How To Make Your Nose Look Smaller
Noses can be of many shapes and sizes and often some people are unhappy with their nose and want to change it. There are ways to cover up and change the appearance of your nose with subtle make-up tricks and exercises. The easiest way is to use make-up techniques. In addition, try some of the exercises listed. Here are some tips to make your nose smaller.
Apply foundation: Take the foundation you normally use and apply it as you normally do to your entire face. Make sure the color closely matches your skin tone on your face, blend the foundation to right below your jaw area.
Apply Contouring Powder: Start by taking a good look at your nose and follow these contouring tips. If you have a very wide nose, contour the sides of your nose in parallel lines centered with the vertical lines on your nose, make sure to blend them well just to the inside tip of the brow at the top. For a nose that is wide on the bottom, contour just the bottom side and curve the line out to the side of each nostril. For a wide nose tip, make an arrow down from the tip of the nostril to the tip of your nose and then contour on the sides of your nostrils.
Apply Dark Powder: Use a mineral powder or blush that is about two tones darker than your natural skin color to brush into the areas you need to contour. A brush with a good edge will be very helpful in making just the right contour lines, an eye shadow brush with angles works best. Draw lines from top to bottom very lightly so you can blend them easier.
Blend Your Powder: Use your powder brush to blend your foundation, loose powder and contour powder. This will help keep a very natural look. Follow the contouring lines you created, but blend out into the face. For just the nose tip, blend the powder down between the nostril area.
Apply Translucent Powder: Use a translucent dusting powder that is a few shades lighter than your skin tone to dust the very center of your nose. Use the largest fluffiest brush you can find, start at the top of the nose and brush to the bottom of the nose. Brush until all the powder is well blended.
Give Your Nose A Massage From Top To Bottom: Start at the top of your nose and squeeze gently with the thumb and forefinger. Use light and circular pressure. Massage from top to bottom then pinch the tip gently. You can use some softly scented massage oils such as lavender. Continue to massage for about five minutes to make the nose tissue and cartilage appear slimmer.
Practice Purposeful Breathing: Cover your right nostril with your thumb and inhale through your left nostril and hold your breath for a count of four. Exhale while counting to six, and then repeat. Switch sides and cover the left nostril and inhale through your right nostril, hold breath for count of four. Exhale while counting to six and repeat. Do this exercise for 5 to 10 minutes on each side.
Give The Bridge Of Your Nose A Massage: Place each middle finger on either side of your nose just outside the inner corner of each eye. Place your ring fingers right below. Wrinkle up your nose and massage where the wrinkles appear for 30 seconds in a circle motion. You can do this exercise 8 or 10 times.