Now blend it with a blending brush. You can use the same technique in case of wide nostril, the shadow must be applied on both sides of your nose then.
If you want your nose to look shorter, you can also do it with a proper shadow. Start with drawing a line on both sides of the nose and move under the nose tip. Blend it with a blending brush as previously.
In case of a bulbous nose or a nose which is wider at the bottom, start drawing a line at the inner corners of your eyes and move towards the nose tip. The line should have the shape of a letter U under the tip of your nose. Blend it with a blending brush of course.
You can also make a crooked nose look straighter. You need to draw the lines with your shadow on both sides of your nose. Start with the inner corners of the eyes and move towards the tip of your nose. The lines, however, should be as straight as possible so don’t follow your nose contour.
Make sure that no harsh lines occur and even if you don’t notice anything it’s good to swirl all the points where you added the shadow with a soft blending brush. Only then your work will be ideally blended.
To finish your perfect makeup you will need a setting powder and a big, fluffy powder brush. Of course, choose the powder which perfectly matches your skin tone and avoid shimmering powders. Set it with the brush around the whole of your face, but do it gently.
If you put too much, stay calm as you can just dust it off with a clean brush. A setting powder will give your skin a matte look and your makeup will last longer.
Don’t give up if your first attempts will be unsuccessful as skillful makeup is not an easy thing to do and for sure you will have to try it a few times before you are fully satisfied with the final effect. Once you get used to it, you will apply makeup in just a few minutes. However, if you want your nose to look smaller, it’s worth trying.
2. Highlighting Other Aspects of Your Face
If you think that your nose is too large or you don’t like the shape of it, you just need to learn how to focus on other elements of your face so that people won’t notice your nose.
It has been already mentioned that good makeup can do miracles. However, if you still aren’t keen on applying a few layers of cosmetics on your face, there is one easy thing you can do. Just put a lipstick on your lips that features a bright or brave color. Start with framing your lips with a lip liner, though.
Also, if you don’t want to draw attention to the center of your face, don’t put strong or heavy makeup on your eyes, choose neutral colors instead.
Shadows under your eyes may also look very unattractive when combined with a large nose. You can hide them with the help of a concealer. It’s important, though, that it perfectly matches your skin tone. Blend the concealer with a blending brush, moving in the direction of your cheeks.
Another thing which you should focus on if you want to make your nose look smaller is your hairstyle. A general rule is that big, messy, and curly hair work really well as it will draw attention from your nose. Also, parting in the middle of the head is not a good idea as it puts focus on the center of your face. Side parts and adding extra volume at the back won’t highlight your nose.
Sleek or straight hair, straight-across cuts, and tight ponytails are not good idea either as they only make your nose look larger. Right accessories may also draw attention from your nose. Wear a hat or glasses with larger frames, which will optically make your nose look smaller. Jewelry might be helpful too, try some big earrings or an eye-catching necklace.
3. Nose Exercises
Have you ever heard that you can actually change the way your nose look by doing a set of particular exercises regularly? If not, try them as the effects might be really surprising. A simple breathing exercise may slightly change the shape of your nose. Just press the sides of the nose with your index finger and at the same time breathe out strongly.
If you want to shorten your nose, try an exercise in which you put your index finger on the tip of your nose and press it. Also, try to put some pressure on your finger with your nose. You should see the results if you do the exercise regularly and as often as it’s possible.