This is just a really quick and easy look for nice glowy cheekbones and a bit of definition.
Step 1 – First of all apply a good face primer. I use NARS Pro-prime Radiance Enhancing Primer. A bit of a mouthful but it’s amazing.
Step 2 – Apply your foundation. I use Le Tient Touche Éclat by YSL applied with a Beauty Blending sponge.
Step 3 – Concealer. I use NARS Creamy Concealer in Vanilla. Always use at least one shade lighter than your foundation with concealer. It is better at reflecting light away from any flaws instead of drawing attention to them. Also you can use it to highlight.
Step 4 – Hightlighter. I use a couple of highlighters but this one is NARS Illuminator in Copacabana. Apply a few dots along the top of the cheekbone. A little goes a long way. Blend with the tapered end of a Beauty Blending sponge.
Step 5 – To contour under my cheekbones I use the Naked eyeshadow from the Naked original palette by Urban Decay and a large eyeshadow shader brush. I use this colour because it isn’t orange like most bronzers, it is just a light brown matte shade and with a small brush it adds perfect definition. Apply under the cheekbone.
Step 6 – Blush is great for adding some colour for a day look. For a more glam evening look however I would probably avoid it. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks. I use Mac Sheertone blush in Pink Swoon.
Step 7 – This is when I use another highlighter to go over the top of the other one and blend in with the blusher. I use Mac Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Superb with a contour brush (Mac 168) and just sweep the powder up towards the temples.
And there you have it. Sculpted cheekbones without expensive cheek implants.
I am totally head over heels with the video for Dark Horse by Katy Perry. The wigs, the dancers, the song and especially that makeup!
(that grill though!)
So after two days of gel liner migraines, I managed to pay homage to this look. I would say recreate but that level of genius cannot be replicated.
The shadows are very simple. It is just gold and purple and you don’t need to worry about blending because the liner will cover it up. The liner on the other hand it a different story…I attempted this look yesterday and absolutely failed, but this time I just took my time and tried not to smash anything in rage and it went ok. I use Mac Fluidline in Blacktrack with a Mac small liner brush.
I love the hieroglyphics eyeliner so much that I am tempted to steal if for my everyday makeup look and just rock the ultimate in vintage eyeliner. Eff the 1940s flick, it’s all about the 3000AD hieroglyph.
Katy looks so bomb in this video and I just can’t get over that grill. I had to improvise with mine.
All in all, majuh snaps to Katy Perry’s makeup artist for the video, Jake Bailey. Girls all around the world are gonna be punching their mirrors in gel eyeliner rage because of you, b.
I would love to see how other people got on with this! Hit me up in the comments if you’ve attempted it too.