I was very excited to spot the newest collection by KIKO Milano in store! The Neo Noir Collection for Fall 2016 is beyond beautiful and features a huge amount of products and among my picks from it there is a KIKO Divine Tone Face Serum aimed to protect your skin from everyday damage and pollution.
KIKO Milano Divine Tone Face Serum ($25.00) – Moisturizing face serum: protects the skin from everyday damage and pollution. An avant-garde formula to hydrate the skin, protecting it from external stress. The skin appears soft and smooth in one simple step. The silk serum is easily absorbed and feels wonderful on the skin.
The serum comes in an actual heavy glass bottle in the amount of 40 ml or 1.35 fl. oz. The packaging is created by a renowned designer Ross Lovegrove and looks very stylish, edgy. It is a beautiful product to keep on your vanity and it is very convenient to use as it has a pump. ‘The airless bottle preserves the serum‘. According to the official website, Divine Tone is dermatologically tested and is ideal for using before makeup application. It is non-comedogenic and paraben-free.
I was instantly drawn to this serum because it looks very intriguing in the bottle as it contains a ton of finely milled specks of gold. Divine Tone comes in two shades – Light to Medium and Medium to Dark. As I have a light skin I obviously went for the first option. The shade Light to Medium has a light peachy color with pink undertones and a ton of ultra finely milled golden shimmer. The serum has a very delicate and pleasant perfumery scent that does linger a bit on the skin and has somewhat creamy-gelish consistency. It does actually remind me quite a lot of the NARS Illuminators as of the effect they both provide and it does look a lot like NARS Hot Sand when applied to the skin.
But at the same time it differs from NARS Illuminators formula-wise. KIKO Milano Divine Tone is definitely more of a serum than a highlighter though it gives your skin quite a highlighted look as seen on the photos above. It also reminds me of the Becca Backlight Priming Filter as it gives your skin the same hidden luminous glow. You actually need two or three pumps for your whole face and it definitely peeks through your liquid foundation even if it is almost full-coverage.
I personally really like KIKO Divine Tone for a numerous reasons. It is a face serum and as a result it adds moisture to my skin so I can use it right after the toner instead of a face cream. The luminous effect it gives your skin is quite beautiful in real life, is visible with the foundation on and can also be used alone without it being too shimmery. It does not cause my skin to break out though my skin is quite sensitive and it evens your skin tone due its colored base. It acts as an amazing makeup primer for me as it prevents my forehead from getting oily and does not dry out my cheeks as I have a combination skin. My foundations tend to last 2-3 hours longer when used of this serum. Overall, it is a winner for me and I would love to see it as a member of permanent line.
KIKO Divine Tone is a limited edition item and is currently available all over the world in KIKO stores and online. If you always wanted to try Becca Backlight Priming Filter but never got around to purchasing it, or you liked NARS Hot Sand Illuminator but missed it – I totally suggest giving KIKO Divine Tone a try – you will end up loving it!
Please share your thoughts on this serum if you tried it!
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