Part two of Budget Beauty Week is all about cheek products – who doesn’t love cheek products?! Most budget brands really seem to know what they’re doing when it comes to blushes and bronzers and more recently they’ve been stepping up their game in the contouring and highlighting departments…
Essence Silky Touch Blushes – I’ve mentioned these over and over again in posts but really, who was expecting a blush that’s this cheap to be so good? I have 6 shades from the Essence range and each of them perform so well, smooth, pigmented and not chalky. The shade range is pretty extensive too.
Revlon Glow Powder Blush – I don’t hear a lot about these blushes but I always love pulling out Racy Rose. The shade range has just about anything you could need with a flattering shimmer that comes across as a glow on the cheeks.
Max Factor Creme Puff Blush – Touted as a bit of a dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes, I was keen to try these ones out. Lovely Pink is just that, a lovely, slightly glowy, subtle pink that goes with just about any look.
Now this is weird but the drugstore bronzer that I love is sadly discontinued (Rimmel Sunshimmer Bronzing Compact in Light Matte, if you’re interested) and I’m hitting some very serious pan on it so I don’t have a lot of recommendations for this category. I’ve got my eyes on the Savvy Mineral Baked Bronzer and the Maybelline Dream Terra Sun Bronzer so I think I’ll be picking those ones up in the sale.
L’Oreal Glam Bronze in 101 Blonde Harmony* – I have been trialling this one though lately and loving the results. It’s a gorgeous warm bronze-y shade (not ideal for contouring, you’ve been warned) but it imparts just the right amount of warmth to my face. The highlighter on the left of the bronzer is a little heavy on the glitter rather than the glow but the bronzer itself is a keeper.
Contour Powders & Kits –
Models Prefer Contour Collection – Contour kits are beginning to pop up left, right and center in the drugstore but if I was to recommend one that covered all of your bases, this would be it. I went into more depth about it here and it seems a lot of you are interested as it’s been one of my most viewed posts after the last few months. The powders are smooth and although they can kick up a bit in the pan, they still blend really well and look natural on the face.
Designer Brands Contour Kit* – Although not available at Priceline, I thought this one was still worth a mention. It’s compact, with a matte, yellow powder, a light contouring shade and a shimmery highlighter shade. The powders take a bit to build up their pigmentation but that’s not necessarily a bad thing when it comes to contouring.
When it comes to highlighters, I’ve never really looked too much at the drugstore – I’ve been sticking with the higher end options. So if you have any recommendations from the drugstore be sure to let me know! I think the Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls look like they might be coming home with me soon…
Australis High Lights in Pearl – I do love this liquid illuminator though, a squeeze of this with my foundation makes my skin look so healthy and glowy. It’s also great to dab onto the cheekbones for a pinky pearly glow.
Looks like I have to up my budget cheek product game and see what else there is to offer in the drugstore! As I said, do leave your recommendations down below!
What are your favourite budget cheek products?
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