Review & Swatches! Kiko Cosmetics Single Eyeshadows

By Sarah - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

This review is really long overdue! I purchased these Kiko single eyeshadows whilst in Rome and Berlin. They were really affordable at about 3 Euros per piece. This review took so long as I neglect these a whole lot! Singles are just way more troublesome to use as I'm always in a rush to get ready in the mornings. Yes, I do need a Z palette!

I really do love Kiko Comsmetics. Their lipsticks and face masks are da bomb and I really enjoy using them. However, these shadows are either a hit or miss. Some have good pigmentation while some have almost no payoff at all! The formulations of these shadows are dry and pretty powdery so be wary of fall out upon application. Not my favourite, but not the worst either. It requires multiple dippings of your brush into the pan to get the colour on your lid to be true to that in pan. Blending of the shadows require some effort as well. 

All the shadows I got have shimmer in them. Here are some swatches of the shadows: 

#102 is a warm toned gold. Pigmentation is pretty decent! Love this for all over the lid. Really complements warmer skin tones well. It is a pretty rich gold, but definitely not a unique colour. 

#152 is a slight duo-chrome blue and purple. Super gorgeous. The pigmentation of this ain't bad either. Reminds me a little of betrayal from the Urban Decay Vice 2 palette. Great for all over the lid or outer V! 

#137 is a gorgeous warm toned orangy red. This has slightly more red undertones as compared to MAC Coppering eyeshadow (which is one of my favourites!) and Garnet from the Lorac Pro Palette. I use this to add some warmth to my crease on some days I'm feeling a little more jazzy. Pigmentation is alright, but you may have to double dip to have the intensity as shown in the pan.

#116 is a khaki green with micro gold shimmers. This shadow does feel a little more dry than the others so more work is needed with this. Pigmentation can be built up but colour on lids or when swatched is nothing as compared to the colour in the pan.

#135 is probably the worst one out of the batch. Really dry and pigmentation is close to nil, despite it looking like a dark colour in the pan. Feeling slightly deceived here! I had to really push my finger in the pan to get the swatch to be visible. Would not recommend this shade. Definitely a miss!

#139 is a warm toned peachy champagne (no idea why it looks golden in my photo, I apologise!). Really pretty for an all over lid colour or inner corner highlight. Pigmentation is alright, nothing spectacular.

#134 is a deep burgundy colour with micro golden shimmers. Really pretty in the pan but it does not translate well when swatched or onto the lids.Pigmentation is not fantastic once again, so if you want to use this to deepen out your outer V, be prepared for multiple dippings! 

Overall, these shadows range from good to utter bad. Do thoroughly swatch them before purchasing! It's hard to rate them considering the difference in quality! But in general, these shadows are of drier textures and I prefer soft, creamier ones such as those from Too Faced or Urban Decay. Therefore, I suggest getting eyeshadows from other brands. Kiko Cosmetics is fabulous for their lip products though! 

Hope this helped! Have a great makeup day! XO. 

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