Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush Review & Swatches

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Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush
Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush

Blushing Berry

Milani Blushing Berry Cheek Kiss Cream Blush ($8.99 for 0.21 oz.) is a brighter, medium reddened berry with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation–as described–that applied well to bare skin but had a tendency to lift up base products (particularly more matte finishes or over set bases).

The texture was very thin, moderately emollient, and was more likely to slide too quickly over skin than it was to stick in one place (which is likely why it was better over bare skin!). There were signs that the blush had migrated/moved a bit on my cheek after six hours of wear. As a lip product, it was more prone to emphasizing lip texture as it was quite thin and lasted for two hours and was non-drying.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$8.99/0.21 oz. - $42.81 Per Ounce

It's supposed to be "lightweight, buildable and never greasy" that gives a "luminous wash of color." Though the formula name and actual packaging don't make mention of it, the brand's description online says it's a "multitasking cheek and lip balm-to-gel" product.

The texture was lightweight, emollient, and thin with a touch of tackiness. I found it applied better over bare skin than over foundation, as it lifted my base up a bit--not every single time without fail but often enough that it wasn't foolproof. It was worse over more matte/drier bases (or a set base).

It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly and blended out well over bare skin. The product stayed on well for six hours before migrating/moving around noticeably. The finish was more natural-matte--not overly dewy but set slightly. I preferred to pat it on with fingertips and use a separate brush to diffuse the edges, which helped keep it in place better.

As a lip product, it had similar coverage and lasted about two hours or less as it didn't really leave a stain behind, so the thin, more emollient formula didn't offer much in the way of longevity. The formula was more prone to emphasizing lip texture, as it was thin, but it was neither drying nor hydrating as a lip product.

Browse all of our Milani Cheek Kiss Cream Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Triethylhexanoin, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77491)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Blushing Berry

PPermanent. $8.99.
B-
B-
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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Too bad it lifts up foundation, because this is a gorgeous shade for right now! It has that perfect wintery flush from the cold wind tone to it.

I recently bought the new Milani Supercharged Lip & Cheek stick and it’s very similar to this in that it’s better on bare skin but the stick is very emollient and doesn’t build color well or set down much. It blends nicely but it can get thick and heavy quickly if adding more in an attempt to build color. I’d be interested in trying this as it seems like a better formula.

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