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KIKO 106 Beige Rose & 107 Tomato Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 106 Beige Rose Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 106 Beige Rose Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 106 Beige Rose Soft Touch Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium brown with warm, reddish tones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a very smooth, blendable consistency. It wasn’t stiff, but the texture was firmer relative to a lot of the other shades in the range (which tended to be a little powdery in the pan). This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Becca Amaretto (LE, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Douceur (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Blondie (P, $24.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P, $37.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Cantaloupe (P, $22.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Harmony (P, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Black Opal Rose Gold (P, $8.95) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). LORAC Cinematic (P, $23.00) is cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Chaleur (P, $32.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Surratt Beauty La Rosée du Soir (P, $32.00) is lighter (80% similar). Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $45.00) is brighter, darker, more shimmery (80% similar). Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

KIKO 107 Tomato Soft Touch Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark reddish-coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, fairly blendable texture. It could have been easier to apply and diffuse on the skin, but it wasn’t a fight to even it out–fairer skin tones may prefer something more foolproof, though. The color lasted for eight hours on me. NARS Savage (LE, $30.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (DC, $8.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Adobe Brick (LE, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Ex (LE, $5.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Poppy Passion (P, $34.00) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Profond (320) (P, $45.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Guerlain Coral Blush (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is lighter (80% similar). Chanel Intonation (69) (DC, $38.00) is glossier, brighter, lighter (80% similar). Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | 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 Soft Touch Blush 106 Beige Rose
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
KIKO Soft Touch Blush 107 Tomato
107 Tomato
107 Tomato
B

Permanent

8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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KIKO 104 Pastel Pink & 105 Dark Rose Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark, raspberry pink with cool undertones and a soft, frosted finish. (There’s nothing pastel about it!) It swatches and applies darker than it appears in the pan. The texture was soft, fairly smooth, and blendable with a luminous finish that didn’t emphasize pores but had a nice, even glow. This shade wore for eight hours on me before fading. NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Desert Rose (P, $5.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Neolita (P, $37.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Cheerio (P, $8.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

KIKO 105 Dark Rose Soft Touch Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a muted, medium mauve with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to work with and just the tiniest bit powdery in the pan (but it didn’t look powdery applied to my cheeks). The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Tarina Tarantino Neopolitan Lane (P, $25.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Physicians Formula Plum Rose (P, $12.99) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Seduce (P, $28.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Royal (LE, $28.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cashew (P, $24.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is cooler, less shimmery (80% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is warmer (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is lighter (80% similar). Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is warmer, less shimmery (80% similar). Urban Decay Strip Blush (-) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). MAC Baby Don't Go (P, $23.50) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). LORAC Cinematic (P, $23.00) is warmer, less shimmery (80% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). NARS Douceur (P, $30.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | 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 Soft Touch Blush 104 Pastel Pink
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
KIKO Soft Touch Blush 105 Dark Rose
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Milani Red Vino Baked Blush

Milani Red Vino Baked Powder Blush
Milani Red Vino Baked Powder Blush

Milani Red Vino Baked Powder Blush ($7.49 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with warm undertones and gold sparkle. MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Gleeful (P, $27.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Rouge (LE, $45.00) is darker (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is cooler, more shimmery (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose (P, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). Clinique Cola Pop (P, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blush formula is supposed to be “buildable from sheer to vibrant” paired with a “silky” texture. Red Vino had larger, more noticeable sparkle than a lot of the blushes I’ve tried in the range. The texture was thinner, a little drier, and was harder to work with, though it blended out more easily than I expected after swatching. It had buildable coverage from semi-sheer to mostly opaque. There were some noticeable sparkles on the skin, but it was more of a satin sheen overall, once blended in. This shade wore for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

Milani Baked Blush Red Vino
Red Vino
Red Vino
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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KIKO 103 Golden Peach & 111 Classic Rose Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 103 Golden Peach Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 103 Golden Peach Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 103 Golden Peach Soft Touch Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, warm-toned pink with gold shimmer and a frosted finish. This was one of the more shimmery shades in the range. It had semi-opaque coverage with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that blended well but only wore for six hours before the blush started to breakdown. By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #2 (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.49) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Carnation (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Sand (LE, $68.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Feather (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Rose Gold (P, $6.99) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Eccentrico (LE, $88.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Rose Spritz (LE, $34.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $28.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is warmer, more pigmented (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bellini (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Who's Your Poppy (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Glisten (P, $28.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $30.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Stila Peach Shimmer (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $28.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Peachy Keen (LE) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

KIKO 111 Classic Rose Soft Touch Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a plummy copper with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, blendable consistency that ran a little firmer in the pan than ideal, but it didn’t seem to impact the overall application. This shade wore for seven hours before fading. Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Stereo Rose (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Benefit Rockateur (P, $28.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Lychee/Opal (P, $27.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Becca Watermelon/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Lancome Rosegold Lights (P, $30.00) is cooler, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | 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 Soft Touch Blush 103 Golden Peach
C

Permanent

7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
73%
Total
KIKO Soft Touch Blush 111 Classic Rose
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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KIKO 100 Cookie & 102 Natural Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 100 Cookie 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). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Zoeva ND030 (P) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Lo-Fi (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Silvana (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Sunset (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Refined Golden (P, $25.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $68.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (P, $24.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Bronzer (LE, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Unapologetic (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (85% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Guerlain Moyen Brunettes (05) (LE, $75.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE) is cooler, darker (80% similar). Suqqu Hanachaori (02) (P, $34.00) is lighter (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 (-) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Between the Sheets (P, $8.00) is cooler, brighter, darker (90% similar). theBalm Balm Beach (P, $21.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Melba (P, $22.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

KIKO Soft Touch Blush 100 Cookie
100 Cookie
100 Cookie
B+

Permanent

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

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Milani Corallina Baked Blush

Milani Corallina Baked Powder Blush
Milani Corallina Baked Powder Blush

Milani Corallina Baked Powder Blush ($7.49 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium coral-orange with gold shimmer. NARS Me First (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Menage a Trois (P, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Romance (P, $9.99) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Stereo Rose (LE, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Rose Gold (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Coral (P, $25.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Stila Peach Shimmer (LE) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blush formula is supposed to be “buildable from sheer to vibrant” paired with a “silky” texture. Corallina has a soft, smooth consistency that is a little dusty but not really powdery or dry. The color blended out easily on the skin, and the shimmer wasn’t too large, so it didn’t emphasize pores and gave off a very luminous sheen. It had semi-sheer to opaque coverage, as described, and it was forgiving, as you could sheer it out or intensify it without it looking caked on or becoming splotchy. The blush wore for seven hours on me before fading slightly.

Milani Baked Blush Corallina
Corallina
Corallina
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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