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TikTok Is Obsessed with This Kate Moss-Inspired Cheek Contour Hack

Those ultra-sharp cheekbones could be yours.
TikTok Is Obsessed with This Kate Moss-Inspired Cheek Contour Hack
IMAGE (LEFT TO RIGHT) Instagram/charlottetilbury, TikTok/michellearevaloe
Those ultra-sharp cheekbones could be yours.

After her appearance at the much-talked-about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial, supermodel Kate Moss is suddenly back on everybody's radar. It even birthed a viral makeup hack on TikTok, which sets out to recreate the British model's famed bone structure. Theories abound as to whether the former reignited interest in the latter, but what we’re sure holds true is this: the impact of this '90s icon on beauty prevails.

We’ve seen a love for face sculpting crescendo over the years, thanks to current-wave beauty icons like Kim Kardashian and Bella Hadid who are never seen without their chiseled cheekbones. Truly, it was only a matter of time before Gen-Z-occupied Tiktok would rediscover Kate, who in the ‘90s, ushered in the controversial "heroin chic" look, which included a knife-sharp bone structure. 

Makeup artist Ali Martin (@alimartinhairandface) started the trend on Tiktok, with a video revealing her "Kate Moss Trick" which has since amassed over 800,000 views. In it, she invites other creators to stitch her video and try the makeup hack themselves.

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What is the "Kate Moss Trick" about? 

One word: cheekbones. In matters of cheekbone-sculpting, you’ll often find techniques that focus on the upper area, the part close to the ears. What makes the Kate Moss beauty hack different is the placement of the contouring product, which zeroes in on the lower half of the cheekbones, near the sides of the mouth. Creating a shadow there creates a sunken look, almost like a Tim Burton film character, that adds a new dimension to the chiseled beauty look. 

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How to Do the Kate Moss-Inspired TikTok Contour Trick

Step 1: Dot a contour product on your lower cheekbone.

The trickiest part of this beauty hack is finding the right placement–trace your cheekbones from the side of your mouth to the top of your ears (put your best "fish face" on to really find the sunken parts of your facial structure). Dip your finger into a bronzer product and dot it on the lower area of your cheekbones, near the sides of your mouth.

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According to Ali, there are no particularly stringent rules in choosing the perfect bronzer–"use what looks best," she says in the comments. She also prefers a powder product, like the NARS matte bronzer in the shade Laguna. You can opt for the same kind, or one of the more popular cream bronzer products like Fenty Beauty's Match Contour Skinstix, or one that has both options like Patrick Ta’s Cream and Powder Duo.

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Matte Bronzing Powder in Laguna, P2,250, NARS, Lazada

Also try:

 

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Match Stix Matte Contour Skinstick in Espresso, P1,820, FENTY BEAUTY, Sephora; Creme Contour & Power Bronzer Duo in She’s Chiseled, P2,180, PATRICK TASephora

Step 2: Blend it out.

With your fingers, gently tap the bronzer into your skin. Follow the natural shadow of your cheekbones, going in an upwards direction until the product blends out seamlessly. 

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Here's what your contour should look like after:

kate moss cheekbone contour tiktok viral beauty hack
PHOTO BY TikTok/alimartinhairandface
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Should you try it?

If you’re a contour girl through and through, then yes, you should definitely give this makeup trick a try. It’s unlike the other popular contour hacks that we’ve seen lately, so you’re definitely in for something exciting. We’d wear this for the nighttime to dial up our go-to sculpted glam, or for a full ‘90s Kate Moss look with barely-there blush and a brown lippie.

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