An Ode to Milani | Blush, Bronzer & Illuminator (+ UK Stockist)


When you see a gorgeous product in beautiful packaging, you immediately assume they're going to set you back a fair amount. However when it comes to Milani, you'd be wrong! The formulation, shades and the packaging of their powder products is incredible and every single item in this post costs under a tenner.

First things first; Milani is not the most accessible brand in the UK but there are several ways to get your hands on it and I have tried all 3. Firstly is through Amazon UK. Whilst third-party sellers do stock their products, I always worry that it could be old stock not of the usual quality so I would only buy from Amazon directly. Secondly is through Beauty Joint, a US-based website which stocks a whole host of drugstore brands and offers cheap international shipping. What is calculated at the checkout is what you pay. Thirdly is through Beauty Crowd, which is a UK-based website so there's no waiting around for things to arrive. Whilst some of their products are priced considerably higher than they are in the US, Milani is pretty much spot on in terms of being the same prices as they would be if you were converting the dollars to pounds.


Baked Bronzer in Glow | £8.95

Starting with the newest addition to my stash: the baked bronzer. I chose the shade Glow as it was quite hard to tell online how deep the colour would be. Beauty Crowd stocks two shades but Beauty Joint also has a third. It has a shimmer in it that looks dewy and glow-y on the skin. It is definitely very warm in tone but not to the extent that it's orange; it's just a really true golden shade that's really lovely as a highlight on deeper skin or can be used as a more traditional bronzer on fairer skin. I kind of do a bit of both and apply this down the centre of my face and across my cheeks before I put on a blusher.

Baked Blushes | £6 each

Next is their much-loved  Baked Blushes. These highlighting blushers are absolutely stunning both in texture and appearance. I'm rarely a lover of budget products when it comes to blusher but these are not only beautiful one the cheeks, but they apply remarkably well and the staying-powder is pretty good so they don't go patchy. Inside you can flip the pan out and as with the bronzer you have a mirror and a little brush. Whilst I don't use the brush, I find the mirror really useful.

Luminoso

Perhaps the best-known of the bunch and with very good reason. This is very similar in formula and finish to my beloved Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes. It does have tiny particles of glitter in there but this doesn't translate to the skin, it just gives a slightly dewy look. It's a beautiful, subtle peach tone that's almost universally flattering. If you were to pick on thing from Milani, this is a great place to start.

Berry Amore

This has a little more of a noticeable shimmer in it than Luminoso, however it doesn't look glittery at all on the skin. If I had to compare the formula to high-end product it would be the Laura Geller Blush n Brightens. The shade isn't as deep as the name may suggest, and it's somewhere between a plum and a peach shade. If you want to try a more berry-toned blusher for Autumn but something that's daytime-approriate and not too dramatic then this is for you.

Rose D'Oro

This is pretty similar to Berry Amore both in terms of finish and colour. I would say this has more of a bronze to it though so is probably more suited for warmer skin tones. It's a sort of blusher and bronzer in one.

Terra Sole

This is pretty different to the others and unfortunately I think it may have been discontinued, as I can't seem to find it in stock anywhere. The formula differs from the others as it is mostly matte with the tiniest bit of sheen to it. The colour is really unique as well; somewhere between terracotta and brick red. Although it's pigmented, it doesn't leave you looking like a clown, you just apply it lightly and build up accordingly. I would say the more matte texture means it takes a tad more work to apply than the others however it's really lovely as an all-in-one blusher and contour shade.

Milani Rose Powder Blush in Romantic Rose | £8

This is a product I definitely want to get my hands on in more shades! It's quite a crumbly texture so does kick up a bit of fallout when you swirl your blush in it. Having said that it applies really easily to the cheeks, especially for a matte formula. It gives a very even finish, so whilst it fades throughout the day a little it doesn't go patchy. It's a really natural muted pink rose shade when applied.

Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Amber Nectar | £8

This is a really unusual product, it's sort of like a highlighter but it's not shimmery or glittery, it just has a very slight pearly sheen to it. Amber Nectar has a slight peachy tone to it so looks lovely with a bit of a tan. This is perfect for work or everyday when you want a bit of illumination but you don't want anything too 'glitter ball-y'. 


Have you ever tried Milani products? If not, which have caught your eye?

 


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46 comments

  1. Ooh I love Beauty Crowd and had no idea Milani was stocked on there!! I've recently dipped my toes into the world of Kiko and feel Milani is my next venture - seriously loving everything here!

    Style Sunrise☀

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  2. Milani products are so beautiful just to look at! I've had my eyes on Luminoso for a while, I'm just worried it's too peach toned for my pale skin?

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I can't speak from personal experience but it seems to suit a lot of skin tones and I know Heather from porcelainbeautyx.com likes Luminoso for her skin tone so maybe check out her post on it :) xx

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  3. I love looking at Milani products as much as I enjoy doing it to the CT ones, everything looks so beautiful! I don't want to use them because I always think I'll ruin them haha. I love the review in every product, so helpful! Btw, I don't know if you've seen/tried it, but do you think that Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer in Bronzed Fame could be similar to Glow? I can't buy Milani products in Spain, and that bronzer looks amazing, so maybe this is kind of a dupe?
    Have a good day sweetie! xx

    selenaponcestyle.blogspot.com.es

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    1. I think the MUR formula is quite different (more subtle and a pearlier finish) but I think they're fab too so go for it if you can't get hold of Milani :) xx

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    2. There are two Spain based websites that sell Milani products! Primor.eu and Maquillalia.com! I actually ended up in here in search for reviews and I've bought a few things from both these stores, as I live in Portugal and they both have free shipping when you spend more than 20€.

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  4. I've never tried any Milani products but always wanted to - especially their blushes! Might have to place a sneaky order soon. Thanks for sharing the info xx

    Beautylymin

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  5. Everything looks so pretty and pigmented, now they have a UK stockist I have no excuse not to try them!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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  6. Some pretty shades! I have Romantic Rose & some baked blushes. x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  7. The Rose Powder blush is so pretty! The only Milani product I have is Luminoso and I have a hard time getting it to show up on my skin so sometimes layer it over the top of something like Frat Boy blush from The Balm!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  8. These are all so beautiful! I didn't know there was a UK stockist so I'm definitely going to have to buy some now!

    Laura | lauzylouu
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    1. Beauty Crowd is well worth checking out for less accessible products xx

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  9. Luminoso looks so pretty! I should've bought more Milani when I visited the States!

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    Oh Dear Bumblebees

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  10. Oh my God! I love you for putting together this post since I have been wanting to order some Milani blushers and now I know which ones I want the most! :)

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  11. I've always admired these, especially the Rose Powder Blushers. The packaging is just so cute xx

    franklyflawless.com

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  12. Milani has some of my favororites blushes. They are so soft and pigmented.

    Christerline
    www.lightsfashionbeauty.com

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  13. Milani makes the the best makeup products :) Did you try their lipsticks ? Or Bella eyes eye shadows?

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    1. I haven't tried either but I've heard great things - will have to see if the UK stockist has those :) xx

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  14. No joke I never knew Milani was so affordable, I always thought it was quite an expensive brand !!!. I remember actually talking to someone about their baked blushes and they loved them. Hmmm, another thing to add to my already growing Christmas list ?;) Luminoso looks so nice x

    Caitriona | Blog

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  15. I love the look of Milani products but never knew where to get them from - now I know about beauty crowd I'll definitely be ordering a few bits!

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I have never tried any products from Milani but those baked blushes look so amazing! Such pretty shades! Xx

    riitamacedo.blogspot.pt

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  17. How have I never tried anything from Milani!?! Those baked blushes are calling my name!

    She Likes to Shop

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  18. Love this post! I recently got Luminoso and want to buy everything else haha :) x

    Phoebe | Phoebe’s Diaries

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  19. How have I never heard of this brand! Will definitely be looking into! Xx

    Amanda - dreamingxpretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Luminoso is life! I pick mine up from Cocktail Cosmetics, they're my favourite "hard to get makeup" store.

    Francesca xo // EffStar Beauty // YouTube Channel

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    1. Ooh I'll have to check out Cocktail Cosmetics! xx

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  21. These products look so beautiful. I only have one Milani product which I bought through Amazon so thank you for recommending these websites! <3

    http://abigailalicex.com

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  22. This packaging is gorgeous! Really want to try the illuminating face powder, especially as its only £8 :) xx
    Chasing Belle 23

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  23. Love milani blushers! Not everybody knows they're so readily available in the UK now and they're so affordable xx

    Karan| studentbeautyhack

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  24. You can get Milani through ebay which the price are relatively the same as elsewhere! That is where I get it! I just love them!

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

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  25. I love Milani blushes! I have a few I picked up in the States a while back and they are fab for a more luminous look.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  26. I love love Luminoso, and the rose blush its so pigmented and amazing. But now I'm smitten over the swatch of berry amore.

    Sam || Beautydetour

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  27. I love Milani!! Such high quality and amazing prices!
    http://www.lipstickisalife.com/

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  28. Milani pdts are always a treat to eyes....Loved your picks. I have used luminoso in the past..loved it....That rose embossed pdt looks so pretty :)

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  29. Beauty Crowd stock some amazing brands that other stockist don't! Fab post lovely.

    Emily x
    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  30. Wish I could get my hands on these, that Berry Amour is such a pretty color !



    http://ktmcgworld.blogspot.ca

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  31. Absolutely love Milani blushes my fave ones are Bella Rosa and Lady Rouge but have been eyeing the Luminoso one for ages too lol :)



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  32. I love Milani! I managed to buy one lipstick and blusher when I stumbled upon a little independent shop in Birmingham that sold them and ever since I have been in love! They are great quality, but what I really love is the pretty packaging

    Aliya x | thecatandthegirl.blogspot.co.uk | https://www.bloglovin.com/people/thegirl09-10150959

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    1. Ooh I'll have to have a look next time I'm down there :) xx

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  33. Thank you for your comments - hope you can check out Milani :) xx

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  34. I love the Milani blushes! I bought 3 while I was in the US and have been using them so much :)x

    Anu♡ | Based On | bloglovin

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  35. Beautiful photos and now I want every single product from the photo

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