Happy Friday! Today I want to talk about how to make your cheeks look glowing and beautiful with the help of bronzer, blush, and highlighter. But first – raise your hand if the thought of applying three different cheek products intimidates you – I know this is how I felt when I first watched a tutorial that incorporated some crazy contouring. Not to worry, I am going to keep this direct and to the point; no Kim K face sculpting going on here.
After you have applied your foundation [but before you powder], take a matte bronzer like Jouer’s Mattifying Bronzer in Sunswept. To apply, I use my Real Technique’s Contour Brush, which deposits the perfect amount of product. I dip the brush into the product, tap off excess, and then place the brush onto my temple, and sweep down in a C shape right underneath my cheekbones. Rather than applying the bronzer all the way to the corners of my mouth, I only apply it a bit past the outer corners of my eyebrows. This will keep the contour looking more natural, rather than looking like you have drawn a brown line down the side of your face [not a cute look – trust me, I’ve done it]. Once I am happy with how the contour looks, I blend out the edges with a clean powder brush.
Next, take a creamy coral blush – my favorite is Le Metier de Beaute’s Lip and Cheek Tint in Coral Nymph – and tap it onto the apples of my cheeks in a circular motion. Continue to tap the product in until the edges are blended out well. Finally, to highlight, take your favorite product – Benefit’s Watt’s Up is great – and get a bit of the product on either your middle or ring finger. Find your cheekbone – which is right beneath the under eye area [you can feel the groove underneath your eyes and where the cheekbone begins]. Again, tap the product above where you placed the blush, but instead of using a circular motion, tap upwards on an angle, up towards the outer corners of your eyebrows. To add even more glow, tap the highlighter up and onto the brow bone, right underneath your eyebrows.