KIKO's make-up collections since the past few months have been spot on. From pigmentation to presentation, they never fail to make an impact. This Luxurious Collection is quite a universally likeable one in the sense that it's not about fuchsia or neon colours but more about luxury and sophistication. The colour palette used in the collection is muted and neutral yet high gloss and shine to add warmth and light to the face. It's about getting that expensive looking, glossy skin and glistening, shimmering eyes without a splash of obvious colour.
What you need from the collection is the Luxurious Face Brush. With it's pale gold handle, dip dyed brush hairs and uber soft touch, it's all you'll want to use on your face. It makes rest of my brushes feel prickly on the skin and makes me rethink if I really need to invest in new ones, possibly from KIKO? We shall see. My Christmas wish-list hasn't kicked off yet.
The regal looking Precious Illuminating Bronzer is also something you'll need to check out from the collection. Featuring an array of tan shades with a dash of pale lavender splashed in, it's the perfect face brightener for Autumn/Winter. You can use it to lightly add shadows under the cheekbone but sculpting the face isn't it's forte. Use it as a tool to add warmth, colour and radiance to the face, to lift it up when looking sallow or pale. I'd recommend using it as a finishing powder if you're looking for something light-weight with brightening properties that would also add a touch of warmth.
As for the Magnificent Highlighter pen, it's surely not my favourite from the collection. Although packaged beautifully, it oozes out a glittering and shimmering concoction that's tad too strong for my liking. Maybe a great one for photo shoots, Asian weddings and editorial work as it does dry to a demi-matte, satin finish but not something you can slap on your face seconds before leaving home. Makes a stunning brow highlight for the evenings though. Might work on the collarbone and shoulders for the festive season!