August 26, 2015

Milani Awakening Rose Rose Powder Blush Review & Swatches

Milani Awakening Rose Powder Blush

Milani Awakening Rose Rose Powder Blush ($7.99) is one of three new, limited edition Milani Rose Powder Blush shades that launched for Summer 2015.

One of the things that set these new shades apart from others was the fact they have a luminous finish! Sadly though, I noticed seeing that effect best from Blossomtime Rose versus any of the other shades!

Awakening Rose doesn’t quite have that luminous glow I’m always seeking out in blushes but it is a very solid, neutral shade that should look very nice on fairer skin tones.

Take a peek!

Milani Awakening Rose Rose Powder Blush is a dusky rose with iridescent pearl but personally I think it runs towards being more of a tan rose sans any pearl anything in my opinion. This formula is one of the denser, drier textured Rose Powder Blushes. I find most of them have a texture like that but it doesn’t prevent them from applying and blending out quite beautifully.

I thought the shade would look more neutral but I get a nice hint of peach from it. Funny, as the thing I love most about this shade is the fact it is very subtle. It’s pigmented nicely but isn’t a bold, vibrant shade. I own so many bold blushes that I thought Awakening Rose was a nice neutral blush to wear with more drama eye looks. It isn’t my favorite shade from this collection but it is still quite pretty none the less.

As you can see it has a raised, 3D blush design. I’m a packaging h0r so I absolutely adore the rose shape and design! Plus it doesn’t fade with use! I have Rose Powder Blush that are over a year old and they still have their pretty rose shape!

Milani Awakening Rose Rose Powder Blush Swatches

Milani Awakening Rose Rose Powder Blush Swatches

I hope Milani does more luminous shades. I think Blossomtime Rose was a good example of a gorgeous glowing blush! I’m not sure I can say the same for Awakening Rose but I’m hopeful with new introductions they’ll improve upon the finish because obviously they headed in the right direction. Awakening Rose is a good pick up if you want to take your blush down a notch or two. It’s an excellent shade to have handy when you’re doing a more dramatic eye look. I wouldn’t say it’s a keeper but it doesn’t have its benefits.

Milani Awakening Rose Rose Powder Blush fotd

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Christine

    I don’t have any of these powder blushes from Milani in my collection. They look really pretty, love the packaging so I might have to order a couple of shades 😀

    This is such a pretty shade, lovely swatch 🙂 x

  • Ali

    I searched high and low for these and finally found them at CVS. I had to get all 3 because now I have all 11 of them. I love these 3 so much I might have to get backups… lol 🙂

  • genevieve

    Very pretty and natural colour – this is a great day time look. Love Milani’s products.

  • Katherine T.

    Very pretty! I’ve been doing bolder eye looks lately, and it’s nice to have a blush that’s softer in color

  • Michelle Flamingo

    This blush has a perfect amount of glow in it, imo. I love how natural the color is, and you look beautiful with it on. You are beautiful anyway, but I love the natural colors.

    I don’t need more blush, but this is one I think I should buy bc it is a limited edition, and the color is just what I love.

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks Michelle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All three are worth picking up! they are quite lovely 😀

  • Shamail S.

    Hi Isabella!! I look forward to your reviews whenever I want to buy something. . I’m a biggg fan from India 😀 I wanted to ask you, are any of the shades from the new range similar to the Tea Rose blush? I want something like that and I don’t know if I should go for that or for one of these. . Awaiting your reply 😀

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Shamail! Nice to hear from you and thank you for being a fan 🙂 Mmmm not exactly like tea rose but American Beauty has a bit of duskiness to it. Hope this helps!!!!! xoxo!

  • silvy

    I am getting this shade today after reading this. It looks so pretty on you. It’s such a great color


    I want to get one now but wondering which one is best! I have medium skin tone and I prefer a darker shade to blend with my fav. Benefit Bronzer! Can you help me with suggesting a shade, please… I was consider Romantic Rose?? Thank You! You look Fabulous!