Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Milani Baked Blushes in Fantastico Mauve and Dolce Pink

Hi everyone! I hope you're all doing well. Today I wanted to show you some fun makeup products available at your local drugstore. Milani has really stepped up it's game recently and one of the newest, the baked blush, is really impressive.

Here's what the packaging looks like when the product is closed:

I am not going to lie, I don't LOVE the gold shiny packaging but it's not going to change my impression of the product.  I did not take photos of the underside, I should have. The bottom opens to reveal a small brush. I, like most people, don't use those brushes, they tend to be scratchy and oddly shaped. I would use it in a pinch though and might be good for light traveling. 

The two colors I got are Fantastico Mauve and Dolce Pink. As you can see in the photos each is rich and marbled.  Fantastico Mauve gives a dark plum color to the cheeks. It might look intimidatingly dark but it's really quite flattering on the skin. Dolce Pink  is a light fresh pink that adds life to dull skin.  I really love them both. Both shades are shimmery but not overtly so. I didn't find them to be chunky glitter just an overall shimmery sheen. I like the effect but it might not be for everyone.

I did not include swatches because they're blush. You don't wear them heavily swatched right? I supposed I could have taken a full face photo but I did not. 

According to Milani these are baked on Italian Terracotta stones.  If you've used baked products before, like MAC mineralized skin finishes, you'll know what type of texture to expect from these. 

Overall I am impressed with these. I think they are nicely pigmented with good color pay off and I enjoy the shimmery finish they create. I think they're priced fairly and are great quality. 

These retail for around $7.99 each and can be found on Milani's website or at your local drugstores. I find Milani at CVS and Walgreens consistently. The drugstores always have great sales like buy one get one half off so you can't go wrong picking one up. 

Have you tried these? What do you think of them?

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