Hi I'm Katrina and whilst Jess is on holiday she asked me if I would do a guest post for her so here it is; Ever since I saw Gabby (velvetgh0st) raving about the Kiko Long Lasting Eyeshadow Sticks, I really wanted to try one for myself. They looked so lovely, and known as a potential dupe for the By Terry Ombre Blackstar, I thought how amazing is it that they’re only a fraction of the price at £6.90 compared to £28. To me a £21.10 difference does make literally all the difference, especially when you can buy 4 of the Kiko Sticks for just under £28!
Recently, me and some friends headed to London and we were on Oxford Street when my friend pointed out the Kiko Cosmetics store! I didn’t even know we had one of these in the UK so I was super excited and we obviously headed in. I had a look around everywhere, but I was searching specifically for the Long Lasting Sticks. I spotted them and I picked up the shade Bright Ivory because I wanted to go for a fairly light, neutral colour as it is still technically summer.
The matte black packaging reminds me a lot of the Nars packaging, and before I headed into the store in London I thought Kiko was a high end brand. Imagine how pleased I was when I saw the prices were more purse friendly! They definitely fooled me with their luxurious packaging. The shade I have (Bright Ivory) brightens up the whole eye area and just makes you look so much more awake. I love how easy they are to apply; you literally draw with the stick onto your eyelid then get your finger and blend out the edges. You have to work quickly though – once they are on they stay in place!
They claim to last for 8 hours, and they certainly do, I’d say they last even longer! I apply mine in the early afternoon about 12pm and it still hasn’t worn off by about 9/10pm. When I swatched the stick as well it took a while to get off my hand, that was with soap and water! I have to say I’m thoroughly impressed with the Kiko Long Lasting Stick and I can’t wait to try more colours, maybe straying a bit away from neutrals for something different. In Winter I’ll definitely be picking up some darker colours to wear, I have my eye on Burgundy already.