Milani Love Potion (07) Rose Powder Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Milani Love Potion (07) Rose Powder Blush
Milani Love Potion (07) Rose Powder Blush

Milani Love Potion (07) Rose Powder Blush ($7.99 for 0.60 oz.) is described as a “dark rose.” It’s a medium-dark, fuchsia pink with a matte finish and cool, blue undertones. Clinique Berry Pop (03) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Milani Bella Rosa (11) (P, $7.99) is warmer. NARS Coeur Battant (LE, $29.00) is more pigmented. Tom Ford Beauty Narcissist (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery. MAC Prom Princess (LE, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery. MAC Florida (LE, $21.00) is a cream, cooler-toned, brighter. See comparison swatches.

The formula is supposed to be a “luxurious matte blush” that has a “micro-milled … powder.” The product is so incredibly powdery and chalky–even the lightest tap of the brush to the pan creates a lot of excess powder getting everywhere. The powder doesn’t adhere well to bare skin; it was quick to blend away on my normal-to-dry forearm, and it was only moderately better on my face, which is normal at the moment. If you wear a liquid or cream foundation or some sort of emollient base, you can get the pigment to stick better, but blending this shade was somewhat challenging. It did not appear as splotchy as Lady Rouge, but it wasn’t easily blended. I highly recommend using much, much less than you think and gradually building up the color to the desired intensity. When I wore this shade, the color lasted well for seven and a half hours before showing signs of fading and some patchiness.

Love Potion (07)

PPermanent. $8.99.
C-
C-
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
70%
Total
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Milani Love Potion (07) Rose Powder Blush
Milani Love Potion (07) Rose Powder Blush

Milani Love Potion (07) Rose Powder Blush
Milani Love Potion (07) Rose Powder Blush

Milani Love Potion (07) Rose Powder Blush
Milani Love Potion (07) Rose Powder Blush

Milani Love Potion (07) Rose Powder Blush
Milani Love Potion (07) Rose Powder Blush

Milani Love Potion (07) Rose Powder Blush
Milani Love Potion (07) Rose Powder Blush

Milani Love Potion (07) Rose Powder Blush
Milani Love Potion (07) Rose Powder Blush

Rose Powder Blush
Milani
$8.99/0.17 oz.

70%

Average

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Pressed Powder
On eyes:
  • Sephora Snakeskin Dress Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Bobbi Brown Bare Peach Lipgloss
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Lady Rouge is the one described as “hot red”; Love Potion is “dark rose”. I bought both, and have had fairly good luck applying them with Real Techniques duo fiber face and stippling brushes. I wear liquid foundation but apply finishing powder prior to the blush to make blending easier.

I’m sorry these aren’t working for you! I haven’t had a problem with them (though Lady Rouge is a bit patchy). I tend to just lightly tap the blush with a soft brush, then apply – it picks up plenty of powder with such a soft formula – but no excess. I see that you tried tapping instead of swiping but it didn’t work for you, just reporting that it does work for me with these blushes in case it helps someone decide whether to get them!

Gotcha! I was able to make them work over foundation, though they’re all more challenging and difficult to use relative to good quality blushes (including Milani’s other blushes) when I tried them.

This is the one I was most interested in, as I’ve been looking for a rose-toned blush, but not only is this dry, it’s very bright. Right after I found these at Walgreen’s and decided to skip, I found the Final Cut collection on NARS’ site, and went with Love, so hopefully that will fill the void!

Hm… I wish these performed a bit better (the price point is nicer than Clinique), but I guess it’s moot at the end of the day, as we don’t have the brand here :-S I wish we got more variety!

Looks SO pretty in the pan (as they all do). I might actually pick this one up when I go stateside in the next few weeks….it just looks so pretty and the price is pretty cheap so maybe I can put up with the less than great quality.

So sorry to hear that you didnt mesh well with this one! The appearance and packaging is much much better and less gaudy than the other milani products which makes you think they might have spent a bit too much time on the packaging and not enough on the actual formula, which is what truly matters

Anyways, pink blush looks amazing on you! You look so glowing and happy, pink blush is def your thing!

whoa.. so pretty and so pigmented… applying such highly pigmented blushes is really a task, but I love the end result πŸ˜€

The colour on the swatch looks quite patchy. How disappointing the blusher looks really nice but despite the appearance obviously doesn’t perform.

I really wish Milani wouldn’t have made these so chalky. The colors and the design are just so beautiful

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