If you ever lusted after the Chanel or Dior ‘bouncy’ eye shadows (Illusion D’Ombre and Fusion Mono respectively), with a whipped mousse consistency, but didn’t fancy the price tag, Kiko’s newest collection, Luxurious, has virtually the same thing for £11. I’ve put the Kiko version to the test up against both the other offerings and with one small exception, there is literally no difference.
These are all currently in use (bar the top one which is a pristine Kiko) and I love the finish and consistency of both Chanel and Dior. But Chanel Illusion D’Ombre is £25 and Dior Mono Fusion is £24.
On the swatch, the first is Dior in Millenium, the second is Chanel in Fatal and the third and fourth are Kiko Exquisite Jasper Green and Kiko Supreme. These are as good a dupe for premium brands as I know of.
I mentioned a slight difference, and that’s that the Kiko version feels a little ‘wetter’ when you first touch it – and that may be that my others have lost some moisture because I’ve had them a while. Once on, it feels no different. I haven’t tested for last but from initial impressions, I think it’s exactly the same formula.
The Kiko Luxurious Collection has already launched HERE and I’d highly recommend the shadows for a little pot of luxury at a less than luxury price.
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