That oh-so-chiseled bone structure you always see in magazines typically doesn't come naturally — it's often just expertly applied makeup. But it's not as hard as you think to do yourself. To get those coveted cheekbones, follow these simple tips and tricks from Laramie, makeup artist and founder of . With just a few products, she shows us how easy it is to add definition to the face.
Use your favorite primer, foundation, and under eye concealer to cover up any unevenness and give your complexion a smooth look.
Using a short rectangular synthetic brush, apply a grey-brown cream starting next to the hairline, then moving into the hollow of the cheek. Not sure where that is? Laramie's foolproof method: Make a fish-kiss face and look for the area that's most hollowed out as your guide. Just be careful not to come too close to the mouth.
Look in the mirror, smile, and then swipe a cream stick blush onto the apple of your cheek in two short swipes. Using a foundation brush, brush the blush upwards with medium-size strokes towards the temple and down towards the earlobe. "You just don't want to blend towards the nose," warns Laramie. "That makes the face look rounder." Next, add a delicate touch of blush above your brows and in the center of your chin.
If you're searching for the perfect blush to pair with your skin tone, consult our easy guide.
Balance the dark contour under your cheekbone by emphasizing the top using a pearly highlighter, sweeping it across.
See the difference? With just three steps and three products, we've created a pretty amazing transformation.
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