Makeup doesn’t just work to highlight your best features – it can also be used as a way of changing the appearance of your face. If your face is wide or round, you may want to make it appear slimmer.
So how do you use makeup to make your face look thinner?
Here are some ways to give the illusion of a thinner face.
Contour your cheekbones
Contouring has long been known for its ability to give you serious bone structure and to create the look of a thinner face. Use a darker colour to make the sides of your face recede, and a lighter colour to bring out the features you want to draw attention to.
Personally, for contouring, I use RiRi Hearts MAC Summer Powder Blush Duo in “Hibiscus Kiss”. For me, this product is awesome. Hibiscus Kiss contains a bronzer and blush colour. The bronzer is a pretty light, neutral brown colour without any unflattering orange tint. The blush shade is a coral-pink with a satin finish. I highly recommend this product because it is very good.
If you haven’t tried this powder blush duo so far, you can test some free MAC samples. All you have to to to get these free samples is to request them from the comfort of your home and receive them in the mail. I love free samples of makeup, and for me, it is not hard to get them. Plus, I can spoil myself without the guilt of having to spend my hard earned cash on more makeup.
If you are in the same situation and want to try RiRi Hearts MAC Summer Powder Blush Duo in “Hibiscus Kiss”, these free MAC samples are the best option.
Highlight Your Face
Highlighter is a very quick way to make your face appear slimmer, by taking attention away from the wider areas of your cheeks.
You will need to apply it down the centre of your face. Start between your eyebrows and work your way down. Put the highlighter on the bridge of your nose, then just above your upper lip, and finally on the middle of your chin.
Blend the highlighted areas well, preferably using a blending brush/sponge, so it your skin would look as natural as possible.
Emphasize your eyes
Another trick to focus attention away from the wider parts of your face is to emphasize your eyes. Use a shade of eyeshadow that’s flattering to your colouring, and add highlighter to the corner of your eye and underneath the brow bone.
But to avoid drawing attention to your eyes for the wrong reason, make sure that you cover up any dark circles.
If you are looking for a good quality eyeshadow palette I recommend you try Bobbi Brown ‘Bobbi’s Browns’ Eye Palette. There are so many looks to create thanks to this small beauty product. I can do so many different looks with this palette, either natural or more intense ones.
This product is amazing. The matte colors are perfect for daily use and wear, especially if you work in a professional setting where shimmers and smokey colors are inappropriate. Simple and gorgeous, this back-to-basics palette lets you create a range of clean, classic eye looks.
Great offer, but hurry up. Last time when I checked there were only 100 samples in stock.
Cat’s eye makeup is always in vogue, and it’s a style that will help girls who want to make their face seem slimmer. This is because the line of the ‘cat’s eye’ sweeps upwards.
This draws attention to the outer corner of the eye and thus away from the side of the face where it is widest.
The cat-eye liner has been an indispensable part of my makeup routine ever since I discovered liquid eyeliner. As soon as I drew that first (somewhat shaky) wing, I knew I’d discovered a look that was meant for me. If you want a gorgeous cat’s eye makeup don’t forget that it is important to use a quality eyeliner. In my case, I use a waterproof eyeliner and I am pleased with the results.
Take care of your brows
Doing your brows daily is the quickest way to shape your face. It’s almost like putting on a blazer. If you want to look and feel skinny, a structured blazer will give that polished, put-together vibe. A cleaned-up brow does the same for your face, giving it structure.
While you can’t-do much to change the shape of your face, aside from losing a few pounds if you need to, clever makeup tricks like these can be used to give the illusion of a slimmer face.
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