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October 27, 2014


I love a set of well-carved cheekbones as much as the next guy, it's just that sometimes it can be hard to find the right products and techniques to get the job done. When it comes to contouring, we risk riding that fine line between being perfectly sculpted and natural and looking like a makeup job gone totally wrong. I am not the most experienced in my contouring endeavors and certainly not on the same level as Kim's makeup artist (like, at all) - but I have dabbled in the art of faking a supermodel bone structure enough to know whether a product is up to par or not. 

Until recently, I was loyal to one product whenever it came time to fake a bit of cheekbones, and that was, unsurprisingly, the Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium. It's definitely a great contour powder, and still a much loved item, but my arsenal was lacking something a bit more everyday friendly.

Back in my early college days I used to love MAC Harmony Blush more than I care to admit - I think that was made pretty obvious thanks to my overzealous application of the stuff. I didn't own a proper set of brushes, okay? Last year, I repurchased the shade just for old time's sake and sort of forgot about it after the next "hot" blush made its way into my possession. Well, by chance, I picked it up again and I couldn't be happier about it. Our relationship has been rekindled and I have found a solution to my contouring woes. No more questioning whether I should use contour and blush, or how much is too much - I have just been applying Harmony in similar contour fashion and skipping blush altogether. As you can see in the photos above, it lends a barely there type of shadow that's neither too grey nor too brown, and does both the blushing and contouring for you. As if that isn't enough, it also goes with everything, is impossible to overdo, and makes it easy to contour on a normal basis. Now we can all be pros. 


  1. It looks beautiful! Another friend of mine has been raving about this blush recently. I think I might need to pick it up if it's a multi-tasker! And don't you love it when you re-discover an old favorite?!

    1. It is! I'm so happy to get use out of things that were otherwise fated to the eventual unused product purge! You should try it - totally a multi-tasker :)


  2. such gorgeous flawless look. love it!


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