Sunday, December 25, 2011

Milani Baked Blush Review

I bought these two blushes on Cherry Culture. I don't recall for how much but it was during their 15% off sale awhile back.

Product Description: 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.
Corallina & Luminoso
These are baked blushes that were made in Italy. They have a domed top and are housed in really nice gold plastic cases. The blush portion lifts up to reveal a  little brush. I would imagine it would be okay to use for sculpting the face but the bristles are a bit scratchy. I would prefer to use my own brush. There's also a small mirror as well.

L-R: Blended with a brush & then finger swatched ONCE!
Luminoso & Corallina

Luminoso: This is a peach. Its really gorgeous and would look lovely with all NC ladies. It looks kinda satin. It doesnt have much shimmer or none at all. It doesn't look metallic or anything. This is quite the perfect blush especially when one wants to contour the face a bit. This is quite pigmented. The blush itself is quite powdery and there was a lot of product flying when I swiped it lightly with my brush. You can't really tell its there in the photos but it is really lovely. 

Corallina: This is a raspberry and gold melange in the pan. Swatched its a golden raspberry with tiny glitters. I'm not joking. This is a glitter bomb. The colour is quite lovely and this is pigmented too but the fall out has spread all over. When applied, you can buff away the glitter a bit but there will still be some there. However, this would be a lovely flush of colour on the cheeks.

The Milani Baked blushes are really nice and pigmented and I recommend you try them. They are $7.99 USD on the Milani site.
I definitely would recommend Luminoso. Its awesome and would fit into next year's orangey trend.

E.L.F Blush Review


How is everyone today, after yesterday's Christmas festivities?

I'm alright. I'm a bit down actually. I had a good day followed by a terrible night but enough bout that.

I recently just got my latest package and I decided to swatch my ELF blushes for you today.

L-R+T-B: Mellow Mauve, Pink Passion, Tickled Pink & Peachy Keen.

I've had the bottom two for a while now. I don't remember exactly when though.

E.L.F Studio Blush
The soft sheer texture blends into the skin for a silky finish. Designed to be worn alone or layered for more depth. Highlight your complexion with a subtle healthy glow!
Price: $3 USD

L-R : Pink Passion, Mellow Mauve, Tickled Pink & Peachy Keen [Left is blended out a bit, the swatch on the right is swatched twice]

Pink Passion:
Its a very bright pink. The texture is chalky and powdery. However, it is definitely pigmented. I would recommend just a tap of your brush for this blush. The wear for this blush is quite decent. It's matte.

Mellow Mauve:
I wouldn't call it a mauve actually. In the pan, it is a rosey mauve but when I swatched it, it was  a orangey mauve? If that makes any sense. It looks a bit mauvey but leans more to the orange side. This is also quite chalky actually but its a softer chalkiness to Pink passion. This one is on the sheer side and has tiny shimmers.

Tickled Pink:
This one is a corally pink. In the pan, it looks similar to mellow mauve, just a bit peachier. The swatches turn it a bit pinker. This one is a bit powdery but not as bad as the ones before. The wear is horrible though and its sheer. It only lasts about 2-4 hours on me and thats being a bit generous. This is a bit shimmery as well.

Peachy Keen:
I got this one because another blogger had said it was her favourite and I thought I would try it. This is a metallic looking orange/peach. This swatches well but on the face... its quite sheer and doesn't last that long. Its the most pore emphasizing  would say. I wouldn't suggest this for lighter skin tones.

These blushes are definitely not the best. They don't last as long as other blushes. Three out of Four of the ones I had were quite sheer as well so you'll have to build it up. For the price though, they are definitely worth a try. Especially if you're beginning to use blush and can't apply it as well since they are buildable and sheer.
I recommend: Tickled Pink for everyday and Pink Passion if you know how to apply is properly.

These are found at:

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I’m back!
I apologise for the long absence. Life has been hectic and a lot has happened. I did write about my depression which was a factor at first but then life just got busy. I had exams, some family problems and then just writers block, or more like photographers block. I haven’t held a camera in my hands for ages and I got annoyed with my dslr since it didn’t focus properly and I didn’t have sufficient light. Summer/Spring in Melbourne has been a bit of a roller-coaster since we’ve had rain and mainly cloudy days. We’ve finally started to have sunshine again so I’ll hopefully be able to take photos now and practise some more!

I don’t have any reviews or hauls to talk about at the moment but I’m expecting some stuff in the mail soon and I will just do mass reviews during my summer holidays. Some posts to expect:

-MAC eyeshadows
-MAC paintpots
-Other palettes
-The rest of the fyrinnae eyeshadows
-My MSF collection
-My Lipsticks

And I suppose some posts about life and hopefully be able to do all this since I’m working these holidays and it’s a pretty tiring, hardcore job.

Please continue to support me=D