To create the illusion of prominent cheekbones (which sculpts your face and creates a slimming effect), swirl mauve blush, powder or bronzer onto the apples of cheeks, then pat a light pink lip balm high up on the cheekbones to catch light.
One trick that is handy is to use a slightly darker foundation under the cheek bones. Make sure to blend well! If done properly, it looks more natural than a bronzer or powder blush. Next put a dab of highlighter like Benefit Moon Beam or similar, along the top of the cheekbone, again blend well, and finally to soften the look, a little bit of blusher, (pink or peach depending on your skin color) on the “apple ” of your cheeks. Cream or mousse is best as this will blend better with the other 2 products.
Here’s a few products to help you create high, chiseled cheekbones:
CoverGirl TruBlend Liquid Makeup Foundation is the perfect foundation for anytime, but also great to create high cheekbones. Just buy a few shades darker than your normal skin color and blend it into the hollow of your cheeks to create the illusion of high cheekbones like Angelina Jolie’s!
What: Jane Iredale Dream Tint
If you don’t usually use foundation, this is the perfect solution for you. This tinted moisturizer is a useful tool for high cheekbone seekers. Choose a shade darker than your normal shade, and blend this color into the hollow of your cheeks to achieve the illusion of pronounced cheekbones. Be sure to look at a picture of someone with high cheekbones for an idea of where to blend the makeup. Practice a few times at home to get it just right before you debut your new look!
What: Benefit 10
Use BeneFit 10 to create a super sexy look. It’s a highlighter and bronzer and is fantastic for giving you gorgeous cheekbones, you sweep it over your cheeks and it gives you amazing cheekbones! I swear by it!!
For camouflaging dark circles & fines lines, powderflage is fast, easy, light & breezy! Virtually weightless, this silky, light pink powder magically camouflages & diffuses. The “flager” brush conceals in 2 quick strokes. Tips and tricks: With “flager” brush, sweep powderflage over dark circles or lines you want to diffuse. Use alone or over makeup.
Discounts: Get a FREE betty brushes up on beauty bag with any brush purchase. Enter promo code BETTYBAG at checkout. Offer valid August 26 thru Sept. 2, 2008. Not valid with any other offers. Excludes sale items.
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