Let's face it, strolling the streets of Europe can at times be intimidating, and with the local bronzed beauties walking by you could be forgiven for thinking you'd somehow stepped onto a catwalk rather than some small cobbled alley. With all the travel pics and parties on the agenda, everyone wants to look their best, and that's exactly where Kiko Milano comes in...an Italian cosmetics company that is a godsend for any traveller in need of a quick touch up that won't break the budget!
Kiko Make Up Milano is a relatively new brand of professional cosmetics that features a range of cutting-edge makeup, face and body treatments sure to meet the beauty requirements of any girl or guy on the go. The range is huge, the prices are low and the quality of products are great (with no animal testing), so it is certainly a store worth visiting if you're in the need of make up, skin care or even just sunscreen. With so much on offer, we thought we'd give you a very quick run down of what you will find at any one of their stores in Spain, Italy, UK, France, Germany and Portugal.
A fave for any female traveller, or just any female, Kiko Milano's range of make-up is unrivalled with everything you could ever need for the face, eyes, lips and hands.The 'Full Protection Stick Foundation' is a great cover-all that boasts SPF 15, so is perfect for the warmer weather, whilst the 'Natural Conclealer' works wonders if you're just after some light coverage to cover a couple of lumps and bumps whilst you sightsee. The 'Creamy Touch Eyeshadow Duos' offer two beautiful colours in one pencil and are perfect for keeping in the handbag. As an eyeshadow pencil they can be quickly and easily applied in any bathroom, train, plane or bus (we've all been there) and coupled with a quick flick of mascara, are all you need for a night at the local club or beach party. The nail polishes are anothe must-have and come in a rainbow of colours for just £2.50ea. With flip-flops as a staple in the travelling wardrobe, the candy colours, pastels and pop-brights are the perfect addition to the make-up bag and look fab against a tan!
Often when we travel the climate can be quite different to what we're used to so some decent skincare is a must! Kiko Milano has everything you will need including make-up wipes, moisturisers, cleaners, eye creams and face masks. You're not going to want to carry too much kit around so we'd suggest you stick with the basics. The 24h Cream is brilliant as it can be worn day or night and provides SPF15. This, coupled with the 'Clean and Tone' is a great morning routine that won't take any more than two minutes. The 'Pure Clean Mini' wipes are also a Contiki fave as these can be thrown in the pack or handbag for a quick 'refresh' during long days.
Suncare is a must when travelling and Kiko Milano has got you covered. The brand has everything from low-protection (SPF 6 - 10), right through to the hard stuff (SPF30-50), so depending on where you're heading you will be able to get your hands on the right stuff for your adventure. The website, www.kikocosmetics.com, has a great chart that gives you an idea of the level of coverage you will need based on your skin type and climate, handy! Kiko Milano also offers an extensive 'after sun' range which includes balms, milk, spray, masks and hair products. The 'after-sun balm' is really good and if used daily will make your tan last for longer - gotta love that.
There you have it, a full run down of Kiko Milano, so that if you find yourself short of products when abroad, you know exactly where to go.