If you’ve never worn too much color on your cheeks, prepare yourself, bold is better when it comes to the face this spring! Put away the highlight and contour, and get out your gradient colors! Draping is the latest trend and the currently preferred technique to sculpt and shape; resulting in a natural and not harshly contoured face.
To achieve this look, use an angle blush brush and sweep the darkest shade under the lower cheek. If you are not sure where this is, place your pinky finger under the cheekbone and follow under the bone of the cheek with the other fingers up to the middle of the ear. (see photos 1a &1b)
We like Mineralogie’s Contour Brush, it has an angled cut to hug the curves on the face and makes application simple. Blend a lighter shade of blush and drape the color on the inside, just above the darker shade and blend to soften
Flaunt it (see photos Flaunt-1 and Flaunt-2 )
Coral is a universally flattering and on-trend shade this season. After draping the cheeks with your favorite coral shade use the same color on the eyes to round out the look. Take it a step further and make a crescent shape from the temple to the outside of the brow with the blush shade. Then sweep across the chin and carry down the neckline on the outside to balance the face.
Don’t be afraid to lay on the color. Make your cheeks the focus of your makeup application this spring. Changing up your makeup routine can freshen your outlook and elevate your mood.
Mary Van, the founder, and CEO of Demaur Cosmetics, Inc., is a nationally accredited makeup artist and mineral makeup pioneer. In 2003, Van branched out the company to establish their own brand of mineral makeup, called Mineralogie. The Mineralogie line is now distributed internationally in Europe, Australia, North America, and South America. With more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and product development, Van has transformed the way mineral makeup is branded and sold.