Hello beautiful ladies,
Today’s review will be on the fourth and last eyeshadow #16 Gold Special FX from the Colour Sphere range of KIKO. I have already reviewed #40 Gray Multicolor, #35 Malachite Green and #33 Burnt Umber. As the name suggests, this is a special eyeshadow and I love it to the core.
Price: GBP 4.10
Quantity: 1.8 g
Baked silk effect eyeshadow, brilliant and easy to blend. Rich in illuminating pigments and multifaceted pearls for a special effects texture. May be used wet or dry to adjust the intensity from transparent to intense. Well tolerated by sensitive eyes. Available in 36 colour varieties.
Packaging: The eyeshadow comes in a small round pan which has a see through lid to it. The pan is packed into a cardboard carton. The pan is made-up of soft velvety plastic and is black in colour. The pan will definitely attract dirt and dust. The lid is very steady and hence can be carried around for travels. 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, it is nowhere to be seen on the eyeshadow pot or the carton.
My Experience with KIKO Colour Sphere Eyeshadow #16 Gold Special FX:
Gold Special FX as the name suggests is a very gorgeous intense sparkling gold shade. The moment you see it, you would want to buy it. It didn’t look that appealing when I saw it online but in reality it is far better. It is loaded with golden sparkle. It is a best example of foiled eyeshadows. It has this pretty golden metallic tint to it. You can see the shimmer particles in the pan but they are finely milled and hence not visible as such when you apply the eyeshadow. Being baked eyeshadow, the particles are closely held and hence the sparkling effect is magnified. It gives a shimmery finish.
The texture of the eyeshadow is super soft. It is not at all chalky. It gives an amazing silky smooth radiant finishing. It is super easy to blend with other shades as well. The pigmentation is superawesome and just a single swirl gets maximum color on the lids. The color can be intensified with multiple applications. One can play around the intensity as desired. Also one can apply this eyeshadow with a wet applicator and it darkens the shade and intensifies the sparkle along with increasing the durability in terms of staying power. The staying power is also good for like 5-6 hours. An eye primer will increase this to around 7-8 hours. It does not fade away a lot but yes the sparkling intensity reduces a bit by the end of 5-6 hours.
I noticed a little shimmer fallout in about few hours after the application. I would suggest using a brush to apply these types of eyeshadows and tapping your brush once you swirl it in the eyeshadow to knock off excess eyeshadow and glitter. It does not seem to crease on oily lids but yes it does wash off on oily lids much sooner if an oil absorbent base or primer is not used. It does not seem waterproof but needs an eye makeup remover to remove all the color and sparkle.
It is a flattering shade for all skin tones and would always add a spark to our attires. This shade is a must for us Indian girls as we always tend to have something or the other in our attire as to gold shade.
Pros of KIKO Colour Sphere Eyeshadow #16 Gold Special FX:
• Gorgeous intense, sparkling gold shade.
• Golden sparkle.
• Gold metallic tint.
• Shimmery, silky radiant finish.
• Smooth texture.
• Easy to blend.
• Good pigmentation.
• Staying power is good.
• Travel friendly.
• Does not crease.
Cons of KIKO Colour Sphere Eyeshadow #16 Gold Special FX:
• A little fallout.
• Not waterproof.
• Availability in India.
IMBB Rating: Would rate this 4.8/5.
Would I Recommend KIKO Colour Sphere Eyeshadow #16 Gold Special FX: Yes! Yes! Yes!
Would I Repurchase KIKO Colour Sphere Eyeshadow #16 Gold Special FX: A big YES!!!
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