Milani Baked Blush Blowing MAC Mineralize Blush Out Of The Water?

The Milani Baked Blush was the talk of the town last Spring, and now I know why. Watch your back MAC.

The Milani Baked Blush was the talk of the town last Spring. I wanted them bad and every time that I went to look for them I either couldn’t find them at all, or they were sold out in the shades that I was interested in. After a while I totally forgot about them and moved on, but I was ever so grateful to receive them from Milani for review.

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The Milani Baked Blush is aย  powder blush featuring a mรฉlangeย  of colors baked on Italian terracotta tiles. The infusion of colors and veining is absolutely gorgeous and the design is reminiscent to that of the MAC Mineralize Blush and Mineralize Skinfinish Naturals. The blush comes in nine shades but I am missing one, Terra Sole.

Rose D’Oro

Infusion of Rose Pink & Gold

Red Vino

Infusion of Berry Red & Gold

Fantastico Mauve

Infusion of lavender, plum & pink with gold shimmer


White gold infused Coral with slight golden shimmer

Left to right: Rose D’Oro, Red Vino, Fantastico Mauve, Corallina

Rose D’Oro has been compared to one of MAC’s most coveted MSFs, Stereo Rose. I have Stereo Rose and was planning to do a post on it so I will do comparison shots then. What I can say though is that on first impression Rose D’Oro looks very similar to Stereo Rose but a tid bit more pigmented.


Shimmering Peach

Dolce Pink

Shimmering Bubble Gum Pink

Berry Amore

Lavender infused Berry with gold shimmer

Bellissimo Bronze

Peach infused Bronze with gold shimmer

Left to right: Luminoso, Dolce Pink, Berry Amore, Bellissimo Bronze

First let me say that these blushes are extremely smooth and pigmented. With just a light tap of the brush you can do a full cheek. They are pretty easy to blend and the lasting power is decent. The quality is comparable to that of MAC Mineralize Blush and MSFs at a fraction of the cost. These retail at $7.99 for 0.12 oz while MAC Mineralize Blush retails at $23.50 for 0.11 oz. It costs 1/3 of the price ofย  the MAC blush and you get more product. You are definitely getting a better bang for your buck with the Milani Baked Blush!

Rose D’Oro, Red Vino, Fantastico Mauve and Corallina are all extremely pigmented and brown skinned beauty friendly, especially Red Vino. If you are really light you have to apply these with a light hand to avoid over doing it. Luminoso, Dolce Pink, Berry Amore and Bellisimo Bronze are better suited for light and medium complexions when used as a blush, but if you have a deeper complexion they will still work as highlighters with light application. Too much and you will get that “ashy” look so application is key.

Another thing that I must also make note about is the packaging on these. It is pretty flimsy plastic with a gold overlay. It has a compartment in the bottom with a little brush but I prefer to use my own blush brush. Overall the packaging doesn’t seem all that sturdy and I would not suggest dropping these as they will probably break. Due to the quality of the blush I can overlook the packaging and will just be careful with these.

The Milani Baked Blush can be purchased at your local drugstore that sells Milani or at

Do you own any of the Milani Baked Blush? What’s your favorite shade?


The product(s) in this post were provided for review. See my Disclosure page for additional information.


23 Responses

  1. i have corralina and luminoso and i’m not too much a fan of either..booo! i have learned to work with luminoso b/c it is really too gorgeous not too. i was hoping corralina would look more orange as mine has more sparkle…i do have terra sole…love it!

  2. Thank you for this post..I was just about to buy MSF blush today. I’ll look for Milani. Congrats on Dark Skinned Girls Rock!

    Love your blog and instagram

  3. Thanks for the review! I promised myself that I was going to experiment with blush colors this spring and summer. And as a milk chocolate beauty ๐Ÿ™‚ I want to make sure the colors look good on me.

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