Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush in Piaf + Poe review

Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush in Piaf + Poe review

As promised, I started with the cat-themed shades from Kat Von D’s  Shade + Light Two Tone Blush ($33 CAD/$25 USD). Piaf + Poe is chestnut rose and ballet pink duo that seems versatile enough to suit most skintones.

Shade + Light Two Tone Blush defines your cheeks through the art of color. Kat Von D’s two-in-one blush features a duo of complementary matte tones.

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The blush duo comes with a three-look card to show you how these are to be used. I love the idea of loading the blush with a heavy, darker shade closer to the hair line and then switching to a complementary lighter shade for the apples. This is foolproof!

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The blush compact is very similar to the Metal Crush shadows, but DAMN it is big.

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Shades for reference, Piaf is a warm brown-toned rose and Poe is a light warm-toned pink. But this isn’t orange at all, just a beautiful, natural blush. I prefer these midtone shades as pinks and reds are too shocking on my pale skin and peach shades are a bit ruddy.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush Piaf Poe swatches
Now these are fairly heavy swatches, I swiped about four times and had to run my finger against my skin twice. So no, not as pigmented as some, but it’s subtle and not supposed to be too bold or vibrant.

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I used the “Chisel Cheekbones” application from the look card, brushing the darker shade in circles against the cheekbone and up into the hairline. I then applied the lighter shade in a circular motion on the apples of my cheeks.

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I topped it off with Becca Moonstone above the cheekbones to really lift and define.

(Also wearing Maybelline Color Tattoo crayons on the eyes, review forthcoming!)

Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush Piaf Poe review
The formula for Kat Von D’s Shade + Light blush duos is pretty good, not as soft and buttery as the Shade + Light contour palette but definitely up there with MAC or NARS. Wear time was good too, this lasted all day and even through a workout before fading! I really dig this duo.

Kat Von D’s  Shade + Light Two Tone Blush is available now at Sephora ($33 CAD/$25 USD).

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  • I kinda wanted to pick up a couple of these blushes because I love KVD, but the reviews on these are so polar! I wonder if there is a formula inconsistency? I just read Temptalia’s review and she gave this same shade an F.

    • I see where she is coming from. These are not buttery like the contour palette as I mentioned. I don’t mind a more sheer blush myself and would not rate this an F. Maybe a B- if I did grading. I still like the idea and I think it works well to create a light, sheer contour that looks natural.

  • Tanya Lovetere

    These are pretty everyday colors. I need to go check these out.

  • Looks lovely on ya!

  • Ouuuhh this looks really lovely on you!

    • I know it’s so pretty! I want to try another shade but I am scared because of those bad reviews.

  • This looks great on you. Like the others, I have seen so many contradictory reviews on these

  • I think this would be hard to see on a darker skintone but it gives a lovely natural look on you. I’d still be nervous about the other shades though!

  • I purchased Sid+Nancy. I love the colors but the pigmentation is poor. At least you can build this one up without getting patchy. I have heard the darker purple shades can be very problematic