What are your top three must-have cheek products right now?


What are your top three must-have cheek products right now? Share!

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1.) Burberry Peony blush
2.) Tarte Blushing Bride cream blush (in the original berry shade, not the new frosty pink shade)
3.) NARS Madly blush (my all time favorite blush)

MAC Sunbasque (as always), Hourglass Diffused Light and Luminous Light. Though I just got two of the Hourglass Ambient Blushes, so that line up might change.

Well, I only Own two blushes, and I like them both, so: Chanel cream blush in Affinite (<3 <3 <3), and Majolica Majorca Blood On Lip and Cheek Tint.

For a third cheek thing, I'll probably have to go with Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Fantasme, because it's an amazing highlighter, when what you actually want is a hint of iridescent glitter for very special occasions. I know pasting glitter on your cheekbones seems like a no-no, but all I've ever got from it is wonderment and compliments!

Oops! I wasn’t paying attention. 😀

My must-have for cheeks are:
Becca Mineral Blush in Sweetpea
Chanel Joues Contraste in Accent
Tom Ford Cheek Color in Love Lust

At the moment it’s Mac Magnetic Appeal Extra Dimension Skinfinish, Pleasure Model blush and Blunt blush. Together they create a lovely sculpted cheek on me. Love them!

This one is trickier for me, as cheek products aren’t really my forte. I feel that since most of them are meant to be worn sheer or blended, there’s little point to try and have ALL OF THEM, unlike with lip/eye products, where subtle differences are less likely to be lost entirely.

That being said, my top three are:

1. Some sort of silicone-based cream-to-powder blush. I’m currently using one from Essence the most, but I’ve also been loving ones from Revlon and Bourjois as well.

2. A pink-peach shade with gold shimmer — Your usual NARS Orgasm-esque shade, if you may. Rimmel Santa Rose and Bourjois Lilas d’Or are my top two at the moment.

3. A taupe shade for subtle contouring. Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow and Nyx blush in Taupe are my go-tos at the moment. I’ve been meaning to try out MAC Sculpt as well.

MAC At Dusk, MAC MSF Soft and Gentle, MAC Supercontinental. I like MAC…! I have quite a few Benefit cheek products now and I don’t find I reach for them all that often. I need to ban myself from using my MAC products and use more of my stash….

My go to’s lately have been MUFE powder blush #157 (pink beige), MAC Honour and Essence 01 – It’s Popul-art (warm peachy coral with a dark coral/berry section)

Highlight: Too Faced Candlelight duo
Blush: Tarte “Frisky” Amazonian Clay blush
Contour: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer
When spring FINALLY gets here, I plan on rocking Tarte’s “tipsy” blush.

I’m such a bore but, same as always, topping the list is Tarte Natural Beauty. I’ve also pulled out my 2 LE Clarins cheek products – Instant Blush Magic Colour (how I wish they’d bring that back) and Eclat Minute lush (in a weird, fatty/stubby lip-gloss type tube). I may also (if I can remember) dig out MAC Pinch o’Peach.

I’ve been on a neutral blush kick – so MAC Blushbaby, Addiction Cheek Stick in Tea Rose, and Addiction Cheek Stick in Rose Bar.

1. TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer highlighter
2. MAC Supercontinental
3. MAC Coygirl

If I got to pick a 4th I’m loving the Dr. Brandt Pores No More I got in my Birchbox this month.
Runner up blushes would be MAC Easy Manner, MAC Small Vanity, and the new Cheek Pops from Clinique…all of them! But Supercontinental and Coygirl and my go-to blushes for a peach or pink look, respectively.

Blush | NARS Orgasm (speaks for itself)

Contour | Too Faced Endless Summer 16 Hour Bronzer – great for fair skin as it has a cooler tone, rather than the common orange/warm tone.

Highlight | bareMinerals eyecolour in “Nude Beach” – even though it’s meant for eyes, it’s beautifully luminous and I use it on my cheekbones and nose, and especially when paired with the eyelid, really makes you glow.

I’ve been playing around with several different products lately, so I don’t have a “go-to” combination, yet. That said, if I had to plan for a trip & had limited space, I’d have to go with:

Cream products:
NARS Multiples in Copacabana, St. Bart’s, & Maldives (although I’m lemming Riviera ATM!)

Powder Products:
NARS Douceur, Zen, & Nico
NARS Madly, Ninotchka, & Albatross

I think I have an addiction to NARS…

All my cheek products are from the same company, I really should branch out. I use BareMinerals loose blushes, ready blushes, and their ready luminizers. I don’t really stick to one color in any of those.

I’m not really a blush person but: milani luminoso, the benefit mary lou-minizer, and my tarte amazonian clay blush but I really can’t think of the name right now!

Right now my #1 is Guerlain Terra Ora Sculpting powder… omg. Holy grail bronzer that gives me the most natural, warm, subtle glow, even right now in winter. And I love the wooden, magnetic-close twist compact. It’s gorgeous and heavy in my hand. The whole user experience is divine.
Followed by Guerlain Crazy Meteorites… so lovely…
and then, much to my surprise (I got this out of pile of stuff my friend was giving away), Physicians Formula multi-colored face powder in green!! It makes any redness in my face magically disappear.

DiorBlush Trianon Corail Bagatelle (pinky/coral)

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Ethereal Glow (easy cool pink with a lovely finish)

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush Outspoken (very subtle lilac pink)

1- the Balm Blend a Hand face brush (I use it for cream blushes and I’m loving it so far)
2- Chanel Joues Contraste in Accent (so subtle yet so beautiful)
3- LMdB Flawless Kaleidoscope (its highlighter, mostly)

Bobbi Brown blush in apricot, Hourglass blush in Luminous Flush, Giorgio Armani fluid sheer #13 as a highlighter (which is also tied with my long standing favorite: Dior NudeSkin shimmer).

My top three cheeks products are MAC Glamour Feast, NARS Exhibit A, and MUFE Cream Blush 515…All very beautiful on my dark skin 🙂

Probably this isn’t a cheek product but i have to have it for winter dry skin on my cheeks, so.. 1. Lancome Energie De Vie 2. Estee Lauder Audacious Plum 3. M.A.C. MSF in Soft and Gentle.

Cargo Prague blush, Bobbi Brown Nude Pink blush, and NARS Copacabana highlighter. The BB blush is pretty much my go-to for anytime I want color without overwhelming my face. 🙂

Blush is my thing. And contour and highlighters are growing on me, so limiting to three is difficult.
At the moment, Chanel le blush creme de Chanel provides the most interestingly subtle blush on my skin. I also love NARS Taos. The third cheek product I’m enjoying at the moment is MAC’s Fairly Precious In Extra Dimension Skinfinish, I use it to add a slight sheen over other blushes. At the same time, it neutralizes overly bright blushes.

Koyudo BP016 Cheek Brush
(or Cozzette S140 if you want a synthetic/vegan cheek brush)
» Because you need the best tool to begin with.

Dior Skin Shimmer
(or Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer if you prefer liquid)
» Because you need a good highlighter for your flat-matte blush.

Tom Ford Cheek Color
(or Chanel Le Blush Crème de Chanel if you prefer cream blush)
» Because it stays nicely on your cheeks for hours and hours!

NARS Deep Throat, Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector powder in Rose Gold. Plus my Illamasqua Blush Up Brush and my Real Techniques blush brush.

At the moment I’m using benefits posie tint as my daily blush, I tend to layer it to get a good pop of colour. Nars Laguna is my ‘go to’ bronzer and also loving Smashbox o-glow for a lovely natural pink hint.

Pur Minerals mineral glow bronzer (always a go to, it’s my favorite), Almay Smart Shade blush in Coral, the two blushes from the Sigma Paris palette, mixed together (that counts as one… right? 😉 )

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