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Let’s face it—not everyone is born with impeccable bone structure. We can’t all be models blessed with a face that appears as if it was chiseled out of stone, much to our chagrin. If you’ve been waiting for high cheekbones to go out of style, unfortunately this is one beauty trend that’s here to stay. But don’t fret, that’s where cheek-sculpting makeup products come into play. In fact, there’s a little secret you might not know: When you’re admiring someone’s lovely, high cheekbones, there’s a solid chance they have face makeup to thank for their look. From makeup blenders to contour products, there are a slew of products to help you achieve the appearance of high cheekbones—and we’re sharing six of our best ones.
Try one of the following makeup products to help lift the look of your cheekbones.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Contour Palette: Contouring is often made to seem overly complicated, so we can’t help but love when a product keeps it simple for us. The does just that, making lifting the look of your cheekbones a cinch. The palette, which features just one highlighting shade and one contouring shade, comes with a brush to sweep both shades onto your cheekbones.
How to use it: Use the lighter shade to highlight and create extra dimensions. Then, accentuate contours with the darker shade. Blend and buff for a professionally defined look.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit: The color that’s perfect for creating shadows (a.k.a. contouring) on your friend’s face likely won’t be right for you, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to use different products. The concealer palette offers four creamy contour colors that can be blended together to create the perfect shade for your skin tone—or anyone else’s.
How to use it: Use the shades individually or blend and customize like a pro to sculpt your entire face.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Contour Blender: The products you choose to sculpt the appearance of your cheekbones are undeniably important, but so are the tools you use to apply them. If you’re opting for a cream contour product, reach for this tool. The makeup blender’s shape is perfect for chiseling your cheekbones and blending out harsh lines.
How to use it: Apply a small amount of contour product onto the blender. Draw lines around the cheekbones and use circular motions to blend contour lines.
L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Bronze It Bronzer: Bronzer, first and foremost, is meant to warm up your skin tone, as if you’ve just been touched by the sun. But with the proper placement it can help define your cheekbones, too! Besides providing an instant sun-kissed glow, the bronzer offers can be applied to your cheekbones to complement your contouring.
How to use it: Sweep the bronzer softly over skin, focusing on cheekbones for a healthy, golden glow. Apply underneath cheekbones for a more sculpted, radiant, illuminated look.
L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer: An illuminating skin tint may seem like a highlighter through and through, but pick the right shade and you can contour with one, too! When you use this highlighter in a shade that matches your skin tone, skin is left looking hydrated and luminous with an all-over glow, but apply it just to your cheekbones in a deeper shade and you’ll have yourself another way to contour your cheeks.
How to use it: Apply a shade darker than your skin tone to the contours of your cheeks.
L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette: Despite what the name might have you believe, the doesn’t come packed with only highlighters—each palette contains a bronzer, blush, and two highlighters. Isn’t that convenient? Instead of picking out a myriad of products to take your cheekbones to new heights, you can stick with this palette—wearing all the shades together—to create a lifted effect.
How to use it: Apply bronzer to forehead and contours of cheeks, apply blush to apples of cheeks, apply deeper highlighter to cheekbones, and apply lighter highlighter above cheekbones.
Want to keep learning how to utilize makeup to “change” your bone structure? Here’s How to Make Your Nose Look Smaller with Makeup.