Sunday, 11 September 2016
KIKO Milano Long-Lasting Stick cream shadow - the best budget shadow stick out there!
If By Terry's beautiful Ombre Blackstars are a little over-budget (and let's face it - 99% of the time, they are just a leeeeetle bit out of my price range!) a serious competitor in the budget sector is KIKO's offering - the Long Lasting Stick Cream Shadows.
The KIKO formula is, honestly, so similar to its much more expensive alternative. The By Terry formula sets a little quicker, is a fraction smoother to apply, and slightly more, well, expensive-looking - but there is virtually no difference between them. I will say, the Ombre Blackstars definitely last longer on me - up to ten hours on last count - but the KIKO shadow sticks are not far behind on longevity. Even on my oily eyelids, they last for about six hours (eight or so over a really good eyeshadow primer).
I have number 39, which is a rich, browny-taupe with smooth, non-glittery shimmer - it's easy to wear as an everyday wash of colour, or really amped up as a super-speedy evening smoky eye. If you're not sure if cream eyeshadows are for you, the KIKO shadow sticks are a great introduction without breaking the bank.
These are so good, (not just for the price point - so good in general) I'm going to seriously struggle to justify another Ombre Blackstar!
Have you tried these shadow sticks from KIKO?
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