Not too long ago Milani has brought their new baked collection to life. Rose D'oro is only one of the 9 baked blushes. For some reason, no matter which Walgreens, CVS or Target I go to I am only able to find 5 of the colors. However, they are all available on Milani's website. My favorite one of the ones I could see in person was Rose D'oro. Why? Well...because I am a coral addict.
The blushes come in this gold packaging with a clear top that way you can actually see what the color looks like. I would say the color can easily be predicted just by looking at the packaging, I think it's pretty accurate. There are two parts to the packaging; top part obviously has the blush and lifting the top reveals another compartment with a little round mirror that has the brush in it. I think the mirror is a nice touch! I personally carry whatever blush I am wearing that way along with me throughout the day because you never know when you may need a touch-up :D I don't really use the brush but again it's convenient to have it there, not taking any extra space in my make-up bag, in case I do need to touch up my blush.
Rose D'oro is a subtly shimmery coral with gold veins on it. This blush is insanely pigmented and can easily be built up. I personally like to wear it more intense because I want the color to show thoroughly. When swatched, you can see the flecks tiny gold glitter in the blush but once applied it leaves a non-overwhelming sheen on your face.
Here are some of my other blushes in similar shades which I thought would be comparable to Rose D'oro
|L-R: Rose D'oro, Coralista, Dainty, Stereo Rose|
As a result of this comparison, MAC MSF in Stereo Rose is the closest to it of the 3 which is not even that close. Benefit Coralista is lighter and has more pink in it. MAC Mineralize blush in Dainty has just a hint of coral, much less shimmer and is also much lighter than both Rose D'oro and Coralista. Stereo Rose has more of a satiny finish and is also lighter than Rose D'oro. When all four are compared side by side, I feel like Rose D'oro is actually more of a orange/light copper shade.
I really think that this was a great purchase, at this point Rose D'oro holds the "my favorite drugstore blush" title. I don't think I ever purchased a drugstore blush that feels comparable to a higher end blush. This much pigmentation from a blush that retails for $7.99 (which will most likely go on sale or bogo at one point) is amazing! I love that there are a total of 9 shades in their baked blush collection which means there is a color for everyone! I hope I will be able to find all of the colors somewhere soon.
What do you think of Milani's baked blushes? Have you bought any of the colors?