Tips to make your cheekbones pop

Last Updated 25 May 2018, 16:54 IST

The secret to well-defined high cheekbones is the knowledge of how to apply the right tone of cheek blush in strategic locations. Let’s look at some tips and tricks to getting natural-looking flushed cheeks, which appear angular and defined.

Pick out the right blush

It can be difficult to pick out the shade of colour that suits your skin tone the best. Hence, it is a great idea to buy colour pallets, such that you can mix and match to suit your outfit and the occasion. Experiment with colours, to check what flatters you the most. You could also opt for darker shades like bronze to create an illusion of sculpted cheekbones. For special occasions, add a glimmer of gold. For light, naturally flushed appearance, you could use pinks and peaches. For a heavy, intense look, try bronzes and shimmery golds.

Contour cheeks with a highlighter

Apply drops of highlighting cream onto your cheeks and blend them well with the make-up. You can get the right effect, by picking a bronzer two shades darker than your skin tone. When done the right way, contouring can give your cheeks some angularity. In this step, the key is to apply highlighter in the exact positions where the light hits your face naturally. Highlighting accentuates the shape of your face and makes it look sharp. In subtle strokes, apply the highlighter in parallel lines to the cheek hollow, for the best effect.

Apply the blush

Gently swirl the blush brush onto the chosen colour, hold it at a slight angle to your cheekbones, and tap it onto your cheeks, until you get the desired shade. It is better to use different brushes for bronzer and blush, for the colours to look perfect, or you could also clean the brush thoroughly by tapping off the excess powder, once you are done using it.

Two key steps before applying cheek make-up

  • Step 1: Apply a coat of concealer and foundation on the entire face for contouring, with a shade that blends perfectly well with your skin tone. This makes your face look fresh and lively, all through the day.
  • Step 2: Thereafter, make it a point to strobe and blend in well with the neckline of the dress you are wearing, such that the colour transition looks neat and presentable.

If you are not born with razor-sharp cheekbones, use cosmetics to your advantage.

  • Simply dab some foundation cream, preferably lighter than your skin, on the centre of your forehead and chin, bridge of the nose, and on cheekbones.
  • To create definition, we recommend that you apply a foundation shade two shades darker, below the jawline and the cheekbones.
  • Blend the foundation well using a blender, to create a subtle finish.
  • Finish your look by applying powder blush and some liquid highlighter.

(The author is a beauty expert with UrbanClap.com)

(Published 25 May 2018, 06:28 IST)

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