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). Dior Precious Rocks (864) (LE, $45.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Blush) (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever B314 (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Vibrant (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). Tarte Genuine (LE, $29.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Mod (LE, $29.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $60.00) is cooler (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Summer (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Shame On You (01) (P, $14.00) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop No Vacancy (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Endless (LE, $29.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Cover FX Spiced Cinnamon (Left) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Winter Berry (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Illusive (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Apricot (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% 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. Too Faced Peach Dream (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Jouer Rose Petal (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Poe (Light) (DC, ) is lighter (95% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Tinge (PiP, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC What I Fancy (LE, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Wavelength (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Benefit Dandelion (PiP, $29.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Bal (250) (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC At Dusk (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Peach Passion (P, $34.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Catrice La Vie En Rose (P, $5.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Catrice Coral Me Maybe (P, $5.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chantecaille Bliss (LE, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Pink Play #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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!).

6.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
70%
Total
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
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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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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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I already have better performing dupes for these, including MAC’s What I Fancy – love! And I noticed your’re wearing the new NARS spring shadows. I like playing with Tarvos. On it’s own, it’s a little too cool and frosty on my skin, but when I put it on top of a matte gray cream shadow, I get a really cool silvery green shimmer

Cute look with Orange Coral! I love those earrings! I just got Nars Cressida and Kari along with the CP lippie. So, maybe I’ll have to scale this look to fit me. You look so mermaid-ish!
I love the other look too! Will you remind me of the seller on Etsy for your earrings? I’m actually shopping for a big nubby scarf on there. I may need some pretty jewelry to slide into the cart! lol.

I’ve ordered of few of these blushes since they are a great price. First time ordering from Kiko. I’m very fair and I ordered both of these. I think Candy Rose will be perfect, but for the Orange Coral one, I will have to use a very light hand!

I also ordered their foundation. It looks light enough to be a match for me. Fingers crossed! Looking forward to receiving my products. They seem to have products that worked for a variety of skin shades.

Orange Coral is such a perfectly spring-y shade! It’s sad that the formula is rather “off”, otherwise I’d need to get it. Hopefully, Spring Flock might still be around at the beginning of March, because even though I have quite a few darker and/or brighter blushes, I’m really beginning to like less intense shades, too.

The 2nd shade looks like it will be fabulous on fairer skintones! Like it would have a nice soft brightening effect. Beautiful!

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