Is the width of your nose bothering you? While we assure you that true beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, it’s also good to know that there are a few makeup tricks that can give the illusion of a thinner, longer nose!
How? Contouring, baby! And it’s so easy, you won’t know why you never tried it before.
How to make your nose look thinner using makeup
Using highlights and shadows, you can create the appearance of a longer, straighter profile, and change the way your nose looks.
1. Highlight your nose
After you’ve applied your favourite foundation, use a highlighter to draw a thin line down the centre of your nose. We like the creamy texture of NYX Professional Makeup Conceal, Correct, Contour Palette that’s easy to blend. It contains 6 shades suitable for multiple skin tones, and you can use it for contouring too. Gently use your finger to blend, smoothing the harsh line without removing the highlight entirely.
2. Contour your nose
Select a darker shade from NYX Professional Makeup Conceal, Correct, Contour Palette and paint a thin line down either side of your nose. If needed, you can blend multiple contouring products to get the perfect colour - a shade or two darker than your foundation. The closer the lines are together, the thinner your nose will look when you’re done. Don’t be tempted to paint them too close together as this might look sharp and unnatural. Blend the lines with a beauty sponge to soften and create a natural, shadowed look.
3. Set with powder
A swipe of Maybelline FIT ME Poreless & Matte Pressed Powder will ensure that your makeup stays put. We love this product. Not only is it available in multiple shades to suit skin tones from light to dark, but it also offers 12-hour shine control and a flawless finish.
4. Illuminate and you’re good to glow
If it’s a special occasion or you just want some extra oomph, finish off by highlighting the tip of your nose and cheekbones with an illuminating highlighter. Try Urban Decay O.N.S. Afterglow Highlighter Palette - containing 4 shimmering highlighter shades with a fine creamy texture to give you luminous, glowing skin.