Wednesday, March 12, 2014

REVIEW! Milani Limited Edition "Rose Powder Blushes"

Hi everyone! Today's review will be on the Limited Edition Rose Powder Blushes from Milani Cosmetics! I was so excited to try these out and I have all four of the colors. Let's get straight into it!

I have not seen these blushes available in any stores, but they are available on Milani's website at www.milanicosmetics.com and cost $7.99 each. Also, they are tricky to find! You have to do a bit of searching as they are not listed with their other blushes. You have to type "Rose Powder Blush" into the search box for them to show up. All of the shades are matte and have a gorgeous rose motif. The packaging looks much like any other blush from Milani. It is gold at the bottom and has a clear lid. These blushes have quite a bit more product when compared to Milani baked blushes. A baked blush from Milani that you see in stores has 3.5 grams of products, where these rose powder blushes contain a whopping 17 grams of product!

Let's begin with the obvious...they look gorgeous! The rose pattern is so beautiful that you don't even want to touch them! There are four colors:

Top left: "Lady Rouge" - a deep reddish pink which leans a bit towards orange. 
Top right: "Coral Cove" - a true bright coral.
Bottom left: "Love Potion" - a very deep mauve pink with the slightest hint of a plum tone.
Bottom right: "Tea Rose" - a soft rosy pink.

"Lady Rouge" and "Love Potion" are by far the darkest shades, but when used sparingly they are quite lovely on the cheeks. These swatch EXTREMELY chalky. When I first swatched them I was concerned that they would be very difficult to blend. That's not necessarily the case. They do have pretty good pigmentation, and it is easy to overdo it, so start with less than what you think you need and add if necessary. Below is a photo of a very concentrated swatch of these blushes.


From left to right: "Lady Rouge", "Coral Cove", "Love Potion" and "Tea Rose". As you can see...they are quite powdery and chalky. But, they are able to be blended. Below is a photo of these concentrated swatches blended out a bit. (Obviously, it wouldn't be necessary to use this much product on your cheeks!)


As you can see, you are able to work with them and blend them out. Their staying power is pretty good, but they will fade a bit, so I recommend using a makeup setting spray for sure. "Love Potion" is especially pretty. It gives that perfect flush of color as if you were just outside in the cold. While all of these can be used on any skin tone, "Lady Rouge" and "Love Potion" are especially good for darker skin tones. I am not a huge fan of "Coral Cove" because it does have that strong orange tone, but that's just my personal preference. For me, my favorites are "Love Potion" and "Tea Rose".

I'm on the fence about these blushes because I think most of their appeal is in the rose design. I believe the formula and quality of the product to be inferior to Milani's baked blushes. As for recommending them, I can't say yes or no...I'm so in the middle because they are limited edition, the colors are pretty, the packaging is to die for...but I'm not a fan of the formula. If you love to collect blushes, love limited edition items and are a sucker for packaging, then yes...I would recommend. If you are only interested in quality, these may not be for you.

That's all for now my lovelies! I hope that this review helped you if you were contemplating buying these blushes. And as always, please share my post and comment below because I love hearing from you all! You can follow me on Instagram @reneebruch and on Twitter @ReneeBruchPhoto. Please visit my official website at www.reneebruch.com and check out and "like" my Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/ReneeBruchPhotography.