This is a cream highlight product and the pink side looked like it was blush but its more of a highlight. I don't really use pink highlighter and find it to be dark if I were to use it straight on my cheeks as highlight but I didn't want to waste this product and started using the pink side as a blush topper. I put on my normal blush on my cheeks and with a flat kabuki brush (or anything that is good at pick up cream products) I pick up the pink shade and go on top of the blush, blending it all onto my cheekbones/cheek. The shine looks VERY pretty and you do not really notice and pigment added to the cheeks. As for the lighter shade, I love it. It blends into my skin and looks very dewy, my skin but better. Good product to pick up.