The formula is supposed to be "richly pigmented and highly buildable" (which is confusing) that is available in a mix of "matte and shimmery shades." Most shades have medium to opaque coverage, can be built up usually (or sheered/blended out if desired), and have a soft, smooth texture that can run slightly powdery. The majority of shades I've tried apply evenly, blend out nicely, and last between seven and eight hours on me.
The average rating based on all reviewed shade(s) in this formula is shown below.
Richly pigmented and highly buildable, the beautiful matte and shimmery shades of Baked Blush are the perfect cheeky pop of color for every skin tone. Sunbaked on Italian terracotta tiles, the warm finish adds a radiance that is the very essence of beauty. Shape, contour and highlight your best features.
Mica, Talc, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 20, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isohexadecane, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorabte 80, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Nylon-12, Sorbitan Oleate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica May Contain (+ / - ) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 (CI 15850), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Carmine (CI 75470).
Based on 10 Reviews, 47 Quick Reviews
The Good: Great Value (31), Easy To Apply (25), Blendable (24), Smooth (17), Buttery (10), Long-wearing (9), Travel-friendly (4), Creamy (3)
The In-Between: Luminous (29), Buildable (23), Highly Pigmented (15), Natural (11), Sheer (2)
The Bad: Powdery (12), Emphasizes Pores (9), Fades (9), Chalky (1), Hard To Apply (1)
10 Written Reviews
By Ari 12 months ago.
I bought this because it's oft discussed as a dupe for NARS Orgasm, and because I like my Milani Bella Bellini blush a lot. This is a great true peach blush with gold shimmer, great pigmentation, very soft formula. That said, it's not really that similar to the famed NARS shade (I heard that a discontinued Milani blush called "Luminous", not Luminoso, might be the dupe people are thinking of), and I like the pink-peach of Bella Bellini a bit better.
By Ari 12 months ago.
This blush is a beautiful warm peachy pink with just the right amount of shimmer (in my opinion--it is rather a lot of shimmer to some). It's very pigmented, so a light brush goes a long way and this product will last and give you a lot of use in relation to a fairly low price. It's very soft, though because of this, it "kicks off" quite a bit of powder--be aware of surrounding surfaces when applying. The gold packaging's pretty, if not the most streamlined.
By Annie Marie 2 years ago.
This was one of my first ever makeup purchases, and I have to say, it absolutely deserves all the hype it's gotten and continues to get. This is such a phenomenal product! I got it in four colors (including the cult favorite, Luminoso), but Bella Bellini has to be my favorite. The color is so lovely, a pinky-peachy shade with a soft golden sheen and a teensy spattering of golden shimmer that, despite of the dreaded "glitter chunks on my face" tragedy that befalls so many products like it, does not have any powdery fall-out whatsoever. The blush is soft and smooth, almost like butter, and it blends on to the cheeks beautifully with a gentle, youthful sparkle and a natural glow that lasts quite a good while on my non-primed skin. However, for how great the actual product itself is, the compact it's contained in, while pretty with its gold coloring, is quite awful. It's a bit large and bulky, with a mirror that's attached to the back of the blush that you have to flip, which, if you're not careful, can ram the tip of the blush dome into the lid (which could possibly crack the blush, though I haven't had that happen yet and I'm trying to keep it that way). The tiny brush that comes in the space under the mirror, which is actually okay at picking up powder, is not that good at dispensing product evenly, so quick-travel is a bit iffy unless you don't mind carrying a blush brush or kabuki brush with you in your purse (which I personally don't). But, all in all, it's a gorgeous blush, with many well-deserved songs of praise, and I am gladly hopping on the bandwagon of lovers. For the amazing quality and equally amazing price point, I will graciously handle bulky packaging, and I'll definitely purchase another when I run out of it. :)
By Malinda 2 years ago.
Though I have a real love for loose powder blushes, this baked blush in Dolce Pink has been my go to the entire spring /summer this year. I bought it on a win after a friend s racing how good it would look on my fair skin, and when I got it... I instantly fell in love! Unlike other baked Blushes I've used, I'm able to easily pick up pigment on my brush. It's fairly light, so you can build the color up to your liking. S soon as I blended a light coat onto my cheekbones, I was hooked. It truly does look Radiant on my fair Complexion with Auburn hair. It gave the most beautiful, natural looking flush and the gold flecks aren't chunky and noticeable, it just gives it a luminous look that brightens up the rest of your look and really makes your highlighter pop! (if you wear highlighter). I always layer my powder blushes over liquid /cream blushes so it increases the longevity. I can apply this at 7am. And I'm good for about 12hrs,which means unless I have somewhere I have to go in the evening, I don't have to touch it up at all. I highly recommend this for all the ladies who like a nice soft pink blush
By Becca 5 years ago.
This blush is amazing. I will admit I originally purchased it because rumor had it Luminoso was a dupe for Nars Orgasm. That would be a lie. Luminoso is nothing like Orgasm and to be honest I prefer Luminoso. It is a beautiful warm peach color that shimmers slightly. It is very flattering and quite buildable. I am very "flat" but this blush brings my face to life! I strongly recommend everyone try it once. If you hate it you can always return it but chances are you will love it.
By Janine 5 years ago.
I purchased all the Milani Baked Blushes and in all honesty, I've stopped investing in higher end blushes unless there is something very unique that I want. I find Milani blush to be gorgeous, buildable and long wearing. I've also blended different colors to get different tones. For example, Corallista + Luminoso. Dolce pink+Delizioso Pink. I also blend with my existing MAC blushes.I have always snubbed drugstore products until last year and I've missed some great values as a result. Milani blushes are truly fantastic. What I find amazing is... A swatch or glance might leave you thinking they would be glittery on. They aren't. They have just the right amount of soft shimmer with NO fall out or powdery mess. A+ from me!! I'm going to be testing out much more in their line and beauty bloggers turned me onto it!!
By Alejandra 7 years ago.
I love milani's baked blushes, they are soft, have good pigmentation and are so easy to blend. I like luminoso the best because it doesn't have glitter, it gives such a nice warm shine to your cheeks. I also own rose gold and berry amore. I find rose gold was way too much shimmer/glitter so its hard to pull off if you are not sun tanned. Berry amore has significantly less glitter, still some though, and is a very nice color for the winter as its more of a mauvey coral.