Product Release


2014 is definitely a year for new products from Milani Cosmetics.  This year Milani rolled out the new Matte Baked Blushes to add to their already awesome Baked Blush line.  As a matte blush addict, I was so excited to hear about these and couldn’t wait to put them to the test.  As one of my favorite Drug store brands, Milani really has stepped up their product line over the course of the last few years and the brand’s products have made favorites pretty often.  So – what are my thoughts on these new blushes?  Read on to see…Milani Matte Baked Blushes

There are two matte blush additions this year to include the colors:  Bella Rosa and Delizioso Pink.  Each blush retails for $7.99 on the site and contain 0.12 oz of product (3.5g) which is the same amount as their regular baked blushes.  If you are a fan of their original baked blushes but really do not care for the shimmer they offer, then these blushes will surely offer you all the color pay off without the glitter.

Check out my quick overview video (embedded below) or watch it directly on YouTube here.  Also scroll down for swatches and more details.

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Milani Matte Baked Blushes

The shades they have available (Bella Rose & Delizioso Pink) are highly pigmented and long lasting.  Just a little of the product goes a long way and I prefer using a stippling brush to apply the product for an airbrushed effect.  The colors are also very true to their shade in the pan.  I especially love how bold Bella Rosa is, but I am very impressed that both shades held up very well against my medium skin tone.  A little note – take your time in building up the color of  each, after picking up the color on your brush, tap your brush prior to applying so that you have a perfect blend of color.  While each blush does come with a little brush (hidden in a little compartment below the blush, tucked in next to a mini mirror),  I suggest using a blush brush or stippling brush for the right effect.

Milani Matte Baked Blushes Review Swatches

What I love about these is that they are not as powdery as Milani’s original baked blushes – because they do not have all the glitter.  They offer high quality pigment with a satin feel.  Besides providing a great matte finish, they also have the lasting power of high end blushes without the high end price tag.  And, of course – they have Milani’s signature packaging which I think gives the products a little “high end twist”.  I’ve said it many times before and to me… Milani is the High end of drug store.  I am always amazed with the new products that they come out with.

Since these blushes are a part of the Permanent line, you can find them at your local drug store that carries Milani (CVS and Walgreens) and they are also available at  You can expect them to cost about $6 – $7.00 and as mentioned earlier, they are $7.99 on the site.  If you are planning to check out your local drug stores, call them first to see if they have gotten them in stock yet.  I know that many locations have received them, but some are not releasing until March 2014.

Milani Matte Baked Blush Swatch

In the photo above, I am using Bella Rosa on my cheeks.  As you can see – the color provides a huge punch of color.  Interested in seeing the tutorial for this look?  Click here to watch it directly on YouTube.

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There are several Milani Cosmetics products that are to be launching in just a few short weeks.  I have also been told that you can order some of the new additions via Milani’s website –  Right now, I have some new lippies to share with you.  I am not sure what else they have coming out but as soon as it is released or as soon as I receive anything – I’ll be sure to let you know.

Here are two videos of the new releases with swatches.  I’ll be posting the final release of the Brilliant Shine glosses in the next 24 hours and will list that video here as well.  I was going to do them all on one video but decided I would split it up so you could decide which would be the best buy – or get all of them.  I hope to have photos with swatches and my thoughts on the products once I have had the chance to use them.  I’ve been wearing them all week so hopefully I’ll have some reviews up in the next week!

Did you guys take advantage of the QVC’s Special Value yesterday?  The Tarte Bow & Go set was on sale for Special Value at just $49.98 plus shipping and handling.  Such a steal considering all that you would receive in this kit.  Those of you that did not take advantage of it – that’s okay – because it is still on sale on QVC for just $54.98 – which is a steal even if you it is $5.00 more.  The regular price will be $61.00 once the discount ends.


Now, is it worth it?  Of course – even at full price on the site, the whole kit is definitely a steal.  A 24 piece collection with full sized goodies to melt any heart this Holiday Season.  I think it’s not only an awesome value but a great buy and of course, Tarte is probably one of my favorite brands, so I was happy to get it at such an awesome deal yesterday.

Info from QVC’s Site:

What is it: A 24-piece, three-box holiday collection with a 16-shade Amazonian clay eye shadow palette, four LipSurgence(TM) lip cremes, two smolderEYES(TM) Amazonian clay waterproof eyeliners, and two lights, camera, LASHES(TM) 4-in-1 mascaras.

Who is it for: Any tartlette who wants a complete collection or three separate, exciting gifts for themselves, or a loved one.

Why is it different: Share in the tarte of giving this season with tarte’s 3-in-1 gift set! We’ve taken the guesswork out of giving with this 24-piece collection overflowing with everything you need to create an endless array of looks for the holiday season. Create stunning, sultry eyes with a palette of 16 Amazonian clay eye shadows (brush not included); four LipSurgence lip cremes; two smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof eyeliners; and two lights, camera, LASHES 4-in-1 mascaras. Add the perfect finishing touch to any look with brand new shades of LipSurgence lip cremes to give you velvety rich color with a hint of peppermint. Infused with skin-vigorating ingredients like Amazonian clay, olive esters, and vitamins A and E, your look is sure to keep up with you throughout the season. 

Keep the whole set together to give the perfect gift to any tartelette, or break into three single gifts to share the love. Each is housed in beautifully packaged gift boxes and even includes a luxe goldtone ribbon for effortless bow & go(TM) wrapping!

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Ooh La La… Just in time for the Holidays, Milani has released a Limited Edition Sparkling Mascara Top Coat.  Available in 3 different glittery shades:  207 Golden Eyes, 208 Silver Gaze and 209 Bronze Glare
This collection will be available at select CVS, HEB & Fred Meyer stores.  They can also be purchased online at Milani or direct link here:  At just $4.99 on Milani’s Website, it is such a steal to add a little bit of glitz and glam to your peepers this Halloween and Holiday Season.  Get them now while you can find them in stores.I will be getting some samples for review and will definitely be doing looks as well as first impressions and/or reviews on each so stay tuned for that.

Have a wonderful weekend lovelies.