Last summer, Milani released four rose-embossed blushes and I bought & reviewed two of them – I was not impressed. So when I found this year’s set of four blushes, I thought I’d skip them. Luckily I posted a picture of the display on Instagram and several people commented that this year’s were worth it. I ended up deciding to buy all four. I haven’t had a chance to really play with them yet, so today I have swatches and my first impressions.
First, here are too many photos of the blushes in the pan. They’re just so pretty.
First I tried swatching them with a sponge tip applicator. They applied well, but fairly sheerly. Lady Rouge was the most sheer, so this is about 4-5 swipes – the others were 2-3 swipes.
Then I went over the swatches with a fingertip. Due to the skin’s natural oils, this always results in much more vibrant swatches – good for comparing colors, not so good for seeing how they actually would apply with a brush. Again, Lady Rouge was the most sheer, and here you can see that it’s also a bit patchy, while the other three are smooth.
Again, I haven’t played with these blushes yet – or even tried them on my face. However, with that caveat, they seem to be really lovely, especially for drugstore blush. And they’re definiitely superior to last year’s rose blushes!
I found these at Walgreens, and they were $7.49 each – my guess is that MSRP is actually $6.99 (all the Walgreens in LA charge more than MSRP). They are limited edition.
Will you be looking out for these?