How you apply your makeup can be a really decisive factor in making you appear slim. Don’t believe us? Just look at most celebrities. They hardly look like their on-screen personas in real life.
It is the makeup that does the trick. So here’s a collection of time tested beauty hacks used by celebrities to get those stellar appearances. If you’re interested in accentuating your body as well, make sure you read Omorfio’s Guide to Waist trainers, however, for now, here are 7 beauty hacks for a beautiful face.
1. Take care to select the right eyebrow shape
You might not realise this but your brows actually play a key role in making your face appear slimmer. A substantial brow, which is not too thick and has an arch in the middle lifts up your face and gives it a slimming effect. Also remember to shade your eyebrows in a colour slightly darker than the rest of your face to make them a prominent facial feature.
2. Properly conceal under eye circles
Under eye circles really drag down the appearance of your face making it look dull and heavy. So use good concealer to even out the skin under your eyes and then concentrate on your eye makeup to ensure they stand out for their brightness and uplift your face by making it look slimmer.
3. Concentrate more on eye makeup
Stunning eye makeup helps divert attention from other areas of your body. Use mascara and eyeliner to highlight the eyes and make them look bigger. Also choose eye shadows that are close to your skin tone. For e.g.: Gold and pink shadows work for blue eyes, while plums and coppers complement green ones, and blue, teal and purple merge with brown eyes.
4. Tweak the blush you use
You should opt for blushes with slightly brown undertones than the ones with red undertones because the former is closer to normal skin tone and the latter because of the mismatch makes your face look heavier. Apply the blush judiciously from the middle of the cheekbone in outward strokes towards your ears.
5. Use a bronzer
Using a bronzer lifts the weight of your face and makes it look slimmer. To execute the hack perfectly, put on a light bronzer layer at the jaw line and slightly darken the area. Remember to blend it into your makeup properly. Then apply a darker layer under the jaw to help divert attention from any weight around the neck region. This can actually make you appear 10lbs lighter in a jiffy!
6. The perfect lip colour
Dark shades on the lips make your face look fuller and heavier. So opt for pinks, nudes or simple dewy lip glosses close to your skin tone so that it blends in well.
7. Finish with a highlighter
Finish your routine with a dash of highlighter at the top your cheek bones, on the bridge of your nose and the forehead to give your face and elongated appearance and make you look slimmer on the whole.