Sunday Swatches: Kiko Modern Tribes Collection

Sunday, 26 April 2015

I cannot believe it's been a month already since my last blog post, but alas I'm back after a busy month with a review of the new Kiko Modern Tribes Limited Edition Summer Collection.

As you know, Kiko is one of my top ranked brands that I absolutely love; they're priced between drugstore and high end and have amazing dupes for high end and even premium brands a lot of the time for a fraction of the price; if you haven't tried Kiko by now, my posts should have you questioning why!

I was kindly sent a few items from the new Modern Tribes collection (all in luxurious feeling thick cardboard outer packaging) and I've chosen my personal favourites to review below.

Modern Tribe Face Brush
Up until now, I have been religiously using my Illamasqua Blush Up Brush for contouring along with a softer natural brush to blend; if I have more time I will use a further brush for blush application and another brush for applying highlighter to the tops of my cheeks.
This brush has now replaced all 4 of these brushes as it does the contouring, blush, highlighting and blending all in one (when used in conjunction with the Modern Tribes Tri-Bal Soul Baked Blush (reviewed next).
First and foremost, this brush caught my eye straight away for numerous aesthetic reasons:
1) the dark brown wooden handle paired with the brushed gold makes it look uber luxurious 
2) the ergonomic shape of the brush - I knew straight away this would be great for contouring
3) the brush is so dense with super soft synthetic hairs, it literally feels like rubbing a fluffy animal against your skin (if that's your kind of thing!)

Price: The Modern Tribe Face Brush is priced at £14.90, a fraction of the price of my usual face brushes but in no way lacking in usefulness. 

FrootiFactor: My only qualms with this brush is that it's slightly on the larger side for my face; I would recommed this for longer faces as the brush when used vertically/at an angle can cover quite a big surface area, but nothing a foundation brush cant fix from the bottom.
My other qualm is that it's best used with the Tri-Bal Soul Baked Blush (which is also limited edition) so I'm going to need to stock up on another blush if I'm going to use this daily!
However, out of 5 I would still give this brush a 4.5 as it means cutting FOUR brushes into one, and for a mum on the run it's perfect!

Tri-bal Soul Baked Blush  
This blush is more of an all-in-one contour, blush and highlight for me that I've been using every day since I got it, in conjunction with the Modern Tribe Face Brush of course!
These blushes come in three shades, I got the shade "02 Mysterious Earth".

Packaging: The blush is dome shaped and fits perfectly with the Modern Tribe Face Brush. The actual packaging is wooden with a mirror inside the lid and magnetic bits that help the blush and lid stick together (just mind your fingers!) 
Colour & Pigmentation: This "Mysterious Earth" shade has a bronzer type shade at the bottom, a peachy toned pink blush in the middle and a champagne pink type highlighting colour at the top. Pigmentation-wise, they're pretty pigmented pigmented!
Texture: Baked powder.
Longevity: I personally find powder blushes to last long, baked powder blushes somehow last a little longer still.
Scent: A lot of Kiko blushes have a pretty sweet smell, this one smells of vanilla which I personally love.
Price: At £14.90, it's pretty decently priced, considering it's a bronzer, blush and highlighter in one!

FrootiFactor: I personally think this is the best shade of the three available as it is an all in one type blush and best suited to my skin however I do love the scent and would be interested to swatch the coral shade to see how it would look for Summer.
I give this blush a 4.0 as the packaging is slightly chunky to carry and can catch a finger if not careful!

I haven't had the chance to try out the other products just yet but I love the look of the Free Spirit Lips And Cheeks Jumbo Pencil (shade 04 Typical Dahlia pictured above) as well as the luxurious looking Dawn To Dusk Volume Mascara, but I'm waiting to finish my current mountain of mascaras before I try this one!

More products from the collection can be viewed below, aside from the chunkiness of the bronzer and blush packaging, I do love the wooden brown-gold tribal theme!

The Modern Tribes collection can be bought online or in stores in both Westfields and Regent Street.

Which products have caught your eyes? Will you be buying anything from this collection before it sells out? 
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  1. Awesome review but that brush is weird looking lol x

    1. haha it definitely is an odd shape but so great for contouring! <3


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