Beauty: Drug Store Cheek Illuminators

Larkspur Vintage | Beauty: Drug Store Cheek IlluminatorsI’m not sure why, but this summer I became very into cheek highlighters and illuminators. Maybe it was from all the youtube videos I would watch of beauty gurus adding a little highlight to their cheek bones, creating this radiant and glowing look that was so lovely. I now feel like my makeup is incomplete unless I have a little highlight on my cheeks, so I thought it would be nice to share with you the drug store products I use most often to create an illuminated look on my cheeks.
Larkspur Vintage | Beauty: Drug Store Cheek IlluminatorsRevlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator in 200 Pink Light: well this is not a new one to the blog. I love this product, and have had it for quite awhile now. I use this very last, after I have completed my cheeks, to give that extra bit of illumination for the final look. To apply, I squirt a bit onto my fingertip and dab along the cheek bone, blending as much as I can.
Larkspur Vintage | Beauty: Drug Store Cheek IlluminatorsRevlon Highlighting Palette in Rose Glow: this is a newer product for me, but has quickly become part of my daily makeup routine. I like the idea of complimentary shimmer shades that when blended together gives your skin a natural glow. I apply this on my cheek bones, and a little bit on the apple of my cheeks. The colour is in no way over the top, but it adds a flushed look to your face and a nice shimmer when the sun hits your skin.
Larkspur Vintage | Beauty: Drug Store Cheek IlluminatorsMaybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Rose Petal: Up until this point I had never really used a cream based blusher, but I have to say, I think I am a convert. It’s likely the packaging that called to me when I picked this product up, I mean, how cute does it look!? But that aside, I would definitely pick it up again. It’s a very subtle, build-able shade, that adds a really darling glow to the cheeks. I apply this after the palette above, just on the apple of my cheeks.

Tell my about your favourite highlighting products. Would you give any of these a go?

3 thoughts on “Beauty: Drug Store Cheek Illuminators

  1. Mona says:

    I don’t use highlighter at all, but something tells me I should start. Do you have any suggestions as to what to start with, if you only want one easy product?
    Thank you for sharing this.
    Much love


  2. Thais says:

    Hey, Alex! Been keeping up with your blog for a while and once I found it I actually went through all your post all the way back to the beginning, oops.

    I have been thinking about highlighters lately, but I’m not into the makeup side of youtube. Could you recommend one video or post a before/after photo of yourself with the highlighter? One of my friends loves it, but another claims that it makes little to no difference, so I’m split. 🙂

    Thanks anyways, and keep up with your great quality blog! You’re an inspiration!


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