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Cherubic To Contoured
In the blink of an eye (or frame of a GIF), this ethereal, dewy flush transforms into defined, contoured cheekbones. Two different looks with one common denominator: They're both super easy to create. See how we do it ahead.
Prep your skin with foundation or BB cream, and groom your brows with a bit of gel. Then, lightly define each eye with a taupe shadow across the upper lashline up to the crease. For that otherworldly glow, mix a tiny bit of good ol' Vaseline with a shimmery cream highlighter, and use your fingertips to tap the combo all over your cheekbones. Finish with a light-pink gloss.
Make It Wild
Bump up your brows with a powder that's one shade darker than your natural color for extra drama. Pack on more taupe shadow, making sure to blend the edges of the cat-eye shape. Trace along your upper lashline and lower waterline with a waterproof black pencil, and finish with two coats of volumizing mascara. Now, sculpt some major cheekbones: Apply contouring powder in the hollows of your cheeks (try making a fish face, suggests Siciliano) and a deep-pink blush right on top of your cheekbones. One final pop of fuchsia gloss on the lips, and you're ready to show the world who's boss — one super-sculpted cheek at a time.
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Prim To Punk
At this point, you can do the classic cat-eye in your sleep. Translation: You're ready for the next step in the world of swishes and flicks. That's why we're changing it up big time by exaggerating the wing and adding a colorful splash of highlighter-blue liner. Read on for the lowdown.
Begin with your usual base and brow prep, then create a smooth canvas over each eyelid with primer. To start your cat-eye, trace along your upper lashline with a black cream eyeliner. Follow the angle of your lashline, and extend the liner about half an inch past the outer corner for a modern take on the look. Finish up with two coats of lengthening mascara plus a swipe of peach lip gloss.
Make It Wild
Work a brow powder through your arches for fuller, bolder brows. Then, grab a bright-blue liquid liner, and trace along your initial cat-eye from the inner to outer corner, creating a double cat-eye. If your line looks a little jagged, go back and sharpen it with the black liner. (It's easier to smooth things over with a dark color rather than a light shade.) Finish with another layer of gloss and a bit of blush to balance out the cool blue hue. Once you've tried this look, there's no going back to a regular cat-eye.
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Fresh To Fierce
If you're used to neutral makeup, trying something colorful can be hard — even if it's as harmless as red lipstick. But once you see how gorgeous a defined crimson pout can be, we bet you'll change your mind — and lip color — lickety-split. Check it out ahead.