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Monday, August 8, 2011

Review: Milani Baked Blush - Luminoso

I used to believe that I only really needed one blush. Just one natural shade. Ha! How wrong was I? My newest blush- this gorgeous Milani Baked Blush- happens to also be my newest favourite shade of blush, peach.

I'd seen quite a few positive (very positive, actually) and I'd picked it up a few times in store but put it back. I think it was mainly the tacky gold compact that I was put off by. It wasn't until Tiffany from Will Work for Makeup responded to a comment I left one of her posts. She pretty much insisted that I needed this. I trusted her, and am so very glad that I did!

Since I already mentioned the (tacky) gold compact- why do cosmetics companies feel the need to use gold packaging? 99% of the time it looks terrible. Stick to silver if you feel the need to snazz up your packaging please. That said, this blush is in a slightly bulky compact. The bulkyness is thanks to the lover compartment which houses a little half moon brush (a bit scratchy, but not the worst I've ever encountered) there is also a mirror in there as well. Another thing to the cosmetics companies, most of us do not need mirrors in everything. Give us a bit more product and we'll use our own mirrors quite happily.

The blush itself, is a gorgeous peach. It has a hint of shimmer, nothing serious, but just enough to give you a pretty glow. This blush is super soft and nicely pigmented. The quality is superior to pretty much every drugstore blush I've ever used (better than some non-drugstore blushes as well.) This product is really fantastic and for $8.99 totally worth "splurging" on.

Have you ever used a Milani Baked Blush? What did you think?


  1. I bought this on Tiffany's recommendation too, it's such a winner! Your swatches are really great, thanks for them x

  2. LOVE LOVE this blush =] I have it in Fantastico Mauve which is a close dupe to a NARS blush! I heard this one is quite close to Stereo Rose =] Great review!

  3. LOVE LOVE this blush! I own Fantastico mauve which is a dupe for a NARS one =] I heard this is a close dupe to the MAC Stereo Rose =)

  4. I read that this is very close to Stereo Rose from MAC, which I have and it's gorgeous. Where did you get yours from? I know some drugstores in Canada carry Milani but not many. I definitely want this blush too as peach is my fav as well :)

  5. @emmabovary
    Thanks! I'm glad you like them :D

    Yeah, I'd heard that it is close to those too, but this is soo much cheaper!

    I got mine at the Real Canadian Superstore, it's the only place near me that carries Milani.

    It was your peach swatches that got me to try it in the first place! I never thought it would work on me. Now I'm a convert :D

  6. this looks really pretty :) I love apricot blush!

  7. Such a gorgeous shade! I just got mine in Rose'd oro and loving it too :)

  8. This looks so pretty! i was worried it might be too sparkly but it looks ok~! I love Milani products

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