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Archive for March 5, 2014

Milani Baked Blush 2014

Hey guys! Today’s post is on something that I usually don’t blog about — blushes! But I’ve recently got the chance to try these brand new offerings from Milani for 2014 and color me impressed! Here’s Milani Baked Blush in Delizioso Pink and Bella Rosa.

Milani Baked Blush

Milani Baked Blush (Delizioso Pink and Bella Rosa)

Milani Baked Blush Delizioso Pink

Milani Baked Blush Bella Rosa

These are described as:

  • Buildable cheek color with luminous finish
  • Multi-purpose; shapes, contours and highlights cheeks
  • Easy to use and streak-free for a perfect radiant finish
  • Mirror & brush applicator included
  • Made in Italy

I wasn’t very apprehensive initially to try this product. The colors look bold and bright. I was afraid I’d end up looking like a clown. At the same time, I wasn’t sure if the product would deliver the same punch it promises just by its look. What if it actually shows up wayyyy lighter than what is expected? That has certainly happened in the past with some other makeup I’ve used. But I set all my fears aside and dived in. Boy, I’m sure glad I did! Pigmentation is simply exceptional. Very pigmented and formula goes on smoothly onto my skin. It’s not dry or kinda damp like some blushes can be. I’ve had horror experiences with blushes and eye shadows that apply patchy and/or streaky. Formula is soft and fine, which makes application a breeze. It’s almost perfect really. With that said, start application with a very light hand. It’s so easy to apply more than you want with something that has this much pigmentation. Wear time? It lasted all day for me. 8 hours at least. Gives a natural blush to the cheeks. Delizioso Pink worked better for my skin tone than Bella Rosa. It was very easy for me to go overboard with Bella Rosa, even with a light hand. But that also makes it why I love these baked blushes so much. They deliver what is promised. Finishes for both these shades are matte. There are 6 other shades available currently in Milani’s Baked Blush family. For the 2 shades I have on had, I used my fingers to apply streaks onto my arm to show pigmentation of one even swipe followed by 2 swipes for each shade. You can see in my 2 swipes for Delizioso Pink a bit of the texture of these blushes — like soft powder. You can also see what I mean by starting application of the product with a light hand with the 2 swipes of Bella Rosa — very pigmented and bold.

Milani Baked Blush Delizioso Pink and Bella Rosa Swatches (in shade)

Milani Baked Blush Delizioso Pink and Bella Rosa Swatches (direct sunlight)

Milani Baked Blush Delizioso Pink and Bella Rosa Swatches (with flash)

These retail for $6.49 each and should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*