How Makeup Can Slim Your Face

If you feel that your face is looking a little round, you will be pleased to hear that makeup can help slim your face. Makeup is a tool that you can use to create the illusion of a slimmer face. There are many ways to do this, as makeup can be used to create different effects and looks. Essentially what makeup will do is draw attention away from the shape of your face and onto other features such as your eyes and lips.

Highlights Work Wonders

By using highlighters on your face, you will make your features appear more defined. There are two products that are best for this trick. The first is simply face powder and the second is bronzer.

The best way to do this is to grab a medium sized makeup brush and dip it in the product. Now you have to sweep the bronzer over the bones in your face. This means under your jawline, along your nose and across your cheekbones. By accentuating these features, your face will appear slimmer.

Make Your Eyes and Lips Stand Out

One way to look skinnier by using makeup is to draw attention to other parts of your face. For example, if you wear eye makeup and no lipstick, most people will automatically be drawn to your eyes.

Here are a few tips on how to do this:

  • By wearing eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara you are drawing attention away from your cheeks. One way to make your eyes look bigger is to add eyeliner to the corners of your eyes. Also, there are mascaras available that contain a primer as well as the mascara itself. This will make your lashes look longer, thicker and even more defined. Try to use eyeshadow that complements your skin tone, eye color or hair color.
  • Your lips should not stand out as much as your eyes do. The best way to make them appear full is by using a good lipliner in a nude tone. The lip color should be a neutral pink or beige if you are going for a more natural look. A trick that makeup artists use to make lips look fuller is to dab a bit of gloss in the middle of the lower lip. This works especially well in photos.
  • If your lips are not naturally full, use a good quality lip plumper.

Tips for Round Faces

The worst thing you can do if you want your face to appear slimmer is to not wear any makeup. Makeup is a tool used to create an optical illusion. It is used by millions of women all over the world for good reason. If you do not wear makeup, you cannot hide your imperfections.

The right hair cut can also do wonders for a round face. If the makeup and hair are right people can appear slimmer in general. If your face is long, consider getting a fringe, and if it is wide, try not to add more width to it and go for a straight cut.


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