May 18, 2017

Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette Review & Swatches

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Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette ($13) are a new hybrid powder blush that acts as a contour, highlighter, and blush compact all in one which launched in four selections late last month. It’s a refreshing change to see Milani venturing outside their Rose Powder Blush line which they tend to love intruding new or limited edition shades to in the Spring and Summer months. Not that I don’t love Rose Powder Blush mind you! It’s just nice to see something new pop up from the brand for Summer.

I’ve been busy pulling out all my glow-y and luminous blushes for the Summer months not to mention purchasing new ones because for some reason I’m obsessed with pretty glowing blushes for my warmer weather looks.

These Color Harmony Blush Palettes fit the bill perfectly so I purchased two of the four shades.

Here’s my review and swatches.

Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette come housed in the brand’s traditional gold compact with a clear lid. I’ve never personally fancied Milani’s packaging but I’ve come to realize that their color cosmetics are excellent quality. So, you might have to put aside your prejudices about bad packaging the way I did. I think one thing that deserves mentioning is the fact that Milani’s pricing on these new palettes is rather high. We’re seeing drugstore pricing go up more and more lately and this is in fact a good example of that. Rose Powder Blushes started out life at 0.60 oz for $7.99 each. As of now they are $9 each and still the same size. Sadly, Color Harmony Blush is $13 and half that size at 0.30 oz. It’s a big price jump to say the least. Of course, sales at the drugstore will ensure you never pay full price but it still deserves mentioning that these are quite expensive for a smaller amount compared to past Milani releases.

Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette Swatches (Berry Rays and Coral Beams)

Milani Coral Beams Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Each of these palettes has four different shades one of which has a luminous finish where as the other three has a more satiny one. The colors go from darker to lighter and act together to add warmth, color, and luminosity to your complexion. I have to admit I do wish the blush shade was larger or least have an equal amount of all four shades. The highlighter shade, which is the sheerest, was the shade that dominated the palette. I find the texture was a little stiffer and difficult to pick up with my blush brush. You might have to hunt around for the perfect brush to apply these. I’m still looking for one! One good thing is the stiffness seems to become a little softer and powdery after a few uses. So, you might just have to break through that tougher shell to get to the softness beneath. They do apply very easily and blended well on my drier skin. I didn’t feel like they clung to drier areas and the luminous finish (which you can’t really see in my photos) was quite lovely. The wear was fairly good at around eight hours before showing signs of wearing.

I purchased two shades but I actually felt like they both applied the same due to the fact the bronzer dominates the blush shade. It’s hard to differentiate between the shades since the blush is a little silver of a color located at the bottom of the palettes. The bronzer overtakes the blush shade considerably. Oddly enough, they do swatch differently in photos but once you get to swirling all the shades together you just end up with a lot of bronze-y warmth.

I have to admit if I had to choose between the two I’d like go with Rose Powder Blush’s formula. Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette produces a nice warmth and glow on skin but the formula isn’t quite as nice and the blush is a little lacking here.

Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette are available now at milanicosmetics.com and should be launching soon at drugstores.

Did you pick any of these up?

Thoughts?

Do share!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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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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  • Melissa

    A sidebar topic. The MAC Fruit Juicy collection launched this morning and the eyeshadow palettes and some of the lip gloss are already sold out online

  • kjh

    Glad to see these. As you point out, the ratios are somewhat off. Think I can rule this out. Thanks bunches.

  • Susan

    Thank you for the review. Something about them doesn’t strike me as “right for me.” Sadly for my wallet, I’m eyeing one of the new ABH blush palettes, though!

  • Heidi

    Berry Rays is pretty. I always like it when you get a blush with a few color options but I’d prefer all matte or all satin. I don’t see myself buying this, even if it’s on sale. I still have plenty of the rose-imprinted one (I forget which shade) which is my favorite.

  • Isa

    Ah, I think these were the blushes I was admiring on your cheeks in a previous post! Still think they’re very pretty on you.

    Drug store prices have really skyrocketed. The price (without sale) of the newest LÓreal lipstick here is only a couple dollars less than what I remember paying for MAC years ago! They’re not that far from some lipsticks I can buy at Sephora now too.

    • Isabella Muse

      They are! ;-D That’s insane! Really drugstore pricing is insaneeeeeee lately!

  • Stacie

    Pass! Thanks for the review! Too expensive for a drugstore brand!

  • Brandy

    I love Milani blushes. I just picked up their baked blush in the shade Bella Bellini and I love it! It’s so shimmery and pink, I don’t even need a highlighter! I think I’ll pass on these unless I get a coupon.

      • Brandy

        It’s so gorgeous. The shade, Luminoso, that everyone loves was too orange on my fair skin. There’s also another new shade called Rosa Romantica that looks more like a highlighter than a blush.

        • Isabella Muse

          I haven’t seen them in store yet and the last time I ordered from their site I stupidly forgot to pick the two newest shades up boo!

        • Silvia

          We sound like we have the same color shade. Luminoso although most famous is rather peachy on me. My favorite I think is Corallina & also Delicioso Pink applied very lightly. Love them yes they are blush/highliter duet I mostly use them from evening to night. Got a few of those!

          • Brandy

            Yeah. I hate how people say a color is universally flattering when it’s not. Luminoso only looked good when I had a tan which I no longer do (don’t want skin cancer). I’ll have to try out the other shades you mentioned.

  • Silvia

    I have no excuse to buy any more I’m covered in blushes of all shades but it looks so pretty! Might be similar than the pixie bronzer/blushes that came in a cartoon you slide out? I have those and they did turn out prettty although I think Pixie eyeshadows don’t pack much punch I have the round container with peachy shades and the purple shade not too crazy about them but got in clearance can’t complaint. Lol! I’ll get these only in sale yes! Drugstores beauty is crazy expensive might as well start visiting Ulta or Sephora again.
    I do love the Milani baked blushes and the Rose highliters so soft all of them just beautiful. No disco ball. And the rise blushes too. Awww! They are coming up with such pretty designs.

  • bella

    I have really stopped buying drugstore, except for my Maybelline liquid eye liner. It’s $11 vs the Stila one for $22/24. It exactly the same.

  • Silvia

    I for finally grabbed these beauties and am loving them. They were in Walgreens get two/third is free so I had to get them and glad I did all 4 of them! So, so pretty! I’m liking lots of Milani blushes they are awesome and I’m very cool toned/pale ghostly unless I run then my face will turn red. I can’t tan only end up like a lobster that kind. Ugh! Lol! I hate my legs (although they are strong & sexy cause I’m a runner ) but they are like a bottle of milk wish I could just tan nicely. Yes! Drugstore prices are totally insane have you seen those Mochy/Nyx trip highliters?! Wow! What is Nyx thinking $30.00 for the Warm Neutral (nice though!) palettes and this Mochy is only three shades. Yeah Nyx! Too ‘Mochy’ for me is what it is. Crazy! Might as well go to Sephora but I’m afraid to enter that place! Too much temptation. Lol! I don’t mind Milani packaging I find it pretty and my older rose blushes haven’t broken or anything I love them! ❤️ Oh! Also grabbed the Strobelight first three shades gorgeous! I’m happy! ‍♀️