Tag: pink

Milani illuminating face powder


Hello all, I bring to you the Milani illuminating powder, I bought this last month as I was looking for an affordable highlighter for next month. I saw good reviews but obviously need to test it myself. I was unsure of what shade to get especially as it looked pink I’m the photo. So I opted for 03 Beauty’s touch.

It looked gorgeous when I received it the other week on my hand it’s not very easy to see but there is a shimmer there, this is deceiving as when I actually applied this to the tops of my cheek bones I found the pink came through more than the shimmer, which then made me look like I doubled up on blush.

The packaging for this product is gorgeous, the gold packaging makes it look a little more up market in my opinion.  This product cost me about £5.99 which is super inexpensive for any of you looking to not spend a fortune. This brand is not sold in any shops in England so I had to purchase mine online with Amazon, which is easy anyway… I am a bit addicted to Amazon ( you will find that out a lot).

XI have applied this using the blush brush by Real techniques,  only problem is that to get any pigment I have to really swirl my brush around before I can apply,  at the moment I am just using it as a blush as i find on my complexion it appears quite pink even with a small amount, but it is more subtle, giving a natural dewy complexion which is great if you want a fresh faced look for every day.  The shade may be better for darker skin tones, if you have a different result please leave a comment below.  

I don’t think I will purchase this again as its not a highlighter but more a blush.  It is a beautiful shade but I would rather it have more of a shine and less colour next time.  I would recommend it as a blush for you all as its super affordable and does give a lovely finish to the cheeks.


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Favourite blush: smashbox blush rush

Hello everyone here is my favourite blush at the moment, these particular blushes are called blush rush by Smashbox.  Costs £22.  I have had this blush for a while now and have hit pan on it recently and it’s now become a crumbling mess (boohoo).  I can’t remember the shade of my blush all I know is it’s a lovely rosey pink with a slight shimmer to it.  What I love about the blush is that:

1. It comes in a decent size which has lasted me ages after everyday use, meaning I have got my money’s worth out of it.

2. The blush comes with a handy little mirror which is always perfect when you want to pop it into your handbag, all you have to do is twist the bottom of the container and there is the little mirror.

3. These blushes are very natural and you can build on the colour to intensify your desired look.

Like I said I have had the blush for a very long time, I have no downsides to it, I found it a very natural finish which I could build upon to make my look either more natural or stronger for a night out. The consistency is not as powdery as you would think, it is very soft and a small amount goes a long way.  The light shimmer that is in the blush gives my face a subtle glow back to my cheeks which I love.  

On a 8 hour shift the blush stays put on my face it doesn’t rub off, or get onto clothing, the colour doesn’t fade and it makes my skin feel smooth and silky.

I would definitely buy this blush again, in fact I think I have it in my large smashbox pallet which has 3 other shades included. They are an expensive brand but the quality is worth it.

What I love about smashbox is if you go to their stand, mine was in boots, they are helpful and will go through all their makeup with you.  When I went the first time they did all my makeup for free, so that I could test everything, foundation, powder, blush, mascara, eyeshadow, lipstick….. They even sell starter sets which have smaller versions of all the makeup, and each set comes ready for what ever skin tone they match you to. 

I definitely recommend.