You’d be mistaken for thinking that weight loss could help chisel out your long-lost cheekbones. In fact, the opposite is true; fullness in the cheeks can enhance the appearance of your bone structure. From the contouring craze that made its way from the drag community and Hollywood to everyone with a blending brush, to the rise in cheek fillers and implants, sculpted cheeks are high up on the global beauty agenda.
So, who do we idolise in the cheekbone department? New research from a Harley Street facial cosmetic surgeon, Dr Julian De Silva, has revealed the most popular celebrity cheekbones, from looking at the records of 1,000 patients across the UK.
Quite refreshingly, there’s only one 25-year-old supermodel in there, contrary to what you might expect. The other top nine famous faces are all in their 30s, 40s and 50s.
Now, this could be because it’s older women citing them as their cheekbone idols – given that from aged 30 onwards, the hollowing of the cheeks can become visible.
"As we age, we lose volume in our cheeks and gain it where we don't want it - around the jaw and neck,” Dr De Silva explains. “The loss of volume can occur as early as our mid-20s, depending on lifestyle.” A reason to ditch the diet?
Below the doctor explains why he thinks these top 10 stars' naturally high cheekbones are coveted above all others - plus see which actress has the most requested cheekbones of them all:
5. Natalie Portman
“Natalie is another one the great beauties of Hollywood and a key characteristic is her beautifully sculpted cheeks.”