Quick confession… when I find a display of Milani products I get a bit excited. Why? Because it’s not sold in Shopper’s Drug Mart or Rexall/Pharma Plus. That being said, I did however find a display of Milani products the other day at Wal Mart – yes, in the same trip that I picked up the Hard Candy luminizers and the Real Techniques Core Collection. I didn’t buy anything though, but I’m thinking of trying out Bellissimo Bronze and Bella Rosa at some point. In December 2013 I was at Fortino’s and I saw the display for Milani’s Baked Blushes, and after swatching I decided to try Rose d’Oro on a whim.
This blush is constantly being compared to MAC’s Stereo Rose — which I haven’t tried, so I can’t do a comparison as yet. The very first time I used this I was wearing MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid in NW44 (which is too red for me) so I wasn’t entirely pleased at how the blush looked. After using this with my proper foundation shade I loved it! It’s an interesting colour, because it looks orange with gold veining, but when you apply it…it’s really not the obnoxious orange shade that you might have been expecting. The gold shimmer is my favourite part, it looks so lovely when stippled on. Use a light hand with this for everyone’s sake, because the pigmentation in this is no joke! For 10CDN this is a really good buy – you’ll be able to buy about 3 for the prices of one NARS or MAC blush.
- Swirl the stipple brush in the blush pan twice (or thrice if you’re feeling risky)
- Tap the stipple brush against the side of the blush pan twice – to get off the excess product
- Stipple the brush onto your cheeks moving back and slightly upwards
- Blend the blush into your cheeks using the same stippling brush in a swirling motion
Sometimes I apply NYX’s blush in Desert Rose first, and then put a bit of Rose d’Oro on top just for that slight shimmer.
If you’re in the US I know that these are sold in Walgreens, CVS, and I’ve read that they’ve been seen in Wal Mart, Target and even K-Mart. Jamaicans you’re in luck! Because based on what I’ve seen from milanicosmeticsjamaica’s Instagram account…the products are surely in abundance — they’re sold in Monarch pharmacies and other cosmetic stores. Lastly, here in Canada…just go to Wal Mart and hope that you find them, because I’m really not sure how many locations they’re at currently.
A review of Maybelline’s Color Tattoo in Electric Blue is now up as well