What I love about Kiko more than anything – well actually just as much as their very reasonable prices – is that every collection they come up with brings something new to the table. No two limited edition collections are alike, from the products to the outer packaging, Kiko constantly offer brand new and interesting products. They’re also a fantastic option for MAC fans on a budget!
Kiko’s latest collection is called Midnight Siren, which focuses heavily on the contrast of fresh, glowing skin, with dark, vivid colours for eyes, including shades of intense petroleum blue and emerald green. Lips are full and sensual, enhanced by a radiant matte finish, and eyebrows are disciplined and expressive, without being weighed down.
So let’s take a look at the products –
First up is the gorgeous Silk Pearl Illuminating Bronzer in 01 Radiating Honey, £14.90.
This is easily the stand out product of the collection – this beautiful bronzer contains three shades, which can be used alone to bronze, highlight and illuminate the complexion, or mixed together to give a gorgeous glow. This product gives a soft focus finish, perfecting the complexion like a beauty balm, yet it brushes on easily like a powder.
The colours are light enough to work well on my fair skin, and will also suit medium skin tones. I love how this bronzer gives my skin a natural light tan – I’m usually very pale so this gives my complexion a welcome dose of colour!
I should also mention the packaging. Like nothing I’ve ever seen before, this bronzer arrives housed in a midnight blue shimmery sphere. Though it looks pretty awesome, this is not a product you’d be able to just throw in your makeup bag, as it takes up quite a lot of space!
Next we have another ‘spherical’ compact product – the Cream Radiance Highlighter in 01 Twilight Gold, £10.90.
This highlighter is just beautiful. Again housed in a sparkling sphere – but smaller than the bronzer – the formula of this product contains micronized pigments and precious pearls for a radiant and smooth finish that really does last for hours.
The texture of this product is quite unusual, it’s kind of a fusion of a gel and a cream. It’s really soft to touch, and when applied, it transforms into a powder that’s a dream to work with.
Next is the Shape and Shimmer Eyebrow and Highlighter Pencil in 02 Auburn and Redheads, £8.90.
Admittedly I could have done with the darker shade here, as the pencil is slightly on the warm side for my colouring, but it’s a fab little multi-use product, that’s perfect for filling in and shaping brows, as well as highlighting the brow bone – or anywhere else you’d like a bit more precision with highlighting.
The brow end has a fine tip and gives a natural matte finish, the formula is also wax based so it helps to sculpt the brows as well as being long-wearing. The highlighter is the perfect size for highlighting smaller areas of the face, such as the brow bone, cupids bow and the nose, and this shade is a lovely warm champagne which is just beautiful.
Next is the Dark Tide Eyeliner in 06 Black, £7.90.
You know I’m a big eyeliner fan, and Kiko eyeliners are fantastic value for money. The Dark Tide Eyeliner in 06 Black is an intense black shade, perfect for creating a waterproof cat eye flick. There are also five other shades in this eyeliner collection, each a deep dark shade with a hint of colour. There’s also a really handy sharpener built into the end of the pencil too.
And lastly the Matte Muse Liquid Lipstick in 03 Enthrall Pink, £6.90.
This is a wonderfully creamy liquid lipstick that dries to a stay-put matte finish. Enthrall Pink is a pretty bright coral pink shade, and there are five other shades of pink, rose, red and burgundy in this collection.
As with all matte lipsticks, the liquid formula dries to a velvety matte finish, that’s completely non transferrable and lasts for hours upon hours before re-application is needed. I also want to point out the slightly odd shaped applicator, I wasn’t sure what to make of this at first! It actually does a good job of evenly applying the product – those who use liquid lipsticks will know that application can be a tricky business!
So there we have it. What a fantastic collection! If you haven’t tried Kiko cosmetics before I highly recommend you take a look at their site. They also currently have an offer on where you can get a free Matte Muse Lipstick when you purchase three other items from the Midnight Siren collection!
I hope you enjoyed my post xxx
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