On a recent visit to the Kiko store, I picked up two different types of eyeliners: one of their new Lasting Precision Automatic Eyeliners and one of their Super Colour Eyeliners. I’ve been really enjoying trying out Kiko make-up recently and these two products are no exception. These products are highly pigmented, glide on easily and last all day – everything I look for from an eyeliner. Oh, and did I mention that they are reasonably priced as well? Another win-win for me from Kiko!
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I picked up Shade 09 Mint from the range of Lasting Precision Automatic Eyeliners. These liners launched over the summer and come in a wide range of colours. There are light, dark, colourful and staples (like black, charcoal and brown) available, so there’s bound to be a shade that catches your eye.
Shade 09 Mint really stood out to me as I haven’t seen this type of colour from other brands. This particular shade is a creamy, medium mint green (scroll down to see swatches). I think this type of shade is particularly flattering on brown eyes but I can see it working well on other eye colours too.
The Automatic Eyeliners come in a retractable, twist-up form so they don’t require the use of a traditional pencil sharpener. You can just twist up and line your eyes easily and effortlessly. The lids match the shades of the eyeliners, making them easy to identify in your make-up collection. At the end of the liner, there is a coloured tab, along with the shade number, which helps you to further identify the shade. When you take off the lid, you can see that the section at the top around the pencil point is shaded in the liner colour as well. I like how streamlined the design is on these pencils.
The end of the liner can be pulled out and contains a sharpener, which can be used on the liner if it becomes blunt over time. There is also a little smudger at the end (protected by a small plastic cover) which can be used to smudge or soften the liner once applied.
I sometimes find that retractable eyeliners can be a little harsh and don’t apply well to the lids but not this one! This liner is soooo creamy and glides on easily along the lashlines. It doesn’t tug or drag on the lashlines, nor does it smush when you apply it. The pencil tip gives a really crisp, even line. You can use it to apply a thin line along your lashlines or you can apply it more thickly, depending on your personal preferences. I am a huge fan of this liner!
I also picked up one of the Kiko Super Colour Eyeliners in the shade 112 Crocodile Green. This is my first purchase from the Super Colour Eyeliner Range. There are a range of colourful shades available, as well as some staples. I’ve been on the lookout for a moss-green liquid eyeliner for a while and this one ticks that box well. It has a slight satin sheen when it dries down, which is really pretty.
The liner comes in two parts: the longer lid contains the brush applicator and the bottom half holds the product. The brush is a typical, longish sponge-like shape which allows you to apply the liner as thinly or thickly as you desire.
The design, application and quality of this liner is extremely comparable to higher-end liners that I love, like the Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water Resistant Long-Wear Liquid Liners (new versions of their previous liquid liners) and the MAC Superslick Liquid Liner. I’m really excited to have discovered this liner, as it is so much cheaper yet performs just as well as my higher-end favourites.
The liner lasts all day and doesn’t smudge, which is fantastic. It removes really easily (and in exactly the same way as the Urban Decay and MAC ones), in that the liner breaks up and comes off in chunks when you run over it with make-up remover. I use the Nivea Visage Daily Essentials Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover to take off my eye make-up and it removes the liner effortlessly without any rubbing or scrubbing.
Here are some photos of the eyeliners applied to the eye to give you an idea of what they look like:
Stockists and Price
Both the Lasting Precision Automatic Eyeliners and Super Colour Liners can be found in Kiko stores or on Kiko online. The Lasting Precision Automatic Eyeliners cost £7.90 and come in a wide range of shades. The Super Colour Liners cost £6.90 and come in a range of fun colours.
Have you tried either of these eyeliner ranges from Kiko? What did you think of them? Or do you have liners that you love from other brands? Let me know in the comments section below.