The phrase “contouring” has developed fairly the popularity — it started as medieval stage makeup, but it surely’s finest recognized at this time after years of the so-called “Kardashian Effect” (chiseled cheeks, outlined noses, and pointy chins). At its most elementary definition, “contouring is an umbrella time period for shading and highlighting,” Los Angeles-based make-up artist Jamie Greenberg tells Attract.
Nonetheless, doing a complete contoured look each day could also be too extreme for some folks’s model desire — or it may simply take too lengthy. Fortunately, contouring would not require numerous palettes to sculpt facial options and brighten pores and skin — all you want is blush.
“It appears extra trendy and brings life to the face,” says Holly Gowers, a New York Metropolis-based make-up artist. Gowers tells Attract that she considers blush to be one in all her favourite merchandise in any make-up package. Cheery shades of coral, rosy pink, and punchy watermelon-red are a more energizing tackle intense contouring merchandise, they usually do the identical job with strategic placement.
Meet the consultants:
- Jamie Greenberg, a make-up artist primarily based in Los Angeles.
- Jillian Dempsey, a make-up artist and proprietor of her eponymous magnificence line primarily based in Los Angeles.
- Holly Gowers, a make-up artist primarily based in New York Metropolis.
- Nydia Figueroa, proprietor of Faces By Nydia Make-up Studio in Cedar Grove, New Jersey.
- Nick Lujan, director of artistry and training at Kevyn Aucoin Magnificence primarily based in New York Metropolis.
- Delina Medhin, a make-up artist primarily based in New York Metropolis.
Use a Powder Blush
Although you should use any formulation of blush you like, together with cream, stick, or liquid, the professionals favor a powder. “A powder can be utilized in a extra pure or dramatic means with out a lot effort,” Nydia Figueroa, a make-up artist and the proprietor of Faces By Nydia Make-up Studio in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. “It additionally stays put when utilized so you will not have to fret about it shedding its form because the day goes on.” She recommends the PÜR Cosmetics Skin Perfecting Powder Blushing Act. The E.L.F. Powder Blush Palette can be a stable reasonably priced possibility.
Apply the Blush Simply Beneath Your Cheekbones
“[Blush] is an effective way to raise cheekbones,” says Figueroa.To do that, Los Angeles-based make-up artist Jillian Dempsey recommends beginning by sucking in your cheeks to create a fish-face, which helps you find your cheekbones. “Then utilizing a finger or contour brush, apply blush utilizing fast, mild strokes from the ear space to mid-cheek just below the cheekbones and hold mixing till you see definition,” provides Dempsey.
Make-up artist Nick Lujan, who can be the director of artistry and training at Kevyn Aucoin Magnificence, says that the blush needs to be “blended alongside the underside of the cheekbone and fades upward.” When you see the definition alongside your cheekbones, Dempsey suggests swooping a little bit of blush over the rounds of your cheeks in a half-moon form. “Consider it like a stretched-out horizontal ‘V’ form,” she says. “Begin by [your] ears, and mix!”