Review: Kiko 423 Pearly Peacock
Kiko 423 Pearly Peacock is one of the polishes I picked up in Westfields London a few weeks ago with my birthday money. I was a little put off by the price, but this polish was the first one I set my eyes on in the shop and I NEEDED IT.
Even in the bottle, the polish is so unbelievably shiny and sparkly. It really is so well suited to it’s name. It’s a wonderful green-blue turquioisey (new words, yay!) polish which a fine glitter in it that almost gives it an iridescent finish.
The brush is the same as in all of the other polishes of their’s I own. It’s quite thick and chunky and holds a lot of polish. You really don’t need much on the brush to get a good coverage, and I needed virtually no clean up. It’s slightly thicker than some polishes, which I don’t normally like, but it seemed okay for this polish.
Kiko 423 Pearly Peacock
On the nail, the colour is exactly the same as in the bottle. In sunlight and in bright lights (like in my bathroom) it is extremely sparkly, but still looks very pretty under lower lights and in the shade.
This polish barely needed a topcoat at all, if it wasn’t for me wanting to make it dry quicker. It really is very shiny on it’s own.
I have become very fond of glitter polishes with a matte topcoat recently, so decided to use my Rimmel Pro Matte Finish topcoat over the top – and boy was that a good idea! The polish gave off a sort of suede effect like the polishes we’re seeing arrive on the market at the moment. It was still eye-catching and shimmery but smooth and sleek without the gloss look.
Trying this polish out for nail art was my next plan, and thought silver would go well with it. I used my new Barry M Nail Art Pen in Silver and Models Own Sterling Silver to draw on stripes, stamp a random cluster of polish, draw some swirls and paint one whole nail in silver. I absolutely LOVE how this design turned out! It looked so glitzy and glamorous!