Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Review by Lisa VanWilliams
KIKO MILANO is an Italian professional cosmetics brand that has been around since 1997. There are three locations in Connecticut where you can find them: New Haven Yale Campus, Danbury Mall, & Trumbull Mall. I stopped in on the Yale New Haven location and the stores are serious enough to compete with any Sephora or Ulta. They have over 1,200 really affordable products to pick and sample from. It's overwhelming and as a true makeup hoarder, I want to try everything. The KIKO girls are quick to offer assistance or answer any questions on any of the items.

KIKO MILANO sent me some of their newest limited edition collection called "THE ARTIST" to check out for myself and give you the low down.

The Glacial Light Soft Sifter Foundation ($15) is very lightweight and provided light coverage. It has a great design and the top to the foundation secures it tightly so that no leaks happen if the case is tipped. I used the Artist Foundation Face Brush ($15) to apply the foundation. The brush is really nice, great color, the bristles are made from soft synthetic fibers. It did a good job on coverage with the brush, then I evened it out with my blender.

The Fine Art Eye Pencil ($7) is triangular shaped pencil. I tried the Stylish Ebony which is a medium brown color. The eyeliner needs to be applied again after 4 hours. Not great for longevity & smudging.

The Signature Eyemarker ($8) in black is my pick of the bunch. Cat eyes made easy for the beginner! Long-lasting, smudge proof, quick drying, no crumbling and the spatula tip applicator is easy to work with.

The Artist Stroke Mineral Loose Eyeshadow ($8) is really nice. They have 6 great colors to pick from in the "The Artist" Collection. I tried the Masterpiece Green which a great shade of emerald green. I used it just above my eyelids and used the Signature Eyemarker over it for a dramatic look.

Lastly, I tried the Colour Click Lipstick ($8) in Impressionista Red which is a great Gwen Stefani red lip popping color. Any cloudy day will surely be brightened by this little eye catcher. This also comes in 6 colors to pick from in the collection.

To find out more about KIKO MILANO, and view all of the products they have available, please go to:

To find a location near you, please go to:

Here are some pictures of the Yale Campus store:

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