Cheeks are the easiest and obvious way to add dimension to your face. There are various methods that include: injecting some colour or warmth with blush, accentuate your cheekbones with highlighter or sculpt your face with a contour. Or, for the bold..do all three at once! Just make sure you don’t overload each stage as you may come off a bit “drag”.
Chanel’s Spring 2017 Coco Code collection has some gorgeous shade extensions, but what really caught our eye was the Blush Harmony quad. The iconic brand has previously done single blushers and eyeshadow quads, but this cheek quad is a new addition to the gang. The quad comes with a brush, which is of a decent size and very handy for travelling, and the compact is small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, which means you can take it with you in the smallest of clutches on that much-needed night out.
The best part about the quad? You can individually create so many colours which serve different purposes. Aside from using all four individually (there are two highlight shades, a contour shade and a blush shade), you can mix and match them too. Here are five other ways you can customise your own cheek colour with this blush quad:
- For a peachy glow: The easiest and most subtle combination gives you a faint shimmery peach flush. All you have to do is swirl your brush across all four quadrants, and dust it across your cheek bones.
- For a natural flush: The bright watermelon shade in the palette is gorgeous, but if you find it a little too strong and want to tone it down, mix it with the contour shade for a more natural blush colour. You can adjust the brightness by taking more or less of the contour shade on your brush.
- For a quick bronze: On fair or light skin tones, mixing the contour shade with any of the highlighter quadrons makes for a great bronzer. You can even choose which undertone you prefer based on the highlight you choose (gold for a warmer tone, peach for a cooler one).
- For a deeper highlight: If you’ve got gorgeous deep skin, tone down the highlighters with some of the contour shade. It’s subtle, but will keep the highlighters from looking too light on your cheeks.
- For a shimmery blush: Similar to turning the contour powder into a bronzer, you can do the same with the blush shade. The lighter highlight has a bigger impact on the blush and will lighten it more than the gold highlight, which will mainly add shimmer instead of adjusting the colour of the blush.
If you’ve got fair-to-light skin tones, this blush harmony will cover all your bases, giving you everything from highlight to blush and bronzer. But if you’ve got medium-to-deep skin tones, it’s still a really gorgeous customisable blush and highlighter in one little handy compact.