kiko dark heroine collection
Kiko Loud Night Bronzer*
Kiko Colour Impact Eye Palette*
Kiko Velvet Blush Stick*
Kiki Twinkle Eye Pencil*
Kiko Laser Lacquer*
Kiko Latex Like Lipstick*
I've heard of the brand Kiko Make Up Milao before but I've never actually tried anything out. It's not a well known brand here in the UK but I hear they are quite well known in Europe and other parts of the world. Recently the Dark Heroine collection was sent to me and from inital impressions I had high hopes. The colours looked excellent and I felt the whole collection had a really coherent theme which was right up my street. The Dark Heroine collection is designed for "women of the night" (ooh-er!). Women who are fearless, confident and self assured. Inspired by the night, neo gothic nods and bold colours, this collection promises big bold shades and flashes of colour.
The Loud Night Bronzer is a really nice fine bronzer which feels ultra fine and adds a subtle glow to the face without looking muddy or dark. The mixture of shades really flatters my skintone and gives colour and warmth to my face. My favourite item is the Colour Impact Eye Palette. It's the perfect autumn winter palette with a variety of shimmer and matte shades which can produce a fair few looks. The matte shadows have good colour pay off but can feel slightly chalky (although I find most matte's are a little chalky!) The shimmery shades are all beautiful but do contain a lot of glitter so might not be up everyones street. I really like them though, but they are best used with a sticky base to prevent fall out. The palette actually reminded me quite a lot of something Nars would put out. I especially like the burgundy shade and the glittery neutral shades. The Velvet Blush Stick is nice, but I find the formula a touch chalky after it's dried down doesn't give the best colour pay off (on me it was a very pale pink tone, despite looking peachy in the tube). It applies well, is quite creamy and is very easy to use. The Twinkle Eye Pencil is a soft, blend-able dark brown shade which I really liked, I found it was easy to smoke out and lasted well on my eyes without migrating. It's also self sharpening so no need to have a sharpener on hand! The Kiko Laser Lacquer is a nice blue duo-chrome shade, which isn't up my personal street but I did feel the quality of the polish was there. The Latex Like Lipstick is a really lovely creamy formula which has an almost vinyl finish on the lips. It applies with easy and is opaque in one swipe.
In all I'm very impressed with the colours and the products within the range. With the prices from this collection varying from about £5 for the polish and £17 for the palette I do feel they are slightly overpriced. I do really like the palette but I feel it's not worth the high price tag. There isnt anything wrong with it, I just dont think it's worth that much. Despite that there is nothing I could complain about from this range, I just feel its not as good quality as it could be, but that doesn't make it bad in terms of the actual product.
In London their is a store in Westfields Stratford and their is also one openeing up near &Other Stories just off Regent Street. You can purchase their stuff on their online store at Kiko Cosmetics