I like trying different makeup products from different brands, especially the ones that are comparatively new in India. Since the past year, I have been drooling over Kiko Milano and its products. I have tried a few products from the brand some of which are my absolute favorite while some others didn’t work for me too well. Today’s post would be about Kiko Eyeshadow Pearly Wisteria, a single eyeshadow from the brand. I have a couple of eyeshadow palettes from Kiko Milano and I absolutely love them. Let’s see how this single eyeshadow performs for me.
Price: INR 290 for 1.8 gm of the product (BUY HERE)
Kiko Milano presents a brightly colored eyeshadow that has repeated mixing of pigments and oils resulting in a revolutionary formula, truly an explosion of color and sensations. The soft, creamy powder is extremely buildable and has particularly smooth and uniform consistency ensuring high blendability. The eyeshadow is silky to the touch, its pure color 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 eyeshadow will tempt you to collect lots of different colors for creating intense, unique eye makeup for every occasion.
- Brightly colored eyeshadow with a smooth texture
- Ophthalmologically and dermatologically tested (provided with low sensitization)
- All Kiko products are formulated without parabens
List of Ingredients:
Kiko Milano Eyeshadow Singles comes in a small cute looking square shaped packaging with a sturdy transparent lid. The packaging makes the eyeshadow travel-friendly (it can fit even in the smallest of bags). The outer box of the eyeshadow is a black colored box which contains details about the product.
My Experience with Kiko Eyeshadow Pearly Wisteria:
The shade Pearly Wisteria is a beautiful sparkly lavender-colored eyeshadow which is good for a light flush of color. It can easily be used for an everyday look as well as can be combined with deeper colors to get a dramatic yet elegant eye look. The sparkle particles in the eyeshadow are visible in the pan as well as when the color is applied on to the lids. The sparkle particles are very minute and they do not feel coarse on the lids and give a beautiful shine to the eye look.
Unfortunately, the shade is the only good thing about this eyeshadow single. The color is not too pigmented. It actually takes a minimum of 3-4 layers for the color to actually show up on the lids. This can be improved a little with a white base underneath. Also, when you actually try to blend the eyeshadow, it loses it’s not so good pigmentation. A lot of work needs to be done to get the color to show on the lids and creating a look even more difficult.
The staying power of the shadow is also average. If you get the color to show nicely, the look can stay longer, but in the case of just a couple of coats/ lighter flush of color, the eyeshadow does not stay for more than a couple of hours. A lot of fallout can also be seen in the pan when the color is picked up on the brush. The color works well with a wet brush and this is the only way I can see to use the shadow effectively.
Overall, I would say that this is not the best formula that Kiko Milano has. The color is not pigmented enough on its own (though it works better with a white-colored base or maybe a wet brush), also it loses its pigmentation when you start to blend it. The color Pearly Wisteria is very pretty though. If you are willing to work with multiple layers to get the desired color, then considering the price, it is a decent product. This single eyeshadow might be a decent option for beginners, but other than that I won’t recommend it nor would I like to repurchase any other shade from the collection (apart from the 2 I already have)
Pros of Kiko Eyeshadow Pearly Wisteria:
- Affordable and easily available both online and offline
- Pigmentation can be built, works better with a wet brush
- Do not contain Parabens
- Small size and sturdy packaging makes it travel-friendly
Cons of Kiko Eyeshadow Pearly Wisteria:
- Not pigmented enough
- The color loses its pigmentation upon blending too much
- Has a lot of fallout