Makeup Magic: Chiseled Cheekbones (Tutorial)

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Well defined cheekbones made by using contouring and shading methods.

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.

Ombré Lips and Eyebrows (Video)

We have heard of ombré hair, clothing, and nails, but ombré lips? Why didn’t any of us think of that? Well, apparently Yumemi S., a regular contributor at Beautylish, and I suspect, a talented makeup artist, judging from the exquisite contributions and tutorials she posts. These lips gave me all kinds of ideas for outfits, and as I think about it, I am heading over to Polyvore with her lips. I hope she doesn’t mind.

She isn’t the only one. Sam C., London-ish “Jackie of All Trades” has a video tutorial for ombré eyebrows. Yes, even I didn’t see that coming. Head on over to Beautylish and check out these trendsetting makeup divas before they blow our minds away.