One...okay one of the brands that I forever wish would come to the UK and set up shop is Milani. If you have not tried one of their baked blushes then my friend you have not lived. Okay slight exaggeration but they are rather wonderful and so well priced (around $8/£4.70) that it does make my soul weep that I don't have constant access to the brand. Like I said Milani Baked Blushes are the must try product from the brand and at the moment I am rather enjoying the shade Corallina.
The packaging of the Milani Baked Blushes are a little bulky, each contains a hidden compartment that holds both a brush and mirror. In store you may fear that your blush has come loose due to the rattling noise if you shake one of the blushes but rest assure that is only the brush in said compartment. 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 this baked blush line more times than I care to count and they never shatter or chip so the bulky packaging must be doing something right!
As someone who rather enjoys a coral blush the name Corallina sucked me in - no it is not your typical coral more of a reddened bright pink but it is a great shade for summer. If you look closely Milani Corallina is a warm toned red come pink coral that features swirls of white and glitter. In terms of finish and design it reminds me of MAC's MSF line but not in colour - i.e I can think of no out right dupes. Yet once applied on the skin Milani Baked Blush in Corallina quickly turns into a shimmer based orange toned pink that is not worlds apart from MAC Stereo Rose. If you find MAC Stereo Rose a little too stark or of course missed out on such shade then this is the way to go.
As with all the Milani Baked Blushes I have tested this is beautifully formulated, firm to the touch which means it can with stand a bump or two yet when swiped/swatched/applied the pigmentation is evident and the formula appears soft. I should quickly mention that this is a fairly dry powder formulation meaning it is prone to product fall out which can become a little messy. The Milani Baked Blushes apply well, easy to blend out even the deeper shades, the only downside as mentioned above is that Corallina is a little on the shimmery come glittery side which can highlight imperfections. The good news is that you can buff off the shimmer/glitter with a dense brush and patience. In terms of pigmentation this particular baked blush formula is 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.
Of course Milani Baked Blush in Corallina is neigh impossible to get within the UK but you can find it on eBay here.
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