SAVING FACE – CHEEKBONES
Whether you’re swooning over Cillian Murphy or Angelina Jolie, we can all agree that cheekbones are a major element of facial attractiveness. The current beauty trend tells us that high, sculpted cheekbones are the most
Whether you’re swooning over Cillian Murphy or Angelina Jolie, we can all agree that cheekbones are a major element of facial attractiveness. The current beauty trend tells us that high, sculpted cheekbones are the most desirable. As always, there is differing opinions – celebrities like Emily Browning, Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton have fuller cheeks and still look beautiful. But if your cheeks are more chubby than chiselled and you want to create the illusion of hollowed cheekbones, there are several ways to do it.
Fillers are a hugely popular and non-surgical cosmetic procedure, and are used for things like plumping lips, filling wrinkles, and even creating fake cheekbones beneath the skin. Injectables like Juvederm make the chosen area appear fuller and lifted, making it the perfect option for enhancing cheekbones. Many plastic surgeons perform this type of cosmetic procedure, with numbers increasing as the trend for super-sculpted bone structure grows.
POWDER AND CREAM
Even though fillers are non-permenant and non-surgical, they still may be too drastic an option if you only want to have high cheekbones for a night out. If you’re happy with your bone structure and just want occasional enhancement of your natural appearance, plain old makeup is the best solution. Brushing matte bronzer at the hollows of your cheekbones and using a subtle highlighters is one way to fake those cheeks, but many cosmetic brands now make dedicated contour kits. One of the more popular sets is NYX’S Highlight and Contour Pro Palette – the range of colours means that it will work on various skin tones to create an effect that’s as dramatic or subtle as you like.
Some people believe that facial exercise can change the appearance of your cheekbones. This is by no means scientifically proved, but many people think that working out the muscles of your face – mostly by pulling ridiculously hilarious expressions! – can act in the same way as workouts for your body do, sculpting muscles and creating a new, defined appearance. It’s not proven to work – but cosmetic skin expert Dr Terry Loong results in just a month, and who doesn’t love making faces?