On latter part of KIKO swatches, I’m going to show 401/Peacock Green and 402/Jewel Pink. Oh, actually I was misunderstanding the direction…that’s why previous and these pics are kinda “opposite direction” :( Sorry!
Now as before, all swatches are taken under 6500K daylight lamp, with 3 coats of polishes.
401/Peacock Green, without topcoat. Bright turquoise holo. It looks pretty much metallic but of course still pretty. I think it’s unique color for smooth fine holo :)
401/Peacock Green, with topcoat (essence better than gel nail top sealer). Again, I don’t see any difference between with/without topcoat; actually holo effect comes bit stronger with topcoat IRL. Better to apply the topcoat. I love with it.
402/Jewel Pink, without topcoat. Cool-toned berry pink holo. Honestly I’m bit disappointed with this, it’s pretty but holo effect was subtle from what I thought. Maybe it’s because of base color wasn’t so suitable for their holo particles…
402/Jewel Pink, with topcoat (same as before). With topcoat, AGAIN holo effect is strengthened on this color. Like 400/Steel Gray, I definitely wear this shade with topcoat. Oh, and now I can tell the answer; beyond all the “with topcoat” swatches, I applyed glossy topcoat on all the fingers EXCEPT MIDDLE finger. Could you guess that? :)
I like these because of;
+ Nice smooth holographic effect (especially 400/steel gray)
+ Topcoat friendly, even BETTER to apply topcoat
+ Reasonable price with good bottle size, 4.95 euro/11 ml each
I don’t like these because of;
- Not easy formula, patchy and sheer; better to use aqua base
- Few color range, I really hope they’ll release MORE
I can say I love this collection, it’s not super-duper holo but pretty smooth holo, which is really surprisingly NOT killed by glossy topcoat. This will definitely prevent the chipping - which is one of biggest weak point for classical holos - and help for easy daily use. Nice collection, I really can recommend this!! :D