If you’re familiar with the NARS Orgasm Blush, there’s a chance you’ve heard of Milani’s equally iconic Baked Blush. The two are some of the most recognizable in the world of beauty, thanks to the incredible consistency, staying power, and beautifully vibrant pigments. Wherever your vote goes, you really can’t go wrong.
Now, for huge fans of Milani’s cult-classic formula, the brand is back with another irresistible blush formula in a lightweight, creamy format: the Cheek Kiss Liquid Blush. Personally, we think it’ll even hold up on its own considering it’s a formula you can’t mess up. Made with skin-loving ingredients like pomegranate, rose extract, and watermelon, the buildable and easy-to-wear formula instantly blends with your skin, creating a healthy, flushed glow.
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As for the shades, you can cop them in 6 gorgeous everyday hues. Think rosy pink, toasty nude, and a deep raspberry with names like Rose Romance, Nude Flush, and Berry Smooch—just to name a few. We’re sure you’ll want to see it for yourself, so take a peek at all the swatches below. And to go with it, a handy guide to perfect the barely-there application for you to try at home. Scroll!
HOW TO WEAR IT
1. BY DRAPING
While draping might be exaggerated on the runway, it’s definitely not reserved for models and celebrities. To nail the statement look, swipe a pretty wash of color on the cheekbones and blend out toward the temples until it appears seamless. It’s a fun way to play with the higher planes of your cheeks and creates a personalized look that brings life to your face.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with your unique bone structure, and if you want to take It a step further, consider applying a deeper blush color towards the hollows of your cheeks. This works best on oval and heart face shapes.
2. BY THE APPLES
The most commonly talked about way to go about blush is to apply it on the apples of your cheeks. (For the uninitiated, the apples are the highest points of the cheek when you smile.) You can start by applying a small amount and concentrate the color at the center, or blend outwards toward the hairline. But if your face is rounder, you’ll want to apply slightly below the apples. This creates the illusion of a more “lifted” look that lengthens the top half of the face to appear more oval.
THE MILANI CHEEK KISS LIQUID BLUSH SWATCHES
Now that we’ve gone through the basics of how to apply blush, here’s a close look at how we wore Milani’s Cheek Kiss Liquid Blush in our own way.
Bing wears Berry Smooch
THE SHADE: A deep raspberry
Gaile wears Pink Flirt
THE SHADE: A soft, fresh flush
Norie wears Rose Romance
THE SHADE: A natural, rosy pink
Marla wears Wine Glow
THE SHADE: A dark plum wine
Mary wears Nude Flush
THE SHADE: A warm, toasty nude
Bianca wears Cheeky Coral
THE SHADE: A fun sunny coral
If you would like to give these a try, the Cheek Kiss Liquid Blush is available on BeautyMNL for only P550 each. You can also discover more Milani essentials right here.
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