June 10, 2016

Kiko Desert Dunes Trio Baked Blush Review & Swatches

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Kiko Desert Dunes Trio Baked Blush2

I picked up one of the Kiko Desert Dunes Trio Baked Blush ($18) shades that launched with the Kiko Lovegrove Summer 2016 Collection. I’m actually kicking myself for only getting one as I love this formula. It’s a rather delightful way to add warmth as well as color to my complexion without the added dullness or an orange, muddy finish that bronzer alone sometimes gives me.

The powder is actually made up of three different shades that when blended together add warmth, radiance, and color to skin.

Take a look!

Kiko Desert Dunes Baked Blush

I can’t express enough my joy with the Lovegrove Collection’s packaging. I adore rose gold anything and this collection was just packaged so darn beautifully! The Desert Dunes Trio Baked Blush comes in a stunning rose gold compact with a generously sized mirror. It’s a compact you’ll feel quite fancy pulling out of your purse to touch up with.

This is a baked formula with a smooth, silky consistency that glides onto skin smoothly and evenly without clinging to drier areas. It blends out to sheer, natural perfection and contains three gradating shades of color that go from a darker terracotta to a bronze-y tan, to a lighter radiant peach. Used together the colors are a dusky warm peach on my skin tone that looks very natural and sunny!

Kiko Desert Dunes Baked Blush swatches

Kiko Desert Dunes Trio Baked Blush

Kiko Desert Dunes Trio Baked Blush swatches

This is one of those powders you’ll want to pick up if you hate bronzers. I know I’m personally not a bronzer fan girl because it tends to dull out my skin and many are awful orange or muddy shades. This compact contains three very flattering shades that act to add warmth but also wearable color to your complexion. One thing that does deserve mentioning which I love was the fact that the powder has a subtle vanilla fragrance. I loved this but sensitive users might not love the fact that the powder is scented!

Kiko Desert Dunes Trio Baked Blush

All in all, another fine pick up from Kiko who rarely disappoints!

You can get it now at kikocosmetics.com (Free Shipping with $25 orders).


I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Rachel R.

    Very pretty, inside and out. Vanilla is one of the scents I can tolerate, luckily.

  • Dominique

    Muse ! It gives you life ! You look absolutely gorgeous! Buy a back up !

  • Lori

    Oooh pretty! I keep drooling over Kiko, maybe I need to just get some already!!

  • genevieve

    This is one very pretty blush set and it looks gorgeous on you Isabella.

  • Dee

    I have to get this! The colors are beautiful! How do you apply? The darker shade like a bronzer or do you sweep a brush over all three colors?

  • Ana


    Wonderful post and swatches By any chance, if you still have these items, are you willing to sell them to me? Perhaps we could negotiate if you are willing. I understand you are not a retail site (please don’t hate me) I just wanted to shoot my shot at having some discontinued pieces I enjoy collecting hard to find makeup!

    Forgive the annoyance,


    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Ana thanks so much for the comment! I don’t sell anything on the site but thanks for asking!