How to Get the "Shiny Cheek" Look

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How to Get the "Shiny Cheek" Look
You can achieve the shiny cheek look with a simple make-up application. (make-up image by Mat Hayward from

The shiny cheek look is a make-up technique that makes cheeks look dewy and fresh, a departure from the matt look that most basic face powders can create. The shiny cheek look is youthful and flirty and easy to create with a few simple make-up tools you may already have on hand. Practicing the application a few times will ensure you have a flawless dewy cheek that looks natural but trendy at the same time.

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Things you need

  • Moisturiser
  • Foundation
  • Cream blush
  • Highlighter
  • Lip gloss

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  1. 1

    Rub a moisturiser onto the apple of your cheeks. If your skin is dry, it will look matt and will be difficult to turn glossy.

  2. 2

    Apply foundation to your face to get a clear, even complexion. Don't top with a face powder, as this will soak up some of the moisture from your skin and make it look less shiny.

  3. 3

    Rub cream blush onto the apples of your cheeks in a shade you like, such as rosy pink or peach. Powder blush shouldn't be used for the shiny cheek look. You can find cream blush at most department store cosmetics counters or drugstores.

  4. 4

    Apply a liquid highlighter over the cream blush. Highlighter is a shimmery type of make-up that reflects light and makes skin look glossy, and it can be found at any cosmetics store or drugstore.

  5. 5

    Rub a dot of clear lip gloss over your cheeks to add extra shine and help the make-up stay in place.

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