Milani Spring 2014 Coming Up Roses Blush Swatches & First Impressions

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Milani Coming Up Roses Spring 2014 Blush

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.

Milani Coral Cove Coming Up Roses Spring 2014 Blush

Coral Cove 05

Milani Lady Rouge Coming Up Roses Spring 2014 Blush

Lady Rouge 06

Milani Love Potion Coming Up Roses Spring 2014 Blush

Love Potion 07

Milani Tea Rose Coming Up Roses Spring 2014 Blush

Tea Rose 08

Milani Coming Up Roses Spring 2014 Blush-2

All together! Clockwise from lower left: Coral Cove, Lady Rouge, Love Potion, Tea Rose

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.

Milani Coming Up Roses Spring 2014 Blush Swatches - Coral Cove // Lady Rouge // Love Potion // Tea Rose

Coral Cove // Lady Rouge // Love Potion // Tea Rose

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.

Milani Coming Up Roses Spring 2014 Blush Swatches Coral Cove // Lady Rouge // Love Potion // Tea Rose

Coral Cove // Lady Rouge // Love Potion // Tea Rose

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!

Milani Coming Up Roses Blush Ingredients

Ingredients, in case it matters to you.

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?

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  • Oh, I am definitely intrigued! I can see how Lady Rouge is a bit patchy, but all the other shades seem smooth and pigmented!