Tanya Burr Cosmetics Cheek Illuminator

I love Tanya Burr, so that fact that it took me this long to try anything from her makeup range is shocking form. To be honest though, nothing had caught my attention until she came out with her newest range; ‘Glow your Own Way’. The cheek illuminators were especially intriguing to me, so I picked the shade ‘Forever Summer’ up on my last visit to Superdrug.

Tanya Burr Cheek Illuminator in 'Forever Summer'


First off, can we just appreciate the packaging? It’s so so pretty and looks really high-end to me. It is also small and compact enough to make it great for chucking in your bag for touch-ups or for travelling with. Also, just FYI, the bottom has a twist-up mechanism, allowing you to push the product up as you use it. (Thought this was worth mentioning as I didn’t notice when I first got it and thought you only got a tiny bit of product!)

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Moving on to the actual product itself – I am in love. The colour, texture and finish are absolutely perfect. The colour is a pinky champagne which looks pretty natural on my pale skin. The other colour in the collection, ‘Golden Girl’, would definitely be better for deeper skin tones however. The application was also fuss-free. I simply swiped the product on to my cheekbones and smudged it out with my finger. It blended out beautifully and didn’t separate out throughout the day, as some cream highlights have done on my skin in the past.


The final effect is a subtle, healthy glow on the cheeks. I am not an all-out highlighter kind of girl. I prefer a more ‘glow-from-within’ (bleh) look. For that, this product is perfect. If you want a more ‘bham!’ highlighter this probably isn’t the product for you. However, I did try layering a powder highlight over the top and this gave it a beautiful intensity which could work for you.


Overall, I would highly recommend this product if you are looking for a subtle highlight. It is a nice colour for fair skin, blends out nicely and looks beautiful on the skin. I will definitely be trying the other items in this range soon. Let me know if you have any recommendations!

Available here, £6.99 Superdrug