Kiko are a brand who never fail to get their collections wrong. Their limited edition ranges have been some of my favourites to try this year and one of their newest is the Asian Touch Capsule Collection. Designed with fashion brand Isa Arfen, the collection is pretty special for capturing eastern cultures and helping to create a true geisha style at home.
The collection itself takes the key components of a geisha style and brings it all together, so you can get the look at home – for less. (Because one thing I love about Kiko is how affordable they always are, and how well their products perform.) The key components of eastern geisha style are a bright and bold lip (usually red) and striking eyes which are heavily defined with liner. So this capsule collection focuses on those two areas.
|Kiko Milano Asian Touch Capsule Collection Matte Lipstick Swatches|
The collection consists of matte liquid lipstick in an oriental style bottle – it’s such a fun design and stands out among all my other lipsticks. There’s three shades – red, plum and black! These all have a light pigmentation so you can build up the level of colour that you would like. The red is my favourite because you can’t go wrong with a good red.
Each lipstick has a matching lip liner for precision lips, and one of my favourite products from Kiko is their lip liners, so I highly recommend that you check these out. Plus they’re only £5.90 each, so well worth investing in.
Then there’s the eye products which have got me swooning. As a huge lover of smokey eyes, the Asian Touch collection has nailed the key components of a good smokey eye. The Cushion Eyeliner is one of my favourites of the entire collection – it’s so easy to use and provides amazing coverage. It’s the perfect texture for creating both thick and thin lines around the eyes and because it’s a cushion liner, you have complete control on the application – making it the perfect precision.
Then there’s the Eye Pencils which are great too for creating cultured lines around the eyes. I’m a big fan of the nude/flesh coloured one, as well as the black, because together you can create really clear lines that look pretty much perfect. Which isn’t easy for me as I swear my hands are so shaky! Excellent pigmentation and high colour payoff as usual for a Kiko eyeliner too.
All of the pencils in the collection – whether for eyes or lips – have a chopstick style design too, which makes them extremely funky and different from others. The packaging across all the products is also bang on trend for the eastern vibes with minimal design but it’s easy to associate it with a geisha style. I love how the range encourages the extra girlie side of things with a huge touch of classy elegance.
It’s another hit from Kiko. Check out the range here.
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