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Face Contouring 101: How to Get Chiseled-Looking Cheekbones

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Face Contouring 101: How to Get Chiseled-Looking Cheekbones Face Contouring 101: How to Get Chiseled-Looking Cheekbones Face Contouring 101: How to Get Chiseled-Looking Cheekbones

Not everyone is born with the ever-adored, razor-sharp cheekbones seen on the world’s most famous supermodels (hey, they’re famous supermodels for a reason). NBD, though. You can create the look of high cheekbones with makeup! All you need are a few makeup products and the right application techniques. Girl, we’ve got you covered!

Supermodel Cheekbones 101

All those contouring maps you’ve seen on your social media feeds may have you believing that this makeup technique is super-complicated. But it turns out that it’s actually quite simple when you really break it down.

What you’ll need:

L'Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Cushion Foundation

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Contour Blender

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit

L'Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Ice

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Blush

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Perfect your base. Before you actually start contouring, you should start your makeup routine by applying foundation. Since contouring tends to be associated with a more done-up look, we recommend using a buildable foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Cushion Foundation so that you can easily achieve your desired level of coverage.

Step 2: Contour. Grab a makeup blending sponge—such as the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Contour Blender—and dip it into one of the darker shades in the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit. When shaping your cheekbones, you’ll want to make a fish face in the mirror and trace the contouring cream along the natural hollows of your cheeks. Notice the definition that’s already starting to take place? It’s time to move on to the next step.

Step 3: Highlight. It’s no secret that cheeks look especially glamorous with a little bit of shimmer. And with just a few quick dabs of highlighter, you’ll be able to add a major glow-y factor to the highest points of your face. To get the look, squeeze a few drops of the L'Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Ice onto your blending sponge and gently dab the tops of your cheekbones leading slightly into your temples.

Pro tip: When selecting your highlighter and contour, just remember that you want your finished look to be believable, so steer clear of highlighters that are full of glitter glitter (unless you’re into that, of course!). Meanwhile, your contouring product should only be a couple of shades darker than your natural skin tone so that your shadows don’t appear too radically different after blending. Also, you should pair like formulas together. If you’re using a liquid foundation, then use liquid contouring products and liquid highlighter. The same goes for powder.

Step 4: Add some color to your cheeks. Adding just a smidge of blush to the apples of your cheeks can help elevate your contouring technique. For rosy allure, dab your shade of choice from the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Blush palette onto your cheeks (remember to smile while doing so!).  

Step 5: Seal your look. Now that you’ve created perfectly chiseled-looking cheekbones, you want to make sure it stays put all day long, don’t you? Spritz on a makeup setting spray, like the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray to help set your look.

Et voila! The cheekbones of your dreams. And, it really wasn’t all that hard, now was it?

The Busy Girl’s Guide Chiseled-Looking Cheekbones

No time in the morning to work your way through a full contouring routine? No problem. You can still create the appearance of supermodel-worthy chiseled cheekbones. After cleansing and moisturizing your complexion, just use the L'Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Ice to add some illumination and definition to your face. Apply it to the tops of your cheekbones and you’re good to go. Now go ahead and snap some selfies!