Do you often wish for some magic that would instantly shed a few pounds from your face and make you look slimmer? Well, your wish can become a reality if you learn a few makeup techniques. That’s right! Makeup has the power to completely transform your face. You can use it to accentuate your best features and to create an illusion of a thinner face.
Here are five easy makeup tips that will enhance your favourite features and make your face look sharper and sleeker, instantly.
- Cover dark circles
- Fill in your brows
- Contour, contour and contour
- Keep your lips natural
- Shape the cat eye 'upwards'
Cover dark circles
Dark circles and shadows around the eyes can make your face look wider. Investing in a good coverage foundation will have the reverse effect. You can also add a little white eyeshadow or highlighter to the outside and inner corners of your eyes and let them stand out. When you accentuate your eyes this way your face automatically looks sharper.
Fill in your brows
Thin and scanty brows not only make you look older, but they also make your face look heavier. Your brows should look substantial without looking unnaturally thick. Having a defined arch helps 'lift' the face and makes it look slimmer. Choose a colour slightly darker than that of your natural brows to make them look perfect.
Contour, contour and contour
Contour like your life depends on it! A good contour stick can instantly make your face look narrow and camouflage the features that make your face look wide. Focus on your jawbone, cheekbones, forehead and both sides of the nose. Apply a little highlighter between brows, bridge of nose and Cupid's bow to bring focus to the middle of your face.
Keep your lips natural
Bold lip colours are fun, and we’re sure you have lots of them, but when you’re aiming to slim down your face, they are best avoided. Go for a natural tint, lip gloss or a nude lipstick that accentuates your natural lip colour.
Shape the cat eye 'upwards'
While working with liquid liners to create a cat eye, most women create a line that goes across your lids. However, while trying to give your face a lift, aim for a line that goes slightly upwards at the outer corner of your eyes. This will instantly make your face look narrow.
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