The When I saw the new Summer Trend collection from Kiko, it made me think of adventures in faraway lands – Aqua oceans, fluorescent flowers, and sun-kissed holiday skin which glows like the sunset. Seriously, this collection has everything you need for your summer vacation… And even if you stay in the city, you can still look like you’ve jumped of the plane straight from Tulum.
First of all let’s talk about the packaging. The lightweight rose gold design was created by futurist designer Ross Lovegrove which are like miniature sculptures borrowed from buildings, to mimic the curves of a woman’s body. This instantly recognisable trademark design by the designer is dedicated to those who have a desire for adventure. Therefore, it’s not just pretty to look at, the features such as the magnetic lipstick lids, and the curves of the applicators for a tighter grip, have all been designed to be used on the go.
The makeup itself is everything you need for your summer look. Bronzes with golden and coral accents to highlight and accentuate tans, pink, red and plum lipsticks, and bronze, and Aqua eye makeup.
Here are a few of my favourites
Desert Dune Baked Bronzer £22.90
This bronzer has actually been baked so that its application is super fine and light. It comes in two shades – Warm Melange, and Sienna Melange. It smells like Vanilla and enriched with Jojoba oil so that it doesn’t dry out the skin. It can be used all over the face and more concentrated on the cheeks and nose.
Desert Dunes Trio Baked Blush £16.90
This is also baked and infused with Jojoba oil and available in three shades – Lust Coral, Gypsy Pink, and Impulsive Mauve. The shades can be used individually or blended together to highlight the cheekbones and skin.
Sunshine DD Cream SPF 30 £12.90
This DD cream is the latest evolution in the BB and CC game. It has an SPF and daily defence action for anti agening. Coverage is buildable. Available in 4 shades.
In the Shade Kajal £9.50
These highly pigmented eyeshades can line the eyes or blend to for an eyeshadow or smokey eye. They are soft and stay on all day. They come in 6 colours but my favourite has got to be 03 Turquoise and Pearly Brown.
Mirage Lip Stylo £10.90
The innovative formulas or special waxes and pigments glide on easily and last all day. They are available in 8 shades.
Free Spirit Lips and Cheeks £9.90 and Heatwave Lip Oil £10.90
The Free Spirit Lip and Cheek oil is versatile and brightens the complexion with a healthy glow. For lips it’s buildable, and for cheeks it can be blended easily. The lip oil is a nourishing treatment which leaves lips hydrate and bright. It makes lips glossy but not sticky.
Other products like the Kabuki Face Brush, the rose gold Clutch and the Perfume are also available in the collection.
Available from stores nationwide and Kiko