For their 20th Anniversary, Italian cosmetics brand, KIKO MILANO have launched a new collection in collaboration with Superduper Handmade Hats. Celebrating their milestone, Less Is Better
is a capsule collection of nude shades in a beautiful pastel blue and pink packaging.
Look Fresh With KIKO’s Less Is Better Collection
I am soooo ready to pack away my A/W berry shades
in replacement for fresh and lighter shades this Spring – even if it doesn’t look like we’ll get the weather to match (which is standard, really! Not gonna hold my breath!)
It’s more difficult than you think to achieve the flawless no make-up make-up look. It’s like when you shoot a video or photos in black and white and you’d think that it’d be easier than shooting in full colour, but you have to put double the work in to the looks and make-up just for it to show up on screen. I feel that way about nude make-up and the ‘invisible’ look. It’s double the effort (well, it is for me because I don’t have the best of make-up skills!) but when you get it right, it is a beautiful look for the day time.
KIKO’s Less Is Better Collection is limited edition and during the course of this year, they will be launching a different capsule collections to celebrate their 20th birthday, each a collaboration with young, up-and-coming designers. I love that KIKO are giving young designers a platform, it makes things less predictable and more exciting. I can’t wait to see what KIKO have got up their sleeves in the next coming months. But for now, here’s a closer look at the limited edition Less Is Better range.
Eyeshadow Palette* – £11.90
This palette contains a grid of nine nude eyeshadow shades: 3 mattes, 3 metallics and 3 satin finishes. They’re formulated with softening ingredients to make the eyeshadow blend with ease. Isn’t it beautiful?
Cream Blush* – £8.90
This water-based formula cream blush comes in two soft shades, one peach and the other pink – both adds a soft, warm colour to the apples of your cheeks. You can apply the silky mousse with fingers or with a brush. What I like to do with cream blush is dot it on my cheeks and dab over the area to even out the excess. Then I use a stipple brush to blur out the edge.
Fluid Highlighter* – £11.90
This is my favourite product in Less Is Better Collection. Since Lancome discontinued the Fluid Illuminateur (my favourite base product of all time!), I’ve been looking for a dupe to replace but nothing has ever come close. Until now. AND I AM SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS! I might have to stock up before this disappears too (which it will because once it’s sold out, it’s gone forever.)
You can use the delicately pearly, ultra lightweight emulsion on area where you’d normally apply highlighter for a light, soft focus, smoothing appearance.
Matte Lipsticks* – £6.90
Liquid lipstick lovers – this one is for you! It comes in 4 nude shades (so trendy!), Impeccable Rosewood, Essential Rose, Silky Cashmere, and Sensitive Beige. They are a full coverage, matte finish with an easy doe-foot applicator. At £6.90, it’s such a good price for it’s great quality. Admittedly, I’m not the biggest fan of nude lipsticks as it tends to wash me out but I really like the pink toned shades (Impeccable Rosewood and Essential Rose). The other two clash with my yellow complexion.
Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow* – £6.90
Available in 3 nude shades, these handy twist-up eyeshadow sticks are definitely made for people who are on-the-go. They are pigmented, creamy, and waterproof. It claims to be smudge free for 8 hours but I can’t vouch for that as I have monolids and anyone with monolids will know the struggles of getting eye make-up to stay put. That’s not a fault with the product though. They’re really beautiful eyeshadow sticks but I prefer powders.
Have you tried anything from KIKO before and what do you think of their Less Is Better Collection?