There was something that was missing in my life and that was a golden illuminator for my freshly tanned skin. Now that my skin is darker my existing highlighters just aren't cutting it. (What a great excuse for new makeup!)
Whilst shopping in Westfield last night I decided to pop into KIKO, the Italian brand of makeup that I had never tried. I like to play it quite safe and stick to my usual brands but the store was calling me. The price of the items shocked me a little, I thought it would have been more expensive which was a pleasant surprise. I got two eyeshadows (one which can be used as an illuminator/highlighter) and a fixing spray. The eyeshadows were £5.90 each and the spray was £7.90.
The pink toned one is a sparkle eyeshadow (Shade 403) which has a subtle rose gold sheen with glitter, the glitter is slightly chunky but still smooth, I wanted this for the centre of my lids to layer on top of different eyesahdows, the SA told me that it was more like a topcoat which I immediately agreed on.
The gold (shade 208) is a wet eyeshadow, apparently it's one of their best sellers particularly for darker skin tones as it can be used a highlighter. I have read on many blogs that it's a very close dupe for Mac's coveted 'Whisper of gilt' extra dimension skin finish so I had to have it.
Both shades are beautiful and I can't wait to wear them!
I asked the SA what other bestsellers they had and she said that the fixing spray did really well which was consequently exactly what I needed. I'm going out this Saturday night so it will be exciting to see if it lives up to the claims. I tried it instore and it was a little like spraying hair spray on your face which was a bit weird, but we shall see!
I definitely would like to try more from the brand, do you have any favourites?