Milani Luminoso Baked Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush
Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush

Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush ($7.49 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium peachy orange with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. MAC Cream Soda (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Now or Never (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Pinch My Peach (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Espiegle (DC, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Fame (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Ripe Peach (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Moment (LE, $29.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Indecent (DC, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #6 (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Linda (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Sisley Paris Mango (3) (P, $85.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Amber Glow (LE, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Coral Pink (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Smitten (DC, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Freshen Up (LE, $35.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Terran Up My Heart (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blush formula is supposed to be “buildable from sheer to vibrant” paired with a “silky” texture. Luminoso has a soft, smooth texture that is a little powdery/dusty to work with, but it doesn’t appear dry or powdery once blended and buffed into the skin. The more it is blended into the skin, the more luminous the finish becomes without looking overly shimmered or frosted. It was buildable from medium coverage to mostly opaque coverage, and it was pretty easy to achieve sheer coverage with a lighter hand. On me, the blush started to fade noticeably after seven and a half hours of wear.

Luminoso

PPermanent. $7.99.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush
Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush

Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush
Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush

Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush
Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush

Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush
Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush

Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush
Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush

Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush
Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Puppy Love
  • So Quiche
  • Ibiza
  • Kimono Super Shock Shadows
  • Stila Mint Julep Smudge Stick
  • and Sephora My Boyfriend's Jeans Eyeliner

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Elyse Avatar

Luminoso is my go-to! It’s cheap and the color looks really nice on my pale skin (and I’m willing to bet it looks great on EVERY skin tone!). It definitely isn’t high-end quality (and you’re right that it does fade after a long work day if no setting spray is used), but for the price it performs much better than expected!

Gemma Avatar

Yes! So dirty!! It’s awful. Probably my LEAST favorite blush ever, so I’m really confused!! Maybe we have a bad batch, Staci??

Gina Avatar

I’m starting to think I got a bad batch. I love the color but I hate this blush. It’s disco-ball glittery and only lasts a few hours. I’m talking Twilight-level of glitter in mine.

Gina Avatar

I had heard it was reformulated in 2014. I can’t find any hard information on it, I’m trying! But it seems like it was between March and September of 2014. I know I bought mine around last August. I’m kind of interested to know if yours is from stock made before it was reformulated now, or if I have a bad batch. Luckily at this price point I’ll go grab another one to compare to my own.

What did you think of the funny little brush they include? 🙂 I’m trying to figure out something useful that would fit in that compartment!

Cindy Avatar

I loved the texture, blendability, and wear time of this blush, but sadly, it turned pretty red on me. I have rosacea so I have to stay away from blushes that are red or pink based. Peach colored blushes usually work well for me, but like I said, this one turned red on me for some reason. I mean this as a compliment: your makeup looks 80’s inspired, love it!!!

Bonnie Avatar

I have this! I think it’s pretty but I personally don’t understand why it’s a cult favorite. It’s so powdery, it kicks up a ton every time I use it, and it isn’t that pigmented I find. It looks super pigmented on you though Christine!

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