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Dimples are a natural feature that gives one a cheeky, youthful look.

Just look at our favourite K-pop idols like Red Velvet’s Joy, BTS’s RM, and ITZY’s Ryujin. How charming are those smiles?

Photo source: @_imyour_joy/Instagram, @rkive/Instagram, and @itzy.all.in.us/Instagram

Unfortunately, not all of us are born with these little crescent dents. But dimple or no dimple, your smile is still as gorgeous and adorable.

If you’re looking to do a little makeup experiment, however, this trending TikTok hack creates the illusion of dimples in just a few simple steps.

“Fake dimples” hack

Photo source: @ps.smd/TikTok and @meghaess/TikTOk

If you search “fake dimples” on TikTok, you might see various videos of people putting bottle caps in their mouths or even using pens and chopsticks to poke the outside of their cheeks.

However, this hack is different. It simply uses makeup to create subtle definitions near the corners of your mouth.

There are different methods to get the look. Some users skip concealer and focus just on drawing a line of contour to create a “dented” illusion, while others surround a line of contour with concealer to accentuate the shadow.

Though all methods work, we think that method that creates the most defined result would be one by TikTok user @serenalakkiss.


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This method requires you to use a concealer that is a few shades darker than your skin tone and an eyebrow pencil to give you a defined dimple look.

Read on to find out how you can achieve this look.

How to do the “fake dimples” hack

Step 1: Draw two curves with a concealer that’s darker than your natural skin tone

Photo source: @serenalakkiss/TikTok

Get a liquid concealer that is about two to three shades darker than your natural skin tone.

Draw a small curve near the corner of your mouth and blend it out with your finger.

Because the concealer you are applying is a few shades darker than your skin tone, you’ll be creating a natural shadow where the concealer is applied.

Step 2: Draw two curved lines over the curves using an eyebrow pencil

Photo source: @serenalakkiss/TikTok

Take a brown eyebrow pencil and draw two curved lines over the concealer you just applied.

Blend everything out with your finger or makeup sponge.

These two lines will make the shadow appear more defined which gives off the illusion that you have a deep dent in your skin.

Photo source: @serenalakkiss/TikTok

Now you have the perfect dimpled look!

Products you need to create “fake dimples”

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer

Fenty Beauty’s ultra-inclusive range features 50 shades, you’re sure to find one that’s two to three shades darker than your skin tone.

Though you’re applying the concealer to the corners of your mouth, this formula won’t settle into your fine lines or pores so you won’t experience any creasing.

It also has a sweat-resistant formula to keep your “fake dimples” intact all day.

FENTY Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer retails for S$43, available at Sephora.

Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Concealer

This lightweight concealer sits comfortably on the skin and leaves a matte finish. Plus, it blends out seamlessly to create a natural-looking shadow. What’s more, it can also be used to contour your face.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Matte Velvet Skin Concealer retails for S$45, available at Sephora

e.l.f Flawless Brightening Concealer

We love the applicator of this concealer. The brush tip makes it easy to paint on your concealer. It functions like a pen so your dimples are just a click away.

Not only that, but its formula also boasts hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, which will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tone.

e.l.f Flawless Brightening Concealer retails for S$9, available at e.l.f Cosmetics

Peripera Speedy Skinny Brow

This eyebrow pencil is one of the best-sellers on Yesstyle and it’s from the popular K-beauty brand, Peripera.

You’ll be able to draw precise lines over your layer of concealer since this pencil has an ultra-slim tip of 1.5mm.

Its formula is long-lasting so your dimples can stay on no matter the occasion.

Peripera Speedy Skinny Brow retails for S$5.06, available at Yesstyle

PIXI Endless Brow Gel Pen

Drawing your lines will be satisfying as you glide this gel pen across your skin. With its slim tip, you’ll also be able to draw an accurate line flawlessly.

Its formula is also smudge-proof so your dimples won’t rub off under your mask.

PIXI Endless Brow Gel Pen retails for S$19, available at Sephora.

Feature image credit: @serenalakkiss/TikTok and @itzy.all.in.us/Instagram