Get Lara Stone’s Cheekbones: Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate


We all want that Lara Stone look, but sculpted cheekbones and dewy skin can be difficult to get right; thanks to Tom Ford’s Shade and Illuminate, we’re now able to achieve the look for ourselves, sans make-up artist!

Tom Ford Beauty is a brand synonymous with luxury, as is reflected in the mirrored gold packaging and the quality of the products. The Shade and Illuminate kit is certainly no exception and pulling the heavy gold casing out of your make up bag every morning will make you feel like a million dollars.


The kit contains a matte cream bronzer and an iridescent cream highlighter which work together to create the sultry hollowed cheekbones and dewy skin we so often see on celebs. In fact, Tom Ford’s Shade and Illuminate is a well known favourite amongst the stars, with models Lara Stone and Natasha Poly using it to contour and highlight their faces, giving them their signature sculpted look.

Use the bronzer from the kit on the hollowed areas of your face and follow with the highlighter on the highest points, such as the top of your cheekbones and brow bone, in order to draw them out and create a healthy glow.


As Shade and Illuminate is available in two intensities (one for lighter skin tones and the other for darker skin tones) it is universally flattering, so you don’t need to worry about it suiting your complexion. The creamy, blendable texture makes chiselling yourself some model-esque cheekbones fuss free and simple, resulting in a natural contoured look with not a tell tale bronze stripe in sight!


This kind of sculpted perfection does come at a price though. The Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate retails at £55 and the matching brush will set you back a further £55, but that’s a small price to pay for cheekbones that rival Kate Moss’.

Get it: Tom Ford cosmetics are available at Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser and Harrods.

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