Julep describes Keiko as a charred olive shimmer. Keiko is essentially so charred the olive disappears.
The first coat I could see a little bit of that olive green coming through. I thought it might turn out to be a bit like Milani One Of A Kind. But, as I added a second coat the green disappeared completely. And the shimmer is too subtle to really be a factor. Even on a mostly sunny day it looked like I was just wearing a black creme polish where the black wasn’t quite dark enough.
Keiko has a really thick formula (that is, quite frankly, not the easiest to work with) which doesn’t help any of the issues I had with this polish.
Overall I’m just not a fan of this polish. Everything about it wasn’t quite right.
That being said, there are plenty of Julep polishes I do like! Julep polishes are available at Sephora, but the monthly subscription service is a more affordable way to get Julep polishes. To get your first month free use the code FREEBOX!
There are swatches under the jump. You can even see the shimmer in the MACRO shot!