Product Review | Kiko Milano Desert Dunes Trio Baked Blush (Limited Edition)
First let me start with the packaging, since this is a full product review. The textured rose gold packaging is very attractive, @kikomilano nailed this, no doubt. The packaging is also very sturdy, so for me as a consumer, that is important. The casing is really made of good quality materials. The price point is at $18, which is decent, in my opinion. Unfortunately, this is no longer available on the Kiko website, since it is a Limited Edition product.
They released three shades of these limited edition blushes : Lust Coral, Gypsy Pink and Impulse Mauve. Lust Coral has been sold out for a while so unfortunately, I was not able to get my hands on those. The swatches above are Gypsy Pink (top) and Impulse Mauve (bottom). I also mixed all colors (as you will notice, the blush has three different colors) for the swatches since that is how I use it on my cheeks. My blush brush is way too big to get into the thin areas of some of the colors. Also, I used three swipes on my arm so I can show the actual shade of the blushes. It is not the way I would apply it on my cheeks, as I typically like a more natural flushed look. Gypsy Pink (top) is a nice peachy-pink tone. Impulse Mauve is a mix of dusty rose and a hint of baby doll pink tone.
I will say this now, I LOVE BAKED BLUSHES. This product is no exception. It leaves a nice sheen when you apply it on the cheeks. It is very pigmented. You can use it with a light hand or build it up, depending on the look you are going for. It does have a good longevity in terms of the product staying on the cheeks. My advice is to always use a setting spray if you are going out for longer periods of time, such as working a typical 8hr day.
This blush is light on the face, it does not look cakey. This is one of the reasons why I love baked products, they have a natural finish to the skin and it gives it a nice glow and dimension. They are paraben-free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.