Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.317 oz.) is a new, permanent set of peachy shades. 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 brandโ€™s Instagram, they are โ€œhighly pigmented.โ€ The lightest shade comes the closest to delivering a decent blush that misses them mark on the 24-hour wear time but isn’t so far off the mark from the other claims, but the darker shade is still a disappointment.

Mickey (Shade) is described as a “baked peach.” It’s a muted, medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer pigmentation that built-up to semi-sheer color after three to four layers of product. The texture wasn’t quite as firm as the majority of the darker shades in the blush duos, but it wasn’t easy to work with. The very sheer coverage made it more forgiving on, as it was hard to see it anyway, so any patchiness wasn’t as noticeable at a normal viewing distance. The color lasted for eight hours before fading. Too Faced Mademoiselle (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Fortunate (LE, $29.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Satisfy (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Fame (LE, $29.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). NARS Luster (P, $30.00) is brighter (90% similar). Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Shy One (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Ginger (PiP, ) is darker, brighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Illamasqua Lover (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Gretel (Light) (DC, ) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Ripe Peach (LE, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Viseart Coral #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Main Chick (P, $7.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $29.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mallory (Light) is described as a “porcelain pink.” It’s a light pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage (!) with a dusty, lightly powdery consistency. This shade was easier to work with and blended out without turning patchy or putting up a fight. It did not show up visibly as a color on me, just a kind of mattified look (slightly powdery/chalky against my complexion), but the pigmentation was enough that it is more the result of my skin tone being a poor match for the color itself vs. lack of pigmentation. The blush lasted for seven hours. Kat Von D Nancy (Light) (DC, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Blush Pink (LE, $35.50) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Sunset (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Conquest (LE, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (Highlighter) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (PiP, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Luma (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Gold Palette #8 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever B110 (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Zoeva Yet to Come (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Duchesse (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Tinge (PiP, $23.00) is darker (80% similar). Kat Von D Poe (Light) (DC, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo

Kat Von D Mickey Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Mickey Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Mickey Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Mickey Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Mickey Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Mickey Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Mallory Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Mallory Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Mallory Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Mallory Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Mallory Shade + Light Blush
Kat Von D Mallory Shade + Light Blush

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo (Mixed)
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo (Mixed)

Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo (Mixed)
Kat Von D Mickey + Mallory Shade + Light Blush Duo (Mixed)

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush Duo $25.00/0.32 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes
On eyes:
  • Zoeva Nude Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette
On lips:
  • Givenchy Corail Redoutable Rouge Interdit Vinyl

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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NARS Tarvos & Kari Dual Intensity Shadows are up on Sephora’s website! They’ve launched early, ahead of Feb 1 date. Sorry it’s off track but wanted readers to snag them, as they will be very popular

You never know til you try it! I mean, I probably wouldn’t buy shade extensions if there was no formula update at this point. (Kind of like the Studded Kiss formula – no need to buy every shade if the majority of what I tried was really, really bad).

Hi! I didn’t really understand what is the biggest issue with this whole blush line. Is it the application, colour pay off or longevity? Thank you!

This truly is a shame!!!How could she possibly release these for sale with the quality so extremely poor!I wanted to buy this one alone for the name alone but I swatched it on my hand at my locally Sephora at JcPenney one of the first stores to have them in my area and I was so disappointed,they are just terrible???

I have Mickey & Mallory and Piaf & Poe. I don’t think they swatch well at all but I bought them anyway knowing that I could return them. I am in the minority based on this and other reviews I have read but I like them. I don’t LOVE them but I like them. I didn’t find them patchy but they aren’t pigmented well. That being said I don’t care for a blush that so highly pigmented that I worry about “the clown affect” when I apply it. Maybe I am just heavy handed but I do consistently have that problem. I do swirl the colors together because for me the light shade is so light there is not a contour effect which is, of course, the purpose. BUT..I like the colors I have when they are swirled. I don’t find that they wear all day but I am fine to touch up. I know not everyone has time to do that or wants to carry the product around though.

Hey Christine, I have noticed it on a few posts , but comments are showing up before they are approved ( you know , the message we get when we post a comment, it’s on top of quite a few comments over the last few posts)

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!