Milani Bella Rosa (11) Baked Powder Blush

Milani Bella Rosa (11) Baked Powder Blush ($7.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, vibrant reddish-pink with a mostly matte finish. Clinique Berry Pop (03) (P, $21.00) is less red, lighter. Chanel Chamade (67) (P, $38.00) is slightly warmer (and a cream product). Tom Ford Beauty Narcissist (LE, $55.00) is pinker, cooler-toned, and more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

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Milani Bella Rosa (11) Baked Powder Blush
Milani Baked Blush Bella Rosa (11)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
91%

Milani Delizioso Pink (10) Baked Powder Blush

Milani Delizioso Pink (10) Baked Powder Blush ($7.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a cool-toned, light-medium pink with strong blue undertones and a mostly matte finish. Tarte Dollface (P, $26.00) is lighter, less blue-based. Urban Decay Quickie (LE) is brighter. MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $20.00) is pinker. MAC Peony Petal (LE, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

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Milani Delizioso Pink (10) Baked Powder Blush
Milani Baked Blush Delizioso Pink (10)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
91%

Milani Berry Tempting, Ravish Raspberry, Pink Lady Brilliant Shine Lipglosses

This spring, Milani launched a new gloss formula, Brilliant Shine, in fourteen different shades. The new formula is supposed to have “rich color, extreme high shine, and comfortable lasting wear,” plus be “moisturizing and non-tacky.” I have several more to try (and not all of them are even photographed yet!), but here are the first three I tested. The texture is thick but smooth and mostly non-sticky, and the gloss smells like sweet vanilla but has no discernible taste. It comes with a paddle-shaped, sponge-tip applicator that fits along the curve of the lip. The formula has a high-shine, glossy finish, and they wear between three and four hours on me. I notice a slight tackiness that develops after an hour of wear, but it never feels full-on sticky, but it’s not 100% non-sticky. In some ways, the formula reminded me of MAC Lipglass, just not as thick and not tacky. Based on these three, they’re somewhat hydrating while worn.

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Milani Berry Tempting (05) Brilliant Shine Lipgloss
Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss Berry Tempting (05)
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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Milani Spring 2014 Launches

Milani Spring 2014 Launches
Milani Spring 2014 Launches

Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss ($5.49)

Rich color, extreme high shine, comfortable lasting wear, moisturizing & non-tacky.

  • Bare Secret (01)
  • Mai-Tai (02)
  • Luminous (03)
  • Mauve Fetish (04)
  • Berry Tempting (05)
  • Ravish Raspberry (06)
  • Pink Lady (07)
  • Rose Blush (08)
  • Sweet Grapefruit (09)
  • Coral Crush (10)
  • Nude Touch (11)
  • Red My Lips (12)
  • Brownberry (13)
  • Black Cherry (14)

Power Lip ($6.49)

New non-drying formula, long-lasting shine, stain, & color coverage. Available at CVS.

  • Red Control (01)
  • Cabaret Blend (02)
  • Raspberry Tart (03)
  • Pink Lemonade (04)
  • Macaroon (05)
  • Strawberry Sugar (06)
  • Mango Tango (07)
  • Creamy Cafe (08)

Lip Intense Liquid Color ($6.49)

Infused with pure pigments for a shockingly intense full lip color. Application of a gloss with the longevity of a lipstick. Lightweight, full coverage formula.

  • Red Extreme (01)
  • Pink Rave (02)
  • Fiery Coral (03)
  • Violet Addict (04)

Anti-Feathering Lipliner ($4.49)

A smooth easy glide-on, mistake proof formula that prevents lipstick & liploss from feathering. Serves as lip primer & line filler when used all over lips & extends
the wear of any lipstick or lipgloss. Enriched with vitamins & moisturizing ingredients for a creamy application. Sharpens with Milani’s Duo Pencil Sharpener.

  • Transparent (01)

Brow & Eye Highlighters ($6.49)

Perfect duo for a luminous effect around the eyes. Can be used as a brightener, highlighter & eyeshadow. Brow lifting, light diffusing pigments.

  • Matte Beige/High Glow (01)
  • Matte Cream/Luminous Lift (02)
  • Vanilla/Natural Taupe (03)

Brow Shaping Clear Gel ($4.49)

  • Clear (01)

Brow Shaping Clear Wax ($4.49)

  • Clear (01)

Eye Tech Perfection Liquid Liner ($7.49)

Ergonomic handle for easy application. Full color definition in one stroke application. Extreme fine-tip point creates three line styles.

  • Black (01)

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Top 10 of 2013: Best Drugstore/Budget Lipsticks and Lipglosses

Here is a compilation of my favorite budget-friendly lipsticks and lipglosses that I’ve tested over the past year! I’m really excited to have found an affordable, high-quality lip scrub this year. Bonus points for being an indie brand to boot! It does seem like 2013 was the year of bright lipstick–fuchsia, red, and orange!

What were your favorite budget-friendly lipsticks and lipglosses from the past year?

Top 10 of 2013: Best Drugstore/Budget Eyeshadows and Eyeliners

I have a whole slew of fun top tens to share with you over the next few days!  You may even see some of these pop up again in a few other top tens.  I wanted to put a spotlight on some of the best affordable and budget-friendly products that I enjoyed and reviewed over the past year.  I hope you’ll take a moment to share your own favorites that you discovered this year.

What were your favorite budget-friendly eyeshadows and eyeliners this year?