Kiko #271 Pearly Grey Infinity Eyeshadow Review

Hello beautiful ladies

Continuing with my Kiko love, I am here with my third eyeshadow from their ‘Infinity Eyeshadow’ range, #271 Pearly Grey. I have already reviewed their #205 Golden Coral and #244 Pearly Orchid Violet.

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GBP 2.80


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Innovative, highly pigmented eyeshadow for our repositionable [CLICS] System™ for instant, intense and even color release. Extreme coverage and can be used wet and dry. Its technologically advanced formula contains special ingredients that guarantee the highest performance eyeshadow for outstanding results. Its texture is surprisingly velvety and comfortable to the touch and with a unique consistency for buildable, perfectly blendable color. Infinity Eyeshadow is pure, shiny and has long-lasting hold of up to 12 hours*.

With a range of 96 shades, there is an Infinity Eyeshadow color for every occasion. They are available in matte, satin, metallic and ultra-pearly finishes. Infinity Eyeshadow has a patented [CLICS] System™ attachment that allows it to be placed in the KIKO Eyes Clics empty palettes. Sold separately, the palettes are available with 1, 3, 4, 9 or 24 compartments. Inside, eyeshadows can be removed and repositioned whenever necessary. With Infinity Eyeshadow it is therefore possible to create a fully customized professional eyeshadow palette. Ophthalmologically tested.Hypoallergenic, formulated to ensure minimum risk of allergic reactions. Paraben free.

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My Experience with KIKO #271 Pearly Grey Infinity Eyeshadow:

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The eyeshadow comes in a small, round pan that has a lid to it. The pan is packed in a plastic tray, which secures it firmly. The tray is packed in a cardboard carton. One can either use the pan along with the lid or remove the lid and put the pan in magnetic empty palettes, which is available separately with Kiko.

The ingredients are mentioned on the back of the cardboard carton and the shade number is written on the top. The shade number is also mentioned at the bottom of the eye shadow pan. Although, the name is mentioned on the website but it is nowhere to be seen on the eyeshadow pot or the carton.

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#271 Pearly Grey is a very basic grey shade. It is kind of deceptive. On the website, it looks more like a silver-ish grey and that is the reason, I bought it. But in reality, it is more of a slate-ish grey. Even in the pictures you can see that it gives a different look in terms of the shade color, when you hold and look at it in different angles, under the same light. It gave me a hard time to click the pictures. There are very minute shimmers in it. But, due to the dark messy shade, they are overpowered and not so clearly visible on application. This one has a subtle pearly finish to it. The texture is very soft, smooth and blending is easy too.

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The pigmentation is crazy and one swipe gives complete justice to the color payoff. Also, it can be built up to a darker shade. The staying power of this one is around 4-5 hours, after which it looks washed off. Maybe, due to the kind of shade it is, my eyes looked more tired by the end of 4-5 hours.

This shade, when freshly applied in the crease gives depth to the eyes but later they started to look hollow, as the color fades away. If applied on an eyeshadow base, this color looks a bit brighter and stays longer too. This one does crease on oily lids and hence an oil absorbent primer is a must. It will also wash off early on oily lids. It is not waterproof.

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Overall, it is a very okay shade and there is no wow factor in it. Moreover, with the Indian skin tone, I believe it makes the eyes and area around it look a bit darker. But, one can definitely use it for smokey eyes.

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Pros of Kiko #271 Pearly Grey Infinity Eyeshadow:

  • Basic grey shade.
  • Pearly finishing.
  • Smooth texture.
  • Easy to blend.
  • Good pigmentation.
  • Staying power is good.
  • Travel friendly.
  • Apt for smokey eyes.

Cons of Kiko #271 Pearly Grey Infinity Eyeshadow:

  • Not Waterproof.
  • Will crease on oily lids.
  • Not a very flattering shade.
  • Availability in India.

Would I Recommend Kiko #271 Pearly Grey Infinity Eyeshadow?
Not really.

Would I Repurchase Kiko #271 Pearly Grey Infinity Eyeshadow?
No. There are many more options to try from.

IMBB Rating:
2.5/5. Just because I personally did not like it much.

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3 thoughts on “Kiko #271 Pearly Grey Infinity Eyeshadow Review

  1. I feel this shade can make dark circles look more prominent. Right? silver-ish grey, slate-ish grey – how we explain colors! 😛

  2. Very true Shikha..that is d reason I didn’t like it as it makes you look more tired nd dull.. We have invented new words in English..killer they are 🙂 but at d end of d day everyone who loves makeup understands these terminologies 😉

  3. I remember arnd 6-7 years ago.. i had same shade kurti.. i hv a wheatish skin tone.. ds color made me look more dull n pale.. i wud suggest ds shade fr fair skin tone wearing bright colors but looking fr a subtle eyeshade to draw an attention…

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