How to Get the "Shiny Cheek" Look

By LaurenKrotosky

If you want to create a gorgeous glow for daytime, swipe on a shimmering and shiny cheek. This barely there, yet dewy makeup look is a departure from the matte texture that most basic face powders leave behind. By practicing this makeup application technique a few times in the mirror you will have a flawless and effortlessly elegant hint of blush that looks natural but trendy at the same time.

Beautiful woman applying blusher
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You can achieve the shiny cheek look with a simple makeup application.

Step 1

Rub a moisturizer onto the apple of your cheeks. If your skin is dry, it will look matte and will be difficult to turn glossy.

Step 2

Apply foundation to your face to get a clear, even complexion. Don't top with a face powder, as this will soak up some of the moisture from your skin and make it look less shiny.

Step 3

Rub cream blush onto the apples of your cheeks in a shade you like, such as rosy pink or peach. Powder blush shouldn't be used for the shiny cheek look. You can find cream blush at most department store cosmetics counters or drugstores.

Step 4

Apply a liquid highlighter over the cream blush. Highlighter is a shimmery type of makeup that reflects light and makes skin look glossy, and it can be found at any cosmetics store or drugstore.

Step 5

Rub a dot of clear lip gloss over your cheeks to add extra shine and help the makeup stay in place.