Milani Blush & Highlight | Review & Swatches (+ Cheap UK Shipping Info!)



Believe it or not, it's technically the British Summer Time! I recently placed a big order on Beauty Joint so couldn't resist adding a few Milani products to it to start getting that Spring glow. You can get Milani on Amazon but the prices seem to change every day and can reach as much as £10! So if there are a few US beauty bits you're after, I thoroughly recommend the site. For my order I paid £6 for shipping and tax and was not charged anything further upon my parcel's arrival, a little under 2 weeks later (I chose the longer, economy option).

The products I chose vary on the scale between blusher and highlighter. I got myself: the Illuminating Face Powder in Amber Nectar ($9.99 or £6.74), the Baked Blusher in Luminoso ($8.49 or £5.72) and the Rose Powder Blush in Romantic Rose ($9.99 or £6.74). The packaging is really pretty and surprisingly sturdy for such a low price. And of course the colours and patterns are just stunning and make these look like they could be luxury products!


Anti-clockwise from the front

First up is Amber Nectar. I'm not sure I agree with the description 'Illuminating Face Powder' as I certainly wouldn't use this all over my face. It has a definite peachy tint to it and is subtly shimmery with no large pieces of glitter. I wasn't sure how to work with this as it was a little more than a highlighter but not really a blusher. I've found it's really nice as a cheekbone highlight with a peach-toned blusher, or you can even use it as a blusher if you build on it and it gives a really understated hint of colour and illumination. I was also surprised at how well it wore throughout the day given it was quite a subtle look.

Luminoso is the one I'm sure you've heard of! This reminds me a lot of Hourglass's Dim Infusion Ambient Lighting Blush for a fraction of the cost, including the amazing texture. This is pretty much slap bang in between a highlighter and a blusher and it looks incredible on the skin. I wasn't sure the peach tone would work for me but I was taken aback my how much I fell in love with it. I love products that give a real radiance without loads of glitter and this certainly does that. I think this wore the least well, buy the end of the day it was definitely faded however most importantly it didn't look patchy.

Romantic Rose is a normal powder blusher in a muted rose pink. I was a little worried when I swatched it as it seemed as though it would apply patchily, but I had no such difficulties when I applied it. I suppose it makes sense that wiping my flat finger on the bumpy surface wouldn't work as well as swirling my blush around in it. I was really impressed at how intact this was after many hours in work and on my skin type. It's really pretty but I suppose it's a little more like a typical blusher than the other two.

I like applying all three of them with my Real Techniques Blush Brush, I swirl it around the surface of the product and sweep it lightly across my cheek and this works a treat.


I'm a person who rarely loves blushers; I tend to buy things that look pretty in the pan but I find them hard to apply or they go patchy really easily and I end up disappointed. However these purchases has really ignited a love affair with blusher. Not only do they look beautiful in the pan, but they apply like a dream and stay in place all day. If I can get a good look out of these, you definitely can. It's well worth picking up these on Amazon or even ordering from Beauty Joint just to get these. I can see a few more of these finding themselves in my basket when I place my next order...

Have you tried Milani blushers before? 

 


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105 comments

  1. These all look gorgeous! Seriously considering doing another Beauty Joint haul (my third this year) and I’ll be adding all three to my shopping basket! X

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    1. Haha well they are so affordable! xx

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  2. Romantic Rose looks gorgeous, can't wait to get my hands on some of these! Thanks for sharing xo

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  3. I love the Illuminating finishes. I use them as subtle highlights :)



    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. There's so many ways to use it :) xx

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  4. I love Luminoso and my other Milani blushes, they're so pretty and great quality! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. The quality definitely exceeded all my expectations :) xx

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  5. Wow! These blushes look gorgeous, especially Amber Nectar and Romantic Rose. The patterns make them look even prettier. :)

    Olivia x
    Beauty from the Fjord

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    1. I'm almost sad to use them and ruin the pattern haha xx

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  6. I was actually looking at beauty joint the other day and was very tempted to place an order but wondered about custom taxes & the likes. Glad to hear you didn't have any problems and I will be very tempted to actually place my order now. These blushes look so pretty and the formula sounds amazing x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I'd love to see what you pick up if you do order! xx

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  7. I've never heard of Beauty Joint but I'm about to check out the website now as I was actually looking at Milani blushes on Amazon last night but I decided against it. Amber Nectar looks absolutely gorgeous, and I'm a blush addict so these will be perfect for me.

    Emily//Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Glad to have helped - can't recommend that site enough! xx

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  8. I've never tried any Milani products but have heard great things! They all look gorgeous, I think I'm going to be placing a Beauty Joint order now! x

    Sophie / www.sophie-teresa.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I look forward to seeing what you get :) xx

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  9. I really want to try some Milani products, they always look gorgeous x

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  10. They all look so nice! I would love to try them but I don't think we can buy Milani over here in Belgium. Such a pity!

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    1. I would definitely check out the Beauty Joint site as if they ship so cheaply over to the UK I'm sure it would be similar for you :) xx

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  11. I'm so glad that I saw this post as I've been eyeing up some of the Milani blushes on Amazon for a while now! I'll definitely have to try the website that you suggested, thanks! x

    Blushhx

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  12. These blushes are beautiful, I definitely need to get my hands on some of these! I’ve nominated you for ‘The Versatile Blogger Award’! Check out my post here to find out what you need to do:- http://emilyfayeslittleworld.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/ive-been-nominated-for-versatile.html xx

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    1. Thank you hun, I'll check it out :) xx

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  13. That's a fab post these blushes look so pretty:) and what amazing prices; it's disapointing when a product looks amazing in the pan and isint

    Laura@ Liberty Loves Makeup

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    1. Yeah I hate that - finally something thats gorgeous in the plan and on the skin! xx

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  14. Wow they're so pigmented I want to cry, for that good price! Omg! Love the trio of illuminator, and blushers, I have to order them now :( My poor debit card:)))

    PS: I'm planning soon to buy all the RT brushes, they're so nice and...gold! I d give food for them. Which is sort of a big thing for me :))))) xxxx

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  15. Romantic Rose is gorgeous! I will check this site out as i really want some of these x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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    1. They have so many brands you can't get in the UK :) xx

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  16. Amber Nectar looks really pretty but I definitely agree with you, I wouldn't use it all over my face either, although it could look nice applied lightly over a matte blush of a similar colour maybe?

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

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    1. Yeah that's exactly what I think :) just use it with another peachy-toned blusher to add a bit of glow! xx

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  17. Everything looks so pretty, especially for Spring!

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    1. Yes I think they'll be perfect :) xx

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  18. Romantic Rose looks gorgeous! I've heard so much about Luminoso but never actually seen it swatched - it's not at all what I expected it to look like, but it's still really pretty :)

    Lauren | Porcelain Queen

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    1. I think it's one that probably looks a little different on everyone who wears it :) xx

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  19. Wow that is some pretty make up right there...off now to take a look :P

    Pams Stuff and Things

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  20. These look gorgeous! I love how the roses are imprinted into the pan of the product, I too am not a big blusher person either I was worry they will look far too shimmery on my face but these look lovely on the swatches xx

    Toni x
    clarkecouture.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Wow you picked up some really lovely bits, I love the look of Luminoso and Romantic Rose, and I love that they apply really well also :) I haven’t tried Milani before but really want to try their blushers, fab reviews sweetie :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. Thank you :) I think you'll love their products! xx

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  22. I love Beauty Joint, I've spent far too much money on there recently. Milani is such a lovely brand isn't it, I just wish it was easier to get hold of in the UK. I'm in love with the shades I have of the Rose Powder blushes, plus they look so pretty! x

    Jordan Alice

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    1. I know right - I'm going to be ordering regularly given how cheap the shipping is :) xx

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  23. Great post! I personally think that Milani Baked Blush is one of the best around.

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  24. Milani Is my favorite drugstore brand! love their products :) You need to try their lipsticks and Bella eye eye shadows :)

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    1. I really do - already wish I'd ordered more from them! xx

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  25. I haven't used any of their products yet but I love the packaging so so much! I enjoyed reading this review :) XO Naomi in Wonderland

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  26. I haven't tried these blushes yet but I've always wanted to try some Milani goodies! I'll defininitely have to add it to my wish list. They are such good quality for the price it seems!

    G.J - A Personal Style, Beauty & Lifestyle blog.

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  27. These look stunning, especially Luminoso and Amber Nectar. I had never heard of Beauty Joint before but will definitely have a look at them now. :) xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. I'm so happy I discovered this site! So many US drugstore goodies! xx

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  28. I seriously need Romantic Rose in my collection, how stunning?!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  29. They all look so gorgeous! I may have to make an order as I have heard so many great things about Luminoso :D xx

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  30. Serious, serious makeup envy right now. I went everywhere in New York to try and find Luminoso and couldn't get it anywhere. It looks so stunning :)

    Elle
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    1. Definitely try to order it if you can :) xx

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  31. Oh god these are all so beautiful! For some reason I always thought Milani was super expensive. I will be checking out the website and probably spending money I do not have! Haha xx

    jesstastics.com

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    1. The packaging definitely looks more expensive than it is! xx

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  32. Milani seems to be a really amazing budget brand and many raved about they blushers! Romantic Rose is so stunning, I honestly need to get my hands on Milani products! xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  33. The baked blushes look so pretty!
    Aleeha xXx
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  34. love the third blush, tho they all look amazing
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  35. I've heard of Milani but never tried any of their products. These blushers look lovely, i'll check Beauty Joint out tonight :)

    Roxie ♥
    thebeautifulbluebird.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Would love to see what you get if you do an order :) xx

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  36. The Amber nectare looks amazing and I am sure it would look great on my skin. I am definitely buying it!
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    Anastasia
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    1. It will be gorgeous for summer :) xx

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  37. I didn't know about this website! I'll have to give them a look. Great picks, I would have probably gone for the Milani blushers too! xx

    alicered.co.uk

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    1. I can tell I'll be ordering regularly - my bank balance would've been happier if I'd never discovered this site haha xx

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  38. The packaging makes them looks so much expensive than they are and they're so pretty! X

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  39. Great reviews! These look very pretty :)

    Natasha | www.ofthesaints.uk

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  40. I was wondering where to get my hands on Milani in the UK, thanks for sharing this website! Luminous has been on my wishlist since I watched Ingrid talking about it in one of her video (I believe last year or even the year before that, I can't really remember). It's such a stunning shade! x

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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  41. Lovely post! :)

    dianadblogging.blogspot.com

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  42. I have one Milani blush that I love and I definitely want to try more from them so thank you for the info about Beauty Joint. It's good to know there are no unexpected customs charges. The swatches look gorgeous - definitely going on the wishlist! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee | Makeup Revolution Highlighting Palettes Giveaway

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    1. Yeah that's what I'd been worried about but it was as easy as ordering from UK companies and showed up quicker than some of them haha xx

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  43. They really don't look as cheap as they are!! All three of them look lovely, I'm going to have to have a look at the website when I get paid! Need to try some new brands xx

    Through New Eyes x

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    1. Definitely! So many great products on there you can't get in the UK :) xx

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  44. WOW! This products look like a dream! I adore Milani blushes, I wish we had them here in Europe...
    My sister has one and I always try to "borrow" it :D Thank for the review and swatches! Kisses from Hungary xoxo

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    1. I would check the website as if they ship so cheaply to the UK I'm sure they'd do mainland Europe! xx

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  45. I got SO excited when I saw this post!! Ahh thanks so much for sharing, I have wanted these for so long. Need that Luminoso blush in my life :D

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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  46. Thanks for sharing, I never tried Milani but I want! :P

    ❤Mary❤
    Algo pasa con Mary

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  47. These Milani Blushes look really lovely and perfect for Spring!!...xx
    Fashstyleliv

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  48. Oooh, I love Milani blushes, need to try this one. Ergh, they loook so beautiful, perfect for summer and spring. xx

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  49. These sound absolutely amazing! Can't wait to get myself a couple of shades while I'm in the US. The packaging is so gorgeous as well :)xx

    Anu | My life as Anu | bloglovin

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