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Hello :)

I've recently purchased this KIKO eyeshadow #174 in Westfield Stratford store and I've decided to do a short review and makeup with it. It's a warm taupe colour with pearl finish but it's not too shiny.

It is nice size eyeshadow (3g) for £3. The pigmentation is very good and it didn't crease on me for whole 7 hours I had them on. Well I generally don't have problem with creasing as I have dry skin so I cannot guarantee that it won't crease on oily skin. It blended nicely and I will definitely try to pick few more shades (it will be hard though because they have looooots of shades!).

Eyeshadow comes in black box with hole so you can see the shade, something like MAC box only bigger.  The packaging is shiny black case with transparent lid and each eyeshadow has embossed word KIKO in it. I like this little detail.

 

And I did a quick makeup with this eyeshadow...nothing crazy, just nice day makeup :) For this look I've used Too Faced Shadow Insurance, MUA Shade 1 (champagne pearl) , KIKO 174 and a bit of MAC Carbon. As eyeliner I've used MAC Blacktrack.

Hi everybody!

When I saw first reviews of The Berry Collection from Sleek I knew I had to buy it! It went on sale on 23 November and I picked it up straight away :) The gift set costs £9.99 but if you have some Superdrug receipt, complete their online survey and you'll get 25% off Sleek products. You can also get it at sleek.com

What Sleek says: "Sleek MakeUP’s gift to you this party season is the limited edition Berry collection! Get berrylicious this Christmas with this three piece collection featuring rich, sultry berry tones. Add a flush of warmth to your cheeks with Fenberry blush, for the perfect wash of crimson rose. Flattering festive eyes will be yours with, Kohl Pencil in Mossberry, a deep burgundy chunky liner that is easily smudged for a cloud of berry-hued smokiness around the eye. Finally finish the look with True Colour lipstick in Cranberry, a matte mulled wine toned shade that will add a kick of spiciness to your party look!"

Kohl Pencil in Mossberry - the pencil is quite hard but I hope it is only the first top bit and then it will be better. The colour is in my opinion more suitable for lips than eyes but I'll give it a chance :)

True Colour lipstick in Cranberry is very nicely pigmented. it is quite dry but on the other hand it didn't 'bleed' on me and had nice rich matte colour. If it's too dark for you, just lightly dab it on you lips and spread the light colour wwith your finger. I like the colour, it reminds me Estee Lauder in Sarong or Mac Rebel.

Fenberry blush is very nicely pigmented it looks to me like it will be good for contouring or just adding a little colour to my cheeks. I had a little problem to get into the packaging, I had to use my nails to open it which I hate :-/ I have the same problem with Illamasqua packaging.

Swatches L-R: lipstick in Cranberry, Kohl Pencil in Mossberry, Fenberry blush
I find the swatches quite colour accurate in comparison with the pictures above.

Lightly stained lips with the lipstick

Fully coloured lips (excuse my chappy lips)