How lucky I was to be in Italy just the day the amazing Kiko Wanderlust collection launched?
Well, we get Kiko in UK too but in Italy it's a bit cheaper so the haul was mandatory!
First of all this collection is pure packaging porn.
The genius beyond this curved gold and shiny cases is the designer Ross Lovegrov, known worldwide for his futuristic works.
The collection is quite big, with BB creams, foundations, blushers, bronzers, brushes etc.
Prices are a bit higher than normal Kiko standard but the limited edition collections are normally more expensive than the basic line.
Now, if you are familiar with previous Kiko summer collections, you will notice there are some products that have been kind of repromoted.
The baked bronzers, the multi colour baked blushers, the BB creams and the compact are basically a constant of every summer collection.
I read some negative comments regarding some products reappearing every year but to be honest I did not find this a boring repetition at all.
These products are so good you really want to see them in every year's collection.
The foundations, compacts and the DD creams are sun proof, waterproof, sweat proof and are a must if you can't say no to make up even if you are on the beach.
Last year's BB cream was my holy grail, I could go on all day long with no retouches needed in the hottest days in Italy in August, so welcome Kiko for doing this stuff every single year.
So, here is what I got:
Desert Dunes Baked Bronzer in Warm Melange
I missed last year's one, I was not gonna do the same mistake.
This is one dream of a bronzer.
It blends to an incredibly light and natural fine powder with a very subtle shimmer.
I just pop a tiny bit on my cheekbones for that summery tanned touch.
Later on in the summer I will probably go wild with a kabuki all over my face.
Free Spirit Lips and cheeks pencil in 103 free flamingo
Wow wow wow to this big chunky pencil...and the sharpener that comes with it.
It has got a semi matte finish and this particular shade is a intense cherry red.
Now, I don't really like the idea of using this on my cheeks, I find this particular shade quite hard to blend and dry as a blusher so I will stick to it as a lipstick.
On the lips it's amazing, not sticky or too dry and this red it's just my cup of tea.
Mirage Lip Stylo in fired earth pink 03
In all the sea of matte lipsticks I decided to indulge in this creamy shiny formula.
I went for this brownish-pink just to give my red lips obsession a little break.
I really like it as a natural shade that isn't too "nude".
It's quite comfortable to wear, soft, creamy and the pigmentation is quite intense.
It won't last more than two three hours and won't survive 5 minutes if you eat, but nevermind, it is so beautiful that you will love picking it up from your bag to re-apply it.
Of course, I am not done with this collection at all, but I am waiting for some offers or discounts to buy more.
On the wish list: the brushes, the highlighters and more lipsticks.