December 2, 2020

Milani Sunrise Serenita Baked Blush Review & Swatches

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4 stars out of 5

Milani Sunrise Serenita Baked Blush ($8) is one of two new exclusive Baked Blush shades that launched on the brand’s website recently. This was a very easy pick up for me because I’ve been a fan of Milani Baked Blush since they originally launched back in 2011. They have always been a really solid blush that was pigmented, smooth, and had a nice luminosity.

I was instantly drawn to Sunrise Serenita because I do so love a warm orange-y blush!

Let’s take a look!

Milani Sunrise Serenita Baked Blush is a new, permanent shade that’s exclusively available on Milani’s website. You’ll likely see it launched at drugstores in a few months for Spring 2021 but if you want it for now it’s only available directly through Milani’s website.

As you may know Milani’s Baked Blushes went through a little bit of a package downgrade. These used to be a dual compartment compact that features the blush on the top and a mirror on the bottom. The new compacts have no secondary compartment with a mirror.

I’ve always compared this formula to the MAC Mineralize Blushes and Skinfinishes but it always seemed like MAC’s version had a bit more sparkle and shimmer. I’ve always felt like MAC’s version had a bit more frosty of a finish depending on the shades where Milani’s verison did not. The powder is a bit thinner as well but still has a touch of a velvety feel. This particular shade was very, very powdery! A lighter touched as required when dipping a brush in this powder because it really dusted up a lot of excess powder. It’s very pigmented so a little goes a long way. I found myself trying hard to go light when dipping in but each time I came up with a lot of blush that I had to tap off. If you can get the technique down right to pick up the right amount of color you’re golden because the shade is just so pretty. Sunrise Serenita is a warm burnt orange with a golden luminosity. This color wore for literally hours without fading. It’s very bold and beautiful!

Milani Sunrise Serenita Baked Blush is a gorgeous color but it is fairly powdery which is something you need to prepare for if you’re heavy handed! But overall, this is a lovely color to add to your stash of you like the Milani Baked Blush formula!

Milani Sunrise Serenita Baked Blush is available now!

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Milani Sunrise Serenita Baked Blush is a new, permanent shade being added to Milani’s Baked Blush Collection for Spring 2021 that’s available exclusively on their website. This is a lovely warm burnt orange. The shade is very powdery so a lighter touch is required to pick it up! I found myself tapping a lot of excess blush off my brush when using this! It’s very pigmented so a little goes a long way. The powder is thinner with a lightly velvety texture that blends easily on my cheeks and has a nice golden luminosity to the finish. It’s very bold and looks gorgeous! It wears eight plus hours without fading or losing it’s glow.


  • Unique, pretty shade.
  • Very pigmented and bold.
  • Wears long.
  • Affordable.


  • Very powdery! Requires a lighter touch for the best application.


Milani Sunrise Serenita Baked Blush is a stunning shade and a perfect piece to add to your collection if you love bold, glowing blushes!

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

About the Muse

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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  • Dannell

    Do you Coralina? How would you compare this to Coralina? :). Thank you for your opinion!

    • Isabella Muse

      I do, it’s a fav of mine. Completely different shade. Very warm burnt orange! Coralina is straight beautiful coral!