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Sneak Peek: Milani Amore Metallics Lip Cremes Photos & Swatches

Milani Amore Metallics Lip Crèmes
Milani Amore Metallics Lip Crèmes

Milani Amore Metallics Lip Crèmes ($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a limited edition metallic take on liquid lipstick. It’s available in eight shades; I know that they can be harder to find in-store, but I had no problem purchasing mine directly through Milani’s website.

Milani Amore Metallics Lip Crèmes

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Milani Red Vino Baked Blush

Milani Red Vino Baked Powder Blush
Milani Red Vino Baked Powder Blush

Milani Red Vino Baked Powder Blush ($7.49 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with warm undertones and gold sparkle. MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Gleeful (P, $27.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Clinique Cola Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Rouge (LE, $45.00) is darker (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose (P, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blush formula is supposed to be “buildable from sheer to vibrant” paired with a “silky” texture. Red Vino had larger, more noticeable sparkle than a lot of the blushes I’ve tried in the range. The texture was thinner, a little drier, and was harder to work with, though it blended out more easily than I expected after swatching. It had buildable coverage from semi-sheer to mostly opaque. There were some noticeable sparkles on the skin, but it was more of a satin sheen overall, once blended in. This shade wore for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

Milani Baked Blush Red Vino
Red Vino
Red Vino
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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Milani Corallina Baked Blush

Milani Corallina Baked Powder Blush
Milani Corallina Baked Powder Blush

Milani Corallina Baked Powder Blush ($7.49 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium coral-orange with gold shimmer. NARS Me First (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Stereo Rose (LE, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Romance (P, $9.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Menage a Trois (P, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Rose Gold (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Peach Shimmer (LE) is cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Coral (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blush formula is supposed to be “buildable from sheer to vibrant” paired with a “silky” texture. Corallina has a soft, smooth consistency that is a little dusty but not really powdery or dry. The color blended out easily on the skin, and the shimmer wasn’t too large, so it didn’t emphasize pores and gave off a very luminous sheen. It had semi-sheer to opaque coverage, as described, and it was forgiving, as you could sheer it out or intensify it without it looking caked on or becoming splotchy. The blush wore for seven hours on me before fading slightly.

Milani Baked Blush Corallina
Corallina
Corallina
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Milani Luminoso Baked Blush

Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush
Milani Luminoso Baked Powder 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. Chanel Espiegle (DC, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Moment (LE, $28.00) is more muted, 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). NARS Fame (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #6 (LE) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Linda (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Amber Glow (LE, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sisley Paris Mango (3) (P, $85.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% 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). Makeup Geek Smitten (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blush formula is supposed to be “buildable from sheer to vibrant” paired with a “silky” texture. Luminoso has a soft, smooth texture that is a little powdery/dusty to work with, but it doesn’t appear dry or powdery once blended and buffed into the skin. The more it is blended into the skin, the more luminous the finish becomes without looking overly shimmered or frosted. It was buildable from medium coverage to mostly opaque coverage, and it was pretty easy to achieve sheer coverage with a lighter hand. On me, the blush started to fade noticeably after seven and a half hours of wear.

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

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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 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 Cool 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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