When I saw this palette on Hannah's blog, I just knew I had to have it! It's a slightly unique palette I think because of the colours and finishes, there is a real mix of neutral matte shadows, as well as the matte cranberry and beautiful sparkly ones. When she said they currently had 50% off, I snapped it up in no time along with a few other KIKO products as they have a minimum spend of £25. (Free delivery off your first if you sign up!)
I was SO excited to receive it because I knew I was going to love it and I wasn't disappointed, just look at them! They are seriously pigmented and blend SO smoothly, the formula is lovely. I have been using this palette constantly for the last few days and you can create so many different looks. I have used some of the sparkly colours on my inner corner and it really makes the eyes pop. You can also use these shadow wet to intensify them which would be lovely for a night out.
Top row & swatches.
From these swatches, you can see just how creamy and buttery the mattes are and how the tiny specks of glitter are picked up by the light in the sparkly ones. I have been using the first darker brown lightly in my crease for days where I want a bit of definition but still a natural look. I have used the cranberry colour a few times on my outer corner when I want a brighter look and I haven't tried out this gold yet.
Bottom row & swatches.
This first slightly bronzier gold colour I have also used a couple times on the outer half of my eyelids teamed with the matte middle colour. It looks pretty but again still soft and natural. The middle colour is the perfect base eyeshadow and when I have tan, really opens my eyes and looks gorgeous just all over the lid with a bit of mascara. This last colour is the one I have been using most often for my inner corners, it isn't too much for day time but adds a lovely reflective glitter to help open and brighten the eyes. This palette is such a great buy at full price let alone half price, I am SO glad I ordered it! It is now my go to palette no matter what look I am going for.
What do you think of this palette? Any KIKO recommendations?