Most of us can swipe on lipstick. Slightly fewer of us can line our lips and our eyes. Only a small percentage has perfected the complexity of contouring. Count me among the women who have crossed contouring off their beauty to-do lists. As defined by beauty retailer Sephora, contouring is the art of using shadow and highlight to sculpt, refine and slim your face. My art experience is limited to stick figures. Actual artists have shading and highlighting skills. They happen to be called makeup artists.
Assuming your application chops are not exactly Kardashian-worthy, using blush to contour cheekbones is a surefire way to look older than you actually are. The reason for this, as the Beauty Department points out, is that adding color directly to your cheekbones accentuates your angles. For helpful hints on how you should apply your blush, check out the full feature.