Despite the rain, summer is literally just around the corner, or so I’m told. If you’re switching up your makeup for the brighter days that are bound to be, then take a look at KIKO’s offering and I’ll bet you’ll be hooked.
I’ve already waxed lyrical about the incredibly long-lasting waterproof liquid eyeliners here, and now it’s time to lust after the beautiful bronzer and blusher that forms part of the Life In Rio summer collection. And before we even start, let’s just take a moment to check out the beautiful packaging…sigh! The huge (and I mean ginormous!) Essential Bronzer (available in three shades) has just the right mix of bronze tones to liven up dull tired skin in need of a ray or two. Grab yourself a big fully brush and sweep it over the upper edge of the forehead, over the cheekbones and down the nose to mimic the flattering effects of the sun. And don’t even get me started on the beautiful blusher! Half mini-bronzer, half peachy-pinky-golden blusher, the Sun Lovers Blush (available in four colour ways) is another case of sweep a big brush over the two halves to get the full effect. I’m quite partial to using this as an eyeshadow duo too; if I can get something to multi-task, you can bet I’ll be first in line!
If you’re in the market for a new brush or two, may I suggest the Life In Rio LE Dual Ended Brush – the flat end is perfect for applying liquid foundation (although I tend to prefer a buffing brush, but hey, that’s just me). It’s the other end that has me really excited! Perfectly precision cut to make sculpting the face a doodle – and let’s face it, we’re all into a little bit of sculpting, aren’t we?
Essential Bronzer, Limited Edition, £16.90, here
Sun Lovers Blush, Limited Edition, £14.90, here
Life in Rio Face Brush Duo, £16.90, here