1. Cheekbones (powder blush):
A natural bristled angled brush is key for sculpting and shaping your cheekbones. Sucking in your cheeks and looking in the mirror will assist you in locating your cheekbones.
2. Apples (powder blush):
Again, natural bristles is key. Make sure the brush has a lot of body and a pointed tip for precision. Smiling and looking in the mirror will assist in locating where the apples of your cheeks are. Swirl blush in circular motion for application
3. Stippling (cream blush):
A synthetic brush with 2 multi-color layers is what you need here. Typically the darker color is dense and long and the lighter color is short and finer. The trick here is the application. The layers work to your advantage to give you the look you want. Light application yields a sheer finish, while a heavier application yields a satin finish.
4. Contouring (cream or powder bronzer):
A synthetic brush is important here. When trying to choose the proper foundation/bronzer get a product at least 3 shades darker than your natural skin tone. Short strokes under the cheekbone, in the hollows of your cheeks, across your hairline, under the jawline, and down your nose are all key places to apply a bronzer.
5. Highlighting (loose or pressed highlighting powder):
A fan shaped natural bristled brush allows you to sweep a shimmery/highlighting powder about and around your cheekbones. Apply using light, downward strokes. This brush couples as a corrector. If you accidentally apply too much powder anywhere on the face lightly use this brush to help remove.
6. Bronzing (loose or pressed powder bronzer):
A natural bristled brush with a rounded head is best for this application. This brush is meant to use the bronzer to give your skin a sun-kissed look versus contouring. This brush allows you to evenly distribute and blend the product on your face and neck.
7. Blending (everything!):
Though this type of brush is quite expensive, a dense natural bristled brush such as this is necessary for a full face makeup application. It gives you more of an air brushed look versus an uneven blotchy effect that can often show up in pictures, and certain lighting.
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