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KIKO: The Wanderlust Collection

This collection is the latest limited edition series from one of my favourite makeup brands Kiko.

The collection’s packaging is designed by ‘futurist designer’, Ross Lovegrove and it’s all based on a beautiful rose gold theme and encompasses the curves of a woman’s body. It looks fantastic – classy and feminine but also very modern and ergonomical.

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There is quite a range of products within the collection, with a couple of familiar products from a previous limited edition collection.

Here is a selection of goodies from the new collection…..

First up is this gorgeous Wanderlust Pochette (£16.90), which is roomier than it looks and makes a fantastic accessory to any outfit. I wore this out for dinner at the weekend and got not one but two compliments!

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Next up is this ridiculously soft and dense Kabuki Brush (£16.90) which is perfect for applying powder and baked brushes. I cannot explain how soft this brush is….it feels amazing on the skin and is just wonderful to use!

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The brush brings me nicely to the Desert Dunes Baked Bronzers (£22.90) which come in 2 shades. The one shown here is 201 – Sienna Melange. These are massive so you get brilliant value for money and they also smell lovely. They are very finely milled, easy to apply and buildable. They contain extremely fine gold shimmer but they are not disco ball at all.

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Another decadent powder product from the collection are the Desert Dunes Trio Baked Blushes  (£16.90) which come in 3 shades. The one shown is 01 Coral Lust. These, like the Bronzers are very finely milled and also have a delicate but yummy scent. The shades can be used indivually or mixed offering a combination of shades. They are easy to apply and blend like a dream and last a decent amount of time on  the skin.

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Another face product is the Sunshine Powder Foundation SPF20 (£15.90) which come in 4 shades. These are said to ideal for normal to combination ski  types and you can apply it wet or dry. Kiko say when used dry it has a semi-matte, light finish and when used with a damp sponge it’s greater coverage. I love that this comes with a mirror and sponge in a separate compartment. I haven’t been able to test this out as the shade I have doesn’t work for me, the one I have is 201 Natural.

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Moving onto eyes there are these duo In the Shade Eyeshadow and Kajals (£9.90) which come in 6 shades. I like the concept of these and they are pigmented and creamy. When worn with primer they are very long wearing with no creasing. My issue with the Kajal end is that it’s too thick and makes it hard to apply a thin line. You are better off taking a liner  brush to the Kajal and applying it that way. These duos come in a combination of shimmer and matte finishes. The ones pictured are 01 – Butter and Taupe and 04 Emerald and Petrol Green.

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The mascara from the collection is the Endless Sky Volume Mascara (£10.90) in a lovely deep black shade. The brush is a great shape and texture, tapered at the end to get to your tiny lashes in the inner corner. This mascara, as the name suggests does give great volume and looks fabulous but unfortunately towards the end of the day this smudges on me and that makes me sad!

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Onto the lips and first up we have some really nice Heatwave Lip Oils  (£10.90) in 3 shades. These are very lightly pigmented and come in 3 different scents, mine is Vanilla but the come in Coconut and Grapefruit too. They are hydrating but thankfully not too sticky. They remind me of the Clarins lip oils but better value for money.

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There are some lovely lipsticks in this collection. The Mirage Lip Stylos (£10.90) offer fantastic pigmentation in a smooth formula. They are creamy and quite long lasting and for me they are amongst the nicest products in this collection. They come in 8 shades and the two shown are 01 Canyon Rose and 08 Lets be Cherry.

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Finally there are these Free Spirit Lips and Cheeks pencils (£9.90) which come in 6 shades. I really like these as they are dual use and great for travel or for popping into your handbag. They are creamy and easy to apply, blending quite well on the cheeks. On the lips they are semi matte and long lasting. They are definitely worth checking out and thankfully come with a sharpener.

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There are other products in this collection that are not shown including a DD cream which looks interesting, highlighting balls and some fragrances –  you can check out the whole collection here!

This collection is one of the nicest Kiko have released for a while and I like that the Blushes,  Bronzers and lip pencils have made a reappearance from old limited edition collections. I absolutely love the packaging, it looks and feels sophisticated and it’s very user friendly.

If you can get to a Kiko store then please do your face a favour and check out this collection. You will not be disappointed! Kiko are rapidly expanding in the UK and now have around 30 stores here, up massively from just a couple 2 years ago. As I love this brand I’m really pleased about that!! One thing I have however noticed is that their prices are creeping up and whilst they offer great products they are not as good value as they used to be.

What do you think of the collection? Does anything tickle your fancy? Drop me a line and let me know!

Thanks for reading :-)

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P.S – this post contains *PR samples, however my reviews are always honest and my thoughts are my own :-) You can trust me on that, but you cant trust me not to steal your blusher if I like it!

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