10 Makeup tips on how to make your face look thinner
You can do some amazing things with makeup, if you know how. You only have to take a look at some celebrities without their makeup on to see how much makeup can change the appearance of your face. With a bit of contouring along with a few other little tricks, you can fool the eye into thinking your face is a lot slimmer than it really is. Here are ten makeup tips and tricks on how to make your face look thinner.
Contouring does take time to do, so you might not want to use it every day, but once you get used to doing it, contouring is one of the most effective makeup tips on how to make your face look thinner. Contouring is not as hard to do, as you might have thought; it’s all about creating a contrast between light and shadow. You can make the sides of your face recede into the background by making them darker and make the features that you want to highlight come to the fore by making them lighter.
2. Thicken your brows
Another great tip on how to make your face look thinner using makeup is to make other features more prominent. Thin, over-plucked brows, for example, will make a face look rounder. If your brows are a bit on the thin side, use an eyebrow pencil to fill in the gaps and that will help to slim down the appearance of your face.
3. Emphasise your eyes
Making your eyes look bigger and more noticeable will make your face look slimmer. You can use all the usual tricks that will make your eyes pop, like adding a light colour to the inner corner of your eyes and opening up your eyes by using an eyelash curler and plenty of mascara. A cat’s eye look will slim the face too, because it elongates the eyes, which makes them look larger.
4. Highlight your bone structure with shimmer
Next good makeup tip on how to make your face look thinner is to bring more definition to your face by highlighting your bone structure. A little bit of lightweight shimmery powder, applied along the line of your cheekbones, will make your bone structure more noticeable and therefore your face will look thinner.
5. Draw attention to the centre of your face with highlighter
A very quick and easy way to get a slimmer face is to use highlighter down the centre of your face. Start at the top at the point between your eyebrows and then work your way down, over the bridge of your nose, above your top lip and down the centre of your chin. This technique will focus attention away from your cheeks onto the middle of your face.
6. Thin your chin with bronzer
Our next tip on how to make your face look thinner using makeup, especially if it’s your chin that is a bit more prominent than you would like it be, is to reduce the size of your chin with bronzer. Apply bronzer to your jawline and it will make your chin look slimmer. Be sparing when you apply the bronzer and blend it well in, or you will end up with noticeable stripes on your face.
7. Thin your nose with contour powder
To make your nose look thinner than it really is, you will need some contour powder and highlighter. Apply the contour powder that is one or two shades darker than you skin tone down the sides of your nose, from the top to just before the nostrils. Then, apply highlighter down the centre of your nose in a line and this will give the impression of a thinner nose.
8. Leave your lips looking natural
You should keep your lips looking natural, because very full and prominent lips will make your face look larger. Just use a gloss, or a tinted lip balm and keep things neutral and understated, and then the focus of attention will be on your eyes, that as we mentioned before, is what you should be emphasising with your makeup.
9. Use matte powder to thin your face
Next makeup tip on how to make your face look thinner is to use a matte powder that is one shade darker than your own skin tone to slim the appearance of your face. Using just a very light dusting of powder, shade the sides of your nose, your temples and the jawline, and this will help slim the profile of your face. Like all these methods, the trick is to make it unnoticeable and seamless, so only use a small hint of powder.
10. Emphasize the shape of your forehead
And finally; don’t forget to emphasize the bone structure of your forehead, which will also help to thin down the appearance of your face. To do this, apply and blend in some contour powder along the hairline and into the temples. This will bring out the angles of your bone structure.
How to make your face look thinner using makeup? What are your best tips?