KIKO 100 Cookie & 102 Natural Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 100 Cookie Soft Touch Blush

KIKO Soft Touch Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is supposed to be a “radiant and highly pigmented blush” with “long lasting colour.” It’s a powder blush that has a thinner, fairly smooth, blendable texture that ranges from semi-opaque to mostly opaque coverage. Most shades are matte to satin with the more matte shades still having a natural-looking finish to them (not flat or dry-looking applied). The wear has varied from six to eight hours depending on the shade.

Per readers comments, it appears these have been discontinued in some countries, though all shades except one appear to be available on the U.S. website. (It’s hard to tell if they’re just on sale, as they’re presently available for $3.90 a pop instead of $12, or if they are discounted to move, as I have seen KIKO do 30-50% off before.) I wasn’t intending to review these back-to-back but will be doing my best to get reviews out quickly in light of seeming to be discontinued. Readers have said the replacement is the Shade Fusion Trio Blush (which I haven’t tried, so I don’t know anything about), which would sure be a bummer, since it is more expensive and a trio of shades, so it is different enough that it doesn’t seem like a true replacement to me (boo!).

KIKO 100 Cookie Soft Touch Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark, caramel brown with warm, yellow-orange tones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that applied evenly to the skin. This shade wore for seven hours on me before fading. Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Lo-Fi (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $65.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Refined Golden (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Silvana (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Sunset (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Moyen Brunettes (05) (LE, $75.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Bronzer (LE, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). LORAC Unapologetic (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

KIKO 102 Natural Pink Soft Touch Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that was easily diffused to sheerer coverage, if desired, as it was very blendable. The texture is thin, smooth but not dusty or powdery. It wore for seven hours on me before fading. Urban Decay Strip Blush (P) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Between the Sheets (P, $8.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Melba (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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KIKO Soft Touch Blush 100 Cookie
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
87%
KIKO Soft Touch Blush 102 Natural Pink
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
86%

Community Faves | February 7th through February 13th

Here’s a look at our community’s favorites from the past week! :) Any new favorites that you discovered this week?

Most Loved Products

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01. Make Up For Ever ME930 Black Purple

Make Up For Ever ME930 Black Purple Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a rich, blackened purple with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. Read full review.

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02. Make Up For Ever I544 Pink Granite

I544 Pink Granite is a medium-dark, warm-toned taupe with a pearly sheen. The color payoff was fully opaque, while the texture was smooth, blendable, and cream-like. Read full review.

A

03. Make Up For Ever D236 Lagoon Blue

D236 Lagoon Blue is a bright, medium-dark bluish-teal with cool undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. Read full review.

Most Wanted Products

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01. Make Up For Ever ME930 Black Purple

Make Up For Ever ME930 Black Purple Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a rich, blackened purple with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. Read full review.

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02. Make Up For Ever I544 Pink Granite

I544 Pink Granite is a medium-dark, warm-toned taupe with a pearly sheen. The color payoff was fully opaque, while the texture was smooth, blendable, and cream-like. Read full review.

B+

03. MAC Phloof!

Phloof! is described as a "frosted off-white [with a Frost finish]." Read full review.

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Anastasia Icy, Mermaid, Midnight, Rosette Eyeshadows

Anastasia Icy Eyeshadow

Anastasia Icy Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is an icy, bluish silver with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage with a really dense consistency–it felt a little cream-like, but it was firm enough that getting pigmentation out of it was harder. The color was buildable to opaque coverage in two to three layers. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. NYX Tin (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #1 (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Moonshine (LE) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #6 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Vivacious Maguari (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Static Age (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Shellshock (LE, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sephora Collection Iridescent Shell (110) (LE, $13.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Mermaid Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a blackened teal with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had so-so color payoff–not nearly as intense as it appeared in the pan–with a blendable consistency that ran a little dry. On me, the color lasted for seven and a half hours. Colour Pop Rhinestone (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Hijack (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #7 (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Blue Noir (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Emerald Dusk (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Collection Midnight Swim (16) (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Sex & the Oyster (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Midnight Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is an intense, deep black with silver sparkle. The texture was really dense and cream-like, which gave the sparkle something to bind with, so there was a lot less fall out over time and more of the sparkle was noticeable on the lid from the get-go. This shade started to crease after eight hours of wear. Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Mirifique (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Indigo (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm, coppery undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a cream-like, buttery texture that blended beautifully and adhered well to bare skin. The color wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Brazenly (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Heritage Rouge (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Hidden Motive (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Underhand (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Mauve Over (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (80% similar). Stila Sangria (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Eyeshadow Icy
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
80%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Mermaid
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Midnight
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
94%
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Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss for Spring 2016

Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss
Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss


More than just a gloss, Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss is a lip plumper and gloss all in one. This hydrating plumper produces a natural volume effect instantly and day after day. Bursting with hyaluronic acid spheres that capture and retain the surrounding water, its formula seems to quench lips, leaving them full and lastingly moisturized. With 70% mirror-shine stretch oils, Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss glides smoothly over the lips to create a spectacular glossy effect with a film so fine and comfortable you almost forget it’s there.

18 addictive colours, created by Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, and adjusted shade by shade to stand out as true fashion statements, with three different shine effects to choose from:

  • Sparkling: Colour with a high concentration of glitter
  • Iridescent: Colour that radiates with fine, contrasting pearlescent pigments
  • Watery: Clear, pure colour

Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss boasts a new, crystal-handled applicator that maximizes the glossy result and deposits the perfect dose on lips for greater precision of application, as easy and intuitive as ever. Apply Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss to your heart’s desire for sheer, fresh colour and ultra-glossy lips with faceted shine. For brighter, bolder makeup, apply in touches over a matching shade of Dior Addict Lipstick.

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We did our big celebration on Friday night, and I wore a gold/bronze eye with a little plum paired with a deep reddish-brown matte lip. We usually get brunch on Sundays, but we usually head out pretty early and I end up doing makeup when I get home (also, so I can save myself a little embarrassment of not having two totally different eyes on in public, ha ha).
-- Christine

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