Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.317 oz.) is a new, permanent set that features a darker pink-coral paired with a peachy-pink. 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.” As we’re now at the seventh and final blush duo to review, I must sound like a broken record, but the darker shade is dismal and difficult to blend due to sheer pigmentation and chalky texture. The lighter shade was more powdery and less chalky, but it was at least more pigmented.

Sid (Shade) is described as a “bright tulip.” It’s a medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was disappointingly sheer (a far cry from “highly pigmented”) and incredibly chalky, thin, and difficult to blend. It’s the type of texture that tends to stick to wherever there are natural oils on the skin and then doesn’t want to blend or move, which results in fairly uneven, patchy application. I have tried these blush duos countless ways (beyond what I would normally test), and even applying them over a powdered face still requires two to three times the amount of effort to blend them out than even so-so blushes. The color wore well for eight hours, which is good, just not close to the marketed claim. Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Autoerotique (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Boysenberry (P, $28.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Amour (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NYX Pinched (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Coral Blush (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (DC, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE) is darker, brighter (85% similar). theBalm Toile (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Clinique Peach Pop (02) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nancy (Light) is described as a “ballet pink.” It’s a light, warm-toned pink with a matte finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff paired with a lightly dusty texture that was blendable. I found the shade to darken slightly on the skin compared to the majority of the other light shades, which while I expected them to, did not darken against the skin as much. The color faded after seven and a half hours of wear. Kat Von D Mallory (Light) (P) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Sunset (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (Highlighter) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Blush Pink (LE, $35.50) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush Duo Sid + Nancy
4
Product
5
Pigmentation
5
Texture
3
Longevity
3.5
Application
46%
Total
Kat Von D Shade + Light Blush Sid (Shade)
3
Product
3
Pigmentation
4
Texture
3
Longevity
3
Application
36%
Total
Kat Von D Shade + Light Blush Nancy (Light)
6
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
3
Longevity
4.5
Application
58%
Total
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Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Sid Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Sid Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Sid Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Sid Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Sid Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Sid Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Nancy Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Nancy Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Nancy Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Nancy Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Nancy Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Nancy Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo (Mixed)
Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo (Mixed)

Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo (Mixed)
Kat Von D Sid + Nancy Shade + Light Blush Duo (Mixed)