Get the Look: Sculpted Cheeks

Monday, January 03, 2011

Hey guys!

Yesterday, I was looking through some photos online, and started noticing these really beautiful, contoured cheeks. My cheeks are usually pretty standard, pink blush on the apples of my cheeks and a little bit of bronzer underneath.

But since noticing these beautiful sculpted cheeks, I thought I'd try them out too, and share the tutorial with anyone who might be interested in re-creating this look.

So what you'll need is a Kabuki brush and a blush brush. The cheek products you'll need are a pinky blush (mine is really light, but you can use something slightly darker for a more glamorous look), a bronzer (matte is much better), and a luminizer.

How to:

Prep your face. Use a good moisturizer.

Do your eye makeup.

Put on your foundation, then set it with a loose powder.

Swirl a Kabuki brush into your bronzer, tap off the excess, then blend it onto your cheek, underneath your cheekbone. Remember to blend it out!

Sweep your bronzer onto your temples, closer to your hairline, and underneath your jaw.

Swirl a blush brush into your blush, tap off the excess, then lightly buff into the apples of your cheeks. Do not bring up to your temples. Concentrate the colour onto your cheekbones.

Take your luminizer, and sweep onto the tops of your cheekbones, up to the inner part of your temple, outside your eye. Then, highlight underneath your brow.

Finish with a coat of nude lipstick. Top it off with lipgloss (optional).

Here are the products I used:

i.d. Bare Minerals Foundation in Fairly Light (though I'm considering changing to Light now)
Rimmer 8Hr Mousse Bronzer in Medium Glow
Elianto blush
TheBalm Mary Lou-manizer (luminizer)
NYX Round Lipstick in Circe

If you liked the eye makeup look in this makeup tutorial, I will be posting about it soon, so stay tuned!

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