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Cheeks - I want to glow!

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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

ShreddedHoops Sun 27-Oct-13 19:12:21

That Soap and Glory one looks worth a shot but I think I'd rather find a cream highlighter, I have quite dry skin and don't use any powders at all, which is much better for me...

Fuck it, NARS counter here I come - it generally works out cheaper going to the posh places as the assistants know what will work for me, so I don't waste money. I like the idea of a co-ordinating blusher and highlighter. Has anyone tried the NARS Multiple stick blusher? Really appeals but quite bad reviews online say not v pigmented.

NickECave Sun 27-Oct-13 18:35:32

I second the boujouis cream blush no.2 which is a bright apricot colour. I'd only ever used muted pink powder blushes before but tried this one after seeing it recommended on another thread and it is brilliant - really natural looking on although it looks garish as hell in the pot. I'll never go back to powder!

cannotfuckingbelievethis Sun 27-Oct-13 18:24:03

This is a great highlighting powder

No sparkly bits, no obvious glitter so it doesn't look as though my 3yr old has been let loose on my face with her craft box. I always find the liquid highlighters such as Benefit High Beam mess up my foundation. Maybe I'm applying it wrong.

juniper81 Sun 27-Oct-13 18:13:45

I definitely recommend the Sali Hughes videos on the Guardian website. Her FB "Get the Look" group was ace and she's now got her own website. The blusher tutorial is great and I watched another video, may have been pixiwoos, where they recommend blending in your blusher with your powder brush after applying it to "smooth" it out a bit. It works really well.

Swannykazoo Sun 27-Oct-13 17:54:31

Any top tips for people with no cheek bones? Have tried the "put it on the fat bits if your face when you smile" and end up as missmartha describes - kind of rocking the Aunt Sally from 80s Worzel Gummidge look. The other option is the 80s racing stripe...
Had a bit of a look on youtube before and got disheartened by videos by women with cheek bones you could shelter under in the rain - yes I can see your cheek bones, where the flip are mine? Any friendly youtube instructive people I should try?

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.

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

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

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

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

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 16:00:14

YouTube highlighting and contouring videossmile

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

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.

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.

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

Marian, what brush would you recommend?

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Powder. On the top. A bit.

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.

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.

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

Nars Goldmember patted in.

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

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

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

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

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