KIKO Milano | Campus Idol Collection
KIKO Milano's Limited Edition Campus Idol Collection launched early this year sporting minimalistic packaging with bright pops of contrasting colour so mesmerising; you have no idea how much I want to hold onto the packaging - sad Beauty Blogger confession #38. It's no surprise that these are among are some of my favorite picks from the #HBMarchMeet hosted by local restaurant, Al Porto and a few of my favourite blogging ladies over the weekend.
My face lit up when fished the Campus Idol Face Brush in Purple* from the depths of the goodie bag. As it is, I'm a huge fan of KIKO's low price, high quality lines but hadn't had the pleasure of testing out their brushes after I made the the rookie mistake of overspending in store and not being able to justify 'just one more' face brush when I had at least four perfectly good - albeit dirty - face brushes at home. It's a makeup mistake I have regretted ever since and I already had it on my list of things to pick up one during next month's shopping trip to Leeds.
I can see the Double Match Lipstick & Lip Liner in Strawberry Pop* becoming a handbag must-have of mine. It's red, multifunctional and the lid-to-packaging click seems sturdy enough to not leave me with a nice red stain on my lining. Has this happened to anyone else with wooden liners or is it just me?! But we'll see how well it wears on the lips tomorrow, when I take it for a test-drive during the 9-5.
Whilst I'm not a huge lipgloss fan on a day-to-day basis - matte simply wears much better - KIKO's Urban Sheen Lipgloss in Glamour Magnolia* is just the right shade of red that it makes me want to be. I'm thinking of pairing this with the Double Match Lipstick to increase the wear-time and I'll be reporting on my social media as to whether I'm a lipgloss convert.
The Pump it Up Volume & Curl Mascara* wins my wand-that-looks-most-like-a-torture-instrument award - you need to go check this out on the KIKO website. I can't wait to see what it does to my lashes and/or how long it takes to impale my eyeball on it. But being the bad beauty blogger that I am, I currently have at least 6 open mascaras - blame the lashtastic releases by Benefit and Too Faced - which I'll be working my way through before opening it - honest.
You can shop the collection at KIKO's website where there is currently 30% off and free express shipping until the 10th March.