Who needs a fairy godmother with a magic wand when you have makeup? The thing with makeup is that you can change your look with just a flick of the brush. From getting a chiselled face to making your eyes and lips look bigger to getting doll-like lashes—anything is possible, you just need to know the right technique. If you're tired of searching for ‘how to contour a big nose’ on Google, then you’re in luck! We’re going to show you how to contour like a pro to get the nose you want without any plastic surgery. It’s going to be a while until you can get back to your old Saturday-night life, so why not use this opportunity to perfect your makeup game.
The first rule of contouring is that you will need a product that’s one or two shades darker than your skin tone. For your nose contouring makeup products, you can use a dark eyeshadow or a contour palette. If you accidentally bought a foundation that's way too dark for your skin, don’t throw it away! It can be used to contour your face and nose.
Another point to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t use your shimmery bronzer to contour. Save it for faking that summer vacay-glow.
Prep and prime are the basics of any makeup routine. It’s important to first, prep and prime your face if you want a flawless finish. Follow it with a matte foundation and since your nose tends to get oily throughout the day, set your makeup with setting powder to eliminate any shine.
Draw two lines starting at the front of your eyebrow and go all the way down to the tip of your nose to get a smooth straight line. If you're scared of not being able to draw a straight line, don’t be! Start by tracing a light line and if you're satisfied with what you see, then darken it. If you want to create the illusion of a thinner nose, draw the lines closer together- the closer the lines, the thinner your nose! Do this on either side. For your nose contour, opt for a cream formula first and then add a powder formula to create a more natural look.
Once you’re done with the lines, take your concealer and highlight the bridge of your nose. Be sure to apply a thin line starting from the top of your nose, going all the way down to the tip of your nose.
This is the most important step. The guide to getting a perfectly contoured nose is to blend like there’s no tomorrow. If not blended properly, you’ll be left with harsh lines on your face that could ruin your entire look. To make your nose appear narrower, be sure to blend inwards, towards the centre of your nose.
Not all of us have a straight tip nose and that’s okay. If you have a bulbous or rounded nose or a larger tip, you’ll notice that it may look more prominent after you blended in your contour at the sides. If this is the case, then you might want to skip the highlighter on your nose and instead, follow this nose contouring trick- add a little bit of contour to the tip of the nose and blend it well to make it look smaller.
To create the illusion of a thinner nose, apply a concealer that’s a shade or two lighter than your skin tone. Add this on either side of your nose and set it with powder. This nose contouring trick will cancel out the shadows and give you a slender nose.