5 Useful Tips For Makeup For A Round Face To Make It Look Thinner!

Written by Nisha ShahFeb 01, 2024
5 useful tips for makeup for a round face to make it look thinner!

No matter how beautiful our features and appearance, as humans, we always have insecurities about the way we look. Too thin, too dark, too chubby, too tall – there’s no end to the list of flaws every person is capable of finding in themselves. While there’s something cute about girls with a round face and chubby cheeks, we know so many girls who are not satisfied with the way they look. Instead of a rounded look, they like a defined look. If you’re one of these, we can imagine how you feel. We too have been in situations where our chubby cheeks have stood out more than we have, and it’s not always nice. What if we told you there was something you could try to make your face more sleek and elongated? No, don’t worry, we are not talking about dieting to lose the chubbiness. We have a bag of makeup tricks that can make your face appear sleeker than it is. Yes, doing makeup the right way can actually make your face look thinner. Read on to know the 5 hacks you must keep in mind when doing makeup for a round face. As a bonus, we’ll also share a few dos and don'ts to follow. So keep scrolling and apply these hacks IRL to achieve your desired sleek look.


Contour it right

Do’s And Don’ts

Contouring is the key to adding definition and structure to your round face. If you contour your face right, you can absolutely change the way you look and achieve miraculous results! Since it is basically about enhancing your face’s most attractive features, you can choose where you want to focus the attention and where you want to take the attention away from. In the case of a round face, you’d naturally want to take away attention from your chubby cheeks. So let’s get down to this first hack in doing makeup on round face the right way.
The first thing you need to do is to find the right shade for your face. The trick is to opt for a product two shades darker than your foundation. If you want a more dramatic look, you could even opt for three shades darker. For a more natural shadow, use shades that have cooler, grey undertones. After all, you’ll end up looking comical if the contour shade is too orange and we’re sure that’s definitely NOT what you want!
Next, let’s get to the actual contouring. We suggest you follow the classic rule to give structure to your curved features – the classic ‘3’ contour. What this classic rule means is that you should start by contouring along the outer edges of your forehead. Then, contour under your cheekbones and finally, contour around your jawline. Don’t forget to blend the contour properly, else you risk leaving those harsh lines. Also, you want to avoid contouring the chin though. By leaving your chin contour-free, you’ll be able to add more height to your face, creating the illusion of a longer face shape. With seamless contour, you won’t have to worry about chubby cheeks!



Use blush to hide the chubbiness

Do’s And Don’ts

Adding blush to your cheeks will definitely draw attention to your chubby cheeks, and that’s why, most people with round faces avoid using a blusher. However, you couldn’t be more wrong! Yes, blush accentuates the cheeks, but how about tweaking the step a little? By simply changing the placement of blush by a bit, you can get peachy results, quite literally!
Along with giving your face a natural flush, a blush can also hide the chubbiness of your cheeks to make them appear thinner. Adding this cute flush of colour will also enhance your contour’s definition, giving your face a more defined look.
In the second hack of makeup for a round face, we’ll tell you how to enhance the dimensions of your face by using your blush the right way. Instead of applying your blush in a circular motion, apply it in a diagonal manner to give your face a slimming effect. We’d suggest you sweep your blush lightly across your cheekbones. Start lightly at the apple of your cheek and draw it towards your ear. This will elongate your face. For best results, opt for a blush in a darker shade like the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos - Rose Blush. While applying your blush, don’t go overboard with the quantity, less is more!


Ace your eye makeup

Do’s And Don’ts

Your eyes are your focal point, and we vehemently believe that the right eye makeup can make your look and bring it up a notch! This hack about makeup for a round face is all about perfecting your eye makeup skills to enhance your eyes and make them look bigger! Since your eyes are the first things someone will notice about you, we’d recommend you go all out with your eye makeup. Of course, you can’t go for smokey eyes for a day at work.

So for a day look, choose a bold eyeliner or a strong eye shadow. Subtle eye shadow shades can add a spark to your face. For a night look, you can go all out with smokey eyes or a bold eye shadow. Apply lots of mascara to make your eyes pop. This way, you can create the illusion of having larger eyes.


Bring attention to your brows

Do’s And Don’ts

Neatly done eyebrows are always a sureshot way to draw attention to your eyes. However, we’ll take it a step further and tell you how you can use them to your advantage for a slimmer, sleeker look. Since a round face has no proportions that define it and stand out, giving your brows an angle will highlight your face. High, arched eyebrows will create the illusion of an elongated face, and this hack in makeup for round face will guide you how to go about it.
To bring attention to your brows and lift your face, you can start by brushing your brows upwards using the spoolie that comes with the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Brow Perfecter - Charcoal. After that, use a applicator on the arch and tail of the brow to elongate the face. Adding a bit of highlight to the brow bone will also work to heighten your face. Fill in your eyebrows and stick to your shade. We suggest you don’t experiment with your brow shade, because it can ruin your entire look.


Style your hair smartly

Do’s And Don’ts

According to expert hair stylists, for someone with a round face, certain haircuts and styles can create the illusion of a softer, oval shape. Along with doing the right makeup for a round face, your hairstyle also shapes your look, so choosing the right cut will give your face a defined shape.

Layers are one of the most flattering haircuts for a round face. Getting layers will give you the illusion of a soft, oval shape. Asymmetrical haircuts are great for round faces as well. So you can opt for a bob or an asymmetrical lob the next time you go for a haircut. To keep the hairstyle fresh, get your layers cut every 6 to 8 weeks.


Do’s And Don’ts

Do’s And Don’ts

  • Do: Play with highlighter on the top edges of your cheekbones and the centre of your nose to enhance your features.
  • Do: Pick a bold lip colour that suits your chosen blusher.
  • Do: Sport side partings rather than a middle parting to streamline a round face.
  • Don’t: Be heavy handed when applying your blush as it may appear blotchy.
  • Don’t: Opt for lots of makeup as it will just broaden your face.
  • Don’t: Be afraid of using kohl on your eyes. Defining your features will take away attention from the roundness of your face.

Nisha Shah

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Writer, avid reader and a lover of all things creative is the best way to describe Nisha Shah! Equipped with a degree in Journalism and a certification in Digital Marketing, she brings a distinct perspective to her writing. With experience in content covering a range of topics from health to travel and beauty to food, she manages to bring something interesting and yet easy-to-read for her readers. When she's not writing, you can find her curled up with a book and coffee, bingeing on movies and TV shows, experimenting with photography and lots more!


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