By Amy Lawrenson
I have long been a huge fan of Italian beauty brand KIKO. I discovered it when I was on holiday in Rome a few years back and would always pick up supplies when in Milan for fashion week. So, I'm ecstatic that there is now a store on Regent Street a stone's throw from ELLE HQ and shopping mecca Oxford Circus (just in time for Christmas).
There are three key reasons I love this brand:
1) It's affordable, at the store this morning I spied nail polishes for as little as £2.50.
2) The quality of the products belies their price tag. I am yet to try a KIKO product that disappoints.
3) There are literally HUNDREDS of products to choose from; overwhelmingly so.
Since there is an incomprehensible number of make-up, skincare and fragrance finds I wanted to share my favourite picks:
Beauty Twin Set in Neon Green or Pink, £8.90 each
Use these as make-up bags or how about as a clutch on a night out. Now that's a multi-tasker.
Skin Trainer Anti-Spot, £22.90
I love this serum, it keeps my usually temperamental skin in check.
Luscious Cream Lipstick in 501, £6.90
The longest-lastest nude lipstick I've found.
These palettes come in varying sizes so you can create a tailor-made kit.