As we head into the spring season, I find myself reaching out for warmer shades in lip sticks and blushes – peaches, corals and soft browns. Not only does a warm blush add a lovely warmth to the face, it also looks amazingly natural against the warm Indian skin tones! Today I’m reviewing a beautiful peachy-coral blush from Milani – Baked blush in Rose D’oro.
Price : $7.99, currently on sale for $6.99 = approx. Rs 350 (from cherryculture.com)
Quantity : 3.5 g
What Milani says about the Baked Blush :
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.
Available in 9 shades
Tips and Tricks:
Glide brush through color and lightly tap off excess powder. 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.
My take on the product
Milani Baked blush comes in a golden and transparent packaging. The transparent cover allows the color to show through and it comes with a mirror and brush in a lower compartment. I’m not a big fan of the golden body of the packaging, its very likely that the golden starts peeling off after some time giving the product a worn out and old appearance. I do like the fact that it comes with a brush and mirror. Like all baked blushes, the blush cake itself has a gorgeous appearance with veining and ribboned patterns.
The texture of this blush is quite soft and smooth though a little powdery. Sweeping the brush across the surface can lead to a bit of product wastage if you apply too much pressure. It is quite well pigmented and blends like a dream! However, its not overly pigmented and one swipe across the cheek won’t give one clown cheeks. The staying power is around 6-7 hours which is not bad at all for a blush of this price. Formula-wise, I like the product!
Coming to the shade, Rose D’oro is lovely peachy-coral shade with fine gold shimmer. It gives a nice glow to the face and the shimmer is quite understated and doesn’t show up heavily on the face. Even though the product description suggests all over face use, one needs to use very little product for that because its pigmented and contains fine shimmer as well. Same goes for using wet, the enhanced pigmentation makes it unsuitable for all over face use. I feel its best suited as a blush. While blending, one could extend it across the temples and below the jawline for a slight bronzed effect. I feel the shade would suit all skin tones, it gives a nice peachy warmth to the face which looks fresh and natural, the gold microshimmer adds a bit of glow.
The GOOD about Milani Baked Blush Rose D’oro :
- Transparent cover packaging with mirror+applicator
- Soft, smooth texture
- Good pigmentation
- Blends easily
- Decent wear time : around 5-6 hours on oily skin
- Shade gives a nice peachy glow to the face – would suit all skin tones
- Well priced
- Available in 9 shades
- Not available in India – need to order online
- Can be powdery
How it looks on me : Paired with MAC PP Constructivist on eyes and MAC lipglass Plum Fun on lips
Milani Baked Blush Rose D’oro is lovely peachy coral blush with fine gold micro shimmer that imparts a soft warm flush to the cheeks. The texture is soft and smooth and the color pay off is great. Its not overly pigmented, blends well and stays on for about 6 hours on the cheeks. Comes in a variety of shades, its a great blush for the price! The only con is that it needs to be ordered online and is not available in India.
Currently on sale for $6.99 = approx Rs 350 on cherryculture.com.
Rating : 4/5
Have you tried Milani Baked blush?