Although I love the bright shades we all turn to in summer, I'm always more confident with the shades akin to winter and the fall collections are really pulling out all the stops this year! One collection in particular that I am really enjoying, is the KIKO Daring Game Limited Edition Fall Collection*. Inspired by beautiful Bond Girls, it's a sophisticated collection with stand-out packaging and shades to suit any complexion or preference.
My favourite piece from the collection is the Radiant Honey Golden Game Sculpting Powder (£15.90) which also happens to be my favourite packaging of the collection - the casing is white and silver, designed to look like a pack of playing cards with an detailed club design on both outer casing, as well as embossed onto the product. It contains three shades; a stunning pearly golden highlighter with a flattering shimmer finish, alongside two contour shades, both red toned and both fairly sutble for contour shades, so should work well with a variety of complexions. With a buttery soft powder formula, they're super easy to apply and blend and alongside the handy compact mirror inside, it makes contouring and highlighting on the go a breeze!
KIKO have definitely got lips covered with this collection, which includes 6 lipsticks with 6 accompanying lip pencils that match each lipstick shade. I've been trying out the Piquant Fire Red Demi Mat Ace of Diamond Lipstick (£7.90), alongside the accompanying Piquant Fire Ace of Diamond Red Lip Pencil (£5.90). First of all I have to say, I love that the lipsticks and lip pencils match. How many times have you had the perfect lipstick, but struggled to find a lip liner to match? Love that KIKO have made perfect lips so easy! The liner comes in super slim twist-up packaging, and with a creamy formula and precise design, it effortlessly lines and blends. Presented in gorgeous gold casing, the lipstick is light-weight with a creamy formula that glides on in a flash. A stunning true, deep red, both products have intense pigmentation and impressive longevity.
I am seriously into liners right now and I love the Mystery Smoky Eye Pencil (£6.90) in Powerful Burgundy and Seductive Emerald. A really deep burgundy with the finest opalescent shimmer and the most perfect autumn shade, I'll definitely be getting my use out of Powerful Burgundy. Seductive Emerald is actually one of the most gorgeous liners I've ever tried, as well as one of the most beautiful shades I've probably ever seen. A bright sparkling emerald with just the right amount of fine glitter, I am smitten.
If classic black is more your thing, then the All-In Maker and Kajal (£9.90) might be just the product you're looking for. A dual-ended liner which features an eyeliner pen alongside a tapered tip kajal, both products are jet black with fantastic formulas that make application super easy. The eyeliner pen is my favourite of the two, it effortlessly creates a precise line.
If you love quick and easy eyes, you'll love the Colour-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadow Pencil (£7.90) range which includes 10 autumn-perfect shades. I've been trying out Sinuous Shell and Mysterious Acai. Both are beautiful, and with the right application can really create a truly stand-out look. Creamy in formula, they apply with intense pigmentation and the shades are stunning; a beautiful neutral nude with pale pink undertones and a seriously stunning deep violet purple. Both have gorgeous fine iridescent glitter, with pretty good lasting-power.
Keeping nails hot this fall, KIKO have the Gloss Effect Poker Nail Lacquer (£6.90) range with six super pretty shades that have a lovely demi-gloss finish. Exclusive Blue is a true electric blue, whilst Irresistible Orchid is a bright dolly pink. The formula is lovely, streak-free and just two coats provides an intense, opaque finish.
Last but not least, the only product from the collection that I wanted to love, but didn't quite get along with, The Daring Game Face Brush (£15.90) is possibly one of the softest brushes I've ever come across, designed for face powder products such as blush, bronze and highlight. I love the design and shape of the brush - it really stands out from the normal brushes in my stash, but I just find it impossible to blend products and I really can't get the hang of this one!
The Daring Game collection is perfect for anyone who loves autumn shades, whilst still loving a pop of bright, daring colour and finishes which stand-out. The packaging is so fun and funky, I love the formula of the products, super easy to work with, and at budget-friendly prices, you really can't go wrong! Will you be daring enough to try anything from the new collection?
*This post contains a PR sample, for more info please check out my Disclaimer.