Eyelid type: oily
Italian makeup giants like Kiko Milano have really come up with affordable and good quality makeup. This time, I spent a few bucks to buy some good quality stuff for eye makeup. I got a few shades from their Smart Colour Eye Pencil collection. Today’s review is on Kiko Milano Smart Colour Eye Pencil 07 Matte Violet. Keep reading this for knowing my conclusion on it.
Price: GBP 2.50
Coloured eye pencil for the waterline and lash line that delivers a precise, uniform line of intense colour.
The pencil’s bright colour draws on without a problem. The soft, smooth-gliding texture applies perfectly on the upper and lower lash line and waterline.
Choose from 16 colours available in three different finishes: matte, pearl and metallic.
Triethylhexanoin, Mica, Ricinus Communis Oil (Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil), Ozokerite, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire De Carnauba), Cera Alba (Beeswax/Cire D’abeille), Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate/Tetraisostearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Silica, Tin Oxide. +/- (May Contain): Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491-Ci 77492-Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77000 (Aluminum Powder), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake).
My Experience with Kiko Milano Smart Colour Eye Pencil 07 Matte Violet:
Starting off with the packaging, this crayon pencil comes in a regular, sleek black crayon pencil form and is a sharpenable pencil. No sharpener has been provided with the pencil. It has a color-coded bottom which makes the shade identification easier. The cap sits securely in place. The packaging looks very simple and nothing fancy.
Maybe adding a colour-coordinated cap to this product would have increased the packaging value and helped at instant shade identification instead of putting it at the bottom. The product body bears only the shade name of the product. Initially, the pencil comes packed in a cellophane wrapper to prevent tampering with the packaging. All the product details are written on the body of the pencil itself.
The only con with the packaging is that these pencils are not retractable; rather they need to be sharpened regularly. The pencil can be sharpened using a normal sharpener. Sharpening means unwanted wastage of product which is disappointing. Overall, the packaging is sturdy and travel-friendly.
The shade ’07 Matte Violet’ is a downright beautiful true lilac-purple shade which looks quite pale in natural light. It definitely is a nice twist to your regular black/brown liners. The shade is pale purple with pinkish undertones. There are no glitters or shimmers visible when you swatch it. I am not very fond of this shade and it makes my face look pale with no makeup on.
I don’t like such pale shades if I’m wearing an eyeliner. This will wash out dusky skin tones. It will suit fair to medium skin tones but with great effort. It is better to use this shade on the lower lash line because it looks better that way.
The pigmentation of this eye pencil is not very rich and could have been better. It needs 2-3 swipes to get the true colour payoff. Also, I had to put a little pressure to draw the lines on my eyes so it is not that effortless as eyeliner. You might want to draw multiple lines if you want to create a more intensified and broader eyeliner look. The colour intensity that you would obtain in a single swipe or in multiple swipes varies prominently. The colour doesn’t show up well on the eyes well. However, this didn’t happen with the other shades that I have bought.
Texture and Finish:
The texture of this eye pencil is medium soft, smooth and it sets to a beautiful matte finish which looks really gorgeous. The finish is very matte and lacks any glossiness. It glides on smoothly like a dream without any pulling or tugging. The formula is creamy and blends like a dream. Since this eyeliner has no hint of visible glitter or shimmer, so you can wear it easily at any time of the day. This eyeliner can be applied on the upper lash line, waterline and the lower lash line effortlessly.
This eye pencil is not perfectly smudge-proof or transfer-proof as the formulation is creamy. If you have very oily eyelids, then it will start getting messy and will look faded after a few hours. It is not waterproof also.
Sometimes I use this coloured eyeliner alone and sometimes I pair it with a black liner. When I pair it with a black liner, I use the black liner on the upper lash line and the coloured liner on the waterline of my eyes. You can also use it as an Eyeshadow and blend the colour on the lid to get a soft but glam look. I can use this liner to create different types of looks. Overall, I loved the formulation of this eye pencil.
The staying power of this eyeliner is not very impressive. It will stay in place for about 4-5 hrs on the upper eyelids without smudging. After that, the colour fades from the inner corner of the eyes. On the water line, it stays for about 5 hours after which the colour intensity fades.
Those who have oily lids, it is advisable to prime your lids with a loose powder or an eye primer for oil absorption and increased the longevity of the liner. This liner comes off easily with any makeup remover. I used the Garnier micellar water for removing this liner.
This is not the type of shade that I would repurchase. It is not meant for Indian beauties. The texture, pigmentation and shade are okay types and its staying power is not something praiseworthy. If you want some good quality eye products and at the same time you are concerned about the price, then this range is for you. So, I am happy with the purchase.
Pros of Kiko Milano Smart Colour Eye Pencil 07 Matte Violet:
• Travel-friendly packaging.
• Beautiful and vibrant lilac-toned purple colour.
• Has a subtle matte finish to it.
• Colour-coded .
• Good pigmentation.
• Feels lightweight.
• Does not sting the eyes.
• Very affordable.
• Suits fair to medium skin tones.
• Smooth and creamy texture.
• Can be used to create different types of looks.
• Great for creating purple smokey looks.
• Can be used as a kajal or as an eyeshadow.
• Buttery formulation.
• Removal of this eyeliner is pretty easy.
Cons of Kiko Milano Smart Colour Eye Pencil 07 Matte Violet:
• Staying power can be improved.
• Pigmentation could have been better.
• Little pressure needed while drawing lines.
• Not meant for dusky skin tones.
• Looks quite pale on eyes.
• Not retractable eyeliner, needs to be sharpened.
• A bit pricey for the quantity provided.
• Does not come with a sharpener.
• Not waterproof.
• Not completely transfer proof.
• If you have oily lids, you need to prime your eyelids.
IMBB Rating: 2.5/5
Would I Repurchase Kiko Milano Smart Colour Eye Pencil 07 Matte Violet?
Will you Recommend Kiko Milano Smart Colour Eye Pencil 07 Matte Violet?
Not at all.
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