16.01.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Nieves Alvarez’s Chiseled Cheeks

Vanity Fair 5th Anniversary Party In MadridYou no longer need to do the duck lip pose in your selfies in order to get high cheekbones.

We’ve got the lowdown on how you can recreate the envied jawline of Nieves Alvarez with a few simple tools. The key to achieving a structured look is to enhance the shadows and play up areas where the light naturally hits your face.

Start by choosing a contouring shade that is two shades darker than your complexion.  This will give you the coveted shadow of a high cheekbone. According to Jennifer Jane, Celebrity Makeup Artist who has worked with the Best Dressed International Star, the key to a sleeker jawline is to remember less is more.

Piling on the product and forgetting to properly blend can leave your face looking dirty. So, as Jane says, “Blend, blend, blend until all edges have disappeared.” In addition to blending, the right tools are essential to a sculpted look. Use an angled brush such as the Laura Mercier Angled Cheek Contour Brush to perfect your application.

After you’ve exaggerated the hollowed area, it’s time to highlight. Pick a shade slightly lighter than your normal foundation to brighten the area right above your blush. A radiant product, such as the Illuminator by Nars, will dramatically intensify the reflection of light, making cheeks pop.

Laura Mercier Angled Cheek Contour Brush

Laura Mercier Angled Cheek Contour Brush
Illuminator by Nars

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