Wednesday, 16 August 2017

REVIEW: KIKO Moon Shadow Stick

This week I'm focussing my eye crayon on this Kiko Moon Shadow Stick - and the best point of all is that this eyeshadow crayon is the DUPE of Week 1's Chanel Stylo Eye crayon.

If this crayon has fell into my top 4 then it proves that it is a good as the chanel!
Overall the 2 crayons are both completely different shades, which will make this comparison a little different but Kiko has formulated the same key ingredient as Chanel's (water-infused) 
If you read week 1's Chanel Review you will know that I explained the water infused technology as a really cooling sensation on the eyes, and they also are waterproof on the eyes.
Kiko have done a great job with creating such a fantastic, affordable eye crayon which can be pulled off on the eyelids for any look.

This shade that I have from the Moon Shadow range is a gorgeous Cool Champagne Gold called 'Glamour Gold' which I really think works with so many looks and can really make the eye lid stand out with such a bold but still subtle shade.

The texture has a great bendable consistency which feels sheer on the eyes and also sits under any eyeshadow if you wanted to layer the product (I love to do this with eye crayon) 
The pigment is also amazing as you can really see the chosen colour of the stick, but i will say, I found the shimmer to be a more glitter finish than just a shine.
The glitter within the crayon is not a hard grain, it smoothly blends in with the texture so it feels no different its just a more prominent glitter than the other crayons.
Great for an evening look though, when focussing on the eyelid to make the eyes pop.

I am aware that there are 4 shades in the Kiko Moon Shadow Sticks but I found this was the most wearable as the others were really deep colours.
But if you wanted statement, then you'll sure find it with these.
The longevity is also a great advantage with these sticks even without primers so you shall more than likely get a great 8hour wear with these shadows.

Have you tried the KIKO moon shadow sticks before?
What do you think to this gorgeous cool gold shade.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

REVIEW: Rosie for Autograph Cream Eyeshadow Stick

Week 2 is here with a very unpredictable product…
Marks and Spencers - Rosie Huntington Wheatley Makeup Collection.

Now I came across this collection after I died at Charlotte Tilbury… and yes I can compare these products to just them.
They are FANTASTIC and I sure recommend you check out your local M&S for these products.

Rosie has a Cream Eyeshadow stick range with around 4-5 shades. Pretty much your average shades, gold, silver, grey, bronze and so on.
This one I have is a Rose Gold shade.
For some reason they don't have names on the product, maybe it did on the box but thats long gone. So yes this is the Rose Gold/ Soft Pink shade.
I would say the shades are more like shimmer sticks as they gleam beautifully in the light with no excess glitter pigments reflecting, which makes them a lot more easier to wear.

And let me tell you! Green/Hazel eyes you for sure need this shade.
If you scared of pinks but want to start experimenting then start of with this lovely soft pink stick.

Like last week I said they were so easy to apply. You need NO brushes, tools of sharpeners just the sticks and your fingers.
Literally roll them over the eyelid till you are happy with the colour pay off and blend with your fingers to soften any application lines.
They are also great as bases with loose or pressed pigments on top. i actually use this one a lot with a eyeshadow palette from her range called 'You look a million dollars'.
Once this is on, i promise it doesn't budge, so make sure you are blending after you apply - This was one of the sticks that lasted through water!

I also LOVE the rose gold packaging theme she has going on just like Charlotte Tilbury.
Makes you want it all. And its great stuff!
Focussing on the actual product now I would really recommend at least one shade from her range and they do come in so handy for an every day look and apply really easily with no faff.

Keep peeled for next week!
Love Sophie xx


REVIEW: Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow Stick

Hello August,

This month I'm dedicating my blog reviews to 4 very beautiful 'Eyeshadow Sticks'
All from different brands and different shades.

This week I'm starting off with Chanel's Stylo Eyeshadow in '167 Bronze Platine'
First of I want to state that a lot of changes products are special edition so its usually a one time thing with these gold dust products, which I suggest, if you see something, get it while you can.
These eyeshadow sticks are special editions, yes, but they seem to recreate these a lot but bring out different shades throughout the season so I'm sure there are similar ones you can get.

This one was a Winter collection from a few years ago, I brought 2 shades, this Bronze and a Pink.
These sticks are a 'Fresh Effect Eyeshadow' and this may mean nothing to some people but once you use one of these you will understand the name… On application of wearing these they feel cool on the eyes and thats because they are water infused sticks, which comes from the name 'fresh'.
The feeling of this is actually really nice as they feel refreshed on the eyelids and sit lovely on the eyelids as well as working the in with your fingers also looks very sultry.

The obviously apply how they sound… 'sticks' so you don't need any brushes to apply these products either just from the applicator or your fingers. They roll up from the neck of the product by twisting it up as you use. So again, no sharpeners or any tools, which make these so versatile when travelling and applying.

The colour pigment is great, with a real depth of colour chosen and a reflective shimmer that works well for all ages as its not too glittery.
This Bronze Platine shade is a very unusual shade, its more of a cool bronze/gunmental colour which works better with a cool shades eye look or even on its own.
The overall shades are very metallic, not so much glitter or shimmery and have a great reflective angle with the lights.

I also find these sticks amazing as a base colour then to layer on any loose or pressed pigment over the top to add extra colour definition to an eye look.

These Chanel Sticks sure are a must for your makeup bags, so keep your eyes out for any new collections releasing with these sticks, or even try your local Chanel counter and see if they have any left over stock. - I actually got this bronze one when the collection finished.

Love Sophie xx
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