Kiko Water Eyeshadow in 205 'Chocolate' £8.90 Left - used dry. Right - used wet.
I haven't tried any products from Kiko, and as a beauty blogger I see them being talked about a lot - so I was over the moon when my friend bought me back this eye shadow from a recent trip to Spain.
On first inspection the colour and textured swirl pattern look beautiful ( FYI I was a bad blogger and used this before photographing, please don't judge! lol). In the pan the colour looks like a rich bronze with warm red and gold undertones. It really is the sort of shade I love and I did resist temptation to touch to for a long time (obviously not long enough in my case).
The eye shadow can be worn wet or dry and gives off a different finish in both cases, either subtle or more intense which you can see from photos above, worked out well.
When I applied it dry I found the shadow a little patchy to work with but it did blended easily once applied. When used wet the colour was much more intense (which you would expect) and applied a lot easier in my opinion. You received the full impact of the pigmentation and it delivered a very striking effect.
One thing I would say is the colour was different from the pan. On the eye the shade was of a blackened brown with just a hint of the coppery sheen, which is fine in itself but I was a little disappointed as I really loved the look of the pan shade. That being said the colour is perfect for creating a smokey eye and can be done so used alone, with just the addition of one extra shadow to help blend out the seams.
I'm definitely interested in trying out more products from Kiko and would love to hear your recommendations if you've tried any?