Gold cheeks are here to stay, judging by their prevalence on both the Spring 2012 (Derek Lam) and Fall 2012 (Christian Dior) runways. To look trendy, not tawny, choose a reflective golden powder, such as Marcelle Face & Décolleté Luminous Pyramid (Limited Edition; part of the Riviera Maya collection), $17. To keep the look chic, not Cali girl, use a light hand and trade a candy-coloured lip for an au naturel, rosy hue.
1. Dust the pyramid with a fluffy blush brush, blowing off any excess.
2. Draw “3”s on each side of your face (an inverted “3” on the left): From the forehead to below the cheekbone, then toward the ear
and along the jawline.
4. Finish it off by giving the bridge of your nose
a dusting of powder.
5. Spotlight your curves as well by tracing
the powder along your limbs and dusting it over