Review: Kiko Milano Water eyeshadow


Being pretty busy with another projects took its toll: it’s been ages since I blogged. I would like to thank anyone who is still keeping up with Makeupolitan, you’re awesome :)

Let’s move on, start fresh and have a talk about some nice Italian makeup. 😀

Recently I placed my first order at KIKO.

KIKO Milano is an Italian professional cosmetics brand offering a wide range of beauty products and promising high quality at affordable prices.  Their statement regarding animal testing made me glad:

KIKO does not carry out or order testing on animals, pursuant to the relative European laws. This guarantee does not only include finished products but also the latest generation raw materials, tested from 2004 onwards.

All the items came carefully packaged after about 20 days. Packaging reminded me a little of MAC cosmetics – simple black cardboard boxes with white letters – elegant and efficient.

Today’s post is about KIKO Milano Water eyeshadow.

Kiko Milano eyeshadows makeup review

Kiko Milano eyeshadows: Water eyeshadow (left) and Infinity eyeshadows (right)

I wanted to try their Water eyeshadow since I read many positive reviews about it. This paraben free product comes in 32 shades, all of which can be used wet and dry. Their finish is luminous and satin, no mattes here :)

Kiko Milano Water eyeshadow 218

Kiko Milano Water eyeshadow 218

I chose shade 218, Grapefruit pink. It looks like a perfect blend of pink, gold and orange.

Kiko Milano Water eyeshadow 218 makeup review

Kiko Milano Water eyeshadow 218

Notice the 3D structure of the eyeshadow, it makes a cool detail and reminds me of waves (the whole water story, I guess :D).

The color is very pretty; not a color you’ll see everywhere in eyeshadow palettes, but still not that crazy and eccentric so you couldn’t wear it on a regular day. :)

Here comes the swatch:

KIKO Milano Water eyeshadow 218 swatch

KIKO Milano Water eyeshadow 218 swatch

The color itself is multi-dimensional: it changes with the angle it hits the light at. The brightest swatch on the right is the eyeshadow applied wet.

For wetting the eyeshadow you can use water or different mixing liquids (e.g. KIKO mixing liquid,  Inglot Duraline, MAC Fix + or any other fixing spray). It makes the color more vivid and bold. I simply used water and really like how it turns out. :)

Water eyeshadow is nicely pigmented, blendable and longlasting. Also, it doesn’t emphasize any lid texture or uneveness you may have, which also makes it a really nice product to use on mature skin.
Wearing tip: You can wear it alone as a light wash of color all over the lid and gently blended into the crease or combined with darker shades in the outer corner for more drama. The orangey tone in it really makes blue and green eyes pop :)

I give this eyeshadow a big like and can easily see myself trying rest of the shades in the future 😀

Did you try any of the KIKO Milano products? If yes, how did you like it? Also, what are your favorite eyeshadows for wet and dry use? :)








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