We have had cheekbone envy ever since we first laid eyes on Angelina Jolie as Maleficent. That said, a total Maleficent makeover would be a bit dramatic for the day-to-day, but we couldn’t pass up the chance to do a Maleficent-inspired makeup look in honor of the film
Instead, we opted for a look that paid homage to her amazing cheekbones, but in a more subtle way. Makeup artist Cindy Miguens from Pretty Little Liars helped teach us how to accentuate our natural bone structure like Angelina’s in the movie. It was amazing how simple it was to create such a dramatic look with a few swipes of contouring powder!
Key things we learned from Cindy’s makeup wisdom: use your natural smile to determine where you should contour your cheekbones, use a tiny dot to more easily fill in your cat eye liner, and fill your lips in with liner and then blend for color that will last longer.
Watch below for more tips and tricks, and let us know in the comments of any other character-inspired makeup tutorials you’d like to see!