Milani Baked Blush: Dolce Pink and Luminoso

Stacey from AddToCart and I recently indulged in that great Australian beauty blogger tradition of placing a combined order with CherryCulture.com to save on shipping.  We both wanted to try some of the new Milani Baked Blushes that everyone’s been raving about. Check out Stacey’s haul and review here, and read on for my review below!

I purchased Dolce Pink (left) and Luminoso (right):

The packaging is quite bulky, but this extra height makes room for a mirror and a hidden compartment for a brush:

The brushes would be okay to use in a pinch, but I much prefer applying blush with a MAC 168.

Here are the colours swatched. Dolce Pink is a lovely mid-pink colour, and Luminoso is a peach:

In the photo below you can see the glitter in Dolce Pink, whereas Luminoso has a satin, smooth texture.  The odd thing is that while the glitter is clear when applied to my hand, I struggle to find it when applied to my face. If I apply it heavily then look very closely in the mirror, I can just see a few flecks of glitter, but that’s about it:

Luminoso applied. The texture of this one is great. Applies smoothly, and whilst coral colours don’t always look that great on me, I think this works really well:

Dolce Pink applied. This colour doesn’t apply quite as easily as the Luminoso, but I still love the colour. It gives a really natural look when applied lightly, as in the photo below, or it can be built up for more drama:

Both blushes last for about four to five hours on me, and a little longer applied over a cream blush.

I thought that Luminoso would actually be a variation of the cult favourite Milani Luminous, but I was surprised to discover that both the old and new versions of Luminous are closer to Dolce Pink in colour:

Moreover, the formula of the new Milani blushes is far superior to Milani Luminous, both old and new. The new blushes are much more pigmented and easier to work with.

The Milani Baked Blushes are currently on special at CherryCulture.com for USD $6.99 each.

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25 Responses to Milani Baked Blush: Dolce Pink and Luminoso

  1. Jen W says:

    Pretty! I want luminoso

  2. Dempeaux says:

    @Jen The formula is really lovely!

  3. Megan says:

    These look lovely on you! I just ordered these 2 yesterday from Nonpareilboutique, can’t wait to get them now! I also got Berry Amore.

  4. Dempeaux says:

    @Megan That’s great! I almost ordered Berry Amore too – looks fab. Good choice!

  5. annie says:

    I’m loving Luminoso! I’m gonna have to hunt that one down!

  6. Dempeaux says:

    @Annie It’s gorgeous, and so beautiful to apply. Hope you love it! :)

  7. jeanie says:

    Those are very pretty and the pigment looks amazing! The pink sort of reminds me of Laura Geller’s Blush and brighten compacts. As always, you look lovely! x

  8. Dempeaux says:

    @Jeanie Actually, they do look very similar to the Laura Geller! I hadn’t thought of that! Thanks for the compliment Jeanie :) x

  9. Jessica says:

    I have been sitting on the fence about buying these and now I feel like I’ve been pushed over into the BUY BUY BUY side of things.

  10. Dempeaux says:

    @Jess They’re pretty easy to put in a shopping cart ;) I think Luminoso would look amazing on you!

  11. I think these look really pretty on you and I could see the glitter, in the Dolce Pink especially! I use Bobbi Brown’s shimmer palette for checks in rose (I have it in nude as well but it doesn’t work for me – both of these are similar to those you show here though). I’d definitely buy the pink for my own use.

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  12. Dempeaux says:

    @StyleOntheCouch Thankyou! I’ve never used a Bobbi Brown blush, so I know nothing about them! I think the pink would look very lovely on you :)

  13. Michelle says:

    Dolce Pink looks beautiful on your skin. (:

  14. Dempeaux says:

    @Michelle Thankyou!

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  16. emmabovary says:

    I orderd a bunch of them last week, am so excited to get them!! =D

  17. Dempeaux says:

    @EmmaBovary That’s great! I hope you love them! :)

  18. Ooh Dolce Pink is very pretty, love how they are so domed and ample looking!!

  19. Dempeaux says:

    @MeMyBestAndI Yes! They do look like there’s a lot of product. I wonder if I’ll evern use one up? ;)

  20. Stef says:

    Gorgeous shades, Luminoso is simply stunning on you. I must admit that I hate the packaging, but worth it if the product is as gorgeous as these are ♥

  21. Dempeaux says:

    @Stef Thankyou! That’s right, packaging can be overlooked if the product is quality ;)

  22. Chloeblue2005 says:

    I love my luminoso and it looks lovely on you!

  23. Dempeaux says:

    @Chloeblue2005 I really enjoy it!

  24. Mariko says:

    Thanks for your post. I have been scouring the internet looking for a lumious vs luminoso post! I just purchased luminoso yesterday and while I love it, I really wanted luminous. After seeing how different it is in your swatch, I knew I had to have it! :-) Very informative!

  25. Dempeaux says:

    @Mariko Thankyou!!

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