Band of Outsiders Spring 2012

OK. Let’s take a break from all of this fall talk for a second.

Instead, let’s talk about the makeup at the Band of Outsiders ready to wear Spring 2012 show.

I’m loving those flushed cheeks! So cute and fresh! It’s like the models went for a brisk walk on a nice crisp day (OK, I guess we can talk about fall).

Band of Outsiders Spring 2012

Band of Outsiders Spring of 2012

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Love, love, love!

I was so in love that I attempted to do this look on my own cheeks (ignore the wet hair, weird angle and serious need for a brow grooming session… I’m a mom not a model!).I could use a little more blending, but I think this look is really doable for real world girls. It can make a tired girl (and with only a couple of hours of sleep under my belt, that would be me!) look a little more awake.

rosy cheeks how toNow you would think that putting on a little blush wouldn’t require a how-to. But if you’re like me and you don’t wear much makeup, a little insight (even if it’s in the form of I don’t want to look like that!) might save you some time.

So how did I do it? Well any makeup tip I’ve ever read concerning blush has said to smile and apply it to the apples of your cheeks in an upward motion.

After evening out my skin tone with a little liquid makeup (Covergirl TRUblend in soft honey, if you’re curious) to cover some of my lovely rosacea, I smiled wide and rubbed on some Covergirl and Olay Simply Ageless sculpting blush in rich cinnamon (it was on sale so I had to give it a try!). I then put the teensiest bit of Covergirl Cheekers Blush in rose silk on top (I know I’m starting to sound like a walking Covergirl advertisement but I swear I’m getting no compensation for this post. I just like me some Covergirl!).

What do you think? Are you into pink cheeks or are you not feeling it so much? There were girls with a variety of skin tones rocking this look on the runway and they all looked so fresh! Would you wear it?

In case you’re interested in the rest of my makeup:
Eyeliner: NYC Kohl brow/eyeliner in charcoal
Eyeshadow: I used my finger to apply Covergirl Cheekers Bronzer in Golden Tan
Mascara: Covergirl LashBlast Volume Blasting Mascara in black
Lips: Vaseline

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.