Contouring, it isn’t for everyone. Some people think it looks harsh, some people don’t leave home without it (personally I fall into the latter category) but love it or hate it, it’s effective.
By now most of you know that adding contour under the cheekbone can make them look bigger, higher and more defined, but today I’m going to show you a quick tip on how to get even bigger cheekbones by adding just a little more contour in another spot.
First apply your contour under your cheekbone and then for that extra added kick of cheekbone power add another smaller parallel line of contour in the temple area. I illustrated it above with some pretty harsh lines of contour, but I swear once it’s blended out it no longer looks like you’re wearing some sort of stage makeup.
By recessing the area above the bone as well as below you are creating the illusion that it sticks out even further than just contouring underneath it alone. It also makes the contour of your cheek look more cohesive and natural because it is implying that thats how shadows are naturally falling on your face. As opposed to just contouring the cheek alone which doesn’t match up with anywhere else, if that makes sense.
I wanted to show you guys that once it’s blended it doesn’t look crazy even in bright light so I took a car selfie. They all came out really dumb looking though. 359 Photos later this was the best I got. . .
Is that a really dumb face? Yup! But my my cheekbones look pretty good if I do say so myself.
As with most makeup techniques the key is to blend blend blend and blend some more. And if you still aren’t sure blend it again. You can always go back in and add more definition if you accidentally blend away too much. Just be sure not to blend it out too far because then it will get a little muddy looking.
So if your mission in like is bigger cheekbones, give this quick little tip a try. Hopefully your selfies come out better than mine though. . . I was just off my game this time around LOL