Dimples are a natural feature that gives you that youthful, adorable look.

And while we may not all be blessed with this distinctive feature that associated with charming smiles, it doesn’t mean we can’t fake them.

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At least that’s what Tiktokers have been doing, thanks to a little makeup hack.

What is the “fake dimples” hack

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Search for”fake dimples” on TikTok, and you’ll find many creators hopping on this bandwagon. This hack is all about using makeup to create subtle definitions near the corners of your mouths in order to create the illusion of dimples.

There are several variations to the hack – some include the use of a concealer and others use a contouring product. You can certainly experiment with different methods to find the one that works best for you, but the one that we find create the most defined result would be the one by TikTok user @serenalakkiss.


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Her 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 dimpled 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

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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 deep dents in your skin – the perfect dimpled look.

Most of us beauty junkies may already have the products needed to achieve this hack but if you’re missing some or if you want to upgrade your current collection, don’t scroll away just yet – read on to discover our top suggestions for this hack.

Products you need for the “fake dimples” hack

FENTY Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer

With an ultra-inclusive range of 50 shades, there is definitely a shade for everyone with this concealer – and most importantly, for the purpose of this hack, you’ll certainly be able to find a concealer that’s two to three shades darker than your skin tone.

We love how this concealer doesn’t settle into fine lines nor pores, and it doesn’t crease easily. This is important since you’re applying it to the corners of your mouth that’s prone to creasing with all the smiling.

It also has a sweat-resistant formula so your “fake dimples” won’t be washed out by any sweat or oil your skin might produce throughout the day.

FENTY Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer retails for RM129, available at Sephora.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Matte Velvet Skin Concealer

This concealer has a matte finish and a lightweight texture that will perfectly blend into your skin to create a seamless shadow. Thanks to its breathable formulation, you’ll also find it comfortable on your skin throughout the day.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Matte Velvet Skin Concealer retails for RM135, available at Sephora

e.l.f Flawless Brightening Concealer

With a brush tip, this concealer is great for precision – something that you’ll need for the fake dimple look.

Not only that, its formula also boasts hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, both of will help reduce the appearance of the fine lines and uneven skin tones that you may have.

e.l.f Flawless Brightening Concealer retails for US$5 (~RM23.73), available at e.l.f Cosmetics

Peripera Speedy Skinny Brow

One of the best-sellers on Yesstyle, this helps you draw precise lines because of its ultra-slim tip of 1.5mm.

Its long-lasting formula also means your dimples will stay on for a long time without needing any touch-ups.

Peripera Speedy Skinny Brow retails for RM25.26, available at Yesstyle

PIXI Endless Brow Gel Pen

With its slim tip, this helps you draw a clean and accurate line easily.

Its formula is also smudge-proof so your dimples won’t be wiped away even if you’re wearing a mask.

PIXI Endless Brow Gel Pen retails for RM55, available at Sephora.

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