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). 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). MAC Gleeful (P, $27.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Rouge (LE, $45.00) is darker (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is cooler, more shimmery (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose (P, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). Clinique Cola Pop (P, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (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.