Entertainment Fashion & Style How to Contour Your Cheekbones All you need is bronzer, blush and a fluffy brush. Share PINTEREST Email Print Paper Boat Creative / Getty Images Fashion & Style Makeup Accessories Tops & Sweaters Dresses Skirts Jeans Pants Outerwear Lingerie & Swimwear Do It Yourself Shoes Skincare Advice Hair Fragrance Tattoos and Body Piercings Kids and Teens Bumps & Babies Learn More By Julyne Derrick Contributing Writer Texas Lutheran University American University Julyne Derrick is a freelance beauty writer and contributing writer for Byrdie. our editorial process Julyne Derrick Updated February 26, 2018 Highlight your cheekbones using the contouring method. All you need is bronzer, blush and a big fluffy brush. Why Contouring the Cheekbones Has Become So Trendy When we are younger, our faces still retain some of the baby fat we were born with. The problem with chubby cheeks, however, is that it can hide the amazing bone structure just beneath it. The reverse happens when we age and we lose that baby fat. The fat melts away leaving the cheekbones at attention. You can highlight your bone structure at any age using contouring. When you are young and your cheeks flush with chub, you can create the illusion of cheekbones and a square jawbone. As you age, you can use the same technique to highlight your bone structure. Cheek contouring has become hugely trendy because of the amazing optical illusions you can create with makeup. With video blogging, you can watch videos on how to transform a chubby face into a chiseled one, all with the help of a few makeup tools and tricks. Here's how to do it. The Tools You'll Need You don't need much to get this look. Basically, you need a fluffy powder brush, a blush that's flattering to your coloring (rose and pinks usually work well) and a bronzer. How to Highlight Your Cheekbones Before we move on to the jawline, we'll start with the cheeks. First, pull your hair back with a headband to keep it away from your face, then follow these directions. Smile into a mirror, noting the apples of your cheeks. Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks, blending the blush along the cheek's fat pad to the ear. Blend well so you have a "flushed effect" and not an "I put too much blush on this morning" effect.Dip your fluffy brush into the bronzer and blow off any excess.Purse your lips in a mirror and apply bronzer just under each cheekbone. If you can't see the area just below the cheekbone, suck in your cheeks. Blend well. Stand back and note how your cheekbones suddenly appear more prominent. You're welcome.