Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.317 oz.) is a muted, rosy pink set of shades, one lighter and one darker. 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 β€œhighly pigmented.” I think that this particular duo was one of the better-applying shades and required slightly less effort to apply, but it still had a drier, chalkier consistency that made it hard to get more than semi-sheer color out of it. That drier texture seemed to give me trouble when blending, as the color would stick on some places more noticeably than others, but it would be hard to diffuse or blend, even when I reached for a really dense, buffing brush. The blush is actually easier to use when mixed, because the more powdery (but less chalky) consistency of the light shade helps the darker shade to blend out, while the darker color gives a little more oomph to the color overall such that it is easier to see on more complexions.

From previous review(s): The packaging had issues (across all seven): 1) two of seven compacts had pans that fell out of the plastic compact; 2) the remaining five had loose pans that wobbled and moved (some more than others) within the compact; and 3) all seven were covered in blush residue (not sure why, nothing was broken).

Piaf (Shade) is described as a “chestnut rose.” It’s a soft, medium coral-rose with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer coverage, which was buildable to semi-sheer after three layers. The texture was moderately dry and a little chalky, as the powder came off the surface but felt firm, and the loose powder seemed to clump together in a way. It could have been easier to work with and blend, and it was hard to eliminate all patchiness both times I applied (once for photos, once to wear). It started to fade noticeably after seven and a half hours. NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Becca Wisteria (LE, $32.00) is darker, more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Radiant Magenta (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Blasphemy (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte (LE, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Love (LE, $28.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Stardust (LE) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Streak Blush (P) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NYX Amber (P, $6.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC Sideshow You (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Poe (Light) is described as a “soft peach.” It’s a light, pastel pink with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer pigmentation that was buildable to semi-sheer. It was softer in the pan with less chalkiness (it is interesting how the lighter shades are easier to use, while the darker shades have a drier, chalkier feel) that made it easier to apply to the skin. I had only a little trouble getting this one to blend out, though it is one of the harder-to-apply blushes I’ve tried in this color family. The color started to disappear after seven and a half hours. MAC What I Fancy (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Lotus Blossom (LE, $40.00) is brighter (90% similar). Dior Intemporalle (LE, $65.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Launch Away (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Zoeva Gentle Touch (P, $11.80) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Myth (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Mallory (Light) (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush Duo Piaf + Poe
Piaf + Poe
Piaf + Poe
5.5
Product
5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
3
Longevity
4
Application
54%
Total
Kat Von D Shade + Light Blush Piaf (Shade)
5
Product
4.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
3
Longevity
4
Application
51%
Total
Kat Von D Shade + Light Blush Poe (Light)
6
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
3
Longevity
4.5
Application
59%
Total
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Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Piaf Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Piaf Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Piaf Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Piaf Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Piaf Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Piaf Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Poe Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Poe Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Poe Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Poe Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Poe Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Poe Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo (Mixed)
Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo (Mixed)

Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo (Mixed)
Kat Von D Piaf + Poe Shade + Light Blush Duo (Mixed)