8 Makeup Tricks That Slim Your Face

If you have a round face and are constantly looking for makeup tricks to slim your face it can be so hard to find all of the right ones! Celebrities without makeup look unrecognizable after using certain transformative techniques. These easy makeup tricks can take 10 pounds off your look, instantly – they’re optical illusions!

1) Use lighter color makeup.

When it comes to make up, dark makeup shades recede, while lighter colors bring features forward. Use this concept to your advantage by investing in a contour color or matte bronzer one or two shades deeper than your skin tone and a luminous highlighter that’s a bit lighter than your complexion. Feel free to use either cream or powder textures as you wish, or even a combination of the two. Regardless of which formula you choose, be sure to use a makeup brush to blend.

2) Slim your nose;

To fake a thinner nose, swipe a contour powder down the sides of the bridge, stopping before you get to the nostrils. Blend highlighter down the bridge of your nose in a vertical line to complete the effect. Create the illusion of a slimmer nose by sweeping a darker powder or foundation down either side of the bridge of your nose. Then take a highlighter and swoosh it down the center of your nose. Blend the shades together with a makeup brush and you’ve got a slimmer nose in seconds.

3) Highlight the Cheeks;

Create the illusion of slimmer cheeks by applying your contour shade in a diagonal line from the center of your cheek up toward the ear. Make a slight “fish face” (you know, the pucker) while you do this with your brush to figure out the perfect placement, and don’t forget to blend. The higher you place your contour shade, the sharper your cheekbones will look. Finish off by swiping highlighter across the tops of the cheekbones to really bring out the contour. Choose a matte bronzer or foundation that is two shades darker than your natural skin color. Pucker your lips, and use a makeup brush to draw a diagonal line from the hollow of your cheek to your ear. Once you’ve blended the color, follow by sweeping a highlighter across the apples of your cheeks. With the powder slightly darker than your skin, draw a line along your cheekbone. Blend it from your ear to the corner of your mouth. Just above the darker line, apply a line of your favorite blush and blend it in the same direction. Then, above your blush, add a hint of highlighter to really define your cheekbones. The darker powder creates the effect of a shadow while the highlighter makes your cheeks pop.

4) WIDE EYES;

It’s very important to focus on your eye makeup also. Eyeliner and volumising mascara is a great way to make your eyes pop. Eyes made to look large with makeup will make the rest of the face appear smaller in comparison, so try playing up your eyes with liner, shadow, and mascara while leaving lips natural with a tinted balm or gloss.

5) Choose the right eyebrow shape;

A higher, more pronounced eyebrow helps balance out a round face by vertically stretching its appearance. Full brows will also balance a rounder face shape. If you have skinny eyebrows, fill them in with a brow powder and create a pronounced arch to lift your face and to draw attention to your eyes.

6) Highlight the center of your face;

Highlighting is when you give your skin a natural glow in all the right places which can leave your face looking lifted, youthful and radiant. Playing with light to bring the center of your face forward will help downplay the width of your face for a slimmer look. Start by highlighting the center of your face, then highlight between your brows, on the bridge of the nose, on the Cupid’s bow above your upper lip, and in the center of your chin.

7) Retouch jawline;

Apply bronzer along your jawline to define the area, and blend the shade to create a seamless contour. Use a fluffy brush to sweep a bronzer along your jawline; this will add definition. Then take a darker shade and apply it underneath your chin, blending the bronzer down your neck to create depth.

8) Contouring;

Contouring is an amazing technique make-up artists use to sculpt and slime celebrities swear by it too! Once you know the trick, you’ll wonder how you lived without it! Apply a bronzer with an angular brush under your cheekbones. Contour along the jawline, hairline and slim your nose by dusting either side. Don’t forget your forehead; blend your contour shade upward into your temples and around the hairline to emphasize the angular qualities of your bone structure.