Do you long for the irresistible dimples of a Lauren London or Mario Lopez? Well, you don’t need to go under the knife to get them. With a few simple tricks, you can create the look of dimples on demand. It’s easier than you think – keep reading for my top tips on getting fake dimples.
Dimples are actually a genetic defect. They’re caused by the presence of an extra muscle in your cheek – zygomaticus major – that causes indentations when you smile.
This is why some people have them and others don’t: it’s simply down to genes!
It’s also the reason that dimples can be difficult to create with makeup alone – but if you follow these steps, you’ll be able to achieve the illusion of perfect, permanent dimples every time.
If you want fake dimples on demand, there are two main ways to go about creating them yourself. You can use make-up tricks or plastic surgery methods (although this latter option isn’t exactly cheap).
Here is what each method entails:
Make Up Tricks
To create the look of dimples with makeup, you’ll need a dark eye shadow and a light lip gloss or balm.
- Dip your ring finger in the dark eye shadow, then press it into the middle of each cheek – above your natural dimples if you have them, and below them if you don’t.
- Apply a light lip gloss or balm to your lips.
- Smile and you should see the shadow from your eye makeup creating the look of dimples.
This is a really easy way to get fake dimples on demand, and it will last all day long.
The second way is to contour your cheeks with bronzer or blush, and then apply a dot of highlighter just above the indentation in your cheek.
- Use a light bronzer or blush to contour your cheeks
- Apply a dot of highlighter just above the indentation in your cheek
- Smile and apply a thin line of lip gloss below the crease in your smile lines. This will create the illusion of depth and make your dimples look more pronounced.
You can also try applying a thin line of lip gloss below the crease in your smile lines.
Plastic Surgery Methods:
As an alternative, if you want to get fake dimples in a permanent manner, then you can also try surgery.
There are 3 main methods of getting them surgically,
- Cheek Implants
- Zygomatic Implants
Both these methods are more permanent than makeup tricks and usually involve some sort of surgery under anaesthetic. However, they can be painful and there is a risk of scarring after surgery.
Cheek implants are typically done in two stages: one for each cheekbone (or zygoma) to create a more symmetrical look.
During the surgery, a small incision is made in the inside of your mouth and a silicone implant is inserted into the cheekbone. The implant will usually be placed either under or on top of the muscle.
Zygomatic implants are similar to cheek implants, but they are designed specifically for creating dimples.
They are inserted into the cheekbone through a small incision made in the smile line. This implant is specifically designed to create an indentation in the cheek and therefore does not require any muscle or bone from the patient.
Dimpleplasty is another procedure that is used to create permanent dimples in the cheeks or in the chin. This is a surgery that is usually only done on adults, as the cheeks and chin are typically fully developed by this age.
A dimpleplasty is a modern form of cosmetic surgery that uses cutting and advanced laser technology to create a long-lasting, natural-looking dimple with no scarring.
Whichever surgery you choose, be sure to do your research and talk to a qualified surgeon before making any decisions!
Surgery is not without its risks and you should be sure that you are fully aware of what to expect before going ahead.
So, there you have it – my top tips on how to get fake dimples. Whether you want them for a special event or just because you’re in the mood for some extra glamour, these tricks will help you achieve the look you desire in no time.
Remember, it’s all about confidence and how you feel inside – so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.