I don’t have the time right now to share all of the images shot by Crystal Stokes (they are beautiful), but I did want to share this particular one with you all.
Down South… it’s ok to take ownership over that blush and brush of yours. The more the merrier??? YES! Pack it on ladies, chisel those cheeks, define those bones.
My all time favorite blush color is Dollymix by MAC and my favorite brush to apply with MAC #168 Large Angled Contour Brush. This brush helps to define those sharp cheek bones.
I started this cheeky look by doing the following:
1.) matte bronzer used to contour the UNDERSIDE of the cheekbone. Make sure this is a MATTE bronzer (aka NO shimmer). I’m super particular about my bronzers… the last thing you want is a poopy looking color, don’t go too brown.
2.) apply your blush, in this case (well, most cases b/c I’m obsessed with Dollymix). Infill and blend with the bronzer… blend to a point though, I still like being able to see the difference between the bronzer (MATTE) color and the blush.
3.) finish by adding a highlighter to the upside/ topside of the cheekbone. This should have some sort of shimmer (in my opinion). I don’t typically take the shimmer down to the apple of the cheek, mainly b/c that’s a zone that will start to get oily throughout the day… sometimes shimmer can being to look oily too… why add more oil? You can see where I start and stop the shimmer.
That’s it ladies… perfect for the holiday season (or us preggo’s), a little shape in the cheeks can make your face appear thinner… we all know that though, that’s what the hype of contouring is all about.
Are these simple tutorials helpful? Should I continue to do them?
Happy Friday — oh, and btw’s this is Cristina, the editor of Carolina Bride.
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