Suck in your cheeks (make a fishy face) and apply your matte bronzer along the underside of your cheekbone. You want to 'carve' out the area under your cheekbone to create definition in your cheeks. By doing this you add definition to your cheeks. It is a great trick to make your face appear slimmer. If you have a slender face you can still apply bronzer in the same spot,I would just recommend that you apply it a little lighter so it doesn't hollow out your cheeks too much. The matte bronzers I have here are Marcelle - Natural Bronze and Too Faced Chocolate Soleil in Medium/Deep (this one is quite a bit darker though it doesn't quite show in the picture).
Apply your blush to the apples of your cheeks (two finger widths from your nose) and sweep your brush up and outwards (towards your ear). The two shades in the picture below are Pop of Pink by Smashbox, and MAC's Fleur Power.
Apply your highlight on the upper section of your cheekbone. Again, sweep the colour outwards towards your ear. You can use any highlighter you'd like. The ones below are Smashbox Prism, Revlon Photoready Skinlights in Pink Light and Physicians Formula in Natural Nude.
Blend. Blend. Blend. Blend. Blend. Make sure that you blend enough so that none of these lines are visible. Some people add all three colours then blend, or blend as they go along. You will see in the video that I blend as I apply. That's just my preference. Find what works best for you. The most important thing is that your bronzer, blush and highlight should be blended seamlessly with one another. If you'd like to watch me show you a quick and easy way to integrate an HD cheek into your daily routine:
If you have any questions at all about creating your own HD cheek, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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I am a freelance makeup artist who works out of Waterloo. I am an Ontario qualified teacher with a passion for makeup. I love to help people look and feel their very best!