Looking for the perfect Summer blush? Might I recommend Kiko Summer 2.0 Baked Blush? Available in three shade selections these two toned baked blushes are incredibly beautiful and packed with pigment. I think sometimes people are a bit wary of baked blushes for fear they are pigmented but no worries, Kiko packs these blushes with intense color and a silky formula that pops on cheeks.
Take a look at my review and swatches below.
Kiko Summer 2.0 Baked Blush are $19 each and come housed in a gorgeous beige rose gold boxed. Inside you’ll find each blush wrapped in tissue paper and sealed closed with a Kiko emblem sticker. I know, I sound like a broken record but you really have to give props to Kiko for packaging their products so beautifully. If you gave this to someone who was unfamiliar with the brand they’d probably think it was priced at around $35-$40 when in fact it’s a mere $19 bucks. Each compact has a swirl design, full-size mirror, and is the same gorgeous beige rose gold as the box it comes in. These are a generous 0.26 oz in size as well.
I happen to be a lover of baked blushes so when I got these I was terribly excited to dive right in and use them. I know not everyone is a fan of baked formula but I promise these are super pigmented, super silky, and oh so easy to blend. Don’t tell Laura Geller I said this but they have an even better formulation than Baked Blush-n-Brighten.
Kiko has them available in three Summer-y shades. If you’re looking for warmth and color I’d go with Coral Bay or Red Sunset. If you want a little more subtly and a lot more glow I’d choose Natural Beach. My favorite was Red Sunset as this contains a gorgeous terracotta coral shade and a stunning coral raspberry when combined create a super pigmented vibrant burst of coral pink on cheeks. Word to the wise, use lightly because as I said these pack pigment! If you’re seeing more warmth the combination of bronze and dusky orange in Coral Bay are perfect to add a touch of warmth and color to cheeks. Natural Beach is the lighter of the shades and would be best for fairer skin types. This is made up of a light luminous creamy beige and has the texture, consistency, and finish of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder where as the blush shade is a pretty light pink. This shade is the most shimmery of the three. Below I swatched each shade individually and the last swatches is one of the two colors combined.
The formula on all of these is soft, silky, easy to blend, and has an airbrushed finish. I just can’t rave how beautiful these look on my skin. They don’t adhere to drier areas nor do they look cakey. They are incredibly smooth and beautiful. I was also very impressed with the wear time. I applied at around 7AM and it remained vibrant until 10PM. It just didn’t budge, fade, or lose intensity through the wear.
All in all, I can’t rave Kiko Summer 2.0 Baked Blush enough! These are gorgeous and well worth a pick up!
Get them now at kikocosmetics.com.