CHEEKBONE SUPPORT

POST + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Today we’re focusing on how bronzer and blush work together! Think of it this way, the bronzer supports the blush by “holding it up” so it’s not floating on your cheeks like a clown. But first you have to determine where your cheekbones and apples are so you can strategically place each and learn a other few tricks too. Here’s how: 

TOOLS:

STEPS:

  1. Look in the mirror and suck in your cheeks. Your cheekbones will pop out with a hollow indentation below them.
  2. Dip your flat-headed brush in the bronzer and pat it a couple times on the back of your hand to remove the excess.
  3. Place the brush underneath your cheekbones, coming up from below them as demonstrated in the photo above. This will ensure you’re placing the bronzer on the correct area.
  4. Sweep the brush back and forth directly underneath the cheekbone, creating a “hollow” and supporting the cheekbone.
  5. Smile in the mirror and watch the apples of your cheeks pop out.
  6. Dip your angled blush brush into the blush and tap it a couple times on the back of your hand to remove the excess.
  7. Place the brush on the upper half of the apples, which is the beginning of the cheekbone.
  8. Stipple the brush from the top of the apples across the top of your cheekbones, just above where you placed the bronzer.

Today we concentrated on the cheek bones but don’t neglect your temples and your forehead! Revisit my Blush Balancer Tutorial and Contouring & Highlighting Tutorial for more!

 

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