Naomi Campbell looked more sculpted and glowing than ever this past weekend, and it had nothing to do with contour or even highlighter.
So I guess that means if you want to put your best face forward, we must do as the supermodel did and carve out killer cheekbones using blush. Although Campbell, who was a guest at the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix, is already blessed with the world’s best bone structure, her face appeared even more sculpted and glowing than ever. Why? Her choice of blush and her C-shaped application technique.
“As well as applying blusher on her cheekbones, Naomi has also continued the same color on to her eyelids, which is known as ‘draping,’” says makeup artist Gemma Peace. “Aside from looking really fresh, it gives you a lifted effect. Naomi, with her amazing cheekbones, doesn’t really need it, but it’s a great trick if you want to enhance your bone structure seamlessly without having to use any additional contouring products.”
As for the placement of her blush? “Keep it high up on the cheekbones,” says Peace. “The effect is a bit like when you tie your hair up: It lifts the face and naturally gives you a more contoured, sculpted look.”
When it comes to choosing your shade, opt for one that can easily be worn on your eyelids too. This means something with brown undertones is ideal as it will anchor it to the natural tones in your skin.
If, like Naomi Campbell, you can finish with a similar shade on your lips to tie the whole together with a monochromatic moment…well, then consider yourself in pole position in the beauty stakes.
Originally published on Vogue.co.uk