Perhaps it is that your face is very round and you feel that it has no nuances. Possibly you want to soften a rather rectangular face. You may want to fine-tune your features. Another possibility is that you are fascinated with the high cheekbones of a model.
For any of these things, you’ll need specific makeup to highlight your cheekbones.
Tall and marked cheekbones have been considered for centuries a feature of an attractive face. As not all of us possess such traits, these can very easily appear with makeup.
And we are not talking about the already very old-fashioned contouring, that makeup technique in which at the point of various shades of shadows and illuminations with very heavy makeup the features of the face are changed.
In this case we will use light makeup, so as to only highlight the best of you.
1 Necessary elements
To mark your cheekbones you will need only blush or blush and a good brush.
The blush or blush is a fundamental part of our makeup bag. It gives color to the face, illuminates, highlights, cheers and rejuvenates.
Depending on the tone of your skin, you will have to choose a more or less pink blush, more or less coral, more or less dark. Generally, the lighter your skin is, the lighter the blush should be and go to darker or brown tones if your skin is also darker.
Some people prefer blush cream and not powder. If your skin is very dry, the cream blush will work very well for you. If not, traditional powder ones are suitable.
The brush for blushing should be thick, preferably of natural hair and of good quality. Do not forget that you should wash it regularly with shampoo and let it dry well before using it again.
2 Shape of your face
The shape of your face is what decides how you will highlight your cheekbones. So look in the mirror, with your hair well collected to decide if your face is round, rectangular, oval or heart-shaped.
Usually, what is done is to suck the cheeks to know where the cheekbones are. Once you have them located, keep in mind that if your face is oval, you will have to illuminate the cheekbones themselves. If your face is round, you should put blush under the cheekbones and wear it to the birth of the ears. If your face is square, put it horizontally on the bottom of your knobs. If your face is heart-shaped, put it on the bottom of the cheekbone without bringing it toward your ears.
Remember to blur well, so that it is not an obvious stain of color, but gives the impression that the sun has blushed your cheekbones.
3 Age changes things
As time goes by, the rounded appearance of the face changes and the features become more and more acute. That means your cheekbones will stand out more than ever, if you have them and will be marked if you didn’t have them before.
If you are in your 20s or in your first 30s, you will be able to make up your cheekbones a little more and you will look great.
When you are approaching 40 and you exceed them, it is better that your blush is increasingly lighter and lighter in tones.
4 No excesses
Beware of marking the cheekbones so much that you look like a mask. The idea is that it is a totally natural and non-manufactured aspect.
Don’t use too dark colors if it’s a day outing. The sunlight will make the makeup very noticeable and the color even stronger.
The look of a model of the 70s with very marked cheekbones was fashionable at that time, now the aesthetics are much more natural.