2011 Editor’s Choice Awards – Part 3: Cheeks/Face
Next up, we’ll focus on the cheeks–from blushes to highlighters–and face products, like foundations, primers, and concealers.
Best Cheek/Face Highlighter (High-end)
Meteorites impart this lit-from-within glow without frost, glitter, or even really traditional shimmer. It’s such a micro-fine shimmer that it doesn’t look like you’re really wearing anything, even though you know you are. What edged it over Dior’s SkinShimmers is that they’re more versatile; you can use one with any blush, all over, or just on specific areas. (See my review here.)
Past Winners: Dior DiorSkin Shimmer (2009)
NYX HIGHLIGHTER MOSAIC POWDER
The Highlighter Mosaic Powder has a soft texture and doesn’t prove too frosty or shimmery; it’s more shimmer-sheen and should work for several skin tones.
Best Cheek/Face Highlighter (Budget)
Past Winners: Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips (2009)
Best Everyday Blush (High-end)
Sugarbomb is still a product I always find myself reaching for, regularly pack for overnight trips or weekend getaways, and have to slap my hand away from so I don’t use it so often! (See my review here.)
Past Winners: Benefit Sugarbomb (2009)
RIMMEL SANTA ROSE BLUSH
Best Everyday Blush (Budget)
Santa Rose is this darkened brownish pink–think MAC Blushbaby but pinker–that works well to give a hint of color without going overboard.
Past Winners: Milani Luminous Blush (2009)