Monday, July 18, 2016

Milani Blush In Romantic Rose 01 Review With Swatches

Milani Romantic Rose 01

I've been lusting after this blush for eons. Ever since it came out and I heard it was a dupe for Tarte's Exposed I knew I had to have it. I didn't want to fork out the extra dough if I didn't have to on the Tarte blush- I'm always in for a good dupe. Since I don't own Tarte's Exposed I can't say if they are in fact dupes but the swatches online looked good enough to me.

It's difficult to find Milani products where I live and the one store that sells Milani near me is always sold out. Luckily, I found Milani online at Canadian retailer and it was on sale for $8.49 from $9.99. Plus, my blogger friend gave me a code to get $10 off my order! I couldn't wait any longer and ordered this blush along with some other goods as I had to spend $40 to get the $10 off, but luckily we were in need of some other items too. And, shipping was free so I couldn't resist. is new to me. After looking around their site, I found a ton of health and beauty brands that I love. They also had sales on several brands (including Milani at the time). It looks like they change the sales weekly.

I was so excited when my blush arrived as I've wanted it for so long. I immediately had to check my rather large blush collection for dupes (I'm a huge blush lover!)... to my surprise, I have nothing even close to this shade! yay!

I would describe Romantic Rose as a nude, warm, rosy-brown that is matte. I was afraid it would make me look ruddy, but luckily it doesn't at all. It's a great neutral colour that goes with any makeup look. I've been reaching for it constantly since it arrived! It performs like a high-end blush, I can't believe it was under $10, and the pan is huge at 17 grams!!

The blush has a creamy feel to it that I wasn't expecting, most of my powder blushes are much drier. It made me think that it may not blend well and go on patchy, yet it blended smoothly and evenly over my setting powder.

It's much more pigmented than I was expecting, so even on my tanned summer skin, a light hand and tapping of the brush is required.

Milani Romantic Rose 01

$9.99 / 17 grams

Get ready for a swatch-fest. I took several pictures of swatches on my inner arm, the back of my hand and at different angles. The back of my hand is tanned so you can see how it looks on medium skin tone. The inner part of my arm is fairer, so you'll see how it swatches on lighter skin tone. I have also shown the colour as I built it up.

In the next photo, I built up the colour more.

I give this blush 5 stars! Not only for the unique and beautiful colour that goes with any look, but also for pigmentation and lasting power. Never mind that it's under $10 and you get 17 grams of product! My only regret is waiting so long to purchase it.

Milani is also a cruelty-free brand.

I'm always on the lookout for a good dupe. Let me know in the comments if you know of any!

If you've never shopped at you can also save $10 off a $40 purchase with promo code "healthbeauty10" (valid until September 16, 2016).

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