KIKO 110 Bright Pink & 112 Light Plum Classic Rose Soft Touch Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, light-medium cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm, so it was relatively easy to apply and blend out on the skin. It develops a more natural finish as it is blended on the skin (not matte). The color wore well for eight hours before fading. theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pink Swoon (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Surreal (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Well Dressed (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Burberry First Love (LE, $68.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Native Blush (-) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC First Waves (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Whimsy (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Dream (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Ombre (LE, $55.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $8.49) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

KIKO 112 Light Plum Soft Touch Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a slightly firmer consistency that made it harder to build-up the color and blend it out easily. It wore for seven and a half hoursr before fading on me. What a bummer this one wasn’t better, as it was one of the more unique shades in the range. MAC Pink Tea (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Soulmate (P, $10.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Candid (LE, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Benefit Hervana (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay TMI (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Bitten (LE) is darker (85% similar). NARS Misconduct (LE, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Rebel Rose (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gratuitous (P, $60.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). LORAC Chroma (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (90% 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 110 Bright Pink
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
KIKO Soft Touch Blush 112 Light Plum
C+

Permanent

7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total
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KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 110 Bright Pink Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 112 Light Plum Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 112 Light Plum Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 112 Light Plum Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 112 Light Plum Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 112 Light Plum Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 112 Light Plum Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 112 Light Plum Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 112 Light Plum Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 112 Light Plum Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 112 Light Plum Soft Touch Blush

KIKO 112 Light Plum Soft Touch Blush
KIKO 112 Light Plum Soft Touch Blush)