Kiko Water Eyeshadow: Light Gold and Cyclamen

~Wednesday, 20.08.2014~
Kiko Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow Review & Swatches Light Gold and Cyclamen

So I was meant to review these Kiko Water Eyeshadows since January, which is when I bought them, but I’ve been busy with uni and working on other posts so it took me while to get around to these. 
First of all, Kiko Cosmetics is a fantastic brand with a lot of exciting makeup choices. I previously featured it herehere and here. 😛 As can see, I’m pretty impressed with Kiko and these eyeshadows haven’t disappointed me.

Kiko Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow Review & Swatches Light Gold and Cyclamen

Kiko Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow Review & Swatches Light Gold and Cyclamen

Kiko Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow Review & Swatches Light Gold and Cyclamen

The two shades reviewed are Light Gold (208) and Cyclamen (221). These are absolutely gorgeous! I chose Light Gold because I wanted a lustrous golden shade for my collection and I chose Cyclamen/purple because it’s an exciting shade and I wanted to try something new. As you can see, these colours are very pigmented, especially the purple. The golden shade works nicely as a base and highlighter, whilst the purple shade is filled with pigments that makes your eyes pop.
The shadows are really easy to apply, they feel like a blend between a cream shadow and powder shadow. I think they’re as easy to apply with fingers as a pro brush. They’re called a Water Eyeshadow because if you add a drop of water to it the colours pop out even more. However, due to simplicity and personal habit, I prefer to use these dry.  
In the look I created above, I used three shades: Light Gold, Cyclamen and a blue mineral pigment from Gosh. I used the gold all over my lids to create a base, purple around the crease and then blended a blueish shade with the purple around the inner lids to create a natural transition. I hope you liked this look!

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