Milani Baked Blush in Fantastico Mauve

I'm not one to reach for plum blushes at all, I think in the wrong hands they can look awful
and as I am rather heavy handed I do tend to body swerve such shades.
However there here is something rather beautiful about Milani Fantastico Mauve.
I think it may be the presentation, look at all the shades swirled together
forming a galaxy of plum hues...just lovely!

Milani Baked Blush in Fantastico Mauve
Milani Baked Blush in Fantastico Mauve
Milani Baked Blush in Fantastico Mauve

Milani baked blushes as a collective are utterly amazing, they are well pigmented
and beautifully presented in slightly bulky yet round golden cases with a hidden compartment 
that holds a brush and mirror.
Okay the brush is not all that adequate but I guess if you are really pushed it would do in an emergency.
I have dropped my other shades of these baked blushes more than I care to count
and they never shatter or chip so the bulky packaging must be doing something right.

Milani Baked Blush in Fantastico Mauve
Milani Baked Blush in Fantastico Mauve

Fantastico Mauve is officially described as a lavender shade with bright pink 
but to me it is definitely a cool toned plum shade with pink and white veining.
It also a slight golden sheen throughout which helps to warm the shade a little
and gives you the option of skipping highlighter if you so wish.
It has a slight brown leaning which I prefer in a plum blush as it makes it a little easier to wear
and opens it up to more skin colourings and tones as it results in the shade being more neutral.
The shade is deep enough to translate well on to darker skin tones
yet blends down well that fairer skins can also wear it with ease.

Milani Baked Blush in Fantastico Mauve

As with all the Milani Baked Blushes I have tested these are well formulated.
They are firm to the touch which means they can with stand a bump or two
yet when swiped/swatched the pigmentation is evident and the formula is soft to touch.
They apply well, easy to blend out even the deeper shades 
and the shimmer element is soft not over the top meaning problem and older skins can sport this with ease.
The blush formula is also easy to build and does not turn ashy or cake on the skin.
I typically get a full 8 hour wear from each application before it begins to fade
but please take into account that I do have oily skin. 

Product Summary

Round Up - A shimmery plum baked blush.

Best For -  Most as the colour is fairly neutral, it is easy to build and blend which lends it to more skin tones.

Pigmentation - (8/10) A really strong tone from first swipe.

Availability - Hard to obtain in the U.K (if you know of anywhere feel free to let me know in the comments) but you can pick these up fairly cheaply from
who ship internationally.