Nicole Pearl of TheBeautyGirl.com
“For me, it’s all about defining the cheekbones. I use the NARS Contour Brush #21 with bronzer. For a natural-looking finish, I prefer a powder formula with a matte finish or hint of shimmer. Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer Powder and Le Métier de Beauté Bronzer are good options. To apply, I always make a fish-face to exaggerate my cheekbones and angle the brush to swipe just below in the hollows of my cheeks.

Monica Abney of ClassandFab.com
“The most important thing for me was to learn the shape of my face and to be aware of the areas I wanted to contour or highlight. Since my face is square, I apply bronzer following the ‘3’-shape motion going from the top of my forehead, under my cheekbones, and down to the lower part of my jaw. I also add a little on my neck and collarbone. It’s key to pick the right shade—not too dark or orangey. I use Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Veil in Tropical Days.”

From top left: Trish McEvoy Brush 31, Nars contour brush, Bobbi Brown blush, Tom Ford beauty shade and illuminate, Tom Ford bronzing powder, Clé de Peau Beauté concealer, Nars radiant concealer, Eve Lom foundation brush, Le Métier de Beauté bronzer, Bobbi Brown illuminating bronzer and Laura Mercier matte powder highlighter, all available at neimanmarcus.com.

From top left: Trish McEvoy Brush 31, Nars contour brush, Bobbi Brown blush, Tom Ford beauty shade and illuminate, Tom Ford bronzing powder, Clé de Peau Beauté concealer, Nars radiant concealer, Eve Lom foundation brush, Le Métier de Beauté bronzer, Bobbi Brown illuminating bronzer and Laura Mercier matte powder highlighter, all available at neimanmarcus.com.

Kara Manos of PoliticsofPretty.com
“Most people use concealer just underneath their eyes, but I use on other areas of the face to brighten and combat shadowing. I’m a huge fan of NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer because it can be easily blended with your fingers. Also, after you’ve shaded and highlighted using dark and light pigments, buff with a dense, flat-top brush, like the EVE LOM Radiance Perfected Powder Foundation Brush. You’ll get a sculpted, airbrushed finish.”

Ginger Harris of ElectricBlogarella.com
“I like to start by creating a flawless base with the NM award-winning Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer under the eyes, between the brows, and over both entire eyelids. Next, opt for a cream-base foundation and blend really well. To illuminate, I like to use Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Highlighter. Using a big brush, apply it right above your cheekbones for a lighted effect. Then, go bronze with Giorgio Armani Sun Fabric Powder Bronzer applied to the rounds of your cheeks and extending upward on your cheekbone. Finally, finish with a pop of blush.”

Lindsay Rogers of BelleBelleBeauty.com
“For a natural look, I prefer using a larger brush like the Trish McEvoy Brush #37 and a bronzer a few shades darker than my skin tone. (My favorite is Tom Ford Beauty Bronzing Powder in Terra.) I swirl a light dusting of bronzer in the shape of a ‘3’ starting at the temple and sweeping just below the jawline. For extra definition, use a blending eyeshadow brush to apply a small amount of bronzer from the inner corner of eyes down the sides of the nose. Make sure to blend really well for a subtle contour.”

Rachel Anise of BeautyProfessor.net
“To add sheer and natural highlights, start with a creamy contour and highlighting duo. I love the two-in-one Tom Ford Beauty Shade and Illuminate. Using an angled brush, sweep the contour along the hollows of your cheeks and stipple until blended. For profile definition, add a touch more along your jawline. Finally, enhance your contouring with the highlighter. I use the tip of my ring finger to gently apply the cream to the my brow bones, cheek bones, and down the bridge of my nose.”

Trina Small of TheBabyShopaholic.com
“Define with color! Start by contouring your cheekbones with a bronzer two shades darker than your skin tone. Take the bronzer all the way back to your ear and blend. Then apply a pink tone, like Bobbi Brown Blush in Sand Pink or Rose, to the apples of the cheeks. Think: the part everyone likes to pinch! To finish, dust a highlighting powder on the tops of your checks for a radiant glow.”

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