It’s very rare that after I get my hands on a product I want to take photos and write about it immediately. This was one of those rare moments. Last night I had the pleasure of meeting Kal from clutteredcloset.co.uk and discussed all things beauty and we ended up in KIKO and started looking at all the eyeshadow sticks – which are pretty much dupes of every single high-end eyeshadow stick out there. Whilst we ooh’d and aah’d the sales assistant told us about their new Crystal Eyeliners and said they’re just as amazing. I swatched the colours in store – I was so confused on what to get, in all honesty I wanted them all, but I narrowed it down to two colours. 03 and 06.
The formula is pretty much a dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Rock and Kohl eyeliners, they’re creamy smooth with ultra rich pigmentation. You have a couple minutes play-time if you wanted to smudge it out, but once set, these will not budge! The Crystal Eyeliners have almost a wet/metallic/liquid eyeliner finish, it’s seriously beautiful and like no other product I have ever tried. So if you’re not great with liquid eyeliner then this is a great option!
03 is a rich brown colour with a slight golden shimmer running through it, and 06 is a dark greyish-silver shade. My favourite out of the two is 06 – with greys I find that they’re either too pale or too dark, they always seem to be lacking in the grey colour palette. Kiko Crystal eyeliner in 06 is just such a distinctive grey tone, I absolutely love it! Now if we are comparing the CT Rock and Kohl eyeliners to these, the only difference I would say is the colour range – I found KIKO to offer a range of eclectic colours with quite a few brighter options.
Clearly two products weren’t enough, we swiftly moved over to the lipliner section and I found myself picking the 502 Precision lipliner twice! Kal assures me that this colour is very similar to MAC Spice, I would have no idea as Spice, Whirl, Soar is unavailable since this whole ridiculous Kylie Jenner phase. After my failed Inglot lipliner fiasco I thought I’d give these a go. They’re are the retractable precision lip pencils, the formula is so pigmented and long-lasting – oh but the colour… that’s what hits the spot, it is stunning! With a mauve/brown undertones which work so well on olive skin tones. Really love the consistency, longevity and colour. I definitely need to pick another one of these little bad boys up!
All three came up to £19-ish I would have only got one lipliner/eyeliner from other brands! Really loving KIKO at the moment. Crystal Eyeliners are ones to get your hands on if you want dupes of the CT eye pencils!
Crystal eyeliners are £6.90 and Precision lip-liners are £5.30 if you have anymore KIKO recommendations, then send them my way!