T&C Luxury Beauty Awards: The Best Blush, Contour Products, and Highlighters For a Slimmer, Defined Face
You won’t need to be a painter or a pro makeup artist to master slimming your nose, adding cheekbones, or making your face look smaller through makeup with these hardworking and easy-to-use enhancers, from creamy contour palettes and highlighting powders to gorgeous blush.
Best Powder Blush: Nars Orgasm Blush
This compact that needs no introduction to the world’s biggest beauty junkies still deserves the top spot for its universal peachy pink hue. We all gravitated to it because of its audacious name, and remained loyal because it just always delivers.
P1,800; Rustan’s The Beauty Source
Best Cream Blush: Shiseido Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush
While cream blushes are having their moment in the spotlight, the Minimalist WhippedPowder Blush is on a league of its own. A gentle dab into the pot will produce enough of the product you’ll need to spread onto your cheek. The “air-whipped” cream feels pillowy to the touch and once applied to the skin, creates a silky feeling. The brand’s AirFusion Technology complements any makeup you’ve already got on, so it’s easy to layer and blend. With a delicate smear of color across the cheekbones and along the nasal bridge, the blush can softly light up the face.
P2,000; Power Plant Mall; Glorietta; Alabang Town Center; Greenbelt 5; Shangri-La Mall; S Maison Conrad; SM Megamall; Ayala Center Cebu; Rustan’s The Beauty Source
Best Liquid Blush: Perricone No Blush Blush
Expect a natural-looking flush when you apply this watery blush that combines skincare and color to perfect the no-makeup look. It works as a cheek serum with brightening ingredients like vitamin C ester.
P1,850; Rustan’s The Beauty Source
Best Bronzer: Benefit Hoola Caramel
This popular shimmer-free bronzer delivers a natural effect, a.k.a. a gorgeous, real-looking tan. Its superfine powder formula quickly sets into the skin without caking or settling into lines. It works well as a base too, in case you want to layer on a highlighting balm to complete the sunkissed look.
P1,990; Rustan’s The Beauty Source; Central Square Mall
Best All-In-One Palette: Guerlain Terracotta Contour & Glow Palette
Count on this our contour, bronzer, blush, and highlighter palette to give you an incredible summer glow all year round. It comes with a guide on where to apply each color, making contouring and highlighting easy breezy.
P4,400; Rustan’s The Beauty Source
Best Contour Cream Compact: Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate
This balmy duo lets you to subtly sculpt and slim your face without the harsh lines or unnatural shadows. It’s incredibly blendable and buildable, you can say goodbye to uneven patches usually associated with creamy formulations. This compact is such an uncomplicated palette, even beginners can work it like a pro.
P4,450; Adora, Greenbelt 5; Rustan’s The Beauty Source
Best Powder Highlighter: Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Afternoon Glow
Definitely a powder illuminator like no other, Bobbi Brown’s Highlighting Powder in Afternoon Glow delivers that gorgeous cheek shine every time it catches light. Its fine reflective powders in this warm golden hue match most skin tones and works great on top of all foundation finishes.
P2,900; Rustan’s The Beauty Source