Easy Face Lift Makeup Hack

Makeup by Bia
by Makeup by Bia
4 Materials
5 Minutes

Follow along with me if you want to learn a technique to achieve a faux facelift with makeup.

I’ll show you the do’s alongside the don’ts in this quick tutorial. Although, please note, you should always do your makeup in whatever way feels best for you! These tips are just recommendations.

Let's get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Bronzer
  • Highlighter
  • Blush
  • Beauty blender or brush
Applying bronzer

1. DO apply bronzer at an upward angle

Make sure to apply your bronzer so that it starts from the cheeks and sweeps upward toward your temples. The curve and height are key here for a lifted look.

DON’T draw a line toward your ear.

2. DO apply highlighter sparingly in strategic places

Apply your highlighter on either side in a small triangle under the inner corner of the eye, under the outer corner, beside your lip and above the arch of your brow.

DON’T mask the entire section under your eye. 

Applying highlighter

3. DO apply blush at the upper jawline

Apply your blush just at the top of your jawline, between the highlighter and bronzer.

DON’T apply it on the apples of your cheeks in a circle as this will plump out your cheeks. 

Applying blush

Then make sure to blend everything for a flawless finish!

You can see the difference between the sides of my face: my left side looks lifted while my right side looks plumper.


Face lift makeup

Face lift makeup

Is this face lift makeup routine helpful for you? Let me know in the comments below!

And if you struggle with winged eyeliner, try out this eyeliner hack with me next. 

Suggested materials:
  • Bronzer
  • Highlighter
  • Blush
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Join the conversation
  • Jinxx Jinxx on Jul 18, 2023

    Thank you! The DO vs DON’T photos were an extremely effective technique. Kudos!

  • Lauren Lauren on Jul 18, 2023

    Not bad ideas. However if you’re touting something like a “facelift “ you’d do better to have an older model, someone who might actually be considering a facelift rather than yourself, a lovely, very young woman whose only knowledge of wrinkles are those on her linen clothes. But your tips are good.