How to Reduce the Appearance of a Double Chin with Makeup

A double chin is a fact of life that we all need to accept as we grow older. During your youth, you probably enjoyed having smooth and taut skin. A double chin is the result of extra fat coupled with the loosening of your skin. There are several ways to get rid of a double chin. You can practice chin reduction exercises on a regular basis, eliminate fatty foods from your diet, get into a regular workout program, or go under the knife for a double chin reduction surgery.

However, if you are looking for a quick fix that will help you reduce the appearance of your double chin on a daily basis, here are some makeup tricks that can help you look your best.

Direct Attention toward Your Cheeks and Eyes

When applying makeup to downplay a double chin, the first thing you need to learn would be to draw attention to your other attractive features, such as your eyes and cheeks. Start by applying a neutral shade of eyeshadow to your lids. For a daytime everyday look, light shades like copper, mocha and pastels look great. You can go for a more dramatic color in the evening.

Next, use an eyeliner to define your eyes. For a sultry and dramatic effect, dark liners like black and brown can do the job. However, if you wish to open your eyes for that wide and awake look, you can line your lower inner lashes with white or any light color. Lastly, don’t forget to curl your lashes and coat them with mascara. Get that flushed and glowing look by applying some blush or bronzer on the apples of your cheeks.

Enhance Your Jaw Line

Another makeup trick that you can do to downplay your double chin is to highlight your jawline. First, apply some light foundation to the area of your chin and neck where the double chin is most prominent. Next, put some light bronzer along the contours of your jawline, especially in the area under the chin.

Put Focus on Your Lips

In order to hide your double chin, it’s also important to put emphasis on your lips, especially since they’re a feature that has the most proximity to your problem area. Start by choosing a color that helps make your lips look more luscious. The classic red lipstick is usually a good option, but not all women can pull it off. Spend plenty of time shopping for a good shade that goes well with your complexion.

Show off Your Neck Line

Most women who sport a double chin make the mistake of trying to hide their problem area with hair. If you have long hair, then you should consider pulling it up away from your neck. Keeping your neck free of hair will accentuate the neckline and jawline. If you tend to wear your hair short, refrain from having it cut just next to your double chin. Instead, have it cut above your jawline to draw attention to your cheekbones instead.

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  • michelleg

    Thank you for this helpful article.