As I have mentioned on my previous posts, I've been digging coral-pinks lately, thus, the reason for me buying this Milani Baked Powder Blush in Corallina. After seeing positive reviews and gorgeous swatches, I was immediately sold so just imagine how excited I was when I finally got my hands on this blush. It was love at first sight and swatch. But did I actually fall in love with it? Let's find out. :)
Corallina is a gorgeous coral-pink shade with gold and white/silver veining, which will remind you so much of MAC MSFs. I remember having a product almost the same as this one from Physician's Formula, and a baked Chanel JC Blush. While the color is very lovely, the texture isn't. I find it powdery and a bit rough and chalky. Not as smooth and pressed and finely milled as other baked powder blushes. It is pigmented, though, so those who prefer pigmented blushes might like this, especially if you are not too keen on texture and stuff.
It has a separate brush compartment and mirror. I never really understood why the mirror has to be on the back side of the blush. It just doesn't make sense to me why anyone would enjoy flipping the product over just to see yourself in the mirror. As usual, the brush included is scratchy.
Gorgeous on the pan, swatches beautifully. I thought I would love it to bits but I was disappointed when I realized that it made me look sunburned. Someone asked if I've gone to the beach because she thought my cheeks were sunburned and I was wearing this blush. That happened not just once, not even twice, but thrice. And that isn't a good sign. So off it went to the For Sale list and it's now on its way to a new mommy. Such a shame that a blush as pretty as this gave such an effect on me. And it didn't even cause any allergic or bad reaction so we would've had a good relationship if it weren't for the sunburned look. That being said, I won't buy another baked blush from Milani. Not even my love for coral-pinks saved this from getting sold to someone else. But then again, a lot of bloggers love this blush so do give it a try. Each product has varying results on different people anyway. This is really pretty but it just doesn't work for me.
Have you tried this blush? Love it?
Happy Friday, super awesome peeps! :P