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Geeking Out: The Cab-Face Friendly Highlight + Our Best Coral Blush

Clinique Lid Smoothie in Bit o' Honey can multi-task; Stila Custom Color Blush Self-Adjusting Coral has a little shimmer in the mix.
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When your usual makeup M.O. is a back-of-the-cab slap-dash, you tend to omit steps in the name of "nuts, we've arrived and I still need eyebrows!"One of those steps I skip is highlighting my brow and cheekbones for that glowy finish as per the model in the photo above.

Well, no more! Not on longer cab rides, anyway. The reason? Clinique Lid Smoothie Antioxidant 8-Hour Eye Colour in Bit o' Honey ($24, Sephora; It's a routine-changer.

Clinique Lid Smoothie in Bit o' Honey

A cream eye shadow with an antioxidant-salad of Vitamin E, broccoli, carrot, blueberry and spinach, as well as a hit of skin-smoothing peptides, this pale champagne hue is a lovely subtle highlight for light, medium and olive skintone. It glides on and blends in a snap via just a couple of fingertip swipes. Definitely cab-face friendly. You need only a smidge to do brow bones, tops of cheekbones and the inner corners of your eyes. Plus the small tube takes up little makeup-case space.

If you must use Lid Smoothie as an eye shadow (it comes in 12 shades), it's weightless on and really does last all day, pretty much crease-free. Stroke colour on with the applicator tip, then use your fingertip to blend it out.

Stila Custom Color Blush_Coral

Something else has changed in my makeup case. One of my favourite powder blushes is Stila Custom Color Blush, a bright pink shade that adjusts to the skin's chemistry to deliver a natural rosy finish. It's been bumped from my cab-face routine, though, by Stila Custom Color Blush in Self-Adjusting Coral ($26, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora; When you see it in person, don't be alarmed by the shimmer in the mix -- it's barely noticeable on skin. Instead all you see is the sunny flush the blush creates. Just for you. And just for me.

Who says you can't please everyone?

Have you tried either of these two items? What's your beauty stance on cream eye shadow and coral blush?