Beauty

The Illusion of Higher Cheekbones

It’s no secret that ultra-high and sharp cheek bones are trending in the beauty world. Those who were born with the bone structure are what we like to call naturally gifted. As for the rest of us, we just have to work a tad bit harder to create the illusion of higher cheekbones. Luckily, we’ve chatted with a few pros who gave us the low-down on how to be a boss with your bronzer and flaunt the appearance if higher looking cheekbones in just minutes. Check it out!

First thing first, you’ll want to start with a freshly cleaned, toned and moisturized face. Once you’ve allowed the moisturizer to absorb, apply an even layer of high quality, long lasting primer, if you have time, let it be for a few moments so that it can set.

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Now, using the pads of your middle and ring finger, you’ll want to dab a crème or liquid foundation down the center of your forehead, brim of your nose, and on your cheek bones. The key is to use a foundation that is just a shade lighter than your natural skin tone. Next, you’ll need a base foundation that’s about two shades darker than your natural skin tone. This time, you’ll use your fingers to apply the product just below the cheekbones, along the sides of the nose, along the jawline, and at the temples. Now – as silly as this may seem – go wash your hands with warm water for a few minutes. Once your hands are warm to the touch, pat them dry, then use your fingers to blend the foundation together. Having warm hands is essential for the seamless blending of the product. Once all is blended, set the foundation with a lightweight setting powder. Apply a matte blush to the apples of your cheeks. Then, just above your cheekbones, apply a bright highlighter. Finally, set with a setting spray and you’re good to go.

Of course, some people prefer to contour with powder based cosmetics rather than liquid shades. Don’t worry, we’ve got it all figure out for those of you as well. Just as with the first set of instructions, you should begin with a freshly cleaned, toned and moisturized face. Go ahead and allow the moisturizer to absorb before applying an even layer of primer

Once you’ve given the primer just a few moments to set, you’ll want to apply any amount of coverage that you want. This means applying canceler to any imperfections that you might be bothered by, applying your foundation, and setting the coverage with a setting powder. Now you can take your bronzer, and apply it – using a bronzer brush – with light strokes under your cheekbones, on the bridge of your nose, and on your temples. Next, apply highlighter at the highest points of your cheekbones and under your brows. Then, dust a light layer of blush on the apples of your cheeks. Finally, use an all-over face brush to blend everything together for a seamless finish and spritz with a setting spray!

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