Product Review: Milani Minerals Blush

Name: Minerals Blush
Brand: Milani
Size: 4.40g
Price: $5.99

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
– pigmented
– 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.

Rating: 4/5

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  1. beautifulwithbrains says

    Simone, you should! I love shimmering blushes, they add a natural pop of color while highlighting the cheeks as well. This one is very shimmery though so if you’re not sure you’ll like it, maybe starting with something with less shimmer might be a good idea. But if you’re interested in a dupe for Nars Orgasm, this is a very pretty and cheaper alternative.

  2. beautifulwithbrains says

    prettybeautiful, I agree. It’s a shame when such good products come in crappy packaging that make people overlook them. But don’t let that stop you if you come across it, the shade is truly beautiful :)

  3. beautifulwithbrains says

    Fabulessbeauty, you’re welcome! And do it, it’s such a beautiful and pigmented shade, I’m sure you’ll love it.

  4. beautifulwithbrains says

    Nikki, I’ve heard people say that Luminuos is slightly more pink than Orgasm, but I think it’s a nice alternative to it nonethless. It’s a shame that Milani is not available where you live (sadly we don’t have this brand here either), but maybe you can ask someone in the USA to get it for you :)

  5. beautifulwithbrains says

    Connie, that’s a shame! I understand though, it can be so hard to tell what product is causing skin problems :( Hopefully you can get it again.

  6. beautifulwithbrains says

    Dao, I love it, thanks for sending it to me. :) If you like shimmery blushes, you have to try it, it won’t disappoint you. The powder is finely-milled and it doesn’t go everywhere when you swirl your brush over it (if that makes sense lol).

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