Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush

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Frontal view of the Clarisonic Mia Prima

My New Facial Brush: Clarisonic Mia Prima

Hey everyone! It’s been a while! I’ve been busy with life. But, I’ve definitely missed blogging and sharing my thoughts about products…food…adventures..and so on! 😭

Tonight, I would love to share a facial skin care product. It’s called the Clarisonic Mia Prima. I used to use the Clarisonic Mia (not the Prima). The Prima is a new product from Clarisonic. It’s supposedly a more affordable facial brush from Clarisonic. The term afforable may be different from one person to another. My facial brush was $99 plus tax. Compared to my first Clarisonic Mia, yeah, I guess it’s more affoardable, haha! My previous one was more expensive. Anyways, here’s some information on this facial brush. I’m just going to go over the main points. If I don’t cover something you’re curious about, feel free to ask. 😊

About Clarisonic Mia Prima:

Let’s unbox it!

You have a choice between white and pink. I chose pink. If I chose white, my makeup would stain it like crazy. I chose the darker color for that reason.

Unboxing the Clarisonic Mia Prima

It comes with a USB charger and a booklet.

Clarisonic Mia Prima comes with a USB charger and booklet with instructions

It comes with a Daily Radiance Brush Head (as shown in the very first photo).

Full view of what's inside the Clarisonic Mia Prima box

This is what the facial brush looks like sideways.

Side view of the Clarisonic Mia Prima

I’ve had the Clarisonic Mia Prima for only 1 week. So far, I really don’t have much to say. I’ll do a full review when I’m ready to give my thoughts on it. There we have it. Has anyone used the Clarisonic Mia Prima before? What are your thoughts on it? Is it worth it? I was pretty skeptical about it considering the negative reviews on it. Share your thoughts! Yay or nay?

– Jen

Review: Milani Baked Blush Luminoso Bella Bellini

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Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso

I introduced Milani makeup products over a week ago. Check it out right here. I’m going to begin reviewing the Milani makeup products. Let’s start off with the Milani Baked Blushes. I have the ones in Luminoso and Bella Bellini. What are these Baked Blushes anyways? Let’s find out!

Milani Baked Blush:

Milani Baked Blush in Bella Bellini

Milani Baked Blush in Bella Bellini

Here they are together. Side-by-side. On the left, Luminoso. On the right, Bella Bellini.

Milani Baked Blush Luminoso and Bella Bellini

Luminoso and Bella Bellini

There’s a mirror inside the compact too. Also, a brush. I never used the brushes provided in these compacts. I find most of them to be of poor quality. They are too harsh on my skin.

A mirror inside compact for touch-ups. Milani Baked Blush.

A mirror inside compact for touch-ups.

Milani Baked Blush Luminoso

Milani Baked Blush Luminoso

Milani Baked Blush Bella Bellini

Milani Baked Blush Bella Bellini

Swatches of Milani Baked Blushes:

Swatches: Milani Baked Blush Bella Bellini (left), Luminoso (right)

Swatches: Milani Baked Blush Bella Bellini (left), Luminoso (right)

I have Luminoso and Bella Bellini. Luminoso is a light pink shade. This one is very popular. The other one is called Bella Bellini. It is a coral-peach shade. I’ve heard good things about Milani Baked Blushes, so that’s why I purchased them. From my first impression, I thought they were good. They were super soft, pigmented, and easy to apply. They were better compared to other drugstore brands I’ve used in the past. Over time, my experience with these blushes changed. Mind you, I’ve been using Milani Baked Blushes for nearly a year! These blushes appear pigmented at first and are buildable, but the color fades easily and quickly. It doesn’t last on the skin. I’ve tried using a makeup primer beforehand too with the same results. The color vanishes in a few hours. Also, they’re not matte as they claim to be. They are shimmery with specs of glitter. More luminous with a sheen to them. As a blush, meh. It’s not the worst. Besides using Milani Baked Blushes as a blush alone, I love using them as a makeup highlighter. I sweep them over my eyelids, forehead, nose, and chin. This works out great, since the color fades. It leaves a subtle, pretty sparkle on the skin. If you’re looking for a drugstore blush that are decent and affordable, give them a try (Luminoso, Bella Bellini). Keep in mind that Milani makeup products are cruelty-free. It’s a nice way to move towards the cruelty-free lifestyle. 🙂

Have you used Milani Baked Blushes? In Luminoso or Bella Bellini? Other colors? What did you think about them? Share your experience!

© Jennifer Nguyen