I couldn’t resist. I had to pick up one of the new Milani rose powder blushes that have come out for summer 2015. I already own several of these beauties, and I’ve reviewed the Milani rose blushes previously. There are three new limited edition shades for Summer 2015: American Beauty Rose – shade 9, Awakening Rose – shade 10 and Blossomtime Rose – shade 11.
In my local CVS, they are tucked in on the side of the regular Milani display, though I have heard that some stores have an LE display. I chose Awakening Rose because it looked like a great fall shade. It’s a browned pink with a slight gold shimmer, a rather different shade and finish from the others that I already own that are satins and mattes.
In the past, I’ve had some fallout with the Milani rose blushes, but not so with this one. With some of the bright or deep Milani blushes, I apply with a stippling brush, but a regular blush brush is fine to apply this one. The shade is a neutral so I’m not worried about applying too much. It lasts on me for many hours. I love the slight golden shimmer.
As I’ve mentioned before, I adore the embossed rose on the powder blush. To me, it’s like a personal little sculpture. I just love looking at it.
At the CVS that I finally found Awakening Rose at in my area, Milani powder blush was priced at around $9 or so. Luckily, I had a CVS 30% off promotion and a few Extrabucks to get the price down. The Milani limited edition rose blushes are available at CVS, Walgreens, drugstore.com, and the Milani website, and the MSRP is $7.99. Milani limited editions are very difficult to find where I live so I had to go to 4 stores to find this shade. But I’m glad I finally found it!
Also, I noticed that the ingredients are different on the Awakening Rose that I bought compared to the rose blushes in the permanent, previous limited editions and even the limited edition ingredients on the Milani website. There are no parabens listed in the ingredient list on the back of the compact I bought, but there are on the Milani website. Oh well, I’m not losing sleep about it either way, but it’s something I noticed.
The compact is 0.60 oz./17g – it’s a big compact like the other rose blushes and contains a LOT of blush! It’s made in Italy. Milani is not tested on animals.
Have you tried any of the Milani rose powder blushes? Which is your favorite shade?