If you saw my review of the new Milani Baked Blushes, you know that this is, hands down, my favorite new blush collection of the year. You can read my detailed review here for swatches of the shades Corallina, Rose D' Oro and Red Vino.
Today I'd like to show you five additional shades, which I recently received for review. Note: there is one more shade available in this range, which I have not covered on this blog. That shade is Luminoso, and you can see a great review of that shade with swatches over at Jessi's fab blog, Lacquered, Painted, Polished.
Milani Baked Blushes
(retail: $7.99 each)
photo taken without flash, indoors with natural lighting
photo taken indoors with flash
Definitely click the above photo to enlarge--the veining in these blushes is truly gorgeous.
As with Corallina, Rose 'D Oro and Red Vino, all five of the shades above are PACKED with pigment, and each shade is just more beautiful than the next. My favorites for my NC20 skintone are Berry Amore, Dolce Pink and Bellissimo Bronze. Fantastico Mauve needs to be applied with a VERY light hand if you have medium-to-fair skin because that baby is intense and once it's on your skin, it's difficult to tone down. If you have a deeper complexion and you sometimes have trouble getting blushes to show up on your cheeks, give Fantastico Mauve a shot. Dolce Pink has a BEAUTIFUL gold sparkle running through it that you can't see in my pics, unfortunately. But the gold in this cotton-candy pink makes it wearable for both cooler and warmer skintones.
As with the first three Milani Baked Blushes I reviewed, these five shades all vary when it come to sparkle--some have more, some have less. But as I mentioned before, you can easily control and customize the level of sparkle that appears on your cheeks because I find it very easy to buff away the sparkle if that's your preference. Terra Sole contains the least amount of sparkle and, on the skin, it might was well be a matte because I don't see any sparkle at all on my cheeks. This shade would double as a fantastic bronzer or contour shade as well.
Milani really hit it out of the park with this collection, and I just can't say enough good things about the quality, color options, pigmentation, blendability and staying power of these blushes. You can see my full review here if you'd like more details.
Also, I'd like to add that none of these shades turn muddy on me. I think that's important to note, because sometimes blushes can look fantastic in the pan but then look "blah" when actually blended onto the skin. In my experience, all eight shades I've tried to date look incredible and continue to look incredible throughout the day.
You can find Milani Baked Blushes on the Milani website, CherryCulture.com, Walgreens and wherever else Milani Cosmetics are sold in your area.
Do you own any Milani Baked Blushes? What are your favorite shades? If you don't own any yet, are you thinking about giving them a whirl?
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