I feel like I say 'I love KIKO, period' in every, single KIKO Milano post. And there is a very good reason for that. The brand simply never disappoints. I quite frankly do not know how they do it. Perhaps it's all down to having a great product team. Not only do they innovate and push boundaries with every collection, they also ensure that the quality of the products is never compromised. I have hardly come across a KIKO product that looks fantastic baked in the pan and does not translate well.
My unconditional love for the brand aside, say hello to their latest 'futuristic' collection in collaboration with designer Ross Lovegrove, 'Neo Noir'. The packaging is all about multi-dimension and contemporary style. It's not my ultimate favourite compared to what they have brought out in the past but the products make up for it.
The hero here is their 'Graphic Gaze Double Eye Marker'. It has two sides to it and both have a quirky ball shape tip to it. There is a thicker side and a thin side, depending on how 'graphic' you want your liner to be. The thicker side is perfect to create that Sophia Loren kinda look. Don't be fooled by the rounded tip as it is quite capable of creating a neat finish. The thinner rounded tip is perfect for eyeliner rookies like myself. People who have never been able to master the art. Someone who does not wear liner on a daily basis but has those random urges to sport it on days when they literally have a few seconds on hand. Where have you been all my life?
Besides the ingenious product above, I have their 'Divine Tone Moisturising Face Serum' in Medium to Dark, which is perfect for those pale, lacklustre skin days. It instantly slaps on an iridescent sunkissed veil of goodness to the skin. The 'Sparkling Train Eyeshadow' in 06 is a nice little stocking filler and the perfect blue for a quick and easy, festive smoky eye. I am also quite fond of the 'Enigma Lipstick' in Rosetto which is a 90's sort of mauve-ish brown with a satin finish.