Five Beauty Tricks to Make Your Face Appear Thinner

Posted Friday August 15, 2014 3:03 PM GMT

Most of us weren't blessed with naturally chiseled cheekbones, but rather a fuller face. Sure, it’s cute … when we were babies.

Don’t get us wrong — we’re avid fans of being fit, but sometimes we just want our face to appear slimmer without breaking a sweat. How is that possible? We’re glad you asked.

We rounded up five beauty and makeup tricks to make your mug look thinner, immediately — optical illusions!

Contour: This is the quickest way to make your face appear slimmer, but unfortunately the trickiest. To avoid looking like you just left the circus, choose a cream or powder that is two shades darker than your skin tone. Apply with an angled brush or your fingertips under your cheekbones and on each side of your nose, beginning at the bridge. Take a clean brush to buff out any harsh lines and set with powder. It takes practice, don’t give up!

Draw attention to your eyes: Play up your peepers with a cat-eye. This sexy beauty trick helps elongate your eye shape and lash line, making the rest of your features appear smaller in comparison. That being said – leave your lips neutral. A bold pucker can actually emphasize the roundness of the face, and when paired with a statement eye, can seem overwhelming.

Shape your brows: In our book, eyebrows are the most important facial feature. Over-tweezed brows are not only horrifying, but can also throw off the balance of your entire face. The goal is to frame your eyes, lightly fill in your brows, and add an arch by investing in a brow pencil or powder.

Pay attention to your tresses: The right haircut can go a long way when it comes to making your face look longer, but not thinner. It’s all about styling your coiffure correctly. Straighter strands make your mug appear wider, but longer waves that fall below your chin help elongate. If you’re an avid fan of short hair, opt for the asymmetrical bob, keeping it longer in the front and elevated in the back. As for an up-do, a mid-height ponytail is the ticket.

Go long: The fastest, fuss-free way to slim your face is to take the attention away from it with eye-catching accessories. Ditch the studs and grab a pair of long, dangly earrings.

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