I follow Benefit cosmetics on Instagram. They have some pretty cool marketing and their products always have the funnest names. Yesterday they posted a tip called "the jelly doughnut." You use illuminator around your cheekbones/apple of your cheeks and then put blush in the center of your "doughnut" and blend.
I tried it yesterday...Wow! I have never had my cheeks look so sculpted and gorgeous. These pics really don't do it justice.
Before (sorry it's so blurry)
Can you see the ring of shiny color on my cheek?
Ring and blush in the middle, preblend
The finished look! I think this is easier and maybe even better than highlighting and contouring.
I used my e.l.f. all over color stick as my highlight because it is somewhat frosty. I used my e.l.f. baked blush in rich rose to pack in the middle of my circle. Then I blended the edges of the circle and the middle with the blush.