One of many best parts about makeup is there are not any guidelines. The truth is, there are numerous methods to realize your make-up aesthetic of choice, and every new approach requires a stage of creativity that’s integral to protecting the wonder group thriving. Living proof? The newest hack to take TikTok by storm that guarantees to sculpt your cheekbones with none traditional highlighters however with concealer as a substitute.
Seen on in style TikToker Nikki Joy, the hack includes putting concealer on prime of your cheekbones, which accentuates the world and provides your face a extra lifted look total. I appreciated the concept the approach required fewer merchandise, so I knew I needed to strive the hack for myself.
To start out, first I gathered my supplies: the Kosas Revealer Concealer ($28) within the shade 07N, the Sephora Collection 56 Foundation Brush ($30), and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Magic Touch Concealer ($29) within the shade 18. I first spot hid with the Anastasia Beverly Hills components to offer myself a extra flawless base to work with. Then, as seen within the video, I positioned concealer on my internal corners, above my cheekbones, on the bridge of my nostril, and on my chin and brow. As a result of it will come into play later, I do wish to be aware that I unintentionally used a thicker stripe of concealer on the appropriate facet of my face and the suitable quantity on the left.
I started by mixing out the concealer in my inner-eye corners. I’ve fairly a couple of creases and a few discoloration in my eye space, so I usually skip eyeshadow or concealer to avoid wasting myself the headache. As to be anticipated, mixing the concealer over this space added a little bit of brightness, however the actual magic occurred after I began mixing over my cheekbone.
Beginning with the appropriate facet (which is the world that had the thicker stripe), I blended the concealer upward towards my temples. This gave me a direct lifting impact that I believed was a little bit of a fluke at first — till I received to the opposite facet of my face. Mixing the thinner stripe concealer on my left cheek made me discover a couple of issues. One: that facet of my face didn’t look as lifted as the appropriate, and two: my darkish circles have been nonetheless extraordinarily outstanding. If I needed to get the brightened undereye look that I favor, I must add extra concealer.
I’ve discovered that the perk of many of those concealer hacks are that they make my face really feel much less weighed down by product — this one allowed me to skip the total highlighter step. That can be the case for this development; my pores and skin nonetheless felt mild sufficient to the place my pores weren’t screaming at me, however the locations that I needed to be coated, have been.
Surprisingly, the world that had the thicker stripe of concealer additionally supplied extra of the lifting impact that I used to be anticipating. I presume it was as a result of there was merely extra product on my face to mix out, however even with me mixing the vast majority of the concealer as much as my hairline, having extra product on my cheek initially allowed the bit that was left over for my undereye to mix seamlessly with the internal nook space that I blended out beforehand — the mixture of the 2 is what actually gave the “lifted” impact. There was no darkness underneath my eye to remove from the distinction of colour on my cheek and subsequently that complete facet of my face seemed extra lifted than the opposite.
I really actually appreciated this hack and will certainly use it once more. It is good for a fast make-up look earlier than speeding out the door (a predicament I usually discover myself in), whereas nonetheless giving my pores and skin room to breathe. Whereas I’ll all the time love a superb full face, after I wish to tone it accomplished however nonetheless get impactful outcomes, it will now be my go-to approach.
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