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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Review + Swatches - Milani Baked Blushes

Milani Baked Blush Collection Swatches

I made a separate post on the Physicians Formula Happy Booster blushes
because it was becoming too 
"picture heavy."

Milani Baked Blushes Swatches

Milani Baked Blush ($8.49 3.5g/0.12oz)

The Milani blushes cost a little bit less than the ones from Physicians Formula (PF), but they also contain half the amount of product. Regardless, they still last at least a few months when worn daily because the formula is more pigmented and allows you to use less product. On my cheeks, they last at least 10 hours when worn over foundation and setting powder. 

Milani Red Vino vs Corallina Swatch
(Swatched Heavily)

Milani Terra Sole Dupe Mac Gingerly

The packaging is just as bulky as the PF ones. Also, the mini brush that's included doesn't distribute the product evenly onto the skin because the bristles are thin and tends to create a sharp line. However, it doesn't really bother me because I prefer to use my full-size brushes anyways. 

Milani Baked Blush Review

Milani Baked Blush Terra Sole Swatch

Milani Baked Blush in 04 Terra Sole: This shade has been discontinued, but I recently saw a few that were still in stock at my local drugstore. It has a very feint sheen in certain angles and under direct lighting, but it's barely noticeable and looks more matte without being chalky when blended onto the skin. When worn on my NC30/35 skin tone, it translates into a dusty peach. Although it's too peachy as a bronzer and contour shade, it works well as a natural flush of color on the cheeks. 

Milani Baked Blush Luminoso Swatch

Milani Baked Blush in 05 LuminosoThis shade is more peachy pink and leaves a glow to the skin compared to Terra Sole. It also contains shimmers that are not as sparkly as Corallina. I can pull this off day or night and I'm on my second pan. It's the easiest to work with and my most reached-for blush because it pairs well with both natural and bold eye makeup. (However, it may not show up on darker beauties.) For more comparison pictures, click here.

Milani Corallina vs Luminoso Swatches

Milani Baked Blush Corallina Swatch

Milani Baked Blush in 08 CorallinaThis shade is darker, leans more coral and has tiny specks of sparkles compared to Luminoso. It looked very glittery when I swatched it with a clean finger, but it doesn't translate into a shimmery mess when blended into the cheeks. Instead, it leaves a more natural sheen to the skin. I find that the sparkles are not noticeable on the cheeks in indoor lighting, but they are when the sun is beaming at your skin. So, I prefer to use this during the night-time.

Milani Luminoso vs Corallina Swatches

Milani Baked Blush Fantastico Mauve Swatch
(Picture was taken after being heavily used. Sorry, I couldn't resist!)

Milani Baked Blush in 07 Fantastico MauveThis shade also contains tiny specks of sparkles. It has a more mauvey undertone and looks more forgiving compared to Red Vino. In the pan, it looks plummy purple, but translates into a beautiful berry color on my cheeks and leaves a subtle glow. This has been my go-to shade for the fall and winter. 

Milani Terra Sole vs Fantastico Mauve Swatches
Milani Baked Blush Red Vino Swatch

Milani Baked Blush in 09 Red VinoThe tiny specks of sparkles are gold and has a more red undertone compared to Fantastico Mauve and Corallina. I use this when I want more color on my cheeks. Although it can work on lighter beauties if you use a light hand and fluffy brush, I find it to be more flattering on medium skin tones and darker beauties. A little bit goes a long way. Make sure you tap off any excess before applying! 

Milani Red Vino Fantastico Mauve Swatches

Bottom Line: The quality is great in terms of pigmentation and longevity. Even if you're not a fan of sparkles, I highly recommend checking them out because they don't look over powering once blended into the skin. They also come in various shades so you can find the right one that suits your skin tone. 

Note: The Milani Baked blushes can be purchased at and Target. 

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