Thursday, January 7th, 2010

The Hit List

What’s the Best Cheek Highlighter…?

What brand/product wins this category? Any particular reason it wins?

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53 thoughts on “The Hit List: Best Cheek Highlighter

  1. Sixx

    MAC Pearl Cream Colour Base w/MSF Soft N Gentle layered on top! Love the sheen it gives and it lasts all day.

    • Mel

      I second that. Cream Color Bases really make my blush and highlighter stick since I don’t wear foundation.

  2. Kaitlin

    MAC’s “By Candlelight” mineralize skinfinish, NARS’s Blush in “Albatross,” and Benefit’s “High Beam” are my top three favorites.

  3. Kelly

    MSF’S all the way! My new favorite is By Candelight. Though on wintry days when my skin is very dry, I reach for my High Beam from Benefit because it is a liquid formula.

  4. MelisaG1

    Becca SSP in opal.

  5. I love Smashbox’s Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion. I love the look of a little dab right on the apples of my cheeks, but sometimes I’ll sweep it all the way up to my temples and on my brow bone as well.

  6. Amanda Craig

    I use MAC Shimmertime pigment on my cheeks…love it!!

  7. amy

    Benefit Moonbeam with MAC Accentuate/Sculpt layered over it.

  8. Darrien

    MAC CCB in Pearl or MAC’s MSF in Perfect Topping

  9. MAC Mineralized SkinFinish in Lightscape (Discontinued). MAC Pearl or Luna Cream Colour Base on Light to Medium. Mix Pearl with Improper Copper on Dark complexions.

  10. Sara

    I really love Mineralize skinfinish by MAC! I have Blonde, Readhead and Brunette..but I use the last one as a blush 😉
    I don’t need any other highliter becouse Blonde and Readhead’s stripes give me a lot difference matches!
    But I would try also a cream highlighter…maybe a Creme color base in Shell or Hush!

  11. Nina

    High beam hg, bourjois rose perle eyeshadow as highlighted, nars albatross. Nc35 for some reason warm highlighters look really bad on me

  12. Meagan

    I really love NARS The Multiple in Luxor on my fair skin. Its really pretty!

  13. AlyxVeee

    For me I like the top stripe from both Warm Blend and Smooth Merge MSF, and High Beam from Benefit. That said I haven’t tried any others lol

  14. Rosanne

    Refined MSF by MAC
    but i lost it:'(

  15. Samantha

    Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick in Gold!

  16. Anitacska

    For me it’s Pleasureflush MSF, but I’m too afraid I will run out if I use it much, lol. I have discovered though that the highlighter of Laura Geller’s Blush n Brighten duo in Boysenberry (teh ighlighter is called Amaretti) is pretty much the exact dupe of Pleasureflush, it has the same lovely soft silky formula and even the veins are the same! So I tend to use that more than Pleasureflush at the moment (maybe until I find a back up somehow – someone is currently trying to sell one for $160 on eBay!). Other than that I really like Laura Geller Candlelight shimmer powder and Light Flush MSF, but I have so many highlighters, it’s hard to choose. I have ordered By Candlelight MSF and looking forward to trying it out!

  17. NARS Albatross. Works on everybody and gives you that desirable candlelight-glow!

  18. j e n

    I’m really into NARS Copacabana right now. It’s becoming a fast favorite of mine.

  19. Dani S

    I absolutely adore NARS The Multiple in Copacabana . It’s not overpowering and lasts all day in my case.

  20. Jessica

    MAC’s soft and gentle!:)

  21. I agree with by Candlelight… it’s gives a peachy sheen tone to my cheeks. Also Perfect Topping is very beautiful.

  22. Sass

    Right now, for me, the white and pink parts of Perfect Topping MSF.

  23. Sarah M

    There are so many that I love! My current favourite is MAC By Candlelight MSF although I probably use MAC Pearl CCB most often. I’ve also been using Benefit One Hot Minute a lot lately. On my skin colouring (NC42 in MAC foundation) it makes a great, subtle highlight.

  24. Lilly

    MAC’s Perfect Topping and Benefit’s High Beam are my favorite. Occassionally I use Bobbi Brown’s Shimmerbrick in Copper Diamond.

  25. I like MAC’s Pink Opal Pigment. I also like Clinique’s Up Lighting (liquid shimmer for face, etc. basically) products as well.

  26. Isabelle

    Definitely MAC’s MSF in Perfect Topping.

  27. ROXY

    Hmm i would have to say that Nars Albatross and Multiple in Cococabana work best for me.

  28. Mel

    My most recent fave is MAC’s By Candelight. I also like Bobbi Brown’s Pink Shimmer Brick.

  29. Lorna

    NARS albatross/copacabana/luxor or MAC universal mix

  30. Torie

    I use either The Balm’s ‘Mary Lou-Manizer’ or Mac’s Pearl Cream Colour Base or both together depending on my mood. I am fair skinned by the way. I think that would be helpful if people put down skin color or type because not everything looks good on every skin color.
    And yes the Cream Colour Base was my 7th Mac product to buy. Very pleased with it. I’m slowly integrating it into my Urban Decay products which I have alot of!

  31. Karla

    I use MACs MSF in perfect topping almost everyday but with By Candlelight out now I blend the two together. If I have a super pale day or i’m wearing a white shirt I’ll use MACs loose iridescent powder in dancing light. I think that’s what it’s called. :)

  32. vianca

    MAC MSF By Candlelight

  33. Zoe G

    MAC – Shimmertime pigment powder – just a gentle sweep of this pigment on a brush across the cheeks gives a beautiful glow to the cheeks, this product will last forever and only need to apply a tiny amount. I have received many compliments since I started adding this to my cheeks!

  34. nars albatross hands down
    mac’s naked pigment

  35. Benefit Highbeam! Love it!

  36. Nars Albatross & Este Lauder Opulent. I love them both but now after reading everyones comments, i want to try mac candelight.

  37. Leah

    Nars The Multiple in Copacabana.
    Mac Cream Colour Base in Luna.

  38. Chau

    Dior Amber Diamond and Rose Diamond; MAC pearl cream color base.

  39. mariela dietsch

    MAC lustre drops in Pink Rebel or Benefit’s High Beam …theyre both almost identical when swatched!

    excited to try out Nars Nico…i think Albatross would be too shimmery for me.

  40. Mori

    Shiseido’s luminizing satin face color in WT905 High Beam White is gorgeous, just gorgeous. makes you glow like no other.

  41. Brande

    I love Double Glow 7 in Champagne by Duwop! It has vitamins A,E so it doesn’t settle in to fine lines and can be used as a primer. It’s perfect!

  42. Nancy

    Dior Amber Diamond shimmer powder! I’ve have Benefit’s high beam, MAC MSF’s/CCB’s, and NARS multiple in Luxor/copacabana/orgasm and none are are as great as my Dior Amber Diamond!