5 tips for striking cheekbones


Makeup application has changed significantly over the past couple of years, with techniques becoming more advanced and specialised. The introduction of contouring started first with the face, then the lips, and now even the neck and bust.

What once seemed to be a fine art only the ‘best of the best’ could do, has changed into something attainable for all… You just need the right tools for it. So today I’m going to show you EXACTLY how to get high, striking cheekbones.

Bold cheekbones add the appearance of a slimmer face, along with drawing to the eyes. But bone structure is something you’re either blessed with or not, until today… With the introduction of Clinique’s Hello Cheekbones collection. With Clinique, you’re only three products away from Angelina Jolie worthy bone structure.

Sculptor: This cheeky chubby stick comes in one colour, Curvy Contour but even the fairest skin can pull it off (trust me). Glide over bare skin or foundation and blend in the hollow of the cheeks.

Highlighter: Again in a handy no-sharpen chubby stick, this highlighter is perfect over the top of cheekbones. The colour is a subtle cream with shimmer throughout for reflecting light.

Contouring palette: Available in 6 colours, Clinique’s Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palette is the perfect sweep of flushed colour.

So what tips do I have for contouring like a queen?

– Less is more: Start with only a little, and work your way up (especially important if you’re a pale wee thing)
– To find the hollows of your cheeks, super pout those lips and pucker up.
– Contour from just above the outer corner of your lips, up to the top of your ear and into the hairline.
– Highlight using your fingers, dabbing on the very top of the cheekbones and up to the sides of the eye.
– Choose your weapon of blush, and apply depending on your face shape. Square faces should apply right on the apples in a circular shape, diamond and oval faces should sweep the top of the cheekbones, long faces should go horizontal, and heart or round shapes should apply under the cheekbones.

The Clinique Hello Cheekbones collection is available at all Clinique counters now.

Have you attempted contouring before? I’d love to know your tips and tricks…

Christine Stucki