Contouring your nose shape is one of the biggest makeup hacks right now! As there is no such thing as the ‘perfect’ nose shape… not created by makeup anyway! I think everyone should enhance their natural beauty! However if your like me and maybe a little insecure about your nose shape, then this is an amazing trick for you guys! By contouring, this enables you to straighten, increase or decrease the shape of your nose without going under the knife. Corrective contouring creates the illusion of a contoured look in a few, simple, easy steps. Here are the 7 most common nose shapes and how to contour correctively to make your life a little easier!
This nose shape’s most defining feature is that this nose simply stands out.
When it comes to contouring a large nose, the aim is to make the area less prominent, bringing it into proportion on the face. To achieve this, taking a darker shade, and applying just slightly on the bridge of the nose, taking a lighter shade on the sides to bring the focus on these areas instead.
This nose tends to have a long bridge.
Taking the darker shade only, applying this to the sides of the nose and also a little on the nostrils, this will give the illusion of a shorter nose, making sure you leave the bridge untouched.
This nose characterises to being short, flat and sloping upwards at the tip of the nose.
So we are going to give the appearance of a more defined shape, softening the end of the nose for a more appealing look. To do this apply highlighter down the centre of your nose, this will instantly increase the size of the length immediately. Taking a darker shade apply onto the tip area of the nose, this will soften the shape and push the area back.
Very similar to snob nose, however the nostrils here are more defined and stand out.
The main objective is to make sure the face is proportionate. To do this you need to give the illusion of a longer, broader nose. Again apply a highlight on the bridge of the nose, this will add more length. As this nose is thin, you do not need to contour, the trick here is the highlight! Applying highlight also down the sides will ensure an even broader look.
When appeared from the side, this results in a long pinched look.
If the nose is too long, no problem! If the nose is not in proportion with your face, we can fix that too! To start, apply a darker shade on the tip of the nose, next applying highlighter down the centre of the nose, making sure you stop before the tip. This will hide and decrease the nose size, however be sure to check in different lighting too as we don’t want to look like we contoured!
This nose is long with a prominent bridge, and turned angled tip.
The main goal here is to hide the ‘hawk’ area… Unless of course you love this! Then you go for it! However many people like to hide this area, which is located on the tip at the end of the nose. All you need to do to complete this look is to use the darker shade onto the ‘hawk’ area, and a highlighter on the bridge of the nose. As the contour will instantly hide the ‘hawk’ and enhance your bridge!