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Review // KIKO Milano Cream Crush Lasting Colour Eyeshadow in 01 Pearly Vintage Rose

I'm fairly unfamiliar with Kiko Milano cosmetics but I have recently seen the brand popping up on numerous beauty blogs and receiving rave reviews so I definitely wanted to try a few products out. I was recently shopping in Cribbs Causeway in Bristol and saw a KIKO Milano store which made me very excited and had me dragging my friend straight in there. I was like a kid in a sweet shop! I could have spent a good hour in there, easily. I limited myself to a couple of items as I didn't want to get carried away but I could have done, quite easily. I didn't realise everything was so affordable! 

Let's start with finding out a little bit more about KIKO Milano. KIKO is an Italian cosmetics brand which creates cutting-edge make-up, skincare and body care products which are made from the highest quality ingredients. Best of all, they don't test or use their products on animals which is wonderful.

The first KIKO product I want to show you is the KIKO Milano Cream Crush Lasting Colour Eyeshadow in 01 Pearly Vintage Rose. I popped this product in my basket after swatching it on the back of my hand as it reminded me of the MAC Paint Pot in Vintage Selection. I would love to do a comparison post between the two but for now, let's just talk about the Cream Crush Eyeshadow. 

About the KIKO Milano Cream Crush Eyeshadow:
"Highly blendable, long-lasting cream eyeshadow. The silky and soft texture goes on easily for bold eye make-up that stays on for up to 10 hours. The formula applies perfectly to the eyelids and feels weightless. The bright shades with velvety finishes add a touch of style to every look. Cream Crush Lasting Colour Eyeshadow is enclosed in an elegant glass pot which allows you to clearly see the colour. Available in 16 colour shades with matte or pearl finishes."

Pearly Vintage Rose is a beautiful deep champagne shade which has a pearl finish. I expected it to be of a similar consistency to the MAC Paint Pot but it could not be more different. The KIKO Cream Crush Eyeshadows are of a mousse-like texture which is incredibly creamy. They remind me of the Rimmel Colour Mousse Eyeshadows that were released all those years ago. They have a very similar cool, mousse-y texture which is slightly unusual but definitely not bad. 

The Cream Crush Eyeshadows are housed in a little glass jar which again, remind me of the MAC Paint Pot. You get 4g of product for your money which is kind considering the price but I do have one issue with this product. As sweet as the little jar is, the product is so far down in the little jar that it is hard to get any product out at all. I have long nails so trying to get my finger in the pot to apply it to my eyelids causes difficulty, especially when you don't want the product to just go under your nails. Why is the product not filled up to the top of the little jar? Because the product is so shallow in the jar it makes me wonder how much product is actually in there, and it also makes me ask myself - "how will I get it out?"

To apply, I find myself using my Zoeva 142 Concealer Buffer Brush which makes application a hell of a lot easier than if I were to use my fingers. The eyeshadow itself is incredibly easy to apply and applies like a dream. It is really creamy in consistency and applies smoothly to the eyelids. I wore Pearly Vintage Rose on its own, without a primer, to see how it would fare with my slightly oily eyelids and it stayed put all day long. It did not transfer, wear or crease and remained in the same position in the evening as it was in the morning. Excellent. 

Pearly Vintage Rose is the perfect base shade for other, bolder eyeshadows as well as being perfect to wear on its own. It is such a beautiful, shimmery, deep champagne shade which is not only easy to wear, but easy to apply too. I don't like how the product is packaged in a shallow jar as I find it hard to get any product out but I would definitely say that the KIKO Milano Cream Crush Lasting Colour Eyeshadows could be considered a MAC Paint Pot dupe, although the former is more of a mousse texture. At well over half the price of a MAC Paint Pot, these cream eyeshadows are definitely worth trying. 



  1. I love these types of eyeshadows, I always go for the more shimmery ones as opposed to the matte ones. I don't know why, it's just instinctive. And I usually go for the pink tones, but Ima give this one a try.

    Ella Pinto xx

  2. I always go for shimmer shadows too, I can't resist I think they make your eyes stand out so much more! This looks like one to try x


  3. I didn't know much about KIKO until I saw a store in the Trafford Centre and dragged my bestie in, same for me I could of spent ages in there. Lucky the sale was on when I was in store so I was able to pick some a couple of bits to try out. Il be writing a post on it soon!
    Gem | gemsupnorth.co.uk

  4. This colour is gorgeous! I would totally wear it, it looks beautiful xx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

  5. I recently discovered Kiko Milano myself and did a video on some of there products and would definitely agree some items are comparable to Mac

  6. I recently discovered Kiko Milano myself and did a video on some of there products and would definitely agree some items are comparable to Mac

  7. I've yet to try the brand Kiko but I've seen so many beautiful products from their range. I love the colour of this eye shadow as well as the name 'vintage rose'! I wish to try something from Kiko soon!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally