2013 Faves: For Le Cheeks

Hi everyone! So this is the continuation of my 2013 faves. I really can’t combine it in one post otherwise we’ll both be bored, and it’ll be really long. First off, I really do apologize for prolonging the other halves of my 2013 Faves. I promise I’ll definitely TRY to complete it within this week. Anyway, without further ado, let’s get started with my blush favorites for the year 2013.


2013 Faves: For Le Cheeks
The Balm Hot Mama Shadow/Blush &
Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in ‘Peach’

The Balm Hot Mama Shadow/Blush – Uhm.. I don’t think I have mentioned this in a Favorites post for the year 2013. I didn’t even mention this in my 2012 Hit list. ‘Seriously Yette, WTH is wrong with you!’. Anyway, this has been my goto blush EVERY TIME I don’t know what to wear, or aside from my current favorite that month. It’s definitely a blush that goes with every eye look I wear, every lip color. It’s very versatile. I don’t even need a highlighter anymore due to it’s gold specs. It’s known to be a dupe of both Benefit Coralista & NARS Orgasm, but I wouldn’t know since I don’t have both and honestly I don’t plan on purchasing either since I have enough coral/peach blushes to last me for quite a while. All in all, this blush is a keeper and definitely worth the moolah.
PROS: Highly pigmented; Can go without a highlighter; Very versatile; Slim packaging; Affordable; Available locally;
CONS: Can’t think of any

Monthly Faves: November 2012
Vlog Tags: What’s In My Makeup Kit with Eyahnism

Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in ‘Peach’ – I really like this blush because it’s nicely pigmented and can also give me that radiant glow as well. It can give you that highlighted effect without using a highlighter. I also like the packaging despite it’s bulkiness. It’s dual purpose because the mirror is big enough for touch-ups. Oh and the shade is lovely, as I’ve said a million times, prolly. It’s affordable too!
PROS: Gives you a healthy glow; Acts as a higlighter; Big enough mirror for touch-ups; Affordable; Available locally;
CONS: Bulky; Not widely accessible; Might not be suitable for people with oily skin;

Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in ‘Peach’ – Review, Photos & Swatches
July 2013 Glamourbox | Unboxing & First Impressions
Monthly Faves: August 2013


2013 Faves: For Le Cheeks
Sleek Aqua Collection Limited Edition Blush in ‘Mirrored Pink’ &
E.L.F. Studio Blush in ‘Tickled Pink’

Sleek Aqua Collection Limited Edition Blush in ‘Mirrored Pink’ – I know I never mentioned this in a monthly favorites before, but this is really a keeper. If you read my review about this blush (link below), you’ll know that this blush gives you a beautiful pearlescent glow. It gives that perfect flush of pink with a hint of shimmer. I love it! It’s really pigmented & it’s has a rich color payoff.
PROS: Gives a beautiful pearlescent glow; Really pigmented & rich color payoff; Lasts for more than 6 hours; Easy to blend & very buildable; Sleek & handy;
CONS: Limited edition; Only available online & selected Crossings Dept stores;

Sleek Aqua Collection Limited Edition Blush in ‘Mirrored Pink’

E.L.F. Studio Blush in ‘Tickled Pink’ – This is a beautiful mute pink blush that has some fine silver specs on it but it doesn’t really translate that much onto your face. I really like it for times when I just want a subtle color onto my cheeks or if I already have too much going on my eyes or lips. It’s perfect & it’s affordable.
PROS: Pigmented; Gives a subtle pinkish glow; Buildable; Affordable; Available everywhere
CONS: Can’t really say anything wrong about them;

Monthly Faves: September 2013


2013 Faves: For Le Cheeks
Sleek Blush By 3 in Lace

Sleek Blush by 3 in ‘Lace’ – This was my blush when I was in my ‘orange/coral’ phase. This blush is extremely pigmented like most Sleek blushes and has a rich color payoff. It also contains three blushes in one compact. In short, I really love this blush and will continue to use it this 2014.
PROS: Extremely pigmented; Rich color payoff; Contains three blushes in one compact; Nice mirror for touchups;
CONS: May be a bit tricky/hard to apply especially when you’re in a hurry or if you’re a beginner since it’s really pigmented; Not available locally; Only available at the internet & selected Crossings Dept Stores

Sleek Blush By 3 in ‘Lace’ – Review, Photos & Swatches
Monthly Faves: July 2013


2013 Faves: For Le Cheeks
E.L.F. HD Blushes in ‘Encore’, ‘Headliner’, ‘Superstar’ & ‘Diva’

E.L.F. HD Blushes in ‘Encore’, ‘Headliner’, ‘Superstar’ & ‘Diva’ – I really like these HD blushes and if you ask me to pick one I’m going to say Headliner just because it’s the one that I often use, but in terms of quality, pigmentation and color payoff, then I’m just plan speechless. These HD blushes are affordable yet they contain a lot of product. Again, this product is so worth and they’re definitely a keeper.
PROS: Convenient, comes with a pump; Very pigmented; A little goes a long way; Very affordable;
CONS: Container dispenses way too much product sometimes; Sometimes can be a bit messy; Can be a bit tricky to use especially for beginners;

ELF HD Blush in ‘Encore’ & ‘Headliner’ – Review, Photos & Swatches
September Collective Haul
Monthly Faves: September 2013


2013 Faves: For Le Cheeks
Sleek Face Contour Kit in ‘Medium’ &
In2it Facial Highlighters in ‘Warm Glow’

Sleek Face Contour Kit in ‘Medium’ – Whenever I buy a contouring powder, despite how I like them, I always go back to this. This for me, is my perfect shade for contouring when I want that soft yet contoured look. I really like it because it doesn’t make my face look muddy or orange. It’s also very pigmented and a little of it goes a long way. I feel like I’ve been using it for a really long time and I haven’t hit pan yet! I also love the highlighter in this compact. It gives you a subtle that is just beautiful especially when the light hits your face. I love the radiant look it gives me.
PROS: Really pigmented & rich color payoff; Doesn’t make me look orange or muddy; Gives me a nice, subtle contour; Highlighter is gorgeous; Multi-purpose product; Contains a lot of product;
CONS: Not widely available;

Monthly Faves: July 2013
Monthly Faves: January 2013
2012 Hits
Supersale Bazaar Haul (December 04, 2012)

In2it Facial Highlighters in ‘Warm Glow’ – I really like this highlighter. This highlighter contains four shades, that can also be used as an eyeshadow if desired (but I haven’t tried that yet). It’s really pigmented and it also has a rich color payoff. It gives a beautiful highlighted effect onto my skin and it’s not that expensive.
PROS: Gives a beautiful subtle glow; Can work as an eyeshadow too; Comes with four shades; Can be used individually or altogether; Affordable; Available locally
CONS: Does not come with a mirror;

In2it Facial Highlighters in ‘Warm Glow’ – Review, Photos & Swatches
Not Another Makeup Haul! – January 15 Haul

So those are all of my favorite blushes for the year 2013. You might notice that some of them are bought last 2012, it’s because I’ve just been using the same blushes over and over again. Of course I have other favorites (which is why they were mentioned in my monthly favorites post) but only these blushes really made a statement this 2013.

I hope you enjoyed this entry, and stay tuned for the 2013 Faves: Eye Makeup post. Btw, do you still want a December favorites post? I just think it’ll be too redundant. I might just combine it with my January favorites. But the reason I’m asking is because there are some products that I might not include in my 2013 Faves just because I recently purchased them. I just don’t feel right calling them my 2013 fave if I only used for only less than a month. Makes sense? ‘Eh.

Anyway, see you on the next post!

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  • Nikita Palomar

    OMG I would love to try that Sleek Blush by 3 in “LACE” Palette! Pretty colors

    • You’re going to love it, it’s beautiful

  • BYS Blush Trio in Coral Me In is a dupe for Sleek Blush by Three in Lace for half the price. I reviewed it here > http://wp.me/p44fzd-tV if you want to see.

    I have a LOT of cheek blushes from too much hoarding! >_< You got a great collection there!

    • Wow! Thanks for letting me know! Will definitely check it out.

  • Fati Recede

    I super love that ELF blush! That’s just sooo hella pigmented! =) looking forward to using contouring powders. & want to put properly on my cheeks.

  • Janelle Parulan Jimenez

    i like the sleek face contour kit & in2it facial highliters nice hauls! love it! with a awesome shots and crafts.. hope to use it someday,,

  • I like the Balm’s products… I heard they’re really good raaw..

    • Yup, they are. Try Hot Mama for blush & Bahama Mama for contouring

  • RebelSweetHrt

    I have a few Sleek blushes myself, but none of those HD Blushes. They look pretty! I wanna try them, too!

    • You’re going to love them once you did

  • Marissa Colmenar Brioso

    Naalala ko sa In2it highlighter yung highlighter/contouring stick ni Michelle Phan sa em cosmetics. Sana nga lang nagshiship na sila this year. BTW, i dont think that there are some post that is redundant. Hihi. Love ur Le Cheeks faves. Hope I can try some of the products uve said. i wanted to try the elf sana, lagi ko kasing nakikita sa department stores. Pero parang messy sya gamitin. Gonna wait for ur reviews na lang Ms. Yhette sa other products before I purchase.

    • I think they’ll start shipping internationally this year. Not really sure pa. But I also like their Chiaroscuro. I’ve been contemplating on buying that but..eh. ELF HD blushes are a *bit* messy but it’s really worth it because it’s ridiculously pigmented and you can also use the excess product as your lip color.

      • Marissa Colmenar Brioso

        Really? You can use that as a lip color? Ooohh. I see. Maybe I’ll buy it next time. Why ur contemplating? I think its a good product naman. Ang mahal nga lang. Sana may katapaat yun sa Ph. Para yun na lang ang bibilhin.

  • I want to try the IN2IT facial contour and highlighter kit.. I also wanted to try the Sleek Blush..It is more compatible with my skin tone.
    Thank you for the run down..it will definitely make our lives easier..lol!

    • Hi, Winnie! The in2it is only a highlighter unlike the Sleek which has both contouring & highlighting powders.

      • Thanks sis…I’m in the lookout for those kasi..I think I have enough eyeshadows now so highlighters and contouring stuff and concealers naman target ko

        • Sleek is definitely a good brand. it may be pricey but I swear I haven’t stopped using it ever since I bought it (which was last 2012) and I still haven’t hit pan yet. It’s definitely worth it,.

  • I guess the ELF HD blush would be my forever fave because it doesn’t have any shimmer on. My face is quite oily kaya I prefer using matte makeup. :)) Great choices!

  • Imdeb

    I have very few idea about these blushes,but I’ll definitely refer this post of you to my girlfriends.

  • Love your list! Sleek blushes invaded your faves By the way, I'm really eyeing on that In2it highlighter. I'm thinking of buying it soon. Also, I was expecting tarte to be on your list, or you haven't used them yet?

    • I have been using Tarte a lot but I got them last November which hardly makes it to my yearly fave. I mean, I just don’t think I haven’t been using them enough to put them here in this list. Although I really do recommend them.

  • I swear, this year I’m gonna invest more on blushes, especially SLEEK ones!

    • Yup! They’re really great. I just wish more online stores carry them.

  • This post reminds that now is the good time to revisit old favorite blushes. I haven’t touched my Sleek Blush by 3 in monthsss!

    • Aww, thanks Kim. You should use them again.

  • Stella Jezebelle

    I love sleek ever1 I;ve got the same blush and contouring, and 2 of elf’s hd blushes.

    • Yay, thanks for dropping by Stella!

  • Johanna Serrano

    Cool makeup! I’ll check them out and probably buy one for myself

    • Thanks,Johanna! I’m sure you’re going to love them too!

  • Rochkirstin Santos

    I used to think that the only color suitable for cheeks is pink. Now I have learned that coral/peach is also good – somewhat orange that fits the skin color of typical Asians.

    • Yup! Thanks for dropping by Rochkristin!

  • Joanna Sormunen

    A very thorough post! I like the pink blushes most myself. I have never used contouring though.

    • You should try it! You’re going to love the effect

  • Never tried the liquid blush on but looks great. I want the earthly color but I think I have to try other colors too! Maybe the orange-y one or peach!

    • You should try it. It’s really good, sis!

  • sheryl an mungcal

    i really like pink blushes,.
    haven’t tried liquid blush, mukhang nde pwd sa atin to kasi minsan messy akong maglagay baka nde pa magpantay ang lagay ko pag nagkataon,.

    • Just use your liquid/cream blushes with a small stippling blush. You can also, always use your fingers. Practice makes perfect