Happy Tuesday to you all!
Recently I’ve been obsessed with purchasing specialty cheek products, whether they’re highlighters or blushes.
Here are the ones I’ve acquired recently:
From left to right: Dior Shimmer Powder in Amber Diamond, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light, MAC Proenza Schouler Blush Ombre in Ocean City, Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Peach Pop, Wet N Wild Fergie To Reflect Shimmer Palette in Hollywood Boulevard, and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Blushed Copper.
Dior Amber Diamond: I wanted this highlighter a long time ago but never purchased it because it was $44. Then it was discontinued, and I started to search the Internet for it on blogs sales. So many people were selling it for ridiculous amounts of money. Finally, I found it on a blog sale that belongs to a girl who lives in Australia. I emailed her asking if she still had it and if I could purchase it from her because the price she’d listed it for was so low in comparison to what I’d been seeing. She was so nice. She even lowered the listed price for me and took a picture of the package before she mailed it so I knew the transaction was legitimate. I wore it for the first time on my birthday (I am the type of person who is very sentimental with makeup so I save special products for special days) and couldn’t get over how it made my cheekbones look. The formula is very smooth and the glow it gives is very J.Lo-esque. You’ll feel like a million bucks with this on your skin!
This product is very hard to find and expensive if you can find it, but if you want it I strongly recommend snatching it up!
Hourglass Diffused Light is a very interesting product. The Ambient Lighting Powders are supposed to give you a glow from within. These powders are very finally milled so that it doesn’t look like there is any makeup on your face. I use this to set my under eye concealer. It it yellow-toned, so it works well for brightening that area.
I found MAC Ocean City at a CCO two weeks ago. I had wanted to buy the coral blush ombre from MAC’s Toledo collection but it sold out and also was pretty expensive at $32. I paid $21 for this at the CCO and was so happy because it’s virtually the same product. The formal is so smooth and it’s very pigmented. The lighter color is a light tangerine and it fades to a hot coral pink.
Peach Pop caught my eye because of the flower embossment (I’m a sucker for beautiful details) and also because Jaclyn Hill used it in a video and it looked gorgeous on her. It applies to the skin nicely. It isn’t too pigmented and gives your cheeks beautiful color and a sheen that makes you look glowy.
Hollywood Boulevard is a product I saw swatched on a blog and knew I needed. Many people have said it’s a dupe for Becca Opal so I’m glad cuz it was $6 and I wanted Opal so now I don’t have to spend $38 on it. It’s a yellow gold highlighter and the shimmer is not chunky or apparent. I’ve been reaching for it so much since I purchased it a month ago. You need this in your life if you like gold highlighters.
Last but not least is Becca Blushed Copper. While watching Jaclyn Hill’s makeup setup and collection video, I spotted this in one of her drawers. I then FREAKED to (because rose gold packaging) and started Googling everything I could think of in order to find it. I finally found it on Sephora’s website and saw it is limited edition so I decided to purchase it right then and there even though there were no customer reviews. I have a tendency of waiting too long to buy limited edition items and then they sell out before I can get them and I was not about to let that happen. The imprint on this one is gorgeous too, it looks kind of like a broken mirror. It is very dark for a highlighter, so I think I’ll use it as a blush or even as an eyeshadow.
(Swatched without flash)
(Swatched with flash)
That’s all for now! If you guys have any requests for posts leave a comment!