Milani Bella Bellini & Rosa Romantica Baked Blushes Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush
Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush
Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush
Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush
Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush
Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush
Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush
Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush
Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush
Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush
Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush
Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush
Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush
Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush
Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush
Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush
Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush
Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush

Bella Bellini

Milani Bella Bellini Baked Blush ($8.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and gold shimmer. It had buildable pigmentation from medium to mostly opaque.

The Baked Blush formula is described as “richly pigmented and highly buildable” (that’s not confusing at all, right?)–it would make more sense to say something like “buildable from sheer to full coverage.” That is more in line with how they used to describe the formula when I reviewed shades from the range last year, but they have since changed it to what I’ve included here. I’m not aware of any reformulation in the last year, I feel it’s fair to take their meaning as “highly buildable” to “richly pigmented” payoff.

The consistency was smooth, slightly dusty, but it blended out nicely on the skin and did not appear powdery once buffed and worked into the skin. The blush had a very strong sheen, which slightly emphasized my skin’s natural texture when worn at semi-opaque or higher coverage. The color started to fade noticeably after seven and a half hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.12 oz. - $66.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "richly pigmented and highly buildable" (which is confusing) that is available in a mix of "matte and shimmery shades." Most shades have medium to opaque coverage, can be built up usually (or sheered/blended out if desired), and have a soft, smooth texture that can run slightly powdery. The majority of shades I've tried apply evenly, blend out nicely, and last between seven and eight hours on me.

Browse all of our Milani Baked Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Nylon-12, Caprylic/Capric Trigylceride, Isostearyl Sebacate, Diisostearyl Malate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate, Lauroyl Lysine, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Glyceryl Stearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, PEG-75 Stearate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850). Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410).

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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01/06

Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush
Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush
Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush
Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush
Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush
Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush
Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush
Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush
Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush
Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush
Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush
Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush
Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush
Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush
Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush
Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush
Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush
Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush

Rosa Romantica

Milani Rosa Romantica Baked Blush ($8.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, almost “dirty” peach with warmer undertones and a fine pink and gold sheen. It had sheer pigmentation, which was buildable to medium coverage with three layers. I think it would work better as a highlighter on most skin tones but should work as a very subtle blush on very fair complexions. The consistency was dusty and prone to sheering out, so it was rather messy in the pan, though it did not look chalky or dusty on my cheeks. There was a noticeable sheen and a smidgen of color (more visible in person than in photos) that lasted for seven hours on me.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.12 oz. - $66.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "richly pigmented and highly buildable" (which is confusing) that is available in a mix of "matte and shimmery shades." Most shades have medium to opaque coverage, can be built up usually (or sheered/blended out if desired), and have a soft, smooth texture that can run slightly powdery. The majority of shades I've tried apply evenly, blend out nicely, and last between seven and eight hours on me.

Browse all of our Milani Baked Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Nylon-12, Caprylic/Capric Trigylceride, Isostearyl Sebacate, Diisostearyl Malate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate, Lauroyl Lysine, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Glyceryl Stearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, PEG-75 Stearate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850). Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410).

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Lancome Teint Idole Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Earthquake Eyeliner
On lips:
  • NARS Orgasm Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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We JUST got Milani in my town. But I’ll HAVE to check out that first blush, as it’s a 95% dupe for my beloved Bella bamba!

Iv been searching high and low for a dupe for when I finish my current last sample size of Bella bamba, as you know, Christine! So im over the moon right now ahaha thank you so much!

I really like the color of the Rosa Romantica. Too bad it didn’t perform as well. I may have to pick it up anyway, when I find it on sale somewhere.

I will say that if you have fair skin like Christine calls out, you might light this. I’m very fair and I found this to be an awesome nude blush that gave me a light glow. I only used a single layer. But I remember thinking when I used it that if my skin tone was any darker, it wouldn’t work.

Bella Bellini is a pretty one! Brings to mind CP Boba… y’know; that elusive, mystical, unattainable beauty, LoL.

I remember everyone was raving about Milani Luminoso as the Nars Orgasm dupe, but thought they don’t look anything alike, the Bellini is almost dead on same!

I think the peachy one will still work well for someone who likes a sheerer/lighter color (or wants a sheerer highlighter)!

I agree that Rosa Romantica is too light to be used as a blush! I’m NC42, and it’s a really pretty highlight on me. I also love using it as an eyeshadow – it’s very brightening and natural looking. I haven’t had the issues with powderiness. I wonder if it’s because of batch differences, or skin type differences [I have pretty oily skin].

Bella Bellini is, IMO, a very, very close dupe for the MAC blush Petal Power. I wore Bella Bellini on one cheek and the MAC on the other, and I could only make out a slight difference in sheen when I was really up close to my mirror!

Love the color Luminoso by Milani, and yes, they are very pigmented and a nice buy for drugstore makeup. I find that CVS carries alot of Milani and usually can catch it on sale. The Bellini, is a beautiful color on you !!!

Bellini is pretty, I’d wear it very sheer as I don’t need to get my skins texture more visable. The description is interesting. 🙂
Romantica looks very pretty.
It’s apity that Milani isn’t as affordable hera as it is in the US, but then nothing seems to be.

Hmmm… I bought a few Milani blushes a few years ago (Dolce Pink & Fantastico Mauve) and initially thought they were a bit sheer & dusty. So I used them as eyeshadows a little for a year & then put them away in the makeup purgatory drawer because I wasn’t sure if I liked them. Then about 6 months ago I got tried them as blushes again & was blown away at how gorgeous, blendable, and buffable to a beautiful sheen they were! I wonder if there is some sort of overspray on them that you have to work through to get to the blush?
Anywho, I also wish Milani would make some cooler shades of blush instead of all these coral & peachy shades.

Although Luminoso got the fame flame (lol!) I do like much more Corallina on my skin and I’m very pale/cool skin tone the kind which just burns red (in flames) instead of getting a nice tan. How I envy those girls. I love many of the baked colors and bought a few except the darker shades. Also the Rose design fell madly in love with such beauty and I love gardens!

Bella Bellini is my favorite Milani Baked Blush! I prefer is over the Luminoso one. As for Rosa Romantica, I use it as a blush topper/highlighter as it’s very light.

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