There are four shades in this collection and I received Warm Petals, which is the only brown-based shade in the range. Also, I want to make sure you know that Milani did have these for sale on their site up until very recently, but they are sold out online. B they are still available at select CVS, Walgreens, Meijer and Fred Meyer stores across the nation. And the nice thing is that, when it comes to limited edition blushes, it seems like the pinks always tend to sell out first, so you might still have a good chance of finding Warm Petals in the display even if the pinks are all gone. And you might want this one the most after you see what I have to say it about...
The embossing on this blush is just gorgeous. It reminds me of the limited edition lip colors that NYC released back in 2010.
The color of Warm Petals is what I would call a brownish-peach and it also has a lovely golden sheen to it. Up close, there are some sparse gold glitter pieces, but they don't translate on the skin as glitter since they tend to disappear after blending (as you'll see in a second).
Here I am wearing a very generous amount of Warm Petals on my cheek and temple area:
The texture of this blush is soft and silky. I don't find it to be chunky, overly powdery or hard to blend--it's very easy to apply and blend using a standard blush, powder or stippling brush. The scent is very mild--to me it smells faintly of talc with no added fragrance. Staying power is wonderful for me and my oily skin--I can go six to seven hours before I start to notice any significant fading.
FINAL VERDICT: Sometimes the "non-pink" shades in a blush range tend to get overlooked, so I'm happy that Milani sent me this particular shade for review. I honestly would have gone for one of the pinks if I saw this display at the drugstore, but I think this one is the hidden gem in the collection. It's a true multi-tasker and can be used in three ways (bronzer, blush or contour) by just controlling the amount and where you apply it. I can see this one working on all skintones, but those with deeper skintones will probably enjoy it more as a highlighter to give your skin some all-over warmth (that golden seen is so pretty in person). If you see this one at your local drugstore, I say give it a shot. Its versatility just might surprise you!
Once again, the Milani Limited Edition Coming Up Roses Powder Blush Collection is now sold out on the Milani website. However, I have been told by Milani that this was a very popular collection with retailers, so many locations should have it (I have heard from several of you that it's been popping up in stores just within the last couple of weeks). So be on the lookout for it at select CVS, Walgreens, Meijer and Fred Meyer stores near you.
Do you own any of the blushes in this collection? If so, I would love to hear from you!
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