I'm a sucker for limited edition collections and there's few things I love more than when brands bring out seasonal collections of products and shades perfect for enhancing your features and creating looks that perfectly fit that time of year. The majority of brands who do release seasonal collections are high-end and premium, which can make getting more than one or two products from the collection a very expensive splurge. One brand whose products are far more budget-friendly who does limited edition seasonal collections just as well as the high-end brands, is high-street brand KIKO.
I am a big, big fan of KIKO; every product I've tried from them has been fab, they have a very expansive range of products covering makeup, skincare and body care, as well as having one of the most impressive shade ranges for their products I've ever come across.
The Modern Tribes Summer 2015 Collection is a collection inspired by alluring colours, ancient rituals and tribal symbols. Featuring a delicious selection of limited edition products with insanely beautiful and very stand-out packaging, the collection covers a range of eye, lip and cheek products as well as beauty tools and a variety of bases.
The Modern Tribes collection features 6 shades of Graphic Ritual Kajal Eyeliners ranging from neutral nudes to bold and bright shades and the classic black. I've been trying out two of the bolder brighter shades; 02 Brave Green Nile which is a soft pale green, and 03 Touch Turquoise which is a lovely subtle turquoise. Each has very, very fine shimmer, which is unusual for a pencil eyeliner, but adds a lovely exotic touch. At £5.90 they are incredibly purse-friendly with a soft, creamy formula that applies very easily, amazing colour pay-off - the only downside is the lasting power. These beauties don't set very well and so can fade and smudge throughout the day.
Also for eyes is the Dawn to Dusk Volume Mascara, which is a black mascara that offers buildable volume with a creamy formula and shiny finish. The wand on this mascara makes it great for reaching even the smallest of lashes, creating volume from root to tip for an intense black lash look. Presented in a gold traditional mascara tube, it costs £8.90.
Boy am I a sucker for a beautiful bronzer, and the Essential Maxi Baked Bronzer have me swooning as soon as I saw it. I adore baked products and the Maxi Bronzer is beautifully designed with the traditional look of a baked product, presented in a wooden box with a lid that lifts off completely, with a pretty big mirror inside as an added bonus. Available in two shades, I've been trying the lighter of the two; Warm Melange. A lovely warm bronze, it has a subtle and incredibly fine shimmer look to it but once blended it the shimmer is almost non-existent, meaning this is perfect for a bronzer to warm the complexion. One of the more pricier products in the Modern Tribes collection at £17.90, but it's absolutely huge so set to last quite a while!
Lovely for applying the Maxi Bronzer as well as great for applying powder products in general, is the Modern Tribe Face Brush. With an ergonomic shape and dense bristles, it has a lovely dark wooden handle with golden top that has a very tribal feel to it, and is probably one of the most beautiful brushes in my collection. At £14.90 it's not bad for an individual brush and I find the shape of the bristles makes it perfectly for blending for an even finish.
Last but not least, I am completely smitten with the Free Spirit Lips & Cheeks Lipstick and Blush Pencil range, which includes 6 beautiful shades from warming nudes to super pretty peaches and pinks and a good old classic red. A multi-functional jumbo lipstick and blush pencil, they deliver radiant matte colour with a creamy formula that is easy to apply and even easier to blend. I've been trying out 01 Hearty Peach which is a touch pale for me as a lipstick but makes the most perfect neutral peachy nude blush, and 05 Unique Camellia which is a beautiful warm berry that works perfectly against my complexion for both lips and cheeks. These are so purse-friendly, just £8.90 each, and come with their own jumbo-pencil sharpeners.
Will you be checking out the KIKO Modern Tribes Summer 2015 Collection?
Available at www.kikocosmetics.co.uk.
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