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I’ve been very curious and eager to try MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Blushes but their price tag kept me from getting one. I admit that I am super frugal and would wait for sale and would go for affordable dupes whenever possible. I searched over the internet to find what could be the possible dupe for MAC MSFs and it is the Milani Baked Blushes they say. I can’t compare since I never tried the MSFs but let me share with you my experience with this possible dupe they are suggesting, the MIlani Baked Blush in Berry Amore.
Product Details from Milani Website:
A luxurious powder blush that features a mélange infusion of colors baked on Italian terracotta tiles. Easy to use, sensorial in texture, the nuances of color become extraordinarily luminous. Silky smooth application leaves your face looking healthy and radiant all day.
Talc, GlycerylEthylhexanoate/Stearate/Adipate, Nylon-12, Lauroyl Lysine, CetearylEthylhexanoate, OctyldodecylStearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Polyacrylamide, Sorbitan Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Silica, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Laureth-7, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben. +/-May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 (CI 15850), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).
My Take onMilani Baked Blush – 03 Berry Amore:
I am the kind of girl who can splurge on a potent eye cream or highly rated, highly recommended anti-aging creams but spending around $25 for a blush is something I am unprepared for yet. Hihihi. As I check around MAC MSFs are around $25 per pan so when I learned Milani has a product which is a possible dupe for that, I went to Walmart to get one and try. Online, I find it being sold for $7 to $8 but lucky me, I bought mine for $4 only.
Milani Bake Blush comes in a round, golden plastic compact case with transparent lid. I love that because I think I’ll be getting another shade pretty soon. I want that I can see the color of the blush from the outside. These bake blush looks so nice to look at too. The swirls of gold pigment against the blush shade, pink, peach, coral etc. It is so beautiful. The compact case has a compartment for a blush brush that’s just underneath the pan that holds the blush itself. I like that it has brush and mirror with it that makes it very nice to tote around. The bush is just ordinary but it does its job well.
Milani Bake Blushes are available in 8 shades and Berry Amore shade is berry in color with gold infused in it. When I swipe my finger on the pan, I find shimmers which kind of scare me at first. But once applied on cheeks and blended lightly and nicely, it looks so beautiful. It was like a blush and highlighter in one. It give that nice flush on cheeks that berry pink with is luminous. I don’t want shimmery highlighters before because they tend to emphasize pores but I love that this one does not do that on me. It is super pigmented and very easy to overdo. I just dip my brush lightly on it once and it gives nice amount of color on cheeks already. Again, be easy on application and blending is the key. The color stays on for 8 hours on my face! That’s long and quite impressive!
Milani Baked Blush – 03 Berry Amore- What I Like:
-Blush and highlighter in one
-Beautiful finish on skin when blended well
-Berry Amore is a nice shade that I think will flatter wide skin range of skintone
-Lasts 8 hours on my cheeks
-Affordable for $4-8 per pan
Milani Baked Blush – 03 Berry Amore- What I Don’t Like:
-Might appear too shimmery when not blended well
-Easy to overdo
IMBB Rating: 4.9/5
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