Happy hump day again! I know I say this all the time, but where in the heck does the week go? I really have no idea how it can already be the middle of the week! But I am glad it is, because the last of my Milani Baked Blushes arrived today and now I can share them with you! This isn’t a review on all of them as I have only been testing two of them…but if the rest are anything like what I have been trying, girls you need to grab a couple of these if you see ’em (they can be difficult to track down)!
The first three are my favorites of the ones I have. Not surprisingly since I LOVE peaches and corals. Luminoso is the exact true light peach I have been searching for. This one is a must have in my opinion! It is so glowy and natural.
You ladies know I have posted quite a few coral blushes and Coralina definitely knocks it out of the park. It is the perfect summery bright (but not loud or garish) coral. It is shimmery and wonderful and my very favorite shade from this collection.
Rose D’ Oro is also a wonderful, deeper coral that is soft and smooth. I had initially heard this touted as a dupe for Stereo Rose, which I already have and didn’t want another of. But Rai from Glam Morena sent me a link to a picture that made them look very different, and therefore worth owning both. Having said that, I wanted to post a picture with my take on the two colors side by side
Although they are definitely in the same color family, I wouldn’t call them dupes. Maybe distant cousins? Rose D’Oro is more pigmented, and softer than Stereo Rose (sorry MAC, I still love you though). I love the shimmer in Rose D’ Oro because Stereo Rose looks more like a frost than a shimmer. And I know the picture isn’t the greatest, but I had a VERY difficult time capturing these two colors accurately on film. In person though, Stereo Rose is more frosty than Rose D’ Oro and leans more pink, while Rose D’Oro has fine shimmer and leans more orange. After all the hoops I (like many others) jumped through to get Stereo Rose, it turns out the Milani version is just plain better!
Once again, these colors are so dimensional that they are difficult to capture on film. They all have the same softness as the ones above, making them excellent for blending and building up or sheering out depending on our skin tone. Dolce Pink looks more pink in person as it seems to be coming up slightly more lavender in the photo. It is a gorgeous everyday pink and a wonderful addition to any collection. Fantastico Mauve is just that, a fantastic mauve! It is the least shimmery of the ones I have, but I can see this being a great color for fall or those with darker skintones. Same goes for Red Vino. This is a complex and beautiful shade. I adore it! I do not have a color quite like this in my collection and I am happy to have picked it up. It isn’t quite berry but it’s not quite red. Very unique shade!
All in all I give Milani Baked Blushes a big ‘ol A+. The colors, the blendabilty and formula are all spot on and rival much more expensive and hard to find items. I know these are available on Milani’s website but can also be found in drugstores like Walgreens and Target. It really varies by location though, so it’s best to call in advance to see if they carry it. Cherry Culture is out of stock on most of them the last time I checked, but I am sure they will be back soon. The price varies depending on where you buy, but generally they will run about $7.99/each. A total bargain in my opinion. I am a total blush addict and I am just as thrilled about these as I am about my Tarte clay blushes! Happy hunting ladies, and share your favorite shade(s) below!