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Cheeks - I want to glow!

(30 Posts)
ShreddedHoops Sun 27-Oct-13 14:04:42

Makeup experts - what are your face products for cheeks? I love the NARS Orgasm look, and highlighters and things but I actually don't know where to start. Is it blusher under cheekbones then a highlighter on the top bits? I've used a Clinique stick blusher for years and it's easy to apply but I want to look glowy, flushed, sexy and a bit shimmery without looking OTT. Healthy I suppose? Help blush

LordPalmerston Sun 27-Oct-13 14:05:59

Cream blush. Get advice in the colour. I use a pink so bright that you'd never choose it. Most people use sludge brown.

ShreddedHoops Sun 27-Oct-13 14:06:00

* fave products

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sun 27-Oct-13 14:07:49

Nothing better than a cream blush or cheek tint (like benefit posietint) for that!

Posietint is brilliant and gives a fresh flush.

About to try some new cream blushes as posietint is too pink for my now flaming hair,so will watch with interest.

bigkidsdidit Sun 27-Oct-13 14:08:58

I have a lovely mac cream blusher in posy that is a fabulous glowy pink, but it goes so quickly. How do it make it stay on all day (or do you need to reapply)?

LordPalmerston Sun 27-Oct-13 14:16:00

Yes I think I have posy. I use the huge brush

LordPalmerston Sun 27-Oct-13 14:16:28

Ggirl reckons that bobbi brown doesn't last as long as nars

coffeeinbed Sun 27-Oct-13 14:18:33

Nars Goldmember patted in.

coffeeinbed Sun 27-Oct-13 14:21:09

It's blusher on cheekbones, highlighter on the bone.
Contouring product under the cheekbones if you must.
cream on top of powder.
pat don't rub.

ShreddedHoops Sun 27-Oct-13 14:21:17

Do none of you use a highlighter too? Cream blush I guess is similar to my Clinique stick one texture wise - I don't like the powder blushers I've tried. Maybe the right blusher would mean I don't need a highlighter too.

LordPalmerston Sun 27-Oct-13 14:22:28

Powder. On the top. A bit.

MrsMarigold Sun 27-Oct-13 14:22:45

I find bourjois with bit of clarins beauty flash balm on top gives a good glow or benefit posy tint mixed with benefit moonbeam good. I find the tints are hard to blend and leave dots or a stripe.

OP I think the best tip I got was to put the blusher on the apples of your cheeks - ie smie and put on the fullest point and blend outwards from there.

ShreddedHoops Sun 27-Oct-13 14:24:10

I'm stuck in the 80s - I suck my cheeks in and do a stripe with my stick blush

bigkidsdidit Sun 27-Oct-13 14:28:38

Powder! I thought that would defeat the point of cream blusher. Will try, thanks

MarianForrester Sun 27-Oct-13 14:29:51

Cream blusher, on the fat part of your cheeks when you smile. Dab on and then stipple in with a brush for long lasting coverage.

The illamasqua cream blushes are really good. The colours can look scarey in the pot but are great on.

Elsiequadrille Sun 27-Oct-13 15:32:42

I use Chanel powder blusher in Rose Ecrin, apparently is a shade good for very pale skin. Also a cream I use for very tired days (like today) Clarins instant light blush in vitamin pink.

I use Le blanc de Chanel for generally glowy skin, underneath foundation or bb/tinted moisturiser.

bigkidsdidit Sun 27-Oct-13 15:49:30

Marian, what brush would you recommend?

juniper81 Sun 27-Oct-13 15:57:36

For a bit of shimmer I recommend the Guerlain Meteorites. They smell of parma violets. You apply with a kabuki on your cheeks or whole face. I like the Bobbi Brown highlighter which is similar.

missmartha Sun 27-Oct-13 15:57:43

Problem is, if you put blusher on the fat part of your cheek when you smile, you end up with pink spots near your nostrils when you aren't smiling.

Looks vile on me.

Best way is to put blush on cheek bones on an expressionless face.

killpeppa Sun 27-Oct-13 16:00:14

YouTube highlighting and contouring videossmile

I love benefit (expensivehmm) but rimmel do great stuff and also topshop have great makeup

MrsMarigold Sun 27-Oct-13 16:15:04

Doesn't that Sali on the Guardian website have a good tutorial? she is a guru on all things make-up related.

killpeppa Sun 27-Oct-13 16:15:46

try kandy Johnson on YouTube she is a MUA mamma of 4

MarianForrester Sun 27-Oct-13 16:37:26

Well, ideally this:

But as I am poor I have a "natural" one from a Boots set that does the trick smile

MarianForrester Sun 27-Oct-13 16:41:53

Just to be clear, after missmartha's post, I mean the outside of the smiley cheek area; the bit where people would pinch you in that annoying way people do.. Nowhere near your nose.

But, having said that, I don't have cheekbones smile

MrsBertMacklin Sun 27-Oct-13 16:44:56

Real Techniques stippling brush is excellent for buffing in cream blusher. I like apricot cream blush for when I'm tired, the Bourjois #2 is great.

I own highlighting creams, but honestly, can never be arsed with them. NARS do them, to complement their blushers, inc. Orgasm. Otherwise, Benefit 'beam' range for super glow, or That Gal for subtle glow.

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