very versatile and can be worn on any occasion because the colour combination allows it to be worn daily (cream/brown combination) but also glam it up for a special occasion (gold/russet or gold/brown). The wear of these eye-shadows are good - they last all day, but for me the selling point of this palette is the unique colours and the cute packaging (which also has a mirror!). I know I am going to get a lot of wear out of this and I would recommend this for anyone who is looking for a small but essential palette :) 

2) Eyes 200 - Rounded Eye Brush (€10.90)
So despite being really into anything beauty related I don't actually own a decent blending brush like the MAC 217 or Sigma E40. It's funny how I actually know the names of these brushes but I have never bought them, so when I went into Kiko I wanted to buy a real domed blending brush to see if I would actually use it as much as I thought I would. I already own a Kiko 201 brush and a ELF crease brush which do the job of blending awesomely too.
 I need this brush in my life. Seriously. If you don't have a blending brush like this then I urge you to get one - the results that it provides cannot be done with another brush. Now I am just talking about the type of brush. This Kiko one is awesome, but I feel like it won't be long before it gets scrachy. I'll probably update you guys if it ever does. I would recommend this specific brush if you want to try it out - like I did. Knowing me, I will purchase a better quality one anyway so I wouldn't recommend it for a long term option. 

3) 30 Days Extension - Daily Treatment Mascara (€7.90/8ml)
First thing I want to say is that I bought this on offer (which is still on) for €3.90 which is brilliant. Secondly this was a gift for my sister who has tried it and says that it provides length more than anything which is good considering that it is supposed to lengthen your lashes in 30 days. She won't be doing the 30 day trial but just wants to enjoy it as a normal mascara which she can wear whenever. I think that if you are considering purchasing something from Kiko then you might as well try the mascara too because it's cheap and value for money.

4) Precision Eyebrow Pencil (€5.90/0.55g)
Again, this was a gift for my sister who finds it difficult to find a eyebrow pencil for her dark eyebrows, this one is in the shade '01 Brunettes' - which is greyish black shade and she loves it. The most amazing part about this was that when we opened the package we found that they gave a free pencil sharpener with it! I regret not buying one of these for myself because it looks awesome and easy to use - it has a comb at the end too and so the packaging and presentation of this product is seriously on point. She would recommend this for anyone else who has trouble with finding the right shade for their eyebrows - Kiko offer 4 different shades which is good. 

5) Quick Dry Nail Lacquer (€4.90/10ml)
Me being me I want to try out every nail formula that I can and Kiko has an impressive collection of colours too (this one is in offer for €3.90). I was attracted to this colour because it reminds me of a mermaid because it's a dark bluish green which is slightly metallic (hence the name 'Metallic Scarab'). True to the name this did dry quick which I loved, 2 coats is needed for the full effect of this polish which is fine considering the price :) It wears like a standard polish and so I have no complaints about this polish :) if you like a shade go and grab it :) 

6) Boule
vard Rock Eyes Brush (€12.90)
The reason I bought this is because it was on offer for €4.00, again dirt cheap so how can I resist. The brush quality of this specific brush is amazing (similar to my 201 brush) and sooo soft. It's dual ended so the idea is probably that you do gel eyeliner with the smaller brush and do a cool smoky look with the thicker brush. I gave this to my sister too (but I was secretly hoping that she didn't want it). If you want something like this then get it while it's on offer!

7) Long Lasting Stick Eye-shadow (€6.90)
I fell in love with this product as soon as I saw it, I wanted to get more into cream eye-shadows because they do last longer (which is good for me and my oily eyelids), they have an impressive range of colours too and so I was really spoilt for choice. I chose the colour '06 Golden Brown' because I can wear it on an everyday basis. I have used this already and it's exactly what I wanted it's super quick and easy to use and easy to blend if you wanted to do that too. I don't actually blend this because I want the colour to stay as it is and then I use 'Buck' or the dark brown in my Daring Game palette to blend the crease so it doesn't look like the colour just stopped. Works like a dream and I would recommend this to everyoneee - the packaging is super sleek too like a hybrid of MAC and Nars in my opinion :) 

8) Double Sharpener (€3.20)
I needed a better sharpener and this one looks so cool and... just cool, plus it's a double so I don't have to worry about buying another one :) I don't know why but I feel like I would pay more for this in England just because of how nice it looks.

Top colour: Shadow stick, Next: Eyebrow Pencil
Underneath: Daring Game Palette.
(Keep in mind my skin colour is kinda dark)
So that completes my Kiko haul :) Overall I am so impressed with the quality of Kiko products, I think it's value for money and they know how to do offers too :) I should add that the price I have said in euros equates exactly into pounds, so if you look at the Kiko website in the UK then the Daring Game Palette is £14.90. So with this in mind I still think it's worth the money, however if you are in Europe any time soon then wait and buy these even cheaper in euros.
I hope you enjoyed this post :)
Thanks for reading,
Anjna x



  1. All those colors look amazing! The best part is they aren't too expensive. I hate spending money on make up especially when the cost ten times what they should!
    Much Love, AnnCates xx

    1. They are amazing! And yeah! The thing with Kiko is that the quality is amazing and so you can try out a lot more products (like me with the shadow stick and the 200 brush) without breaking the bank.

  2. Awesome haul! I've never heard of that brand but everything seems so good :) The colours are amazing and so pigmented too! It reminds me of the Naked palettes.

    1. Thanks :) you should check them out, they do some good stuff :) the colours are awesome, one of the other Daring Game palette has a pinkish purple undertone which reminds me of Naked 3 x


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