I think its fun to use makeup and contouring to hide little imperfections ALL of us have. Popular stars have flaws, just like the rest of us, but they’re fortunate enough to have a team of pros working on them. I know most of us can’t afford that so I researched how to hide some flaws on myself.
. I’m going to be talking about how to hide a double chin with a makeup technique called contouring, which is used to minimize an area by creating a shadow and highlighting other areas. This can also be used to accentuate the cheekbones, but this is going to be about the chin area.
Powder or Cream?
First you’re going to want to choose either a powder or a cream contour. I like the palettes they have out there, because they come with different shades of dark and lighter colors so you can mix and match to find the perfect shade. If you have a dry skin type you may want to choose a cream based color. The one I personally use and love is the Anastasia powder contour palette. They also have a cream based one as well. The lighter colors are good for highlighting.
Time to Contour!
Cleanse your face and neck area and pat to dry. Then apply your favorite moisturizer in the same area letting it absorb. This will provide a smooth canvas to work with. Apply your foundation as you normally would and to cover your chin area, use a shade about two shades darker. If you have medium to dark skin use a golden tone color and for lighter skin, use a rosy tone.
Apply the color right under your jawbone, extending slightly beyond your earlobe using a foundation or kabuki brush. Next you want to blend and buff out the area, as not to leave a line which looks unnatural.You’re going to be applying from ear to ear.Blend blend blend!!! Buff it out down your neck as well. What you’ve ultimately created is a light shadow to create an illusion.
Pull this Look Together!
To pull this look together, you can add some contour color to your cheekbones and a light pop of blush, finishing with a light dusting of translucent powder with a fluffy brush to set everything. Another trick I found was to make my eyes “pop” or stand out as to take attention away from the lower half of my face.
. I like to use a waterproof black eyeliner to create a cat eye or winged tip look. Then use a black mascara for my lashes. Its also fun to experiment with different eye shadow colors as well. As far as lips go, you don’t want a bright or dark shade on your lips when your eyes should be the focus. I like to use a neutral color or just a light gloss. Remember we are trying to take the focus off of the lower half of our face.
- Start out lightly and build up to the correct shade
- High collars and turtlenecks make the chin area more pronounced
- Use a light highlighter shade at the high points of your face like your cheekbones
- Wear your hair up to make your neck look longer
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