Milani Tea Rose Rose Powder Blush ($7.99) is one of four, limited edition Milani Rose Blush shades that relaunched exclusively at Walgreens recently. Milani brought back last year’s very popular Rose Blush Collection in four new shades for the Spring season. These were so popular last year and sold out quite fast.
Up until now they have been kinda hard to find but recently I’m noticing more and more Walgreens putting out displays so if you’re in the New York area be on the look out.
Milani Tea Rose Rose Powder Blush is a dusky medium shade of pink with a matte finish. These blushes have been getting a bad wrap for being too dry, powdery, even chalky and hard to blend. I really didn’t have too many issues with them and I actually love them…!
If anything at all they are too PIGMENTED! I find that the best application is with a bushy brush because they are powdery and as I swipe a brush into them I come away with a good deal of product. A bushier brush allows you to easily tap off excess and blend out lightly for a sheerer a finish as they are pretty fully on if you aren’t careful. They blend quite nicely on my cheeks but I recommend a lot of prepping prior as I can see them possibly applying patchy on drier cheeks. I have drier skin so I know! But I can get a lovely seamless finish just by lighting dusting onto my face. I get a bit of dryness and I can see why people say they are chalky but the shade blends out to a fairly nice finish for me with a wear of around five hours before showing minor fading at hour six.
If you have ruddiness or redness in your cheeks already this honestly isn’t going to help the problem so again I suggest prepping well prior to application.
Tea Rose is bright and vibrant but can easily be sheerer out for a more natural flush or on darker skin tones I’m sure you’ll appreciate the vibrancy and pigment.
Of course, one of the most appealing aspects of the blush is the pretty rose design. The blush has a 3D, slightly raised rose in full bloom shape. The design will last through many uses as it isn’t an imprint or an over spray!
Overall, I honestly loved Milani Tea Rose Rose Powder Blush and I’m looking forward to trying the other shades!
Please share your thoughts!