Our nose is probably the most distinctive part of our face and at the same time it is the feature that we are unhappy about the most often. If we are persistent, we can change our hips, buttocks, or arms, but what about our nose? Probably you think that there is nothing you can do about it.
The most common, nose-related problem is that it’s too large. We often take it from our family members and when we’re not satisfied with it, our self-esteem is very low. People often believe that the only way to change their nose is to spend a fortune on a plastic surgery, but actually there are other ways.
You can use various methods and techniques that will simply make your nose look smaller. They are mainly some clever makeup and hairstyle tricks, which will highlight different parts of your face. You will also find out that you can even change the shape of your nose by doing simple exercises.
1. Makeup Tricks
The best known method of covering a big nose and making an impression that it’s actually smaller is by skillful makeup. The results may be really surprising, but perfect makeup is not an easy thing to do. It needs some patience and skills, but once you do it right, you will finally be satisfied with the way your nose looks.
The makeup you apply should be slightly darker or lighter than your natural skin tone as it will make your nose look smaller. Therefore, you need to understand the importance of skillful contouring and highlighting.
You can choose either powder or cream makeup, but if you are a beginner, you should rather start with powder as the blend is usually smoother than in the case of cream and the application is easier.
On the market you will also find special makeup products created for highlighting and contouring. When you choose an eye shadow, go for a matte one. Shimmer ones will just make you look shiny and that for sure won’t make your nose look smaller.
A proper shadow should actually be two or three tones darker than your natural skin color. When you choose a highlighter, however, you should apply the opposite rule as it’s good when it’s two or three tones lighter than your skin tone.
You also need to decide what is so called undertone of your skin. Some people have it cool, in a pinkish color while the others have it warm, in a more yellow tone. If your shadows don’t match your skin undertone as well, the makeup will look unnaturally.
Before you start applying makeup, make sure that you have all the right brushes and accessories too. A soft-bristled brush will be perfect for powders while stiff bristles are appropriate if you are more fond of creams.
You should get an angled brush too as it’s ideal for applying a shadow and highlighter. Go for a blending brush if you need to blend two shades together. It’s soft so it makes an application easier. If you don’t feel comfortable with using brushes, try a blending sponge as for some people it’s more convenient than brushes.
Good makeup should always be started with a proper base. Apply a high quality primer and foundation. Your pores will be less visible due to the primer while the foundation will blend with the shade of your skin and it will be a good base for the contouring.
Remember, though, that the foundation should ideally match the tone of your face. People often check its color on their wrists or hands, but it’s actually a bad idea as they have a totally different tone than your face.
You should rather ask a specialist to help you choose the best one. The primer can be applied with your fingers while the foundation should be applied with the use of a brush or a makeup sponge.
In order to apply the highlighter correctly you need to draw a slim line down the center of your nose. You should do it with an angled brush, starting from the top of the nose and moving down to the tip of your nose. Make sure, though, that the line is not too thick as it will make your nose look wider.
Now you need to give your face some dimension and light it up a little bit. You will do it with the use of a blending brush or sponge. Just gently brush the middle of your nose to both sides of the line you made with the highlight. This process will blend the highlight with the tone of your skin and soften it.
You can also slim your nose a little bit if you think it’s too wide. You will do it with the use of a shadow too. Take an angled brush and draw a line that starts in the inner corners of the eyes and ends with the tip of your nose.