Monday, 15 September 2014

Kiko Water Eyeshdaow in 205 'Chocolate'




Kiko water eyeshadow in 205 used dry and wet. review

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?
 

13 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous colour! I use kiko mascara base and it's pretty good - basically waterproof's any mascara you own!
    Must say, the brand is one to trust!
    xoxo,

    BerryBloomXO.com | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 

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    1. That mascara sounds really good, I'll have to look out for it! Thank you :) xx

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  2. I have a few of the water eye-shadows & absolutely love them. They have some amazing golden shades! x

    JordanAlice

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    1. Really? They sound right up my street! Thank you xxx

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  3. Such a pretty shade, this really makes your eyes pop!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  4. Wow this is such a stunning shade and it looks amazing on x

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  5. I wish there was a kiko in canada! I have their nail polish and brush I bought when I was in London last year. The eyeshadow loooks amazing and I love how it's shaped in the pan.

    Macarons and Mischief

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    1. It does look so pretty in the pan, almost to good to use! lol xx

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  6. This look gorgeous! And reminds me of the new NARS eyeshadow's as well.

    Krystal | Little Beauty Bug <3 & Bloglovin'

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  7. Really nice post, loved it!!

    xx, Hélène || www.beautylogie.com

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  8. I bought 7 of these in the UK and have been trying them out this week-dry so far but I have been impressed! Some of them are better than others but I really like the formula for the price!

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict xx

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