Gorgeous Cheek Illuminators For Xmas!

Hi ladies,

When it comes to parties for me there is only one product that is a must! That is a good cheek illuminator!

You can have no eyeshadow and a simple nude lip but if your cheeks glow and feel confident then bingo! That's your party look done!

Here are a few illuminators (I have a humongous collection of them) that I thought are worth the mention in case you are planning on a party look.

These are mainly high end/expensive but I incorporated a drugstore one which I think performs like a high end.

Let's the party begin!

This is a newly released baby! It's the Laura Mercier Illuminator. Hurry it's out now but not for long!
It's on the £30+ mark but you just need this product and you are done!
I would imagine this will suit most skin tones but it depends how you apply it and how much. It looks pink on the pan and yes, it is pink but it has lots of other colours to it. It's incredibly finely milled. Super super soft.
Can you appreciate how gorgeous this is? Well in real life is 10 times of what you see here. I have to swatch the little in betweens because I'm so silly and I don't want to ruin the embossing!

This is a liquid illuminator. It's the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel. This unfortunately was limited edition this year (can't remember the collection-sorry).
This one is more on the gold side of illuminators. It looks gorgeous when you have you photos taken.
It's soft and gentle and how it looks really depends on how much you put on.
I think it was something like £25+.
A good alternative is the N7 illuminator in the peachy colour. Mind you it's not the same- just similar. One is well...Chanel and the other is N7! Say no more. I know I'm a label whore!

Another multipurpose powder will be the Dior Healthy Glow Summer Powder in 001 Aurora.
This is a bronzer, blush and illuminator all in one "supposedly" I guess it depends on your skin tone how illuminating this will be. I am a NC25-30 at the moment and it does give  a glowy look. This is ideal for parties. You just need this one product and you have your entire cheek done! No need to carry 3 separate products (blush, bronzer and illuminator). This again was limited edition and it was about near £30.
You can see more photos on the post I did when I bought it here. And you can see a FOTD where I used it here.

And of course I cannot do a post on illuminators and not mention the Jemma Kid Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme in 02 Gold Rose.
This is my go-to cream illuminator. I cannot live without this stuff! Just cannot.
It gives the most natural glowy cheek I've ever seen! You can see a FOTD post of me wearing it here.

This one is my drugstore product for this post. It's the GOSH Giant Sun Powder in shade 001.
This thing is HUGE! Seriously I can just hold it in my palm. This is a 30g powder so it will literally last you for ever. It gives you a gold shimmer look which looks quite something on photos or on a candlelight night. I think it was about £13 or around that. Amazing quality for the money.
You can see another photo and how it looks on on this phototutorial I did ages ago. See here.

And to finish this post I just couldn't resist not adding this photo. Just look at how gorgeous this powder is. Seriously I don't think I had this much love for a cheek product like this in some time. I can literally look at this stuff for hours.

And lastly my favourite illuminator is Willow! When I see her my cheeks, eyes and hear illuminate! I know it sounds cheesy as hell but it's true. I rescued her from Battersea and from the day I saw her in the kennel when I was contemplating the adoption I just loved her! After that initial visit I had to wait like 3 weeks to have a home visitor to give the ok and have two interviews with Battersea people before they said, ok- you can adopt her. And during all these 3 weeks I kid you not I called EVERY single day to see if she was there. Anyone with the ok already and with the right profile for her could have taken her while I was waiting!
I just cannot express how much love I feel for this little dog. She's so cheeky and sweet. She just stole our heart! It's not joke when they say love (even for dogs) makes you look glowy :)

I hope you enjoyed this post! I put a lot of effort especially on the photos which I'm sooo impressed how they turned out! I'm loving the Bokeh effect! 



What is your cheek illuminator for this xmas?
Any special product? 
What makes you glow?

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  1. Makeup and Macaroons

    Makeup and Macaroons on 12/14/2011 8:28 p.m. #

    Oh I die at the sight of all these gorgeous illuminators. And that Laura Mercier one? *Faints* That&#39;s the most gorgeous one, but I haven&#39;t seen them sold in Australia yet :(. <br /><br />Fabulous list!

  2. Kat @ Cherries In The Snow Beauty Blog

    Kat @ Cherries In The Snow Beauty Blog on 12/14/2011 8:31 p.m. #

    I love the twinkling lights in the background very festive, I&#39;ve been lusting after the Laura Mercier, fingers crossed I can spend some Christmas money on this in the new year.

  3. Rachy

    Rachy on 12/14/2011 8:41 p.m. #

    wow the laura mercier one looks amazing. And I love my Jemma kidd dewy gold :) Loving the lights in the background of the pictures also, very pretty and Christmassy x

  4. The Peach

    The Peach on 12/14/2011 10:32 p.m. #

    So many great illuminators! Love the looks of the Laura Mercier one! Very cute! And so is Willow! :)

  5. Misseblog

    Misseblog on 12/14/2011 10:40 p.m. #

    Lovely post :) and such gorgeous photos xx

  6. m i s s a r c h

    m i s s a r c h on 12/14/2011 11:12 p.m. #

    love the visuals on this post! i liked the rose rendezvous so much and got 2, second time i have actually done it in my &#39;makeup life&#39; :) (first being ever hip by mac) you love highlighters, u gotta try the balm mary lou maniser! btw i totally understand your love for willow, he is so cute xxx

  7. esteeem

    esteeem on 12/15/2011 1:47 a.m. #

    loving the pics!! esp the lighting at the back &lt;3

  8. Lauren Rose

    Lauren Rose on 12/15/2011 11:30 a.m. #

    LOVE these photos! They look amazing!!! <br />The Laura Mercier looks beautiful but I don&#39;t know if it will suit me from swatches I&#39;ve seen.<br />I&#39;m going to have to dig out my Dior Aurora after this!xx

  9. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 12/16/2011 3:23 p.m. #

    @ Makeup and Macaroons: I really hope you get it over there! Sooo pretty! XX<br /><br />@Kat: You will have to really hurry! it&#39;s LE and everyone wants it :) X<br /><br />@Rachy: thanks Rach! What&#39;s are you up to this Xmas? X<br /><br />@The Peach: Yey...Willow is the best! X<br /><br />@Misseblog: Thank you! X<br /><br />@esteeem: Thanks! They are the tree lights. X<br /><br />@Lauren:Thanks! Yes, defo that the Dior one out. So much money we pay for these products so we might as well use them up :) X<br /><br />@m i s s a r c h: Thanks! I never heard of that one. And Willow is actually a girl :) But I understand..EVERYONE thinks she&#39;s a boy. Not sure why. X<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />@

  10. Emily Has Dimples x

    Emily Has Dimples x on 12/16/2011 8:30 p.m. #

    Seeing you have the Laura Mercier illuminator fills me with sadness, I wanted it so much but was sold out for ages and I forgot to check back. I love it so much it&#39;s beautiful!!! x

  11. SadeeStyle

    SadeeStyle on 12/18/2011 8:25 p.m. #

    omg i love that box very nice post<br />Follow Back Please<br /><a href="http://www.sadeestyle.net/" rel="nofollow">♥ SadeeStyle ♥</a><br />www.sadeestyle.net

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