Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.317 oz.) is a new, permanent set of peachy shades. 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.” The lightest shade comes the closest to delivering a decent blush that misses them mark on the 24-hour wear time but isn’t so far off the mark from the other claims, but the darker shade is still a disappointment.

Mickey (Shade) is described as a “baked peach.” It’s a muted, medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer pigmentation that built-up to semi-sheer color after three to four layers of product. The texture wasn’t quite as firm as the majority of the darker shades in the blush duos, but it wasn’t easy to work with. The very sheer coverage made it more forgiving on, as it was hard to see it anyway, so any patchiness wasn’t as noticeable at a normal viewing distance. The color lasted for eight hours before fading. Too Faced Mademoiselle (LE) is darker (95% similar). Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Satisfy (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Shy One (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Fame (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Ripe Peach (LE, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Gretel (Light) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Lover (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Coral #1 (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mallory (Light) is described as a “porcelain pink.” It’s a light pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage (!) with a dusty, lightly powdery consistency. This shade was easier to work with and blended out without turning patchy or putting up a fight. It did not show up visibly as a color on me, just a kind of mattified look (slightly powdery/chalky against my complexion), but the pigmentation was enough that it is more the result of my skin tone being a poor match for the color itself vs. lack of pigmentation. The blush lasted for seven hours. NARS 413 BLKR (Highlighter) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Blush Pink (LE, $35.50) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Nancy (Light) (P) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Sunset (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Duchesse (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Tinge (P, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). Kat Von D Poe (Light) (P) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush Duo Mickey + Mallory
5
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
3
Longevity
4.5
Application
53%
Total
Kat Von D Shade + Light Blush Mickey (Shade)
2.5
Product
3
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
3
Longevity
4
Application
40%
Total
Kat Von D Shade + Light Blush Mallory (Light)
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
2.5
Longevity
5
Application
68%
Total
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Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Mickey Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Mickey Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Mickey Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Mickey Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Mickey Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Mallory Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Mallory Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Mallory Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Mallory Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Mallory Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Mallory Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo (Mixed)
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo (Mixed)

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo (Mixed)
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo (Mixed)