Having high, smooth, defined cheekbones makes your face look distinctive and elegant. However, if you are like most people, your cheeks are rounded and your cheekbones may be nearly invisible. Use cosmetics to define your cheekbones and give your face a different look. These makeup tricks can give the illusion of weight loss by creating angles and changing the proportions of your face.

Things You'll Need

Apply your foundation. Smooth it onto your cheeks in a circular pattern. As you do, note where your cheekbones are under your fingers.

Smooth on white eye shadow beneath your eyes. Cover the area that would have circles, if you had any. If you do not have circles, still perform this step because it lays the groundwork for definition of your face. Smooth the eye shadow outward from the inner corner of your eye, following the line of your eye. It should be a faint, bright shimmer when you are done.

Bronze the area under your cheekbones. The bronzer should be one to two shades darker than your foundation. Suck in your cheeks and apply the bronzer in the hollows of your cheeks. When you relax your face, your cheekbones will be highlighted and defined.


  • If you apply blush, use the same motions as you used with the bronzer but apply it slightly lower than the top edge of the area you bronzed.