Contour and highlight that makes the best of your nose shape.
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When applying formal full makeup, particularly for evening, contouring the nose helps achieve color balance for the whole face. Imagine what happens if you ignore the nose: colors everywhere on your face except for a blank spot in the center.
Nose contouring is also a nifty trick worth mastering if you wish to sculpt your nose using highlighting and contouring techniques.
Contouring & Highlighting Techniques for Different Noses
Flat Nose. Apply highlight down the center of the nose, avoiding the sides. Smooth and blend down the center.
Broad Nose. Slim down a broad nose with a foundation that is one shade darker than your natural skintone. Sweep along the sides of the nose with a small, firm makeup brush. Start just below the inner corners of the eyebrows, and end at the sides of the nostrils.
Stroke a lighter shade of foundation down the bridge of the nose. Blend well.
Narrow Nose. Sweep concealer that's slightly darker than your natural skintone down the centre of your nose. Then use a lighter shade on the sides of your nose and nostrils.
Long Nose. Apply a foundation or concealer that is a few shades darker than your natural skintone onto the tip, between and around the nostrils.
Wanna avoid looking like Rudolph with a shiny nose?
Skip Moisturizer. Skip the nose when you're applying moisturizer before makeup.
Mattify. Look for makeup primers or moisturizers that have mattifying property to keep shine off for longer hours.
Powder Power. Powder helps to soak up excess sebum. Slap on more powder around the nose, but making sure the finish still looks natural.
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