Hello there junkies! here is my Milani Baked Blushes in Corallina, Luminoso & Dolce Pink Review and Swatches!
A luxurious powder blush that features a mélange infusion of colors baked on Italian terracotta tiles. Easy to use, sensorial in texture, the nuances of color become extraordinarily luminous. Silky smooth application leaves your face looking healthy and radiant all day.
Okay, so the Milani Baked Blush ($7.99 USD) product description is perfectly reasonable, even vaguely poetic in a bored-copywriter kind of way (SENSORIAL IN NATURE), but the instructions for use are quite mental:
Lightly apply to cheeks, forehead, chin and/or nose and blend well for a sun-kissed look. To use wet (only for shimmer shades), lightly put water on brush and glide brush through color, then apply to cheeks, forehead, chin and/or nose.
First they lull you into a false sense of security by telling you to lightly apply to your… WAIT. Chin? And/or nose? Use the shimmer shades wet… on your… forehead? AND/OR NOSE.
I don’t even know. Anyway.
I bought three of these blushes, in Corallina, Luminoso & Dolce Pink, as part of my recent CherryCulture.com haul, primarily because they are like beauty blogger crack right now. You know. They’re pretty! They’re shimmery! They’re baked on Italian terracotta tiles! They’re cheap enough for me to buy three of them! Here’s some pictures:
L-R: Dolce Pink, Corallina, Luminoso
Secret brush & mirror compartment.
These blushes are pretty rad. I’ve heard complaints that the packaging is too bulky, and they are fat little things, but I like the secret compartment with the baby brush and mirror. It’s useful and makes me feel like Nancy Drew. I guess it’s true that first thing in the morning, when I am by nature at a four-Long-Island-Iced-Teas-in level of eye-hand coordination, I find the clasp difficult to open. The jury’s out on whether than has any bearing on other people’s ability to do the same.
Each blush is pigmented at a single swipe, as non-powdery as you can expect from a baked cosmetic product, and reasonably-long lasting. And pretty. So pretty. You know I’ve been alternating between Luminoso and Dolce Pink like a romantic Mormon with his two sister-wives.
Corallina is a warm, bright coral with lots of gold shimmer (If you don’t like shimmer, avoid this bad boy):
Luminoso is a light, warm peach with minimal shimmer:
Dolce Pink is a light, cool raspberry pink with lots of silver shimmer (Again, not for the shimmer-averse):
And some arm swatches: