Get Glowy Cheeks Like VV Brown at Black Girls Rock!

When we posted this image of UK singer VV Brown at this past weekend’s Black Girls Rock!, I couldn’t stop staring at her glowy cheeks. It’s such a pretty way to show off defined cheekbones or fake them.

Want to snag VV Brown’s hot cheek look? Do it with these easy steps:

1. After applying your foundation and powder (or for a lit from within look, apply your blush before powder), dust a matte coral pink blush like universally flattering on brown skin Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Tweak (see a swatch of it on me here).

2. If you were lucky enough to snag a light colored MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in shades like By Candlelight, Porcelain Pink, or Shimpagne, these are perfect for this look. If not, try MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle currently available now on the MAC website. Aside from this look, any time MAC comes out with a MSF you should consider getting one. Depending on the shade they come in, they can be used as highlighters or bronzers.

If you’re MSF-less, try a luminizer like Benefit High Beam or Bare Escuentals All Over Face Powder (it doesn’t have to go all over your face) in Rose Radiance.

For liquid luminizer, take a dab of it on your fingers and apply it in a circular motion to the apples of your cheeks. Blend it out with a blush or powder brush to ensure you get an even application. For powder luminizer, use a brush like MAC #187 (aka the skunk brush) gently dust the brush into the powder and tap off any excess. Lightly brush it on the apples of the cheeks.

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Would you try this look?