In February this year, I finally had the chance to visit Kiko while I was in Germany. Let’s just say I spent far too much time and money in there, making the rest of my family very eager to get going. Kiko is a relatively cheap makeup brand from Milan and unfortunately is only available in Europe in their stand alone stores. It was in the Augsburg store that I discovered the beauty of Kiko eyeliners.
I’ve never really had any success with ‘drugstore’ pencil or kajal eyeliners before, so as I purchased my first Kiko eyeliner I was a little dubious about whether it would just be the same as everything else I’ve tried in the price range. In fact the only pencil eyeliner I’ve ever liked is one from Charlotte Tilbury, which seriously left my wallet crying. Until now…
Over 5 months (with thanks to my brother living in Europe) I have accumulated 5 Kiko eyeliners, some pretty mediocre, however, some which are incredible.
The Double Glam Eyeliners in 108 and 110, have got to be my top pick of the bunch. They seriously stay on your eyes all day without budging at all, they are incredibly easy to apply, they are seriously pigmented and you get two fantastic colours in one. What more could you want? In fact, dare i say it, they are on par with the Charlotte Tilbury ones. Big call, I know.
Coming in next is the Crystal Eyeliner in 02. This one also has great staying power, however, I think it’s more suited for a night out as it has small silver shimmers running through the bronze colour (in a good way). It is the same creamy texture as the Double Glam Eyeliners, but the colour range just isn’t as good.
The newest of the bunch is the Graphic Ritual Kajal/Eyeliner in 05. This is the most wonderful purple shade that is perfect for those with green eyes. The texture of this one is confusing. It isn’t a dry pencil but it isn’t as creamy as the Double Glam Eyeliners. This one does have insane pigmentation but doesn’t last quite as long as the others.
Lastly is the Mystery Smokey Eye Pencil in 9 (burgundy). This one is most definitely a drier pencil texture, much like others on the market for the same price. The texture makes it a lot harder to get a finer line, close to the lashes. It is however really great if you do want to smoke it out and make a messier look (as the name would suggest).
Kiko has a lot of other eyeliners that I’m yet to try out, but if they are anything like the few I do have, then I sure want them all. I personally recommend the creamier ones that wind up, as they will be a lot easier to use.
Let me know if you have any eyeliner recommendations (I’m always looking for more)!
P.S. Check out mine and my sister’s YouTube channel The Set List… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN3Zf_zMyBufMXNhPCtFWuQ/featured