How to Accentuate Your Cheekbones

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Blush can help accentuate cheekbones.

While many women crave prominent cheek bones, not all women are lucky enough to be born with that type of bone structure. That is where makeup comes into play to give your face a hint of color at the jawline and accentuate your cheekbones in a way that looks both attractive and natural.

Things You'll Need

  • Foundation
  • Contouring Powder
  • Bronzer
  • Blush
  • Blush Brush
  • Rouge
  • Makeup Sponge
  • Highlighting Cream
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      Apply foundation to your face evenly, making sure the foundation base is a close match to your natural skin tone. Add contouring powder to the foundation layer around your temple and the hollows of your cheek. If you do not have contouring powder, a bronzer can also be used.

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      Apply color to your cheeks in the form of blush or rouge. Blush is a powder that is best applied when using a large blush brush, while rouge is a cream color that goes on via a makeup sponge. If one is not available, you can use your fingers to apply rouge as well. Color sticks are also an option. They are similar to lipstick, but are wider.

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      Finish the look with a highlighter. Color choices include peach, pink, gold or copper. Apply only a small amount of highlighter above your cheekbones. For added cheekbone prominence, dab a few drops of highlighter just below the eyes and blend it in to your skin with either your fingers or a makeup brush.

Tips & Warnings

  • Opt for blush rather than rouge if you have oily skin. It helps reduce the shine left by the oil. If you have normal skin, liquid cheek colors are fine, as well as blush that can be used on any type of complexion.

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