Saturday, 3 September 2016

Shopping My Stash; KIKO Clics System

I'm all about nice eyeshadows and honestly about a year ago, I bought two different KIKO Clics systems and filled them with shadows, one is a quad and one is a trio, and since then I've used them approximately twice (look, I did that thing and bought them because they were cheap even though I didn't need them, it was a mistake on my part.) Still though, I've been trying my best to use as many of my unloved products as possible, and so these were the lucky ones that found their way back into my make up bag this week and this is my public apology that I ever looked over them.

To be honest with you, now I'm looking online I think that these palette might actually be so old that you can't buy these particular ones anymore? But I'm pretty sure when I bought these palettes I got the four palette and the shadows in it for €12 and the three palette and the shadows in it for €9 on the Spanish off but, right now, the shadows will set you back £2.80 each which isn't to be sniffed at. I have a pink themed palette and a smoky type palette - one of which I use much more than the other but we'll get onto that in just a minute.

Let's talk about the smoky palette which is the quad and has 4 grey/brown/navy shadows in; 293 (a glittery navy which isn't still available), 216 (a deep shimmery bronze, also not available), 238 (a mid tone nude with micro shimmer, not available) and 286 (an almost brown grey, and you guess it - not available). All of these shadows are really pigmented, but notably the metallic/more heavily shimmery shadows have a better payoff than the more matt/microshimmer shadows. Although these are fab, for the price you can't complain, the fact is that these do have a lot of fallout and so it's a "before you do your foundation" kind of job, especially with these much darker colours.

Next is my trio which is a pink based palette and, to be honest, I get a lot more wear out of this one than I do my smokey one so go past Sam for thinking in wearable daily colours as well as night out colours. This has three of the infinity shadows; 200 (a matte white that's no longer available), 224 (a soft pink with microshimmer, no longer available) and 220 (a metallic golden rose that you can get here). These lighter colours, on the whole, seem like much easier shadows and although they take a little more building up to get the same payoff, they have much less fallout in my open, and have a much better blend.

One of my niggly things is that the Clics shadows don't always stay in the palette and I wonder if this is why they got rid of the old packaging and a number of the old shadows. Nevertheless, I have to say that I'm actually all about these shadows and I look forward to seeing what else Kiko have to offer (and actually I'm working with them on a total different project right now, so keep an eye out....)

Sammy xo.


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