10 new cheek products you’re going to love
The blushes, bronzers, and highlighters you won’t be able to resist
By Carli Alman
Beauty Crew Editor / May 26 2017
From compacts that boast the most delightful designs, to palettes that’ll give your complexion all the glow and radiance it needs, here are our top picks for the latest cheek products to hit shelves.
Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Peach-Infused Highlighting Palette
There’s not much Too Faced can do wrong when it comes to its palettes, but this peach-infused face palette is our latest lust-have. Besides the heavenly scent, the shades can be used together to create a diffused glow, or separately to give your complexion warmth and radiance. Use the highlighting shade on the highpoints of your face, the blush on the apples of your cheeks, and the bronzer wherever you’d like to create a sun-kissed glow.
CHANEL Coco Code
If the iconic CHANEL compact packaging isn’t tempting you already, this quartet of cheek shades surely will. Featuring two satin and two matte shades, these warm, wearable and glow-enhancing colours will have your complexion sorted. Use the peach-hued or gold shimmers to highlight and the matte caramel beige and pink red to contour and add rosiness.
There’s one teeny tiny catch though – this gorgeous compact is limited edition and will be disappearing very soon, so make sure you pick one up ASAP.
Garbo & Kelly Master Of Illumination Kit
If highlighting and strobing is your thing, this palette will become your next favourite beauty product. Featuring a mix of matte and shimmer finishes in a variety of shades, the world is your oyster when it comes to giving your complexion a hit of luminosity. Special shout-out to the shade Ava for its universally flattering tone. Hot tip: Make sure to apply the shimmer shades with a fan brush for a soft finish.
PÜR Cosmetics™ Glow Together
Combining different bronzer shades and finishes, this jumbo palette will help achieve a multitude of looks. Swish the combo of matte and shimmer shades together for an all-over glow, or pick and choose depending on the look you want to create. Or get even more creative and use some of the shades individually to create a bronzed and shimmering eye makeup look.
Maybelline New York Bricks Bronzer and Highlighter
This budget-friendly bronzer and highlighter doesn't only look good, it does a great job at creating a subtle, radiant glow, too. Our Review Crew® recently put the new palette to the test and not only loved the buttery soft feeling of the powder, but couldn't speak highly enough of the illuminating finish. With an average rating of four out of five stars, you can't go wrong with this one.
Hailey Baldwin for ModelCo The Filter Powder Contour and Glow Palette
According to Hailey, “THE FILTER Contour and Glow acts like an instant Instagram filter for your face! I swear by this product in both the cream and powder formulas to create a soft-focus effect on your skin!” For a subtle contour, use a loose powder brush under your cheekbones, down the sides of your nose and along your temples, but if you’re looking for a more striking finish, use a denser brush – just remember to blend away any telltale lines!
Laura Mercier Bronzing Powder Golden Bronze
Say hello to the bronzer that will help you hold on to your disappearing summer tan. Combining special bronzing pigments with a powder formulation that blends beautifully into skin for a natural finish, you’ll love how sun-kissed this will leave your complexion. Bonus points for the beautiful rippled texture!
IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Face Palette
As gorgeous as this cheek and face palette looks, it’ll also do a fine job to give you an airbrushed finish and a youthful glow, too. Featuring the Sunshine in a Compact™ Matte Bronzer, Perfect Lighting™ Luminizer, Bye Bye Pores Blush™, and Bye Bye Pores Pressed™ Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder, you can expect hydrolysed collagen, silk, peptides and Perfect Lighting™ Technology to revitalise and illuminate a dull complexion.
L’Oréal Paris True Match Illuminating Powder
While this easy-on-the-eyes palette comes in two illuminating shades, we love Golden Glow for the all-over bronzed glow it’ll give your complexion. If you prefer a rosy, illuminated finish on the apples of your cheeks, you really can’t go wrong with Rose, either. While you can combine all the shades in one application, make use of the individual shades on your cheekbones, cheeks, and even eyes for the most versatile palette you’ll buy all month.
Giorgio Armani Sun Fabric Sheer Bronzer
If you’re into a sheer finish when it comes to your bronzer, then this sleek compact needs to be added to your wish list. Perfect for adding warmth to your cheeks or used for a light contour, this powder is essentially summer skin that you can keep in your handbag. We know it’ll kill you to rub away at this excellent design, but it’ll be well worth it. Promise.
In need of some education when it comes to illuminating your skin? Read our essential guide to highlighting.
Main image photography by: Edward Urrutia
Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.