Corallista Beauty Awards 2012 : Makeup ~ Face & Cheek Products


Hey everyone!

Continuing with the Beauty Awards (see previous segment on skin/hair care HERE), this post has the overview of all my favorite face and cheek makeup products comprising of primers, foundations (sorted by coverage/price), face powders, contouring/bronzing products, highlighters/illuminators and blushes!


Corallista Beauty Awards 2012  Face & Cheek Products
Corallista Beauty Awards 2012 Face & Cheek Products




Primer ~

Brightening PrimerClarins Beauty Flash Balm

Smoothing PrimerL’Oreal Paris Base Magique Primer



Foundation ~

Sheer coverage Foundation (budget) – Lakme Absolute Mattreal Mousse

Sheer coverage Foundation (high-end) – MAC Face and Body Foundation

Medium coverage Foundation (budget) – Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin cover (oily skin), Bourjois Healthy Mix (dry/normal/combination)

Medium coverage Foundation (high-end) – MAC Matchmaster FoundationClarins Instant Smooth Foundation

Full coverage Foundation (budget) – None

Full coverage Foundation (high-end) – Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup



Face Powder ~

Loose powder (High-end) – Clinique Blended Face Powder

Loose powder (budget) – Ben Nye Luxury Powder



Sculpting Products ~

Bronzer/Contouring Product (high-end) – MAC Pro Sculpting Cream Pro Sculpture

Bronzer/Contouring Product (budget) – Bourjois Paris Delice de Poudre no. 52

Cream/liquid Highlighter & Illuminator (budget) – Revlon Age Defying Spa Illuminator

Cream/Liquid Highlighter & Illuminator (high-end) – Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector

Powder Highlighter & Illuminator (budget) – None

Powder Highlighter & Illuminator (high-end) – MAC Naked Pigment



Blush ~

Based on Formula –

Cream Blush (budget) : Ben Nye Blush wheel

Cream blush (high-end) : Illamasqua Cream Blusher

Powder blush (Budget) – Lakme Absolute Cheek Chromatic Blush

Powder blush (high-end) – MAC Pro Longwear Blush/Illamasqua Powder blush

Powder blush (mid-range) – NYX HD Studio Grinding Blush


Based on color (for my skin tone) –

Brightening color (budget) : Lakme Absolute Cheek Chromatic Blush (Day Blushes)/Sleek blush (Flamingo)

Brightening color (high-end) : MAC Prolong wear blush (Whole Lotta Love, Office Hours)


Natural color (budget) – NYX Powder blush (Mocha)

Natural color (high-end) – NARS Powder blush (Amour)



Face Makeup Remover ~

Budget : Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion

High end : Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel (discontinued)


Corallista Beauty Awards is a roundup of all my favorite products of 2012 in various categories – skin/hair care, eye makeup, face & cheek makeup and lip products. This roundup may not necessarily contain products launched in 2012, but the ones I used this year.

While this is only an Editor’s Choice Awards segment so to speak, you are welcome to share your favorites in the comments section below! Links to full reviews are given wherever applicable.


Also read :

Corallista Beauty Awards 2012 : Skin care, Hair care Products


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  1. Dear Ankita,

    Please let me know the difference between Sheer, Medium and full coverage foundation.

    Payal Sharma

  2. Fav budget full coverage foundation has to b kryolan ultra.. C it to believe it. Also fav powder highlighter has to b Lancôme moonlight rose. Just too gorgeous n also mac msf- gold deposit

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