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Creating Cheekbone Contours:
Using Makeup to Highlight & Accentuate Your Cheeks


Some people were born with beautifully high cheekbones and great facial bone structure and then there are the rest of us who can only hope to create a natural and convincing illusion of having high cheekbone structure. While genetics is something we canít change, there are ways we can accentuate what we have and create definition. Instead of opting for potentially dangerous surgical procedures, simply use makeup to help create the cheek bones youíve always wanted.

How To Highlight Cheek Bones

The zygomatic, otherwise known as the cheek bone is one of the major bones of the face that gives a person a defined face structure and shape. If you already have great cheekbones and you simply want to learn how to highlight them, you can get a dazzling look by using cosmetics from great brands like Lancome or products like the Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator. After applying your foundation, you simply dot a little of the illuminator onto your upper cheekbone area and pat it in, until it’s well blended.

For those ladies who need more than a little highlight power, use these tips to help you define and contour your cheekbones with makeup!

How to Create More Prominent Cheek Bones

If you crave sharp or full cheek bones, but weren’t blessed with them from birth, don’t fret! You can have the look you want if you learn a technique or two.

  • Step 1 - Start by applying your foundation and finishing powder, to even out your skin tone and cover any blemishes or unsightly marks.

  • Step 2 - Next, grab your bronzer. The best bronzer for you is going to be one that is just slightly darker than your skin color. If you don’t like bronzers, you can try blush in a light or shimmery nude shade instead.

  • Step 3 - Using the bronzer or blush, start low and sweep the color up toward your temples, just below your cheek bones. It’s best to use a big round makeup brush for this task. When you’re applying the color, be sure you think about following the naturally invisible line from your mouth’s corner to the top of your ear.

Extra Finishing Touches to Bring Out Cheekbones

  • Highlighting - After you’ve gotten the look you’re going for, finish by using a powdery highlighter to accentuate your cheek bones even more. Choose a shimmery nude color for this task and only add a little on the most prominent area of your cheekbones and right outside the corner of your eye.

  • Blending - To finish the look completely, blend the highlighter in with your makeup, to make it look more natural. Remember, you do want your cheekbones to look prominent and to stand out but you certainly don’t want to look like you have streaks on your face. It may take a while to figure out how much blending is best and how to properly blend so you can still see the color definition but not the lines, but keep working at it and you’ll figure it out. The best place to do this is near a window that offers you natural sunlight. This will allow you to see what the world will see when you walk out the front door!

With today’s modern makeup offering women more choices than ever before in beauty practices there’s no reason to be upset about your lack of cheek bone definition. Instead, you can simply create your own with the use of a few simple beauty techniques and products!



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