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). Anastasia Babe (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Spoiled (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bubbles, Please (P, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Native Blush (-, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Surreal (LE, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Flower Beauty Bubbly (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever B212 (P, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Burberry First Love (LE, $68.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Whimsy (LE, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pink Swoon (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC First Waves (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Chic (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% 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. Urban Decay Cheap Shot (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Soulmate (P, $10.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pink Tea (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery (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). Urban Decay NOHO (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Misconduct (LE, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Rebel Rose (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Bitten (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Chroma (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Left) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gratuitous (P, $60.00) is darker, more muted (85% 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!).

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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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)

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Weenie Super Shock Shadow
  • ColourPop Telepathy Super Shock Shadow
  • ColourPop Porter Super Shock Shadow
  • ColourPop Telepathy Super Shock Shadow
On lips:
  • ColourPop Aquarius Lippie Stix

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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Bummer about Light Plum’s performance! I think it would be a good color for me… but I definitely need blendability 🙁 Bright Pink seems a bit too cotton-candy-ish for me. Thanks for the reviews! They’re very helpful 🙂

I couldn’t resist Kiko Dark Rose blush any longer, was worried it was getting DC’d, so I put in my first Kiko order last night. And to get free shipping, I threw in a mix of their bestselling shadows to try ( cream shadow stick, water shadow, and metallic shine shadows), hope they hold up on my oily lids. I was eyeing Light Plum blush too, but glad I skipped.

Having just gotten MAC Pink Swoon, I certainly am covered for a bright, light candy pink!
Oh, but Light Plum….if only it dud better. That is a very interesting shade, and also such a wearable color, too. Hmmm, I wonder if it comes close to UD Rapture at all?

Bummer. I was looking at these online and Light Plum is the color that caught my eye. I don’t particularly NEED more blush, especially one that is harder to work with. So I think I will pass. Thank you so much for the review!

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