The Baked Blush from Milani is one of the brand’s more popular products alongside their Rose Powder Blush (review here). Set in a gold shiny-finish case that conveys a certain level of elegance, this blush is actually quite good, but we just wish we could love it so much more.
This cute marbled blush delivers a nice little dose of pigmentation, not too much that it looks like you have clown cheeks, but not too subtle that it’s basically invisible (unlike some other blushes out there). Look and finish-wise, this blush also looks absolutely gorgeous. The finish is luminous in such a way that it looks basically lit from within. This blush makes you look fresh, rosy and well-illuminated—and for all that, you only have to pay a small amount.
Unfortunately, there were some things that really turned us off from this blush. We really disliked the fact that even if it’s not the most glittery blush, there was still a significant amount of fallout from it. Like, one second, it’s clean and matte, and then the next second, suddenly, your face is dotted with random sparks of glitter. Also, it’s not particularly great at adhering on to the skin. It gets a good three to four hours in, but we just don’t feel that’s enough.
Our general opinion of this product is that it’s good, but it’s not good enough to overcome its own downfalls. We really wish it were because generally it looks pretty great.
SUITABLE FOR: All skin types.
- The Milani Baked Blush is available in 12 shades.