Aug 22, 2012
3 x blue by KIKO.
just a quick and easy post with some nail polish swatches. about a month ago i stumbled across a KIKO store in a mall near where i live, i never cared for this brand so i wanted to try some. from what i saw i find that it does feel a little bit cheapo, from what i swatched (liquid&pencil eyeliners, eyeshadows) i think some items are not too bad at all, however, the halogen headlights where much too distorting. everything seemed beautifully shimmering and sparkling when in normal daylight it was a bit dull.
a very positive thing is the swatch-friendliness of these counters. applicators, cotton buds, tissue, cotton pads, wet wipes, oil-based make up remover, sticky tape to swatch nailpolish - everything was provided for you to swatch at your pleasure.
in the end i only bought 3 nail polishes.
the polishes only cost 1.50€ each, they contain 11ml. they have a long and wide brush which applies evenly and is easy to use. a friend of mine surely bought almost all of the shades available XD
#383 (i wish they had names so they'd be at least memorable) is a dark teal, creme finish. it's opaque in 2 coats. applies evenly, lasts 4-5 days without chipping and only minimal tip wear.
#344 is a medium turquoise (leans a bit more blue), creme finish. i think it's on par with China Glaze For Audrey an the sort. a lovely pedi colour for the summer.
#383 a periwinkle blue, creme finish. i was searching for a colour like this for a long time: bright and right inbetween sky blue and lavender. opaque with 2-3 coats, applies evenly, has a very good staying power (it looked fine even after 5 days).
those nail polishes are certainly great. very cheap and the quality didn't disappoint.
what do you think about KIKO? is there something i need to try?