Skin type: dry and occasionally acne prone
Skin tone: fair with neutral undertones
Today’s review is about Kiko Milano Smart Colour Eyeshadow in the shade 22 Pearly Cornflower. Read on to know how it fared as a pearly eyeshadow.
Price: GBP 2.50 (INR 290) for 1.8 g
Brightly coloured eyeshadow. The repeated mixing of pigments and oils results in a revolutionary formula, truly an explosion of colour and sensations.
The soft, creamy powder is extremely buildable. Its particularly smooth and uniform consistency ensures high blendability. The eyeshadow is silky to the touch. Its pure colour is revealed instantly and glides on evenly.
The eyeshadow comes in a modern, practical compact; its unique, distinctive packaging features the KK monogram embossed on the see-through lid. The handy, fun size will tempt you to collect lots of different colours for creating intense, unique eye make-up for every occasion.
Choose from 32 amazing colours available in four different finishes: matte, pearl, satin and frosted.
Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Zinc Stearate, Nylon-12, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide. +/- (May Contain): Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 – Ci 77492 – Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ferrocyanide), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake).
My Experience with Kiko Milano Smart Colour Eyeshadow 22 Pearly Cornflower:
Kiko Milano Smart Colour Eyeshadow comes in a beautiful range of 22 beautiful shades with three types of finishes – matte, pearly and metallic. The shade range is intriguing and it left me befuddled, so I got quite a few of them from each type of finish to know how well they work.
Let’s begin with the packaging of the product. The eyeshadow pot comes packed inside a black cardboard cover that has a hole in the middle, so you can spot the shade through the hole of the cover. As you know, all Kiko Milano products come packed in black packaging, so this kind of packaging was nothing new to me. The eyeshadow comes packaged in a square pot with rounded ends and has a clear flip lid.
The name of the brand is mentioned on the back of the square pot and also on the front of the black cardboard cover in white fonts. On the back side of the container and also on the body of the outer cover, the shade name of the eyeshadow is mentioned. The size of the container is small, so it looks very cute and girly. It can be carried around conveniently everywhere. Overall, I love the packaging of these cute little pot eyeshadows from Kiko Milano.
The shade “22 Pearly Cornflower” is a very bright lilac-toned blue colour which looks gorgeous on the eyelids. This flatters my skin tone well and will complement fair to medium skin tones more. It actually has a pastel touch to it; hence it gives a sober and pleasant finish. It contains finely milled silver shimmers which diffuse beautifully on blending. The colour is so bright that it looks perfect for summers.
I never had such a unique blue eyeshadow in my makeup stash, so this actually is a wise purchase. This colour blends beautifully with other colours. If you want a very subdued makeup look for the day and don’t want to overdo your eye makeup, then it can be used as a single shadow in that case. The colour looks pearly and is certain to uplift your eye makeup game. I love this kind of vibrant pastel shades for eye makeup.
The pigmentation of these eyeshadows is bang-on. In fact, it is much better than other shades from Kiko at this range. You will get a decent colour payoff at 1-2 swipes. The colour payoff is really impressive and rich. The colour occupies the lids properly, so I must say they have a good pigmentation.
Texture and Finish:
As per the product description, the eyeshadows are meant to give a pearly finish to the eyes. Upon using this for the first time, I found the texture to be very smooth and non-gritty. It blends well with other shadows and can be used to create beautiful looks. The application did not feel uncomfortable on the eyes. The formulation is neither very creamy nor very powdery. It just has the right amount of consistency and gives a light-weight feel post application.
When I swatched this shade, I noticed a smooth and even finish with very less perceptible glitters or shimmers in it. It just imparts the right amount of pearly finish to the eye. These eyeshadows can be applied with a brush and even with your fingers. But a brush helps in better blending. The look will be more intensified if you wet your brushes and apply this. The shades don’t feel patchy and ensure a smooth finish post application. Overall, I really love the texture of these shades and their amazing finish.
These shades stay in place for a decent amount of time without any creasing. They last for about 5-6 hours which I think is good at this price value. If you have oily lids, you will definitely need a primer prior application; otherwise, the intensity will gradually fade away. These shades are easy to remove as well. They come off easily with any makeup remover. But in this case, the glitter particles spread all over and create a mess.
I really loved this super affordable and pretty colour from Kiko. It is really useful and works well as an eyeshadow. If you want to collect different colours but don’t want to empty your pockets much, this range is a steal deal. Overall, I am happy with the purchase.
Pros of Kiko Milano Smart Colour Eyeshadow 22 Pearly Cornflower:
• Travel-friendly packaging
• Comes in cute little square pots
• Comes in a total of 22 shades
• Comes in 3 different types of finishes
• Very affordable
• Beautiful and a very bright lilac-toned blue colour
• Pigmentation is decent and the colour shows up well
• Soft texture
• Delivers a smooth and even finish
• Does not feel patchy
• Stays for a decent period of time
• Imparts the right amount of pearly finish
• Shimmers don’t give an over-the-top makeup look
• Gives an understated look
• Does not crease
• Removal is very easy
• Light-weight formula
• Suitable for all skin tones
Cons of Kiko Milano Smart Colour Eyeshadow 22 Pearly Cornflower:
• Does not come with an applicator brush
• Shimmer particles look less prominent when the shadow is applied with a brush
• Glitter particles spread all over and create a mess upon removal
• Primer application needed for oily lids
• No mirror provided
• Not a good option if you don’t like pale eyeshadows
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Kiko Milano Smart Colour Eyeshadow 22 Pearly Cornflower?
Yes to both.
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