Milani Merlot Moment is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark plum with a natural finish. It is a permanent blush that retails for $8.99 and contains 0.21 oz.
Milani Merlot Moment Cheek Kiss Cream Blush ($8.99 for 0.21 oz.) is a brighter, medium plum with strong, warm undertones and a natural finish that wasn't dewy but wasn't fully matte or set either. The texture was lightweight, thin, and fairly emollient, so it had a tendency to slide/glide readily across my bare skin, which was good for getting a sheerer layer of product but made it harder to keep it in place for more precise application. It also impacted the overall wear as it definitely moved noticeably after six hours of wear.
It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation that was best over bare skin, as it applied evenly and blended out well, but over foundation or more matte base products, it was less foolproof and could lift up base products. As a lip product, it lasted two hours and felt clingier, as it was thin, but it was non-drying over time.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Cheek Kiss Cream Blush blends seamlessly for a natural, flushed-from-within glow. Lightweight, buildable and never greasy, this multitasking cheek and lip balm-to-gel cream formula melts onto skin for an always luminous wash of color. Infused with skin-loving Pomegranate, Watermelon & Rose extracts plus antioxidants Vitamin A, C & E to hydrate and brighten. Spherical Powders blur imperfections to enhance the appearance of skin. Available in four ultra-wearable shades that apply easily with just your fingers.
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), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499)
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