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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.

Bella Rosa (11)

PPermanent. $7.99.
A-
A-
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

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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Alexandria Avatar

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

Kary Avatar

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.

Daniel Avatar

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 πŸ™ ), 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 πŸ™‚ thanks for giving me such a nice gift idea.

Michelle Reece Avatar

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!

Stephanie | theFantasia Avatar

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!

Mariella Avatar

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.

Rebecca Avatar

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.

S Avatar

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! πŸ™‚

Christine Avatar

The pigmentation is crazy bright!

It is listed after the last photo —

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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