Milani Luminoso Baked Blush

Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush ($7.49 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium peachy orange with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Ripe Peach (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Cream Soda (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Espiegle (DC, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sisley Paris Mango (3) (P, $85.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Smitten (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Coral Pink (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Freshen Up (LE, $35.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Linda (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Amber Glow (LE, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush
Milani Baked Blush Luminoso
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
86%

5 Shimmering Red Lipsticks to Try

When I think about a go-to color for a bold, party look, I always think red. I’m curious to know what your go-to color is when you think about it! There aren’t nearly as many shimmery/metallic reds as there should be, in my opinion, that are permanently available. I’d love to hear about more that I’m missing out on!

  1. Kat Von D Adora — A Warm Red with a Metallic finish.
  2. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Role Play — A Warm Red with a Frost finish.
  3. NARS Christina — A Warm Red with a Frost finish.
  4. Milani Cherry Crave — A Warm Red with a Metallic finish.
  5. Hourglass Siren — A Warm Red with a Metallic finish.

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13 Emerald Greens to Covet

Long-time readers will probably find this no surprise… but I love emerald green when it comes to makeup! Whether it’s for nails, eyes, or lips. Here are 13 favorites — from deeper to brighter, warmer to cooler! :)

  1. Butter London British Racing Green — A Cool Green with a Pearl finish.
  2. Zoya Logan — A Cool Green with a Glitter finish.
  3. Kat Von D Iggy — A Cool Green with a Frost finish.
  4. Sephora Collection Go For a Ride — A Cool Green with a Pearl finish.
  5. Make Up For Ever ME304 Emerald — A Cool Green with a Frost finish.
  6. Milani Green Safari — A Warm Green with a Frost finish.
  7. Buxom Pre-nup — A Neutral Green with a Frost finish.
  8. Giorgio Armani Emeraude (04) — A Cool Green with a Satin finish.
  9. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosplay — A Cool Green with a Satin finish.
  10. Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green — A Warm Green with a Metallic finish.
  11. Urban Decay Kush — A Warm Green with a Frost finish.
  12. NYX Risque — A Cool Green with a Metallic finish.
  13. Colour Pop Empire — A Warm Green with a Metallic finish.

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5 Gorgeous Copper Lipsticks to Try for Fall

I touched on some of my favorite copper eyeshadows last month, but coppery lip colors are becoming more and more prevalent with each passing season (much to my surprise!), so here are a few that I really like:

  1. NYX Wrath — A Warm Copper with a Metallic finish.
  2. Kat Von D Thin Lizzy — A Warm Copper with a Frost finish.
  3. Maybelline Maple Kiss (925) — A Warm Copper with a Satin finish.
  4. Milani Bronze Beauty — A Warm Copper with a Metallic finish.
  5. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Authentic — A Warm Copper with a Metallic finish.

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Milani Embrace & Flirt Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Embrace Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep reddish plum.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark berry with strong, cool pink undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on fairly evenly, but there was some slight “streaking” where the color appeared lighter/darker in areas. The formula was thin and easily spread across the lips, but it was also easily spread past the natural lip line with the amount pulled on the applicator so be careful or wipe off excess prior to using. The color lasted for eight hours with minimal fading and was just a tad drying after six hours of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Violet (16) (P, $50.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Twerk (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Bauhau5 (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Bad Habit (LE, $6.00) is more muted, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Embrace Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Embrace
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
87%
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Milani Desire & Romance Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright red.” It’s a brightened, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a smooth, matte finish. It was intensely pigmented and applied with even coverage, though the more liquid-y consistency does make it a little harder to maneuver around the edges. As always, I recommend trying to remove excess product from the applicator or using a lip brush to make it easier to apply. It wore well for eight hours with minimal fading and was a little drying after seven hours. Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (LE, $25.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay 714 (LE, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Jungle Red (P, $28.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Underage Red (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Maneater (P, $24.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Fashion Legacy (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (P, $21.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Desire
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
92%
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