Hey everyone! Today I have a review of the KIKO Milano Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow. It's a cream eyeshadow in stick form for super easy application. I came across these eyeshadows when I looked up reviews for must-have products from KIKO. I'll admit I was already intrigued from the reviews but also because they reminded me of my once loved MAC Shadesticks (a cream eyeshadow that they no longer make!). I just had to pick one up and got it in the shade Golden Brown.
Price: $12.00 for 1.64 grams/.06oz
Do they test on animals?: The company does not test on animals but they do sell in China which has the option of testing cosmetics that are imported into the country.
Packaging: The eyeshadow comes in a sleek black plastic twist up tube.
KIKO Milano says "Extreme hold for a blendable intense colour. Creamy formula ensures extreme blendability of the line immediately after application. Once set, colour remains uniform and radiant for up to 8 hours without streaking or smudging"
Having heard so much hype from other bloggers about the formula, my expectations were set pretty high and I'm so happy it lived up to the hype. The formula is wonderfully pigmented and creamy and doesn't set too quickly so you have a chance of blending out the color while still keeping the pigmentation on your eyes. If left to set without blending, it can take a few minutes for that creamy/slightly tacky feeling to go away but it dries down much quicker if you blend it out.
This is a formula that doesn't need to be layered because of its pigmentation; I actually found that it was more likely to crease when I did a heavier layer and when I didn't blend the eyeshadow. I apply it directly onto my eyes and use a synthetic paddle-shaped brush (I like the ELF $1 Eyeshadow Brush) which makes it super easy to blend out the edges.
The wear claim is seriously spot on; even with my oily lids I got about 7-8 hours of wear before it started creasing without primer and got 10 hours of wear before it started creasing with primer. Not only is it long wearing but it's so easy to apply especially if you don't have much time in the day.
Basically this is an excellent eyeshadow stick formula for a very reasonable price and it totally lives up to the name for me. There's a wide range of colors both neutral and bright so I think you'd be able to find one that would suit you! I'm really pleased with the formula and definitely want to get more.
Are you a fan of eyeshadow sticks?