Kat Von D Morticia + Gomez Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Morticia + Gomez Shade + Light Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.317 oz.) contains a pinky-plum and a light pink, both with a matte finish. The lighter shade performs better than the dark shade (which is pretty terrible), and if you mix the two together, the more powdery light pink goes a long way to making the darker shade less frustrating to you use. The blush formula is supposed to “stay vibrant for a full 24 hours of wear” with “silky powders” that “blend effortlessly into skin for a flawless, buildable finish.” The marketing makes it unclear what level of pigmentation these should be on Sephora, but per the brand’s Instagram, they are “highly pigmented.” Neither shade is highly pigmented nor do they wear any longer than most blushes (seven to eight hours) in my experience.
Morticia (Shade) is described as a “rich fig.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark pink-plum with subtle, neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It was sheer with a dry, chalky consistency; it’s like the powder comes off of the surface but clumps together without adhering to the skin well, which resulted in a very patchy, uneven application. It’s very subtle on me after three passes of product applied to the skin. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. MAC Fever (P, $22.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). MAC Hot Nights (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Neolita (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rendezvous (P, $10.00) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #510 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Cheerio (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Berry (LE, $26.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is darker, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Plum (LE) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
Gomez (Light) is described as a “orchid petal.” It’s a muted, light pink with cool, lavender tones and a matte finish. It was semi-sheer and buildable to semi-opaque coverage after three to four layers. The texture was softer and smoother, which made it easier to work with. It was moderately blendable and didn’t look powdery on the skin, though it sheers out. The color wore well for seven and a half hours. When mixed with the darker shade, it at least makes it somewhat usable. Kat Von D Clyde (Light) (P) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Promise Ring (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Glow (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Threesome (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek First Love (P, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Carousel (LE, $74.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (85% similar). NYX Pastel Chic (P, $6.50) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Mistinguette (LE, $30.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.