What I think of Kiko's Metallic Shine eyeshadows

By Azami - July 03, 2016

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The first time I saw Kiko's Metallic Shine eyeshadows, I knew I had to have them - all of them - pretty much like any new thing, right, blogger friends ? I also knew that this whim - let's call a spade a spade - would be quite expensive for each cost €6.90. I'm certainly not the kind to buy a single eyeshadow that costs more than €5. There are more and more affordable, really pigmented, longlasting eyeshadows from new brands so thanks but no thanks. If I want to go crazy on a makeup item, it would be on an eyeshadow palette - no singles.
So I've been patient, I've waited for Kiko's sales, did spend a good €200 on their website but at least, I got them halfprice - all of them.

The Metallic Shine eyeshadows are part of the Rebel Romantic collection - that was definitely one of their most beautiful ranges with the Modern Tribes one (I did miss both though). They're in small glass pots with a mirror-like lid. There are also decorations around the glass that make me think tribal rather than romantic : anyhow, I am most certainly in love with them. I'm a sucker for cream or powder eyeshadows in pots : Cream Crush, Color Tattoo... and now Metallic Shine to complete my collection - my addiction rather.

There are six cutely-named colors in this range : Superb Beige, Absolutely Rose, Strong Chocolate, Mysterious Sapphire, Charming Sage et Dynamic Taupe.
Their texture is surprising and lovely : they're creamy powder eyeshadows that remind me of the Marionnaud Ombres soyeuses - they're more powdery though.

I'm crazy about the colors they have in this range but I would have loved for them to have an even bigger range with even crazier shades : yellow, red, orange, turquoise... You can easily wear these during the daytime or in the evenings - as you wish. They're really pigmented so you don't really need to apply much to get an opaque result and you can easily blend them with your finger or with a brush, even a synthetic one.

Superb Beige is a slightly pink beige, slightly duochrome in its pot but you can only see beige once it's on your eyes.
I think Absolutely Rose has slight purple undertones - it's a beautiful color that's really easy to wear despite this very satin finish they all have.
Strong Chocolate is aptly named : a beautiful, very pigmented chocolate color - I'd love to eat some of that !

Mysterious Sapphire is a beautiful navy color but I'll have some trouble working with this one : I think it's pretty hard to apply this kind of dark color, I always end up looking like I had a fight with someone - or the door.
Charming Sage - wow. I was charmed indeed as soon as I opened the eyeshadow ! A beautiful khaki with golden undertones, that's exactly what I love !
And the last one is Dynamic Taupe, an interesting shimmery color that looks like silver with some undertons I can't define. I could totally wear this during the day - anyway I do wear any color I want, be it in the daytime or the evenings...

They're really easy to apply with a synthetic brush even though their texture is almost creamy - still, they're also really powdery or so I can say after trying out the beige and kaki eyeshadows : I recommend you apply foundation after you've done your eyemakeup. Without a primer they won't last for more than an hour on my eyes and when I use the ELF White primer they'll last for 5 to 6 hours without creasing. I've seen better but I think I'll forgive them - they're so beautiful... I think they'll become basics in my makeup collection - have you ever seen more beautiful eyeshadows (yes I know, I say that each time I get a new item) ?

There are still three colors available on the French Kiko website : Mysterious Sapphire, Strong Chocolate and Dynamic Taupe - you should totally go for them since they're on sale and cost only €3.40 each ! I do hope Kiko will release some more amazing eyeshadows of the like someday - I do have the Cream Crush ones to try out still ! Do you know these eyeshadows ? Do you feel like trying them out ?

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