Milani Baked Blush in Bella Rosa Review and Swatch

Milani Bella Rosa

I've never been attracted to gold packaging before, but this blush just made me wanna buy the whole range. Sometimes packaging just gets the best of me. It’s not just the color or the look, but just every little detail.

Milani Bella Rosa

Milani Bella Rosa

This Milani Blush in Bella Rosa has better staying power than the other shade, Luminoso. A friend told me that that's the thing with baked blushes, they don’t have the staying power on oily skin. I don’t have a hand for this blush yet. I either put too little or put too much. When I do put too much I grab my foundation brush and use it to buff and sheer the color out. A little goes miles away.

I believe matte blushes are my thing because I have oily skin and I don’t like blushes with shimmers in it. I don’t want to add shine in my cheeks because I know that in three hours, I might shine bright like a diamond. This blush is super pigmented and has a wear time for a good six hours. It will definitely fade throughout the day but by the 6th hour you might wanna reapply just so it won’t look patchy.

Packaging is super pretty. The downside? It's bulky. I haven't tried carrying it in my makeup kit just because I feel like it wouldn't withstand the abuse my bag takes on an everyday basis. The brush inside is something I wouldn't really use as it picks a LOT of product and I still don't have a hand for this color.

Is it a good blush to have? 

Is it an everyday blush? 
Uhm, no. It’s just that it takes a lot of blending and sheering out if I put too much. It’s a good blush with good staying power, but blending isn't something I want to deal with when I'm already late for work.


  1. Great review! I wanted to buy this for my everyday routine to avoid looking like a dead zombie, but I think hassle lang din kung kailangan pa ng blending nang bongga :)) Can you recommend a good blush brush for an even application? :) Thanks!

    1. blush brush? For me, I just use my Real Techniques multi task brush for blushes. I know a lot of people are using Marionnaud or ELF studio brushes! the black ones, I'd say the complexion brush or mineral powder blush :)