I recently did a bit of a Kiko haul, so thought I’d show you some swatches of the eyeshadows I got. Kiko is my new found makeup obsession at the moment. I think I’m quite late on the Kiko band wagon but I can see why everyone raves about it. If you read my post on the Kiko Bronzer you’ll already know I love their makeup. If not, I have linked it in case you want to.
There were a few types of eyeshadows in the shop but I went for the Wet & Dry use eyeshadows. There are 2 types of these. The first is the Water Eyeshadow. The description is ‘Instant colour eyeshadow, for wet and dry use’. I’m going to be honest, I totally forgot you could use these wet so have only used them dry.
I got two of these and they look gorgeous. They come in a really sleek square cube compact and when you open them the eyeshadow is this beautiful swirly wave effect. The colours are so pretty too.
These retail at £8.90
The first one is 218 – Grapefruit pink. All the shadows just have the number on the back of the compacts, you only see the name of the shadow online, so I have added it here for you :) The name for this one is a perfect description for the colour, it’s a bright peachy pink with golden shimmers.
The next one I got looks very similar. Number 219 – Flamingo Pink. But this is a straight up pink with golden shimmers and is lighter than 218 – Grapefruit Pink. Because of the shape of these it’s really nice to swatch these as your finger fits perfectly in the dip in the centre. I love the shape of these they are like little mini sand dunes. These are so pigmented and uber shimmery, they are so pretty and last all day without creasing. I do always apply eye primer first though as I have oily lids – weird considering the rest of my face is super dry!
The other shadows I got are the High Pigment Wet & Dry Eyeshadows, and they really are super pigmented. These feel softer and creamier then the Water ones. These ones come with a clear lid so it’s easy to see what colour you are grabbing. And although the packaging on the water ones look better, these are much more practical. Another great thing about these shadows is that you can remove them from their case and add them into an eyeshadow palette (that is sold separately) they are held in place with magnetic bottoms and the palettes are stackable.
These shadows retail at £5.90
The first one is 54 – Metallic Grape Juice. This is an aubergine purple with golden shimmers throughout. This gives lovely dimension to the shadow when you look at it from different angles.
Next is 91 – Metallic Deep Gold. This is a true gold with golden shimmer. Lovely on the eyelids, although it does look darker and possibly a tad more orangey once on the lids than it does in the swatch. The names of these shadows are all very accurate to how they look, which I like.
Lastly is 17 – Pearly Gold. A much lighter shimmery gold. This is really pretty on the lid and really brightens up the eyes. I love how pigmented these shadows are and these also last all day over primer without creasing or fading. These shadows are cheaper than the Water ones and I think I prefer the finish of these more than the Water ones (although I love both!) But for less money I feel you are getting a better product. And don’t forget, you can use these wet too! But the Water ones definitely look prettier and you know me, I’m sold by aesthetics every time!
And here are the swatches of all of them together, so you can compare them.
I will definitely be going back on payday to get more colours (I’m going to need a second dressing table soon to fit all this makeup in!)
All in all, these are great value for money. And because some of the products just look so amazing they would make for the perfect present!
I'd love to know what your favourite Kiko eyeshadow is?
Thank you for reading and don't forgot, 'It's all for the love of makeup' :)