There’s something so chic about lip-to-cheek multisticks — they’re beautiful, creamy and easy to pack along. But do you actually know how to use them well? We love the appeal of multi-purpose makeup like lip-to-cheek stain, but truth be told we’ve never been absolutely certain about how to use them.

Green celebrity makeup artist, Katey Denno, is the queen of using washes of color on the face the right way. (Here’s proof.) Katey recommends having two to four lip-to-cheek colors in your beauty stash and, in the video above, she’s showing us how to use them for a variety of looks.

Vapour Beauty’s Aura Multi-Use Sticks are truly addictive. Once you get the hang of how to build the color and where to place it, these sticks can be used on lips, cheeks and even the eyes as a sheer wash of color or built up to provide an intense pop of pigment. We love that their emollient formula is all-natural, wonderfully hydrating, and happens to look so pretty on a wide array of skin tones.

For a perfect pout, Katey suggests starting with a layer of lip moisturizer. Kiss the back of your hand before applying a flawless, smooth layer of color.

For the face, simply dab some color to the apples of your cheeks — as Katey shows in the video above, there’s no exact way to apply cheek color, but each face seems to have it’s own sweet spot. Just make sure the color doesn’t blend into your nose, instead keep the color one to two fingers away from the nose.

Look for your favorite color he\e and find a few of Katey’s below…

vapour Lip-To-Cheek scandalVapour Aura Multi-Use Stain in Scandal | This pretty stick is a neutral berry color. According to Katey, this is as close to a universally flattering color as it gets. CHECK OUT

vapour Lip-To-Cheek lureVapour Aura Multi-Use Stain in Lure | This plummy berry color is deep without being dramatic. Katey loves this for pretty much any skin tone — from super deep complexions through caramel all the way to the super fair with freckles. CHECK OUT

vapour Lip-To-Cheek enchantVapour Aura Multi-Use Stain in Enchant | We love this warm red with rich brown undertones. This shade looks elegantly edgy paired with a simple white tee and a perfectly fitted pair of dark denim jeans. CHECK OUT

Vapour Aura Multi-Use Stain in SPark | This gorgeous blend of pink and peach adds just the right amount of better-than-natural flush.  CHECK OUT

Want to try them all? Vapour releases travel sized versions of their best Aura Stick colors March 1st – stay tuned! 

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  1. Thanks for this post! Btw, I love all of the Katey Denno posts because her makeup tips and how-tos work like magic! The results are always so pretty and I love that she uses green beauty products! Her favorite product suggestions and shades also tend to be spot on for me! Thanks again and please keep them coming!

    Blythe | 02.08.2019 | Reply

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