Earlier this year I was introduced to Kiko Milano for the first time, and it was the start of a beautiful friendship. As in: we’re friends and they now regularly help me to beautify myself! Trying their products for the first time was something I put off for too long, and since using their Trend Collection, I’ve been happily indulging in other bits and pieces of theirs along the way. Most recently, and excitingly the Limited Edition, Neo Noir collection.
If you’ve not checked out the range, you’re going to want to, because it’s the perfect collection for party season. Which is coming up faster than I care to admit! With an exclusive design by Ross Lovegrove, Neo Noir is sultry, sexy and perfect for dazzling and standing out from the crowd.
Spoiled for choice with the collection including eyeshadow palettes, enriched blushers, bronzers and a seriously cute pochette, the range was difficult for me to streamline and pick my top three pieces. But after much deliberating (and pouting as I tried the lippies) I’ve managed to narrow down my absolute favourites. So if you’re going to indulge in something from the collection, make sure it’s one of these…
A volume effect lipstick, this rich lipstick is perfect for autumn. I’ve been using shade 04 Theoretical Burgundy which is more of a dark brown colour, than a burgundy, and it’s bang on trend right now. Brown, rich lip colour has been all over the catwalk recently and I’d been desperate to try out a tone to match the season, and the Enigma lipstick is perfect for that.
Darker than I’d usually wear, I stepped out of my comfort zone. The colour has a nice glossy finish, which suits me perfectly because if it was matte then I’d be daunted. But the glossy finish is perfect for a slick of elegance that looks great during the evening. The colour payoff is bold and deep, the texture is rich and the finish is glossy. It’s a great all-rounder for autumn and winter. But if dark brown isn’t your shade, there are eight others to choose from.
Enigma Lip Liner
I couldn’t very well have the lipstick in my top picks without the matching lip liner, now could I? The Enigma Lip Liner is highly pigmented with a rich colour payoff that matches the lipstick. It blends easily and glides on smoothly for a quick and effortless application.
The colour itself perfectly matches the lipstick (my chosen shade is 03 Graphic Mauve) meaning it gives the lined lip appearance of a perfect pout. And there’s eight matching shades for the lipsticks too.
Sparkling Trail Eyeshadow
I love a good chubby stick when it comes to eyeshadows these days. Plus a bit of sparkle is perfect for party season! These chubby sticks are more than shimmery in finish, they’re actually more metallic, which means they’re seriously eye catching when worn.
My top pick is shade 06 Rose Anthracite which is a gorgeous and stunning turquoise with a punch of bold colour, which just so happens to perfectly compliment the Enigma lip shades mentioned above.
The texture itself is creamy and lightweight, and very easy to blend. The pigmentation is great and glossy, and because it’s so creamy I recommend using it without a primer. Also, being a pencil style eyeshadow it’s great for lining the lower lid too for a really bright and eye catching look that’s perfect for party season.
So those are my top three picks, and the goodies I recommend you check out the most if you’re looking for a bold and on-trend look this winter. The Neo Noir Collection is perfect for its edgy and classic takes on party season essentials.
KiKo Milano have done it again and created a fabulous limited edition set that’s just that little bit special.
What do you think on the range? Would you give brown lips a go too?
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