Price: $6.49 (0.155 oz/ 4.40 g)
Overall Grade: B
I had been wanting to try one of Milani's Minerals Blushes for a long time now and instead of opting for Luminous, the supposed NARS Orgasm dupe, I went for the brightly colored Mai-Tai.
IngredientsThe Product: My first reaction the blush? "Holyyyy crap!" I didn't realize that this blush contained mica (I really should've known since the number 1 ingredient in most mineral products is mica but I didn't bother to look.) Any "face product" that contains mica usually causes me to break out with these tiny "bumps."
For the sake of blogging, I went ahead and wore this blush for 4 days straight. Right after the 1st day, I noticed 1 small bump on my cheek. By the end of the 4th day, I had 3 bumps (total on both cheeks) that had become "medium sized."
Other than that, the blush is actually very nice. It's a bit difficult to blend due to it being a matte blush but I really love how smooth and pigmented it is. There is a slight "makeup" smell to it but it's barely noticeable (to me) and disappears once the blush is applied. On my (bare) skin, it lasts for about 3 hours.
The Color: Mai Tai (203) is a matte bright reddish coral.
Above (no flash): Milani Mai-Tai
Overall: People who are allergic to mica, stay clear of this. If mica/mineral products are not a problem for you, give this a try! It's such a pretty blush and the color is gorgeous for Summer (even though it's coming to an end.) I recommend waiting for one of CVS' BOGO sales so you can save. (I didn't lower the grade because of the fact that it broke me out. I don't feel it's fair because not everyone is allergic to mica.)
Where To Buy: Milani Cosmetics, Cherry Culture, CVS