What cheek product was worth the splurge?

Chanel limited edition highlighters/blushes, in general, tend to be really lovely quality with a nice design, so I have found them “worth it” in the sense of delivering a quality product. They can be dupable, so not every shade is was “worth it” depending on one’s existing stash.

— Christine
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

10 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Leave a Reply

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

I got a Chantecaille highlighter a couple of years ago that was a sequin pattern that’s pink on one side and gold on the other—it’s my favorite go-to and I’ve worn out the sequin pattern.

For me it was the LunatiCK Cosmetic Labs contour palette — which really wasn’t a “splurge” in terms of amount of product for the price, but still carried a bit of a big ticket price. However, I love the contour powders and blushes, and I use some of the contour and highlight colors on my eyes, too — the highlights are great for a quick brow-bone blend-out, and the contours are great if I need to add a little more depth to my crease. And the pans all pop out, so I can replace them when I run out, or just take a couple pans with me in a smaller magnetic palette if I want to travel light.

I agree about the Chanel highlighters and blushes along with Dior. I also love Mac highlighters and blushes and the hourglass blushes are seamless to use.

Chantecaille Butterfly Blush. It’s expensive, especially for it’s size, but it’s a beautiful pink on pale skin, and the formula is wonderful. The compact is lovely and refillable.

I’m wracking my brain trying to even think of whether or not I have ever actually “splurged” on a cheek product! Perhaps either ABH Amrezy highlighter or MAC’s Chinese New Year dragon embossed Double Gleam highlighter from 2020 or MAC Oh My Passion.

Agree about the Chanel highlighter(s) – the only one I have is this past year’s offering and I’ve bought 2 backups. It’s the most lovely, glisteny melt-into-skin finish.

I love Chanel and only have a few products but I love them and seem to hit pan, get afraid want to save/slow down on use because of the expense then say F it and use every crack crease and then scrape the sides before discarding the package.. and I even HATE letting the empty package go… Their bronzers and highlighters are honestly ethereal. My next “worth it” products are literally anything I have from Pat McGrath… if there was only one brand I could use.. it would be PMG no question. I just need her to give me Bronzer, Blush and more highlighters! I wish she would separate the highlighter trio and make single larger pans of each shade! The bronze was my favorite!! I could not get enough.. I need a huge pan.. maybe the extra large TF/MJ size!

Some of the beautiful and intricate designs on Dior’s and Chanel’s highlighters/blushes are gorgeous. For me, the cheek product that was worth the bit of splurge I did was Clinique’s Melon Pop.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!