Saturday, August 27, 2011

Comparison: Favorite Blushes and Highlighters

Today i want to show you a few of my favorite blushes and highlighters. They range in price, size, and brand but they're all great quality and have individual purposes for me. I'm not going to do full reviews because by clicking the links below you can check out my full review for each product. Please comment, like, and follow :)
#1 Benefit High Beam
This is just a beautiful liquid highlighter. I like to use it anytime i want a healthy glow on my cheeks. It can be blended out super sheer, or put on a little heavier for more pigmentation - but it NEVER feels greasy or heavy on your face. Love it.
Full Review:
#2 Victoria's Secret Radiant Face Trio in Captivate
This trio comes with a pink blush, medium bronzer, and white highlighter in a pretty leopard print pattern. In my opinion it would suit almost all skin tones and its great for giving cheeks a pink flush & healthy glow. As you can see from the swatch (all shades swirled together) the color payoff is great and it turns out as a pretty bronzey-pink shimmer.
Full Review:
#3 Mark. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cubes
These cute little multi-colored cubes are cream but turn to powder when applied to face. You can blend them all for a bronze glow (shown in swatch) or use separate ones for different shades which makes this compact super customizable.
Full Review:
#4 Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Score
This is one of my all-time favorite blushes. It gives you a beautiful peachy-pink glow. It has a golden peach sheen - NOT shimmer. I can assure you there is zero sparkle, glitter, or shimmer in this blush - just a sheen. I like this so much i use it more than all of my other blush's and highlighters.
Full Review:
#5 NARS Deep Throat
I won this in a contest on and while i wanted Orgasm for a looong time i am so glad i got Deep Throat instead! Its basically like Urban Decay Score without the shimmer (can you see that from the swatches?). The base colors are the same but Score has that pretty golden sheen. So when i don't want that sheen i use Deep Throat instead :)
Full Review:
#6 Benefit Georgia
This is meant to be a highlighter - NOT a peach blush. I know tons of people get that confused but i promise its intended purpose is a highlighter, lol. In the swatch i applied Georgia in several layers to build up the color so you could see what it looks like. When applied lightly it gives a nice sheen to cheeks and face.
Full Review:
Well, thats all! Those are 6 of my favorite and most used blushes and highlighters. I actually don't even the rest of the ones in my collection because i love these so much. Please checkout the full reviews if you're interested.


  1. Number 4 and 5 are looking sooo beautiful! *__* I like them :D

  2. Very nice post and the colors are very pretty against your skin. They're so different that what a women of color would wear as a highlighter and this makes me want to do the same kind of post for my followers.