I’ve always loved covering beauty on wit & whimsy because ever since I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with trying out beauty products. My shower is far too full with shampoos, conditioners, masks, facial scrubs, facial washes…you name it. And my cabinets are bursting with lotions, masks, toners and eye creams. Then my dresser is not-so-neatly home to loads of cosmetics because testing out so many is such fun but finding favorites to use on my day to day is even better.
With the launch of the new wit & whimsy, I committed to wanting to do more original content with helpful tips and tricks. I want to further infuse this blog with what my day to day looks like and in honor of a new collaboration with Eco Tools, I’m excited to be sharing one of my first beauty tutorials.
Today I’m sharing how I add definition to my cheek bones. Not all of us were blessed with killer Karlie Kloss cheeks so I have been experimenting with layering several products to define my cheeks and start to get the hang of contouring. (A good video about contouring was included in this post.)
First things first….
For the base:
- BareMinerals BARESKIN: This is my favorite foundation (read more about it here) and creates a great base while not being thick or too makeup-y in appearance. It is great for when you’re having photos taken, in particular.
- Clarins Instant Light Brush On Perfector: Brush on around your eyes to hide dark circles and then follow up with concealer.
- Bobbi Brown Concealer Duo: I use the concealer and corrector around my eyes (after the Clarins perfector) and also on any red spots or blemishes. More on it here.
- BareMinerals READY Pressed Powder: I set my face with this powder.
- Physicians Formula Powder Bronzer: The best bronzer on the market and the price can’t be beat. I dust this across my face to give it some color.
Of note, I used the new Eco Tools Complexion Collection to apply the products I used.
To define your cheeks:
- Tarte Cheek Stain: I first swipe on this cheek stain and blend it in with a condensed-bristle brush. I actually didn’t like this stain at all the first time I used it. It’s natural to the point that I felt like it wasn’t doing the trick. It was then that I started to layer (outlined below) that I got the true benefit of it as a color pop on your cheeks. I recommend going to a Sephora and testing a few of the shades and asking to layer a blush on top so you know which you like best.
- Benefit Cosmetics Dallas: I add this as the first layer over the Tarte cheek stain. It contours (remember to make the oh-so-attractive “fish face” seen above) and blend well so you don’t get the terrifying line on your face that a darker blush can sometimes create.
- Clarins Illuminating Blush: As a final step, I’m in love with this blush. It adds this really amazing glow for that lit-from-within look.
- Urban Decay Setting Spray: If you’re not using a makeup setting spray before you head out the door…START! It is a game changer. Particularly in summer. If I had a secret arsenal, this would be in it (alongside these.) Spray it on as a final step and you’ll set your hard work and be good to go from a.m. to p.m.
Voila! (Kindly excuse the frizzy hair and bathroom lighting! I had tried a new curling iron this particular morning and had some issues haha.)
There you have it…hope you enjoy and find these tips helpful!
[P.S. I’m wearing the top from this post.]
Special thanks to Eco Tools for partnering on this post.