Makeup collections are rarely innovative or push the boundaries; we’re so used to seeing the same old coral and bronze combo for summer, followed a few months later with a sultry smokey eye for Christmas. Very rarely am I instantly wowed by a concept or idea that simply hasn’t been done before, but that’s what happened when I opened the newest offering from Kiko Cosmetics. Their ‘Daring Game’ collection put a massive smile on my face and left me feeling like booking a trip to Vegas; it’s fun, clever, innovative and quite simply like something I’ve never seen. It may include some super cute palettes, nail polish shades, eyeliners, lipstick and chunky crayons, but it’s the details and sheer quality that makes it worth rushing out to by.
The statement piece of the collection is definitely the Golden Game Sculpting Bronzer, which is packaged in a case that looks like an old school card holder. The bronzer and highlighter duo feature the most beautiful embossed design, which is almost too good to use… Almost, because the delicate shades are beautiful on the skin and perfect for Autumn. In addition, the ‘Poker’ nail lacquer is available in six different shades, all being stamped with dots that make them look like the side of a dice – simple, effective and incredibly clever. Even the eyeliners are a little bit special, being housed in a golden case that can be removed to reveal the colour underneath; they’re so luxurious that they feel too good to apply, but incredibly will only set you back £6.90 each.
I’m in love with the brightly coloured statement red of the lip liner and lipstick duo, as well as the chunky long-lasting eyeshadow sticks which provide a serious colour result in only one stroke. I adore the dark purple shade for a slightly different take on a smokey eye, with the golden tone being used to frame and highlight; the addition of subtle shimmer makes them both appropriate for the festive season too. Although the entire collection is bold, bright and offers contrasting hues (we’re talking red, blue, turquoise, purple and much more,) it’s pretty amazing quality for the price and definitely offers something totally different to the norm. Kiko Cosmetics are definitley continuing to bring fab quality and fun products to the high street, all wrapped up in a unique story – I just can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeve next.
The ‘Daring Game’ collection is available online and in Kiko stores, with prices starting from £6.90. Check out the entire collection here.