Milani Rose Powder Blush in Romantic Rose is a matte rosey nude toned blush that has a gorgeous rose pattern embossed on it. The color fits in the same family as NARS Douceur and Tarte Exposed (a comparison post of this claim will be up soon!) and it is one of those universally flattering shades. There is 0.60 ounces / 17 grams of product and retails around $8 depending on where you buy it from.
For a matte shade, I'm surprised at how easy it was blend in without being patchy. It did kick up a bit of powder because the texture is soft, but it is not messy at all. I was surprised at how pigmented it was compared to Tarte Exposed because that blush takes soooo much to show up on my skin.
I don't wear blush that often and so excuse the strip of color, but Romantic Rose worked well for a blush novice like me. In the pan, I thought it would be more mauvey / nudey, but it appeared more pink on my cheeks.
The wear time on me changed depending on what foundation I used, but it did last at least a good 7 hours before I started seeing fading on all the foundations I paired it up with. My cheeks are on the normal / dry side though and so the wear time might be less for those with oily skin.
As mentioned, I love the rose pattern. It is so pretty and makes me happy when I use it. I wish the product was lower so that it was under the plastic rim though. Since it was a bit powdery, the excess power got on my table or hand I was holding it in. It's a very small packaging thing, but I just wanted to note it. The packaging is a hard plastic and even though I traveled with it, it seemed stable enough to product the product.
Final thoughts: I love the color and how it applied on my cheeks. It's soft and blendable and just sits on the skin so nicely. Even though it's matte, it didn't take away the dewey-ness of my foundation and kept the appearance natural looking. I wish this had come out before the Tarte Exposed craze, because Romantic Rose worked so much better on me than Exposed. I recommend this blush as the natural pinky nude flush of color everyone needs in their collection.
Have you tried Milani blushes before? Which one is your favorite?