One day, Kiko will release a collection that doesn’t do it for me. However, today is not that day, as I just love everything about the Kiko Campus Idol Collection; it’s such a cute concept, the products are great and wearable and I love the overall theme – so yet again, another winner from Kiko. As usual, it’s a pretty decent sized collection with everything you could need for a multitude of looks. As the name suggests, Campus Idol is a college theme, with pom pom brushes and uniform-inspired packaging. I was sent a few bits to try, so let’s have a look at what I’ve been playing with:
The Urban Sheen Lipglosses are available in six pretty shades, of which I have five. The missing shade is Soft Hydrangea, then the shades above and below are Vibrant Camellia, Glamour Magnolia, Chic Geranium, Dainty Tulip and Fiery Poppy. These are kind of like richly pigmented lipbalms in chubby form, and they really are lovely.
The redder shades are more pigmented and slightly less creamier than the pinker shades, with tend to give a hue of colour rather than a fully opaque finish. These are fun, pretty and fantastic for the price point of £4.90 each – link.
My least favourite of the products I have are the Campus Idol Face Brushes, which are cute and very novel, but I find them too dense for powder and not dense enough for cream, plus they’re very large, so I don’t really have a use for them! I think they’d be ideal for applying shimmer or bronzer to the body, so hopefully they’ll get more of an outing when the weather warms up. They’re available in Purple or Orange and are £14.90 here – link.
The Double Dare Eyeshadow and Liners are a great example of what Kiko do really well – multi-tasking products that are such a great idea – with a creamy eyeshadow at one end and a liner at the other (there’s a lip version available too). This is available in six shades, and the one pictured above and below is the Steel and Anthracite shade. These are £7.90 here – link.
The Pump It Up Volume & Curl Mascara comes with an innovative bush that allows for working into the tiniest lashes as well as the longer, denser and easier to reach ones. I’ve reviewed it in more detail here, and it’s £8.90 here – link.
Without a doubt, my favourite of the collection is the All Stars Face Palette, which contains a trio of face colour – bronzer, highlighter and blusher – in very flattering colours and finishes. It’s actually very much like the bareMinerals The Royal Court Face Trio (review here) which is £25, whereas the All Stars Face Palette is over £10 less at £14.90 here – link.
I’ve just seen on site that it’s available in two colour variants; the one I have is Pretty Rose and the other one available is Beauty Coral. The rest of the Campus Idol Collection includes a lovely little brow palette that appears to contain pretty much everything you could ever need for your brows, a matte shadow palette (so much want!) and a dinky little Pochette – check out the full collection here – link.