Milani recently released a new collection of four limited edition rose shaped blushes, the “Coming Up Roses” collection. There are four colors available, and I purchased two of them: Flora Passion, a matte pinky-coral, and Warm Petals, a slightly shimmery orangey nude.
Milani’s permanent blush line (the baked blushes) are very pigmented and beautiful colors but are too shimmery for my preferences, so I had high hopes for the Coming Up Roses blushes. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed by these.
These are quite pretty in the pan -
But both shades swatched terribly. At first (using a sponge tip applicator), I couldn’t get them to show up at all. I thought there might be some kind of layer on the surface, so I scraped a bit of it off and went over my swatches again. They still were barely visible.
The following swatches were made by scraping up some of the blush, and they are very heavily layered – around 20 swipes each.
Flora Passion is a very pretty coral – I’m sad that the quality means I won’t use it. I love nude blushes, but Warm Petals has a bit too much orange in it to work for me.
Overall, these blushes are a definite SKIP for me. They require far too much work just to show up. I know some people prefer a sheer, foolproof blush – but I still wouldn’t recommend these to anyone, as there are plenty of blush options at this price point that are much better.
Do note that all the reviews I have read of these are positive, with comments about how these blushes are soft and pigmented. I don’t know if I got a bad batch or something! I’d love to hear your thoughts if you have tried these.
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