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5 Beautiful Ways to Emphasize Your Features

Faces are individual and thankfully, no one is “perfect” — everyone has their most conventionally attractive features and others that they’d prefer to de-emphasize. Luckily, makeup makes it possible to do just that. Do you want to make your eyes stand out or subtly reshape your nose? Here’s how to do it. 

1. Play Up Your Lips

Make sure your lips are consistently moist and hydrated to accentuate their shape naturally. Use a lip color that harmonizes with your coloring and the rest of your makeup. An easy way to make them look fuller is to add a dab of shimmery highlighter to your cupid’s bow, that tiny ‘V’ shape in the middle of your top lip.

2. Accent Your Eyes

You can keep your overall makeup look low-key and still make your eyes pop. Create a definition by tightening your upper lash line. Gently work a dark pencil or gel liner into the water line between your lashes. Try a bit on the bottom for an edgier look. Focus mascara on your outer lashes for a wide-eyed, doe-like appearance. Don’t forget your brows! Make them maintenance-free by visiting a brow artist like best microblading Long Island NY to enhance your eyes and frame your face beautifully.  

3. Emphasize Your Cheekbones

Reach for a contouring cream or powder with a matte texture to make your cheekbones look more defined — or to create them. Gently suck your cheeks in to determine where the shading should be, then lightly blend or brush the color into the hollow of the cheek. Then just above the shadow, blend a powder or cream blush, subtly angling it upward toward your temple. 

4. Contour Your Nose

If you want to make your nose appear thinner and smaller, you can use straightforward contouring techniques; there’s no need to do complicated shading and highlighting. In order to slim the nose, use a concealer or highlighter lighter than your skin tone to trace a straight line down your bridge, then blend thoroughly. You can also place a slightly darker concealer or powder on the sides of your nose. 

5. Shade Your Forehead

Contouring your hairline with a slightly darker shade than the rest of your face can give your forehead line a gentler look. Experiment to see what works best, and be sure to blend well. 

Emphasizing your best features doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. Try these simple tips to bring out your individual beauty.