When Kiko Milano first announced this collection I was so excited to get my hands on it.
I loved the elegant styling of the brushes and the colours that they developed for these products. Luckily, here in Aberdeen we have a Kiko Milano store so I could go in and swatch all the different lipsticks, liners and blushes.
The main thing that I instantly loved from this collection was the liquid eyeliner. Now, I wear liquid eyeliner daily. If I ever decide not to wear it, it will probably be because I am trying a new eye shadow that I don’t want to dramatize too much – but I still feel weird without liquid eyeliner on. The liquid eyeliner that they developed comes in a tiny pot and a sponge soaks up the liquid. I knew I had to try it.
Along with the liquid eyeliner, I picked up the Chopstick Brush Kit. These two beautiful brushes sweep the liquid liner on perfectly. I have also used these brushes with the Kiko Milano eye shadows that you can apply on whilst they are wet. The long bristles make it easy for you to apply the liner on in one swipe, and the long thin handles make them feel so elegant and expensive. They were only £10.90 for the two brushes - which I think is fantastic.
When it comes to eye shadows, I used to keep it quite simple. Lately I have been wearing brighter colours and experimenting a little more. I wasn’t that interested in the eye shadow palette from this particular range until I saw it in the flesh. There are two different palettes, each one containing two different shades of eye shadow. The Signature Brown palette looked lovely, but the Graphite Touch palette stole my heart. The black eye shadow has a slight shimmer to it, which is pretty, but the white eye shadow isn’t exactly white. It is holographic… that’s right. HOLO. GRAPHIC! It has a beautiful pearly blue shimmer to it and it is just heaven.
Pencil eyeliner very rarely makes an appearance in my day-to-day make up routine. I tend to only wear pencil eyeliner along my waterline if I have an intense eye shadow colour on just so that my eyes really pop. I loved this pencil because, much like the brushes, it has the chopstick style handle.
Speaking of pencils, I picked up a red lip liner and the red liquid lipstick to match. The pencil is so pigmented and goes on smoothly. It is amazing. The Lipstick is very vibrant and I feel that you could build it up to get a real punch. I loved the applicator for the lipstick, but it felt like it was very smudgy. So be careful when you are wearing it that you don’t end up smudging it across your cheek – for some reason, this happened to me.
Now. If you love pink blush, then you need to get your paws on this liquid squeezy tube of joy. It confused me. When I was in the store I thought it was a lip-gloss until I read the packaging a bit better. You only need the tiniest amount of this product for it to blend in to a beautiful blush. When I first applied it, I looked like one of those vintage rag dolls. Not my finest look. But I was so curious about this product. I don’t feel it was quite right for this range, but it is still a great product. I think it will have to wait until Spring/Summer rolls round before I crack it out again as I got the deepest colour and it is quite bright.
I love having a Kiko Milano store in this city as I think it is such a fun brand. They create collections that are released monthly and they are always beautiful. They think of everything. I once wrote about my first Kiko Haul and you can read about that [here] and you can also read about the launch party I went to in store [here].
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