No cheekbones? Here’s how to fake them

This is how you fake it ELES Cosmetics supermodel cheekbonesIf you love watching runway fashion shows and scanning through fashion magazines, you’ll notice that trends vary from season to season. And while seasonal looks change in a blink of an eye, classic makeup never ever goes out of style. If you envy those supermodel cheekbones and think you’re far from gifted, good news girl, you can fake them and still look natural. Here’s how:

Create a dewy base

Transform your skin’s texture from pale to a natural, healthy glow with your favourite liquid foundation/BB cream mixed with a little illuminating serum OR try our NEW luminous CC Cream. A clean canvas always makes a great artwork and this can easily be achieved using premium mineral makeup. Top with a finishing powder to seal.

We recommend: ELES Liquid Powder Foundation, ELES Age-Defying BB Cream 30, ELES Luminous CC Cream 20, ELES Liquid Illuminator, ELES Mineral Gemstone Finishing Powder


Always aim for a natural look. You might want to skip the overly chiseled cheeks like those of the runway stars as you don’t want to look fake while you’re out dealing with your usual stuff. Using a blush brush, lightly apply a mineral bronzer one shade darker to the hollows of the cheeks and you’ll see a slimmer shape of your face starting to form. Apply highlighter right on top of the apple of your cheeks and on your t-zone for a natural shine.

We recommend: ELES Mineral Bronzer


Let your cheeks stand out! Using the right shade, apply blush on the apple of your cheeks. The rich colour of the blush against the bronzer will create a beautiful contrast and will fulfil the contouring technique.

We recommend: our highly pigmented ELES Baked Blush

Selecting and applying the right colour of blush correctly could be an even harder task. Below is a quick guide on how to apply blush according to your face shape and if you want more tips on picking the right shade for your complexion, read our post: Blushing Beauty 101: How to select and apply the perfect blush


Do you have questions related to makeup? Let us know in the comments below.

Contouring For Dummies: How to Achieve Chiseled Cheeks

Contouring is a tricky technique that may take some time to master but, like most things that take a bit of time and patience, it is well worth learning. The right contouring can help you disguise flaws and emphasize your best features – think bringing out your cheek bones, shortening your nose, slimming your face and even ridding you of a double chin.

Sound good? Great. Let’s get started with a chiseled cheekbones tutorial…

1. To start, use a high-quality primer and foundation to even out your complexion and create a canvas for your contouring

2. Take a matte bronzer like our Pressed Powder Bronzer in BronzeBerry and begin building your cheek bones. Start by taking some bronzer on a brush like our Angled Blush Brush and tapping the excess off. Remember it is always easier to build on your look than have to remove makeup after it has been applied.
First find the hollows of your cheeks but sucking your cheeks in and looking for the area that sinks in below the bones. Apply bronzer here then sweep up towards the centre of your ear. Don’t angle too far or it will look unnatural. If the look is not defined enough, repeat these steps.

3. Take a highlighter with light-reflecting properties (this is important – contouring is all about working with light). Our Mineral Sheer Veil will do the trick. Apply right above the bronzer on top of the cheekbones to draw out the appearance of your upper bone while the bronzer helps pull the underneath section back – thus making the cheekbones more prominent.

4. Once you’re happy with your base, apply a soft blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend along the upper portion of the cheekbones. You’re aiming to blend the bronzer and highlighter together and create rosy cheeks.

CONTOUR TIP: Remember that any areas made darker will appear as though they’re receding, and anything made lighter appear as though it’s coming forward.