Cheeky Little Things: The Best Products for Your Cheeks

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The right makeup can create the appearance of higher cheekbones, a slimmer face, and even make you look more youthful and awake. Check out some of our favorite blushes, bronzers and highlighters that will have you feeling cheeky in no time.   

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Clinique Cheek Pop

Can you ever go wrong with a classic? This perennial favorite pressed-powder blush comes in three highly saturated shades that blend beautifully and won’t fade with the daylight. $21, clinique.com

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Tarte Cheek Stain

Get an all-day natural-looking glow with one of our favorite cheek stains. Enriched with t5 super fruit complex, it provides anti-aging benefits. It was also recently repackaged to use less plastic and create less waste, giving you one more reason to feel as good as you look. $30, tartecosmetics.com


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Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Bronzing Beauty Balm with SPF 30

Ideal for oily skin, the lightweight formula of this liquid bronzer isn’t greasy and is great for hiding fine lines and wrinkles. Because it features SPF 30 broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, you can get a sun-kissed look without the sun damage that usually comes with it. $38, stilacosmetics.com

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bareMinerals Warmth All-Over Face Color

This loose mineral-powder bronzer can be used as a blush or a cheek contour. It’s easy to blend, and a little goes a long way. Use it to create a warm, sunny glow. $19, bareMinerals.com

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Too Faced Bonjour Soleil Summer Bronzing Wardrobe 

Fulfill all your bronzing and contouring needs in just one set. The three shades in this bronzing compact—a dark matte, medium-toned and luminous highligher—can be blended or worn separately to create an infinite variety of effects. $44, sephora.com

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It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Ombré Bronzer

Can your bronzer make you look younger? This one can! The creamy compact has two shades, a matte and a shimmer, that allow you to contour and highlight with just one product. It’s waterproof, and its anti-aging formula contains hydrolyzed collagen and peptides. $34, itcosmetics.com

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NARS The Multiple 

Perfect for dry skin, this creamy blush stick comes in 14 colors so it’s easy to find one that works for you. It also gets points for versatility and can double as lip color, leaving just one question: what will you do with all the extra room in your makeup bag? $39, narscosmetics.com

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

Create a lit-from-within appearance with this highlighter or a finishing powder in one. It uses photo luminescent technology to minimize the effects of harsh lighting, so you’ll be perfectly lit even under a dreaded fluorescent light bulb. $45, hourglasscosmetics.com

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Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand 

Add instant youth with this dewy highlighting wand. The click-through pen applicator is precise and easy to blend, and the creamy formula won’t settle into fine lines or wrinkles. $32, smashbox.com


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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+

The ultra lightweight formula of this sheer cream highlighter will give you a natural glow in any light. An added benefit? It contains SPF 25 broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection to help fight pre-mature aging from the sun’s rays. $41, sephora.com


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Benefit Watt’s Up!

This super portable highlighter features a makeup stick on one side and a blending pad on the other, making it easy to swipe on, blend and go. Throw it in your makeup bag and take it anywhere. $30, benefitcosmetics.com


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Urban Decay Naked Flushed

Last but certainly not least, this palette from Urban Decay anticipates your every need. It contains three pressed powders: a bronzer, a highlighter and a blush. And it comes in four possible color arrays to suit all skin tones. $30, urbandecay.com

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