What were your five most used cheek products in 2021?

Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy (brown, discontinued), AURIC Glow Lust (Morganite 2.0, Pyrite, liquid highlighters), MAC Fairly Precious (soft peach), Sydney Grace Paris Skies (shimmery pink), Fenty Beauty Afternoon Snack/Mo’ Hunny (bronzy duo).

— Christine


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Mariella Avatar

First of all, speaking of blush, MAC has moved Wrapped Candy ED blush into its Good-byes section. I’m glad I grabbed it in their sale a few weeks ago because I might well have missed it. They’re also phasing out HUMID (it’s also marked down and in the Good-byes section).

My 5 most used:
#1. Dior Rosy Glow Awakening Blush
#2. MAC Sweet Sentiment Blush
#3. Becca Foxglove blush
#4. Dior Nude Air Luminizer 002 (I think it’s d/c’d
#5. Too Faced Sweetie Pie Bronzer (it’s more an all over face powder for warming up my face and giving a bit of healthy colour).

Z Avatar

Fenty cream blush (the limited one from an xmas last year), Rituel de Fille Snapdragon, Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer (as blush), a few different Melt Digital Dust Highlights as blush (nova, phoenix, genesis – I know that’s three, but I use whichever of those matches the rest of my makeup), Burt’s Bees Toasted Cinnamon (it’s not brown or tan or sand. It’s orange. Burnt terracotta orange).

Honorable mention to Rituel de Fille’s Wasp. I can’t wear it on its own, but layered with Snapdragon it’s quite lovely. If you really want to look like juicy summer, layer and blend in to each other: Bloodflower, Snapdragon, Wasp.

Nancy T Avatar

Urban Decay Jawbone bronzer (almost all gone!), ABH Amrezy highlighter, Nars Fetishised blush, Fenty Rose Latte cream blush and Marc Jacobs Night Fever and Hot Stuff Air Blush are the 5 that first occurred to me.
Honorable mention goes to: Natasha Denona Love Cheek Duo, UD NOHO, MAC Burnt Pepper and La Leyenda highlighter, CP Happy Thoughts and Butterfly Beach SSC highlighters and Nabla Truth.

Rachel R. Avatar

1. Coty Color Cosmetics Intense Exposure Highlighting Powder (DC). I hit pan on it

2. Ester Lauder Limited Edition Pure Color Envy Crème Cheek Blush in Rebellious Rose (LE, but still available).

3. Elogical Host Club Blush Palette

4. Tarte Blush Bazaar Palette (LE).

5. Either Sydney Grace Pressed Blush in Paris Slkies or KVD Everlasting Blush in Rosebud.

BrandiD Avatar

I’m glad I had my notes from this year because I was surprised at what was most used. In order from most to least:

1) NARS Luster (no surprise there, I reach for it when I want a natural flush)
2) MAC Coppertone (honestly shocked I used it that much, but it’s closer to a bronzer color for me than most so-called “bronzers”)
3) Clinique Heather Pop (a recent purchase which has exceeded expectations)
4) MAC Pinch Me
5) NARS Lovejoy, now sadly discontinued

Denise S. Avatar

I really fell for Bare Minerals GenNude Blonzer Hybrid Blush it goes with everything and has a slow glow. Hope they make more shades! Nars makes my favorite blush formula and their new shade in Savage is my favorite blush now! Tom Ford blush and highlighter sticks from last year are still in my full rotation. Especially if I’m rushing, easy to swipe them on.
My favorite highlighters are Dior’s Forever Luminizer in Gold, W&W MegaGlo highlighter in Awesome Blossom and Pat McGraft’s Pink Skin Fetish Ultra Glo highlighter and her Champagne color Sublime Skin highlighter.

Nikki Avatar

NARS powder blushes (primarily Dominate-copper, Coeur Battant-hot pink and Thrill-bubblegum pink)
Becca Light Chaser highlighters (discontinued and I only own 3 of the shades-Opal Flashes Jade, Amethyst Flashes Geode, and Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell)
Fenty Killawatt highlighters (primarily 7DayWknd-lilac duo-packaged with Poolside, Poolside-blue duo-packaged with 7DayWknd, and Ruby Richez-red packaged alone)
Marc Jacobs O!Mega Tantalize Glo bronzer (from the LE Cafe Marc Jacobs cheek palette-neutral medium brown)
Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes (primarily Paaarty-neutral light pink, Dollface-bright petal pink, Blushing Bride-muted rose pink, Natural Beauty-soft red, and B-Day Bae-an LE peachy pink)

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