Kiko Milano are known for their stunning limited edition collections, just check out my review of the Blending Multicolored Blush from their Summer ‘The Artist’ collection to find out more. Their new fall collection, Neo Noir, is a collaboration with internationally renowned ‘Futurist’ designer Ross Lovegrove. The packaging of each product is beautifully designed to reflect Kiko’s combination of “elegance, sensuality, femininity, freedom and practicality.”
The Neo Noir Collection contains 16 new products including a face serum, foundation, contour palette, blush, highlighter, bronzer, eyeshadow quad, lip liner, lipstick, mascara, nail lacquer and kabuki brush, with prices starting at £5.90. Today I’ll be taking a closer look at their new Enigma Lipstick in 01 Typography Pink, Graphic Gaze Double Eye Marker and Sparkling Trail Eyeshadow in 03 Sensual Burgundy.
Enigma Lipstick in 01 Typography Pink (£11.90/3.5g)
The packaging, although not the most handbag-friendly, is very chic and visually stunning. It’s incredibly chunky and a little heavy, however, this doesn’t make it any more difficult to apply. The lipstick is available in 8 shades and there are matching Enigma Lip Pencils available also. Typography Pink reminds me of my MAC Creme Cup, although it’s a little lighter and more sheer. It contains passion fruit oil and waxes to give a creamy texture, but it smells more like coconut to me. It gives a lovely glossy finish and a slightly more plumped appearance to my lips.
Graphic Gaze Double Eye Marker (£8.90)
Before removing one of the caps off of this dual sided eye marker, I was expecting to find a felt tip liner such as my Kat Von D Tattoo Liner or Rimmel London Scandaleyes liner. Instead I found something much more unique and interesting. Both tips feature an innovative ball shape that allows you to not just create lines and flicks, but dots for more ‘graphic’ makeup looks. I just couldn’t get on with this product at all. I made such a mess trying to line my eyes that I had fix it with my Illamasqua Precision Ink liner. Perhaps someone who is a bit more skilled at applying eyeliner would get along better with this, I’m a complete amateur and this product made it even more difficult. I do love the packaging though, it reminds me of a Dior product.
Sparkling Trail Eyeshadow in 03 Sensual Burgundy (£6.90)
This metallic shimmering eye crayon is so creamy it glides on effortlessly and blends like a dream. This shade is actually more of a chocolaty brown than a burgundy, with a beautiful pearlescent lilac shimmer throughout that sparkles when the light hits it. The shade is perfect for Autumn and doesn’t crease or fade throughout the day. The Sparkling Trail Eyeshadow is available in six shades.
As well as the Neo Noir Collection Kiko have also released the Blush Cocoa Shock Collection this Fall. The range includes four sets of dual matte-finish baked blushes packaged in a cute chocolate bar compact, don’t worry my review is coming very soon and it’s one you won’t want to miss.
The Neo Noir Collection is available now at selected stores and at kikocosmetics.com for a limited time only.
*This post contains gifted items or PR samples.