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7 Tips to Make Your Face Look Slimmer with Makeup

March 27, 2020

There’s no denying that one of the most sought-after beauty traits is a sculpted face. A great way to show off your features, a well-defined appearance instantly upgrades your beauty look. And if you’ve been wondering how to get a slimmer face, makeup could be your saving grace. That’s right! All you need are the right makeup application techniques and products to slim down the appearance of your face—it’s that easy. Ready to get started? Below, we’re sharing seven tips on how to slim your face via your makeup look.


First thing’s first, when learning how to slim your face with makeup, you’ll want to turn your attention to a slightly unexpected spot to start with: your under-eye area. Since dark shadows under your eyes won’t contribute to a slim visage, you’ll want to create the illusion of light. This is where concealer comes into play.

Pick up the L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer in a color that’s one to two shades lighter than your skin tone and apply it in an upside-down triangle under your eyes, blending evenly with a damp makeup sponge. Once complete, set your under-eye area with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep Lock & Loose Setting Powder to keep your concealer in place.


There’s a reason why natural-looking brows will always be on-trend. Not only do they help to enhance your features, but a natural brow also improves the symmetry of your face for a slim and sculpted look. Set the stage with the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Shape & Fill Mechanical Pencil, which comes equipped with a triangle tip and spoolie. Start by outlining the edge of your arch, making sure to follow its natural shape. Next, fill in any sparse areas using the flat side of the pencil. Brush through your eyebrows, and you’re all set. Voila!


Who doesn’t love a gorgeous eye makeup look? It’s the perfect way to show off your blending skills and draw attention to your eyes. That’s why we can’t get enough of the halo eye makeup trend. This look places a light eyeshadow shade on the center of your lids and surrounds it with a contrasting color to create a halo effect. Head on over to our article, What Is Halo Eye Makeup? Here’s How to Rock This Buzzy Makeup Trend, to bring this look to life.


There’s no better way to achieve a slim face than with the help of contouring. A foolproof way to add shadows to your face for a sculpted look, you can’t go wrong with this makeup technique. Start by using one of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Foundation Shaping Sticks in a color that’s one to two shades darker than your skin tone. Draw the letter ‘E’ on the left side of your face, starting at the forehead, going to the hollows of your cheeks, and down to your jawline. Repeat on the other side by drawing the number ‘3.’ Blend until even and ogle at your chiseled features.


Another way to score a slim-looking face? Contouring your nose! Known as one of the oldest tricks in the book, this technique makes learning how to slim your face super easy. Start by applying concealer going down both sides of your nose in a color that's two shades darker than your skin tone. On the bridge of your nose, follow up with a concealer that’s one to two shades lighter than your complexion. Bounce and blend the lines for a seamless finish—you don’t want your contoured nose to be too obvious. Need more help in the nose slimming department? Head over to our article, How to Contour Your Nose and Make It Look Smaller, for a full tutorial.


A little highlighter never hurt anyone! This luminous makeup staple works to lift and brighten the face for a radiant look. Using the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder and a fan makeup brush, sweep highlighter onto the bridge of the nose, center of your forehead, and your cupid’s bow to help create the illusion of a slimmer visage.


Fancy a cat eye? You’re in luck! This eye-catching makeup trend lifts your eyes and slims your face for a makeup look that's a win-win. The key is to extend your eyeliner slightly upward instead of straight across for an elongated appearance. Head on over to our article, Wing It: Learn How to Do Cat Eye Makeup with Our 7 Expert Tips, to work on mastering your cat eye.

Next up: You’ve officially learned how to slim your face like a pro! In the mood for another makeup illusion lesson? Check out our article on How to Fake High Cheekbones with Makeup.

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