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Sleek MakeUp Contour Kit (I use the shade medium), Milani Baked Bronzer in Dolce and NYX Leopard Gets a Tan bronzer (I use it as blush).

Makeup Revolution Matte Blush in the shade Divine, which Ulta no longer carries. It’s a pretty light pink, very cool-toned. On MR’s site, the same color name is very peachy and I think they changed it.

Colourpop Super Shock Cheek highlighters and blushes, Nyx taupe blush (for contouring), Nabla Gotham Shade & Glow (also for contouring; it’s hard to decide if this is an “affordable” brand or a “high end” one. Their prices are in line with Makeup Geek and Physician’s Formula cheek products, but their shipping costs from Italy might tip the scales.

Skin tone: Very pale with cool undertones.

I don’t have a lot of drugstore blushes and have decluttered many of them. I haven’t found a lot that I really like but I do have several Milani blushes which I like including the Rose Powder blush and Luminoso. I like the quality of Luminoso but it isn’t the perfect shade for me. I also really like the Physicians Formula Butter blushes. My current favorite DS blush is relatively new and it is the Burt’s Bees Blushes. They are really smooth, blend easily and last all day. I think they are a great DS option.

ColourPop Super Shock highlighters

Notoriously Morbid highlighters (idk if they sell them separately, the ones i have are from the Vanishing Cabinet subscription)

Blackbird Cosmetics blushes (discontinued unfortunately)

My Pretty Zombie blushes

Fair/Light w/ neutral to cool undertones.
– NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette;
– L’Oréal Visible Lift Blush in 701 Rose Gold;
– Wet N Wild Reserve Your Cabana;
– Essence Mosaic Compact Powder in 01 Sunkissed (I don’t like it applied on my face because of the glitter, but it looks gorgeous on my neck /collarbone /décolletage in summer).

Nyx Taupe blush is my HG contour powder, so that’s numero uno!
Other HG status items; Nyx Duochrome Highlighters, ColourPop Supershock Cheek blush and highlighters, plus their Pressed Powder highlighter and bronzer formulas, and Essence Satin Love blush, Maybelline Metallic Rose Gold Highlighter.

The only lower priced cheek products I can think of are highlighters – Essence Pure Nude, WnW Precious Petals Mega Glow and Reserve Your Cabana (technically a “bronzer”) and a stick highlighter from Maybelline (I forget the name – Studio something-or-other)

My all time favourite almost DS blush is the Natio blush/highlighter in Sunkissed – a mosaic of peachy/coral toned shades. You can get this anywhere in Australia and it is often on sale. Just divine shades for me that last all day.

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in Be My Highlight

Physicans Formula Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Butter Blush in Plum Rose

Physicans Formula Butter highlighter in Pearl

Milani rose blush in tea rose

Wet n Wild Coloricon Blush in Rose Champagne

NYX Chromatic Chromation Highlighter in Twilight Tint & Snow Rose

Sleek blushes, Wet n Wild ColorIcon blushes (especially Rose Champagne), Milani Rose Powder blushes (especially Coral Cove), Wet n Wild Studio blushes, Notoriously Morbid HL in Osteomancy, Sephora Tranquil for contouring. Also Looxi Beauty HLs in Voodoo, Pandora. Ever After, and Wicked. City Color Cosmetics Intense Exposure Highlighting Powder: When it was discontinued, I bought backups.

Most of WetnWild blushes, highliters, bronzer. . Milani rose blushes and highliters love them and their baked blushes really like them, also bronzers. Physicians Formula pink blush and Muru Muru bronzer, face powder in natural I like the slight sheen it gives my face. Essence nude highliter and one in white cream sparkly that I think has been discontinued. Lastly I tried two of the Almaty blushes in pink and mauve great light colors just like P.F. for ghostly faces like myself cool/fair. Very pretty indeed.

Milani baked blushes- all the shades are gorgeous and wear & apply as well as my $$$’s blushes

Essence Nude highlighter in ‘Be My Highlight”- beautiful finely milled highlighter for a subtle glow, looks and performs as well as my Cle de Peau luminizers!

Catrice highlighters in “Champagne Campaign” and “Light Infusion” – both pearly & glowing highlight powders that apply and wear beautifully

Physicians Formula Butter Blush in Plum Rose
Physicians Formula Happy Booster in Natural

I am very fair with cooler undertones, so the above choices are not surprising.

However, and this is old school, for a more neutral-to-warm look, Cover Girl Classic Color Blush in Soft Mink is gorgeous – it is so soft and glowy – like a tawny lustre – and every time I wear it, it just lights up my face.

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