Cheeky basics

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Blushers, bronzers and highlighters – what really is the difference between them all? BeautySA brings you the different types of cheeky products out there.

Type: Cream blush

Cream blushers are a weightless creamy texture that provides a smooth, silky flush of colour to your cheeks. It offers buildable coverage, and it can be applied with your fingers or a brush.
TRY: essence Soufflé Touch Cream Blush, R39.95 and Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush

Cheecky Basics

Type: Powder blush

This is probably the most used type when it comes to blushers. Available in so many shades, pinks and peachy tones are the most popular. This convenient powder is applied with a brush to the apples of your cheeks to give you that ‘blushing’ effect.
TRY: Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Cheekcolor, R210 and Bloom Powder Blush, R200

Type: Cheek tint

This is quite a fun product and usually can be applied to the cheeks and lips. It almost looks like nail polish but gives off a pretty tint. It comes in a convenient bottle that’s nice to pop into your bag for touch ups. Pop some onto your lips too.
TRY: 2 True Cheek ‘n’ Lip Tint, R34.99

Cheeky basics

Type: Bronzing powder

This is my favourite of all the cheek products. I love it as it allows you that sun-kissed look even in winter, and it offers you that ultimate glow. Applying bronzer will help even out your complexion too, but apply it to the spots on your face where the sun would naturally hit (forehead, nose, cheeks and chin). Remember to choose the right shade and one that isn’t too dark for your skin tone though.
TRY: Clarins Bronzing Duo, R360 and Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Bronze Powder, R260

Type: Highlighter

This is a beautiful product to apply to your cheekbones to help define and highlight the area. You can wear a highlighter alone or on top of your foundation and blusher, but in this instance applied to your cheekbones. Gold-hued highlighters are great on warm undertones whereas silvery-white hues compliment cool undertones. Some highlighters in powder form come in a contrast of colours that can then be mixed together to create a perfect highlighter.
TRY: Guerlain Perles de Nuit Meteorites

What’s your best cheek product you can’t go without?

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or BeautySouthAfrica.com, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin!

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  1. Bronwyn

    I use bronzer to combat having a pale face even in summer (I use factor 50 every day) but I am not sure about using a blush as well, and I am never sure of the right shade of blush to choose. I have blonde hair and green eyes, pale skin

    5 years ago •

  1. Cass1231

    I think the mousse blush looks good!

    5 years ago •

  1. Bonneturner

    I’m a no-fuss kinda girl, and the cream blush is a winner

    5 years ago •

  1. Noma

    Have never used a cream blush. But would try the Essence Souffle touch blush …

    5 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    I need a makeover and these look like products I would wanna get! Thanks for the review…

    5 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    The Highlighter finishes a look!

    5 years ago •

  1. Ciske

    I usually use powder blushes, but think its time to try out new products!

    5 years ago •

  1. Sam

    I haven’t really tried blushers but there’s always a first time

    5 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    Very good to know – essentials this summer

    5 years ago •

  1. Firefly

    I’ve never tried a cream blush. My favourite blush / bronzer is actually from Essence.. Some kind of a mosaic Bronzer compact!! I absolutely Love it and wear it every day!

    5 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    Cream blush is particularly suited for dry skin because of its rich, moisturizing ingredients.Powder blush is great for all skin types, but best for oily skin and anyone looking for long-lasting color

    5 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    The lip tint sounds great, where can i find it???

    5 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    All products look fab. I haven’t tired lip n cheek tint , its now on my To Do list :)

    5 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    i cant live without my highlighter and bronzer for contouring

    5 years ago •

  1. BeautyBloggess

    I’m addicted to highlighters and bronzers.

    5 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    I do believe that some blush on the cheeks contributes to a very radiant and fresh look when applied properly.

    5 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    I love cream blush! The 2true cheek tint is my favourite at the moment. I use it almost every day. :)

    5 years ago •

  1. Charles

    Think I’ll give the Essence cream blush a try! Thanks!

    5 years ago •

  1. Noma

    I have never used a cream blush.. think it’s high time that I get on with the trend. thanks for the article.

    5 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    I have never used a cream blush, maybe its time I give it a try

    5 years ago •

  1. Zu

    My essentials… Blush on and bb creams

    5 years ago •

  1. Anita

    I love the powder blushers, but think it is time to try something new!

    5 years ago •

  1. Gee Whiskers

    Love the packaging of these products!
    I personally prefer cream blushes and powders because you can create a natural glow with them.

    5 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    Very pretty products. I was wandering if I should maybe give a cream blush a try over this summer. Wandering if there is some that will not just wash off in the water too :)

    5 years ago •

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