Milani’s Baked Powder blushes (about $7-8 at Drugstore.com or local drugstores) are supposed to be luminous and silky smooth. I’ve previously reviewed another shade from this line, Berry Amore. This one is Luminoso, a peachy coral color.
Luminoso has a velvety feel. It has plenty of pigment, but it goes on softly, allowing you to build up the color. That means it works for a range of skin tones. I wear it rather lightly because I’m light, almost fair. The color payoff combined with how this one builds means that it should work on skin tones quite a few shades darker than mine. For very deep skin tones, it should still leave some kind of a warm glow.
This shade is a peachy coral – warm undertones, but there’s enough pink to it that it should work for most cool complexions. I really enjoy this blush – because the brush it comes with actually works well (it’s soft and dense), it’s very convenient for throwing into a bag for travel or touch ups. My average wear time for blush is 4-6 hours. This one lasts 6-8, which makes me happy.
This one reminds me of Sugarbomb by Benefit. Luminoso is a little darker, but it has a similar glowing sheen and much the same velvety feel. I wouldn’t call it a dupe, but if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Sugarbomb, I would totally recommend checking this one out.
The swatch is pretty heavy, but the picture of it on my face is applied rather lightly. In fact, I probably should have done it more heavily, but I just changed my studio around and didn’t know how it would look in the lighting. Luminoso is a good name for this one – it’s very soft and natural looking, but you can build it more if you have a deeper skin tone or want it to look bolder, say, for evening.