Part 3: Celestial Williams’ Tips for Charming Cheeks, Plus Brows!


Hello All! This is Celestial Williams, Styling Director for Phoenix Fashion Week. This is part 3 of my 6 part series. I am a blush girl. I LOVE BLUSH! There…I said it. If I could only have one piece of makeup with me…it would be my favorite blush. There are 101 different ways to do your blush, and I’m sure you’ve heard them all. It gets way too confusing. I’ve made it simple and easy to get the most out of your cheeky cheeks!

You’ll also get a bonus in this article! I’ve included Brows. So read up!

Photography by Matt Conrads ::: Makeup by Celestial Williams

Charming Cheeks

Blush is a must for looking radiant and alive. When one blushes, it’s a sign of love, activity, happiness, passion and good health. My favorite colors help to create a natural looking blush, not forced. Here are a few tips on creating the perfect blush:

  1. Powder blush is easy to use and stays put well. Application can be confusing because there are so many ways to apply blush. The way that looks most natural is applying where one naturally blushes: on the apples of the cheeks. Using a powder brush instead of a blush brush will give you a more even application.
  2. Sweep a tad of the blush onto the temples and forehead to give a sun-kissed look.
  3. Cream blush is perfect for a natural look. It looks great on those with really smooth skin. The warmth of your fingertips will help to blend it out. You can also use a sponge to avoid stripes. Follow with a translucent powder to set the cream to last all day.
  4. I love bronzers. Applying is simple. Just picture a W on the face and follow it. Apply on the temples, cheeks, chin, nose and forehead. Make sure to apply a brighter blush on the apples of the cheeks to avoid a muddy look.

Beautiful Brows

The brows are usually the most neglected part of the face. There’s nothing that can frame the face more beautifully than the brows. The era of thin brows are outyes out! Naturally groomed brows are in. So all you over-zealous tweezers out there, stop!

  1. Brows should be natural. Start off by putting a pen vertically from the inner corner of the eye to the outer end of the lip. Where the pen hits the brow is where the brow should start. Anything to the other side of the pen should be tweezed.
  2. Then take your pen and put it vertically from the outside corner of your eye to the outer end of your lip. That is where your brow should end.
  3. After you’ve tweezed all of the hairs that don’t belong, brush all the hairs upward. If there are any hairs that don’t naturally fall back down, trim them. I prefer to use sharp mustache scissors so I don’t trim too much.
  4. Use a pencil or powder to fill in any sparse areas. Make sure to use a color that’s just a shade lighter than your hair color. Then follow with brow gel to keep them looking groomed. You can also use a little hair gel or hairspray on your fingertips, to push them upward. It will give you a wider-eyed, put together look.
  5. If you don’t know were to start, then DON’T! Go to a professional and have them waxed the first time. After the hair starts to grow back, you’ll know where to tweeze.

Celestial Williams

Styling Director- Phoenix Fashion Week

Celestial has been a professional makeup artist since 1996. She has worked with everyone from celebrities to brides to runway models. Her passion is helping everyday women feel empowered by looking their best.

Visit us often on the Style page! Where you’ll always find great tips, techniques and all the current trends for hair and makeup!

Meet and greet Celestial at PHXFW’s FREE seminar.

  1. ideal post bravoo

    • toni
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Luv the beauty tips! thank you so much.

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