Top 10 of 2012: Blushes & Highlighters

Top 10 of 2012: Blushes & Highlighters

Asking me to choose my favorite highlighter, by the way, is akin to making me choose favorites between (fur) children (if I had more than one). There were some seriously ga-ga-glowing highlighters launched this year, too! On the blush front, there were some great shades and formulas I tried and tested, but it was easier to narrow those down.

What was your favorite blush/highlighter from 2012?

5 Beautiful Coral-Orange Blushes

5 Beautiful Coral-Orange Blushes

This post is a follow-up to last week’s on coral-pink blushes.  These are all warmer, with more orange/peach than pink.

  1. Tarte Blissful — vibrant coral-orange
  2. Tom Ford Lovelust — shimmering peachy coral
  3. Le Metier de Beaute Echo — rich coral-orange with a golden shimmer-sheen and a hint of underlying pink
  4. Chanel Tweed Brun Rose — medium-dark coral-orange
  5. Make Up For Ever #153 — coral-orange with golden shimmer/sheen

What’s your favorite coral-orange blush?

Tom Ford Lovelust Cheek Color

Tom Ford Love Lust Cheek Color ($55.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a dark coral with hints of orange and gold shimmer and just a smidgen of pink thrown in. There’s plenty of pigmentation–you can sheer it out for something softer, more of a sheen with a touch of color, or apply a little more for a bolder cheek. NARS Deep Throat (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Papaya (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Pink Buttercream (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Wild Sunset (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Soulshine (Together) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #9 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Rockateur (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). KIKO 111 Classic Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pink Mint (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Springsheen (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Non-Fiction (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Blush (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Divergent Obscure Coral (LE) is warmer (85% similar). NYX Summer (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Romance (P, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tom Ford Lovelust Cheek Color
Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color Love Lust
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%