Milani Bella Rosa (11) Baked Powder Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Milani Bella Rosa (11) Baked Powder Blush
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.

If you’re a big fan of richly pigmented blushes, you might fall in love for Bella Rosa, because it’s not a shy blush at all. It will apply at full intensity if you’re not careful! I recommend using a stippling brush to apply something like this if you’re looking for a softer, sheerer look. The powder has a soft, smooth, silky texture, so I expected it to blend easily, but it did take some effort to even out the color. It’s not too difficult, but when the shade is this intense, every bit counts–you really want a blendable texture. There’s a lot to like about this blush, and to see this level of pigmentation for under $10, I’m impressed. I can see this working beautifully on deeper skin tones, but with a feathery brush and touch, even very fair complexions will be able to make this work. The color wore very well for eight hours before starting to fade around the edges.

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

Milani Bella Rosa (11) Baked Powder Blush
Milani Bella Rosa (11) Baked Powder Blush

Milani Bella Rosa (11) Baked Powder Blush
Milani Bella Rosa (11) Baked Powder Blush

Milani Bella Rosa (11) Baked Powder Blush
Milani Bella Rosa (11) Baked Powder Blush

Milani Bella Rosa (11) Baked Powder Blush
Milani Bella Rosa (11) Baked Powder Blush

Milani Bella Rosa (11) Baked Powder Blush
Milani Bella Rosa (11) Baked Powder Blush

Milani Bella Rosa (11) Baked Powder Blush
Milani Bella Rosa (11) Baked Powder Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Liquid Highlighter (mixed with foundation)
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
On lips:
  • Revlon Elusive Matte Balm

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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It’s pretty intense! I like pigmented blushes, but since I wouldn’t wear this at its full intensity, I’d probably pick something more medium in color instead. Always easier to work with!

Just picked this up yesterday! I think it’s a dupe for Tarte “Natural Beauty”! I tweeted a comparison swatch yesterday 🙂 The texture of the A-C blushes is much harder but color-wise– they’re super close.

Christine you make the best reviews ever! Thank you for doing the new Milani blushes. I just bought luminoso, rose d oro, dolce pink and coralinna. I cant wait to try them for the first time. I will be looking for these.

Soo beautiful…reminds me of La Femme’s Magenta blush (not as bright as this imo) which I have but have barely touched! I think I need to “re-discover” that one first before I purchase this.

I agree! You should use what you have first! Something like this is SO pigmented and will last so long that if you don’t end up reaching for it… not such a good deal after all!

This is beautful!!! I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS AND SWATCHES! Even if we don’t have the same skin tone (I’m nc42 so the products look on me nothing like they do on you) I love looking at your makeuo ideas and the color swatches.

I love this color, but I’m not one for wearing bold blush (nor I think the color would suit my yellow-toned skin 🙁 ), however, I’ll buy it for my BFF who just LOVES pigmented blush (I gifted her Nars’s “Boys don’t cry” and it’s her favorite) and is crazy about pink 🙂 thanks for giving me such a nice gift idea.

Whoa, that is some intense pigment! I love pigmented blushes though, because I feel like you have more options, even if they are a little trickier to learn to apply 🙂 But then I learned to apply blush on my vampire skin with Chanel Affinite, so I guess I jumped in at the deep end there…

I thought that was going to look like a freaky neon pink on you, but actually it’s beautiful! You look especially so with the lip balm!

This colour looks absolutely terrifying on the pan, but it swatches so beautifully! I am so glad to see tons of new drugstore blushes for the spring that won’t break the budget but of decent quality (compared to a few recent MAC MSF fails!) I’m quite happy to see that this compares really well to Clinique’s Berry Pop (on my to-buy list) and the CHANEL blush! Might have to pick this up!

This blush and the Delizioso Pink are SO beautiful. Milani is no longer available at all in Canada (for a short time, it was sold at my local grocery store, which was BLISS). I’m going to Buffalo in a few weeks so can someone PLEASE tell me where these are available in a retail outlet? CVS? Rite Aid? I really would love to get these or at least have a look at ’em.

I saw a couple readers mention CVS had them, but I don’t have an official press release on this (just received the two blushes in a box). I know Milani is showing them online, though. Others say not yet in stores…

Wow it looks beautiful!! I have two Milani products I picked up in America and I am disappointed I didn’t pick up more I really like their products. Good quality.

I’m so impressed with it and I love the look it gives my cheeks. If this were placed in high end packaging, it would be hard to tell that it’s only $8.

Wow those new milani matte blushes! I live in asia that’s y i cnt get my hands on them but always checking ur site for reviews! Wow the pigmentation! Im always attracted towards red shades coz it looks more natural flushed effect! By the way i really love ur lippie that u used there! Care to share the brand & shade? Wow i do hope we have those here in the Philippines! I mean we have cosmetic stores that carry international brands but not all line, but will definitely lok forward to ur reply! 🙂

The pigmentation is crazy bright!

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THE MAKEUP LOOK
On face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation, Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Liquid Highlighter (mixed with foundation), Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder. On lips: Revlon Elusive Matte Balm.

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