by Mansi Kohli
High cheek bones with just five makeup products is now possible!
If you have always wanted to emulate the high cheekbone look of the celebs you saw at various fashion shows, photo shoots and in the movies, here’s your chance to make it happen. This is a beauty tip that wouldn’t only enhance your appearance but would also make you face look slimmer. You would transform into a gorgeous beauty within seconds, with shading and highlighting. Amazing cheekbones is what you want, and this is what we shall talk about in detail.
If you have dark circles or scars or blemishes under the eyes, you would look tired and drabby, and the cheekbones wouldn’t look sexy and defined too. This is why you should conceal the under eye portion so that you make the glam look come through. Dab a little concealer under the eye, after you have applied foundation and blend it into the skin with the help of a sponge. You may also use a pinch of translucent powder under the eyes to help mattify the area, so that more attention comes towards your cheekbones.
Zuri recommends: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer (Nude) – 1.5 ml
2. Darken the lower lash lines:
To make the attention on the cheekbones come through, most makeup artists focus on creating an higher eye illusion. This means, contouring the lower lash line more than stroking the upper lash line. For this, you would need to use a dark kajal pencil and tightline the lower lash line and place one stroke on the upper lash line. When tightlining the lower lash line, one needs to use three strokes of the kajal and with an angular brush smudge the pigment into the lash line to create a sultry effect- in turn it helps give more attention to the apples of the cheeks below the eyes!
Zuri recommends: The Body Shop Black Matte Kajal
3. Pick the right blush:
One of our favorites here would be to have the right blush, which helps the face stay lively and awake. When you apply your blush the right way, it can make magic happen. Start with moisturizing your skin, and using foundation. Use only a cream blush if your skin happens to be normal to dry, or else powder blushes work best. To get the natural flush, you should choose colors closest to your skin tone. For an oval face, focus on the apples of your cheek. For a round face, focus on the apples of the cheek but blend outwards. If you have a square shaped face, focus on the upper part of the cheek. Always use a blush brush for powder blushes or a sponge for cream blushes while blending is done towards the temples or away from the nose area.
Zuri recommends: Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos (Rose Blush)
To define the cheekbones further, we would look at ballerinas for inspiration. They always use bronzer and foundation to highlight and contour the cheeks, which makes the face defined. Shimmer bronzers are used to help with shadowing the zygomatic bone structure, while light highlights are used to enhance the apples of the cheeks. Get a good angled foundation brush to apply your highlighter and contouring powder, and always alternate the strokes. Highlight the top of the cheeks and contour the lower, followed by another highlight below the contoured area and then contour again! Major tip here- always move the highlighter and the contour from the apples of your cheeks towards the temple zone, and blend upwards for the high cheek effect to come through.
Zuri recommends: Revlon Highlighting Palette (Bronze Glow – 030)
5. Temple shading:
Don’t ignore the temples when defining your cheekbones. What you need to do is to use an angled brush with a neutral blush color or hue, or you may use a light bronzer for the same as well, and apply it on the temple zone. Start from the edge of your eyebrows, and move towards the temple zone in soft strokes. Do this twice or thrice, and then with the help of a sponge, dab along to blend the shadow into the temple zone.
Zuri recommends: MAC Contour and Sculpt Yourself Palette
We told you it was the magic of five, didn’t we? Go ahead and try this now!
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