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How To: Create Fabulous Cheek Contours

If only we could all be born with naturally high and defined cheek bones. Most of us, however, need a little help to get the perfect contour and shape. Here's how to create that model-esque look in three easy steps.

  • First, apply a foundation that's one or two shades darker than your skin tone to the area of your cheeks that hollows out when you pucker up. Blend well, so that there's no line. I recommend MAC Cosmetics Hooked Bronzing Powder which you can buy here for $19.50.
  • Next, use a peachy apricot or a brown-based blush on the apples of your cheeks and be sure to blend well. I really like Nars Blush in Gina for medium skin tones or Orgasm for fairer skin. You can buy them here for $25.
  • Lastly, shine and define. Use a light golden or shimmery yellowish powder on the area right above your cheekbones. One swipe with the brush should be enough for a glowing accent. I recommend Diane Von Furstenberg Eclipse Highlighting Powder in Sunshine. Buy it here for $30.

To get all these contouring tools in one package,


If you don't want to buy all the blush and powder separately, Scott Barnes Cheek Palette in Sundance has all of the essential ingredients for creating the perfect contoured cheeks. Each palette has three different pressed powder blushes in matte, demi-pearl, and pearl colors, which you can either blend your blush over together or use individually. Buy it here for $45.

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GypsysJewels GypsysJewels 10 years
I love blush and definitely need more, I heard good things about Nars I think that's what I'm gonna go for.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Ha ha ha, nothing about blushing your boobies?
AshleyBrook AshleyBrook 10 years
Great tips!
kidcrazy2 kidcrazy2 10 years
Oooooo, e-bay...good plan. Thanks Jenna.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
Absolutely. It is so worth it. Plus, check out ebay.....i got the 2 together for a little cheaper.
kidcrazy2 kidcrazy2 10 years
So, definately worth the money then Jen? I'm such an amazing poet. I should publish these gems. I'm sure they'd be bestsellers.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
Nars Orgasm is the most beautiful color. I had the gloss and the lipgloss and it looked so pretty.
geenuh geenuh 10 years
Nars orgasm is the best blush I've ever tried (and I've tried a lot!) it blends perfectly and the color is awesome! I was hesitant about spending $25 on blush too but it has lasted me forever, very worth it. you have to try it to understand =)
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Sweet tips
kidcrazy2 kidcrazy2 10 years
I wanted to know the same thing, lamb. I cringe when I think of paying $25 for a blush (more in Canada, I'm sure) but the Nars orgasm one looks like it'll be worth the money.
lamb_xo lamb_xo 10 years
has anyone tried the Nars orgasm blush? i keep hearing good things about it.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 10 years
Just what I need, Fab. Thanks!
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