Name: Minerals Blush
From Milani’s website:
A non-irritating mineral-based powder blush that has been formulated with unique technology to provide a lightweight feel, natural healthy glow, true-color application and smooth finish.
What I liked:
– beautiful shade
– gives cheeks a natural flush
– very shimmery
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– not available in many shades
– can be too shimmery for some people
– the packaging
A few months ago, my friend Dao and I decided to do a makeup swap. When she told me one of the items she got for me was the Milani Blush in Luminous, which is touted to be a dupe for Nars Orgasm, I was very excited. I can’t compare the two as I’m not ready to splurge on the Nars one just yet, but so far I’m really loving the Milani blush.
Luminous is a pink shade with a hint of peachy undertone and full of gold shimmers that gives a healthy, natural and glowy flush to my cheeks. It’s a truly beautiful shade and I find myself reaching for it a lot since I got it.
However, I think the shimmers could be too much for some people: this stuff is chock full of them. I don’t mind that at all. On the contrary, I love very shimmery blushes and Luminous doesn’t make me look like a disco ball. Instead, it highlights my cheeks beautifully.
In fact, when I wear this, I can skip using a highlighter on my cheeks. I don’t need it as the blush takes care of that but I understand that not everyone will like this. And if shimmery blushes aren’t your thing, then give this a miss.
The powder is quite soft to the touch (although not as much as that of high-end blushes), finely milled and blends easily. But because the blush is so pigmented, it is also easy to overdo it. So I suggest you apply it with a light hand. Just a swipe is enough to provide a nice pop of color and if you need more, you can always layer it.
The staying powder is just average on me. It lasts a few hours before it starts fading and I need to retouch it a couple of times throughout the day. Also, I’d like if Milani Minerals Blush came in more shades: apart from Luminous, only other three are available.
I’m not too fond of the cheap-looking plastic packaging, but I don’t hate it either. The compact has two levels: the top one houses the blush, whereas in the bottom one you can find a mirror and a small round and flat brush. Like most brushes that come with products, this one is rough, scratches skin and is useless so I just use my own brushes instead.
Overall, I’m loving Milani Minerals Blush in Luminous. It’s a beautiful peachy pink shades with lots of gold shimmers that provides a natural glow. The price is inexpensive and the shade very pigmented, but doesn’t last all day.