KIKO 104 Pastel Pink & 105 Dark Rose Soft Touch Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark, raspberry pink with cool undertones and a soft, frosted finish. (There’s nothing pastel about it!) It swatches and applies darker than it appears in the pan. The texture was soft, fairly smooth, and blendable with a luminous finish that didn’t emphasize pores but had a nice, even glow. This shade wore for eight hours on me before fading. NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Neolita (P, $37.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Cheerio (P, $8.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). NYX Desert Rose (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

KIKO 105 Dark Rose Soft Touch Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a muted, medium mauve with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to work with and just the tiniest bit powdery in the pan (but it didn’t look powdery applied to my cheeks). The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Tarina Tarantino Neopolitan Lane (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cashew (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Seduce (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Royal (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Baby Don't Go (P, $23.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Strip Blush (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). LORAC Cinematic (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). NARS Douceur (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is lighter (80% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (80% 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 104 Pastel Pink
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
KIKO Soft Touch Blush 105 Dark Rose
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 104 Pastel Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 105 Dark Rose Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 105 Dark Rose Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 105 Dark Rose Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 105 Dark Rose Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 105 Dark Rose Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 105 Dark Rose Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 105 Dark Rose Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 105 Dark Rose Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 105 Dark Rose Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 105 Dark Rose Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 105 Dark Rose Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 105 Dark Rose Soft Touch Blush