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Urban Decay Satisfy Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Satisfy Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Satisfy Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Satisfy Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “bright peach.” It’s a medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Too Faced Mademoiselle (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Luster (P, $30.00)(90% similar). Illamasqua Lover (P, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Fame (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Peau de Pêche (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). YSL Rebelle (7) (P, $47.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Mickey (Shade) (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Zoeva Burning Up (P, $11.80) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Bonus (DC, $8.00)(85% similar). MAC Melba (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy In Vogue Orange (P, $44.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). The Estee Edit First Lover (01) (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Honey Jasmine (LE, $22.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay’s describes their powder blush formula as having “buildable color” with a “blendable, finely milled” texture that will wear for “eight long hours.” It had semi-sheer coverage that was buidlable to medium coverage, but it was one of the less buildable blushes I’ve come across in the Afterglow range. The texture seemed a little thinner and dustier than past shades as well, so to me it isn’t the best of the Afterglow formula (which is usually quite lovely!). It blended out well, at least, and it did still wear the full eight hours as promised.

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush Satisfy
Satisfy
Satisfy
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Urban Decay Paranoid Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Paranoid Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Paranoid Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Paranoid Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “medium bronze with gold shimmer.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a soft, pearly shimmer. Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Ganymede (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva ND030 (P, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Worldly Wealth (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Glow (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Nude (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Cheek Pollen (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay’s describes their powder blush formula as having “buildable color” with a “blendable, finely milled” texture that will wear for “eight long hours.” This shade is exclusive to Urban Decay’s website. It had semi-opaque color payoff–it was one of the more pigmented shades in the range–that could be applied with a lighter hand or blended out for sheerer coverage or applied in two to three layers for more opaque coverage. It had a soft, smooth, and finely-milled consistency that wasn’t too soft or too firm. The color applied well and lasted for eight hours on me.

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush Paranoid
Paranoid
Paranoid
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette
Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette ($42.00 for 0.49 oz.) features two shimmery highlighters and one setting powder (center shade). According to Tarte, that setting powder is a “universal matte sand that brightens and corrects any darkness under the eyes.” I doubt that it is universally workable, as it is a pretty light shade. As I mentioned in the sneak peek, I had tremendous issues with the consistency of the center shade to the point where even I–a skeptic–think that there’s a manufacturing error in its creation, because when I try swatching it, it sounds like sandpaper as it is so dry. It just seems like someone forgot an ingredient or double-salted the batch; I don’t know if I’ve ever had a powder feel like this one does. Short of jabbing at it with a metal spatula, not much product comes off the surface. At $42, a center shade that is faulty at best, horrible at worst is just difficult to justify.

I would also have liked to see Tarte releasing two or three versions of this, because I don’t think they’re truly considering all skin tones with this palette at all. I like the highlighters, though they aren’t out-of-this-world.

Sunlight is a light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a lightly frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage with a lightly dusty, but blendable, consistency that didn’t look dry or powdery on the skin — there was just a slight dryness to the texture where the powder came off the surface easily but seemed to have less binder. The color lasted for seven hours before fading on me. Colour Pop Flexitarian (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Now's the Time (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Highlighter) (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Camelia de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Glow (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Daylight (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Flush (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Highlighter) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $41.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Gator Wings (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush I (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Sunburst (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). J. Cat Beauty White Goddess (-, $9.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Moonstone (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Skylight (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Filtered Light is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It’s incredibly dry, stiff, and chalky in the pan. The only way I was able to get enough product out of the pan to show up in a swatch was by scraping the surface with a metal spatula. It doesn’t sit well on the skin and can make areas look caky; I tried it as an under eye setting powder as well as all over. It did not seem to improve the wear of my base products, but that could very well be that it’s so difficult to actually apply and get enough product to stick to the skin. Cle de Peau Almond (16) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Lyric (P, ) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Light Cocoa (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Light (LE, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Moonlight is a light-medium, peachy gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It is more shimmery than Sunlight, and it has more color to it. I think it looks almost rosy-beige at times, particularly in more shadowy lighting, but filtered sunlight (not direct sunlight) makes it appear peachy. The consistency was fairly soft and smooth, and it blendd out easily on the skin without emphasizing pores. It wore well for seven and a half hours. Cover FX Moonlight (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Faintly Fabulous (LE, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Dandelion Twinkle (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Nude Glow (P, $27.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Destined (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NYX Nectar (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure (Highlighter) (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Show Gold (P, $33.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Forever Young (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Illuminator (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Suqqu Yawakouki (05) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Lighting Palette Skin Twinkle
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
64%
Total
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ColourPop Bronze Me, Flush’d, Glo Up Super Shock Cheeks

ColourPop Bronze Me Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Bronze Me Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Bronze Me Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “warm bronze in a matte finish.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish–there’s a light sheen and very, very fine shimmer. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, blendable consistency that sat well on the skin and played well with bare skin as well as liquid foundation. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Compassion (LE, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Semi-Sweet (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Honeywheat (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). MAC Firebrush (LE, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Sunset (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Zoeva ND030 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Social Butterfly (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE, ) is cooler, lower quality (85% similar). bareMinerals The Skinny Dip (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Wild Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Clinique Bronze Glow (P, $27.00) is lighter (80% similar). Benefit Hoola (P, $29.00) is lighter (80% similar). The Estee Edit Beachy (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Flush’d Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rusty deepened peach in a matte finish.” It’s a medium-dark, orange-coral with hints of warm, red undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that was fairly blendable but one of the less easily blended-out shades that I’ve tried in the formula. It’s best patted on with fingertips and lightly swept with the side of the finger for blending, but it didn’t apply well with a stippling brush for me. It wore for eight hours. Chanel Lumieres de Kyoto (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). The Estee Edit Coy Coral (02) (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Tongue Tied (LE, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Brillante Idée (P, $32.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Fyrinnae Nordic Angel (P, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Parfait (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Melba (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Glo Up Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rich gold with flashes of golden copper.” It’s a muted, medium-dark bronze with warm, copper undertones and a frosted, golden sheen. There was something in it that was almost mauve-like applied. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly emollient consistency that was smooth and easily blended on the skin. The shimmer didn’t emphasize pores. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Cover FX Candlelight (P, $34.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunkissed Glow (P, $48.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Bronzer) (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (P, $46.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Ignite (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Bronzed (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Firework (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Glow (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Spotlight (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Paranoid (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit 10 (Bronzer) (DC, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Seduction (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is warmer (85% similar). Stila Kitten (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Bronze Me
Bronze Me
Bronze Me
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Flush'd
Flush'd
Flush'd
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Glo Up
Glo Up
Glo Up
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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KIKO 110 Bright Pink & 112 Light Plum Classic Rose Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, light-medium cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm, so it was relatively easy to apply and blend out on the skin. It develops a more natural finish as it is blended on the skin (not matte). The color wore well for eight hours before fading. Anastasia Babe (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Surreal (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Whimsy (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pink Swoon (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry First Love (LE, $68.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Well Dressed (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC First Waves (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Native Blush (-, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Dream (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Lovecloud (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

KIKO 112 Light Plum Soft Touch Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a slightly firmer consistency that made it harder to build-up the color and blend it out easily. It wore for seven and a half hoursr before fading on me. What a bummer this one wasn’t better, as it was one of the more unique shades in the range. Makeup Geek Soulmate (P, $10.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pink Tea (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Candid (LE, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Benefit Hervana (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay TMI (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Bitten (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay NOHO (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Misconduct (LE, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Rebel Rose (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Chroma (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gratuitous (P, $60.00) is darker, more muted (85% 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 110 Bright Pink
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
KIKO Soft Touch Blush 112 Light Plum
C+

Permanent

7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

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KIKO 108 Orange Coral & 109 Candy Rose Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 108 Orange Coral Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 108 Orange Coral Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 108 Orange Coral Soft Touch Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium coral with hints of pink and a mostly matte finish. It was one of the least-satiny shades in the range, so if you prefer more matte finishes, this one might work better for you. The texture was on the drier, dustier side, so coverage was semi-sheer to semi-opaque (two to three layers). It applied decently but could have been more blendable. It lasted for six and a half hours on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Blush) (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Vibrant (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). Tarte Mod (LE, $28.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $60.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Shame On You (01) (P, $14.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Blush (-, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Don't You Want Me (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Illusive (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Coco Code (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Sideshow You (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

KIKO 109 Candy Rose Soft Touch Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a soft, rosy pink with warm, yellow undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage with a soft, smooth, lightly powdery consistency that blended well on the skin. It is the type of color that is going to be better on fairer skin tones, as it does get lost on my skin tone due to the lighter tone of the color. I noticed some fading after seven hours of wear. Kat Von D Poe (Light) (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC What I Fancy (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Tinge (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Wavelength (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Benefit Dandelion (P, $29.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Peach Passion (P, $34.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Catrice La Vie En Rose (P, $5.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Catrice Coral Me Maybe (P, $5.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Sunset (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Pink Play #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC At Dusk (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Berry Rays #4 (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Launch Away (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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 108 Orange Coral
6.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
70%
Total
KIKO Soft Touch Blush 109 Candy Rose
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

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