Do you want to know the best tricks in the book on how to make your face thinner with makeup? Contouring is one, but there are other tips you must know and we got them right here!
How To Make Your Face Thinner | Makeup Tips and Tricks
Do you have a round face? Or maybe you feel like your face needs more definition? If you answer yes to both these questions, then you’re definitely going to enjoy our topic today. It’s all about how to make your face thinner with makeup alone! Yes, ladies, no going under the knife needed…just mastering these makeup tips and tricks will do!
Here are the 7 tips on how to make your face thinner:
1. Make Eyes Appear Larger
Mila Kunis has a round face, but her makeup artist sure does know how to use makeup to make her face look thinner. Eyes that look bigger takes away the focus on the roundness of the face. Bigger eyes actually make the face look smaller. So, play with your eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara, to achieve larger looking eyes.
2. High Arch Eyebrows
The lovely Adele is another famous A-lister with a round face. But if you check out her photos, her face doesn’t look that round actually (thanks to makeup!). One of the tricks applied here is to have eyebrows with a more pronounced or higher arch. The height of the arc balances out the roundness of the face. Always bear in mind that eyebrows help give the face a lift, hence, making the face look thinner.
Now if you don’t have a round face, it is still imperative to choose the best eyebrow shape for your face shape. It shouldn’t be too thick. Go for natural looking brows with a well-defined arch. Fill in the eyebrows with a color one shade darker than your natural brows. That will help your brows stand out.
3. Blush with Brown Undertone
To make the face look thinner, you have to do away with blush with red undertones in the meantime. That makes the face look bigger and heavier. Instead, use a blush with brown undertone just like the one in the photo above. Apply the blush under the cheekbone and continue sweeping from the cheekbone to the middle of the ear. Please apply the blush lightly.
4. Contouring and Highlighting
The best trick in the book on how to make your face thinner is, of course, contouring and highlighting. Contouring works with the shadows of the face and can instantly make your face appear thinner. It’s actually the go-to technique for makeup lovers and professionals. However, take note that proper contouring varies from one face shape to another, so it is important to know how to contour based on your face shape. For women with a round-shaped face, the result of contouring and highlighting is seen above.
5. Put the Focus on the Eyes
Apart from making the eyes appear bigger, the right eyeshadow also helps make the face look slimmer. Pick an eyeshadow that works with your eye color as well as your skin tone. For green eyes, copper, plum, lilac, eggplant, and periwinkle will look good. If you have blue eyes, neutral shades like taupe or champagne, gold, and pink look great. Got brown eyes? Pick something teal, purple, or blue. Don’t forget to make the eyes appear bigger with eyeliner and mascara.
6. Pink Lips
Do you know that full and dark lips actually make your face look bigger? So if you want the opposite effect, it’s best to go light pink lips as that makes the face look slim, while still making the lips look full. Which pink shade will suit you? Well, that depends on your skin tone. If it looks great with your skin tone, that will help your face look slimmer. Stay away from nudes too, that makes the lips look thin and as a result, it can make the face appear bigger.
7. Bronzer on the Jawline
We all know bronzer can be used for contouring, but there are other areas where you’d want to apply bronzer to make your face look slimmer. Another trick to know is to apply a layer of bronzer just on the jawline to darken the area. Just apply a light layer. Now go down under the jaw and apply a layer of bronzer slightly darker than the first. This will help create an illusion of corners on a round face and will definitely take away the focus from the weight below the neck.
Want to learn how to contour a round face? Let Sephora teach you in the video below:
Isn’t it a joy to learn the best tips on how to make your face look thinner with makeup alone? Let me tell you, I really don’t contour every day. It’s time-consuming so I save it for formal occasions. But I’m very happy to learn about these new tips that can make my face look slimmer even if I don’t contour. I’m also happy that I get to share these beauty tips with you ladies! Have fun trying these tricks out!
Do you know other ways on how to make your face look thinner? Please share it with us in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in March and has been updated for quality and relevancy.