Name: Eyeshadow #43 Vinaccia Scuro
From Kiko’s website:
Compact high-pigmentation eye-shadow, easily gradable and long lasting. Available in 54 colours in the mat, satiny, pearly and glitter version.
What I liked:
– lots of shade to choose from
– medium color payoff
– lasts long without creasing if used with a primer
– easy to blend
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– can be hard to pull off
– not as pigmented as claimed
– not long-lasting if used without a primer
– the packaging
Kiko eyeshadows are available in more than 50 neutral and colorful shades in four different finishes: matte, pearly, satin and glitter. There is definitely something from everyone and with such a cheap price tag, you can get quite a few of them without breaking the bank.
The shade I have is #43 Vinaccia Scuro or Red Purple in English. I think the name is very appropriate and describes it well because even though in the pan it looks like a very bright shade of violet, once applied and blended, the shade is actually a reddish purple with shimmers.
The texture isn’t very soft to the touch, but it is easy to blend and doesn’t give me any fall out problems. Vinaccia Scuro is medium pigmented which makes the shade very wearable. I need about 2 or 3 swipes to get a good color payoff and it gives a nice pop of color to the eye without going over the top.
But because of its reddish tones, Vinaccia Scuro is not the easiest shade to pull off especially for those that find it hard to rock purple. I wear purples all the time but with this shade I find that, if I’m not extra careful when I apply it, it can make me look like someone just punched me in the eye!
Like with most eyeshadows, you need to wear a primer with this to make sure it’ll last all day without creasing. If worn without a base, it starts fading and creasing after a few hours and keep in my mind that my lids aren’t particularly oily. That’s not really a problem for me as I always use a primer anyway.
The packaging instead needs to be revamped. The circular pot not only looks very cheap, but is also flimsy and, as you can see in the above picture, it breaks easily. Also, the eyeshadow doesn’t come with a sponge or brush applicator, but since those are usually useless anyway, I don’t really mind.
Overall, Kiko eyeshadows are quite good for the price. Medium-pigmented and easy to blend, Vinaccia Scuro is a wearable and beautiful shade of purple that lasts all day if used with a primer. However, some people may find it hard to pull it off and the packaging breaks easily.