Do you aspire to have cut-glass cheekbones? Just the name says it all; chiseled cheeks so high and sharp they will cut you. I don’t see a lot of blush tutorials, so when I saw this one by make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury on NET-A-PORTER, I had to share. The trick revolves around shading and contouring methods to give the illusion of higher cheekbones and added definition. Kevin Aucoin made this look relatively easy in his “Making Faces“ and “The Art of Makeup” beauty bibles. I would go out and buy one of his books and marvel at the transformations he created with all of his tools and products, then go forth with confidence that I could eventually have the same result with a little practice. Good times…
To be fair, the video vixen already has well-defined, high cheekbones so I would have loved to have seen this tutorial on a model that didn’t already look like she was sucking her cheeks in. I have high, well-defined cheekbones as well so I am of no help.
What do you think? Are you impressed with this makeup trick? If you are or if you have tried this and achieved the look you want, share the results.
- 1-Minute Makeover: Instant Cheekbones (makeup.com)
- Get The DSquared2 Beauty Look: 90s Supermodel Meets Biker-Chic (fashiontv.com)
- Beauty 101: Contour and Highlight (profintern.wordpress.com)