Hi guys! Holiday season is just around the corner and I have a great affordable makeup product for you. Please, say hi to KIKO Milano Water Eyeshadow 🙂 Frankly speaking, I think you would use them the whole year round. I bought these eyeshadows 2 or 3 months ago when I visited KIKO store for the first time. I swatched many different products but I thought that these little beauties were the best. That’s how I picked 4 shades at ones.
So let’s look at them closer.
From left-to-right and top-to-bottom: 202, 200, 220, 219.
The pattern of the eyeshadow is absolutely beautiful. The official website says: “The exclusive three-dimensional shape, with a special ergonomic design, facilitates product uptake, making it quick and easy“. I’m not sure that their shape makes a huge difference but they definitely look gorgeous.
I’ve checked out the other characteristics that are mentioned on kikocosmetics.com and I should confirm that this product fulfills all the promises.
The shadows apply really easily and evenly and they are easy to blend out. They are soft to touch, there is no chunky glitter in their structure whatsoever. When used dry the shadows have a soft metallic, kind of wet, finish. And when applied wet the metallic finish intensifies to a bright and shimmery, almost foil look on the eyes. There is one more interesting thing, there is surprisingly no fall out. And as you may know, it’s not always like this with the shimmery eyeshadows.
Usually I apply them on Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion or on Artdeco Eyeshadow Base and they would always stay in place until I remove them.
And the swatches:
Dull and grey daylight, from top-to-bottom: 202, 219, 200, 220.
Warm electric light, from top-to-bottom: 202, 219, 200, 220.
Cold electric light and they look exactly like this in direct sunlight, from top-to-bottom: 202, 219, 200, 220.
202 is a really unique shade, at least I can’t think of any dupes. It’s a taupe shade with purple and golden undertones. It’s a true duo-chrome. Basically you can create the whole eye look using only this eyeshadow. The light hits your eyelids and crease area differently so it would look like if you applied and blended different eyeshadows. And it’s a real time saver if you are in a hurry but have to look great on any event. I prefer to apply this shade with a wet brush because in this case it’s very intense and beautiful.
219 is a perfect peachy-pink shade. It will add some life to your face if you are pale, it looks great if you are tan. With this shade your face looks healthier, like if you’ve just come from the vacation. And it looks so good with denim, just imagine, this peachy notes + blue denim 🙂
200 is a classic bronzy gold eyeshadow. It’s perfect for any season and any occasion. You can build any eye look around this shade. An absolute must have.
220 is a very fresh, kind of innocent pink. It’s very girly and sweet. If you want to create a flirty look, this is it. Also you can use this shade as a highlighter or to top your blush. It blends out so well and you won’t see any texture on your skin, just a beautiful delicate highlight.
Very bright direct light, from top-to-bottom: 202, 219, 200, 220.
Not bad for a drugstore product, right? I love them 🙂 I use them a lot. I think KIKO Water Eyeshadow are definitely worth trying. They are available in 32 shades, ophthalmologically tested and paraben free.