Discover dazzling beauty treasures for an unforgettable holiday experience

Celebrate the Holiday season with the KIKO MILANO Holiday Gems Collection: a line-up of festive gems bringing a contemporary twist on classic beauty. Shimmering gold and bronze hues look gorgeous alongside rich pops of sapphire blue and ruby red for a look guaranteed to steal any scene. Choose rich pigment and matte and metallic textures that play up eyes and cheeks, with lips and nails adorned with a jewel-like glow. Treat yourself to a look guaranteed to make you feel holiday ready or pick from a range of gifts your friends will be delighted to unwrap and treasure, all packaged in rich emerald green and gold packaging inspired by decorations and ornaments. It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and KIKO is ready to celebrate you!

Step 1: Indulge

Place Starry Eyes Illuminating Mask patches under the eyes letting the hydrogel formula cool and brighten your undereye area. Then start the preparation process early with an indulgent self-care session. Begin by applying a few drops of Glow Elixir to your face for a skin that feels lit from within, letting the serum/primer hybrid deliver a healthy glow. Snap a selfie for Insta then apply Candy Body Butter all over your body, enjoying the light whipped texture and divine fragrance. Your face and body will feel soft and you’ll be ready to build your festive beauty look.

Step 2: Glow

It’s not just the candlelight that’s going to glow this season – skin is full of luminous beauty, too. Start the look by reaching for Sparkle Drops and applying them to your favourite features to add high intensity, dazzling pigment – maybe your collarbones, the tops of your shoulders, the very corners of your eyes or your cupid’s bow. It’s divine! Continue by accentuating cheeks and creating definition with a hint of soft colour, applying the blush end of the Double Shine Blush & Highlighter to the high points of cheeks and smudging highlighter from the opposite end immediately above it, creating light at the tops of your cheekbones. Dust a light layer of Plush Suede Blush on top of the cream pigment to lock in the colour and accentuate the shape of your cheeks, then reach for Shine On Highlighter and do the same thing with the highlighter you’ve applied, adding a light dusting of powder to temples for a modern look that catches the light. Get creative with the Glow Palette and experiment with the radiant gold and nude shades in the quad on eyes or cheeks, picking out the colours that bring out your natural beauty. To finish, use Precious Matte Powder to create a sheer, velvety veil over any areas prone to shine, mattifying and setting them with a low-fi, blurring effect.

Step 3: Intensify

It’s time for an eye look that plays with light and shade for a look guaranteed to attract attention.  Start to use All Over Pearly Crayons: multi-use eye, lip and cheek colour that can be applied as blush, eyeshadow and lipstick. Next, for high impact, apply Infinite Sparkle Eyeshadow across your lower lid, layering the wet-and-dry formula for a look that’s as intense as you dare. Next, choose your level of intensity: blend darker colours from the Gorgeous Eyeshadow Palette for a classic smoky eye or turn up the drama with bold textures and metallic pigments from One In A Million Eyeshadow Palette. Dust onto the lower lids and blend for soft, shimmering colour.  To layer further, accent your eyes with Lasting Duo Eye Pencil, using the dark matte colour end and complementing with a second line of sparkling colour for contrast, or for a 2020 take on the classic flick, reach for Sparkly Eyeliner and draw a graphic line of glittering colour. Complete with a slick of 4D Lash Mascara, to lift, curl and volumize for a false lash effect.

Step 4: Adorn

Dress your lips in rich, tonal colour that’s bursting with impact. For an effortless look and a hint of shine, choose Care & Glow Lip Stylo, which gives shine as well as subtle wash of soft colour, or if you’re keen to make an impression choose Lasting Luxury Matte Lipstick, which delivers lasting, comfortable matte colour release with one stroke. Express yourself with a rich red matched to your skintone and wait while the compliments roll in. If you’re feeling ready to truly dazzle, reach for Diamond Dust Lipstick, which is guaranteed to turn heads. Offering a range of full coverage colours that will adorn your lips with a sparkly, jewel-like finish, it’ll ensure you shine the brightest, no matter the occasion.

Now it’s time to decorate your nails with shades inspired by beautiful, ornate decorations. Apply two coats of Metallic Nail Lacquer in a shade that complements your eyes or lips and layer with a coat of Sparkle Nail Lacquer for a sparkling top coat, or apply the 2-3 coats of Sparkle Nail Lacquer on its own for a super glam glitterball look.

Step 5: Gift

Now your own look is complete, it’s time to choose gifts for your favourite people.

For the girl with the killer gaze, pick up a Diva Eye Kit, bringing together the 2020 Limited Edition Extra Sculpt Mascara and Lasting Precision Automatic Eyeliner And Khol, or Smoky Eye Kit, with two High Pigment Wet & Dry  Eyeshadows and Intense Colour Long Lasting Eyeliner.

For the one with the perfect pout, give a lipstick collection with plenty of opportunity to play. Choose 7 Days of Passion Velvet Set with seven best-selling matte lips shades, Diamond Dust Lipstick Set with three limited edition lipsticks, Timeless Lip Kit with a pairing of 2020 Limited Edition Gossamer Emotion Lipstick and matching Creamy Colour Comfort Lip Liner, or the Mini Lipstick Set with three lip shades in a cute bauble decoration.

For the perfectly polished friend, reach for the Glam Kit or On The Go Chic Kit and pair with Never Without Brushes Kit so you can watch them get busy dreaming up a thousand new looks.

For the friend in need of some downtime, drop a Take The Party Off Cleanse & Chill Kit or a TLC Face Masks Kit to their door and tell them to get ready to relax.

And finally, a gift for you, of course – the KIKO MILANO Advent Calendar. Offering a new beauty surprise every day of the festive season, you’ll be full of cheer and looking gorgeous for the rest of the year. Enjoy!

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