I’m definitely on a bit of a Kiko trip at the moment, the brand has really caught my eye and the products I’ve played with to date have left me impressed. Have a read of my Kiko product picks post to see a few of the bits from the main collection I’ve been loving. As for this post, it’s all about the Kiko Boulevard Rock collection – which according to these products is all about bronzed skin, glossy red lips and bright blue liner… An eclectic look if all together, but each individual product is worth a closer peek – with some real winners in there.
Going from left to right on the swatches above we have… the bronzer – a really pretty shade with the perfect amount of sheen for a glow, but not a shimmer. Looks darker in the pan than it does on the skin. Then there’s the bright aqua liner – not a subtle colour, but a pretty one for Summer. I can see this suiting brown-eyed girls really nicely. Then there’s the ‘Rock Idol’ lip colour – a sheer shade with a bright pop. Leaves a sheen on the lip, but with a crayon that’s a bit less ‘chubby’ than other products in the range. Then for the eyes there are two shades – both a cream/mousse texture. One is the pale white with a lime-green type of shimmer, then there’s the dark aubergine shade with a purple shimmer. The lime green sheen shade is the most surprising of the two as if you said lime green shimmer on the eyes to me… I’d seriously question your sanity. But it’s really pretty and my favourite of the two! Moral of the story… bust out of that comfort zone and try things you might have judged on a shade name.
My top pick from the collection? The blusher – the combination of gorgeous packaging, pretty denim style embossing (although it does look a lot like a crotch…) and the finish of the powder on the skin. All work together to make a really pretty finish.
Also in the range is a gorgeous blusher shade in a similar style to the palette and a shadow palette with a selection of colours (aquas and turquoise shades in there… my favourites, although maybe not brave enough to wear them on the eyes).
For more information: Kiko Boulevard Rock Collection * (Prices start from £2.50 for the denim nail shade – not shown)