KIKO stocks a diverse range of skincare, nail polish and make up, namely those infamous eye shadow sticks.

Upon it's recent arrival to Oxford, I was drawn to the lip products. Naturally, like a magpie, I gravitated towards the reds, before reminding myself, do you really need another? Probably not.

Straying to the darker hues, I picked up an Ultra Glossy Stylo lipstick in 812 and Smart Lip pencil in 711 to match. Personally preferring a matte formula, I chose the berry shades with my mum in mind. I also purchased the Lip Balm with SPF15. However, fancy packaging aside, save your pennies. Besides softening the lips a little, it doesn't do a great deal else. 

After swatching and wear, the star of the trio is definitely the Smart Lip pencil: pigmented, even on the softest application, not to mention the array of shades and formulas available.

Have you tried any KIKO Milano cosmetics?