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 21 Pearly Wisteria. Read on to know how well 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 21 Pearly Wisteria:
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 packaged 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 packaged 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 at 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 ’21 Pearly Wisteria’ is a very light lilac colour. It is much lighter than ‘20 Pearly Iris‘ which has already been reviewed. Both these shades fall into the purple category with variations in the colour intensity. The colour doesn’t look bold but it looks much muted. You can actually spot finely milled silver particles in this shadow. But when you swatch it, these silver particles diffuse completely and give a stunning look to your eyes. You would not spot any shimmers clearly visible after you have applied it.
This colour is perfect to be used on the crease. This colour can be worn alone if you don’t want to go overboard with makeup. The colour looks pearly and is certain to uplift your eye makeup game. I love this kind of muted shades for everyday wear. It will go with all skin tones but will suit fair to medium skin tones better.
The pigmentation of these eyeshadows is decent and not bang-on. You will get a decent colour payoff at 1-2 swipes. For fuller coverage and maximum colour payoff, I need 3-4 swipes. The colour payoff is really good but it could have been much better. But I don’t have much complains as it is really affordable. 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. On 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 both 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 to application; otherwise, the intensity will gradually fade away. These shades are easy to remove as well. They come off easily with any makeup remover. The fine shimmer particles also don’t create any mess and are removed easily.
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 21 Pearly Wisteria:
• 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 glamorous lilac 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 21 Pearly Wisteria:
• Does not come with an applicator brush
• Shimmer particles look less prominent when the shadow is applied with a brush
• Primer application needed for oily lids
• No mirror provided
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Kiko Milano Smart Colour Eyeshadow 21 Pearly Wisteria?
Yes to both.
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