Milani Baked Blush in 07 Fantastico Mauve review

Milani Baked Blush in 07 Fantastico Mauve review

If you’re looking for a less expensive alternative to MAC Mineralize Blushes, look no further! The Milani Baked Blushes line is a near perfect dupe.

Milani Baked Blush 07 Fantastico Mauve
The first blush I have to review is 07 FANTASTICO MAUVE – a gorgeous purple with mauve and hot pink swirled into it. The texture is very soft and finely milled. Pigmentation is quite high as well. Goes on a deep plum.

Milani Baked Blush 07 Fantastico Mauve 2
Flip the blush up and there’s a compact brush and mirror underneath too. MAC blushes don’t have that…

Milani Baked Blush 07 Fantastico Mauve swatch 3
L-R: Fantastico Mauve, MAC Mineralize Gentle, Hourglass Mood Exposure for color comparison

Milani Baked Blush 07 Fantastico Mauve vs MAC Mineralize Gentle
Fantastico Mauve vs. MAC Mineralize Gentle for formula/sparkle comparison.

Milani Baked Blush 07 Fantastico Mauve swatch
With a light hand, you can get a very subtle mauve sheen on your skin.

Milani Baked Blush 07 Fantastico Mauve swatch 2
This has some shimmer but doesn’t accentuate pores too much. It applies very evenly and doesn’t kick up any powder when swirling your brush around.

My thoughts: When compared to MAC Mineralize, I’d say this is pretty close. The pigments aren’t AS finely milled as MAC and the Milani have a bit more shimmer, but a serious run for your money. Dare I say, the Milani baked blushes are more pigmented and soft… Plus, it’s the same size (3.5g).

I picked this blush up for under $10 at Loblaw’s. I can’t find it online anywhere, but you can pick up other Milani Baked Blushes at


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  • So pretty! I had no idea Loblaws carried Milani, I’ll have to keep an eye out! 🙂


  • ooooo …but my loblaws doesnt carry them 🙁 this llooks like a great ‘goes with everything’ shade !

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Julie, will the Milani website ship to Canada? I just reviewed the 2 new shades of the Baked Blush for spring 2014 and I forgot to mention the little brush. Thanks for the reminder, lol!

    • Yep, they sure do! Sadly they don’t carry this shade but do have the others (they also have the Rose design ones!)

  • I like it, not too much shimmer which I dig!

    • Yes, a bit less shimmery than the MAC ones. I need to buy more of these.

  • Chelsea LeBlanc

    This is such a pretty color! I’ve been wanting to try a MAC Mineralize Blush, but now I’m definitely heading to these first!

    • I’d go to store and swatch the Mineralize first as they are a bit softer to the touch. But I LOVE these to fill out my collection 🙂

  • I keep ALMOST buying these. Damn it! 🙁

  • Shalunya TheChronicBeauty

    Holy smokes this is a gorgeous color!!! I have not seen this one in stores and now I am going to have to go on the hunt. It’s amazing! Thanks for sharing with us!

    • I can’t find it anywhere but the ONE store in Toronto. It’s not on any website which is so odd! The newer ones (matte pink and raspberry) are amazing to. Review coming, of course. Thanks for your visit 🙂

  • Megan Joy

    Why is this brand so hard to find? I’ve heard nothing but great things about this blush. Looks really soft and shimmery, perfect for spring!

    • has it (not that it matters to you anymore). I bet it’s all over the US!

      • Megan Joy

        Ima find it! Miss Glamorazzi (the YouTuber) talked about how awesome they are all the time!

  • This blush looks great on you!
    I’ve seen this brand at Loblaws, but they never seem to have the products I want to try.

  • These look so pretty in the pan, and very pretty on you too.

  • I have the 2 matte ones that I forget the names of right now, and I’m hooked. Need more Milani baked blushes! I especially want Luminoso but it’s always sold out.