Step 3: Color Cheeks
You can go one of two ways when it comes to natural-looking cheeks: bronzer or a pop of color. Joanna Schlip, Physicians Formula’s celebrity makeup artist, who works with stars including Eva Longoria and Christina Applegate, likes going for a burnished, just-back-from-the-Caribbean effect. “To create a natural tan, use a powdered bronzer and brush it into a ‘3’ shape along the sides of the face, hitting the forehead, under the cheekbone and under the jaw,” she says.
Makeup artist Mary Schook, however, prefers to create a dewy finish with a touch of Josie Maran Argan Oil ($48), which adds a slight sheen and nourishes the skin. “I lightly brush some along the cheekbones, and finish with NARS Orgasm Blush on the apples of the cheeks for a fresh look.”