Perhaps it’s because I grew up watching women like Grace Jones, Iman, and the entire cast of “Dynasty” (uh, hello Dominique Deveraux fierceness), but I LOVE a good cheek. A great contoured cheek just really sculpts the face and #realtalk can be an instant face lift.
So wherever your weekend plans take you, do consider contouring those cheeks. You may not even need to run out and buy anything as what you need may already exist in your makeup stash.
*A vivid blush color (don’t be scared—orange, bright pink, reds, corals, and reds look hawt on brown skin)
*A contour (can be a blush, bronzer, foundation, concealer, powder 2-3 shades darker than your skintone)
*A highlight (can be blush, bronzer, foundation, concealer, luminizer, but should be lighter than your skin)
*A blush brush and powder brush (good to have two or three so you don’t “muddy” the blush, contour, and highlight colors)
Apply your blush to the apples of the cheeks, dust the contour in the hollows, and sweep the highlight shade on the tops of the cheekbones. Lightly blend where the colors meet and voila! You’re done.
Here’s what it looks like on Tyra.
My current fave contoured cheek look consists of MAC Blush in Fever, Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer in #8 Ebony, and Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer in #3. Makes me want to take a bite out of my own face.