The gorgeous KIKO Neo Noir Collection for Fall 2016 features lots of amazing products: contour palettes and blushes, lipsticks and polishes, eyeshadows and foundations. You can have a full face of makeup using products from this collection only. I was very intrigued to see KIKO come up with a concealer and foundation in one!
KIKO Milano Skin Modernist 2-in-1 Foundation & Concealer ($26.00) – 2-in-1 foundation and concealer for a flawless look that lasts all day long. It evens out the complexion and conceals any imperfections in a single step. The formula is enriched with mimosa tree and rosa arctica extracts. The lightweight texture contains a high quantity of pigments, guaranteeing flawless coverage without clogging the pores. The product features a natural satin finish and is velvety to the touch, leaving the skin feeling wonderful. The wand simplifies the application of the dual-function product. It can be used to spot-conceal flaws and, at the same time, provide a lightweight and smooth base.
KIKO Milano Skin Modernist 2-in-1 Foundation & Concealer comes in a Ross Lovegrove’s designed glass bottle that looks elegant and chic. The amount of product you get is 25 ml or 0.84 fl oz. The cap also works as an application wand that is larger than a usual concealer wand. This foundation is available in 8 shades: Warm Rose 10, Warm Rose 30, Warm Rose 50, Warm Beige 15, Warm Beige 30, Warm Beige 60, Neutral 80 and Warm Beige 150.
I’ve chosen the shade Warm Rose 30 as I already own another KIKO foundation in this particular shade and it is a match to my light skin tone with strong pink undertones. Skin Modernist acts the very same way and appears to be a match as well. You have to apply it with dots or swipes across the skin and then blend. I prefer to blend it with a beauty blender as it goes a bit streaky when applied with a brush. The formula is more on the thicker side and is not as lightweight as advertised. The coverage is buildable from medium to full that makes this foundation look heavier compared to other formulas, though it does not look cakey. It is officially stated that this foundation is ‘suitable for all skin types, especially normal to combination‘. My skin is normal to combination most of the times and this foundation is not the best for such a skin type. Both my forehead and nose get oilier quicker than usual so I supposed it is a better match for those with normal or dry skin, but not for those with oilier skin types. The finish is described as natural satin and I agree with it. It looks quite skin-like once applied and the finish is in-between natural and satin.
Overall, I have mixed feelings about this foundation. On the one hand I like the fuller coverage of it but on the other hand it ends up looking heavy on my skin. Due to its texture this foundation is prone to set into fine lines and accentuate them that I personally don’t like. As a concealer it does not perform the best either – it is too thick to be used under the eyes and too heavy for spot concealing. The coverage is buildable, as I mentioned above, but it is only buildable from medium to full so you cannot apply it sheer or with a light hand. But at the same time, even though it looks heavy you don’t really feel it on your skin, so it’s a bonus. What I really like about this foundation is the finish – satin finish always looks beautiful, I just wish it wouldn’t get shinier with time. This foundation is not a miss neither it is a favorite. If you want to try a KIKO Foundation I would suggest the KIKO Liquid Skin Second Skin Foundation as this particular foundation performs wonderfully and looks natural on the skin.
Have you ever tried KIKO foundations? Which one is your favorite? Have you already tried the Skin Modernist foundation? Share you thoughts and experiences in the comments down below!
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