I recently posted about some new make-up purchases from Kiko, one of them being from their Water Eyeshadow range (click here to read the post). I thought it would be fun to do a separate post just on the Kiko Water Eyeshadows, as I really love this particular product.
I have four Water Eyeshadows which are featured in this post: 219 Flamingo Pink (also featured here), 212 Emerald Green, 210 Golden Spring Green and 221 Cyclamen.
As I mentioned in my other Kiko post, the Water Eyeshadows have the most beautiful, metallic sheen and add such a wonderful brightness to the lids. They have a really smooth texture and glide on easily.
The compacts are square in shape which makes them easy to stack and store in your make-up collection.
Each compact comes with a little mirror in the lid. I don’t tend to use the mirror but I can see it being handy if you are on the go or if you like your compacts to have mirrors.
The Water eyeshadows come in a wide variety of shades ranging from lighter neutrals (champagne, light pewter, light gold), light and medium brights (silvers, golds, pinks, blues, corals, greens) and deeper, smokier shades (charcoals, purples, blues, greens, browns and black). The shade range means there is something for everyone, whether you prefer a more natural sheen or a colour burst on your eyes.
219 Flamingo Pink is a shimmery, light-medium peachy-pink. It has a slight gold sheen to it which looks really pretty when it catches the light. I like wearing this sort of shade with golds, browns, oranges, corals and cranberries. It’s a pretty versatile shade so I can see it combining well with other colours too.
212 Emerald Green is a shimmery, medium aquamarine-green shade. I’m not quite sure why they called it Emerald Green, as it doesn’t look that way so much to me. It has much more of a teal/aqua cast to it and is similar in vein to shades like MAC Steamy and MAC Shimmermoss (which is now discontinued). Nevertheless, it is a gorgeous shade. I love combining this type of colour with purples or cobalt blues on the eyes. It would also look really pretty with pinks, golds and deeper greens.
210 Golden Green is a shimmery, medium grassy-green shade. It actually looks more emerald green than shade 212 to me. I like pairing this type of shade with aquas, deeper greens and browns. It would look really pretty with golds and corals too. I can also imagine it looking awesome on the lid with shade 219 patted on the inner lid (I will have to try that!).
221 Cyclamen is a shimmery, medium vivid pink-plum shade. It’s a little hard to describe in some ways, as it has a mix of purple, pink and plum all in one. I looooove this type of shade as it is really flattering on brown eyes. It would work well on other eye colours as well and I can see it really making green eyes ‘pop’. I like wearing this type of shade with paler pinks, silvers and aquas. It looks particularly pretty on the lid with 212 Emerald Green patted on the inner lid.
Use wet or dry on the eyelids
Water eyeshadows can be used wet or dry, depending on your preference. You get fantastic payoff when you use them dry or you can use a dampened brush (or fixing spray) to apply them if you want to really amp up the metallic sheen.
How much do they cost?
The Water eyeshadows cost £8.90 each. Kiko often has special offers, so you can sometimes get their products for a much cheaper price. At the moment, some of the Water eyeshadows are reduced to £4.40 online and in-store, so it’s a good time to try them out if you want to save some cash.
Have you tried the Kiko Water eyeshadows before? What did you think of them? Any shades you would recommend? Let me know in the comments section below.