If we are not satisfied with our body, we can work on it and constantly improve it. We can change the shape of our arms, hips, or buttocks. But what if we are not happy with the way out face looks?
One of the elements of the face that people are often unsatisfied with is their nose. It is a very distinctive feature of every human being despite the fact that we often take it from the family members. Many people believe that their nose is too big and would like to change it.
If you are one of those people who have low self-esteem due to a large nose, there is good news for you. You don’t have to save money for surgical reduction of your nose as there are many simple ways and clever techniques which will make your nose look smaller.
Most of them are just easy makeup or hairstyle tricks that will draw attention to different aspects of your face. However, you will also learn that it’s possible to do exercises which may actually change the shape of your nose.
Good makeup is probably the most common way of creating an impression that your nose looks smaller. For sure, it requires some time and skills to do perfect makeup, but the effects might be really impressive.
The first rule is to recognize worth of skillful highlighting and contouring. If you apply makeup which is a little bit darker or lighter than the natural tone of your skin, your nose will seem to look smaller.
It doesn’t really matter if you choose powder or cream makeup, however, powder is probably a better option for beginners as it’s easier to operate and the blend is smoother.
You can either go for a matte eye shadow or try a special makeup for contouring and highlighting. Don’t use anything shimmer, though, as it will only make your skin look shiny.
While buying a shadow, make sure that it’s two or three tones darker than the natural shade of your skin. However, when you choose a highlighter, the opposite rule applies as it should be two or three tones lighter than the natural shade of your skin.
Additionally, pay attention to the undertone of your skin as it can be in a warmer, more yellow shade or it can be cooler, in the shade of pink. Thus, contouring and highlighting shadows must match your skin undertone too. Otherwise, it will create the unnatural impression.
To apply makeup perfectly you need the right accessories and brushes too. If you mainly use powders, go for a soft-bristled brush. If you are more keen on creams, buy a brush with stiff bristles.
An angled brush, on the other hand, is the best option for the shadow and highlighter application as it’s simple to operate. If you want to blend two shades together, try a blending brush, which is soft. Alternatively, you can also use a blending sponge, which some people find easier to operate.
Always start applying makeup with a primer and foundation. The primer will make your pores less visible while the foundation will be a good base for the contouring makeup as well as it will blend better with the tone of your skin.
You can apply the primer with your fingers, but use a brush or a makeup sponge to put the foundation. The key rule when choosing the foundation is that it should match your face tone perfectly. Don’t check the color of foundation on your wrist or hand, as many people tend to do, as they are a completely different tone than your face.
The next step is to apply the highlighter. Draw a thin line down the center of the nose with the use of an angled brush. Do it thoroughly as if the line is too thick, it will create the impression that your nose is wider. Start drawing the line from the top of your nose and proceed down to the nose tip.
Now, you need to blend the highlight with your skin and soften it a little bit. Take a blending brush or sponge and just brush it down the middle of your nose, to both sides of the highlight line. This process will give dimension to your face as well as it lifts the face up.
If you feel that your nose is too wide, you can optically slim it by the use of a shadow. Pick the angled brush and draw the shadow, starting from the inner corners of your eyes and ending with the nose tip. Blend the shadow, using a blending brush, upward towards the highlight. When you think that your nostrils are too wide, put the shadow to the sides of your nose too.
If your nose is too long and you want to make it look shorter, apply the shadow under the tip of your nose. First draw the shadow down both sides of your nose and then move under the tip of your nose.