KIKO 108 Orange Coral & 109 Candy Rose Soft Touch Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

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). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Mod (LE, $28.00) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Shame On You (01) (P, $14.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Sideshow You (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Concept (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Don't You Want Me (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Blush (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Boysenberry (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% 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. MAC What I Fancy (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Poe (Light) (P) is lighter (95% similar). Benefit Dandelion (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC At Dusk (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Sunset (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Launch Away (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Blind Date (P, $10.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). CoverGirl Medium Rose (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (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 108 Orange Coral
C-
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
70%
KIKO Soft Touch Blush 109 Candy Rose
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
83%

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

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

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

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

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

KIKO 108 Orange Coral Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 108 Orange Coral Soft Touch Blush (NARS Tarvos, Cressida, Kari Eyeshadows, ColourPop Rayezor Lippie Stix)

KIKO 109 Candy Rose Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 109 Candy Rose Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 109 Candy Rose Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 109 Candy Rose Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 109 Candy Rose Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 109 Candy Rose Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 109 Candy Rose Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 109 Candy Rose Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 109 Candy Rose Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 109 Candy Rose Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 109 Candy Rose Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 109 Candy Rose Soft Touch Blush (Anastasia Metal, Chiffon, Brownie, Chocolate Crumble, Belize, Lace Eyeshadows, ColourPop Aquarius Lippie Stix)

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