Want your face to glow like Jennifer Lopez without the cost, because blushes really DO cost a thing?
Milani baked blushes
M.A.C are the bomb.com when it comes to their baked products – specifically their Mineralized Skin Finishes. However, the to-die-for shades are difficult to source as they are rarely released in collections – then are next to impossible to find after the dreaded SOLD OUT glaringly taunts your computer screen and in-store display stand.
To avoid the bitter disappointment and expense of limited edition M.A.C baked blushes or MSF’s – I recommend you purchase the purse friendly drugstore alternative – Milani Baked Blushes.
Milani describe their baked blushes as follows:
“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.”
Ooo baked products (both cosmetics and the edible variety) really get me going! There is something about the radiant sheen finish and glow that makes me actually believe I am JLo. For real.
I own three of the Milani Baked Blushes – Fantastico Mauve, Corallina and Rose D’Oro. I purchased Rose D’Oro in the hope that it would be a dupe for the highly coveted M.A.C Stereo Rose. Apparently it’s not a very close dupe and tends to be more coral than pink. Nonetheless, I am in total L-O-V-E with this colour. It is the perfect all year round shade to give you a flushed pink/coral cheek – beautiful on those with warmer skin tones.
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There are eight (8) shades in total ranging from bronzes, to pinks, plums, reds and corals. Milani have got a sista covered in women of colour friendly shades – Fantastico Mauve, Corallina, Red Vino and Rose D’Oro.
Shades vary in vibrancy. The colour payoff is very true to that in the packaging, is highly pigmented and does not take more than a couple of sweeps to brighten and highlight your cheek area.
Below is a list of the available shades (the names are all Italian themed, cute!) in their colour family:
The blushes are very smooth and easy to blend and work with. Different shades have more glitter than others, while others are a touch more matte than sheen. As with most baked products no one blush will look the same with the colour veining varying in each. Some may tend to have more shimmery or matte marbleized veining it’s the luck of the draw – unless you hand pick your blush in store.
Milani’s Baked Blushes are not as buttery smooth as M.A.C’s baked products – but who cares when you have such a similar colour pay off on the skin.
Milani’s Baked Blushes are seriously long wearing cheek products. They easily last my 9 hour work day without fading. Glowing all day baby!
I use a contoured bronzing brush and a blush brush to apply the product, swirling the brush head in the domed pan a couple of times then sweeping it over the cheekbones up to the ears.
The packaging is cheap plastic with gold detailing – concealed with a flip top revealing a dense blush brush and mirror intended for use with the cheek product at the base. As per usual I discarded the cheap applicator opting for a long handled brush which offers more control to my application.
USD $7.00 – $8.00 at most leading drugstores
5 / 5
Overall, for an affordable, readily available glow to your face you cannot beat the value and quality of Milani’s Baked Blushes. I use them on a daily basis to get my cheeky life and to fool the rest of the world into thinking I am a younger Jennifer Lopez. *finger snaps in a circle*
Do you own any of the Milani Baked Blushes? What do you think of them? Comment below!