For those who aren’t ready to go under the knife, there’s still hope for getting sculpted cheeks. Defined cheeks are a hot trend and easy to “fake” with the latest sculpting powders.
Depending on your skin tone, the best colors to work with are rose, peach or bronze which all offer a naturalness when used correctly. Just remember that less is more, if you don’t want contouring to look obvious.
Givenchy Prisme Foundation is a palette of powder that lets you customize your complexion. Sweep all colors evenly over your face. Then, use the lightest shade to highlight the top of your cheekbones and the darkest shade to contour the hollow of your cheeks. The foundation is made of a finely milled powder that blends easily and evenly. It also absorbs oil so your skin stays shine-free.
Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Sculpting Powder Makeup is a powder foundation that uses the harmony of three shades to refine, sculpt, and highlight your features. The shades let you sculpt your cheeks and face contours while highlighting the areas that you want to enhance.
Make Up Forever Sculpting Kit features complementary shades of micronized powder in dark and light to contour, sculpt, and correct facial structure. Use the round end of the sculpting brush to apply the lighter color to the apple of the cheeks and the bevel-edge end of the brush to apply the darker color in the contours. Blend the two colors together, and you’ll look as though you just stepped out of the doctor’s office.
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