Cheek Products

Tom Ford Glacial Rose Soleil Glow Drops Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Tom Ford Beauty Glacial Rose Soleil Glow Drops ($50.00 for 0.47 oz.) is a light-medium copper with warm, reddish undertones and fine copper and gold pearl. It had a glowing, slightly dewy finish that wasn’t overtly shimmery/sparkly, just more of a faint tint (on my complexion) and glowing sheen. The texture was lightweight, like gel-water hybrid, so while it was thin and watery, there was some substance there which helped it to spread across skin, whether bare or over base…

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ColourPop x Disney Designer A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Colour Pop A Dream is a Wish Your…

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Tom Ford Courchevel Soleil Glow Stick Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Tom Ford Beauty Courchevel (04) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick Tom Ford Beauty Courchevel (04) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick Courchevel (04) Tom Ford Beauty Courchevel (04) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) features a soft, coppery highlighter and a richer, plummy blush. The highlighter had so-so coverage, while the blush was more pigmented. Both shades applied evenly, blended out without issue, and had nine-hour wear. We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links…

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ColourPop x Disney Designer Beauty and the Beast Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop Beauty and the Beast Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop Beauty and the Beast Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop Beauty and the Beast Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop Beauty and the Beast Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Beauty and the Beast Colour Pop Beauty and the Beast Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo ($18.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes a soft, satiny pink blush paired with a muted, coral liquid…

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NARS Free Lover Holiday 2019 Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Free Lover NARS Free Lover Cheek Palette ($41.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features one highlighter and five blushes, which is exclusive to Sephora. It’s a warmer mix of corals, so if you’re a big fan of coral blushes and aren’t already stocked up, it might be worth considering. I think that NARS’ satin and matte blush shades tends to be best suited to those who pair them with a drier base (like drier skin…

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ColourPop x Disney Designer Once Upon a Dream Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop Once Upon a Dream Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop Once Upon a Dream Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop Once Upon a Dream Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop Once Upon a Dream Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Once Upon a Dream Colour Pop Once Upon a Dream Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo ($18.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes a soft, pink-peach highlighter paired with a bright, pinky red liquid…

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NARS Star Scene Holiday 2019 Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Star Scene NARS Star Scene Wet/Dry Cheek Trio ($42.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features a warm, peachy-gold highlighter and two coral blushes. All three shades hare semi-opaque to opaque coverage, which was the “downside” to the product as they’re supposed to be “sheer-to-buildable” and can be used wet for a “high-impact effect” (though the latter seemed more with respect to the finish, e.g. the glow). As I mentioned in my review of Hustle, I…

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Tom Ford Soleil Neige Soleil Glow Stick Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Neige (02) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Neige (02) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick Soleil Neige (02) Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Neige (02) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) includes a pearly highlighter on one shade and a creamy blush on the other. The product twists up from the respective ends. It’s a very emollient formula with a high-shine, dewy finish that doesn’t seem to dry down or set,…

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NARS Hustle Holiday 2019 Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Hustle NARS Hustle Wet/Dry Cheek Trio ($42.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features a warm, gold highlighter and two coral blushes (more more mid-tone and the other deeper and richer). The formula is a denser, firmer type–like a gel-powder hybrid–that works best with moderately dense brushes (e.g. fan brushes aren’t ideal). The upside is that they’re not powdering, and the powders tend to “melt” when applied to skin, which gives them a smoother, more skin-like…

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Tarte 9 Ways to Shine Cheek Wardrobe Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

9 Ways to Shine Tarte 9 Ways to Shine Cheek Wardrobe ($35.00 for 0.69 oz.) is a new, limited edition set of stacked cheek colors. Each stack contains three shades–technically, a highlighter, blush, and bronzer–with a flip-top mirror and swiveling compacts underneath the first shade. There are three stacks included in the set, which I love seeing in a holiday set as it would be easy to gift any of the stacks to a friend or family member (either as…

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Laura Mercier Paint with Light Radiant Face Illuminator Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Paint with Light Laura Mercier Paint with Light Radiant Face Illuminator Palette ($52.00 for 0.63 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio of highlighters for the holiday season. Obsession is new and exclusive to the palette, while the other two shades are available in the brand’s permanent range. The standalone Face Illuminators retail for $45.00 and contain 0.30 oz. of product or cost $150.00 per ounce, so the palette contains $94.50 worth of product. All three shades performed consistently with…

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Fenty Beauty Rollin’ Dice Liquid Diamond Bomb Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Rollin’ Dice Fenty Beauty Rollin’ Dice Liquid Diamond Bomb ($28.00 for 0.44 oz.) has a clear base with flecks of larger silver sparkle and micro-glitter. It had semi-sheer “coverage” from all the sparkle, which had some shine and twinkle, but the only way it was visible was applied directly from the rollerball and left to dry without blending, spreading, or otherwise touching it. The dry down took 20 to 30 seconds, and it never felt sticky or tacky. However, this…

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Fenty Beauty Holo at Me All-Over Diamond Veil Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Holo at Me Fenty Beauty Holo at Me Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) has a nearly-translucent base with flecks of silver and pink sparkle that shifted from warmer peachy-pink to cooler violet. It had a mix of smaller shimmer and larger sparkle, so it was a more glittery highlight, though I felt like the particle size was still finer than full-on glitter. The texture was incredibly dense and firm, which made it harder to pick up…

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Hourglass Ghost Ambient Lighting Edit Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Ghost Hourglass Ghost Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80.00 for 0.29 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features two finishing powders, one highlighter, one bronzer, and two blushes. The top three shades are all part of the core range of shades, so they can be purchased individually, while the bottom three shades are new and exclusive to the palette. The quality of the products was lovely–blendable, easy to work with, sat well on skin–and the “downside” was that the…

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lilah b. b. enchanting Glisten + Glow Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

b enchanting lilah b. b enchanting Glisten + Glow ($60.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a pale, golden beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a lot of finer shimmer that gave it a shiny, more luminous glow, while there were slightly larger shimmers that made it twinkle in certain lighting. The texture was smooth to the touch, lightly creamy but a little drier (not in a bad way), so I felt like that made it easier to…

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Clinique Warm Up Cheek Pop Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Warm Up Clinique Warm Up Cheek Pop Palette ($29.50 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio of blushes with warmer undertones. The three shades performed consistently with the Cheek Pop formula: denser, firmer textures that work better with moderately dense brushes, but then they go on effortlessly, blend seamlessly, and have a skin-like finish that sits well on skin. We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks! Clinique Blush Pop Cheek Pop Blush…

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lilah b. b. captivating Glisten + Glow Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

b captivating lilah b. b captivating Glisten + Glow ($60.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warmer undertones and a gold, pearly finish that yielded a luminous glow. It has a cream-based formula that had a thinner, slightly drier feel to it, but it had enough slip that it remained easy to apply and blend out, sheer out if desired, and melted against my skin during application. It had good coverage in a single layer, and the…

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Hourglass Ghost Ambient Lighting Blush Quad (Holiday 2019) Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Ghost Hourglass Ghost (Holiday 2019) Ambient Lighting Blush Quad ($58.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features two brand-new shades, one repromote (but never sold individually), and one permanently available shade (Brilliant Nude). Most of the shades had buildable pigmentation (as marketed), natural-to-luminous finishes, were blendable and easy to use, and performed consistently with past shades in the formula. Hourglass’ blushes retail for $40.00 for 0.15 oz. or $266.67/oz. They also sell miniature sizes in four…

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ColourPop Thnks fr th Mmrs Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Thnks fr the Mmrs Colour Pop Thnks fr the Mmrs Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light, pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer color payoff that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage when applied with a stippling brush, while it had medium, buildable coverage when applied with a fingertip. It was less pigmented than it was marketed as, and if you’re someone who finds it easy to over-apply blush, then the lack of…

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Melt Cosmetics Gamma Ray Blushlight (Trio) Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Gammy Ray Melt Cosmetics Gammy Ray Blushlight (Trio) ($22.00 for 0.28 oz.) is one of those products that is supposed to work well on eyes and cheeks, but it doesn’t work well on either. The texture was too heavy, silicone-heavy, and firmly-pressed in the pan, so what product came off the pan was clumpy and thick, which resulted in emphasizing texture on my skin, whether lids or cheeks. It also made the product harder to diffuse and spread across the…

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Natasha Denona Gold Glow Highlight Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Glow Gold Natasha Denona Gold Glow Highlight Duo ($42.00 for 0.5 oz.) is for someone who loves warm, gold highlighter and never feels like their highlighter has enough glitter in it. The Diamond Powder is a more sparkly formula, and that particular shade is described “sparkling,” though I’d say it’s teetering on the side of full-on glitter, while the Super Glow formula is more finely-milled with a shiny sheen but less overt sparkle… but it, too, had a good amount…

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MAC x Pony Park Sky’s the Limit Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Sky’s the Limit MAC Sky’s the Limit Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($38.50 for 0.28 oz.) is a bright, pale white gold with an almost cool, silverish undertones and slightly warmer, pale gold shimmer and micro-sparkle.  There was a faint bit of larger shimmer/sparkle throughout, but it had a wetter sheen when applied to skin. It had nearly opaque pigmentation but could be sheered out if preferred. The texture was smooth, dense but not too firmly pressed in the pan, so I…

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MAC x Pony Park Cold Comfort Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Cold Comfort MAC Cold Comfort Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($38.50 for 0.28 oz.) is a pale lavender with cool undertones and finely-milled shimmer that shifted subtly from bluish-white to cool lavender. It seemed to have more of a translucent base instead of a white base, which should make it more workable across skin tones. It had a light-to-moderate glow applied dry and could be intensified to a shinier, more metallic finish if applied with a wet brush. The texture was firmer…

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ColourPop Overdramatic Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Overdramatic Colour Pop Overdramatic Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm, rusty-red undertones and a matte finish. The blush had good color coverage in one layer when applied with a fingertip, and it had more buildable coverage from semi-sheer to mostly opaque when applied with a stippling brush, which was in line with the marketing. The denser, more clay-like texture–velvety and smooth to the touch but never felt wet or really cream-like–responded better…

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Benefit Cookie Box o’ Powder Highlighter Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Cookie Benefit Cookie Box o’ Powder Highlighter ($30.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light, peachy gold with strong, warm yellow-orange undertones and a luminous sheen. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, though a lighter hand could be used to build up coverage more gradually if preferred. The powder had a smooth, silky feel to it, which made it seem more cream-like, but it was definitely a powdery. I felt like the creaminess enabled it to blend out…

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ColourPop Drop of a Hat Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Drop of a Hat Colour Pop Drop of a Hat Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium, pinky-coral base with warm, gold and copper shimmer throughout. The texture was smooth, emollient without being too slippery, and easy to work with on bare skin as well as on top of base products. The blush yielded opaque pigmentation when applied with fingertips and sheerer, buildable coverage when applied with a stippling brush, which was in line with the formula’s…

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ColourPop 2 Cool 4 School Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

2 Cool 4 School Colour Pop 2 Cool 4 School Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is medium-dark peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had buildable coverage from semi-sheer to mostly opaque when applied with a stippling brush and nearly opaque coverage when applied with fingertips. The blush had a smooth, more clay-like consistency that indented when pressed but moved more as one and felt more powder-like (drier in a way) than some of the past…

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Melt Cosmetics Ultraviolet Blushlight (Trio) Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Ultraviolet Melt Cosmetics Ultraviolet Blushlight (Trio) ($22.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a jumbo-sized blush compact that contains a pan that’s been split into three distinctive shades. The brand says that it can be used “on face and around eyes as desired” (I wonder if “around” is code for “not for the immediate eye area,” though). As a blush formula, the heavy, denser, and thicker consistency made it difficult to pick up product, left them often looking thick and textured on…

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Benefit Tickle Box o’ Powder Highlighter Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Tickle Benefit Tickle Box o’ Powder Highlighter ($30.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a brighter, bubblegum pink base with heavy, golden shimmer that gave it a more metallic finish. The interplay between the cooler-toned pink base with the warmer, golden shimmer gave it a more contrasting appearance when applied to my skin, so it looked like I applied both a blush and highlighter together. I wish we saw more of these types of products on the market because they do some…

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ColourPop Underclassman Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Underclassman Colour Pop Underclassman Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium orange with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation when applied with a fingertip and more buildable coverage from semi-sheer to mostly opaque when applied with a stippling brush–as described. The texture felt more clay-like, smooth and velvety to the touch, but it would clearly indent and could be pushed around like clay. The matte finish has less of an emollient or…

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