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Blush was the last, most recent category of makeup I got into, because I’m really fair, and while I’d say that my skin tone is generally more neutral, I do still get rosy. Since I thought that the point of foundation was to even out your skin tone, and getting rosy plays into that, I guess I just figured that blush was sort of a contradiction and would work against my efforts.
So I rocked a pale face for a long time. Then, well, I found Luminoso.
I’m pretty sure it was the first blush I ever tried, too, and what a good choice it was. It’s not just pink, and it’s not just peach. I feel like it’s the color that was meant to be there, like its found a home on my face.
Milani’s baked blushes are wonderful, and they’re not just good for the price (around 7 bucks). They’re good across the board.
I feel like Luminoso, especially, is kind of a one-stop shop. It isn’t matte, and it isn’t overly sparkly. It’s just a healthy peachy glow with a slight and very fine white/gold glow.
I think it looks phenomenal with, like, a really flawless base down, a strong brow, loads of mascara, and a classic red lip. Luminoso just like brings it all together.
Bolder lipstick shades wash you out pretty instantly, and Luminoso brings the life back into my cheeks.
It’s also incredibly versatile. It’s like the blush equivalent of the perfect leather jacket. If you’re near my skin tone, it goes with any and every look. I feel like on my skin, it’s the peak color.
With that said, if you have a solid base (foundation through to sculpting and/or blush) down, it gives you so much room to futz around and build intensity in other areas like your eyes and lips, or to do some intense strobing.
A good completed base serves as the backbone of a look. When I’m a little unsure about my makeup because it’s something I’ve never done before, with Luminoso, I can rest assured knowing that if all else fails, at least my base makeup looks dope.
Thank you, Luminoso! You my boo.