A moody and romantic collection is how Kiko have described their Autumn collection which is due for release in September.
The imagery for the collection is very Game of Thrones!
It sounds crazy but the boxes to this collection feel fabulous. They are coated in some sort of matte, soft laminate. It makes the collection feel very luxurious before you have even seen the shades.
The casing inside also reflect this opulence, products are coated in Rose gold (think Charlotte Tilbury). I think you could cover anything in Rose gold and it would look amazing!
The perfecting bronzer (£12.90) is the centre piece for the collection. Soft textured with ultra fine, light reflective pigments. It doesn't have any shimmer but does have a natural satin finish. You need to already have a base tan or naturally have an olive skin tone for this colour to work. It has a terracotta warmth to it which would be too dark on a fair skin. It has a circle of perfecting powder in a lilac which helps correct dullness in the skin.
We have seen a lot of these contour sticks recently. They do make contouring and highlighting much easier as you have a better control over colour placement.
These come as a pair for £9.90. The contour shade is a soft ashy, taupe. The shade is actually really nice, not to orange or too dark. After blending it dries off and lasts well on the skin. The highlighter is a pink pearl. This seemed to go a little patchy on the skin unfortunately.
A good place to start if you are new to contouring and at a really affordable price.
We have two of the pencils from the collection. One is a flesh toned pencil which would suit a medium to olive skin tone. It has quite a peach undertone so would compliment a blue eye well. It has a thick, creamy texture and lasted well in the water line of the eye. Don't twist it up too far though as it breaks easily. This pencil was £5.90.
The other pencil is a cherry coloured lip pencil in No 5. There are 5 other colours available in this liner. Twist up application so it does have a more rounded tip rather than a fine precise line. Feels very comfortable on the lip. The lip liners are £4.90 each.
The lipstick in No6 fits well with the liner. The texture of the lipstick is gorgeous. Full bodied, rich, moisturising and has a soft sheen. This shade is beautiful and such a good price at £6.90.
|Liner in 05 and Lipstick in 06|
The eye shadows in the collection are metallic pressed powders. We have the shade in 02 which is metallic silver/pink. Not really a colour we would wear but the pigment is good, zero drop down and it blends really well. They are £9.90 each.
Rebel Romantic will be available in Kiko stores and online at www.kikocosmetics.com