Last year, Milani rolled out 4 Limited Edition Rose Powder blushes (Coming Up Roses). I was so excited about them, I asked my husband if I could get them and he ordered all 4 for me through Milani’s website – which sold out within 24 hours of it’s release online. The Coming Up Roses collection included three matte blushes and one shimmer in gorgeous wearable shades. It sold out instantly in Drug stores when it was released and I know many that wished they could get their hands on it before they were gone. These blushes were some of my favorites for 2013 that it made my Best of Beauty products for the year. Because I enjoyed them so much – I was completely ecstatic when I found out from Milani that they were releasing them again this year – but this time around, they had four new shades.This year’s new release includes four new shades that are matte. These shades are a little more daring that those in last year’s collection and very pigmented. The shades included: 05 Coral Cove, 06 Lady Rouge, 07 Love Potion, 08 Tea Rose. They retail for $7.99 on Milanicosmetics.com and should be available at select Walgreens stores soon – if they are not available already. Just like last year – this year’s collection includes 0.60 oz / 17g per blush, but unlike last year – all the shades are completely matte.
Check out my video review embedded below or watch it directly on YouTube here.
05 Coral Cove is a beautiful coral/orange shade that will be awesome for the Spring and Summer months for those beachy looks. This blush is super pigmented, so a little goes a long way and you want to take your time building up the shade. For those of you with medium / dark skin tones – I like that this shade will show up nicely and still provide a great punch of color. If you have lighter skin tones – this will also make an awesome selection for you.
06 Lady Rouge is a gorgeous deep shade. I think if you are dark skinned or medium skin toned, this shade would be perfect for you. It’s a reddish-orange with deep pigmentation. A little goes a long way with this product and because it is so pigmented, if you are light skinned, I suggest that you use a stippling brush to apply. Tap off the excess from your brush before swiping on your face and build up the color instead of applying a lot at one time.
07 Love Potion is probably one of the boldest shades out of the four. This shade is a hot pink / almost magenta shade that reminds me of a pink fruit punch. Like all the others – this blush is very pigmented and a little goes a long way. For those of you that are medium / dark skin toned, this shade works really nicely and is very visible and gorgeous against deeper skin tones. If you have lighter skin, this shade will be equally gorgeous, but be sure to take your time building up the color.
08 Tea Rose is a beautiful rose hued pink and probably the most wearable out of the bunch. Like the other three, it is super pigmented but definitely a blush I think anyone of any skin tone could add to their collection. If you could only choose one out of the whole collection and are looking for a blush you want to be able to wear often, I think this would be the shade for you.
Overall – I think these blushes are gorgeous, but as I discuss in my video here, they can be a bit patchy to work with. After using them a few times (like last year’s edition) the patchy problem is not prominent but it is something you may have to work on at first. While each color is super pigmented as you can see from the swatches, they can lend for a powdery consistency and will require you to blend out appropriately for the look you want to achieve. I noticed that by using a stippling brush for application that it applied nicely and the color was distributed evenly. Since there is that gorgeous rose embossing in the blush – I think some of that may be the reason for the patchy application. It takes a little finesse and if you are willing to take the time, I think it would be well worth it. If you are interested in these simply for collecting, I know they will be an awesome addition to your collection – but I use my blushes from last year often, so after using them a while – I’m sure they will become favorites.
I did rate them a 3.8 – 4.0 on the Sparkle Scale. That is a fairly medium rating considering I do love them a lot. The reasoning behind that is because as I mentioned, I love them and don’t mind the work of building up the color slowly for the proper color payoff or taking my time to deal with the patchy color you can get when you first start using the blushes. Those are things I will easily get past and I’m not worried about them. However, you are only able to pick up one type of blush, looking for great color pay off and don’t want the hassle, I suggest the new Milani Matte Baked Blushes. I have a review on those which you can find here. If you want to get at least one Rose Blush and looking for something wearable – Tea Rose would be an awesome choice.
Overall – I think that these are beautiful, a great statement to any collection and highly pigmented. These blushes are still available at milanicosmetics.com – so check them out if you are interested or find them at select Walgreens stores in March. Remember, these are Limited Edition – so once they sell out, they’re gone.