Monday, April 25, 2011
Another Coral Pink Blush: Milani's Luminous
If you look through my blush collection, you will see that about half of the colors look almost identical. I have a weakness for coral pink blushes with subtle shimmer and therefore it is no surprise that I had to have Milani's Mineral Blush in Luminous. This blush has been toted to be a dupe for Nar's infamous Orgasm blush.
Milani blushes are packaged like many of Physician's Formula face products with the snap opening and flip up packaging which reveals a mirror and useless brush. I tossed the brush that came with this blush because it is absolutely useless. I would much rather the blush come without the flip top so the packaging could be slimmer or they can include more product instead of spending the money on a useless brush. But for about $6-7 you can't complain too much and most drugstore products go on sale regularly.
At first swatch, I could definitely see why Luminous has such positive reviews. The powder is finely milled and smooth to the touch. The pigmentation is very good and the sheen of the blush is gorgeous. When swatched on the back of my hand, the pigmentation is lighter but still noticeable. On my cheeks, the blush adds a subtle warmth that can be built up. I really like this blush for everything aside from the packaging which I can deal with. I highly recommend this blush to everyone! I'm excited to wear this in the summer when I have a tan so I can achieve a bronze, healthy glow. :)