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Friday, June 05, 2015

Kiko Water Eyeshadow in Shade 218 Review

Kiko Water Eyeshadow in Shade 218

In my latest Kiko haul post (read it here), I touched on the Kiko Water Eyeshadows but felt it was only fair that I reported back with a full review as the formula is beyond wonderful. An eyeshadow that is just shy of £9 that can double up as a blush/highlighter depending on the shade that you purchase. Here is what you need to know about my new favourite cheek product, yes I said cheek...

Kiko Water Eyeshadow in Shade 218
Kiko Water Eyeshadow in Shade 218
Kiko Water Eyeshadow in Shade 218

Admittedly the packaging of the Kiko Water Eyeshadows is nothing to write home about but the overall design is more than satisfactory. A small, matte black plastic compact that is lightweight and robust - perfect for travel which is only heightened by the addition of the mirror. I rather like that Kiko have forwent any type of applicator in favour of a larger eyeshadow pan.


Online there are 24 shades to choose from, some are forever out of stock, or so it seems; in-store the selection was a little more compact, nine shades if I am recall correctly. I settled on the one shade available that would be suitable in terms of colour for use on both my eyes and cheeks -  Kiko Water Eyeshadow in Shade 218 Grapefruit Pink. Best described Kiko Water Eyeshadow in 218 Grapefruit Pink is a golden tinged, perfect peach come pink, that is of course not world's apart from NARS Orgasm Blush in tone, only far more flattering. Unlike said blush Kiko Water Eyeshadow in 218 does not settle into open pores or fine lines, all the while masquerading as a blush and highlight rolled into one - not too shabby for a £9 eyeshadow huh? I do prefer this as an illuminating blush but will vouch that the warm and somewhat orange tones of this eyeshadow works wonders for my blue eyes - especially if teamed with lashings of black mascara and eye liner.

Kiko Water Eyeshadow in Shade 218
Kiko Water Eyeshadow in Shade 218

As you have probably guessed the formulation of the Kiko Water Eyeshadows are nothing short of heavenly. A silky soft texture, that has a somewhat gelee quality (think of MAC In Extra Dimension Powders and you won't go far wrong), that glides on to the skin delivering not only a dose of cooling colour but also an illuminating quality. Despite the gel like texture they blend out with such ease, providing an almost metallic sheen. Kiko Water Eyeshadows can also be applied wet to up the ante in terms of pigmentation but in my experience it isn't really needed - perhaps more appropriate with a deep shade to create an eye liner? As an eyeshadow, I can happily report it is just as wonderful as when used as a blush: long wearing (with or without a primer), not prone to fading or creasing and a joy to blend out. In a word faultless.

I think it is safe to say that I am a huge fan and can't wait to pick up a few of the lighter shades to use as highlighters, if and when they come back in stock. If you purchase one Kiko product in the coming months let it be a Kiko Water Eyeshadow!

 Kiko Water Eyeshadows £8.90 each via Kiko - link.


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30 comments:

  1. Wow it's so pretty! There's a store opening close to my house, next time i will take this ;) have you tried the mosaic highlighter from the limited edition (i forgot which one!) it's so nice! I also love the lucious cream lipsticks..

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  2. Loving the sound of this. Not sure if the colour is for me but the texture and what not sounds fab! Raspberrykiss | Dreams and Sparkles xo

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    1. Shade 200 is a gorgeous champagne-so pretty on the lids or a tiny amount as a highlighter :-) Em x
      http://themusingsofem.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Oh wow it's such a gorgeous colour!! I have really been loving peachy tons

    CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES

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  4. Wow this is so gorgeous! I was going to say I bet it's great as a blush :) love a versatile beauty product!

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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  5. What a beautiful shade! So pretty!

    Josie XOXO | Fashion Mumblr

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  6. This shade is so so so pretty! Such a perfect summer color for both the eyes and cheeks. I really wish we had more affordable products like this in the US because they're too beautiful to resist :s

    lizzyxfresh.blogspot.com

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  7. This looks like such a beautiful shade. I really really need to get on the KIKO hype I think!

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  8. Looking at the images instantly reminded me of the NARS Dual Intensity eyeshadows! This looks like a gorgeous budget buy

    Freya | freya-ella.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I have never tried any Kiko products before, but they sound really good. I love the shade of this shadow it is stunning and perfect for summer. I think I might have to purchase some Kiko products and give them a go including this eye shadow.

    Beth x
    www.hellobeth.co.uk

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  10. I love the sound and look of these! (:

    Blushhx

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  11. I've got one in a Taupe-y colour and really like to use it wet on my eyelids. I do have a gripe with the packaging though, everytime I need to open my gingers end up stucking into the eyshadow. Every single time! So now I keep it not fully closed as otherwise I forever have my finger in it.

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  12. Gorgeous colour and I love that you can use it on the eyes, cheeks and as a highlight - perfect travel companion!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  13. I LOVE the formula of these shadows, the one I have is a minky silver shade - so beautiful!

    Alex | pinkelephantbloggin.com

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  14. I can't believe how gorgeous this is! I need it x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  15. That's an eyeshadow? It looks like NARS orgasm blush! I can see why you'd want to pick up lighter shades for highlighters, very shimmery.

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  16. those looks so pretty! perfect for summer x

    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

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  17. This looks GORGEOUS, and it would actually double up perfectly as a blush too. It's such a pretty shade. I definitely need to test out more from Kiko!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  18. That is such a beautiful shade for summer and the formula sounds lovely! x

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  19. I bought this last year from Kiko in Rome by accident as I saw it and knew it was the perfect highlight blush!

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  20. Such a gorgeous shade!

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Whoa, the shade and emboss of the shadow looks gorgeous!

    xx
    www.curlsandmints.com

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  22. this looks and sounds like an absolute dream! x

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

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  23. Beautiful shade and since the quality is so nice I'm definitely getting it!!

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  24. I adore Kiko and rate them highly! This is a stunning shade and agree looks a lot like the MAC range xx

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