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Black tips

3/2/14

Neon Blush, KIKO Cosmetics, KIKO eyeliner and shadow, makeup and beautyKIKO gel eyeliner and eyeshadow

Up until recently, I've stuck to using one type of eyeliner (Tarte's EmphasEYES clay-based liner). It wasn't until I got to Florence back in early January that I discovered KIKO, a Milano-based cosmetics line, where I lingered in the store longer than I expected to. I was testing out the shadows and blushes, and became especially fixated on their liners. KIKO had such a wide variety, it was a treat studying it all - and it probably didn't help that most of the women I'd see in Florence had killer eye liner and winged tips.

I learned that I could achieve that same sharp look I saw on Italians with KIKO's gel liner. Unlike the Tarte liner that I use (which dries matte), KIKO's has a high shine/gloss finish so it's ideal for ultra blunt cat-eyes or nighttime eye makeup for more extravagant events. Then I found KIKO's Kajal eye pencil, which also produced an entirely different look. On myself, the Kajal came on buttery smooth and almost perfectly smudgy (in the best way possible). I found it ideal for achieving rough smokey eye, or that rocker 'worn-in' look.

Having only grabbed one of each (and already powering through them), I'm bummed I won't be able to restock on these until the next time I'm back in Europe. But I went ahead and did some research on Sephora and grabbed a few products that I feel would do the same trick as KIKO's. Enjoy:

Discussion

Katie Cervantes said...

Thank you for this tip. Love your blog BTW.

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Mei Fleming said...

Cool post!! It's always tricky to find that perfect gel liner for the perfect cat eye. Esp one which lasts and doesn't smudge.

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Caroline said...

wow !! nice tips babe thank you :)

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Eva (Creativity and Chocolate) said...

Love eyeliner and this looks amazing, unfortunately I;m quite clumsy with it ;) xx

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Mafalda said...

Definitely have to try this!
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Elisa Taviti said...

Love it!

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moustachic said...

so bad at using this but im sure you ll do a great job :D x

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jaime olsen said...

Thank you for this tip, lovely!

MarĂ­a said...

KIKO is just the best, they have great products at low prices, and you can find their products all over Europe! :) OH and check out their nail polishes, they're the bomb!

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Winky Designs said...

Thank you for the tips! I often have trouble finding eyeliner I'm in love with, this helps. Check out our blog at http://winkydesigns.blogspot.com/

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