If there is one makeup product that I don’t think women get enough mileage out of, it’s their cheek color. Everyone is so afraid that they’re going to put on too much so they end up not even bothering or doing so little that they may as well have just forgone that step completely. Big mistake, big, huge!! (that’s from the film Pretty Woman when Julia Roberts is in the snooty boutique and gets banished from the store even though she’s got a wad of cash from Richard Gere to spend. Remember? Okay, moving on)
Rosy bright cheeks send a sassy message that say, “I’m happy and confident” in my opinion. It makes your whole face light up and look really healthy. Pale cheeks with no color, send an “I’m boring and want to fade away” message without having to say anything at all.
Getting pretty cheek color is really quite simple. It takes two easy steps to get my sexy cheeks!
1. Apply your powder blush first. I used my Sonia Kashuk “melon” blush ($9, it’s matte, no sparkle) and applied it right on the very top of my cheekbones in a circular C motion with the curvy part of the C going towards the outside of your face.
2. Next apply a cream or gel blush on top of your powder. This not only sets the color on your cheeks but adds a second dimension that gives your cheek not such a flat look. I have on Tarte’s Tipsy cheek stain ($28) which actually has a tad bit of peachy shimmer to it that gives a dewy look to your skin. I apply this right on the upper part of the apples of my cheeks- not specifically all over the powder C formation.
And if my cheeks weren’t sexy enough, I’m smelling pretty sexy lately too. I just treated myself to a new body mist scent by Victoria’s Secret (one of the sexiest stores out there for obvious reasons right??) called “Sexy little things Noir”($22 for full size- my pic shows my $10 smaller version). This mist smells super delicious and what I envision night time smelling like, if that makes sense at all! I typically fall for scents with vanilla in them, but this is more along the amber and orchid route, and I love it. I also like the mist idea over the perfume bc it’s not too overwhelming so you can spray it anywhere.
I just gave you two ways to get sexy “cheeks”- with blush and body mist;-) Ha!!