Contour your cheekbones in minutes

Enhance your best features with subtle sculpting and contouring tips

marie claire Contributor / January 19 2017

The makeup trend made famous by Kim Kardashian has gone mainstream. Carve out supermodel cheekbones in seconds with a few swipes of bronzer and highlighter. Note: its not as hard as you thought. Here are three ways to do it...


If you have one minute

“Sweep a contouring colour in an E or 3 shape, from the hairline at the temple, through to under the cheekbone, then under the jawline. If you think you’ve blended enough, keep going – the more you blend, the more natural it will look.”


If you have two minutes

“Do the above, then blend contour colour under the cheekbones in a tiny figure 8, aligning from the top of the ear to the corner of the mouth. Next, highlight the top of the cheekbones, cupid’s bow, inner corners of the eyes and the edge of the jawline.”


If you have three minutes

“Additionally, apply highlighter in a triangle from under the eyes, down the length of the nose and up to the cheekbones, and then highlight the bridge of the nose.”

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