Facial contouring is no longer just the domain of professional make-up artists. It seems that these days, everyone wants to have higher-looking cheekbones and a clean cut jawline. It is possible to enhance your natural bone structure with make-up. Here are some tips from lifestyle brand Birchbox:

  • Foundation: First, apply foundation that is exactly the shade of your skin. You want to eliminate any redness, as this will undermine the effect of contouring. 
  • Bronzer: Next, pucker your lips and make a "fish face," to emphasize the hollows of your cheeks. Use an angled brush to sweep bronzer under your cheekbones, either in a diagonal line angling toward your temple, or in a parallel configuration to your jaw. Apply the powder on your neck and under your jawbone as well. 
  • Blush: Swipe a little blush on the apples of your cheeks and along your cheekbones, above where you applied the bronzer. 
  • Highlighter: Finally, apply highlighter above your cheekbones. 

Of course, the downside of using make-up to contour your face is that it can be difficult and time-consuming to apply, and doesn't last. That's one reason that some observers of plastic surgery trends in the United States believe that cheek and jaw contouring will be two of the most popular procedures in 2015. The Fashion Times predicts that more Americans will turn to this cosmetic surgery option to get "a movie star worthy jawline" or fuller, more youthful cheeks. The news outlet provides the example of Reese Witherspoon as one celebrity who has an enviably defined facial structure. 

If you are interested in getting better facial definition, with stronger cheekbones and jawline, contact The Lett Center to learn more about cheek and chin implants. Dwayne Lett, M.D., is one of the most experienced, reputable Nashville plastic surgeons, and he can help you get the look you desire.